How to Exercise With Your Dog – And Stick to It!
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Exercise with Your Dog – And Stick to It!
We’ve probably all made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more. And then lost motivation for it by now. Sticking to an exercise routine can be a struggle, especially when you’re doing it alone. Having a buddy system usually has a higher success rate. You have the perfect 4 legged buddy sitting right on the floor (or on your lap) at this moment – your waglet! Here are some ideas to include your dog and to make your exercise resolution stick!
Make a Plan!
The first step to starting a new exercise regimen is making a plan. Be realistic with your plan. You do not have to walk for 4 hours a day, 7 days a week. Start small and work up to longer, more often exercises when you feel ready. Walking just 3 days a week is the perfect start. Take your pup to a local park or walk around the block just to get your body moving and your heart working a little harder. This will give you more energy throughout the day and keep both you and your pup healthy. Pick 2 or 3 days out of the week that you’ll do this and be sure to stick to the routine. Your dog will soon catch on to the routine and ensure you never forget! That’s the perfect motivation.
Nothing is Inconvenient Now!
Maybe the last time you tried an exercise routine it was just too much of an inconvenience so you quit. You won’t have that excuse this time! With WagletWorks’ products, you can take your iPod, cell phone, keys, treats, poo bags, water bowl, water bottle and anything else you’ll need right on your hip, allowing you to be hands free. Keep all of these items on your belt so in the morning you simply put on the belt and walk out the door on to the road of fitness!
Make it a Habit
It’s been said that you only need to do something 7 times for it to become a habit. That’s very reassuring in this case! That means you and your dog only need 7 walks until you wake up in the morning and you’re automatically putting on your running shoes, strapping up your WagletWorks System and heading out the door together. Make your exercise activity fun for you and your dog. Take a walk at the park, a stroll down the beach, a jog around the neighborhood, a game of tag together at the dog park, race through the sand, anything that keeps you engaged and never wanting to stop.
That’s the exercise regimen that you can’t help but to stick with!