Cure for a New Year’s Resolution – Get a Dog

resolutionHow to keep your New Year’s Resolution:

My thought for my resolution was to get a dog.  My resolution was to walk.  I needed inspiration and a really good reason to get out there and get my buns moving.

The problem with walking, with a dog, is that you have to actually go outside.  Now, I live in Wisconsin.  Do you know what that means?  It could be 40 degrees one day in the winter and then be minus 0 the next.  Let’s also mention here that there is the issue of slush and ice.  Sometimes it is very dangerous to even be out there so as not to slip and fall and break your ever-loving neck.  Then in the summer, it can be 65 degrees one day and 95 degrees the next.  We have four seasons, each one comes with its share of deterrents that I see can help me not to continue with my New Year’s Resolution.

I have a gazelle which would definitely help me but would do nothing to exercise the dog.  So, the guilt comes into play,  and I am out there, rain or shine, cold or hot, walking my sweet adorable pup.  

Then, I also have another problem with this resolution of walking the dog.  When you take your ever-loving pup for a walk guess what?  They have to poop.  It never fails.  Well, for one, I can’t stand to carry around that little bag of poop for the so-called nice walk.  Trust me, I do it, but I don’t like it.  If you’re lucky you can find a full garbage can that needs to be picked up and put in there, but that is far and few in between.  

I also made this resolution for myself.  I am old they say, and so in order to keep this old body working in top shape, this walking regiment is meant for me also.  I hate being cold or hot, so I have to suck it up for my own health also.  

It is a good thing that I have a dog, as the guilt I put on myself by not giving her the exercise she needs, is too great and gets me out there.

My resolution has been to walk at least four times per week.

So far, so good.

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