The workout includes a mini circuit for every day of the week but Sunday, but I combined all of the mini circuits into one giant circuit workout and simply did one circuit right after the other. The workout ended up taking me about 25 minutes and had my abs burning. Lots of bicycle crunches and planks!
It felt good to work up a sweat and complete my workout for the day in less than 30 minutes.
I ended up incorporating a few exercises that FitSugar didn’t detail in their workout, including some Frisbee throws, a round of tug-o-war and two rounds of the hand game.
Can you tell someone wanted to be involved in today’s workout?
If only I could bottle up that energy and sell it to the masses!
Speaking of dogs and their energy levels, I drove by Sadie’s vet’s office the other day and they had a sign up that said they’re offering senior discounts to dogs over the age of six. (Isn’t that only 42 years old in human years!?)
While I know many will appreciate the discount, I think our vet probably sent more than one dog owner into an emotional downward spiral, thinking that their young dog is now a “senior.”
Sadie will be five years old in January and is getting more and more white hairs. We call them her “highlights” to soften the fact that they’re signs of aging.
While she’s no longer a puppy, her energy level is still out of control. I’ve heard from other vizsla owners that vizslas don’t calm down until they’re around 10 years old, which is fine by me. I’m grateful for Sadie’s nuttiness if it means she is feelin’ good!
Once I finished my workout for the day and took a quick shower, it was time for lunch.
My bowl included chicken leftover from last night’s dinner, broccoli, cauliflower and avocado.
Plus two coconut butterscotch walnut oatmeal cookies for dessert!
I made the cookies for a freelance project on Friday last week and planned to bring them to Sarasota with me to share over the weekend but completely forgot. Now we have an excessive amount of cookies to eat before they go bad or we will be forced to freeze them.
How awful, I know.
Question of the Afternoon
- If you’ve owned a dog that has reached old age in the past, when did you notice their energy levels start to change?
Please tell me that your dog’s energy levels never changed and that your dog is happily living today at the age of 52.
Of Possible Interest
- 31 Delicious High-Fiber Snacks (Greatist.com)
- 7 Reasons to Try Interval Training (FitSugar.com)
- Best 2012 Book Sequels & Top Anticipated Reads of 2013 (ReadBreatheRelax.com)