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01-23-2013 04:26 PM
DixieGSD I was fairly active before. When i got married and moved from my family (we'd always go on hikes, walks ect) I didn't have anybody to go with me on walk's ect when my husband was at work. Than I got Dixie and had a walking partner! So, since haveing her I have gotten back into the activity, even when it's 10 degree's out in the middle of the day
01-17-2013 11:36 PM
TrickyShepherd I voted both Yes and No, I was active before.

I was active before... very active. But, the dogs keep me on my feet and make me enjoy being even more active then before I had them. Plus, I can't just take a day off, or use excuses. It's a little of both for me.
01-17-2013 10:46 PM
pfitzpa1 Totally! BM, (Before Maggie) I woke at 830am. Now I get up at 6am and track most mornings, followed by a 2 miles walk. In the weekday evenings we walk another 4 miles. On Saturday we have club training, about 3 hrs. On Sunday my buddy and take an approx 6-8 mile hike with our dogs, followed by breakfast. I'm about 40lbs lighter than I was Before Maggie, and a lot fitter.
01-17-2013 10:44 PM
Muneraven I voted no, but . . .I'm wrong. I was just on my own case because I'm not as active as I ought to be. If I didn't have the dogs, though, I would probably be permanently fused to either the couch or the desk chair.

Maybe both. That would be interesting.
01-17-2013 10:16 PM
llombardo Sadly..YES!!
01-17-2013 09:31 PM
onyx'girl I surely would have stayed inside last night during the sideways sleet if it weren't for training! Instead we were out running around and I was a hot mess from head to toe. The only thing that was cold on me were my fingers.
I've always been active, but training makes me get off my butt when I may want to sleep in or stay out of the frigid or extreme heat temps.
01-17-2013 09:31 PM
julie87 Absolutely!!!
01-17-2013 09:10 PM
gsdlover91 Yes, I was active before, but now I have zero excuse to not go outside and go on a run with Berlin.
01-17-2013 08:34 PM
Gretchen Yes, and it helps keep the weight under control and better mental health getting out and meeting new people. We've discovered so many hidden jewels in our county that we would have otherwise ignored if we didn't have the dog. She also gives us the feeling of more security to feel safe to go out at night or hike in the woods.
01-17-2013 08:34 PM
glinny Today I left my spot next to the wonderfully warm wood stove where I was happily quilting and went out into the cold to walk Effie in the woods. It was a nice walk but I would not have gone without a dog. I get a lot more exercise now.
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