How I trick myself to include walking in my hectic daily schedule

By EmiliaK Latest Reply 2010-10-26 07:42:24 -0500
Started 2010-10-20 12:58:05 -0500

A discussion started by Goldie111 about how to include exercise in our life when we are too tired or too busy, inspired me to write an article sharing with people how I do it. You can find the article at Diabetic Connect or my own blog,

I want to thank Goldie for being such a great inspiration.

I would love to hear your stories on how you do it.

14 replies

EmiliaK 2010-10-20 18:57:10 -0500 Report

Gabby, if your dog wants to go out for two walks, go for it! What a wonderful excuse to walk!

And by the way, you probably are aware that because dogs don't walk enough, they are coming down with bad cholesterol like we do. So, go ahead and make her day. Dogs are so grateful!

jayabee52 2010-10-25 22:54:48 -0500 Report

my friend had a dog which had diabetes. They used a glucometer and insulin to try to control it. Unfortunately Lucy (the dog) passed away just a few days after Jem did. My friend was a 40+ year friend of Jem and had Lucy for a lot of years too. For a while my friend was beside herself with so much grief in her life.

EmiliaK 2010-10-26 07:42:24 -0500 Report

Losing a dog, or a cat for that matter, can be devastating. I know it by personal experience. These animals become part of the family. In fact, sometimes, a dog is a "family member" that rejoice the most when you come back home after a long day work

GabbyPA 2010-10-21 09:41:41 -0500 Report

She sure is. She is doing so well on them too. We have a fenced yard, so we just usually let them play there, but now she has to deal with my slow butt. LOL. She is learning to keep walking and not stop and sniff everything, so that is good for both of us.

EmiliaK 2010-10-21 10:24:21 -0500 Report

You know, it is funny you said that because every time my clients tell me that their time for walking is when they go out with their dogs, that is the first thing I ask them: Is your dog sniffing everything during the walk? That gives me an idea of their walking pace.

GabbyPA 2010-10-21 12:51:32 -0500 Report

That is one reason I didn't take our other dog for walks because he was a hunting dog, a pointer and he stopped every 2 seconds. It was frustrating to try to get a useful walk for me with him.

GabbyPA 2010-10-22 15:51:30 -0500 Report

His nose was always to the ground looking for something to flush out. He pulled me as he did it, but it was not very productive walking, at least not for me.

EmiliaK 2010-10-22 19:14:32 -0500 Report

Gabby, can you post a picture of your dog? Does the system allows it? I would love to see him. Now I feel like I have known him for a long time.

GabbyPA 2010-10-25 18:44:09 -0500 Report

they have a place in my heart. Just got in from our evening walk and we are adding a little to it each night. Makes her happy and makes me sweat. Whew!

GabbyPA 2010-10-20 17:28:01 -0500 Report

My dog has been tricking me. Now that we are down to one dog, I knew I would have to start taking her for a walk. So after dinner I take her for a walk. Now, she is so excited anytime I go toward the door. I think she has two walks a day on her mind. LOL

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