A little over a month ago Luna and I issued ourselves a challenge: To get active every day in October. So how did it go?

Well it was a bit ambitious.

We started off great waking up two hours early to get in a morning jog, but then my boyfriend and motivator had to take a two week long business trip and our amount of exercise started to decrease.

Do not fret. We have not given up! I recently started yoga (again) along with the other regular exercises I will be doing.

Luna also looks slimmer and healthier than ever. At least one of us met our goal, right? Maybe it is her new grain free diet? Or maybe it is just that someone is controlling what she eats. Sometimes I wish I had that…

It is not always easy to motivate myself to work out or not eat all the chocolate in the world. And sometimes having an adorable pet makes it even harder. Here’s why:

I already went outside and took Luna for a walk today.

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Luna just wants to cuddle me on the couch.

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She will be so lonely without me.

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If I bring Luna with me, I can’t run as fast as her.

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She might also throw off my work out.

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I would much rather just drive.

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Luna got a treat for doing something good, so I should too!

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I just like eating.

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But I don’t like vegetables.

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I’ll get hangry if I don’t eat soon.

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We’ll get over all these obstacles somehow. But I do actually really get hangry.

What obstacles do you overcome to get moving?

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.

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  • Tenacious Little Terrier

    The rain and dark mostly these days. I try to go to work a little early and leave a little early. Mr. N tolerates the rain as long as it isn’t pouring but Onyxx just looks miserable.

    • beaglesbargains

      Since it is getting dark so much earlier now, it definitely is a challenge. If we go out for a run late. I make sure we are both wearing light colors and bring a light!

  • Emma

    We live with an over motivated mom, so no issues here. The only thing is getting out early enough when it is dark out. We end up being late lots of mornings, but Mom is a drill sergeant, every day no matter what the weather, the only exception is the midday walk which is optional for all dogs except Bailie who has to go.

    • beaglesbargains

      Sounds like your mom definitely has things together! I might need to take lessons.

  • Roxy

    LOL…Thanks for the smile today. We stay motivated because if i don’t walk and stuff, I’m not a happy person.

    • beaglesbargains

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! Getting moving definitely does wonders for how you feel mentally and physically. I love taking walks and yoga!

  • Maria Sadowski

    Oh, some of this gifs made me laugh out loud. Too funny! =D

    • beaglesbargains

      Perfect! They are so great aren’t they? Which was your favorite?

      I want to make a Luna GIF soon!

  • SlimDoggy

    Love this post!

    There will always be obstacles and the trick is to learn how top get around (or over) them. No excuses is our motto when it comes to exercise. Keeping fit and trim is the most important thing you can do and same is true for your pet.

    • beaglesbargains

      No excuses is a great motto. Unfortunately, I am always full of excuses!

  • http://www.todogwithlove.com/ Diane Silver

    I think it’s great you’re doing yoga. I need to start (again) too! Rocco is pretty good at motivating me to get out, since he ALWAYS wants to go! My next goal is to add more to my own workout routine, Rocco is getting plenty! And, love the GIFs too. So funny!

    • beaglesbargains

      Glad you loved it! I’m really enjoying yoga so far. It has been great for both body and mind, which I love since other activities like running sometimes stress me out rather than help me relax.

  • http://www.pawsandpedals.com.au/ Paws and Pedals

    Yoga’s great. Doga would be fun too but nobody offers that near us. Sounds like you’ve been making lots of progress with Lunas waistline. Well done.keeping your pet fit & trim will have benefits for you too. Happy FitDogging

  • Pup Fan

    I absolutely adore this post, and I can totally relate! (Someone needs to hide all of the chocolate in the world from me. All of it.)

    • beaglesbargains

      So so glad you loved it! To be honest, this time of year someone needs to hide all of the food from me. Everything just looks so good!!

  • Ruckus the Eskie

    THOSE gifs are hilarious

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