Friday, May 8, 2009

what a morning

I feel like I lived the whole day already between the hours of 6 and 8! I wasn't walking this morning because tonight is my running and swimming night at the gym so I got up a little later and came downstairs to find my husband hosing down the dog. Sophie thought it would be a great idea to roll around in something dead on her morning walk. She loves to roll in smells and it's disgusting. One time she disappeared up the hill at the park and I found her rolling around on a homeless guy under a blanket!

I considered tying her up outside the groomers with a sign that says "wash me", but instead I put her in the shower and washed her as best I could but we're going to have to take her to the self-service dog wash after work to do a better job.

I had no time to pack my lunch and now I can't go to the gym tonight due to emergency dog bath. If I can get home early enough, we're planning on walking to the dog wash which is at least 3 miles round trip.

One good realization that came out of all of this is that my mind seems to be working differently since starting Weight Watchers. I seem to be making exercise a higher priority and finding ways to work it in even if all my plans fall apart or something stressful happens. I had that mindset when I lost 100 pounds before and I'm really happy it's back.

Have a great weekend everyone. Happy Mothers day to all the moms out there! If I think dogs are hard work, moms of REAL children deserve a huge pat on the back!!

p.s. Gigi gave me a blog award and I promise to post my 5 favorites on Monday! She is hilarious and you should read her blog!!


  1. I think as you become more and more fit, your body will be demanding more exercise, just as when you're more and more lethargic, your body demands more Doritos and television. Keep at it... you're doing great.

  2. Well, shoot!! I also sent the blogger award to you before I read that you'd already gotten one. Not that you don't deserve two!! Congrats on both.

  3. You are so kind with your compliments.

    Love those doggies - even when they get in trouble. Our last dog Yogi used to LOVE road apples and we lived near a horse path. I'd try sneaking a Tic Tac in the Alpo but to no avail.

    Sounds like you are really in the groove and will be knocking down a lot of goals in no time. Keep it up!

  4. Agreeance on Gigi!

    Can I just say that I laughed out loud at the thought of your dog rolling on a homeless guy?!? Pets are great...except when they do things that make you want to put them up for adoption!

    Glad that you're back in exercise mode - I swear, it makes such a difference, both physically and mentally, when you get regular exercise!

  5. Didn't the homeless guy wake up? I laughed too...sorry, homeless guy. I'm so glad you are happy and motivated!

  6. I laughed at the homeless guy too! I can only imagine your thoughts as you discovered your dog. Thanks for the chuckle. And way to go with the exercise!!!! Have you checked out MizFit's Woman Challenge post?

  7. What a dog, eh? I LOL'd at the homeless guy thing too!

    Glad you are putting exercise as a priority (emergencies allowing), that really does help.