Sometimes, simply telling ourselves that we need to get into shape isn’t always the best way to actually motivate us into doing it. Oftentimes, we need that extra push to get us going and maintain a consistent routine. For some people, this comes naturally, but for others, it can take years of trial and error and probably hundreds of dollars spent on gym memberships and personal trainers. Believe it or not, your dog can actually be very good at motivating you to get to work. In this blog, we’re going to talk about how your furry little friend can motivate you into getting more done in your fitness life.
There’s no doubt about it, taking care of any animal takes discipline and responsibility. You need to ensure that your pet is always well nourished and has water in its bowl when it needs it. It takes discipline to give your dog attention, even when you’re short on time and ensure they always get their daily walk, even if it means hiring a pet walker to get it done. This discipline can translate directly into your fitness life so that you put just as much attention into your own health and well-being as you do your dog’s.
Dogs are very in tune with their owner’s routines. They know when you like to get up, go to work, and go to bed, and they’ll always be sure to greet you when you come in the door. If you exercise at the same time every day, your dog will be sure to let you know or start getting excited if they know they’ll be a part of your workout. It’s almost like having a living alarm clock to notify you that it’s time to work out.
Most dogs have a lot more energy than their human owners. Think about it, how often do you see people jogging while their dogs are running circles around them? And once they stop for a drink, the dog keeps running around sniffing everything imaginable. Dogs love to run and explore endlessly, even if it means not being able to walk the next day. Humans simply don’t have this drive, however, it can be extremely motivating seeing your little buddy go all out.
Maintaining a steady workout routine is hugely dependent on your mood. If you often have a negative attitude or lack human companionship, dogs can be a great replacement for that. It’s a well-known fact that taking care of and spending time with your pet will boost your mood and keep you more motivated. Even if you don’t exercise with your dog, you’ll still be more likely to pursue your fitness goals than if you didn’t have a pet.
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