What Dog Breed is Right for Your Fitness Style?

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 1.30.13 PMI joined a gym.

It was a painful decision because I had to admit a) I was out of shape and b) parts of my body were heading towards my toes.

Now I know this is the first blog I'm writing for Positively.com and realize it should be something more inspirational-- something with an epiphany.. but that's not me. Not really.

So, instead I thought I would come clean.

I am out of shape, getting old.. and can be lazy at times.

And as I was writing this.. I realized. Oh my gosh- I've become my dog.

Don't get me wrong- I love her like my child.. but she is out of shape.. getting old.. and well, reallllly lazy.

I tried doing all kinds of activities with her.

Playing catch? Nope. You can see it in her eyes.. her thoughts of futility. If I go get that ball and bring it back.. then she is just going to throw it again. What's the point?

Go for a run? nah-- she's thinking.. not unless the cat is chasing me.

Swim? She looks at her "girlish" figure and thinks.. there is nothing that says 'sink' than this girth.

So-- that lead me to try to discover what kinds of dogs would be good for which kinds of exercise...? Enjoy.

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Positively Expert: Holly Firfer

Holly is an Emmy-nominated journalist and a correspondent for CNN. She is active in many charities and actively raises money for cancer research and animal shelters. Holly co-hosts the Positively Podcast and was featured in an episode of 'It's Me or the Dog'.


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