Monday, January 25, 2010

Challenge Monday!

Alrighty, the challenge for this week is to take your highest step count day from last week and try to improve on it by 2,000 steps at least one day this week! Yep, it's going to be tough! Take the dog(s) for some extra walks or make their walks longer. If you've got a house with stairs, you can get quite a workout by yourself just going up and down them. Or you can get exercise with your dog by going up and down the stairs. If your dog(s) are prone to leaping up the stairs and try to cover as many steps in one bound as possible like mine, you'll want to get them to take the stairs one at a time. More of a work out that way and also teaches them a little more control on the stairs. I know it's tough, but you can do it! I'm going to have a heck of a time this week. I need to get at least one day where my step count is 27,000 steps or more. Ouch!

I think this week I may attempt attaching one of the Nintendo DS activity monitors to one of the dogs' collars. I REALLY want to see what their daily activity looks like, but for the first day or two, I'd like to have it on them when I can sort of keep an eye on them. I don't want them killing the monitor on the first day. And I also want to make sure that they're not going to be too rough for it!

And with that, I'm off to finally clean up the ball studio so that I can actually go back to using it with the dogs. Heffner still has two more weeks before he can really do anything in there, but Bess can definitely use it. I just hate all that saw dust on my balls.;)


Schwang said...

I'm curious to see how the dog steps work out.

Kitty said...

Me too. We have a couple of Nintendo DS's and I may consider buying the game if it works out for you.