Honey and I didn’t meet our K9 Kamp goal of exercising an extra 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. Luckily, K9 Kamp doesn’t send zombies, goblins, and spooks after you if you fail. But I can’t say the same for my own brain.
Dealing with Fitness Fails
The best way to deal with a fitness fail is to tell yourself, “Hey, I didn’t do my extra exercise yet. I should start now and move in a good direction.”
But that’s not the way it works, does it?
After a fitness fail, I just want to give up. The goblins in my brain tell me that I’ve already failed. If I haven’t met my fitness goal, I shouldn’t bother. Oh, and why not make some cookies while I’m at it? After all, I could use some comfort for feeling bad.
It’s a good thing I have Honey to learn from.
Dogs Don’t Have Fitness Fails
Dogs don’t live in their heads. No goblins or spooks tell them they failed and they should just give up.
Honey doesn’t even know we were participating in K9 Kamp.
So after breakfast this morning, she’ll be happy to go for an extra long walk—even if it’s only the second time this week we’ve gotten some extra activity in. And even if our schedule the entire month has meant she’s gotten less exercise than usual.
Now I just have to hope the K9 Kamp Kommandants don’t read this post and eat my brains because I didn’t do what I said I would.
Happy Halloween everyone!
It’s not too late. Fit in a little extra activity with your dog today. And don’t forget to enter the awesome K9 Kamp prize giveaway. And thank you to the K9 Kamp Kommandants (Peggy of Peggy’s Pet Place, Jodi of Kol’s Notes, and Jessica of You Did What With Your Weiner) for not being goblins.
Your Turn: Do you have trouble recovering when you don’t meet a goal? Does your dog?