We humans are a naturally lazy species and that’s a fact. Working out is a task most of us dread and many of us don’t do it at all because…it’s not that fun and going to brunch and drinking on the weekends is much more appetizing—literally. That’s where a dog comes in and makes running up a mountain sound better than a pile of pancakes and a dozen mimosas on a sweaty summer day. Yeah, they sort of change our lives. Here’s why everyone should stop what their doing and start working out with their dog.
- They will make you push harder
Remember the last time you worked out with Rachel and she ran one lap then went straight to Starbucks? Yeah, that’s not the greatest motivation now is it? Now imagine a fuzzy, sweet, hard working dog pushing you through every lap? That’s what it’s like working out with a dog. Get with the program!
- They always show up
Your dog won’t text you at the last minute saying, “I’m suuupes hung over. Let’s rain check.” First of all, your dog can’t text but even if they could, they would never flake and they would never say the word, “suuupes.” Dogs, they show up stay late and make you feel like the coolest, most athletic person in any room. Sign me up!
- They make it fun
A dog loves being outside more than any other living thing. Fresh air, cool grass, hot gravel, you name it; they’ll like it. A fun workout will always result in burning more calories and just having more fun. You’ll have a day filled with laughing and sweating. Your dog will get you the results you want to see.
- It’s cheap/free
Would you rather fork over 10 bucks for a 4,000-calorie unicorn frappaccino or burn 4,000 calories with your badass dog? Hanging out with your dog is free or really cheap and it’s usually a lot more fun than hanging out with a person. It’s sad but true.
- They’ll stay happy
A dog doesn’t get frustrated with their “thunder thighs” and their flat butt. A dog lives in the present moment, appreciates the time spent outside and is generally very easy to be around. It’s an all around amazing experience and everyone leaves happy, including you.
- You’ll breath In the fresh air and vitamin D
Being outside is an important part of life. Not only are you exposing yourself to wonderful vitamins and nutrients but also it’s beneficial for your health and your dog’s health. Exercising is the key to a long and wonderful life.
Now that you know you no longer need to race to Soul Cycle in order to snag a front bike or lift heavy things in a dark sweaty gym surrounded by grunting men, your life should look pretty fantastic. Now go outside, grab your dog, find a trail and start having fun. This is what life with a dog is all about! Go dog people go!