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It sounds like you have a really great system for training Dinah to walk politely! My dogs desperately need some manners, I need to remember to work with them!


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STR: 2 | DEX: 2 | STA: 2 | CON: 3 | WIS: 4 | CHA: 2
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I wish I had a dog. My apartment doesn't allow them. And +5000 points for her being a Corgi. I've always wanted one. So jealous.

My parents' dog (Half black Labrador half who-the-heck-knows-what)was a hooligan as a puppy. He bit me all the time because he thought I was a puppy. Now he's the most well behaved sweetheart and my mother can command him on voice alone. He'll walk right next to her on a busy street without a leash. It's absurd! (she does use leashes in all places with leash laws. They just live in a really rural area.) Of course, my mother is one intimidating lady. I can't really blame the dog.

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micmac - You've just got to be consistant! If they know they can get somewhere by pulling you, then that's what they're gonna do. You have to teach them that they can't get anywhere unless they don't pull. Use treats and just walk up and down the hall if you gotta, eventually they'll get it.

Eridian - God, I love corgis. I've wanted one for so many years... I had to fight for this dog for a long, long time, haha. But I got her! And she's amazing. I hope to one day be able to have her walk beside me without needing a leash, too. Hopefully. There's a trail that's not too far from my house and I'd love to be able to take her there. I have a friend who's got a Lab and that dog literally walks herself. She takes her leash in her mouth, and follows him, walking herself on the leash. It's the funniest thing.

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Did good yesterday, everything on track. Did an hour long weight lifting class that kicked my ass and is making me all kinds of sore today.

Tonight I've had two cooked meals, because my family decided we needed to eat out instead of going back home after some shopping, and I was hungry so I went along with it this time. Only human, right? Still gotta do my Japanese studies and meditation, but I don't think I'll have any trouble with either of those.

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SpazzyMal, level 1 Faun Druid

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I am so TIRED today! I fell asleep late last night and woke up early to clean today, and then went bicycling for an hour after taking the dog for her walk... I'm beat. But, I'm on track!

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SpazzyMal, level 1 Faun Druid

STR 3 | DEX 2 | STA 3 | CON 2 | WIS 3 | CHA 2

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I am so TIRED today! I fell asleep late last night and woke up early to clean today, and then went bicycling for an hour after taking the dog for her walk... I'm beat. But, I'm on track!

Good that you are on track, but do not overdue, we do not want any burn-out!

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Oh, don't worry about it. It's just every once in a while my days pile up in a weird way and I end up being tired. I probably shouldn't have gone bike riding, but my friends wanted to... and how can I say no, right? I almost never get out to do stuff like that with other people!

Anyway guys, I'm doing pretty good right now, I think. Took yesterday and today off of working out because the extra biking session, which killed my arms for some reason. I figure it's better to give them a little extra time than to push it too much.

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SpazzyMal, level 1 Faun Druid

STR 3 | DEX 2 | STA 3 | CON 2 | WIS 3 | CHA 2

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I've had a couple of days of not-amazingness. But I think I needed the break mentally. I'm going to be a little lax on myself this weekend, but on Monday... Monday starts the new diet for me. I've decided to do a less strict version of a raw vegan diet that's going to consist mostly of me playing with my smoothie machine, which wont be 100% raw (cheating, I know) but the non-raw will be limited. The stuff that wont be raw is just basic stuff like if I want to heat up some home-made vegetable soup (and there might be some cooked onions or garlic in the soup), and the dressings for my salads might not always be raw, nor the powder for my post-workout shake. But as long as it's a vegetable that's being cooked and I'm not eating grains/starches I'm not going to worry about it too much.

I'm also going to start a new workout then, too. Still kinda fuzzy on the details of what I'm gonna do though, but I have the weekend to figure it out. I don't think Body Revolution is for me, and I can't get to the gym on a schedule I can count on (I piggyback on a friend's membership sometimes), so I need to figure out something to do at home. I might buy some weights to keep here. I can't afford a gym membership, but I can swing $150 or so for some home stuff right now. That said, I actually like bodyweight workouts, so I don't really NEED to go to the gym anyway, nor do I need a lot of equipment at home. I'll figure it out.

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That said, I actually like bodyweight workouts, so I don't really NEED to go to the gym anyway, nor do I need a lot of equipment at home. I'll figure it out.

Some of the bodyweight workouts are killer! The gym sounds like it's definitely optional for you. I just took advantage of the NF Black Friday deal and got the NF Strength guide (the ONLY thing I bought today) and it has a series of body weight workouts that might help. I've been doing the NF Fitness workouts, and just having a plan has been a huge help.

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Thanks! I just got back from the store and I bought my own barbell and an adjustable dumbbell set (not the ones that snap, but the kind you can put standard plates on). Bought more weight than I really meant to because they were out of barbells on their own and just selling sets, but that's fine. I've got 140lbs in plates now. Better to have a too much right now starting off than too little, right? I'll grow into it.

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SpazzyMal, level 1 Faun Druid

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I do the home gym thing right now too. I have an adjustable dumbbell set and it works pretty well for me. Mine is nowhere near that heavy though...I think it only goes up to 40 pounds each. I'll have to get new weights in the future.

I managed to find dumbbells that are essentially just mini-barbells. They use standard plates like a barbell does. I think this'll save me money in the long run!

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SpazzyMal, level 1 Faun Druid

STR 3 | DEX 2 | STA 3 | CON 2 | WIS 3 | CHA 2

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Oh nice dog! We have a border collie and a prong collar made him flip out completely, including the only time he bit me! I think the only thing that works is to be more stubborn than the dog. What you are doing sounds like a good approach, its pretty much what we did. My husband has had to do most of the leash training after I got pregnant, we are finally at a point where he behaves nicely on the leash and he loves running leash free and follows a lot of commands... go left, right, forward, back, etc. Its a lot of fun.

So have you re-started with the awesomeness? You set some great goals and I am sure they will make a huge difference.

Is any of it becoming a habit?

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“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.†- Aristotle

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Hello Chanda! The dog is doing a lot better now after some time with her. I guess we both just needed some time to stick with the training. She still kinda goes nuts when there's other dogs around to try to run to, but other than that she's doing awesomely.

I have indeed restarted with the awesomeness, and because of the new diet, I have never wanted bread or pasta more in my entire life. I enjoy what I'm eating right now, and I'm enjoying playing around with things and learning, and I'm definitely not letting myself get hungry or anything like that (in fact, I'm eating MORE in volume) but damn would I love a sandwich or some spaghetti. I also don't feel significantly different yet, so I'm fighting with myself about whether it's worth it for me or not. But inside I know it's gotta take more than a few days if I'm gonna get any results, so I stop myself from caving. Also I'm too stubborn to lose on this challenge.

As for habits, I definitely think the dog walking part has stuck. The meditation actually seems to be doing best of all. I incorporated it into my nighttime ritual, so it helps me calm down before bedtime. The exercise, though... I dunno. I do it, but I need to be stricter on what time I do it, I think. I want to do it in the mornings, but I find I'm more apt to do it at night for some reason. If I say I'm gonna do it in the morning, sometimes I just push it to the side and say "I'll do it later" and then later ends up being 10PM or something. Grahhhhh.

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SpazzyMal, level 1 Faun Druid

STR 3 | DEX 2 | STA 3 | CON 2 | WIS 3 | CHA 2

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