5 New Year’s Resolutions For My Dog

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Dogs. They’re just like us in so many ways!

I know my Athena benefits from the same things I benefit from – better eating habits, more sleep, fresh water, plenty of fresh air and exercise, good dental hygiene, daily vitamins, and also a handful of treats to help have healthier and happier days. Dogs are more, to put it simply. They’re more than pets – they’re part of our family. They’re more than animals – they’re friends – who know just when you need a snuggle or a sympathetic ear. I love my time with Athena so much.

Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions For My Dog!

1 – More physical activity. This can be a tough time of year for pets. Athena has always been my wingwoman when I’m exercising at the park. With the recent temperature drops and icy paths, I’ve had to get more creative with taking her for walks. And I’ve had to get creative in general. To get more physical activity for my dog, I play games with her indoors. I’ve also signed her up for an agility class. I can’t wait! Other than that, we DO get outside – as long as it’s not dangerously cold.

2 – Taking a daily vitamin. Did you know that dogs could take vitamins? I just found this out! Milk-Bone Good Morning Daily Vitamins are a tasty treat to start every day! They provide nutrients not found in most dog foods. And they taste like a treat, while having the added benefits to ensure a lifetime of health and vitality for my dog.

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3 – Taking care of those teeth! Luckily, there’s Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Dental Treats. These are delicious daily dental treats clinically proven as effective as brushing. They taste like a treat, freshen breath, and clean like a toothbrush.

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4 – Be on top of regular medication. Sometimes dogs need to take regular or situational medications and they don’t like the taste. Milk-Bone Pill Pouches are specially made for dogs who have a hard time with taking medicine/pills. They are bite-sized treats that disguise your dog’s pills as a deliciously soft and meaty treat. This makes pill-giving more enjoyable for both you and your dog. For all of these amazing products, head to Target’s dog aisle. There’s so much to find!

5 – Find joy in the little things in life. This should be no problem for my dog, Athena, who already does this so flawlessly and naturally. It’s me who can learn a few things from her! Perhaps we’re on our New Year’s resolutions path together. And it’s helpful to head to Target to pick up the Milk-Bone products that will help keep my dog in tip-top shape. That can’t help but inspire me too. We’ve integrated these three products into our pet care routine, and I know it’s working out well.

I really love the idea of Athena having clean teeth, but it’s so novel to me to have her take a daily vitamin like I do! She reminds me every morning, in her excited way, and then that reminds ME to take mine. It’s mutually beneficial!

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Happy New Year to your dog!

5 Ways I Want to Be Like My Dog in 2018: Planet Fitness New Membership Sale

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Planet Fitness

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It’s no secret how much I enjoy my dog, Athena.

In fact, she has helped me achieve my New Year’s goals and resolutions for three years now. January is always my time to reassess the previous year’s goals and resolutions, and see how I can make new ones and help maintain momentum and achieve even higher goals in every new year. Athena is the start of it all. About two years ago, I was feeling lower than ever, physically, and I made a decision to stay active with Athena at the dog park. That way, we’d both be battling stress, keeping our heart rates up, and enjoying time together multiple times a week. This year, the dog park is iced over and the trails are not passable. I’m so glad I found a way to achieve my New Year’s goals indoors! In fact, it’s right at the next town over:

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Last week, I went to my nearest Planet Fitness location to check it out and find out membership options. I had taken the kids with me, because they were off for school vacation, but I watched their jaws drop in awe at the great atmosphere of the place. The thing is, I love for them to know how I work on achieving goals and making a better life for myself. Also, Planet Fitness is having a new membership sale that began with the new year on January 1st! From January 1st through January 10th, 2018, new members can join any Planet Fitness location for just $1 down and then $10 a month. Planet Fitness has some big goals for 2018! Like me, they feel it’s important to be kind to one another.

It’s time to celebrate all that makes us unique, different and special, and importantly – to live Judgement Free in 2018.

And beyond!

my dog

And that’s what I love most about Athena, and other dogs. I love that dogs truly embody what it means to be Judgement Free. They love you on your good days and bad days, they don’t judge the choices you make, and they love you the same whether you’ve been gone for 5 minutes or 5 days. I love that Athena helps me to live a happy, fulfilling and judgement-free life. That’s why my goal for 2018 is to be more like her! Here are 5 ways I want to be more like my dog in 2018!

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1 – She is happy to see everyone. Like I said, she’s a judgement free dog. I love that she wags her tail for everyone and doesn’t care your age, your skin color, your gender, your religion, your looks, etc. She loves all people equally.

2 – She likes the good and important things in life – like love and time together. Athena doesn’t ask for much – but loves two good meals a day and some toys. Otherwise, she’s content and at peace. She lives in the present, which I wish I could do.

3 – Athena sees the world as extraordinary. She’s actually not much different from my kids in that way, especially when they were younger. She stops to smell every rose, greet every person, notice every blade of grass, and enjoy it all too.

4 – Athena is loyal. She is also kind and patient – traits I wish I had!

5 – She has a strong commitment to physical activity. No matter the weather or day, she is up for moving her body. That’s why I felt inspired to go to Planet Fitness again to take advantage of the new membership sale. Find your nearest location here and take advantage of those benefits! As I said above, new members can join any location from January 1st-10th for just $1 down (enrollment fee) and $10 a month after. Many Planet Fitness locations are open and staffed 24/7, and free fitness training is included in all memberships. Then there’s the Judgement Free Zone®!

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That means it’s a hassle-free environment! There’s also brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions, and small group fitness instruction by certified trainers through the pe @ pf® program. And there’s so much more! Like how Planet Fitness provides members with an opportunity to connect and support one another with “Planet of Triumphs.” This is an online community that celebrates all accomplishments and inspiration stories of Planet Fitness members. I love that “Planet of Triumphs” provides an online platform for members to recognize their big and small triumphs, share their stores, and encourage others. They really believe that everyone belongs.

What are your New Year’s goals? How would you like to be more like your dog?

How do you want to be more like your dog in 2018?