😲Yay…-70lb Weight Loss Badge! 🙌

70 pound weight loss badge

Wow…I simply can’t believe i’ve achieved this goal, after stepping off the scales this morning. To say i’m excited is an understatement!! 😲   

It’s taken me about 2 months to reach this next -5 pound badge as i’m almost at maintenance calories now. I absolutely love the food i eat now and wouldn’t change it back for anything. I don’t feel hungry (never thought it was possible) and most important of all…I can live on this healthy meal plan for the rest of my life!! 💪🏼 😀 

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It’s not too late, to sign up for Activ8…!!!  💪🏼 😀

You can still sign up for the next 2 weeks.

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Hi friends…💪🏼 😀  

Are you making yourself attractive to Cancer? 🤔  

Sarah and I have just signed up for the “Activ8 Plan” with World Cancer Research Fund as part of Cancer Prevention Awareness Week. So for once I’m not fundraising and bombarding you with donation asks, just sharing information to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle lol! 🤣  

You may not be aware (like me) of all the lifestyle choices we make that can affect our cancer risk. 😲  

Info taken from the World Cancer Research Fund website… 

What is Cancer Prevention Awareness Week?

 Cancer Prevention Awareness Week is an annual event where we draw awareness to cancer and cancer prevention. Currently, 40% of people diagnosed are diagnosed with a cancer that could have been prevented.

Knowing what you need to do and making small, consistent changes to the lives of you and your loved ones can help you avoid preventable cancers. …..

Activ8: Eat Well, Move More…
We’ve also launched a healthy living programme to support people who want to eat better and move more.

By signing up, you’ll get 8 weeks’ worth of motivational emails, which will include links to specific nutrition and physical activity resources such as tip-sheets and videos, as well as live support from our experts.

Make preventing cancer part of your everyday life. By following our Cancer Prevention Recommendations you’re giving yourself the best chance of reducing the risk of at least 12 types of cancer. Take action today!

 I can’t thank you guys enough for all of the support you’ve given Sarah & me over the years!! I encourage you to join us on this challenge so that you too can protect yourselves against cancer and lead happier, healthier lives….  Thank you and God Bless. 💪🏼 😀 

Join Us To Eat Well & Move More! 💪🏼 😀

Activ8 Logo

Hi friends…💪🏼 😀 

Are you making yourself attractive to Cancer? 🤔  

Sarah and I have just signed up for the “Activ8 Plan” with World Cancer Research Fund as part of Cancer Prevention Awareness Week. So for once I’m not fundraising and bombarding you with donation asks, just sharing information to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle lol! 🤣 

You may not be aware (like me) of all the lifestyle choices we make that can affect our cancer risk. 😲  

Info taken from the World Cancer Research Fund website… 

What is Cancer Prevention Awareness Week?

 Cancer Prevention Awareness Week is an annual event where we draw awareness to cancer and cancer prevention. Currently, 40% of people diagnosed are diagnosed with a cancer that could have been prevented.

Knowing what you need to do and making small, consistent changes to the lives of you and your loved ones can help you avoid preventable cancers. …..

Activ8: Eat Well, Move More…
We’ve also launched a healthy living programme to support people who want to eat better and move more.

By signing up, you’ll get 8 weeks’ worth of motivational emails, which will include links to specific nutrition and physical activity resources such as tip-sheets and videos, as well as live support from our experts.

Make preventing cancer part of your everyday life. By following our Cancer Prevention Recommendations you’re giving yourself the best chance of reducing the risk of at least 12 types of cancer. Take action today!

 I can’t thank you guys enough for all of the support you’ve given Sarah & me over the years!! I encourage you to join us on this challenge so that you too can protect yourselves against cancer and lead happier, healthier lives….  Thank you and God Bless. 💪🏼 😀 
 

“But I Haven’t Lost Weight!!!”

Being registered blind and not able to see my body transformation after losing 68 pounds…I can totally relate to how this lady was thinking!

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Could your mind be manipulating you into a false picture of truth?

One of my patients, after losing 65 pounds, turned to me and sighed, “But when I look in a mirror Ellie, I still see a huge woman and feel I haven’t accomplish anything!”

Unfortunately, that’s a common misperception. Our mind doesn’t always recognize our successes. “You haven’t changed, you are still fat and the same failure you always have been, so just give up!” is what Satan is whispering in our ear.

Don’t believe it! That’s stinkin’- thinkin’!

It takes several weeks for your mind to catch up with your body image. Allow yourself some patience. Positive thinking is a habit after all and changes take time before we are comfortable with them.

It’s important to create tangible evidence of your accomplishments. Sometimes like Doubting Thomas, we need to see progress with our very own eyes before…

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🐾 #50 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Remember Me” ❤️

Bruce THE Boxer

july 14th 2000 – Dec 3rd 2011

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Thank you all so much for helping me keep Bruce THE Boxer and his legacy alive by joining his Boxercise classes. It’s been great for me to use the photos of him i’ve taken over the years and share them with friends.

I can’t believe we’ve made it to 50 days! 

But with great sadness i have to announce we’ve come to the end of the ‘Boxercise’ classes…Also can’t believe it’s nearly 10 years (Dec) since Bruce died. 🐾 ❤️

But it’s not over quite yet as i’ve also created a video of Bruce, Sarah & our loving home so you can see him in action…😀 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvAhdoxLeXE

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🐾 #49 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Collage Of Life”

Bruce Collage

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Just wondered if you have a fave photo of me? There are lots to choose from in the mosaic above. 🐾

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #48 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Smile Again”

Sarah laughing behind Bruc who doesn't look amused

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

“What do you mean smile again…He’s been taking photos of us for 3 hours now…I’m sure he’s got a photo of me smiling ”

“This better get me a huge Jumbone! 🐾

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #47 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “The Burning Stare”

Bruce portrait looking to the right of the photo with a burning stare

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

“TOE THE LINE!”

I’m so glad that burning stare is not focused on me. Finally the boxercise coach can turn his attention to someone else! 😨

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #46 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Contemplation”

Side portrait of Bruce

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Today is the perfect time for reflection and contemplation. A restful day to look back and give thanks for a joy filled (treat filled) life. 

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🐾 #45 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Exhausted!”

Sarah bent and resting her hands on her knees exhausted after a run with Bruce (bottom left) on hunstanton beach with the sea in the background

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Remember don’t stop running until your human (Sarah) is ready to collapse! 😀  

I havn’t got time to rest…It’s straight back to guard duty for me! 🐾

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🐾 #44 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Burst!”

a close up of Bruce lay down with his paw on the ball guarding it 🌻 he starts to bite into it

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Come on…Just burst before my human comes and tries to take it from me!

No i won’t leave it, and you’ll never take this ball from me!! 🐾 

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🐾 #43 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “FREEZE!!”

Sarah bending over and telling Bruce who is eagerly waiting whilst having a paw in the air stood in the snow with a side angle perspective

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Sarah shouts “FREEZE!!” ❄️❄️❄️ 

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🐾 #42 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Sarah Blew Up The Dog!”

Bruce Standing Tall

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

OH NO….Honey i blew up the dog!! 😨😰

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🐾 #41 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Periscope”

Bruce in the grass

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Wow…Is there no limit to the amount of photos you can get of me at every angle?

Don’t you think a periscope stealth camera rising from your hidden bunker underground is a step too far? 

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🐾 #40 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Sneeze”

Bruce through a fisheye lens

 Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Wow it’s Day 40 already. 🐾  

Hey…Are you in there? Don’t think you can hide behind your fisheye lens. You’re just 1 sneeze away from getting your lens covered! 

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🐾 #39 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “And Rest…”

Bruce showing his big brown eyes

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

My human Steve says:

“I Just wanted to let you look into the big brown eyes of the furry angel that brought me so much love, comfort and peace when I needed it most through my darkest times”.

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🐾 #38 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Yay…Sausages Again”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Wow i love this ‘Tug o’ War’ game! But most of all, i love winning! Oh wait…Is that the sound of my paws on another ‘Lap of Honour?’ 🐾 🤣  

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🐾 #37 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “The Canine kiss”

Bruce Tongue Macro

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Are you sure? Really sure? You can’t be serious?! You don’t want me to plant one of my legendary canine kisses on your cheek? (whole face)… I promise it won’t be slobbery, lol! 😜

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🐾 #36 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Sneaking”

Bruce Sneaky

⇧ Bruce catching me thinking i’m sneaking up the stairs while he’s asleep! 

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Don’t think you can attempt to sneak around, or even worse try to get out of your drills! No matter how quiet you think you’re being…I’ll be watching you! 😀  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #35 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “More Frisbees”

Bruce Frisbee

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Yay…It’s frisbee time again! Oh and what a catch! 😀 

 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

 

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🐾 #34 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Eager”

A framed black and white photo of Sarah leaning over Bruce the obexer dog who is ready for sarah to take off his lead

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

Me eagerly ‘waiting’ for Sarah (my human) to take off my lead so I can get my drills done!

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

 

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🐾 #33 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Dog Model”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!   

It’s just too easy for the dog photographer (my human) to get a portrait shot! 🐾😀  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”  

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🐾 #32 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Give Thanks”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

 

lifting my face and gazing intently into the heavens…And giving thanks!  🐾🐕😀    

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🐾 #31 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “What is that??”

Bruce running towards us on the beach and looking to his right in surprise!

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

What is that?? 

Please comment below with your thoughts of what you think i’m looking at?! 🐾 

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Yay…10 Followers Badge!! 🙌 😀

10 Followers

I was checking my notifications this morning and I was stunned to have found this badge! As you may have guessed…I like to celebrate achievements and goals no matter how big or small! 💪🏼 😀 

A little section from my ‘About’ page…

People who already know me (from my other blogs ‘Rebus Photography‘ & ’The Whole Armour Of God‘) know I’ve been struggling to beat all kinds of obstacles since I was registered blind 20 years ago, at age 24….. BUT now it’s time to face my nemesis… Health & Fitness and it’s many enemies – overeating, obesity, excuses not to exercise and many more…

I’m now trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and learning even more about health, fitness, weight training, nutrition and If you want to follow my blog, I’d like to share my adventures with you – So that we can lose weight and get fitter and stronger Together. 😀

What I’m trying to say to all of you guys is… THANK YOU!!

I hope I can continue to be a small blessing or inspiration to you!

🐾 #30 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Mayday”

Bruce having fun

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

Did somebody shout “Mayday?? Stupendous Hyper Hound to the rescue!!”” 🐾 

Once you’ve rescued your human AGAIN…Don’t forget to celebrate your amazing heroics with your favourite treat!! 💪🏼 😀  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #29 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Catch”

Bruce running with a worried face trying to catch the ball just above his head. Sarahs legs are in the back left of the photo

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

I’m filled with trepidation…This is the 143rd time Sarah has thrown the ball and i want to make sure i keep a 100% record of catching it before it stops bouncing! “Paw Power” 🐾  

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #28 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Puppy Love” ❤️❤️❤️

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

Just in case you were thinking i’m not cute enough?! ♥️

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #27 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Lap Of Honour”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor!  

Yay it’s ‘Tug O’ War’ time again! This is my face during my lap of honour.…No stopping me now! 😀  

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🐾 #26 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Motivation”

 

Bruce upto his chest in snow

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Maybe i’ve pushed too far this time?!

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🐾 #25 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Rest Again”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

 

Wow yet another week in lockdown has passed already…Time flies when your boxercised!

 

It’s time to rest yet again, and we can spend this time pampering, sleeping, eating, playing and most of all posing for a good portrait…Very important and it keeps the treats rolling in from the humans who now have some nice photos of their stupendous furry angel! 😀 

Also let’s think once again about rest and sleep. It’s vitally important to take a day of rest to give your body a chance to heal, it helps to de-stress, and also helps our minds focus…On FOOD, lol! 🍔 

 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

 

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🐾 #24 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Long Jumps”

Bruce leeping away from the camera towards tohe sea with his front legs out stretched

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Long Jumps”

Let’s paws for a moment (before you start your long jumps) to have an informed discussion about safety. When we  prepare to explode into take off, we shift weight back into the large muscles of our back legs and onto the back-leg joints.

This activates our muscles and propels us up and forward like a coiled cobra, the action requires a full range of motion in the back leg joints including the stifle and the hip and tarsal (hock), and of course, activation in all the supporting muscles. When we come to land, our front legs are mobilised, flexing and extending to brake and steady us.

These actions are perfectly natural and it takes more out of our joints than walking or running around on level ground. So the lesson is…Be careful with all of the increased load on your bodies! 🐾

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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🐾 #23 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Guess The Face”

Portrait of Bruce pulling the most crazy face

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Guess The Face”

This is a great teachable moment…Being the best of the best and the complete stupendous Dog that you are, takes time and effort. However one of the most important aspects(the glue that holds it all together) is…Laughter! One of our main tasks is to make the humans cry with laughter and this can be done by pulling a silly face! 😀 

If you are a human reading this…Please look again at the photo of me pulling a silly face and then comment below with what you think i’m thinking? Or what makes you laugh about my face? 

I’ll be chewing on a “Jumbone” and waiting for the “ bbrrrriinnggg” of the humans WordPress iPhone apps notification alert sound to read your comments! 😀 

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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🐾 #22 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Noses”

Bruce moving in from the left of the picture with a football in his mouth but his nose is nice and clear

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Noses”

I forgot to mention in post “Seek & Destroy” that whilst you are running with a large ball in your mouth…Always make sure your nose is clear so you can still breathe and not pass out! 

Here are a few factoids…

  1. Dogs’ olfactory abilities are anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times more powerful than humans’. In fact, we have roughly 50 smell receptors compared to the humans measly one.
  2. Our nose can breathe air in and out at the same time.
  3. We have a special scent-detecting organ, called the vomeronasal organ that humans don’t have. This organ helps us detect pheromones secreted by other animals.
  4. Each of our nose prints are unique, like each human’s fingerprint.Flat-faced, short-nosed dogs, such as the Boxer, Pekingese, and Pug, have fewer scent-detecting cells than dogs with longer snouts, like Bloodhounds and German Shepherds. But what we lack in scent-detectors, we gain jaw power and can grip for hours without our big nose getting in the way, lol.

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower 

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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🐾 #21 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Long Runs”

Bruce running towards us with the sea on the right, cliffs on the left and a big sandy beach which is empty in the centre

⇧ Bruce demonstrating a long run ⇧   

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Long Runs”

Since we’ve already got “Short Sprints” in our arsenal, it’s time to stretch out that drill into a “Long Run.”

This can be really difficult during lockdown and it’s vital to keep social distancing as you’ll be running for a long time…So be vigilant, and most of all safe! 

I hope you find a place where you can practise this drill because…

A long run burns calories, strengthens/hardens muscles, and tones the body, but more importantly  a long run really pushes you to discover your full athletic potential!

 🎶 “Don’t let nobody drag your spirit down” – Eric Bibb

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

 🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #20 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Pawly”

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⇧ Bruce feeling sad after his ear operation ✞  

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Pawly”

I wanted to paws and take a little time to talk about accidents, or if you are pushing too hard on your drills…

If you have been to the vets (no idea why they are called this, they haven’t spent anytime in combat) and they have forced you into the “Helmet Of Shame”…DO NOT be cast down, but keep your chops held high! 😀  

There are other drills and exercises we can do e.g…

Dancing, Yay! Like yesterdays drill “Bust A Move” don’t be afraid to dance through the storms of life!! 🤣   

Bruce dancing

⇧ Bruce dancing in the storm! 😀 ⇧

🎶 “Don’t let nobody drag your spirit down – Eric Bibb

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🙌 Yay…Snow!!! 💪🏼 🤣

Finally it was our turn for some fun in the snow! 🤣 

After a nice warm coffee (and me getting a little too excited), we started out in our back garden. “Awww it’s the fat snow that make snowballs!!” ☕ 😀

Our back garden… 

2 Sarah back garden snow

3 Sarah back garden snow

The woods…

1 Me Ram Pond

After an exciting run around, we decided to venture out into the woods for a snow filled adventure.

1 Sarah woods

1 Sarah snow walk

My lovely wife Sarah started off looking all innocent, and she was guiding my way through the woods nicely…When…

Hey…They are like bowling balls” i shouted whilst being bombarded!!  

2 Sarah snowball

1 Sarah snowball

After Sarah unleashed a flurry of blasts…I took a large amount of damage and some of the hits were nearly fatal! I knew i had to return fire…

Here it comes…🤣 

2 Me Baseball snow

3 Me Baseball snow

Thankfully i managed to lower the amount of bombs coming my way…And as i’m blind and can’t see Sarah…I can hear her heartbeat and locate her position, lol! 🤣

Anyway, there is no harm in getting closer!

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Now it was time for the big guns…Here is a nice (accessible for the blind) monster snowball to finish the job, lol! 🤣 

1 Me Rampage snowball

Wow…I hope you’ve had as much fun as me and Sarah in the snow?! Is it snowing where you are? 😀 

🐾 #19 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Bust A Move”

Bruce looking straight at the camera whilst stood up and looks like he is dancing

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Bust A Move” 

All of us dogs have a very individualistic personality, just like the humans do. While this varies from breed to breed, a lot of us respond to music based on the genre. You all know what i mean, when that songs starts playing and you just have to “Bust A Move!”

Depending on your groove, and how funky your routine…This will leave your human in stitches, they will laugh their heads off! 🤣   

At this point, i should tell you some benefits of busting a move…

Dancing is a great way to stay combat ready for dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • Improves condition of your heart and lungs
  • Increases muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • Increases aerobic fitness
  • Improves muscle tone and strength
  • Helps weight management
  • Stronger bones(that’s our bones and not the bones you normally chew.)
  • Better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • Improved balance and spatial awareness
  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Better social skills.

💬 “Hit the floor with those groovy paws!” 🎶

 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #18 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Parrot Rest”

Bruce and his fluffy toy Parrot

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor! 😀 

Wow yet another week in lockdown has passed already…Time flies when your boxercised!

Please meet my good friend “Parrot” 

It’s time to rest yet again, so go and grab your favourite toy of the moment and take a day of well earned rest..With plenty of sleeping! 😀 

Also let’s think once again about rest and sleep. It’s vitally important to take a day of rest to give your body a chance to heal, it helps to de-stress, and also helps our minds focus…On FOOD, lol! 🍔 

Fun Quote…“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.”

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #17 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Posture”

Bruce sitting up nice and straight and looks like he's observing someone. He is sat on a wooden porch with the door behind him

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Posture” 

It’s normal for us to instinctively guard the resources that are important to us. This may include our food, our toys, our beds, our humans and our territory!

‘Territorial aggression’ is important  

First exhibit warning, then perform defensive and offensive behaviors…Your “War Face” is essential at this point! 

 If the enemy proceeds…Continue barking, Growling, doing your “Short Sprints” up and down the perimeter…

If they move even closer…Charge, bite, gnaw, rip, twist whoever or whatever is invading your territory, until the threat is neutralised!!  

 This is why the correct posture is vital…Look harmless…Spring with power!

Here are some benefits of good Posture:

    • It keeps bones and joints correctly aligned so our muscles are being used properly.
    • Stops excessive wearing of joints.
    • Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
    • Prevents the spine fixing in abnormal positions.
    • Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing us to use less energy.
    • Prevents backache and muscular pain. 
    • Contributes to a good appearance.

Awareness of your own posture is key, you can even practise in front of the mirror if you like…Practise makes better! 

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.”

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#16 🐾 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Aerobies & Frisbees”

Bruce with an areobie in his mouth and showing his teeth. the aerobie is over his head

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Aerobies & Frisbees” 

“When will my humans learn that this is my Aerobie…Go and fetch your own if you want one, stop taking this one and throwing it, lol!” 

If you listen to the humans, they will call this  a “Sport”…But it’s a “Drill”

The reason this drill is important: It gives you a good workout and improves your speed, gives you fantastic muscle tone, increases paw to eye coordination and quickens your reflexes! 🐾

💬 “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Dwight D Eisenhower

🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take, chocolate or cake, I’ll be watching you.” 

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