🙌 Sarah’s New Job At MS Society! 😀

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Yay…A huge (and very proud) congratulations to my lovely wife Sarah for starting her new job managing the legacy team at MS Society today! 🙌 For all the years i’ve known her, she’s been passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgable, driven, fun, caring, loving and…always looking to overachieve! 😀   Now she has a new job managing a new team, which means she has many more new goals to smash…Go big or go home, lol! 🤣
My Mum & MS (Multiple Sclerosis)…As you may know, my mum died, the same month that I was registered blind, after a 12 year debilitating and demoralising struggle with progressive MS. So you’ll understand why I am so pleased she will be working for this charity, which is close to my heart…and my families hearts too. ❤️
And as would be expected I have already been enlisted to think up some fun ways to raise funds and support MS Society and their wonderful work…. Any ideas for new fundraising challenges would be very welcome……..🤔 

❤️Love At First Sight…Village – 17 Years On!!!

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 Today i’m celebrating a brobdingnagian 17 years since i met my lovely wife Sarah at “Sight Village, Birmingham, UK” 🙌  

This is a major Sight Village show in Birmingham which is held in July each year. Exhibitors throughout the world take part and welcome many thousands of visitors, including people who are blind or partially sighted, professionals, business people and family members.

I was there (from Derby) working for a charity called LOOK and Sarah was there (from Surrey) working for RNIB. She came to my table as she had a magazine which she had just published an article about LOOK and wanted to show me. Sarah opened the magazine and said here are the pictures and the article, i said “Wow, Mmmm, Awww and fantastic…It all looks great” which made Sarah quite proud of her work. I then said while laughing “you know i didn’t see any of what you’ve just shown me, as i’m blind!”. Then as always, a brief pause as Sarah tries to check out my eyes to see if i’m joking, then Sarah laughed and said “No way, me too!”. We both approach blindness in a similar way and love blossomed from that point. ❤️💪🏼 😀 

Our Photos Throughout The Years….

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Sarah  I Wedding photo

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Me  Sarah in Church

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Me  Sarah at the river Arno

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Me on the left in my bright orange shirt hugging Sarah on the right with the beautiful panorama of volcanic hills and blue sea behind us

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Sarah as my Backpack

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Sarah & i infront of the yellow 1961 Uniog

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📖 Bible Verse

Ephesians 5:25 Easy-to-Read Version

Husbands, love your wives the same as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.

🤔 My Thoughts… 

This is one of my favourite Bible verses that i try desperately  each day to live up to. As soon as i first read this verse it convicted me straight away and i knew i wanted to be a husband like that!

🙏 Prayer

Holy Spirit, thanks for being a constant guiding presence in my life. Give me the faith to take practical and radical action to keep in step with You, so that You can love my spouse through me in a way that will sustain a fun, loving & trusting relationship. Amen.

#3 What’s Happening To Me? – “Size XXL to a Medium” 😲

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Hi all!

Yay…My early 14th wedding anniversary (post coming on Wednesday) present from my lovely wife Sarah!! I’ve been wearing it for every game so far and it seems to be working lol! 🤣 

 

Size XXL to a Medium… 

 

Since losing 5 stone over this last year, i’ve also gone from a size XXL t-shirt to a size medium. I have never been a medium throughout my whole adult life. I’m loving having to get a new wardrobe and ordering a medium size and it fitting like a glove…Not much beats this feeling! 😀

#2 What’s Happening To Me? – “Sunbathing”🤔

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Hi all.

My lovely wife Sarah has always LOVED sunbathing…And i HAVEN’T, lol! If you’ve ever followed us “The Blind Sightseers” on our travels, you’ll know that Sarah is always in the sun and i’m somewhere melting into a puddle of goo! 🤣

I’ve never been comfortable in the sun and always hated the heat, i’d always try and find shade or find some other way out of it but stay as close to Sarah as i could. Just sitting outside a coffee shop or in our own back garden seriously felt like my bones were being steamed in a cauldron of boiling water, whilst my skin was being attacked by a million angry wasps with mini switchblades  cutting into me! 🔥🔥

BUT…

Now i’ve lost 5 stone (70 pounds) i sit out with Sarah everyday in our garden (when the sun is out anyway) and i’m always the one wanting to stay out longer. I also have to think about being out too long and getting sun burnt…This is something i’ve neve had to think about before as i’ve never been sun burnt as it used to hurt me to be in it! 😲 

The sun actually feels nice now and i can finally enjoy it. Now i understand why my lovely wife Sarah enjoys and loves to be out in the hot sun…And it feels fantastic!! ☀️ 💪🏼 😀 

#1 What’s Happening To Me? – “Hay Fever”🤔

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Hi all.

Sarah & i were walking through the woods last night on our beautiful evening walk…And i mentioned that i’d not had hay fever at all this year?! It’s been the first year since i’d not suffered from it and i’m wondering if it’s anything to do with losing 5 stone (over this last year) and eating healthier foods etc?! I thought this maybe a question for Ellie at ‘New Creation Ministries” as her blog posts have inspired and motivated me, especially over this last year. 😀 

Sarah also said that i should write a few posts on more of the changes i’ve experienced since losing 5 stone (like this one) and share it with you guys…So here is the first one “hay fever”. I can’t tell you how much easier it’s been this summer without constant watering eyes, runny nose and sneezing my head off! My body still hasn’t adapted properly yet and i walk around expecting the effects…But nothing comes. It would be fantastic if hay fever has left me for good! 💪🏼 😀 

Yay…1 Year…-5 Stone & Size XXL To Medium! 🙌 💪🏼 😀

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Hi Friends!!

Can you believe it’s been a year today, since i started my epic adventure aka “June time to prune?!” I wanted to put this post on my blogs as a milestone for me and to share my good news with you all! 😀 

My mind is still having trouble adapting to the body it’s now living in, lol. 

-5 Sone…

I’ve gone from overheating all of the time, wearing shorts through the winter and staying out of the sun as it felt like pins and razor blades cutting my skin…To feeling cold most of the time, wearing normal clothes in the winter and like yesterday…Spent time sitting with my lovely wife Sarah enjoying the sun without the stabbing pains in my skin.

Size XXL to a Medium… 

I’ve also gone from a size XXL t-shirt to a size medium. I have never been a medium throughout my whole adult life. I’m loving having to get a new wardrobe and ordering a medium size and it fitting like a glove…Not much beats this feeling! 😀 

My Engine & Body Analogy…

As i used to be a panel beater in a bodyshop, the engine analogy just seemed to click for me when thinking about my nutrition etc. As i needed to be in a healthy calorie deficit to lose weight, i needed to find out what kind of engine i had and how much fuel (calories) it burns.

Hang On…

I’ve just realised i’m going to go on for ages writing about my year of transformation. So before i bore you all to death, i thought i could write about it post by post for a while. This way i can slowly bore you to death and you may not notice, lol! 🤣 

😲Yay…-70lb Weight Loss Badge! 🙌

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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! 💪🏼 😀

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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. 💪🏼 😀 
 

“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!

New Creations Ministries

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!”

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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!”

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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”

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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”

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⇧ 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!! 🙌 😀

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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