It's days like today when getting out there for a walk is least inviting. The miserable weather doesn't exactly cry out, "come outside," and I must have slept awkwardly last night or something, because I woke up with a lot of pain in my hip. I still went though... Actually, I've been for two walks so far today! As it turned out, the walk first thing this morning loosened up my hip from whatever cramped position I had it in while I was sleeping, so that helped me to find some enthusiasm for going for a second walk.
There have been a few other times when it's been very tempting to just not bother. But I've gone anyway. I know if I let myself start making excuses then it will start becoming a habit to make excuses, and I'll gradually do it more and more until I'm back to where I was a few weeks ago. Which is somewhere I don't want to be!
It helps that telling Kero I'm "going to put my socks and shoes on," or that I'm going to take him for "walkies" once I've finished whatever I'm doing means I have little choice but to go. If I say either of those things he goes nuts, and alternates between yapping excitedly, jumping up at me, trying to push or pull me in the direction of the door, and running to the door and throwing himself against it. And he wont stop until we're going for our walk. I'd like to see anyone manage to avoid going for a walk with that happening... I know it doesn't work for me! So, if I start thinking, "I should walk Kero... But I really don't want to," then I just tell him we're going, and he makes sure I don't change my mind. Well, whatever works, right? LOL!