Friday, January 21, 2011

Move it or Lose it - Cat Edition

Our cat, Zoe, is 8. Rescued as a tiny kitten, she grew up with the two older cats already in our family. Miles and Cora passed on a couple of years ago, and Zoe seemed REALLY happy to be the only cat in the house. However, we gradually noticed over the past year that she's been sleeping a lot (even for a cat) and becoming very, very sedentary.

Zoe on Christmas morning - December 2010

Eight is too young for this sort of thing.

Quick trip to the vet confirmed that she's in perfect health.

Time to shake things up.

There is a pet store in our neighbourhood that takes in kittens and gives them away for free.


Sally joined us in September. Very playful, very affectionate and desperate for Zoe to play with her. First few weeks were pretty...wild...but eventually they sorted things out.

8 hours post-spay and trying to figure out how to play with her mousie - Sally, January 2011

Zoe doesn't spend all day sleeping any more.

The cats chase each other around the house, play with each other, play fight with each other, groom each other and generally spend time together.

Lesson learned - surround yourself with people who have more energy than you do. It will keep you moving!

Here's this week's recap -

Saturday - Had a GREAT workout at Curves. Love how the trainers at this club encourage us to ramp up the cardio that we're doing on the recovery stations in between machines. So, so sweaty! Power walked my daughter to gymnastics and back (1.1K round trip), then home to relax and clean the house.

Sunday - Power walked the kids down to the community centre (1.1K round trip) and went swimming for just over an hour. Great to be back in the pool! 

Think we'll go swimming INSIDE today - Jan 2011
Monday - Lunchtime power walk with Lynda - about 1K.

Tuesday - Stairs to 7 in AM; Curves workout after dinner.

Wednesday - Stairs to 7 after a catered lunch where I completely lost my mind and ate about 1100 calories of fabulous bruschetta, caprese salad on garlic toast, spinach salad and CHEESE.

Thursday - Stairs to 7 in AM; Zumba Curves after dinner. So fun!

Friday - Stairs to 7 in AM; 2.1K power walk at lunch. Been a while since I walked this far - felt so great. I was craving a decent walk earlier this week and am so pleased that I was able to make time today.

What I'm reading this week - Push by Sapphire. Possibly the world's most depressing book...but with a ray of hope shining through.

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