Let's Hit the Gym!

Posted by Francesca

I'm always looking for new things to read and I was so happy the other day to find the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living - April 2010.  It's filled with great Easter ideas and lots of other 'Good Things.'  Going through the pages, I also came upon a new column called 'Your Pets.'  I realized after reading it that Sharkey and I had better develop some new habits about exercise.  Please enjoy these photos and look for this very colorful issue on newsstands beginning March 15th!

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Oh good!  Here's the colorful new April issue of Martha's magazine, Living.  I'll just paw through it for some great inspiring ideas.

1 Oh good! Here's the colorful new April issue of Martha's magazine, Living. I'll just paw through it for some great inspiring ideas.

Well, here's a section called 'Your Pets.'

2 Well, here's a section called 'Your Pets.'

Weight matters for dogs and cats.  Here are some easy ways to help them stay trim.

3 Weight matters for dogs and cats. Here are some easy ways to help them stay trim.

EXERCISE ADVICE - Get Moving!  Hit the Pool!  Make Time for Play!

4 EXERCISE ADVICE - Get Moving! Hit the Pool! Make Time for Play!

This sounds pretty serious - I better go and talk to Sharkey!

5 This sounds pretty serious - I better go and talk to Sharkey!

Sharkey!  Quick!  Read this article!

6 Sharkey! Quick! Read this article!

Oh, now I've gone and hurt your feelings.  I'm not saying you're fat - it's just that we have to stay trim and healthy!  Come on - I have an idea!

7 Oh, now I've gone and hurt your feelings. I'm not saying you're fat - it's just that we have to stay trim and healthy! Come on - I have an idea!

Let's hit the gym!

8 Let's hit the gym!

I've heard that using an exercise ball is a great workout for your core.  Sharkey - where is our core?

9 I've heard that using an exercise ball is a great workout for your core. Sharkey - where is our core?

OK, Franny - load it up for bi's and tri's!

10 OK, Franny - load it up for bi's and tri's!

Sharkey, I've also heard that these stability pads are great for strengthening and stabilizing.  Uhh - maybe I'm not doing it right?

11 Sharkey, I've also heard that these stability pads are great for strengthening and stabilizing. Uhh - maybe I'm not doing it right?

If our legs were just a little longer, we could use this machine for our quadriceps and hamstrings.  Wait!!!  Do we even have quadriceps and hamstrings?

12 If our legs were just a little longer, we could use this machine for our quadriceps and hamstrings. Wait!!! Do we even have quadriceps and hamstrings?

Pump it, baby!!!

13 Pump it, baby!!!

Excuse me, Sharkey!  This is not how you use a treadmill!  We're not done exercising!

14 Excuse me, Sharkey! This is not how you use a treadmill! We're not done exercising!

On second thought, perhaps you have the right idea.  I'm wiped from this workout!  Move over, girlfriend!

15 On second thought, perhaps you have the right idea. I'm wiped from this workout! Move over, girlfriend!

Comments (13)

  • Good Morning F & S

    Excercise?? What a way to ruin my Friday morning. Us Frenchies don't excercise we lounge and if the mood is right we'll run around and hunt a little then we'll find a comfy spot and relax. I think Sharkey has the right idea, lay on the treadmill don't run :)

    Well girls I watched your moma's show yesterday and saw Dr. Pia and all those pets that need homes. I sure hope they get adopted and find wonderful homes like we have. While I was watching the show I couldn't help but wonder about the pork belly Martha was cooking - are you sure that wasn't Elf? Ha! Only kidding, I know Elf is living it up on the farm safe from the kitchen.

    So the rains are coming - heavy rain and wind is expected this weekend. You know what that means??? Lots of time in the kitchen with mom. She'd better get baking dad and I finished the last of the oatmeal cookies last night. That's one of my favorite excercises, I sit on dad's lap after dinner and he eats cookies and gives me little pieces while I stare in his face.

    Have a nice weekend everyone - stay dry those of you on the East Coast!!

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Now I’m not going to open my mouth and insert foot and say that you need to loose weight, but exercise is good for every one whether they need to loose weight or just want to stay trim. If the gym tires you out that quick maybe a job like mine will help; chasing squirrels. But wait, I remember that you do like to chase. I’d stick to something other than skunks if you do go back to chasing. Ok now, I think it’s time for a walk.
    Catch you later, Kirby

  • Hi Francesca and Sharkey: Look at all that exercise stuff. I think all I need is for it to be a little warmer outside and then daddy and I can go for outrageously long walks in the afternoon. I can hardly wait. Really think that is what has been wrong with me lately. Not enough exercise. That will change real soon. My momma said that it has been bitter cold this winter and she has not seen it like this in the 30 years she has been in this county. Hey, how long is 30 years?????

    When momma saw me on her sofa sleeping, she was so excited to see that I could jump okay again, she squealed and it woke me up. Can you imagine such a thing? Waking me up like that! Oh well, she loves me very much and is happy to see that I'm okay again.

    I hope you two Frenchies take care on that treadmill thingy cause you could fall off of it and then your mom would get all upset and worried. How do you hold up the dumbells with no thumbs? Hmmmmm.......

    Forgot to tell you that last Sunday, mom and dad took me to the PetSmart for my beauty spa treatment. They sure like me and they did my nails too. I also got a scarf for around my neck. I was very happy and momma said I smelled delicious!

    Well, it's time for an early morning nap till daddy gets home. Have a great weekend everyone. Take care. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Hello Ladies,
    Exercise is a good thing, but I think you ladies get more than enough walking around your home. Walking around your home is probably more exercise than I get in week. Keep up the good work however. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Exercise? Maybe later, girlfriends. It's time for my nap! Later -

    Malcolm

  • what cute photo's especially the one of Francesca kissing Sharkey...ahhh
    will go out and get the April issue, can't wait to see it.

  • Don't you two look cute in the gym working out. You have some great gym equipment there but who needs that when you have that big, beautiful farm to run around on.

    Soon, warm Spring days will be here for good and the two of you and GK can run around like crazy. :smile:

    Gracyn Erwin, glad to hear that you are doing much better.

    Hope everyone has a fun, happy weekend. :smile:

  • Hi Sweeties,
    At least your intentions were good, eh? I bet you enjoyed your nap on the treadmill better though. Have a nice weekend and help keep an eye on your brother in case he wants to ride one of the horses again!

  • is there a reason I'm not getting my posted comment published?

  • Hi Girl Friends, This is another great blog you two did today and it's great that you can help teach all of us how to be healthy and trim. Your photos are sure fun to look at and Martha's magazine sure has some great ideas that my Mom can use to help me stay healthy and trim. We just got the magazine today and we both enjoyed reading the section about 'Your Pets'. I know Mom is going to apply all of these great ideas to make me as healthy as possible. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • It is always good to see what F & S are up to!!! This is one of the most enjoyable blogs! When will F & S write a book with Martha? It would be a best seller!

  • Great post, you two! I work out with my balls too-but I chase mine up and down the stairs, and now that spring is near, in the yard!

    P.S. Maybe you and your mom, Martha would be interested to check out the BlogPaws national pet blogging conference in Columbus, Ohio, this April 9 and 10. Get the scoop on http://www.BlogPaws.com!
    Your buddy,
    Bocci

  • Would like to see more info about GK. I myself have a Chow Chow and belong to the Chow Chow Club of Greater New York.

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