Weekly Calories and Pup Nutrition
This is a tad late, but that’s better than never! Last week I worked out for a total of 3:41 and burned 1,878 calories. Not too bad for jumping back into working out out after being sick for a few days. The weather here has been awesome so Greg and I have been getting outdoors and walking/running as much as possible. Another reason for that is we are running a 5k on April 30th! I’m so excited and nervous! I’ve never done a race before, but I can’t wait to be running along with the crowd!
Lemme tell you though.. running outdoors is so much different than the treadmill. I know you’re probably like well, yeah of course it is.. but this is all new to me. I love running outside though and I think the scenery makes it go by so much faster than being in the stinky gym watching ESPN (ugh, yes, that’s all my gym offers besides CNN & Fox News). Luckily this 5k is pretty flat the entire way and it’s along a Dogwood trail so it will be gorgeous out!
I’m going to do some running with Greg and Pepper where the race will be so I can see what it’s like and get used to it before the race. Pep can’t get enough of this weather and wants to be outside all day so I’m excited to take him out more often.
Speaking of Pepper, I was at Earth Fare the other day and decided to head down the pet aisle to get him a treat and noticed they had a lot of dog foods on sale. Now I know this is horrible, but I never gave much thought to what I was feeding him. I always bought him the higher priced food and assumed that was better than the cheaper stuff and that was that.
I grabbed a bag of Wellness just to check out the ingredients and was really surprised. Here’s what they are if you can’t read the text on the photo:
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Tomato Pomace, Rye Flour, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomatoes, Rice Bran, Deboned Whitefish, Natural Chicken Flavor, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Ground Flaxseed, Ground Millet, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Chicory Root Extract, Garlic, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products
It had veggies like sweet potatoes (which I know he loves), spinach and even blueberries and apples! I thought I might as well try it out since it was fairly cheap and see how it went. It suggests you gradually incorporate it with the old food and when I did Pepper would eat all of the Wellness mix out and leave the old stuff! I picked up the old brand of food to see their ingredients and now I kinda see maybe why:
Ground Whole Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved With BHA and Citric Acid), Wheat Mill Run, Chicken By-product Meal, Natural Flavor, Salt, Rice, Potassium Chloride, Vegetable Oil (source of Linoleic Acid), Vitamins (Dl-alpha Tocopherol Acetate [source of Vitamin E], Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [source of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Dried Vegetables (Peas, Carrots), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C Colors (Red 40, Blue 2, Yellow 6, Yellow 5).
Seriously. Pepper usually annoys the crap out of me and will totally eat some disgusting things, but the lil’ dude deserves better than that! I’m really happy that I’ve started the switch over and I should have the old food phased out by the end of the week. I haven’t noticed any changes except how he only eats the new food, but I will keep an eye on anything and give updates.Uncategorized | Tags: Pepper, Review, Working Out | 7 comments