At the beginning of this year I really made a commitment to get myself back into the shape and fitness level I wanted to be at after over a year of slacking on myself majorly. Overall I’ve done really well and maintain a strict full time gym schedule. April 2 Charlotte (my Great Dane) was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer as most people reading this know. Over the last couple of days I’ve made the realization that her time is truly becoming limited. She is slowing down and I can just read that she’s in more discomfort. Even if I spent every minute outside of work with her from now until the time comes I know I’ll still feel like it wasn’t enough. So I decided today that until her time comes I’m going to cut back on my gym time to spend more time at home with her. I’ll still eat right and I’ll still get workouts in, just not everyday or maybe not as long. Health and fitness are important to me, and should be to everyone, but our loved ones are what make being healthy worth it. Charlotte wasn’t my first dog, but she’s my soul dog...she was “baby” instead of my ex and I trying to have a human baby. She was my shoulder to cry on during the divorce and my partner in crime as I found myself. She’s my baby and I need every minute with her I can get.