Baylor loses the 2 pounds he gained back

I was so nervous today when Baylor sat on the scale at Barking Dog Fitness at Rocky’s Retreat.

We've been working hard on his diet and running several times a week. The hard work has paid off: Baylor lost those two pounds he gained last week! (If you've been following our series, you know Baylor put on some weight last week.)

I started cheering and jumping up and down. I was so excited. I’m very competitive and determined to help him lose a few more pounds during the home stretch of his boot camp.

Baylor looked thinner to me, and I was fired up when the scale confirmed he was back on track. He has lost a total of seven pounds since we started Baylor’s Bootcamp in February.

Many of you reached out and said you enjoyed last week's story we did on dog nutrition with Rick's Dog Deli.

We have been feeding Baylor 100 percent natural, human-grade dog food from Rick’s, and he loves it.

Charlie, from Rick's, told me the weight loss formula digests quickly and will help Baylor drop those last few pounds that can be so stubborn. I highly recommend Rick’s Dog Deli on Corrine Drive in Orlando if you haven’t checked it out yet.

The SPCA's Run for Rescues is only three weeks away, so I've been increasing Baylor's mileage on our runs. He can now run two miles without stopping and he loves it.

My 2-year-old son Wils loves it, too. I put him in the stroller and the three of us enjoy some great family time.

At first, it was tough to push the stroller and keep Baylor running, but now we’ve gotten into a good routine and it’s so much fun. I hope Baylor’s success has inspired you to get healthy with your pets.

Baylor’s Bootcamp has been awesome for my whole family. Baylor is healthier and happier, and has more energy to run and play with my boys.

The fitness coaches at Barking Dog Fitness have increased Baylor’s endurance through swimming and time on the dog treadmill. Their plan worked! Baylor is acting like a puppy again.

Today I met Shari Gray, a sweet lady from Seminole County who started running with Jackson, her beautiful lab-golden retriever mix.

Shari always wanted to start running and the SPCA’s Run for Rescues motivated her to finally get started. She has lost 20 pounds and is having so much fun training with dog.

As soon as Jackson sees her putting on her tennis shoes, he goes crazy and can’t wait to start running.

They’re using the Couch to 5K app on her iPhone. When Jackson hears the app ding, he knows it’s time to pick up the pace.

Shari says there are days when she doesn’t feel like running, but Jackson looks at her with puppy dog eyes and she grabs her shoes and they hit the pavement. She told me that training for this race has helped them both feel better and sleep better.

I hope her story will inspire you to join us for the SPCA’s Run for Rescues on May 17 at Mall at Millennia. You can see it next Tuesday on Eyewitness News at Noon.