Has Your Pet Helped You Get Fit?


updated 11/12/2012 AT 3:25 PM ET

originally published 11/13/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

Pets come with lots of perks: love, cuddles – and a way to get off the couch, to boot.

Have you been inspired by your pet to get healthy? Have you lost 10 lbs. since bringing home a pet? We want to hear from you!

If adopting a four-legged friend kick-started your fitness routine, share your story.

Email us at halftheirsize@peoplemag.com with your full-length before and after pictures along with your weight-loss tales.

Can’t wait to hear about your paw-inspired journeys to health!