We are partnering with ABOUND to bring you the FitDog Friday Fall Fitness Challenge and giveaway. Prizes will be provided and shipped by ABOUND. My GBGV Life only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. ABOUND is not responsible for the content of this article.
Sweet And Strong Strength Training
This week for the FitDog Friday Fall Fitness Challenge with ABOUND I will be taking you to my favorite course for some strength training! Have you been joining me, SlimDoggy, and To Dog With Love in getting, and staying fit with your dog? We are entering the season where the fat pants tend to come out of the closet. Our Fall Fitness Challenge is designed to get you and your dog motivated to stay fit over the holiday season, and to help you keep those fat pants in the closet.
Let’s take a recap of the challenges of the last two weeks.
Week #1 Challenge: No Grain, No Gain
The Week 1 Challenge was No Grain, No Gain. Did you take on this challenge and post about it? Going grain free, along with exercise, can help keep the pounds away.
Week #2 Challenge: Super Food, Super Circuit
The Week 2 Challenge was Super Food, Super Circuit. Do you have a training circuit for your dog? What kind of workout course do you use? Have you posted about how super foods help your dog with the super circuit?
Now for the Week #3 Challenge: Sweet and Strong Strength Training
A girl needs to keep her body strong if she wants to have a long, active, and healthy life. It’s important to build muscles and keep them in good condition so you can run, play, and do dog sports. Some dogs use a gym type of environment, but we prefer to use our daily activities for strength training.
I do a lot of photoshoots for my blog and social media empire. Much of the work has to do with posing which often requires a strong core. One way I practice this is on the wobbly duck at the playground. It is not easy for a dog to sit on a semi slippery small area that moves around because it is mounted on a spring. Keeping my balance on this works my core muscles really well. My forty pounds get this guy moving if I don’t sit still.
To work on strengthening my back legs, I stand on my back paws and put my front paws on the wobbly duck. The duck moves gently around forcing my back leg muscles to keep me firmly planted. I often stand for pictures, making this a good exercise for me to work on.
Walking the balance beam is not easy. It requires good balance, coordination, and a strong core. This playground teeter totter is also on springs making it move ever so slightly, adding to my strength training. I have my head down to help me focus better.
Do you have a favorite strength training regimen? I’d love to learn about some other fun ideas to keep myself strong. Don’t be shy, post your ritual in the comments below or even better, link up a post in our FitDog Friday Blog Hop.
Post Workout Treats From ABOUND
One of my favorite parts of a good workout is rewarding myself with a healthy snack. Grain Free Sweet Potato Slices from ABOUND are perfect post workout snacks! Sweet potatoes are great for us dogs because they are packed with vitamin A, B6 and C, plus minerals manganese, iron, potassium, fiber, and zinc, and did you know they are natural dental aids, since the chewy texture helps remove built-up tartar and plaque. A few more facts about ABOUND Sweet Potato treats:
- Rich in Beta-Carotene
- Low in fat
- High fiber for digestion
- No wheat, corn, or soy
- No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
How’s your #FallFitDog Challenge?
Hopefully you have enjoyed our three challenges. If you have been reading the posts from others, perhaps you have found some new ways to stay healthy and fit with your dog! Be sure to link up your posts this week and next to show everyone how you and your dog are staying fit!
Have you and your dog entered to win a $200+ ABOUND prize package?
You and your #FallFitDog deserve to be rewarded for your hard work! Make sure you enter to win the Fall Fitness Challenge ABOUND prize pack! There will be four lucky winners! For all the furry details, visit our Fall Fitness Challenge Week #1 Post!
I would like to thank ABOUND for joining us in promoting a healthy lifestyle for humans and their dogs. Thank you so much for caring about pets, being a sponsor of the Fall Fitness Challenge, and offering such pawsome prize packages!
I’m co hosting the FitDog Friday Blog Hop with SlimDoggy, and To Dog With Love! Please join us on Fridays to share your fitness stories with others, find new ways to have fun, and new fitness ideas too! Tell your friends to stop by as well – fit dogs are healthier, happier dogs!