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The FitDog Friday Fall Fitness Challenge with myself, SlimDoggy, To Dog With Love, and ABOUND is wrapping up. Today I’m going to review our three weeks of challenges and you have another chance to tell us about how you have met the challenges either by linking up to our blog hop or by posting a comment. On social media, remember to use the hashtag #FallFitDog! Make sure to stop back next week when we announce the giveaway winners and give out awards!
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.
The Week #1 Challenge – No Grain, No Gain
Week one was all about doing fun activities with your dog! Fun activities could be walking, swimming, dog sports such as agility, anything to get you and your dog moving around, burning calories, staying in shape. Fun activities combined with a grain free diet can improve the health of your pet. Grain free pet foods more closely mimic your pet’s natural, ancestral diet. ABOUND Grain Free recipes are protein-rich and feature easy-to-digest carbohydrates, with none of the grains that some pets find difficult to digest.
The Week #2 Challenge – Super Food, Super Circuit
Do you set up training circuits for your dog? We don’t have a formal training circuit. We have our chase game almost every evening, racing the same basic route at high speed until we are exhausted. Sometimes we do get our tunnel out for some additional challenge and fun. Add super food to your dog’s diet and training regimen to help them stay healthy and have plenty of energy. One of my favorite super foods is pumpkin, which helps promote good digestion and sharp vision. It just so happens one of ABOUND’s new dog foods contains pumpkin! We love some of the other awesome super foods too, like blueberries and salmon!
The Week #3 Challenge – Sweet and Strong Strength Training
Last week I talked about the importance of building muscles and keeping them in good condition so you can run, play, and do dog sports. Strong muscles will help your dog live a healthier, and longer life. I do a lot of conditioning on my every day photo shoots, but I also enjoy working out at the playground down the street. Using the equipment for balance helps work out my core. 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.
It’s not too late to enter to win a $200+ ABOUND prize package!
You and your #FallFitDog deserve to be rewarded for your hard work! There will be four lucky winners! For all the furry details, and to enter, visit our Fall Fitness Challenge Week #1 Post! Giveaway runs through October 26th, 2015. The amazing ABOUND prize pack is filled with these goodies!
- Three packages of assorted new grain free dog treats from ABOUND
- One coupon for new grain-free ABOUND dog or cat food
- One $100 gift card*
- An olive ombre rope dog leash
- A puzzle dog toy with a modern, modular design. Place ABOUND treats into the integrated flaps and let your dog enjoy tossing and rolling!
Don’t Forget! Link up!
Make sure and link up your response to the challenges on our FitDog Friday Blog Hop or leave a comment below! We love to hear how our friends and their dogs are staying healthy and fit!
Stop back next week when we announce the giveaway winners and give out awards!
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!