As you may have heard, we are now official co-hosts of K9 Kamp with Kol’s Notes and Peggy’s Pet Place. K9 Kamp, a fitness challenge aimed at fighting pet obesity, happens a couple of times year. However, we believe that canine fitness should be something you work on year-round. This is where Keeping Up With K9 Kamp comes in.
Keeping Up With K9 Kamp is a series of mini-challenges that take place each month that K9 Kamp is not in session. The mini-challenges will help you keep the goal of canine fitness fresh in your mind.
I will announce a mini-challenge on the fist Friday of each month and link that post to the Fit Dog Friday Blog Hop. There will be a wrap-up post on the last Friday of each month. You are encouraged to let us know how you did if you accept the Keeping Up With K9 Kamp Challenge.*
The September 2013 Challenge
I don’t know about you but I am swamped this month!
I know many of you have kids returning to school. Besides trying to find your new routine (or get back to your old one), you are probably having to adjust to their homework load and school activities. Our friend over at My Brown Newfies is trying to adjust to that plus finding her place as a new work-at-home Mom. Personally, I am preparing to go back to school – graduate school after 11 years – and have started a new part-time job.
I admit that having so much up-in-the-air right now freaks me out a little. I don’t feel like I have much energy left after I grapple with daily live and certainly can’t take on one more new thing this month.
That’s why this month is an easy one. The challenge this month is to spend a little time reflecting on your fitness and health goals.
If time or energy was not an issue, what would a fitness routine look like for you? What kind of meals would you cook for yourself and would you consider making healthy treats and food for your dog? If you could change or improve one thing, what would it be? What IS your definition of heath and fitness?
The September challenge runs from Friday, September 5th to Friday, September 27th.
I am not asking you to write a blog post about this challenge (but you can if you want). Just think on these things and leave a comment below. You can do it now or take some time to reflect. Just be sure to come back to leave a comment if you do need some time to think.
I will compile all of the answers and share them with everyone at the end of the month.
The idea of K9 Kamp and these mini-challenges is to work toward a common goal and offer each other support. Please tweet and post photos using the hashtag #K9Kamp throughout the month so we can keep in touch and see what fitness means to you.