SlimDoggy | April A to Z Challenge
You may have heard about the A to Z Blogger Challenge. It’s a Blogger challenge that we read about last year and thought it might be fun to participate this year. The challenge is to write a post everyday during the month of April – using each letter of the alphabet for each day of the month. We know there are 26 letters and 30 days, so you get Sunday’s off.
The Challenge is not restricted to Pet Bloggers, it’s open to any Blogger and already there are almost 1,000 bloggers that have signed up! No, you don’t have to visit all of those sites, you only are asked to visit 5 other blogs per day.
We thought it would be fun and since we are always looking for a way to get our message about pet fitness out there, especially beyond our friends in the Pet Blogger world since most of you already take fantastic care of your pets! So we signed up and hope to meet lots of new friends and new readers! We invite (encourage) you to take the challenge too. It’s potentially a great way to build your blog following and hone your blogging skills as well!
I know 26 days of blogging can be intimidating, so we thought it might be helpful to share our list of health & fitness themes with everyone in the hopes that you will write about fitness. A few of our other blogger friends have already joined including: Cascadian Nomads, Keep the Tail Wagging, Me, You & Zu and others have signed up. Cascadian Nomads has a great post up with lots of ideas for posts and our theme list is below.
SlimDoggy’s themes are mostly health & fitness of course, and some of these aren’t fully fleshed out – you will see a few TBD’s on here (to be determined). But we thought providing this list would encourage others to participate. We are also joining the Blog Hop that Cascadian Nomads & Me, You & Zu have with their ideas – please feel free to check it out and join in the fun.
A to Z Blogger Challenge
|1||Tues||A||Alfala||Dog food ingredient: Alfalfa|
|2||Wed||B||Balance||Photo of Jack/Maggie on Balance cushion|
|3||Thur||C||Cross-train||Benefits of Cross-Training and some examples of cross training exercises|
|4||Fri||D||Dog – FitDog Friday Anniversary!||All about your DOG and keeping your dog healthy.|
|5||Sat||E||Easy Snack||Celery sticks with a little peanut butter, carrots, ice cubes|
|7||Mon||F||Filthy Fifty||Fifty reps of some exercise – you decide what exercise.|
|8||Tues||G||Gardening||Gardening with your dog|
|9||Wed||H||Hind Legs||Photo: Hind Leg exercise|
|10||Thur||I||Incentive||How to incentivize your dog – what works, what doesn’t.|
|11||Fri||J||Jog||How to jog with your dog|
|12||Sat||K||Kitchen||Dogs in the kitchen – good or bad?|
|14||Mon||L||Labby Limbo||Remix of original Labby Limbo article with new methods.|
|15||Tues||M||Mouth-watering snacks||Favorite healthy snacks|
|16||Wed||N||Nap||Photo – Nap|
|17||Thur||O||Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA)||What it is, what it does.|
|18||Fri||P||Paradise Falls||Run/hike to Paradise Falls|
|19||Sat||Q||Quick & Dirty||10-minute workout for you and your pup (TBD)|
|21||Mon||R||Race||Race to the finish: do you run races with your dog? Good exercise for both of you.|
|22||Tues||S||Supplement Support||Good or bad, necessary or unnecessary?|
|23||Wed||T||Touch Drill||Tapping/pushing the sides of your dog – pushing him a little off balance to work his core.|
|24||Thur||U||Under-over||Jump up over a bar and then scoot under the bar – great core exercise|
|25||Fri||V||Vegetables||Using vegetables as part of your dog’s diet to keep them fit & healthy|
|26||Sat||W||Walking||Sepia Saturday – Walking photo|
|28||Mon||X||X marks the spot||Drop tennis ball and they have to grab it before 2nd bounce.|
|29||Tues||Y||Yogurt Pops||Yogurt pops: favorite recipe|
|30||Wed||Z||Zoomies||Photo – dog zoomies|