It all started with muffin top.
I can honestly say that I didn’t even notice weight creeping up on me. A late night snack here, a jelly doughnut there, not to mention a job in the food industry where taste tests were part of a good day’s work. I thought I was doing OK until one day I looked in the mirror and there it was.
For those who aren’t hip to the jive or those who were blessed by (that female dog of breeding age) Mother Nature with slim hips and flat bellies, according to Urban Dictionary, muffin top is when a woman wears tight pants and her flab spills over the waistband, just like the top of a muffin sits over the edge of a muffin cup.
It’s not attractive.
(Let’s face it, if Britney can’t make muffin top look good, then I don’t even stand a chance!) Still, it wasn’t enough to whip my my lazy butt into shape. Slowly, I started getting muffin top in all my pants. Then it started looking like those giant muffins. You know the ones you get at Costco that are practically the size of a dinner plate? Yeah, I had Costco sized muffin top. I tried not to let it bother me, but it did. I’m short. Like Smurf short, so on me 20 extra pounds, looks like 50. I was overweight, unhappy and absolutely not doing a darn thing about it. You know how some people have their “fat pants”? All my pants were my fat pants. One day last summer, I was snapping a collar around Kolchak’s neck and it hit me.
My dog had muffin top too.
He was looking a little tight around the collar. That thick puggley neck of his spilled up and over the edge. He had rolls piling up on top. Canine Muffin Top. I didn’t even know that was possible. I tried to convince myself that he did’t have a chubby little puggley butt, he just had a lot of excess skin, but the the truth was there, staring me in the face. My dog was overweight. I was over-weight and it was time to do something about it.
I know we’re not alone.
The statistics on weight gain in North America are mind boggling. It’s affecting us. It’s affecting our pets. It’s time to to take back the muffin top and get fit with Fido! Whether you’re like Koly & I and you’ve packed on a few extra pounds or just looking for fun ways to bond with your dog, K9 Kamp can help.
The first K9 Kamp was great for Koly & I.
We learned how to make fitness fun. Kolchak is beyond a doubt the best workout buddy I have ever had. He greets every new challenge with a vim and vigor that I can only hope to match. When I am ready to collapse after a rousing game of Fetch It Yourself, he is always there to bring me the ball and ask me to throw just one more time. He keeps me going when I believe I can’t. Even when I don’t feel like going for a walk, I know the mere mention of the word will have him so jazzed up about going out that his enthusiasm is contagious.
That’s what K9 Kamp is all about.
Fitness and fun. For the next four Fridays, Peggy & Kelly from Peggy’s Pet Place and Koly & I will be sharing our weekly fitness challenges designed to get us all out and having fun. I hope you’ll check back tomorrow to find out more about our first challenge. We’ve got some awesome prizes for you to win (with new ways to enter every week!)
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