Shape Up For Winter!

Do you look like this?

But want to look like this?

There are no fad diets, you just eat whatever you want! Here are my top two exercises!

Exercise 1 – The Lap-Snuggle-Stretch

This exercise is a favourite of pretty much efurryone one I have ever taught. The lap snuggle stretch is designed so that you simply reach out with your body and stretch and relax.

If you have no hooman around you can do the Sofa Stretch which can be done on any chair or even the floor (though that is a bit uncomfortable!) Just reach out with your front paws while pushing away with your back paws.

Exercise 2 – Paws Up & Eat

This is a very simple move designed to fit in at normal feeding time. You just need to stand before your food bowl with your paws a stomach width apart. Then place one paw on the edge of the food bowl and stretch forward to have a mouthful. Step down and chew mouthful.

Then repeat three times. As you improve you will be able to support your body enough to place both paws on the edge of the food bowl as Buddy demonstrated above.

If this seems like too much effort then you can tilt your head to the side of the bowl and eat noms between stretches, as demonstrated by Nutty on the right.

This is also great if you are hungry as it looks really pathetic and as though you are half starved, usually encouraging a hooman to fetch you something. (Works best if you have emptied the food bowl beforehand!)

Before long you will all be able to manage the Lotus Position just like I can!

So that is the Guru Nibbles Winter Warm-Up and Shape-Up exercise plan! If you would like to attempt any of these exercises get your hooman to take photographic evidence and either post it on your own blog or email it to me

That is all for now young grass hopper!

Guru Nibbles


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Posted on October 16, 2012, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. I will’z practise your exercizez, then send you’z a photo when’z I mastered the Lotuz πŸ™‚ xx00xx

  2. I like a good stretch! I’ll start working on the lotus!

  3. I’m not sure if I can manage those, but will try!

    • Whee think you can manage a good floor stretch. Just lie down and reach your front paws in front and your back paws behind you.

      Before you know it you will be doing the cobra and lotus positions practically in your sleep!

      Guru Nibbles

  4. You should do bikram yoga, but also gotta learn how to swim.

    • Swim?! As in water?! You crazy thing! Having a voluntary bath is not going to help anyfurry lose weight! Don’t gives the hoomans ideas! πŸ˜‰


  5. I do tons of floor stretches, but Mom is still cheap with the treats and makes me dance for every one!! I’m exhausted over here!

    Love and licks,

    • Shocking! You should show her this plan. It is important to re-pork and re-hydrate yourself when exercising! πŸ™‚

      Guru Nibbles

  6. I love it! Cocco’s exercise consists of snout to the floor to scoop up any crumbs. He moves fast to make up for anything he ingests. πŸ™‚
    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  7. You have no idea how completely my life has been fulfilled with that image of you in the lotus position… *giggle*

  8. hmmmmm….very, very interesting…but…not sure I’m gonna try that yoga move thingy…just sayin’..

  9. I’ll have to save your tips – we’re heading into summer. Mind you, if I’m going to be seen on the beach…… nah, I’m good πŸ™‚

  10. Good tips!
    Bella and DiDi

  11. Bol! Nibbles, your fitness guide is worth trying. No pain = No pain! Our favorite kind of exercise!
    Your furbuddies,
    Joules & Prescott

    • It is very good and I can promise that there is no garentee, yes absolutely no garentee, that you will lose any weight. It’s perfect. You need all the extra chub to keep you warm in Winter! πŸ™‚

      Guru Nibbles

  12. I’m stretching right now on my sofa but I don’t really think it’s making me look as cute as you.

  13. Hee hee that’s brilliant!! i am currently doing the curl up tight in a ball with your eyes closed on a big red cushion excercise – not sure what bit of me I’m toning though?!!

  14. Dear Guru – you amaze us πŸ˜€

  15. I have accidentally tied my legs while I tried the Lotus – what should I do now?

  16. Well this is most interesting information for those who wish to stay in shape…..sadly I’m beyond the point of no return at age 13 (!!) however, I do still try to keep fit somewhat. Does napping burn calories? Once in a while I get crazy in the morning when Mom appears downstairs and fly around the living room or up and down the stairs several times – it takes me a while to recover though…..I’m thinking STRETCHING makes a lot more sense! Thank you oh wise GURU!

    Kitty Hugs and Lotus Positions, Sammy

    • I am very wise. There is no point stressing uneccessarily by dash around when a simple stretch does absolutely nothing but makes you feel like you have achieved something.

      Guru Nibbles

  17. Mummy couldn’t stop laughing at this post. Whee have recently been on holiday and two of us (Peaches and Snuggles) have had a Birthday, so whee could do with putting on a few more pounds to celebrate and get a great pig-out at the same time!

    • If anybody ask just say you are following the Guru Nibbles Shape Up Plan. Because I’m a Guru amd because it is a plan efurrybody will assume it is really good for you!

      Mwah ha ha ha ha . . . I mean Ommmmmmm

      Guru Nibbles

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