I know all of us start having issues with staying active and eating healthy during the upcoming holidays and winter. As for me, winter is the hardest part. I’m so used to Florida and the nice weather that allows you to stay active outside year round. Here in good old North Dakota you cannot just “go for a run” during the winter. The roads are snow covered and you take a risk with the extreme cold if you are outside for too long (-68 degree wind chills…don’t you wish you were me?). This leaves me no choice but to make myself workout inside. Therefore, I’ve signed up to do the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge that starts November 19th!
This challenge is about keeping you motivated to stay active during the winter and holidays, and to be honest, I think most of us need the motivation this time of year. I know I do. The best thing about this challenge is that you don’t even have to take classes at a gym, or even go to the gym. You can count those workout videos and other workouts you do at home too! Plus this challenge has a ton of great prizes!!
The challenge is divided into groups based on your workout levels:
- Low Profile: 5K, 10K, cardio class master (includes CrossFit)
- Cushioned: Half marathon/marathon/distance biking
- Stability: Half Ironman or more
- Minimalist: Yoga/Weight lifting
You then accumulate points for working out, eating healthy, miles biked, miles run, cleaning the house, etc.
1 Point per mile (run/walk)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 20 minutes of Pilates, yoga, stretching or core
1 Point per 15 minutes of low impact cardio or weights (i.e. low impact aerobics, easy biking, skiing, skating, water aerobics, snow shoeing)
1 Point per 10 minutes of high impact cardio (i.e.spinning, kickboxing, lap swimming)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies (here are details on what is a serving)
Additional points: Because it is all about taking care of your entire mind, body, and soul there will be additional posts/questions where you can earn points throughout the challenge. Examples have included points for cleaning house for visitors, meditating, reading a book just for you, getting the family active instead of on the couch.
Each week there will be questions posted on Facebook and those who participate will earn extra points. The goal is to help us all get to know and support each other with great ideas.
The challenge will run from Nov 19 to Jan 5…this helps to cover you for the major holidays!
I’m really excited about doing this challenge and the possible prizes I could win!! I hope you will join me in this challenge to keep you healthy over the holidays! If you sign up for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge please select “referred” and put “fromfltond” as your referrer. I cannot wait for this to start!!! Here is to a healthy holiday season!!