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Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

After Pile On the Miles, I can definitely see how a challenge is the right way to get all of us going over the holidays... and keep off the unwanted pounds while also increasing our fitness!! So in that vein I am reaching out to see who is interested in .....

Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

This challenge will run from Dec 8 - Jan 4 thus getting us through the majority of the holiday parties, sweets, treats and festivals. Please leave a note below by this Friday if you would like to join... I'm still working on prizes so that info will have to come later!

HBBC Rules
1 Point per mile (run or walk or snowshoe)
1 Point per 15 minutes of weight lifting or pilates
1 Point per 15 minutes of another form of cardio (i.e. kick boxing, elliptical)
1 Point per 30 minutes of stretching or yoga or abs

Keep track of your points through whatever means you'd like...be honest.

Report your total points by Jan 5 to my email amandacbrooks at yahoo.

Each week I'll have everyone at least post how they are doing to keep us all motivated... assuming that is you are up for the challenge???
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Gratitude Journal: Debating how I want to continue this...so for today I'll start over with December.
Dec 1: I am grateful for all the yummy holiday recipes I have found this week.

99 comments:

Bobbi said...

hey girky you know I AM IN!!!!

Kim said...

I think I need to get in on this. I feel my bootie expanding already. Not good!

Amanda said...

I am so in for this one!

girlrunningaround said...

I'm in! I didn't learn about POTM until too late, so I'm totally game for this!

Eat2Run2Live said...

I am a reader but would love to do this challenge! I wanted to do the POTM challenge, but after suffering an overuse, running-related injury this past summer, I cannot run over 15 to 20 miles a week. This is great, b/c you can include other forms of fitness!!! Hooray, i'm so excited! Keep us posted and count me in.

Yaktrax said...

Hi,

I saw you posting about Yaktrax. I work for the company and would love to send you a complementary pair to test out and read your feedback on your blog. If you are intersted, just send me your mailing address and shoe size to yaktrax.experience@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Carolyn

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a fun challenge! Good luck!

D10 said...

What a great and fun idea!!

Elina said...

All right, I'm in :)

Cindy said...

yes! Count me in!

Denise said...

Found you through runners lounge and I'm interested. Especially after being laid up sick for a week after the marathon!

www.run-denise-run.blogspot.com

P.O.M. said...

That sounds like fun.
Count me in!

raulgonemobile said...

Sounds fun.. Count me in.

Rachel said...

Count me in too! I can get lots of points weight lifting at the moment.

chandra said...

I'm in!! But I'll need help remembering to send my updates ;) Hooray for motivation!

AnthonyP said...

Found this post through P.O.M. - This is a great challenge. Count me in.

Ashley said...

I would love to join this challenge!

Honey Nut Lo said...

love this idea and cant wait for it! also i am originally from PV,KS..now I study in chicago...I miss home so much and cant wait to go back in december!

Tammy said...

Great idea!
I also found you through P.O.M.

Count me in!

Jess said...

Oh I love the challenge idea! I'm in!

(I found you through POM too!)

newburychick said...

omg neeeed this to keep me motivated when i feel so lazy! I found you through POM also.

streak said...

Awesome idea, I'm in.

kate said...

I would love to join in! I was sooo close for POTM!!
happy Holiday season ;)

Honey Nut Lo said...

ya I actually fly home that day! does that mean you all are running to the plaza?

Amisha said...

Yes!! I'm in. I love the idea of this challenge. I can still work out, but not have to run every single time. Thanks for thinking of it. I'm a reader, please sign me up.

P.O.M. said...

Hey... I had a few people try to post a comment, but couldnt. They would like to join the challenge to:

ZOmbie Mom
The Gazelle
skpatterson
Tea Time
Anthony p
N.D.

Mica said...

Okay, yay, my comment works now! Count me in, ma'am!

loveofoats.com said...

whew - took me a while to comment :)

i am definitely in... i tried to do bobbi's POM challenge but i just couldn't hang w/ everyone; however i know i can do this!

FLYERS26 said...

I'm in !

Runner Leana said...

I'm always up for a challenge! I'll need help getting through taper time shortly!

Oz Runner said...

What the heck, I'll give it a shot. Count me in.

Running Through Time said...

I am in, I found out about this challenge through Pieces of Me blog.

Abby said...

Sounds great - I'm in!

How many points does snow shoeing get?

Database Diva said...

This is perfect. I didn't actually lose weight in last year's challenge, but I didn't gain any either, and that is half the battle. I did gain some this year, and I'm hovering below one of those "don't cross me" numbers on the scale.

Thanks for posting in the old challenge forum!

Kelly said...

I'll give it a shot. I found your blog from POM. Thanks for the friendly competition/challenge to keep everyone motivated. I'm excited!

andrea said...

I'd like to join in

the gazelle said...

YAY! Last night I kept trying and trying to comment, but it wouldn't let me. Glad that it's working now.

I am definitely in (found you through POM).

wowo said...

I also found you through P.O.M. I'm in!

Glam said...

POM must be your pimp because that's how I found you too! Count me in as well!

Tami said...

i'm in. not sure how i found your blog, but here i am!

Kristin said...

Wonderful, I love it! I'm In!! Glad there aren't negative points for eating : )

Cheryl said...

This is so what I need to keep me motivated to train. I have a half on Jan 17. I am in.

N.D. said...

Count me in!

Marie said...

I'll do it!

ashley (sweet and natural) said...

Fun idea!

Marci said...

Great blog, and I'm IN!!

Marci said...

Great blog, and I'm IN!!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Awesome Blog! I'm in:)

Danielle said...

Wow, you've got lots of interest on that one!! I think I like the idea so count me in. I need something.

inmytummy said...

I'm in!

skpatterson said...

hey - i found you through POM (thanks for the heads up about me joining, girl) as well and yes, count me IN!

chasedaylight said...

I'm in...this sounds great!!!

HangryPants said...

What a great idea. I thoroughly enjoyed POTM. I am not sure I can keep track of this, but I will try my best.

Oh and I didn’t read Skinny Bitch, but I’ve heard about and my sister read it. I recently cut out splenda and am using much less sweet stuff in general. Maybe one day, I’ll just stop altogether.

Sara said...

I'm "trying" to be a runner!! Count me in please!

shebaduhkitty said...

I love earning points and I love challenges :)

Emily said...

I couldn't post comments yesterday either.

I don't know how we do this, but sign me up!

I got to your site yesterday from POM and read all about your crazy wedding. That is nuts! I haven't been married nor am I engaged but I have nightmares about botched weddings all of the time. Hope by now it is an endearing memory and I hope that woman is out of business!

littleicesk8ter said...

I am in!!!!

Misspudding said...

databasediva told me about this. I'm IN!

hareandtortoise said...

I'd like to join too!

meghanN said...

I'm in!!! :)

Erin said...

Hey,

I am newer to the blogging world and heard about this challenge through another blog. I love running and am definitely interested. What a great idea! How exactly does this work since its my first challenge- Do we just add them up each week?

Dorothy said...

I'd like to try this one out! I've been looking for a little extra motivation!
PS I found your site through Chandra's Shenanigans blog!

renae said...

This sounds like a must do! I'm in!

Aimee said...

Count me in for this!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I'm in, but there are no points for cake eating?

carolinebee said...

I just found your blog through POTM...i'm not a runner- but I can get in on this for sure! Great idea, can't wait :D

Shirley said...

Wow, a couple of my new running buddies are already signed up, so count me in, too!

I'm also at http://weblog.xanga.com/run45 and http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/index-weekly.asp?memberid=109262&year=&month=&day=.

Tea Time said...

I am interested in taking part in this.

Catherine said...

Love it!!! So excited that I have some motivation to lift and not just to run too!!

Colleen said...

I'm in!! Great blog by the way.. :)

melinda said...

I found your blog though someone else doing the challenge! I am in! Great idea!

sarah said...

you know what? sounds like fun. i like it!! maybe it will motivate me to LIFT MORE!

Bridget said...

Hi Amanda, I just found your blog and this challenge from Chandra's blog. I would love to join!! Hopefully this will keep me motivated through the holidays!

Looking forward to reading your blog - I'm glad to see another midwest blogger out there! I currently live in St Louis and am moving to Omaha in a couple weeks. My in-laws live in the KC area :)

Tyger Lily said...

Found you through POM. Great challenge! Count me in!

joyRuN said...

Coming over from POM & Denise. I'm so needing this!

Ashley said...

I'm a reader, and I would love to sign up for this!!

Holly said...

My bootie can certainly use some busting. This will be fun!

Pinky said...

Hi, I found your challenge from anothers blog. I am interested in your challenge. I hope this helps me out. Thanks for doing it!

Margo said...

Totally need to do this especially since I would rather just eat and drink in December! Thanks for organizing. (Found you through P.O.M. too).

Jenrn said...

I'm in! (Thanks, POM!)

Nat said...

Oh boy do I need this... what a great idea. (Diva sent me over...)

Echers said...

Oh, I definitely need to sign up for this one. Fun!!

Elsa said...

I am new to reading your blog, but if it is not too late I would love to participate. Great motivation for the month!

The Happy Runner said...

Here I am, Little Miss Last Minute -- can I still get in? I hope so!

Zombie Mom said...

I am in - sorry it took me so long to add my committment... perfect timing- I have a marathon in february

Lourdes Yahisha said...

I am in! Thanks!

Terra Kent said...

I'll give it a whirl

Katerina said...

I'm in!!! How fun.

Nobel4Lit said...

Hi... I have been tracking my points, so hope I am in!

jeannie* said...

I'm thinking I may be a tad late.. but if its not TOO late I'd love to join!! I think keeping active is the best way to stay in check over the holidays. When I workout I eat better.. it's as simple as that!

Random Am I said...

Hey there. You may not know me, but my name is Matt and my wife is Bobbi (nhershoes) and she told me about your challenge and wants me to participate. Of course, I probably won't beat her, but at least we can finally see really how much exercise that I really do get. Thanks!

faithtogo said...

Hey, I'm Holly and I've been a long time lurker, I'm finally coming out of the woodwork! I'm in for the Bootie Buster Challenge!

Janice said...

is it to late for me? I know exactly what I have done since the 8th? Let me know

Cassie said...

I'd like to join as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

Melissa said...

New to your blog and I am so in!!
Whatever is easiest on the tracking is fine with me.

Melissa said...

I'm a dork and obviously commented on the wrong post! SORRY!

Stasa said...

Saw this on Bobbi's blog and this will be my first challenge! I'm in!!

Brenna said...

I'd love to join!

Anonymous said...

Is it too late to join. I don't have a blog but I can use daily mile. I need the motivation!
Thanks,
Ginger

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