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Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

The 3rd annual Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge is here!! We have had over 120 participants for the last two years and I expect even more this year. The goal of HBBC is to provide a little additional motivation to stay active and make good choices throughout the holiday season. The stats say the average American may gain at LEAST 5lbs…but even if you gain 2lbs and don’t lose it that adds up each year.

WHY PARTICIPATE??
A. We had an awesome time! The involvement from everyone and encouragement is amazing.
B. It kept folks from gaining holiday poundage
C. Some seriously good prizes…Sweaty Bands, Once Again Nut Butter, Lara bar, New Balance Shorts, Oiselle Running tank, CEP socks, green teas, yoga bag…to name a few…more details to come.

HBBC Rules
1 Point per mile (run/walk/snowshoe)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 20 minutes of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs
1 Point per 15 minutes of low impact cardio (i.e. aerobics, easy biking)
1 Point per 10 minutes of high impact cardio (spin, kickbox, etc)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies

Challenge will run from Nov 20 to Jan 7…this helps to cover you for the major holidays!

Additional points: Because I am all about taking care of your entire mind, body, soul connection there will be additional posts/questions where you can earn points throughout the challenge.

STANDARD FAQS
Examples of counting points:
1 hour cross training class of weights and cardio: 2 points weights and 2 points cardio.
1 hour cross country skiing: 4
Why is it weighted towards running? The majority of readers are runners looking for added holiday motivation…and it’s my blog. :)
I don’t have a blog can I participate: Yes, but as noted in tracking points there must be some method for us to see what you’re doing. Daily Mile, Facebook, etc.

TRACKING POINTS
Keep track of your points through whatever means you'd like...just be honest. I will provide a Google Doc for everyone to enter their points and see how others are doing. The upside is it can inspire you and the downside is some folks get tempted to cheat. Based on an issue we had in year one, I will probably need to ask for proof of some sort if the winner blows us all out of the water.

PRIZES
Prizes are clearly the second best part of this challenge…the first is eating those holiday treats and knowing you won’t be putting on a single pound to start 2011. Complete prize details will be coming soon. Possible ways to win:

1. Total points prize
2. Randomly drawn winners

SIGN UP
Sign up now (here) to participate in the the 2010 Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge and then bookmark the spreadsheet so you can be sure to keep updating your points!
For some additional points right off the bat spread the word to get others involved:
+1 Tweet or FB
+2 Post the logo to your blog
HolidayBootieBuster

Button Code (paste in your side bar under HTML and it will show and link the logo):
<a href=http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-bootie-buster-challenge.html><img src="http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr64/acb8d2/HolidayBootieBuster.jpg%22 border="0" alt="HBBC Logo"></a>

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109 comments:

  1. I'm trying to sign up, but the spreadsheet won't allow me to edit! Is anyone else having trouble?

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  2. The spreadsheet won't let me input anything! I want to join in, but I cannot add my name and blog! Help!

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  3. Yep. The google doc will not allow editing. And of course, we all want to sign up! ;-)

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  4. I have been trying to sign up, but the spreadsheet won't allow to insert. I did post on my facebook page and then I put it on my blog. I think that is 3 points:)

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  5. Haven't tried the Google Doc yet, but yea I'm so pumped for this its not even funny!

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  6. I have a question... if this doesn't start till Nov 20, does that mean we cannot start getting points until then, right?? So we cant count putting it on our blog, etc.

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  7. I'm in and signed up.

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  8. I'm so in! How fun!! :)

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  9. So excited!!! I tweeted (do I go ahead and add a point?)

    Will add the button tomorrow. Woohoo!!

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  10. yeah! I'm excited already. Now how to fit it all in without my awesome Army son's help. ugh, it's going to be way too many runs on the treadmill. ;-)

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  11. http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-bootie-buster-challenge-2010.html

    Thanks for keeping me accountable!

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  12. Hooray! I am so in! Off to post the badge on my sidebar :)

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  13. I signed up and put the button on my blog. The button code didn't work at first but after a little code tweaking it seems to now... not sure if others will have trouble or not. I'm really excited about this because my last "big" race is the 20th and this will provide me with the motivation I need for after that. Thanks!

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  14. SO SO SO excited!! Just what I need!

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  15. I posted the logo on my blog. I'm in to participate!

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  16. Yippee! I'm so excited. Signed up and the logo is on my blog. This challenge and the 10K I signed up for on 01/02 should keep me in check for the holidays. :-)

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  17. I like it! I'm in! Will post the logo on my blog!

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  18. I'm definitely in!! Great idea!

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  20. This is a fantastic idea! I'm signed up and about to go put the button on my blog!

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  21. I tweeted twice, I added button to blog, I'm ready for my 2nd year. Do you have the spreadsheet from last year? Would like to review my stats and placing. :) Got a bigger bootie to bust this year. (not really) but I want to bust some of what always seems to hang around.

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  22. HOORAY! This is just what I need right now!

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  23. Signed up and have the button on my blog (running42km.blogspot.com). Really excited - I'm having a motivational crisis, so I just need to hang on until the 20th!

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  24. I signed up and listed my blog (because I want people to see and read it... shameless self promotion, I know), but I actually plan to track my points on daily mile. Is that cool?

    Amy Lauren

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  25. i am so on with this... like donkey kong! Can't wait!

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  26. This sounds like so much fun!! Great idea! :o) I pasted the button on my blog and will post about it as well. Thanks for putting this together :o)

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  27. I just signed up! This is just what I needed to get me to the new year when I start training for my next marathon.
    I am putting this on my blog and I facebooked it : )

    Twila

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  28. Yahoooo! I'm so glad to see this back! I need it now!!!

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  29. I put it on my blog and on facebook!

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  30. I am in - for the second year!

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  31. Okay, this is awesome...your blog is such a great motivation. I'm signed up but will probably not earn as many points as I would if I wasn't coming back from a serious injury but hey, I can handle being in the back of the pack. I probably won't be winning any points. :( :)

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  32. fun challenge:) i don't think I can track it w/all the mayhem of the season, but I'll def keep it in my mind and post it on my blog to pass along;-)

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  33. I'm IN! And so excited!

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  34. YEAH!! I loved this last year. I'm in.

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  35. I just signed up!! What a great way to keep us motivated over the busy holiday season

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  36. I'm in! :D I'll put the logo up and tweet about it soon!

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  37. YAY!!! I really need this :-)
    I signed up, tweeted and I'm grabbing your button.

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  38. oooh, i'm ready to kick some butt!!

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  39. Signed up and button on my blog

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  40. Wow!! This sounds like a great challenge! I'm in!

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  41. Good luck with your contest but the holiday season is the one time of year where I get inactive and make horrible food choices.

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  42. Alright count me in! Lord knows I'll need some motivation once it starts snowing here!!! Please send some sunshine my way!!!

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  43. I am all signed up! Keep that bootie wee!

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  44. Just tweeted about it! AND I added the logo! Can't wait! Thanks again girlie!

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  45. Signed up! I heard about this last year and am happy I get to join in this year.

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  46. I'm in! printing the rules right now.

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  47. I'm in as well! Posted the button on my blog +2

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  48. Posted on my blog!

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  49. Sounds like fun...I'm in and have put the button onto my sidebar.

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  50. Sounds fun! Count me in :) and will put the button on my blog!

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  51. I posted on my blog! http://milestocali.blogspot.com

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  52. I love that snow-shoeing got a little love :)

    I'm very excited for a December without training, but that doesn't mean I'll be sedentary, so count me in! It'll definitely help me get back into a rhythm with stretching and core work.

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  53. What a great idea! I was really diligent last year and managed to lose weight all through the holidays while training for a marathon. I'm not training for one now, but will need all the help I can get staying on track. I'm in!

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  54. I'm very excited to do this again this year!!! I posted on my blog this morning about it.
    http://thejesseblogs.blogspot.com/2010/11/lacking-motivation.html

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  55. I'm in sounds like a good time!!

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  56. First day of snow: time to take on a seasonal challenge! I'm in.

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  57. I posted on my blog: funnysmartandimportant.blogspot.com!

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  58. This sounds awesome, I'm in! I will write up a blog about it this evening.
    http://shutterbugshann.livejournal.com

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  59. Had to put the link into a blog post as my free blog doesn't allow me to post it into my sidebar, does that qualify for 2 points?

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  60. I want to sign up! how do i do that exactly?

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  61. So ridiculously excited :)

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  62. I am in, button is on my blog and linked to on facebook.

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  63. I'm in, too. Will get the button on my blog and facebook like before the day is over. Thanks for organizing, Becky

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  64. count me in! Just signed up! I missed it last year and I'm excited I made it this year!

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  65. Sounds like just what I need. Especially the points for the veggies!

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  66. looking forward to this. thanks!

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  68. I'm in. Posted the button to my blog put I'm getting the red X. Can anyone share the code for the button that is working?

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  69. I'm in! I just posted the button on my sidebar and I'm heading over to tweet about it now.

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  70. Great idea. I am totally in and will post to my blog and my facebook friends. Hope others join us too!

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  71. I am in! I'm a new follower, I am signed up and ready to go!

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  72. I'm in! Excited to do this since I missed out on the PR Challenge!

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  73. New follower here - great idea! Count me in!

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  74. New to your blog! Just signed up and I am so excited to stay healthy this holiday season!

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  75. What is the deadline for signing up? I'm a natural born procrastinator and need to make sure I leave things like this to the last minute. ;)

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  76. I just posted a blog post on the challenge!

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  77. I put the challenge on Facebook!

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  78. I'm in and I posted it on Facebook!!

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  79. I'm totally in - I've tweeted and FBed the link too

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  80. I am so in this year!!! Would you be up for doing a little commercial (guest post) about this on my blog. I am not doing the POTM challenge this year and I think there would be a lot of my readers that would love to be involved?!!!

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  81. I just signed up :)I was just wondering - I put the logo on my sidebar but the HTML address shows up with the logo, do you by anychance know how to change that?
    Looking forward to the challenge;)!

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  82. Great idea! Looking forward to it!

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  83. does a 5k the night before thanksgiving count as a turkey day activity?

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  84. Just what I needed! All signed up and ready to go, but...need to try not to spend too much "butt time" checking out all the other participants' blogs!!!

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  85. Count me in!!!

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  86. Amy Ramos4:48 PM

    I just added myself. I am in!!!

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  87. Sign me up sign me up!!!

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  88. so excited!! This will definitely be fun since I'm training for a marathon :)

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  89. I have a feeling that this is the incentive and accountability that I need to make it thought the holidays healthy!!! So excited!!

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  90. I love the idea of a holiday challenge...this is just what to stay active and healthy during the holidays!

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  91. Yes, this is exactly what I need! Found you through Awaken the Strength. Lots of people signed up!

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  92. I'm in. Just signed up.

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  93. I'm in! I will sign up now and post it later today on my blog.

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  94. Anonymous8:23 AM

    I just signed up. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

    Marie G
    mgaltier@yahoo.com

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  95. What a great idea! I just signed up. Thanks!

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  96. I signed up and posted on my blog! Thanks for doing this.

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  97. I just signed up and am going to post on the blog. I think I did it correctly...spreadsheets are not my forte. Sounds like fun!

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  98. VERY COOL! I haven't done something like this since my Weight Watchers days! So excited to participate, I rock at these kinds of challenges!

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  99. Is it too late to enter?? I just heard about this!

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  100. Thank you for the challenge! Because of this I made it through Holiday number 1 without gaining weight! :) I am pretty sure this challenge motivated me to run 10 miles on thanksgiving and do an hr of strength/stretching. :)

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  102. I really like your point its good improvement thanks for giving me good info
    Pegasos world

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  103. What do all the colors mean on the spreadsheet?

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  104. Sounds very interesting...

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  105. Loving it!! But apparently I'm illiterate :) I didn't catch the difference between the high impact and low impact cardio. Had to go back and redo my numbers. Yay for having a workout calendar!!! Most of my cardio is high impact, and I was shorting myself :(

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