I’ve heard about the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge (HBBC) in the past — Amanda from Run to the Finish has been hosting this challenge for a few years now. I never paid it much attention, though. I guess I figured I was too busy to add another thing to my schedule. (I’m a choral singer. We get pretty busy around the holidays!)
But … I like to work out. I know I’m going to stay active despite the extra time singing, but I could use the extra incentive to make sure I don’t let too many workouts slide. Plus it sounded like fun, and there’s a chance to win prizes!
We have a handy worksheet to track our points for different types of workouts. We have a private Facebook group (which is awesome!) to chat, discuss our workouts and motivate each other. And we get a bonus point each day for eating lots of fruits and veggies!
To keep things interesting, I also decided I’m going to attempt to do the Runners World Holiday Running Streak. All I have to do is run at least one mile every day, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s!
Monday: Bikram yoga, boot camp class
Tuesday: 4-mile run
Wednesday: Bikram yoga
Thursday: Turkey Chase 10K, cook Thanksgiving dinner/dessert (yes, that counted as bonus points!)
Friday: 1-mile run, Workout of the Week (WOW) strength workout
Saturday: 10-mile run
Sunday: Bikram yoga, 1.6-mile walk, 2-mile run
I may have failed my veggie requirement a few days thanks to Thanksgiving (and leftovers) — I’m not counting mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie towards my quota — but I’m looking forward to getting back on track in week two!