A healthy, sweaty holiday - Are you in?

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It is that time of year again. The time of year when Amanda at Run to the Finish offers her Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. This is her 7th year of doing this and my 4th year of participating and guess what? Things are shaking up! This year Amanda and Sweat Pink have come together and registration for the Holiday Sweat Challenge is now open!

When I first joined years ago the challenge was free but let me tell you, it is worth the small fee of $16 and hey, Amanda does need to pay to ship those awesome prizes out to you! You can only do so much from the goodness of your heart, right? And seriously, $16 is nothing much. In the olden days I would have just said, hey, I will give up a morning bagel and coffee here and there. Thing is, I have given those up. I no longer go to the deli each work day for breakfast. I bring my own now. It is healthier and the deli has closed. Those have nothing in common. I am just saying, I couldn't even go now if I wanted to.  And how many of us pay a little something here and there for a gym membership (I used to, I quit that too), yoga classes (I bought an app for only $1.99 or something like that), Starbucks (an occassional treat), etc.

But what do you get for $16? Six weeks of awesomeness! Let me tell you, the facebook group with this challenge is my number one reason for returning. The support is beyond amazing and I have never seen it anywhere else online. Never! Well, never until I joined I Run for Michael but that is completely different and yet just as awesome.

Support not your thing? Okay, maybe you are not big into logging into facebook and sharing hurdles and accomplishments so how about friendly competition? How about the thrill of earning points by being active, eating freggies, and drinking water? Yes, I have actually stayed on the treadmill for one more mile to get one more point. It is motivating when things may be hectic and trying to pull you away from your priorities. And what about prizes? Do they interest you? I still have my shorts and running top I won a couple of years ago and each time I put them on to run, I think of this challenge and the wonderful ladies I have met along the way. I think of my accomplishments and how I have grown healthier over the years. I think of the days I drank diet coke and now, no more. I think of the days when I ate less freggies and often had dehydration headaches. And I know by the end of this 6-week challenge I will find something new in me. Something to propel my forward on my path of wellness. Something worth mentioning a year from now to readers like you.

So go ahead, sign up for the Holiday Sweat Challenge, and sign up. Please tell Amanda I sent you!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful Amanda is still hosting this challenge.
Daily Affirmation: I am going to SWEAT PINK through the holidays!

Still not convinced? Check out my recommendation from last year and from 2012.


  1. I can't wait to start my first Holiday Sweat challenge!

    1. So happy you are joining us!


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