Sunday, November 25, 2012

I'm back

It has been a long time since I have last posted, but I recently joined a challenge that will be lots of fun! It's called the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge, and since I am very competitive, this will be a good way for me to continue to be active even between training schedules and especially over the holidays.  If you are interested, go to Holiday Bootie Buster 2012, and let them know I sent ya!

The first week went really well.  My goal for this week was to get 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies (freggies) each day this week.  I was successful, and I am very pleased about this!  Had a fantastic week of training as well.  I even tried the Workout of the Week, which is part of the challenge.  Did it twice!

I am loving this challenge and the accountability that the group is giving me.  Lots of inspiration as well!  Even on days when I don't want to do anything, I look at the wonderful things that others are doing, and I get off my butt and get my workout done!

The goal for the coming week is to get in 2 swims, 2 bike rides, and stretching/yoga 3-4 days this addition to my normal running.  :)

Thanks, Amanda for doing this!

HBBC2012 week 1 points:

Bonus points:
1 point each day for posting to FB (7)
1 point for doing WOW (1)
2 points for getting family out on Thanksgiving (2)
1 point each for posting participation to Twitter and FB (2)
2 points for posting link on blog (2)

workout points:
32.8 miles running (32.8)
1 mile walk (1)
90 minutes swimming (9)
27 minutes WOW (1.8)
40 minutes stretching/yoga (2)
18.3 miles cycling (6.1)
30 minutes of football game on thanksgiving (2.5)
1 point per day for freggies (7)
cooking/cleaning for Thanksgiving (1.8)

Total points: Bonus + Workout = 76.7

I would love to see this closer to 90 this coming week.  My goal is to get this up to 100!  :)


  1. Nice job for the first week! I definitely didn't get up that high! Go Mel!

  2. Great first week! 100? Wow! You're not far off.

  3. Great points this week! So how are you getting all of your veggies in? Im always looking for ideas. I have been getting mine in, pretty much, but not in fun, new ideas...have you done anything that is really tasty?

  4. yeah!! so glad you are loving the challenge and it's got you motivated