Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge 2011

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Today is the first day of the HBBC.  This will be my third year participating in the challenge.  I think its a fun way to stay active during the holiday season.  And, it reminds me to eat my fruit & veggies before grabbing for snacks and treats :)

The HBBC is hosted by Amanda at Run to the Finish.  This year there are three levels of participants:  Builders, Doers, & Advanced.  I choose the Advanced group because, at the time, I was in marathon training mode and because I’m active almost everyday. 

The challenge runs from November 19th thru January 6th. 

The HBBC works like this:  you earn “points” for activities

1 point per mile {run/walk}

1 point per 3 miles biked

1 point per 20min of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs

1 point per 15min of low impact cardio {low impact aerobics, easy biking, skiing, skating, water aerobics, snow shoeing}

1 point per 10min of high impact cardio {spinning, kickboxing, lap swimming}

1 point per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits/veggies

    • Servings sizes for fruit/veggies:
      • 1/2 cup of fruit
      • 1 medium piece of fruit
      • 1/4 cup of dried fruit
      • 3/4 cup {6 ounces} of 100%  fruit or vegetable juice
      • 1 cup of leafy vegetables
      • 1/2 cup of cooked or raw vegetables

Anyone is eligible to participate and you can join at any time by going HERE {only participants who start by Nov 22 will be eligible for the final overall prizes}. 

 

What are you doing to stay active during the holiday season?

1 comment:

ajh said...

I have no problem staying active. That is a given in my life. Bad eating on the other hand.......not so good with that.