HBBC Challenge 2011 and A (nother) Winner!

The holidays are [rapidly!] approaching – we are already into the second week of November! I don’t know about you, but I am not ready for the holidays at all. And, I don’t really feel like I will be into the holiday spirit this year. To think that Christmas (Yikes! I said Christmas on my blog!) is just over a month away is kind of freaking me out.
I feel like I might be a Scrooge this year….!
The holidays pose several challenges for me year after year, particularly relating to health and fitness. It seems like it is a never-ending stream of parties, get-togethers, socials and other happenings. There is food – and not the healthy kind – and drinks. Sweet treats, rich dips and cheeses, lavish spreads and more choices and dishes than I can handle. I overeat at the holidays and if I don’t gain a few pounds (the average American gains five pounds every holiday season), I certainly do not lose any. I have a problem with self control, I guess.
Not to mention, my running and workouts take a hit too. It seems like around the holidays, everything else comes first. This is not to say that family, work and friends’ parties are not important, but they quickly become the priority and I don’t get out and run – or get out and anything, for that matter. Combine that with all the food and drink and voila – more weight, less run. I can’t do that this holiday season with the Goofy coming up in January! I needto stay on track.
Enter the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge 2011 brought to you by Run to the Finish:
Here is what Amanda at Run to the Finish has to say about the Fourth Annual Challenge:
I love this challenge because it provides added incentive to find time for workouts, find room for veggies and feel good through the holiday season. We’ve all seen the reports that the average American gains and maintains 5lbs every holiday season…that is not the gift that I want to receive or give! Amazingly a lot of people find that with this challenge they end up being MORE active than before because what you measure you change…and suddenly measuring your activity really gets you going!

I did it last year and while I didn’t win any prizes, it was still a lot of fun to track my progress and rack up the points! It definitely helped hold me accountable for eating smart and staying active. And, a little healthy competition keeps us all motivated when the going gets tough. The best part? It’s free and anyone can participate! What are you waiting for? Sign up today! The challenge runs from Nov 19 to Jan 6 so you are covered for all of the major holidays.  
Unfortunately, the original winner of the DivaCup did not respond so I picked a new winner this evening. Let’s hope this one goes better…so, per the Random Number Generator…
Who said:
Email me please, Rachel, at sara@wordstorunby.com by midnight on Sunday, November 13, 2011 and I will put you in touch with DivaCup to claim your prize! Congratulations!
I hope to see you all at the HBBC Challenge 2011!
Until the next mile marker, 



  1. Staying healthy during the holidays sure is a struggle! Unfortunately I’m staying away from all “challenges” this time because #1 focus of course is a healthy baby. But you can count me in once baby is here and I aim to get back to my pre-pre-pre pregnancy weight =) I am a very competitive person so it’s really difficult for me to turn down so many of these challenges that are popping up all over blog land!

    Some of my tips that I shared on my blog were to 1) indulge wisely (make it worth it), 2) watch your portions (1 slice of pie=1 slice of pie, not 3!) and 3) Enjoy the HoliDAYS- not the entire season! Pick a party/Day and enjoy it- don’t slack off from now until 2012.

    And don’t forget- if you don’t feel like working out, just get dressed!

    Good luck during the challenge! Can’t wait to see your progress =)


  2. LaurieBilovesky says

    Oh! Thanks for posting about the challenge. I find staying healthy during the holidays really difficult too. I plan to enter!

    We can all keep each other on track!

  3. Good for you for signing up for the HBBC – one more tool to help you stay on track with your training and keep your Goofy goal uppermost in your mind.

    I signed up for it too. Not having done it before I dont’ know what to expect, but I think it will be fun for me to be accountable publicly.

    I read the Runners World August issue today about half marathons… I am starting to get excited about training now that I am running again.

  4. I will be thrilled to only gain 5 pounds by Christmas, but I’m not sure how the doctor will feel about that. I feel like a beached whale.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.