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December Fitness Challenge: The Gift of Fitness

giftoffitness decchallenge1 December Fitness Challenge: The Gift of FitnessI racked my brain trying to come up with a reasonable and decent, worthwhile fitness challenge for December.

With a marathon next month, I didn’t want the challenge to be anything to strenuous.  I couldn’t take the chance of hurting myself, but I also needed to keep focused and something to prevent me from eating stacks of Christmas cookies.

I didn’t want to do something we’ve already done, such as burpees, planks, push-ups, yoga or  ab exercises even though I could use a push for a six-pack again.  Besides, even after all those burpees, some people still hate burpees, but oddly people love planks.

Then, it dawned on me.  Why not offer a fitness challenge that incorporates a little of everything?  Let my readers decide what they want to do, but keep encouraging them to do it.

So, my loyal Run DMT readers, I give to you “The Gift of Fitness”.  The December fitness challenge is simply a reminder to do something, anything every day.  By doing something every day, we’ll help battle the holiday bulge and kick those extra Christmas calories to the curb.

Anything goes!  Run, walk, plank, core exercises, swim, run, bike or burpee your way through December!  Pick whatever fitness keeps you on track with your fitness goals and do it.

I’m really excited about this fitness challenge and doubly excited because I’m co-hosting it with a truly inspirational and fitness junkie, Jenny of MetamorFit.  Her transformation into a fitness junkie is an incredible story and journey and she’s the perfect co-host because she already does some kind of fitness every day.

If you’re ready to give yourself the Gift of Fitness this December, join us by adding your blog title and url and/or your Twitter handle and url to the linky party below.  Then, follow @denisermt and @JennyMetamorfit on Twitter.  Use the hashtag #fitgift.

Spread the word by regifting our fitness challenge.  Share #fitgift with your readers and followers.  Blog about it and add the button to your sidebar.  Tweet it too.  “I’m giving myself the Gift of Fitness this December with @denisermt and @JennyMetamorFit. #fitgift”

Thanks for playing along and good luck!  Happy holidays!

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 December Fitness Challenge: The Gift of Fitness

Denise Mestanza-Taylor+

 December Fitness Challenge: The Gift of Fitness

Denise

Living life as a mom on the run between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 11, 7, 2). Before a blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. I'm currently training for a fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer for the Tampa Bay Bloggers on Facebook. I'm currently training for two marathons as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. From start to finish, I'm a mom on the run trying maintain an easy pace through it all.

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  • Jen says:

    Love this, so important to encourage everyone to get active!

    1 December, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  • LizForADay says:

    Challenges always keep me going. :)

    1 December, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      Me too. I need daily direction and focus.

      1 December, 2012 at 1:19 pm
  • Courtney @ JourneyofaDreamer says:

    Oh how fun! I may have to join in on this to help keep me on track during my Dietbet challenge. The pot is at $1540 now and I’m eager to win it!! Feel free to invite your friends to sign up here: http://bit.ly/S8INjx

    1 December, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      That is INCREDIBLE! I will definitely spread the word!

      3 December, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • RunToInspire says:

    Agreed! A little of SOMETHING every day is how to do it… thanks for the inspiration

    1 December, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      We all inspire each other. Just doing my part. Thanks for stopping by!

      3 December, 2012 at 9:02 am
  • rafdarrow (@rafdarrow) says:

    I’m in

    1 December, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      YAY! Thanks, Running Betty!

      3 December, 2012 at 8:56 am
  • jenna says:

    the gift of fitness is such a cute idea! what’s a better gift that our health, right?! :o) spa <3

    1 December, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      Thank you! And one size fits all! :-)

      3 December, 2012 at 8:55 am
  • Caroline Calcote says:

    I’m in! I’m already committed to a “one mile a day every day” challenge, so this fits right in! :)

    1 December, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      Awesome! I love when challenges fit together like that!

      3 December, 2012 at 8:54 am
  • Kat says:

    Good thing I’m already a busy body! ;)

    2 December, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    • Run DMT says:

      Me too! Wouldn’t have it any other way! :-)

      3 December, 2012 at 8:55 am
  • Anne says:

    Great idea! I successfully completed 2 days so far :)

    2 December, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  • Kim @ This Belle Rocks says:

    I’m game, and could sure use it! Where/how do we check in? Or are we just kind of on our own?

    3 December, 2012 at 3:52 am
    • Run DMT says:

      YAY! Check in via twitter, hastag #fitgift and we’ll add you to the #fitgift list. If you blog about, tweet @denisermt and @jennymetamorfit your post.

      3 December, 2012 at 8:54 am
  • Kelly@ShapeDaily says:

    I think thats a great idea, and a “challenge” to always stay active. Its hardest for me to do something everyday during the weekends when I don’t have a set schedule and am more prone to feel lazy, but even getting some situps or pushups in is beneficial and will definitely be beneficial when the 25th rolls around and I’m eating cookies and apple pie.

    3 December, 2012 at 4:38 pm
  • Gillian Stephen (@Gillian_Stephen) says:

    Hi, great idea! I too love a good fitness challenge but essentially what you are trying to encourage everyone to do, is to keep active #fitgift sums this up perfectly.

    Connecting from the Fitness Friday blog hop.

    Fitnessbuster Supporting you in getting your fitness and nutrition back on track

    7 December, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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