I want to take a moment to shout out a great big thanks to Amanda over at RuntoTheFinish for putting together the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge! Overall, I scored 170 some points (not nearly as many as some) but had a fun time with the challenge.
Because of the challenge and being able to earn 1 point for consuming 7 servings of fruits and veggies each day, I have learned (and forced) myself to include more fruits and veggies into my daily meals. Prior to this challenge I was eating fruits and veggies, but not enough. I realized that when I started eating 7 servings each day, I felt fuller, I didn't have room for other crappy foods, and I started craving fruits rather than sweets. LOVE it!
Another thing I noticed with this challenge was that I started to add more stretching/strengthening/yoga into my routine since I was earning points for this too. In the past, these things would sometimes get pushed to the side as I was too focused on getting in my miles on the treadmill/bike or meters in the pool.
Thanks again, Amanda, for putting this together! Even though the challenge is over, I am still paying attention to my fruits and veggies, along with stretching, strengthening, and yoga!
Did you participate in the challenge? How did you do?