Monday, November 9, 2015

My #HolidaySweat Goals

Happy Monday and Day 2 of the #HolidaySweat Challenge!

What's that sweaty challenge all about? The #HolidaySweat Challenge involves tracking your minutes of exercise and your fruit and veggie intake each day by logging them at

Set goals, stay motivated and encourage others throughout the holiday season!

TODAY'S PROMPT: What's your minutes goal this week? How will you get there?!

My #HolidaySweat GOAL(s)

Each week, I am shooting for at least 250 minutes of exercise plus 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies. Fitting in the fruits and veggie servings is more difficult for me than the exercise. Yes, I'm a "freggies" slacker. This challenge will be good for me AND my family!


Fitting in exercise with my two little ones at home sometimes feels like a juggling act but making the time to exercise is worth it! I do my best to stay flexible with my schedule, get creative with the strength training and manage my time wisely. So much of my days are weather- and child-dependent!

My usual week of exercise in non-marathon-training mode looks something like this:

Monday: 30-45 minute easy run with the stroller
Tuesday: 30-34 minute hill or speed intervals on treadmill
Wednesday: 20 minutes strength training
Thursday: 30-45 minute tempo run on treadmill or with stroller
Friday: 20 minutes strength training
Saturday: 60-minute "long run"
Sunday: Rest

My focus is to enjoy the workouts and rest/stretch MORE. Marathon training starts in January and I want to avoid burn out by pushing too hard now!

As for the fruit and veggie goal, I will be extra motivated to sneak fruit and/or veggies into EVERY meal and snack. I love spinach and it is easy to throw in almost any meal.

Join the #holidaysweat challenge by logging your minutes/freggies and sharing the daily prompts! Here are the prompts for this week:

Use these prompts to get you going each day! Share your response anywhere and everywhere: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, your blog... at home!

Monday, November 9: What's your minutes goal this week? How will you get there?! #pranastyle @prana #holidaysweat @runtothefinish @fitapproach #sweatpink

Tuesday, November 10: Show us your sweaty style! What's your favorite workout outfit or gear? #pranastyle @prana #holidaysweat @runtothefinish @fitapproach #sweatpink

Wednesday, November 11: Show us how you take your workout outside when it's cold (or even snowing!) #pranastyle @prana #holidaysweat @runtothefinish @fitapproach #sweatpink

Thursday, November 12: Squats? Pushups? Planks? What's your favorite strengthening move? #pranastyle @prana #holidaysweat @runtothefinish @fitapproach #sweatpink

Friday, November 13: FREE FRIDAY! Show us what you're up to today... sweating, eating, cooking, you name it! #pranastyle @prana #holidaysweat @runtothefinish @fitapproach #sweatpink
Are you participating in the #HolidaySweat Challenge?
What are your fitness goals for this winter?

Linking up with Jessica and Jill on the Fit Dish. #thefitdish


  1. I am in! Going for 500 minutes this week and eat all the freggies I can get my hands on! See you there!

  2. Wow! I am only going for 30 minutes a day 5 days a week but you definitely make me want to amp up my goals!! So excited to be a part of this challenge!

  3. Nice goals Amy. No doubt you will crush them. Such a great challenge. #fitfamlove xoxo