Fitness over the holidays | The #30FOR30 movement challenge

Do you find it difficult to stick with your fitness and nutrition plan once the holiday season starts? (I know, some of you don’t need the holidays as an excuse; sticking with fitness is challenging no matter the time of year…)

Every year I tell myself that this will be the year that I don’t indulge. Christmas baking? Who needs it! Seasonal cocktails? I can do without.

Guess how long my resolve lasts? About as long as it takes the second pan of gingerbread to cool!

Why? Because food is a huge part of family celebrations and traditions.

This year I’m taking a completely different approach to fitness over the holidays.

In addition to maintaining my regular workouts, I’m challenging myself to add an extra 30 minutes of movement to my day, each and every day in December (with the possible exception of Christmas Day itself; time off for good behaviour, you know!). That way, I can still enjoy the tastes of the season without worrying about their effects on my waistline!

I’m calling my challenge #30FOR30; 30 minutes of activity for 30 days in December. Care to join me?

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That extra activity can be anything you choose; a run, a walk, shovelling snow, building a snow fort (surprisingly hard work!), washing the floors, taking a Zumba class. As long as you’re moving and it’s 30 minutes MORE than you’d usually do in a day! Regular workouts don’t count :)

I’ll be sharing my #PROOF with you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #30FOR30. You should too!

Make sure you’re following me (I always follow back unless you try to sell me followers or post naughty pictures to my feed):

Twitter: fitknitchick_1

Instagram: fitknitchick_1

Facebook: Fitknitchick

Looking forward to seeing what YOUR daily #30FOR30 looks like!


  1. I must be crazy but I’ll join! I love the idea of the extra minutes of movement!
    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness recently posted…Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge 2012 || Week 2 RecapMy Profile

    • Not crazy; thwarting crazy!
      I will be heading to the gym next to my daughter’s skating lesson to get in a bit of extra cardio this morning! Pics later!

  2. Today will be tough to add to as I have to sit in the car driving to LA and back for a meeting 2 hours away. And I sit at the meeting too. Aaaackkk! So starting tomorrow I’ll add 30 minutes. Do I need to stop sending the naughty pics as well?
    KymberlyFunFit recently posted…Crank Up Your Metabolism and DigestionMy Profile

    • Okay, you’re off the hook for today, but that means you’ll have to get 30 in on the 25th!
      And only nice pics please! The kidlets like to look over my shoulder when I’m on the computer!

  3. now this is how we need to celebrate the holidays! with MOVEMENT and NOURISHMENT! yes!


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