A Fun and Exciting Workout Challenge

It’s days like today when I’m glad I have more to talk about then just food. Want to know why?

Well, because today’s breakfast was the same as yesterday…


Ok, I guess they’re kinda different, but still.


I had a couple errands to run this morning and snacked on a cranberry SOYJOY bar while I was out, so I guess that was different too.


But today’s lunch was also the same as yesterday.


I’m in a groove right now. Winking smile

Unfortunately for me though, that was the last piece of awesome chicken in the house, so it looks like I’ll have to wait again until next week. That’s alright…it’ll be worth it.


A Fun and Exciting Workout Challenge

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working together with the awesome team over at ChallengeLoop in order to put together a fun new workout challenge for you guys!

The 2012 Closeout Workout Challenge

2012 closeout workout challenge

Some of you may already be familiar with ChallengeLoop, such as those of you who are participating in Gina’s Namaste November Challenge, so when they reached out and asked if I’d be interested in putting something together, I was totally on board.

So, first things first…the details of the challenge:

  • Challenge Name: 2012 Closeout Workout Challenge
  • Details: You can read all of them in full HERE, but basically, you will choose 2-5 exercises and will add up the repetitions to complete 2,012 reps (i.e., "I will complete 2,012 reps of push-ups, burpees, jump squats, etc…")
  • Challenge Start/End Dates: Begins December 1st, ends December 31st.
  • Prizes (of course!): THREE winners in all- (2) participants will win a pair of Reebok Real Flex Fusion TR sneakers (donated by Reebok) and (1) participant will win a $25 "mystery gift card" + other possible goodies courtesy of Yours Truly.

closeout workout challenge


  • How do I sign up? CLICK HERE to get on board!
  • How do I check in? Leave a comment or add a photo by downloading the iPhone app, or visit the challenge page and leave a comment.
  • What types of exercises should/can I do? Well, there’s LOTS to choose from! A few ideas:
      • burpees (your favorite, right?)
      • jumping jacks
      • crunches
      • lunges
      • high knees
      • butt jumps
      • pushups
      • mountain climbers
      • If you still need more ideas, check out this awesome post

With 2012 quickly coming to a close, and the holiday season already upon us, I feel like we get pretty bombarded with “ways to stay slim” or “how to avoid the holiday bulge.” So when I was coming up with this challenge, I knew I wanted it to be something completely different from that. Instead, I wanted a challenge that would allow us to focus on a positive, rather than a negative, and (hopefully) have fun while we’re doing it!

Since 2,012 is a hefty amount of reps (it averages out to about 64 reps per day!) I figured it’d be a little easier to allow you all to choose the reps for more than one exercise. Plus, with choosing your own exercises, you can make it as difficult or easy as you’d like. When you think about it that way…if you choose 5 exercises, that’s really only about 13 reps of each exercise, each day. Totally attainable!

So I’m really, really excited about this challenge and I’m hoping that you’ll all join in with me on it (plus, there’s prizes!!). It doesn’t officially start until Saturday, but I wanted to give you all an early heads up, in case, you know, you’re a big planner like me and like to know things ahead of time.

So what do ya think…who’s ready to join me and close out 2012 with a BANG?? Winking smile


  1. Rebecca W. says

    This is EXACTLY what I need to get my butt back in gear — it will be a great addition to my revamped workout routine! Thanks for putting this together!

  2. Lauren says

    I’ve never heard of challengeloop but what a great idea! I’ll be away from home for a couple weeks around Christmas and New Years and need something to keep me active! So excited to get started! Thanks :)

  3. Amy Risner says

    Definitely, definitely, definitely doing this!!!! I’m going to do the 5 exercises (13 reps each) which will include:
    Bicycle (abs)
    Oblique V-ups
    Bring it on 2,012 Challenge!!!!! Awesome idea Courtney!

  4. Lauren says

    First of all, your breakfast & lunch both look delicious! I make a salad for lunch that’s really similar to that one all the time. I absolutely love avocado, chicken & tomato together! Anyways, love this workout idea. I’ve always been a big believer in NOT waiting until new years to commit to a resolution, especially when it’s health-related. Why wait? I’ll definitely be committing to 2,012 exercise reps before the end of 2012. Like you said, totally attainable :)

  5. says

    Love this idea. I’m so tired of hearing about detoxes and tips to avoid holiday weight gain. I’ve always believed that we don’t need to wait until the New Year or Monday to make changes, it’s better to start in the moment. And to not freak out if you “mess up”. Such a fun challenge!
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  6. says

    Courtney, I LOVE it!! I am totally taking the challenge with you!! I was planning on doing these types of exercises first thing in the morning for the next few weeks anyway(you know, for a little extra calorie burn) and this falls perfectly into that plan. I am super excited!!
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  7. says

    I recently did a deck of cards workout with these types of exercises. Ended up doing 96 burpees, 96 pushups, 96 jump squats, and 96 V-ups in 20 minutes–a good start to 2,012; I posted it on my blog for those who are interested. This sounds like a great way to stay active!
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  8. says

    Awesome challenge! I joined :) I was also totally not feeling the gym today, so this inspired me to make a workout out of body weight exercises and just do them at home! Burpees, squats, pushups, lunges, and crunches here I come!!!
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