dedicated december returns!

by Janetha on November 30, 2012

in goals

happy friday!

if you’ve been following my blog for a year, you might remember last december’s challenge, dedicated december.

well, i am happy to inform you that it’s BACK for december 2012! i have some great companies to sponsor the giveaway prizes each week  as well as a grand prize!

dedicated december is a challenge for you to stay active during the month of december. you will get one point/entry for EVERY workout you complete!

for each and every workout you complete in december, leave a comment on the official dedicated december page. make sure you tell us what the workout was!


  • “today i ran 3 miles in the bitter, bitter cold.”
  • “today i went snowboarding for 7 hours! yeahhh pow day!”
  • “today i went to the gym and completed a lower body workout using free weights.”
  • “today i shoveled snow for 45 minutes. i shoveled my neighbor’s driveway, too!”

make sense?

sorry, but shopping, baking, or chasing your dog/kids because they got a hold of the expensive christmas gift for your mother-in-law does not count as a workout.

oh, and if you are die hard and worked out twice in one day (at separate times) then by all means leave two different comments.

every comment you leave (meaning every workout you log) counts as one entry.

i will draw a name from the comments each week and announce the winners of each weekly prize. here they are:

week 1 (december 1 – december 8) prize: fitmixer aminos & blender bottle!
provided by fitmixer

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week 2 (december 9 – december 15) prize: mixed case of larabars!
provided by larabar


week 3 (december 16 – december 22) prize: gymboss interval timer!
provided by gymboss

week 4 (december 23 – december 31) prize: thermos cold hydration bottle!
provided by thermos


grand prize!

for the MOST workouts logged the entire month: $25 gift card to swanson health products!
provided by swanson health products



i’d like to thank the challenge sponsors: fitmixer, larabar, gymboss, thermos, and swanson health products. you guys are the best!

other details…

  • you DO NOT have to have a blog to participate. don’t be shy! just leave a comment on the dedicated december page every time you work out this month.
  • comments left that are NOT actual workout entries will be deleted (so the random drawing is easier.)

for you bloggers out there, i encourage you to invite your readers to join in the dedicated december fun! feel free to use the images for the challenge.

grab a button! just copy & paste the code from the box below into your post (html) or your sidebar(html widget.) clicking on it will lead to this page.

dedicated december

<a href=”” target=”_self”><img src=”” alt=”dedicated december” /></a>

use the official image! just copy & paste the code from the box below into your post. clicking on it will lead to this page.
dedicated december

<a href=”” target=”_self”><img src=”” alt=”dedicated december” /></a>

so, what do you say? are you in?? i hope so!

the challenge starts tomorrow, december 1. can’t wait to stick to my workouts this month and see you guys do the same. it’ll be fun!

xo. janetha g.

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I’m IN! :)


Brittany @Berries and Barbells November 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to join in.


Bonnie November 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

It’s baaacck! Yeah! :D I’m in, my friend! And on another note, I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last Dedicated December – a whole year? Really? Wow…time flies.


dana@minimalistbaker November 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I’m doing a sunrise run tomorrow with a girlfriend. Can’t wait to put in my first entry! Thanks for doing this – you seriously rock.


Maren November 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I’m not really worried about working out, it’s just staying away from the Christmas goodies before my wedding that I’m worried about! I am definitely going to participate though because I couldn’t last year! YAY!!


Maren November 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

oh and P.S. Swanson is headquartered in Fargo, ND where my mom’s fam is from and really close to where we lived while in MN! Awesome, generous company. At the Fargo marathon last year, they had awesome swag bags!


Christie November 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Super fun & great timing when since finals and the holidays are coming up!!
I’m in :)


Emily @ November 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I’m totally in and have challenged my blog readers (like all 3 hee hee) to participate! : )


Tess November 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Love this! I’m totally in!!


Anna@ActiveFingers November 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I need a reboot in the exercise department so I am in!


Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Definitely a great idea!


@pluvk November 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Sounds like fun! And what great prizes! I’m in. :-)


Carrie C December 1, 2012 at 5:56 am

I’m in! Thanks to the awesome companies for the giveaways. Very cool.


Corey @ When We Wander December 1, 2012 at 7:13 am

What a great challenge to keep up the motivation during one of the most hectic months of the year!


Calee December 1, 2012 at 7:51 am

Oh you know I’m in.


Stephanie H December 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

Did a 45 minute progressive hill elliptical workout at the gym this morning! Way to get December started right :)


Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food December 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Janetha, this is great! What a great way to motivate people to stay active, especially through the holidays! Can’t wait to join in!


The Delicate Place December 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

but shopping is totally a workout ;) i tried a pure barre class the other day…i hardly sweated but it burned a crap ton. i am still feeling DOMS in my abs 2 days later!


Lisa December 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Totally in! Love this.


marie December 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

D’oh! I was so excited about the challenge that I commented in the wrong place!


Janetha December 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Got you covered :)


Jennyb December 2, 2012 at 1:04 am

guessing that the prizes are US only so i will leave comments on the facebook page so i don’t mess up your prize draw but i really need some motivation right now!


Janetha December 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Jenny–if you win a prize and it’s a USA only, I will have them ship it to me and then I will pay the shipping to get it to you!


Jennyb December 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

you are too lovely!


Jessy December 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Just realized I left a comment in the wrong page, haha. Please delete these two comments!


Laura December 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I’m in, regardless of prizes, but….. are prizes for US participants only?


Aimee December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I’m in! Just stumbled upon this. Here are my workouts:

Dec 1st: 30 minute kickboxing class
Dec 3rd: 30 min tabatas at home


Meg December 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm

So pumped for this! YEAH!


Amy December 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Dec 5- Ran 4.43 miles in a strong head wind, in “feels like” 43F weather.

Reply December 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Did 20 minutes of stair stepper, climbed 1.5 miles. Booya. Then did some PT exercises – lots of ball work and abs.


Laura December 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Is anyone else, having trouble getting the button to work on their blog? I am using blogger. The image won’t appear and when I click where the image should be I get an error. I’m not very technically minded so it is probably something really simple.


Janetha December 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I haven’t had anyone with trouble–but I’m not familiar with blogger. Let me look into it tomorrow :) thanks!


Katie December 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

Did a 30-minute interval walking routine and some core work!


Amy December 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

Dec. 6- 1 hour bootcamp class! including push-up shoulder press pyramids!


Elizabeth December 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Crossfit class tonight!


Amy December 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Jan 7-zuzana light #28
10 min AMRAP
20 dragon kicks
20 jump lunges
15 pike jumps
10 reptile pushups


Maura December 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Jolly Jaunt 5K in Springfield- 26:01!


Mireya December 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

I ran 5.25 miles on 12/9!


Amy December 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

12/10- 30 min of intervals on the elliptical (bleh). bench presses, dips assisted pull ups, standing side crunches (weighted)


Mireya December 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

50 minutes on the elliptical 12/10!


Christa December 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

Last night i did 2.3 miles run/walk on the treadmill. I know it seems like i do the same workout every night, but i’m trying to build up to just running my 2 miles ;)


Amy December 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm

DEC 11- ZWOW #45
this was actually fun

burpee with knee hug 30x

repeat below 2x
wall stand w/pushup 10x
8 lb jump squat 30x
Row knee tuck 10x
jump lunge (1-2-3) side kick 10x


Amy December 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

dec 13- 1 hour of bootcamp class which included ZWOW #45, so more wall handstands!


Mireya December 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

12/13 – Elliptical 50 minutes!


Mireya December 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Ran 6 miles today!


Maura December 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Set a PR at a 5K this morning. 24:01! Never thought I would break 25 minutes but I finally did it!


Mireya December 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

12/17 ran 3 miles!


Christa December 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

Sunday we did 4 laps around the track at the dog park. I think a lap = 1/2 mile, so i’m going with 2 miles walked…pulling a dog that is part hound and wants to sniff everything each time we walk by it :/


Mireya December 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

12/18 worked 1 hr on the elliptical!


Mireya December 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

12/19 ran 3 miles!


Mireya December 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

12/20 I ran 3 miles!


Mireya December 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

12/23 ran 4 miles!


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