Introducing the #MoveHappy Challenge!


Introducing the #MoveHappy Challenge!

A few weeks ago, I started tagging many of my workout photos on Instagram and Twitter with #MoveHappy. It’s my reminder that I’m blessed to be able to move & sweat, so I want to enjoy my workouts! It’s about enjoying your fitness journey.

Instead of viewing fitness as a chore and something you “have to do”, I want you to focus on how it makes you feel. It’s finding out what gets you moving and makes you smile in the process. And maybe that smile will be contagious and someone else will move & smile too.

It’s about making fitness fun – which I think is the key to making it a part of  your lifestyle. So in December, I challenge you to finding out what makes YOU #MoveHappy!

Are you ready to accept the #MoveHappy Challenge?

The challenge runs through the month of December and I want you to get moving. It’s simple – just get up and get moving at least 3 times each week. That might be a walk with your dog around the neighborhood, a strength training session in the gym, or a 3 mile run in your neighborhood admiring Christmas lights. Just get out there, move, and smile.

To accept the challenge, visit the official #MoveHappy Challenge Loop page (or download the app for your phone) and click the “Accept Challenge” button.


Then post your #MoveHappy experience on the Challenge page at least three times each week to be eligible for the week’s prizes. I’d love to see you that tag on Instagram & Twitter too – let’s start a movement!

At the end of each week, I’ll pick the winner at random from everyone who participated. Each Sunday, the challenge starts again and you have another chance to win! We  can also use Challenge Loop as a community to encourage each other throughout the month and help everyone move even happier!

Members of the challenge will also get a weekly update with motivating thoughts, tips, winner of the previous week, and details on the next week’s prizes!!

The Prizes

Each week, I will randomly select one participant who has shared at least 3 #MoveHappy experiences on the challenge page during the previous week. The winner will get a prize package filled with some awesome prizes to encourage you to keep moving and smiling. I’ll share the details at the start of each week, but here’s a little sneak peak of what is up for grabs:


Week 1 (Dec 1 – 7): prizes from Vega, Healthy Bites, MixMyOwn, Kind

Week 2 (Dec 8 – 14): prizes from Vega, Living Proof Gear, MixMyOwn, Kind

Week 3 (Dec 15 – 21): prizes from Vega, NOW Foods, MixMyOwn, Kind

Week 4 (Dec 22 – 31): prizes from BWV Multisport (5K or 10K plan), Vega, MixMyOwn, Kind, GymDoll

What are you waiting for?

I’m really excited to host this challenge for you – it’s going to be a fun way to encourage each other through the holiday season and remember to smile. –>  Join the #MoveHappy challenge!!

Once you’ve signed up for the challenge, grab the logo below to help share the #MoveHappy movement:

Better With Veggies


Questions for you:

  • Are you up to the challenge?
  • Do you enjoy your workouts?

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  1. says

    I love this idea! Especially because my workouts aren’t what I would like to do, so I want to find other ones that are “happy” in ways that my typical workouts would normally be. An example: running for an hour used to make me happy, and since I can’t do that right now, I find other things. I found that I can jog on a trail in the woods for the same amount of time and it doesn’t aggravate my injuries.

    Thanks for putting this together.

    Man, that’s a nice-looking healthy bites logo. ;)
    calee recently posted..Marvelous in my Monday: a colorful, artsy weekendMy Profile

    • says

      Yay – I’m happy to help inspire you to find a workout that IS happy & fun for you. Trail running is a great way to take advantage of the outdoors and some great pics along the way. ;)

  2. says

    awesome!! love all the holiday challenges. great reminder to workout and (try) to stay healthy! the eating part is always difficult around this time but we can all definitely keep moving!
    amy recently posted..HIIT Tuesday #2My Profile

  3. says

    I am totally signing up for this! What a great idea.
    Some days I love working out, others aren’t as motivated. However, no matter what, I ALWAYS feel great after moving my body. I never, EVER, have regretted a workout. I have never wished I had instead pressed snooze on the alarm clock…
    Overall, I love working out. Many days I am excited to get up the next morning and see what I can accomplish next!

    • says

      So glad to have you in the challenge! And you’re right, sometimes the happy is delayed until after the hard training session, but as long as there’s a smile at the end it’s all good!

  4. says

    I LOVE this idea! I think this year has been all about learning to #movehappy for me and I’m finding that sweet spot where I truly love my workouts. I think that’s especially important this time of year when there is so much stress. We need to enjoy our activity. And great prizes too. Definitely sharing!
    Tina Reale recently posted..UnexpectedMy Profile

    • says

      That’s the truth! Sometimes we get so used to checking it off the list, it takes longer than it should to realize it’s not energizing us like it should. I’m trying to be so much more aware of that and not do things that I think I just SHOULD, but also what I LOVE!

  5. says

    I love the idea! So so good, and very important as so many people see working out as a chore, but it is all about perspective. Even as an elite athlete some days I do not enjoy my runs, but when you realize how lucky you are to even be able to get out there…..then you realize how great it is to have the opportunity and enjoy your run more for those who cant! Thanks so much for this!
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