December Fitness Challenge – Guns, Buns, & Abs

30 Day Guns, Buns, & Abs Challenge Worksheet

December Challenge – 2018

30 Day Guns, Buns, & Ab Challenge Tracker

December is here!  As we wrap up our Girls Got Goals November Challenge tomorrow, it’ll be time to start our new challenge for December.

For this month, we’re going to focus on the exercise aspect of fitness.  We’re going to target our arms, abs, and butts with the 30 Day Guns, Buns, & Abs Challenge.  I’m not sure where the challenge originated but it looks like it was shared on Pinterest back in 2014 and people have shared it since.

We noticed this challenge being shared around last month and decided we also wanted to give it a try as it would be a great way to tone up while we work to shed fat.  We’ll obviously be working out 3 different areas that much need the workout.

To track our progress each day, I’ve created this 30 Day Guns, Buns, & Abs Challenge Worksheet so that we can simply check off each box as we complete the activity!  Click on the link above to grab your own.



Ground Rules

Not many rules to go along with this challenge.  We have the Challenge Tracker page to help us track what we were able to complete each day.  While we know what we have to do, we do have some standard rules to follow:


  1. If the challenge says it’s a rest day, REST!
    • This challenge rests certain areas after a certain amount of days.
    • There are no full rest days, but somedays there may only be two actions to accomplish instead of three.
    • One point earned for each activity completed.
  2. Post your progress each Sunday sharing what you were able to accomplish for the week prior.
    • One point earned for each Sunday Stats post completed before Sunday is over.
  3. In your post each week, include measurements of your biceps, waist, and hips.
    • One point earned for each measurement reported.
  4. If you can’t do the standard exercise, find a suitable modification.


Challenge Success

Challenge Winner – Journal

For this challenge, we’re going to do something a little bit different for our reward.  I want to really motivate us to get out there and kill these goals!

So for this challenge, I’m introducing Forget Skinny gear into the mix!  The winner of this challenge will win a Forget Skinny Challenge Winner spiral notebook for all of their journaling needs!

The challenge winner will be determined by the person who has accumulated the most points.

Now, since this is a points based system, there is the possibility of a tie.  In the event of a tie, we each reward ourselves with the selected prize gear.

Otherwise, the person that does not win the challenge will purchase the selected gear for the winner of the challenge.

For now, take care and hug your loved ones!



P.S. If you’d like my free weight loss progress chart (shown here) to use for yourself, just submit your name and email in the box at the upper right hand side of this page and it’ll take you to your own free copy.


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This article has 29 Comments

  1. I love a challenge and I am looking forward to this. So glad that I happened across your site. This is exciting and challenging. I take it you do something every month then? Definitely saving this site and will be back often. This a great time to start a challenge too, just after Thanksgiving

    1. Hi there,
      I so hope you join us on this challenge! We do try to do something each month. Admittedly, we’ve missed several here and there but I think we’re both finally getting serious about this journey and will stay on top of it from now on. We also welcome any ideas for future challenges, so if there’s a specific area you’d like to work on, let us know!

      Hope to see you soon!

  2. The  30 Day Guns, Buns, & Abs Challenge sounds like a good plan.  Plus I like that there is not a lot of rules.  I prefer self discipline.  Either you are going to do it or not, in my opinion stringent rules don’t help.  I also appreciate the rest day even if it’s not a full day.

    Getting my free copy of the weight loss progress chart.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    V. Pearl

    1. Hi V. Pearl,
      Thank you for stopping by and providing feedback. I do try not to make too many rules on challenges as we don’t want to take the fun out of the challenge! I agree, stringent rules aren’t helpful. I hope you find the weight loss progress chart most helpful!


  3. Hi Ki! I really love the energy you transmit in this post and in your entire site! It’s encouraging to start training with you!

    Having fun while accomplishing our goals is the way to go! When I started reading the rules for this challenge, I smiled reading “If the challenge says it’s a rest day, REST!”

    Cool Forget Skinny Challenge Winner spiral notebook! I’ll win one!

    1. Hi Henry,
      Thank you for the feedback, it means a lot! I strongly believe that if you can’t have fun doing it then it is not worth doing! Yes, rest is important. Beck and I have both had the tendency to over push ourselves and not take the rest that our bodies need. We need to remember our muscles need a break sometimes to recover from the hard work, just like we do! We would LOVE to have you join us on this challenge, Henry, and if you make more points than either one of us, I will send you a spiral journal! For your Sunday Stats posts, you can post your measurements to either of our posts and I will use that to tally up your points! I so, hope you join us!

      Happy Workouts!

  4. This sounds kind of interesting.  I find things are easier with a  challenge and accountability.  Lately I have also seen some challenges out there that are based on money.  Like 10 people put in 20 bucks each and whoever loses the most in a certain amount of time wins the grand prize.

    Challenges like this are great because at the end of the day it all favors your health.

    1. Hi Dale,
      I’ve seen challenges like that as well. That’s an interesting concept that we could potentially try out in the future as we gain additional members to our site.

      Thanks for the feedback!

  5. That’s a lot of info in one site. It is organized and I like the I’ll give you something but I need your email first routine. Great challenges and articles. I like the body shaming comments. The worst offenders are ourselves as we look at our own bodies. As we diet and train we need to keep reminding ourselves that we are a work in progress. I have lost 38 pounds since February just by watching what I eat and portion reduction. Now I need to work out. I have a bad back and neuropathy in my left leg due to a bad back dealing with sciatica. Any suggestions?


    1. Hi Kirk,
      Thank you so much for the feedback on our website. I’m ecstatic that you stopped by to take a look! You are so right, we are our own worst critics. Wow! 38 pounds since January is a fantastic accomplishment! Congratulations! I also have a bad back due to an injury and arthritis. While I can’t give you any medical advice, I do have a post where I talk about exercises that will strengthen your core. I am not a medical professional though so I highly recommend you discuss with your doc before beginning any new exercise routine. Please be careful, back problems are brutal!
      Best of luck to you,


  6. Hello Ki. Thank you for sharing December Fitness Challenge – Guns, Buns, & Abs

    Challenges are good ways to keep us on track and achieve purpose. Challenges make us smarter, stronger, tough and competitive enough to win in whatever we do. 

    I love the resources you have provided here. This is great value for free. 

    1. Hi Vwegba,
      Thank you so much for the feedback! We do love our challenges. A little competition can be very motivating, right?

  7. This is really the best gym schedule I have seen. This really motivates me to complete and overcome my fitness challenge this December. 

    I’m going to try to follow this one as much as I could. Thank you for plotting this schedule for us and sharing it with us. You have just motivated me to complete my fitness goals for this month.

  8. Hi there, I have the problem with buns since Thanksgiving!! I love that you state out the rules first, I have that type A personality, when you tell me to rest I won’t. I have that persistent personality and tend to be obsessive about what I do. Have been trying to get better at it but still so hard to not being obsessive about something. I will give this Guns, Buns and Abs a try. Currently, I am doing the Intermittent fasting and I feel that I am too flabby. I have tried to join the gym several times but my job working hours is whacky, I will not know my hours until the day before and It can be as early as 5 in the morning or it sometimes can go over night to 7 am in the morning! so gym doesn’t work out for me. This challenge has the potential since I can do it at home lol 

    Will share the result, wish me luck!

    1. LOL! Those Thanksgiving buns do linger! Please, give it a try. At home workouts can be just as effective as the gym. Please do, we’re looking forward to hearing about your experiences!


    2. Hi Nuttanee,
      Girl, don’t we all have that Thanksgiving problem! I totally understand the obsessiveness. Just remember, we all get days off from work, our muscles should too. Definitely come back and share your progress with us, we’d love to support you on your journey. Best of luck!


  9. Just in time I found your post finally about the December fitness challenge.

    I want to go for it, not for the notebook although that would be fun too but for the event itself and the fitness program which I really need some motivation these days.

    I got your 30 Day Guns, Buns, & Ab Challenge progress tracker, nice idea by the way and want to see how far I get within this last month of the year.

    See you at the end of the month 🙂

  10. Thank you for sharing with us this December fitness challenge.We all need good health but it is difficult to achieve what we need if we don’t fight.That’s why I like this 30 Day Guns, Buns, & Abs Challenge.It sounds like a good plan which will help us work on the planned parts.

    I am very sad that I won’t participate in this challenge because I have a forum that I have to attend during those 30 days but I will participate in the other challenges if you do it every month.

    1. Hi Julienne,

      That’s okay, don’t be sad. We do a challenge each month so you’ll definitely be able to participate in future challenges! Good luck at your forum!

  11. Very motiviational and highly engaging, i love it. This article can certainly help to motivate people into taking action. There is even a reward offered at the end. Great inspiration and what better time to start a challenge than right now. Maybe it’s time to actually start the new year right!

  12. I like your December challenge, the 30 Day Guns, Buns, & Abs Challenge. You even have the worksheet to track progress. That’s great.

    Not many rules to go along is wonderful. Sometimes too many rules is not fun and we will give up easily. I like rule No,1, rest on a REST days :).  This challenge is going to be interesting.

  13. I think I will follow the December Fitness Challenge… I am 63, do you think I can go for it? I go to the gym four times/week but I am fat, not fit, lol. I always do my best. It sounds great I am going to share it in my Facebook (Nina Mcris) and will link it to my site, I truly like it. I will wait your answer 😉 I hope it will be YES

    1. Hi Maria,
      Absolutely! I definitely think you should go for it! I am fat too, Honey! I was still squattin that fat right down today, lol. We’ll get through this together, you just stop back by and let us know how ya did. We would absolutely love for you to share this with your group, most definitely a YES! Because, believe me, we need all the support we can get! LOL Thank you for sharing!


  14. GIRL! You get that goal started! Age is a number the poundage is strength without having to buy weights! You better try this out Maria! Beck

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