I Dare You!


This is a sponsored post on behalf of United Healthcare, all opinions and stories are my own.



Holiday eating is insane.

It really is a non stop eating craze that begins on Thanksgiving and ends squarely on December 31st. Right before all the resolutions come pouring in from everywhere,  vowing to lose those 20, 30 even 40 pounds in exactly 10 days.

For those of us that work in an office setting, the food is simply overwhelming. It’s been exactly a week into December and there have been 2 pies and a cake in the lunchroom for general consumption. We have clients that send over chocolate,  and every kind of treat you can imagine.

I personally have been totally guilty of falling for this holiday food craze. Last year I made 6 (SIX) different kinds of cookies just to see if I could do it. It was a crazy challenge imposed as a test of my baking skills. I brought all of them to work to share but not before leaving a stash for myself at home! No bueno!

United Health care has an awesome campaign called “We Dare You” and it’s all about making healthy decisions not only now, but in general for your overall health.

I am personally taking this holiday as a dare to make healthy decisions by committing to

  • Workout 5x a week
  • Resist the urge to eat all the yummy office snacks
  • Continue to log with MFP
  • Bake healthy
  • Remain vigilant on all food intake

United Healthcare is daring YOU to stay active and healthy this holiday season! You can share your photos on the We Dare You To Share website and show everyone how you are keeping fit in December!

You can also connect with United HealthCare on Pinterest, Facebook & Twitter to share and see photos of other women taking the challenge!

Have you made any specific holiday goals you want to achieve? Do you accept the dare?

Last year I wrote about staying focused during the holiday season. It is not the easiest thing to do, but if there is anything we have control over it is our health.

How do you keep healthy habits during the holiday season? Are you extra vigilant or do you enjoy all the fun eats?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. I totally already failed at this and just planning on doing what I do every year and that is to diet and workout once the new year hits. This always seems to work for me and truly not going to mess with it. But great challenge and figure this time of the year only rolls around once. Have a great weekend now, Nellie :)
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  2. I stay consistent with my work outs but I don’t stress about the extra eating from a few parties.
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  3. I accept the dare! I’ll be teaching all my classes just the same except I’ll be rocking Xmas tanks. I love bringing the spirit. Never thought about the office temptations. I work completely solo….that must be pretty tempting.
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  4. I don’t know if I can do it..other than that I crave vegetables when I don’t eat enough of them so I am totally pairing my junk food with lean proteins and veggies. Always!
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  5. Working out 5x a week is do-able but giving up my yummy snacks is not…I love food WAY TOO MUCH!
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  6. When I met with my running coach he asked if I wanted to start now or after the holidays. I said now! Why put it off? So I am happily on my way! No excuses!
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