Hi guys! Happy Friday to all of you! Any fun weekend plans you’re looking forward to?
The most exciting plans I have are to finish my final project and study for my last final. Then I will be DONE with school for the semester, and therefore DONE with talking about it!
I know you’re all letting out a huge sigh of relief. Just think, as much as you’re sick of hearing about it, multiply that by 100 and that’s how much I’m sick of talking about it. I can’t wait to be done!
So in the past couple weeks, I’ve seen a whole lot of this guy floating around the blogosphere…
It’s a six week challenge that runs through the first week in January. There are daily tasks, daily winners, prizes, weekly newsletters, and a Facebook group for support. You’re assigned an Elf buddy who you can email throughout the challenge for support and ideas to stay on track with the daily challenges. Awesome right?
By the time I jumped on the bandwagon, Round 1 was already in progress, so I signed up for Round 2 and was partnered with Leslie, who blogs over at Musings From the Front Porch Swing. She recently posted a Pinterest challenge, committing to one Pinterest project per week. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like something I’d like to read about
Oh and, me and Leslie randomly have lots in common. She even likes country music! My kind of person for sure
Anyway, I wanted to take today to go through the challenges and give you guys an update!
Monday – Track your water intake.
I totally did not do this. I forgot Round 2 was even starting! Ironically, Monday was a terrible water drinking day for me. I had a full day of classes up in Boston and forgot my water bottle. And since I’m super cheap frugal, I survived off water fountains all day. Not good.
But usually I drink lots in the office, this cup gets refilled several times throughout the work day.
Tuesday – Clean out your fridge and pantry.
Okay, you tell me if my fridge needs cleaning out…
Ha! Not exactly. I’m already pretty good about not wasting food or buying things I know I won’t use. I needed to do the opposite on Tuesday, grocery shop and stock up!
Trader Joe’s almond milk is fantastic by the way.
My pantry, otherwise known as my single shelf of a single cabinet, didn’t really need cleaning out either.
I just have some nuts, quinoa, GF pasta, peanut butter, chickpeas, chia seeds, dark chocolate, coffee, protein powder, etc. Nothing crazy or expired!
Wednesday – Eat 3 servings of vegetables by 2pm.
I think I achieved this one! My favorite way to get veggies in the morning is with a smoothie.
I threw in:
- 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt (I usually use vanilla, but TJ’s didn’t have a big carton of it)
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
- 1 scoop of protein powder (I used chocolate this time)
- 4 tbsp of PB2
- Couple big handfuls of spinach
- Almond milk
- Few shakes of xanthan gum, for thickening
This one isn’t as bright green as usual thanks to the chocolate protein powder, but it was delicious all the same! And for lunch…
Mixed greens, carrots, green peppers, and broccoli. I think I got my 3 servings in!
Thursday – Buy coffee for the person behind you in line.
Also did this one! With a little bit of a twist, I decided to treat a coworker to a latte.
I think I’m doing pretty well with my Elf challenges so far!
On the list for today (Friday) is to workout with a buddy. This will be a challenge since I have a final up in Boston this evening, and my usual workout buddy Andrea will be working all morning. I think the only workout buddy I’ll be able to find is Logan! He loves going for a run, I’ll have to ask Andrea if I can borrow him
I haven’t decided if I’ll post about Elf4Health daily, or maybe stick to this weekly recap idea. We’ll see! If you guys haven’t signed up yet (and I know a lot of you have) you should! Round 3 is still open
I’m off to study study study, wish me luck! And have a wonderful weekend!