Elf for Health {Round One}

This is my second year participating in Elf for Health and I’m enjoying it even more than last year!  Elf for Health is a 4-week challenge program that began on November 25th and goes through December 22nd.  Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean and Elle from nutritionella have spent I don’t know how much, but it must have been a LOT, of time coordinating inspirational and motivational challenges.

Elf for Health 2013 Challenges The Elf for Health challenges encourage participants to try new activities, reach for things that were once thought to be unattainable, help those in need, give back to the local community, implement organizational strategies, and various other health-related tasks.  But most importantly, the challenges foster a supportive community where women (and men) can connect with others who share similar passions and/or struggles.  The interactions begin virtually, but oftentimes develop into real life friendships.

Monday, November 25th – Go Meatless


Tomato Mozzarella Pizza Quesadillas – you’re gonna want this recipe…

Tuesday, November 26th – Unsubscribe


Unroll.Me lists all of your subscriptions & allows you to instantly unsubscribe from whichever you don’t want

Wednesday, November 27th – New Workout


cardio + a new weight routine

Thursday, November 28th – Make a Phone Call


my momma went to Colorado to help my brother move & they got stuck behind a herd of cows!

Friday, November 29th – Track Water Intake


no need to find filtered water or buy bottled water, Brita now has water bottles with filters

Saturday, November 30th – Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself

on Saturday Ryan & I treated ourselves to a day of disconnect (no computer, no phone) // on Sunday Ryan had to travel for work so I treated myself to a stroll around the grocery store & a mani + pedi

Sunday, December 1st – 100 Burpees


a positive attitude (plus a tasty lunch planned for afterwards) made 10 sets of 10 went by quickly

Monday, December 2nd – Hand-Written Note


Trader Joe’s has the cutest & most affordable cards

Tuesday, December 3rd – Eat the Rainbow


blue was definitely the hardest color to eat (evidence here -> WIAW:The Rainbow Minus Blue)

Wednesday, December 4th -Make-Up Free


wet hair, no make-up, & glasses

Thursday, December 5th – Workout Buddy


Ryan & I have done this workout a lot lately, it’s a guaranteed good sweat

Friday, December 6th – Operation Beautiful


I scattered notes throughout the campus where my momma works & left her one on her card

Saturday, December 7th – Fridge & Pantry Purge


our fridge & pantry are always organized, so I wiped down the drawers/shelves

Sunday, December 8th – Gratitude List

I'm Grateful For

there’s always something to be grateful for

Question:  If you’re participating in Elf for Health, what was your favorite round one challenge?  Mine (last year too) was the Operation Beautiful challenge.

Question:  What are you grateful for?

— Allison


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  1. I am loving the Elf4Health challenge so far! My favorite challenge was the 100 burpees :) I totally wish I found time to write up a bunch of Operation Beautiful notes! I might do it on a random day anyway, because I absolutely love the idea of it.
    I am grateful for a loving family, my friends (on and off the internet!), and prayer.

    • You definitely still should do the challenges even if you don’t have time to do them on the “assigned” days! I’ve posted a few Operation Beautiful notes randomly throughout the year – one day I hope to find upon one myself :)

  2. These are great! I had too much going on for Round 1 but signed up for Round 2. I’m loving it thus far. I actually finally cleaned out my closets!!

    • Hooray! I cleaned out my closets and made a big donation a couple of weeks ago so I didn’t have anything to get rid of, but it was awesome seeing how many bags everyone else gathered together!

  3. You’re doing a great job following along. I wanted to sign up but missed a lot last year and felt like I didn’t get as much out of it. These challenges are really well thought out, and it impresses me how much time they put into planning it. Congrats on doing such a great job! Have fun with the rest.

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