Let’s recap a bit, shall we? If you missed my intro the Elf 4 Health challenge, no worries, check it out here. I’ve been paired up with a great Elf, who happens to be from the same area I’m from – such a coincidence! She’s been motivating and fun to chat with throughout the challenges so far.
Week 1 Recap
Monday’s challenge was pretty easy for me since it dealt with drinking enough water throughout the day. I constantly have a water bottle by my side. I ended the day with 152 oz of water.
Tuesday’s challenge was to clean out the pantry or fridge and get ride of unhealthy or expired items. I’d recently done this so there wasn’t too much to sort through, but I got rid of a bunch of old food in the fridge.
Wednesday was a veggie challenge. Eat three servings before 2pm which was pretty tough for me. Veggies in the morning – just not my thing. However, I ate some sugar snap peas for a snack and leftover rice with carrots, onions and tomatoes for lunch.
Thursday was a pay it forward challenge. It was suggested to buy coffee for the person behind you in line or buy lunch for a coworker/friend. I don’t usually stop for coffee and in a small office it’s hard to single out a coworker, so as luck would have it I was able to donate $5 at the grocery store that went to give a meal to a family in need.
My elf buddy did the cutest thing – she gave out Kcups with little notes. Look how cute!
Friday’s challenge was to work out with a friend. Well Friday is usually my rest day, so instead I made plans for some future buddy workouts. Yoga classes and races are on the agenda for the coming weeks and months.
Weekend challenge: Donate to a local charity. I cleaned out the closet and have gathered some coats to donate for winter.
Overall, I’d say it was a successful first week. Looking forward to next week’s challenges. Here they are if you are playing along at home!
Week 2 Challenges
Monday: Do a circuit workout
Tuesday: Treat yourself to something you’ve been craving!
Wednesday: Bake cookies
Thursday: Make a casserole for dinner tonight – add extra veggies!
Friday: Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone else.
Weekend: Going to a holiday? Have a healthy snack before you go, choose water and share dessert.