My apologies for being a bit behind on these updates… let’s catch up! Full disclosure: my participation has only been so-so.
I’ll come right out and say that Weeks 2 & 3 were kind of a bust. I’ve been pre-occupied with work and had an awful cold that has kicked my butt for the last two weeks… but here we go:
Monday-12/1-Handwritten note: I still need to do this and try to make a point to do this on a somewhat regular basis.
Tuesday-Eat the rainbow: Yes, Done. I’ve been really good about eating my veggies lately.
Wednesday-Go Makeup Free: this is most days, so it wasn’t really a challenge for me.
Thursday-Buddy Workout: Fail. Nothing more than walks lately.
Friday-Operation Beautiful Note: Nope. I did send some encouraging emails/texts though!
Saturday-= Pantry Purge: This is an on-going process in our house. Farmer Ben and I have a lot of food in our house, but we’ve been making a conscious effort to clean out our cabinets. Some things have been tossed, some given away and we’ve been baking/cooking up a storm to give ourselves some cabinet space.
Sunday-20 things gratitude list: Okay, I didn’t physically write out a list, but I did get to share so much that I am thankful for at my book club last weekend, so I’m counting this as complete.
Monday 12/8-Fastest Mile Challenge: To be totally honest, I haven’t done much running as of late, so this is on the to-do list.
Tuesday-Pay it Forward: I took care of something for a friend of mine. I can’t say what because I don’t want to be found out.
Wednesday-Pack a Healthy Snack: I typically bring some kind of healthy snack every day. I don’t remember what it was on this day…probably energybits or something with my homemade nut butter.
Thursday-Take Some You Time: I had an unexpected snow day (seriously, this NEVER happens at my place of employment) so I ended up having breakfast with Farmer Ben, going for a walk and grabbing lunch with two friends. Then I went home and spent the evening with Farmer Ben. Win all around.
Friday-Circuit Workout: Fail. I barely made it to work on time and then I spent the rest of the day prepping for my book club meeting. After a hot toddy, I fell into bed.
Saturday-3 food groups per meal: Yes, I did this. My book club meal was (hand-grated!) mac and cheese with whole wheat pasta, veal chorizo, mushrooms, onions and red peppers, a big salad and roasted pumpkin with a maple chipotle & fig balsamic vinaigrette. This was on repeat for dinner.
Sunday-12/14-Clean Out Your Closet: As Farmer Ben and I only have one closet in our new place, this has already been done a few times over… I also did some frantic cleaning before my book club on Saturday.
As I mentioned above, running hasn’t happened much lately as I have been under the weather (and, okay, I admit, lazy). I’ve done some walking, which is something, but I know it’s NOT enough. This week is my week to get back on track…I’m finally starting to feel better and can almost breathe normally again.
However, I have hit my freggie (fruit and veggie) and water goals almost every day.
Let’s Chat: How’s your fitness/health this season? Doing any challenges?
Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great week! Here’s a look at two challenges I’m participating in at the moment (Click respective links for more info!) So far I am doing pretty well…and am loving the extra motivation!
I took some time off from running after my October Half as I had a pain in my foot that just wouldn’t quit, along with some other reasons, so these challenges came at the perfect time to help me ease back into a routine!
Lets start with #elf4health:
Day 1: Meatless Monday-I started out my day with a smoothie, then had a big-ass salad for lunch and topped off the evening with sushi, margaritas and friends! YUM!
Day 2: Unsubscribe challenge… fail. I DO need to do this.
Day 3: A New Workout: I went for a walk… I realize this isn’t a “new workout,” but it’s different for me.
Day 4: Recommend a good book/blog/podcast: I recommended three: The Best Yes, Sacred Marriage and The Lipstick Gospel.
Day 5: Veggie Smoothie-I didn’t do this. But I recommend Kale or Spinach.
Day 6: Treat Yourself-I headed to the library and picked up some reading material. Easy on the wallet and great for the mind!
Day 7: Meal Prep-Farmer Ben had to work on Thanksgiving so we ended up celebrating on Friday with his fam…. Needless to say, my fridge is still full… so I half did this?
Water Goal: hit daily
Freggie Goal(5-9 servings over fruits and veggies daily): 5 days out of 7… Cant win ’em all!
Monday-2 mile walk at lunch, 1 mile walk with hubby after work and 2 mile run.
Wednesday: 2 mile walk
Thursday-5 mile run because I slept in instead of turkey trotting.
Friday-Rest day/Turkey day
Saturday-2 mile run at night (I’m such a chicken!)… It was freezing!
Sunday-kind of a rest day. Hubby and I did some mall walking when we had an hour or so to kill… I didn’t count this in my points.
That’s all… What are you doing to stay active this month?