I know I’ve been using Fridays to do critter of the week, but in an effort to help everyone (myself included) stay healthy this holiday season, I’m starting a new series called Fitness Friday.
I’m using the first installment to introduce you to a program called Elf For Health.
You may have seen this button on my sidebar and wondered what it was:
Two wonderful bloggers, Lindsay and Elle, came up with this great program for the holidays. For Elf for Health, every participant is paired up with another person, their “elf” . They are supposed to support each other in doing daily challenges and meeting any personal health goals they might have for the holidays.
This week’s Challenges were so much fun!
Monday was meatless Monday. I had this lovely breakfast (homemade yogurt, granola, and cranberry conserve, yum!) For dinner I had these nachos, only I left out the meat; just seasoned black beans for me.
Tuesday’s challenge was to write a hand-written note to someone. I got a jump on my Christmas cards, and got quite a few of them done (these cards are from Hallmark by the way; they’re really pretty).
Today’s challenge is to eat as many colors as possible. I’ve got some purple cauliflower in the fridge with “stir-fry” written all over it!
My elf for the next two weeks (we switch elves every two weeks for a six week stretch) is Ashley. She writes a blog called Running Bun, and she’s been an inspiration this week. She is a marathon runner, and has all kinds of tips for a new runner like me. Go check out her blog!
Lindsay (The Lean Green Bean) and Elle (Nutritionella) also have amazing blogs. They are both entering into the field as dieticians, so they are a source of great knowledge and inspiration. Plus, if you want to sign up for rounds tow and three of Elf for Health, they both have sign-up forms on their websites.
I’m having a lot of fun with this extended challenge, and meeting all the “elves” has been awesome! I’m looking forward to the next challenges!