If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed me using the hashtag #Elf4Health these last few weeks. If you were wondering why, Elle at NutritionElla and Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean organized an amazing challenge group of about 1000 "elves" looking to improve their lives this holidays season. There were a total of 28 challenges, most of which I participated in, but I put together these highlights of my favorite challenges - ones that you can try out all year round!
Also, I'd like to take the time to give a shout out to my personal elves these last four weeks - they were full of tips and great ideas! Check out their blogs:
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Physcial challenges make you realize what you're capable of
1) 100 Burpee challenge. Do 100 burpees throughout the day. Modify as needed, just check out this video for ways to do this.
Here are a few ideas for tackling this challenge:
Eat the rainbow
When you eat foods that are a variety of colors, you're guaranteed to get a variety of nutrients, minerals and vitamins in your diet! Here are some ideas:
Clean out your fridge and pantry
Take some time to deep clean your fridge. Pull everything out, clean the shelves and drawers, throw away expired items and then put everything back, with healthy snacks at eye level!
Then move on to your pantry. Throw away expired items, organize the shelves and consider donating some food to a local food pantry as a bonus challenge!
Here are a few articles with more info:
Set a new fitness goal
This one might be my favorite! If you know me well (or read my blog enough), you know I'm a huge fan of goal-setting when it comes to improving your health and fitness. I haven't set my 2014 goals just yet, but I'm certainly thinking about it!