Elf Kickoff

Everyone could use a little friend to help them keep on track with healthy living during the holidays, right? I definitely can, so I was excited to get on board with this 6 Week Challenge.

I have not been the active, encouraging, and Gung-ho Elf  I wanted to be this week, but I’m cutting myself some slack since I had a very busy week with a VVIP. I hope my Elf buddy Meghan understands that I not normally this lame. 
Let’s do a recap of the Elf Challenges for the week.

MONDAY: Go Meatless. 
How did I do? Nailed it. 
Brekkies: Stevia Maple Syrup (review coming!) with peanut flour sauce, sweet potatoes, scrambled with egg whites. 
Lunch was a collection of snacks on account of a busy meeting schedule: Good Greens, almonds, honeycrips, lots of water
Dinner was FlatTop Grill since I ended up getting home from work fairly late. They had a great selection of vegetarian proteins and I made an amazing stir fry, DIY style. I was craving a sweet treat, so I finished up the night with some gelato. 
TUESDAY: Send a card or handwritten note to a friend. 
How did I do? Failed. I don’t even have a good excuse. I have unpacked my boxes and have TONS of personalized stationary and beautiful cards, but I didn’t get my act together. I LOVE writing notes and cards, so this should of been a task I easily checked off. I am calling in a rain check. 

WEDNESDAY: Try a new workout today! 

How did I do? Well, let me explain. I tried a new workout on the previous Sunday and I have been meaning to write a post about it because it was AWESOME! 

Barre Bee Fit is definitely a new workout for me! I have never done anything like it and my body definitely let me know that the muscles I worked from the class had been neglected. 
THURSDAY: Get up 15 Minutes Early to Meditate and Reflect. 

How did I do? I didn’t do it and this would probably of been the challenge that helped me the most this week. I am feeling really stressed about getting everything done for the next two weeks before we head off to Mauritius. I find that I am clenching my jaw throughout the day from stress, and my mind just races with constant lists of things I need to take care of or schedule before we go. I like to be busy, because I feel like I’m experiencing life to the fullest, but I know that I need to make time and start my day with prayer/gratitude affirmations/meditation.  

FRIDAY: How many colors can you eat today? Challenge yourself. 
How did I do? Eh. Today was okay in terms of colors. My week overall was veggie-packed since my best friend that was visiting is a vegetarian. 

We had brunch at Yolk and I had a California veggie omelette and we shared some mind-blowing gingerbread pancakes. Dinner wasn’t very colorful, but it cleaned out the fridge of some leftovers. I sauteed some mushrooms, onions, shredded Brussels, taco turkey meat, and spaghetti squash for a quick and simple dinner. 
Maybe today wasn’t very colorful, but I have a juice cleanse from JUICE Rx coming up next week and that is going to be mighty colorful. 

WEEKEND: Clean out your Closet. 
How did I do? I know the weekend has just started, but I have been doing this throughout the week as I have been unpacking. I feel like I should get a gold star for all the clothes I am purging. 

Hopefully next week I have be a better version of my Elf- Self. 
  • http://looplooks.net/ Erin @ Loop Looks

    Pretty sure we don’t wear the same shoe size which is too bad because I bet you’ve got some beauties in those bags!

  • http://southerncurlsandpearls.blogspot.com/ Caitlin C

    I seriously love this challenge!! I want to do it! :)

  • http://livehalffull.wordpress.com/ Katie @ Livehalffull

    This challenge has been really fun! You’re doing a great job-don’t be so down on yourself!

  • Dana Graves

    This looks like such a fun challenge!

  • http://poshpavement.blogspot.com/ Sierra

    Sign up for the next round!

  • http://twitter.com/nutritionella nutritionella

    Love your recap! Can’t wait to see what’s in store this week :)