As I mentioned in my last post, I'm taking part in the Elf 4 Health Challenge. The challenge is a month long and we each have an "Elf" buddy to help keep us accountable. My "elf" Aly is super sweet and we're having fun getting to know each other via e-mail. We are actually both originally from Massachusetts, only a couple towns apart! Here is the calendar of daily challenges we have taken on for the month:
Day 1 was Meatless Monday and this was a first for me! I noticed it forced me to focus a lot more on what I was eating & I tended to include a lot more veggies in each meal. Win! I think I will try to do a Meatless Monday each week! I kept track of my meals for the day over on instagram (@gosupermamago).
Day 2 we were to unsubscribe from at least 3 e-mail lists. I ended up unsubscribing to about 100, seriously! I don't even know how I ended up on all those lists! I also took the time to purge my e-mail. At one point a couple years ago I didn't check my e-mail very often & deleted NOTHING. It is embarrassing how many e-mails I had piled up, but I'm almost done cleaning house. I'm so thankful for this day of the challenge because it forced me to finally get that done!
Day 3 is a new workout! My "elf" Aly e-mailed me the following workout that she did with a trainer friend the other day:
Do the circuit 4 (or 5)times though with 2-3 mins rest in between each set:
10 push ups
30 mountain climbers
40 jump squats
50 second plank
50 second plank
So that will be my workout for the day! Should be interesting because I am already super sore from Monday & Tuesdays workouts. I am doing a little 30 day challenge with myself. I am going to be sure I am doing something active every day from now until Christmas. (I started Nov. 25th) Some days will be active rest, but I am also going to really push it. I lost strength during marathon training and I am ready to get it back. As soon as the knee is back on track I will start building up my mileage as well.
If you are looking for a new workout to do today check out these links for workouts I have posted on the blog in the past:
Have you set any goals/challenges for yourself lately?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving day food?