‘Tis the season for holiday diet challenges! Want to fill your plate with one green bean and carrot per day? How about drink only tea (with peppermint because ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’)? Who needs breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you can skip all 3 and munch on seaweed chips? Oh come on, guys! I can’t think of a better way to spend one of the happiest times of the year other than starving yourself and making multiple trips to the bathroom thanks to your tea intake!
I don’t know about you, but if I go more than 3 hours without eating, I turn into a wicked version of the Grinch. So yeah, holiday food challenges aren’t for me and realistically, they aren’t for anyone. When I came across Elf 4 Health, I was immediately drawn in because it was more than eating healthier during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Elf 4 Health is a 4-week health challenge with a twist. The challenges fall into 4 categories: Food, Fitness, For You and For Others. What’s one fun twist? You are assigned an elf to support and encourage you! As an elf (which you also become one yourself), you are expected to motivate your assigned buddy to reach their goals and finish their challenges. You are asked to do this through e-mail and social media outlets, as well as reach out to others doing the challenge and spread your “Elf-abilities” to them, too! Each week the creators of this wonderful idea, Lindsey of The Lean Green Bean and Elle of According to Elle, will be awarding prizes provided by sponsors for this years challenge!
If you think this is something you would like to participate in, deadline for ROUND 2 of signups is Friday, December 5th. Follow this link to do so! If you wish to follow my Elf adventures:
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P.S. If you are participating in this challenge, is this your first year doing so? If not, what is one thing you took away from the last time you did it? Comment below!