Spoiler alert on my monthly goals: I haven’t met them all. I’m really bad about committing to month long endeavors like blogging everyday or posting a picture on Instagram everyday. Although I’ve only missed two or three days of blogging, the Instagram photo a day challenge fell to the wayside after day 3 or 4. Oops. I had a feeling it would, but I hate that it actually happened. (As a side note, you can link up your monthly goals on Monday December 2nd!)
But now I’ve committed myself to two 6 week long challenges that do require a fairly high level of commitment. I’ve talked quite a lot about the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge, which I’m enjoying so far, but I haven’t mentioned the Elf for Health Challenge. The #elf4health challenge is a bit more comprehensive and includes mental and physical health as well as what we’re eating, how we’re moving, and what we’re doing with our time. The challenges so far have proven to be really unique, and I’m excited to continue.
I am always so focused on exercise that I sometimes let what I’m putting into my body slide. I kind of think to myself that I’m burning enough calories that I can waste a few here or there, and I hate that I think that way.
The first day’s challenge was all about clean eating. It was to spend Monday without eating meat. I’m proud to say that day one was a success! Although I had a salad at lunch and at dinner, they varied. There is so much more to meatless eating than salad, but I didn’t plan ahead or grocery shop before work so I didn’t have time to make my favorite sweet potato black bean quinoa burger.
I’m loving the benefits of the challenge. I’ve already got a few things set aside to donate this weekend, and it’s helping me think outside of the box on how to spend my time. I haven’t looked ahead too much, but I’m excited about how this challenge will help me grow in mental and physical health.
Do you partake in meatless Mondays? What’s the last new workout that you tried?