After Anna posted that she joined #Elf4Health I looked at it and realized you could still join, so I decided to join too! I wanted to do it last year but what with the honeymoon planning and the writing finals and grading (OMG THE GRADING NEVER ENDS), it slipped. This year I clicked on over and signed up!
Since I joined late, I jumped right into the challenges. Here’s the list and how I’ve done so far:
11/25: Go meatless - epic fail. In my defense, I hadn’t joined the challenge yet, but I had my very favorite pork + green beans + Thai chili peppers dinner. (side note – does anyone want me to post the recipe for that?)
11/26: Unsubscribe. I was ALL over that! I actually signed up for Unroll.me after reading about others doing so, and I love it. Basically they pull all of those daily emails that you get into one big email that you can click through.
11/27: New workout – done! I went to spin for the first time ever. It was a “rhythm ride” class at Healthworks, so there was lots of music. I really liked it and want to go back – it’s a bummer that the class I went to is too early for me to normally attend, as I had a half day for Thanksgiving.
11/28: Make a phone call – surprisingly that didn’t happen. I didn’t even talk to my mom!
but… THANKSGIVING! TURKEY! I did the Gobble Gobble 4 Miler for my Turkey Trot and it was freaking freezing outside. Like, I drove halfway to the start that is a mile from my house to spend less time outside.
11/29: Track water intake – I sort of did this on Saturday, but in general I just try to drink as much water as possible. I could do this better.
11/30: Treat yourself – I totally did this on Friday by doing online Black Friday shopping for Christmas gifts and yes, for myself. I also got a massage at the massage school after running a 5K (Run Your Turkey Off in Bourne, which is gorgeous and now I kind of want to move there) that was somehow even colder than Thanksgiving.
12/1: 100 burpees – fail, fail, fail. I remembered and forgot and remembered and forgot again.
I did run my third race in a week (accidental!), the Cambrige5k Yulefest in Harvard Square. The race was really fun but I barely mad the start because I got to number pickup towards the end and the line was ridiculous. My late-in-the-alphabet last name saved me (thanks, marriage) and I ran a PR running with a group of people singing Christmas carols complete with a drum, guitar, and I think a banjo. I also went to Chris’s grandfather’s birthday brunch.
12/2: hand-written note – not yet, but I have my holiday cards all ready to go so they will go soon!
12/3: Eat the rainbow – Not so much. I have been eating terribly this week. Today I did eat 2 small apples and some sushi… but also a soda and lots of potato chips. #facultyendofthesemesterproblems
12/4: No makeup day – done! As I said on Facebook, I’m too lazy to wake up 5 minutes earlier to wear makeup so I rarely do, even though I love it. Half of my nail polish is also peeled off. I look awesome.
Now it’s time to see how the next stages go…