Remember when I mentioned Elf4Health? Last week we started round 2, and I was assigned my new elf partner. She's another Emily, and I just immediately liked her! She just recently made the commitment to "get skinny" & make a positive change in her life. Emily posts awesome recipes & eats a lot like I do.
I'm going to breeze right past week two, and focus on last week's challenges.
Monday - Track your water intake and drink your body weight. If you're a teacher, you know the difficulty in this. I have very few bathroom breaks throughout the day, and the ones I have can be sporadic (not at specific times each day).
After working out that morning, I started my day with a pint of water to down my vitamins. I've tried to continue this habit in order to ensure I take my vitamins daily.
At work, I started my day with 32oz. mixed with Emergen-C (I can not afford to get sick before vacation), although I prefer my water sans flavoring normally. I ended up downing two of these within the work day and finishing getting in my water at home. The additional water left me feeling much more full, but I definitely had to go to the bathroom way too many times.
Tuesday - Clean out your fridge & pantry. This was going to be a crazy busy day with a training and event with D after work. I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time. I had some extra time after working out to throw away a few old things in the pantry that had been there for way too long.
Wednesday - Eat 3 servings of vegetables by 2pm. I'm usually really good about this, loading about 2-3 servings in my smoothies for breakfast. Unfortunately, we started running out of greens & I didn't have much time for a smoothie. Didn't quite accomplish this...
Thursday - Buy coffee for the person behind you in line. I'm not a typical coffee buyer. I make my own at home before work (yay saving money!). I did hit up Starbucks on my lunch break to surprise my co-teacher with a Gingerbread Latte. This was really a great feeling! I'm so happy I did it.
Friday - Work out with a buddy. Nope. D and I had to hit the road Friday am for a holiday party in Georgia (um, hello 5.5 hour drive). I count it as a success that I even worked out at all. I'm almost done with Ripped in 30.
Weekend - Donate to a charity. D and I sponsored a child through the angel tree at my school. I love doing this every year!
It's about time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions. I briefly mentioned I'm signing up for Commitment Day in Raleigh. I would definitely encourage you to check out what Commitment Day is all about. It's a movement that I am really excited to be participating. I've already determined what #mycommitment for 2013 is going to be.