Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Weighing-in Wednesday :: Elf4Health & #mycommitment

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.

#mycommitment is to be more selfless.  I think this is going to be a way to make 2013 the year for me.  2012 has been an amazing year of change for me.  Keep an eye out for more on my Commitment Day goal!  I'm really excited about what's to come!


Oliviaaa said...

commitment day sounds amazing! you go lady!

and those challenges sound good for the soul. I'm going to try those challenges for myself next week! :)

Alex Byer said...

This is amazing ladyfriend! You're doing uh-mazing. Such an inspiration :)

Cara-Mia said...

Seriously loving all your Elf for Gealth updates online. So inspiring. I should try these out myself. Have a great vacation!

Jo said...

I'm liking these posts. It's nice to hold yourself accountable for your goals. And it's so inspirational for the rest of us! Keep on keeping on.

meghan said...

I hate to say it, but I've fallen off the elf4health train. Oops. I just couldn't do it with the holidays and traveling. My last buddy's email went to spam (found it today after they emailed me and said they removed me) and they ended up repartnering her. Oops. Oh well. I'm going to do the commitment thing and I can't wait to see yours. And I did do the water thing, and I drank my weight, and my goodness did I go to the bathroom multiple times per hour or what?!

Anonymous said...

You totally rocked Elf for Health. I'm like Meghan, and have completely fallen off the train. Hmph. Anywhoo - what a good idea to drink Emergen-C every day! I need to start doing that...

Cheers to 2013, lady!

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