Hello and happy Monday! We’re officially in the countdown to Christmas over here… I got a good start on my Christmas shopping last Friday, I think that I’ll be breaking out some decorations today.
In preparation for week 2, I’m going to recap how I did in the first week! My elf for the first two weeks is Clara from Southern Thintellect, who sent me some fun ideas and images to help get me in the spirit for the first week of the challenge. I did manage to complete every challenge the first week, so I’m off to a good start!
Monday: Meatless Monday.
As featured in my WIAW from last week, I managed this one quite well! I don’t do a lot of full-vegetarian days, but it’s something I definitely think I could do more often.
Tuesday: Unsubscribe from at least 3 email lists of catalogs you no longer want to receive.
Fortunately I do pretty well at minimizing email lists, but I found 3 that I didn’t want to receive – from a shoe store, from a magazine, and from an activist website. Less email to filter through every day!
Wednesday: Try a new workout.
I found a Wednesday workout class that I hadn’t tried yet – Yin Yoga! I usually go for hot/flow-style classes, so Yin was really different. In Yin, you’re holding poses for much longer than you would in a regular class; more than two minutes at a time. As opposed to stretching muscles, the focus is more on stretching connective tissues to improve flexibility and joints. This class had the deepest hip openers I’ve ever felt in my life – I felt awesome afterwards!
Thursday: Call someone to tell them you’re grateful for them.
My mom is an incredibly generous person, and is always willing to help me out when I need it. She recently offered to help us out with Atti’s latest vet bill, which we are very grateful for – he’s been an expensive pug this month! I made sure to call her and let her know how awesome she is on Thursday.
Friday: Track your water intake.
I’m definitely the sort of person who takes a water bottle with me EVERYWHERE, so this wasn’t too much of a challenge for me. I was supposed to aim for about 65 ounces, and between water and tea I finished off with about 88 ounces. Not too bad!
Saturday: Treat yourself to something that you’ve been wanting.
The weekend before last, I was hit with a massive froyo craving…the same day that snow was falling in buckets and my city had more than 100 car accidents recorded in a single day. Needless to say, I wasn’t going to be leaving the house in that! But this last Saturday Eric and I were heading downtown for dinner and to check out the Christmas lights in the park, so we swung by Chil so I could FINALLY satisfy that damn craving.
And oh, satisfying it was. A mix of candy cane and cake batter froyo with chocolate mousse, chocolate chip cookie dough, Reese’s Pieces, Teddy Grahams, strawberry marshmallows, chocolate hazelnut sauce, sprinkles (of course!) and a pirouette cookie. Eaten while wandering around the park checking out Christmas lights – perfection.
Sunday: 100 Burpee Challenge
I also went to a TRX class yesterday, so I chose to break down the 100 burpees into 20-burpee intervals throughout the day. It got done, despite someone trying to distract me…
I ended up doing ‘travelling burpees’ in an attempt not to land on the pug
And now, onto week 2:
Bring it on
Have a good one!
<— Have you ever tried yin yoga?
<— How much water do you think you drink in a day?
<— What’s the last thing you’ve treated yourself to?
<— Feelings on burpees? I don’t love them, but they’re not my most hated workout move ever.