Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Did you notice the new cute elf logo to the right on my blog????

This logo :-)

I don't usually participate in a lot of challenges, just because I don't have a ton of spare time on my hands. However, when I first started reading "teasers" for this holiday challenge that Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean was working up I was already excited. You might know Lindsay because she started the awesome Foodie Pen Pals program.

The holiday challenge that Lindsay and Elle are hosting is called the "Elf for Health" challenge. The challenge doesn't start until Monday, November 26th so it isn't too late to sign up! Click HERE for information.

Here are some challenge specifics:

Dates: Monday, November 26th – January 6th
All participants will receive an elf. In return, all participants will be that person’s elf in return!
If you missed the initial sign up deadline: You can still enter for Rounds 2 and 3. See the details & sign up form below!
Anyone can participate. It doesn’t matter no matter where you’re located! All you need is access to the internet and an email address. It also doesn’t cost anything. (We know you have plenty of gifts to buy this holiday season!)
** Unfortunately, due to shipping costs, only USA residents are eligible to win prizes. But we’d still love to have you participate, even if you’re from somewhere else!**

Elf Duties:
As an Elf, you are expected to support your assigned buddy with their holiday health goals and the daily challenges. Elves & buddies will be reassigned every 2 weeks. You are only asked to email your buddy 2 times per week:
  • Monday: Send your buddy an email to help them with the challenges for that week. Ideas of things to include/attach: your own personal tips & tricks, inspiring words and/or images, a new, healthy recipe or workout to try.
  • Thursday – Saturday: Any time during these days, check in withy you buddy! For example, ask them if they tried a new recipe, workout, or had fun with any certain challenges. Feel free to tell them how you did with your challenges, too!
We are working on getting some of our favorite companies involved to provide you guys with awesome prize packages. We will update our challenge pages with prize specifics once we finalize the brands we’re working with (hopefuly later this week) but for now we will have:
  • 3 prizes for “Best Elf”, one awarded at the end of each round
  • 1 grand prize for best participant awarded at the end of the challenge determined by participation, hashtagging and being an awesome Elf.
There will be a daily challenge winner chosen each day. Daily winners will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize!
Best elf prizes will given based on participation and nomination. If you love your elf, let us know so we can consider them for a Best Elf prize. Best Elf prizes will be awarded at the end of each round.
Have you signed up yet! Do it! Let's challenge each other during this upcoming holiday season! The challenges are fun, here are some examples:

  • Have a salad and make your own dressing
  • Go make up free! (is this on Saturday????)
  • Donate to a holiday charity
  • Pay it forward
  • Go for a walk with a family member
I know that I am looking forward to challenging myself and encouraging everyone else. It is going to make me more accountable with all of the goodies floating around and give me something to look forward to everyday. 


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