#elf4health week 2 recap

12 Dec

Hi everyone!  I have escaped from finals-land…My last one was yesterday and I am so happy to never have to think about Trusts & Wills again…or at least until the bar.  I celebrated by cleaning my room (it was a disaster), teaching spin class, and then grabbing a drink with a couple of my DTLA Running Club friends. I’m waaaaay behind on this, but I wanted to re-cap last week’s Elf 4 Health goings on:

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Monday’s challenge was to write a hand-written note.  I did mine a day early since it was my best friend Whitney’s birthday the Sunday before.

On Tuesday, I “ate the rainbow” — My breakfast included a delicious scramble with tomato, bell pepper, kale, arugula, red onion, and a side of blueberries.


For lunch, I used the same veggies and leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make a to-go salad.  I ate with a banana, blueberries, and my mom’s leftover cranberry relish. So good — and I love that my law school gave out free pieces of fresh fruit during finals!



On Wednesday the challenge was to go make-up free.  I do this every once in awhile (especially if I am wearing workout clothes to school) so it wasn’t too huge a challenge. BaqLsMUCEAA7HeE

I’ve also started using Dermalogica (thanks to the free samples I got a couple of months ago from #FitBlogLA).  I am a convert.  Every time I wash my face I feel like I’m getting a baby facial.

On Thursday, the challenge was to workout with a buddy.  This was perfect since my old friend Angela and I had planned to meet up to try YogaHop. (I want to post a full review once I’ve been to a few classes).  It was great catching up with Angela over our favorite way to hang out — sweating an insane amount and laughing a lot!

I had a final on Friday, but I posted a small “Operation Beautiful” style post-it in one of the restrooms in our library.  I meant to say “Smile.  Breathe.  You Got This”  but in my finals state I somehow spelled breathe “BREATE” which is not a word.  One  of my friends recognized my handwriting and told me later.  Cool.

On Saturday I did a little fridge-clean out, and on Sunday I took a break from studying for Trusts & Wills to make a little gratitude list.  Here’s the top 20:

  1. My awesome parents (and their health)
  2. My brother’s sense of humor
  3. My health (including not being injured –> being able to run!)
  4. Running
  5. Spinning + my gym
  6. The education I’ve experienced (Go Bears//Go LMU Lions?)
  7. All of my supportive friends (special s/o to Whitney and Jenn!)
  8. Blogging/fitness community
  9. Cross country/track (This had a pretty big impact on my life)
  10.  Starbucks (but seriously)
  11.   My law school posse
  12. Music
  13.  My aunts and uncles
  14. My good memory.  It may be freakish, but it has made tests as a whole a lot more bearable over the years.
  15.   Beer!!  (…specifically IPAs, duh).
  16.   The ability to afford food/shelther/so many other countless privileges
  17.  Beautiful LA weather
  18. Travel!!//study//living abroad
  19.   My iphone
  20.  Proximity to the ocean

I haven’t been as on-point with the #Elf4Health challenges this week due to finals — but I am here to play for the next week and a half!

What are 5 things you’re thankful for? 

2 Responses to “#elf4health week 2 recap”

  1. Angela December 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    So.much.sweat! I am majorly sore again after going yesterday. Also, warning, my new mat smells intensely of rubber…at least better than bite marks? Maybe not!

    • gillian December 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      Haha! I didn’t end up going tonight (got really sleepy) so let’s go next week!! And at least the rubber (as opposed to the bite marks) will keep the instructor’s comments at bay.

      On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM, That's G

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