One of my favorite things that I have done this year is participate in the Foodie Pen Pal program. It is a lot of fun, I have met some great people and have had some amazing food gifts in 2012. Now that the year is coming to a close, Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean and Foodie Pen Pal and her friend Elle from Nutritionella have teamed up this holiday season for the Elf for Health Holiday Challenge!
Every two weeks, we are assigned an Elf Pairing. I am sad that I didn't find out about this till the second round but my elf this round is awesome. She is Jamie from Thrifty Veggie Mama. Once a week, we are emailed a newsletter with daily challenges. Things like drinking water and ways to get more veggies and some good fitness challenges! Jamie and I have been checking in with each other regularly via Twitter and encouraging each other along. It has been great.
Ella and Lindsay have also teamed up with a bunch of cool sponsors and have been giving away some great prizes from sponsors like:
Love Grown Foods
Peanut Butter & Co.
Road ID & Nature Box
BRAVO to these brands for recognizing the power of this blogging movement!
There are fifty reasons why I love this. First and foremost, it connects us with like minded people. Bloggers who are looking to be healthy during the holiday season. Just like the Foodie Pen Pals, it is a great way to grow your network with people who you can now follow on Twitter, read their blogs and they can do the same.
Another good reason is the obvious...you have someone to check in with during the holiday season when working out and eating right is tough. Round 3 is about to begin and you have one more day to sign up!! Sorry to not tell you sooner, but its Christmas!!!
Find more information here. Be sure to share this news and #elf4health....you can also join the Facebook group!
My plea to Ella and Lindsay...can we do this again? Cupid for Health for Valentine's? How bout a bridal version??!!! I need a fellow bride to help me through these initial panic attacks!