Healthy sELF Challenge

Hi Friends!

As you guys know, I teamed up with one of my best blogging buddies, Elle from Nutritionella to create the Elf for Health Holiday Challenge. It was a huge success, much bigger than we had ever dreamed of with over 900 elves spreading health & wellness during the holidays! As it turns out, our elves LOVE supporting one another so much they requested we keep the challenge going throughout the entire year. How awesome is that?

Naturally, we needed a new name and logo fit for every season, not just for the holidays.

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Our elves voted to rename the challenge Healthy sELF – it keeps the spirit of the original Elf for Health Challenge and also encourages us to make healthier choices for ourselves all year round.

Here are the details!

The Healthy sELF challenge will officially kick off on February 4th. To make Healthy sELF sustainable for everyone, we scaled back to three weekly challenges – Mondays, Thursdays & one on the weekend. Elves will not be paired like they were for the last challenge so we really encourage participants to be active on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

That being said, there is a new Healthy sELF Facebook Group! It’s a great place to meet new elves, give encouragement, boost your self-confidence, share recipes, healthy tips, workouts, personal successes – whatever you like! Just request to join and we’ll add you to the group.

A couple of fun things we’ve added to this challenge:

  • a new hashtag – use #healthysELF when you’re Tweeting & Instagramming so other elves can get to know you
  • a monthly newsletter with the month’s challenges plus short health-related articles & posts from our very own elves
  • elf spotlights within the Facebook group
  • healthy sELF ambassadors – we recruited some awesome, health-inspiring girls to help with the tasks of running the challenge so keep them on your radar for challenge reminders, social media shout-outs, newsletter submissions & elf spotlights

Allison from Life’s a Bowl

Divya from Eat Teach Blog

Brittany from Read Run Repeat

Gina from 10 for 10 Challenge

Amalia from Live Travel Eat & Run

  • and new buttons – grab your favorite below! Too big? Smaller sizes are available on our challenge page !
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CHALLENGE CALENDAR

We’ve put together a challenge calendar using the Elf for Health survey results to plan the upcoming challenges through the month of May. We like to plan ahead, can you tell? This calendar as well as the monthly newsletter signup form can be found on the Healthy sELF pages on our blogs.

SIGN UPS

Use the form below. Look out for a confirmation email to confirm your participation & monthly newsletter subscription. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, check your spam box. If you still can’t find a confirmation email, let one of us (Elle or Lindsay) know and we’ll add you to the list! Friends outside of the US, this challenge is completely internet based so anyone can participate… all you need is access to the internet and an email address.

Join the Healthy sELF challenge!

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We hope you’ll join the fun! I’ll leave you with our Healthy sELF mantra – 5 simple ways to help you be your best sELF!

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Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. What a great idea! We all could use a little extra encouragement to be a healthier self!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Eats From The Week #1 + Healthier Fudge Brownie

  2. Looking over the calender and I love every single idea on there!
    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } recently posted..The Psychology of Motivation: Exercise Edition

  3. eeeeee!! This makes me so very happy. I knew there was talks of it continuing but I have been patiently waiting to here an official word on it ever since the voting went down. I like that there is a little bit less pressure this time around. I loved being matched up with elves, I loved that you were my last elf… But life started eating me up so much toward the end there that if I didn’t respond in a timely fashion I would feel so guilty. or if I missed a day I would mentally kick myself in the booty.

    So fun. Thank you gals for putting in the work to make this happen. I know things like this take time and since both of you are busy bees, we all appreciate it more than you know!!!
    Charlotte recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: One Week From Today

    • eeeeee!! This makes me so very happy. I knew there was talks of it continuing but I have been patiently waiting to hear an official word on it ever since the voting went down. I like that there is a little bit less pressure this time around. I loved being matched up with elves, I loved that you were my last elf… But life started eating me up so much toward the end there that if I didn’t respond in a timely fashion I would feel so guilty. or if I missed a day I would mentally kick myself in the booty.

      So fun. Thank you gals for putting in the work to make this happen. I know things like this take time and since both of you are busy bees, we all appreciate it more than you know!!!
      Charlotte recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: One Week From Today

  4. oops I somehow double commented.
    Charlotte recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: One Week From Today

  5. I regretted not signing up for the healthy elf chanllenge and I’m so glad you’re doing a new challenge! I love the looks of it and can’t wait to get started!!
    kim@hungryhealthygirl recently posted..still managing some pretty good eats

  6. new home
    new hood
    everything still in boxes…
    I think I need this.
    Miz recently posted..Im in love with Sweet Relish!

  7. SUPER excited!!
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..WIAW + Pretty in Pink Juice

  8. This looks great! I missed the sign up for Elf for Health, but I am excited to take part in the new sELF challenge.. :)

  9. Such a beautiful challenge!! Love how you focus on being healthy and not losing weight!! Such fun daily challenges, too!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Let’s Call It “Juice”

  10. I’m so glad you gals are doing this again! What a great way to cultivate wellness, in all areas of life! Happy to help out again too!
    lindsay recently posted..Wellness Walk and Talk

  11. Can’t wait for this to start! I’m so excited to be a part of something like this and to be inspired & motivated by other determined, like-minded elves! :)
    Moi Contre La Vie recently posted..January Round-Up

  12. This is so awesome! Looked through the calender too and I love it all. Great way to promote self wellness all around :)
    Kierston recently posted..Ohhh I Love That…

  13. Can’t wait to begin! I have been looking forward to this!!

    I can’t get the buttons to work on my blog… any idea why??!

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  14. I didn’t get in on the Elf for Health Challenge, but I am excited to participate in this one! I have a question though, if the challenge is for a Monday, does it count if it’s done on a Tuesday, for example?
    Carissa recently posted..Meal Plan – Jan 28

  15. I am very excited about this challenge! Such a great way to stay motivated and to be inspired by others!

    I cannot get either button to upload to my blog. It’s accepting the links, but won’t show the picture. Any ideas on why??!
    Lyndi recently posted..Keep Going!

  16. I’m happy to hear the other one was so successful. Great calendar too!

  17. Count me in! Can’t wait :) I love these challenges.
    Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete recently posted..Why Nutrition is So Flippin’ Important

  18. I got so sick over the course of the holiday challenge that I totally failed after the first two weeks. (Though, I LOVED my partner for the first two weeks!) I love this idea, because I watched the group every day, and it really was such a success!!
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..#Recipe: Trail Mix Steel Cut Oats ft. #SilkAlmond Milk

  19. What a fabulous idea!! I love this!!
    jobo recently posted..The barre n9ne journey that just keeps getting better.

  20. I love that you all are continuing this!! So awesome and you have created a really great thing. And can I tell you that I LOVE that you’ve planned out the challenges through May??!?!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..What color are your capris?

  21. Love you and your challenges! So well orchestrated and organized and just all around goodness!

    I’ll be in as best I can…baby and all might hinder my participation.
    Katie @momslrb recently posted..Cast your vote!

  22. YAY!! I’m super pumped for the Healthy sELF Challenge!! :) I loved participating in the final Elf 4 Health Challenge – Can’t wait to start next week!
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..Push-Up Challenge – Week 1

  23. Okay, holidays are over and three challenges a week- I can do this! Just signed up- yay!!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..10 Winter Soup Favorites for the Crock Pot

  24. So excited!! I was hesitant to do the Elf for Health because of the parnters– I was afraid I wouldn’t have time to email my partner. Great that we can all participate individually! :)

  25. love it!
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..“too skinny”

  26. Love it!! :)

  27. I signed up and added the challenged to my google calendar. It should be a good way to remember. Thanks for hosting again!

  28. For some reason the sign up doesnt work!
    Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy recently posted..4 Ways to Zen Out

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