#LiveLeanEatGreen Challenge Recap

Hi Friends!

As some of you may remember, during the month of October, I did a little photo-a-day challenge called #liveleaneatgreen. Lots of you participated and it was so much fun to see all of your pictures on instagram and twitter each day. Now that it’s November, it’s time to recap my daily photos. I did pretty well and only missed two days at the very end of the challenge. The tasks were a collection of things that included healthy eating, physical activity and mental well-being :)

Here’s a reminder of what the daily tasks were:

And here are my pictures:

1. Have an extra serving of veggies at lunch:
I added green beans
2. Hold a wall sit as long as your can:
3 minutes with a 2-# db- feel the burn!
3. Leave an operation beautiful note
I was at a conference and left them everwhere!
4. Do as many burpees as you can in a minute:
I did 25
5. Try a new vegetable:
I picked jicama
6. Do a tabata workout:
we all know I love them :)
7. Go makeup free-you’re beautiful:
I did it at a huge national conference!
8. Eat at least 3 colors today:
Black, red & yellow for dinner
9. Spend at least 15 minutes stretching:
I needed it after a long day of stretching  

10. Show me your favorite healthy fat:
I have lots but love nuts!
11. Run some sprints
Didn’t have time to go outside but did some stair sprints
12. Buy yourself flowers-you deserve them:
No problem!
13. Bake something with pumpkin:
Pumpkin Oatmeal Choc Chip Cookies  
14. Burn some calories cleaning the house
Cleaned the bathroom
15. Go vegetarian for the day:
Always do but here’s a burrito salad I had that day
16. Let me see you sweat:
Bodyweight workout in the basement
17. Call a family member just to chat:
called my parents!
18. Buy a new healthy snack to try:
It’s not new, but green beans are a fav healthy snack! 

19. Take a walk at lunch
It’s fun to walk in the children’s hospital
20. Have a treat
Baked Apple Packets 
21. Park farther away today
Hubby could barely see Trader Joes
22.  Handwrite a letter to a friend
23. Eat some roasted vegetables
Roasted sweet potatoes on my salad
24. Do 100 lunges before breakfast
Knocked them out in the kitchen
25. Bring a healthy snack for a friend
Shared my roasted chickpeas
26. Tell someone why you love them
Love my mom because she knows me so well!
27. Have a vegetable for breakfast
Red peppers with my eggs 

28. Try to set a plank PR
Not a PR but still pretty good :) 

29. Make cookies w/ 2 healthy subs
Ran out of time! 

30. Try a new recipes
Went with an old favorite instead 

31. Snap a pic of something beautiful
Strawberry banana “fro-yo” with m&ms is beautiful to me


So there you go…my month in pictures. As part of the challenge, I invited you guys to participate with me and tag your photos. Each day I picked a winner based on the photos that were submitted and shared that pic on my instagram. Each daily winner was entered into the drawing for the grand prize, which is a box of goodies from yours truly :) So let’s take a look at the daily winners’ photos!


1. @elenajoi added extra veggies for lunch
2. @merrittelizabeth used her pup to make her wall sit harder
3. @haleypeterson3 left a great operation beautiful note
4. @brooklyne worked hard on her burpees
5. @leigh44 tried a new vegetable-kale!
6. @treats_with_a_twist did a tabata workout
7. @bvanevera7 went makeup free & looked beautiful
8. @inherchucks ate lots of different colors
8. @danica_ipnp did some yoga to stretch

10. @racheyycake  loves avocados for healthy fat
11. @dareyouto laced up her sneakers for some sprints
12. @ktyou got flowers
13. @xokammie made pumpkin soup
14. @lifesabowl did some cleaning
15. @brinnyx3 went vegetarian for the day
16. @fueledbylolz showed me her sweat
17. @runningbun called her sis
18. @runnerritsa tried a new healthy snack

19. @gracelesslove went for a walk at lunch
20. @susellwrites had a treat with a friend
21. @perfectionisnthappy parked farther away to go shopping
22. @treats_with_a_twist wrote to a friend
23. @bvanevera7 ate lots of roasted veggies
24. @hlymre did some lunges at the gym
25. @inherchucks is teaching sharing healthy snacks early
26. @theyoungretiree told her grandma why she loves her
27. @haleypeterson3 had pumpkin pancakes for breakfast

 28. @dareyouto did a plank
29. Alisonmty made healthy subs in her cookies
30. @leigh44 tried pumpkin seeds for the first time
31. @danica_ipnp showed us something beautiful


So now let’s talk about the winner! The winner of the box of goodies is…………Meredith of Dare You To. She was one of the biggest supporters of this challenge and even earned extra entries by being a daily winner on more than one occasion! Congrats Meredith! Send me an email so i can start figuring out what goodies to put in your package :)


Let’s chat: Are you guys interested in another #liveleaneatgreen challenge for December or January? Let me know!




About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom 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!


  1. Congratulations Meredith! What a great contest! I wish I had participated! More challenges? YES, especially if it’s a photo contest <3 <3
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  2. Congrats to Meredith! And yes, please do another one! I didn’t get to participate this round, so I’m hoping to jump on board next time.

  3. Congrats Meredith! And yes, yes, yes, please do, I loved the challenge 😀
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  4. I loved following those involved in the challenge! Congrats to all! Great job Lindsay on putting this together! :)
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  5. This was such a great challenge and I really enjoyed looking at the instagram photos every day. I’d love to do another one in the future!
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  6. Yes! I would definitely be interested in another challenge! I’ll actually have time in December and January to do it!

  7. I wish I had found out about this earlier! Congrats to Meredith!
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  8. Congrats to Meredith! I loved following everyone’s pics on IG. Monthly challenges are so fun!
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  9. What a great challenge!! I would totally be game for one for December or January!! Love the pics!!
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  10. Wooo Meredith! I fell off the wagon towards the end… always do that haha but I loved it!
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  11. I LOVED seeing all your pictures as well as others who participated in this challenged. It looked like so much fun. I would love for you to do another one because I’m sad that I didn’t participate this time around. I realized that I am only capable of doing one challenge a month! :-)
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  12. Congrats to Meredith!
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  13. This was such a great idea, Lindsay. Great October challenge!
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  14. I started the challenge then fell off. So I’d def be interested in trying again!!
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  15. I had good intentions of keeping up with this, but did not :( Yes, do another one and I will participate!!!
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  16. Um…. YES that bowl of “froyo” is beautiful!!! I’m all about the M&M’s!

    You go girl. Adding more movement and more VEGGIES is so important. The latter is something I’m working on too!
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  17. YAY let’s do another challenge :) Congarts Meredith!
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  18. I would love to do this type of challenge again! I started it but then lost track, maybe if there were an easy way to access the list every day?
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  19. Love this idea… I’m bummed I didn’t take part in October, but would love to do a December or January Challenge!!!

    Also, Lindsey, thanks for being such a great motivator, it’s so refreshing to see this kind of excitement and positive thinking about fitness! :)

  20. Yayyyy Thanks, Lindsay! I am SO excited! You know how much I enjoyed it lol so I was glad to participate and share all month long.

    This is such a fun recap post — I love seeing not only your photos, but also all the different people who participated. Great montages :)

    Thanks for hosting!!
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  21. This was such a great idea. I love taking something that was all over IG in so many forms and making it personal (while inviting friends to play along). I had fun following a few of these photo challenges over the summer but my participation wavered eventually. I might be able to support doing yours should you decide to do another. January might be good…starting the new year off right!
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  22. I would love to do another challenge in December and/or January–it was fun to have something healthy to make a point of doing each day. I loved it!
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  23. Yes! I love challenges like that on Instagram. I try to do the FatMumSlim photo a day too. I think it’s a fabulous idea. Even if you repeat some of the same themes, like “try a new recipe”, it can still be different each time. If you do it during December, it will be fun to see everyone’s holiday posts.

  24. What a great challenge. Loved your ideas. Thanks for being such a great motivator. Thanks for sharing. Will look up for new challenges from you.

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