November 24, 2014

Elf for Health Holiday Challenge

Hey there! It’s a three day work week (for most of us)– who’s pumped?! More importantly, who is pumped for Thanksgiving eats and family time? Me! Me! Me!

Another great weekend went down in the books thanks to a few visitors. Our friends Paige and Adam came into town and we had such a great time with both of them! We hung in Friday but Saturday was jam-packed. We started off the day with a bootcamp class at our local gym followed by watching the Badger game at Wilson’s and listening to Madison County– a seven piece country band who puts on an amazing show.


Sunday included brunch accompanied by a bloody mary…obviously. Is Wisconsin one of the few states that offers a chaser (a little glass of beer) with a bloody mary? I remember when I asked for one in Nashville and the lady looked at me like I was cuckoo.


In other news, I am excited to be participating in the Elf for Health Challenge again this year! The talented ladies over at The Lean Green and According to Elle  have put together four weeks of  challenges to participate in, and I am glad I get to join in on the fun!


Elf for Health runs from Monday November 24th through December 21, 2013. The challenges fall into 4 different categories: Food, Fitness, For You & For Others. There’s daily tasks, daily winners, prizes, weekly newsletters, and even a Facebook group for support.

The cool thing about the challenge is that you have an elf to support and encourage you and you get to be an elf for someone in return. Since this challenge is internet based, anyone can participate… no matter where you’re located! All you need is access to the internet and an email address.

You can still sign-up and get involved, or even follow along on your own with the challenges below.


Are you participating in Elf for Health this year? 

Have you ever heard of getting a chaser with your bloody mary? Does your location/state offer them? 

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November 21, 2014

Fitness Friday: 20 Minute Crossfit Inspired Workout

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe just one week ago I was sitting on a beach in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida enjoying the 80 degree weather and abundant sunshine and now I am back to wearing winter boots and long thermal jackets…


Last weekend I took a short trip to Florida for my cousins wedding and it was absolutely perfect! I don’t get to see my dad’s side of the family too often, so it was a nice little treat for everyone to be together.


My dad and aunt were actually in the wedding so it was fun to watch them walk down the aisle.


I totally forgot to take a lot of pictures, but I did end up snapping a few including this one of my aunt, cousin and myself before the night was over. It was a quick trip, but was such a blast!


Anyway, back to the reason for today’s post– a workout! Scott and I recently joined Crossfit at our gym (more on that later) and we are loving it! Right now we are just in the beginning stages taking the OnRamp class, but it is still pretty challenging. Last week we did a workout similar to the one below, and it flew by:



*EMOM= every minute on the minute

*Set an interval timer for 60 seconds. Perform each exercise for the amount of reps listed (it will typically take you 30-45 seconds) and use the rest of the minute to rest

*The faster you finish each exercise, the more time you will have to recover

*Move on to the next exercise and repeat until you reach 10 minutes

*Take a 90 second break and move to the next group of exercises


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