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The BIG DAY is here! Today is the launch of our Holiday Honey Hustle Challenge. If you have not already joined our Facebook group for the challenge, we’d love to have you there. In the first week of opening the Facebook group, we have already had 600+ of you join us. We are so excited to help support you in the holiday season to at least keep your health and wellness goals in mind.
Jessica from Happily Hughes and I kept hearing you ask us for advice about how to stay fit during the holidays so we brainstormed, polled you guys, and got to work on creating a kick-butt challenge that will meet you where you are to help support you in this hard time of year for our waistlines.
Hearing women share their goals and stories in our Facebook group is already inspiring me. One special lady even shared her battle with breast cancer, beating it and how she’ll be using the group to help her during this season. Amazed! You women are powerful. I’m fairly confident the lovies could run the world one day!
Here’s the basis of the Holiday Honey Hustle Challenge:
-High protein, low sugar for EVERY single meal (Think all natural foods, paleo-ish, tons of veggies, clean eating.)
-725 ML of water a day
-2 cheat meals a week (weekends are free)
-Complete at least 3 of the 4 workouts posted
Will be voted on by the group! It will be based on by participation and overall increase in health/wellness
It is highly encouraged to:
Post in the Facebook group your goals! Let’s hold each other accountable.
Ask the group for any health/wellness pointers etc.
Workouts Looking Ahead:
Nov 15th- Abs
Nov 22nd- Booty
Nov 29th- Full Body
Dec 6th- Upper Body
Dec 13th- Abs
Dec 20th- Booty
Some of you mentioned you wanted me to share some healthy recipes to help you get through this crazy busy season. So to me, that means SIMPLE, quick meals like this paleo tuna salad that you can easily throw together in 10 minutes or less to eat a healthy lunch or dinner on the go.
This paleo tuna salad is one of my go-to clean out the pantry while still eating healthy meals. I used to eat it at work for lunch all the time. We had a bottle of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper we kept in the office so I just brought an apple and tuna and called it a day! I would eat this alone or pair it with cucumbers as a paleo option to replace bread or maybe even eat it with some carrots, celery or fruits like blueberries, strawberries or grapes. Simple and delicious!
As we’ve talked about ways to maximize meal prepping and such in our Facebook group I can’t help but think about the new line extension of FreshWorks Produce Saver that keep produce fresh up to 80% longer than traditional store packaging and it fits all different sizes and needs.
The innovative food storage container uses a lid with patented FreshVent technology to regulate
airflow and create the optimal environment for produce to help it last. I’ve been testing mine out the past few weeks and all I can say is that there are only a few mushy spots on a couple of our strawberries after 5 days in the refrigerator.
I like the feature of the CrispTray at the bottom of the container that elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help reduce spoilage. I’m really not too sure why someone hasn’t come up with this before. The tray is genius! And when we’re done with the container, we just pop all of it in to the dishwasher.
Holiday Honey Hustle Abs Challenge Workout:
30 seconds on, 10 second rest – Option to do 1-3 rounds:
- Bicycle Crunches
- V Sit Up
- Boat Pose: Hold, option to hold legs straight and to bring arms out in front or up by the ears for more challenge.
- Side Plank Dip and hike back up
- Other Side Plank Dip and hike back up
- Traditional Crunches
Please remember to consult your doctor before starting any exercise program. Take this at your OWN pace. Everyone is at different levels. Remember, you can always modify EVERY exercise.
I’ve teamed up with Rubbermaid to offer one of you a SET OF THE FRESHWORKS CONTAINERS. Enter to win by leaving a comment with one thing you are thankful for and signing up for my email newsletter or letting me know you already subscribe! Giveaway ends Wednesday, 11/22.
DELICIOUS PALEO TUNA SALAD:
- 1 can of tuna, drained
- 1 apple, rough chopped
- Sea Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- Combine all ingredients and enjoy with slices of cucumber as a vehicle if you are avoiding bread.
Thankful for my sweet girls. Even though they drive me crazy sometimes. ????
Haha, amen sister! 🙂
Can’t wait to add this recipe to my go to take to work lunches!!
Already subscribed!!!:) To be honest I am so thankful for so many things on this day in life! I’m thankful for my second child I just gave birth to who is cuddled in my arms and for my eldest child crawling around driving his tractor on the floor in front of me and for my wonderful husband who is still going to work every day even though it’s below freezing every day!! Thankful that I’m starting the mindset to a healthier life and that I have you and Jessica to help me on that journey!! Xoxo
I am so so thankful for my family!
With 4 kids, aging parents and a crazy busy schedule I am most thankful for a flexible job. Such a blessing.
I AM thankful for my amazing fiancé who continues to support me from thousands of miles away and for the fact that He made it home Home safely from this deployment.
I am so thankful for my wonderful children! I honestly can’t imagine my life without them! Love them to pieces! ?
This has been a hard year for me. Both of my parents are in their late 80s and they aren’t doing well. My mom will be going into the nursing home this week. I’m so thankful for a few very close cousins and a friend. Without them I don’t know how I would have been able to handle the things I’ve had to do and will have to do.
*I’m already subscribed.
I am thankful for my family and the ability to choose to make healthy meals for them and have an active lifestyle.
I’m thankful for my family’s good health. We are very blessed. I’m already an email subscriber.
I’m especially thankful for every moment I get with my family/mom this holiday season, as I unexpectedly lost my Dad this summer. Not taking a second of our limited time together for granted (we live out-of-state) – so excited to be together next week…
PS. Already a newsletter/email subscriber!
I am thankful for my husband, he is just so hard working and a wonderful man. Already subscribed to newsletter
I’m thankful that I have a job right now!
I’m very thankful for my health after finishing radiation treatment.
I am thankful for my husband and little daughter, they are both such blessings! I am already subscribed!
I am thankful for my kids.
I’m most thankful for having my health and that everyone that I care for is healthy as well.
I already subscribe! I am thankful for the opportunities I have to try different fitness trends and the friends I’ve met along that fitness journey.
Most thankful for having my family in town this year and having us all together for the holidays.
I am thankful that my sister has survived a number of debilitating other health issues.
Love this recipe!! I think I’m most thankful for having two wonderful children.
Already subscribed. I am thankful that I have a husband that is just as passionate as I am in taking care of our cats. I have an elderly cat rescue shelter, and feed some feral colonies.
I am thankful for my family and my health.
I’m thankful that I have no needs only wants. (already subscribed)
I am very thankful to have a job that is flexible and allows me to be able to attend all of my son’s sports practices. He plays something pretty much year round so it is a huge benefit!
I am thankful my family’s health and their jobs.
i’m so thankful for my almost 2 year old nephew, who i get to see almost every day. he makes my whole life brighter, sweeter, more fun, and more meaningful. i already subscribe 🙂
Thankful for great kids and family, and for a good life.
I am one of your subscribers.
I am thankful for the birth of a healthy baby niece! I subscribed!
i am thankful for my family and friends. I am already a subscriber! 🙂 Happy Holidays!
I’m thankful for my sister and our dogs. (I’m subscribed)
I’m Thankful for the health of my family!
I am always thankful for my family and fur babies. 🙂
I subscribe to your newsletter.
I am thankful for my health and being able to be there for those who do need me….newsletter subscriber
I am thankful my husband got a job promotion that lead us to South Carolina from New York. I am not missing that cold weather and snow.
I am thankful for my loving family and the time we get to spend together since we love far away!
I already subscribe to the MLWL email!
I’m thankful for my family and the time we have together, we really don’t know who will be with us from one day to the next… enjoy each other. (I’m subscribed)
I am most thankful for my health. I just had a battle with breast cancer and finally feel like I am getting back to a healthier self. It was not fun doing chemo, but it is over and done with and now it’s time to get on with healthy living.
Robyn, thankful for your positivity! Thank you for being such a wonderful part of the MLWL community.