Tuesday, November 16, 2010

change your life challenge

Guys, I've been in a terrible funk lately. I don't know why. I have a good job, awesome friends, am training for a marathon and am so pumped to start dodgeball. But, for the last couple of weeks I've been getting really overwhelmingly sad before I go to bed. I don't know why this is but it's going to stop today.

So, with some of my awesome twitter friends we've decided to make a change and I'm happy to present to you:

Every month we'll feature a new, week-long challenge. I'm inviting (and encouraging) you all to participate and take to your blogs to write about your experience! The good, the bad, and the ugly. Well, hopefully it's mostly good and less bad and/or ugly! It's my pleasure to reveal the first challenge:

Who: YOU (and anyone else you want to encourage to participate!)

What: Eat vegan or vegetarian (your choice), every meal for a full week (ahem...that's seven days, not five!)

When: November 29th, 2010 through December 6, 2010

Why: I understand that the holidays are coming up, which is why this challenge starts after Thanksgiving. The idea is not only to challenge yourself to eat differently for a week, but also to use this time as a mini-detox from the Thanksgiving festivities.

Where: Anywhere and everywhere you eat!

How: I will be posting ideas and recipes (feel free to comment with your own ideas, as well) and tips on how to make this as easy as possible. It's all about incorporating the changes into your life, instead of trying to change your life to suit these changes. Don't try to go too over-the-top. Make it feasible and, more importantly, make it enjoyable!

If you are ready to participate in this challenge, then comment on this entry with your email address OR send an email and expect a challenge email update soon. Emails will be sent out within 24 hours of you leaving your comment to give you details about the challenge, and you will have ample time to ask questions, share inspiration, anything and everything.

If you accept the challenge, post the challenge logo on your blog and encourage more people to scurry over here and sign up for the challenge, too!

Can't wait to see how this first challenge goes! Sign up and let's do this!

Many thanks to Monica for the text and awesome graphics for this challenge!  


Unknown said...

Yay! So excited to get this off the ground!

Kori said...

OOOH I'm so in.

Kat said...

This one is going to be hard but i'll give it a whirl :D

Unknown said...

awesome ladies! could you just provide me with your email address or shoot an email over to the one that's included in the blog post? :)

AtlYankeeBelle said...

My sister is a vegan and I always tease her about it, but Im going to put my money where my mouth is and join in! If she can do it every day, I can do it for 7! but I wont eat tofo - sorry

Unknown said...

you can totally do it! if you could send me your email addess i'll add you to the email list that's being compiled!

LA Idiot said...

I am going to try this. There is a strong possibility I will lose...all of them.

Nik said...

ooooh I like this challenge! I already am a vegetarian . . . but I occasionally challenge myself to go vegan. What I great way to do that and write about it!! Also I love the layout change! It looks great!!

Unknown said...

glad that you're going to participate nik - could you send me your email address so i can add you to the email list?

and i'm gkad that you like the layout! i feel like it looks a little too.. busy. but i like it so far!