Happy New Year my friends! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to start 2015 with a positive attitude. I absolutely love the new year mentality- a new year to make new changes and better ourselves. That’s why I am so excited to tell you about the 5 week #eatpretty15 challenge I’ll be hosting on Peaches to Pearls. I have teamed up with my favorite workout studio, Pink Barre, to bring you a new year, new you challenge. Pink Barre is running an amazing new year deal right now where you get 2 months of unlimited classes for $250. If you have ever signed up for a Barre class you know that is an amazing deal. You can definitely find me there every week joining in on the challenge.
So what exactly is this #eatpretty15 challenge? Alongside Pink Barre, which is doing a workout challenge, I will be doing a nutrition challenge. For the next 5 weeks (January 12 – February 15) I will give you a challenge for the week. The name of the challenge came from an amazing book I read last month called Eat Pretty, by Jolene Hart, where she gives detailed information on how food affects our beauty. Each week’s challenge has been inspired by her book and by the physician/dietitian recommended Mediterranean Diet.
Here is the list of what the 5 challenges will be:
Depending on how much of a challenge you want, you can do this two different ways:
- Method 1: Do one week at a time. Do as much as you can handle and one weekly challenge at a time.
- Method 2: Do each weeks challenge, then carry it into the following week. For example, you would go all 5 weeks with only drinking water if you did this method. This is very difficult but if you are up for the challenge- YOU GO GIRL!
This challenge does not have the sole purpose of “cleansing” your bodies, like for example- a week long juice cleanse. This challenge is to get your body healthy by incorporating exercise and clean eating. Cleansing will naturally happen with your new clean eating methods.
Every Friday for the next 5 weeks I will present you with the weeks challenge. Along with nutritional information, I will also give you a few recipe ideas to get you going for the week. Remember to incorporate Pinterest and maybe even make a special board just for the challenge! Join in on the community of women who are doing this challenge by using hashtag #eatpretty15 on your pictures via social media.
If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Although I cannot give you an individual meal plan, I can help answer any questions of what you can and can’t eat.
Hope you will join in on this New Year, New You challenge!