How’s everyone doing with the squat-a-thon? Feelin’ the burn yet? I know I am, especially on leg days! I’m a sucker for challenges though so I’m loving it.
Another way that I have challenged myself this December is by doing a R.A.C.K (Random Act of Christmas Kindness) every day as a Christmas countdown! Someday they will invent super clean chocolate advent calendars, but until then I’m just going to go out of my way everyday to do something nice. It’s been a really fun experience, and it can be incredibly fulfilling to just do something that will make another person feel great during the holiday season.
Now I’m going to challenge you to R.A.C.K. your city in these final days before Christmas!
It doesn’t have to be some grand gesture, I’ve realized that it’s the little things that can really make someone’s day. Some ideas are:
-Donate clothes/toys/canned food to those in need
-Volunteer your time at a homeless shelter, or for a fun run in your community, or the SPCA
-Leave an inspiring note on a random car
-Do your roommate’s dishes (without complaining)
-Bake clean Christmas cookies for your neighbors and give them the recipe!
-Offer to help someone with their groceries
These are just a few of the actions that will take you 5 minutes-tops, but will have a lasting effect on others. So get in to the Christmas spirit, and remember that it isn’t about the new lifting gloves or protein powder that are waiting under the tree. It’s about the hope that maybe someday we’ll all be on the nice list;)
While you’re going on a Christmas walk to admire the lights, warm up with this clean peppermint cocoa!
-1 peppermint tea bag
-1/2 tbs cocoa powder
-2 drops stevia
- Fill a mug with hot water and prepare the peppermint tea
- Discard the tea bag and add the cocoa powder and stevia
So simple, but so decadent!