Friends, I was asked to partake in a really exciting challenge.
Snap Kitchen, an Austin-based health food eatery, selected me as one of the 21 Texas challengers for their 21 Days for Good Challenge.
From November 1st-21st, Snap Kitchen will be providing us healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner as we work towards our personal goals for the month. In addition, the challenger who does the best job chronicling their 21-day journey will receive $3,000 for the charity of their choice. My charity is LIVESTRONG.
Instead of picking one goal, like losing weight or getting more fit, I decided to aim for 21 goals. On each of the 21 days, I will strive to do something good, either for myself or for someone else. I’ve been filling up my calendar with volunteer opportunities such as dinner service at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, dog walking at the Austin Animal Center, meal delivery through Meals on Wheels and trash pickup through Keep Austin Beautiful. As for personal goals, I’ll be striving to learn something new or go outside of my comfort zone. Scheduled activities include the La Belle exhibit at the Texas History Museum, rock climbing and aerial silks. If you have any recommendations on volunteer opportunities and physical or mental strengthening activities, please leave me a note in the comments section!
I’m looking forward to highlighting the nonprofits, local businesses and people I connect with over the next 21 days.
This personal goal to do something good for myself and others was inspired by LIVESTRONG and the incredible cancer survivors I’ve met through working there. Working at LIVESTRONG has changed my life in more ways than I can count. Every day, I meet and hear about men and women who refuse to let the “C” word take control their lives. They run marathons, bike hundreds of miles and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. They don’t take life for granted, living every second to the fullest. They become more conscious of their minds, their bodies and their spirit; they become more aware of the world around them, trying to make a positive difference however they can.
I’m so excited to use this opportunity to eat well, be good and potentially win $3,000 for the cancer survivors we serve at LIVESTRONG!