The Birchbox 31-Day Challenge

Plus daily prize giveaways!
We’ve teamed up with an all-star panel of fitness, nutrition, beauty, and wellness experts to bring you 31 ways to make 2015 your best year yet. Participate every day and share your progress with #BirchboxChallenge.
  • JANUARY 01, 2015
    Eat Dessert for Breakfast (Really!)
    Eat Dessert for Breakfast (Really!)

    Kick off the challenge—and your day—in the best way possible with this dreamy smoothie that tastes like the beloved dessert and packs major nutritional benefits.

    Tara Stiles
    Founder and owner of Strala Yoga and author of Make Your Own Rules Diet
  • JANUARY 02, 2015
    Get Sleek Arms Anywhere
    Get Sleek Arms Anywhere

    Want toned biceps, triceps and shoulders but don’t have any weights? Channel your inner boxer with this series of quick movements (jab! hook!) to make them strong and defined.

    Natalie Uhling
    Fitness expert for Under Armour Women and creator of the NUFit Program
  • JANUARY 03, 2015
    Set Email Boundaries
    Set Email Boundaries

    Don’t let your inbox intrude on every moment of your life. Set no-email time frames, such as after a certain time at night or while the kids are still awake.

    Gretchen Rubin
    Author of The Happiness Project and the forthcoming Better Than Before
  • JANUARY 04, 2015
    Make Lunch Your Biggest Meal
    Make Lunch Your Biggest Meal

    Instead of loading up at dinner, fill up on protein, good fats, and vegetables midday when your digestion peaks. It will keep your energy going throughout the afternoon.

    Frank Lipman
    Wellness expert and author of The New Health Rules
  • JANUARY 05, 2015
    Become a Morning Warrior
    Become a Morning Warrior

    Before you reach for coffee, get your heart rate going with this energizing sequence of three powerful yoga poses.

    Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman
    Founders of 2 Fit Moms and yoga and nutrition experts
  • JANUARY 06, 2015
    Turn Your Sandwich into a Salad
    Turn Your Sandwich into a Salad

    Skipping the bread doesn’t have to mean bland leafy greens. This recipe for a BLT salad features beauty superfood avocado and is high on nutrition, low on guilt. (Vegetarians, you can nix the bacon without losing all flavor.)

    Gina Homolka
    Founder of SkinnyTaste and author of The SkinnyTaste Cookbook
  • JANUARY 07, 2015
    Try a Wine-Infused Face Mask
    Try a Wine-Infused Face Mask

    It’s happy hour for your skin—minus the hangover—with this natural, antioxidant-packed DIY mask recipe that has major antiaging benefits.

    Alexis Wolfer
    Founder and editor-in-chief of The Beauty Bean
  • JANUARY 08, 2015
    Outsmart Your Appetite for Sugar
    Outsmart Your Appetite for Sugar

    When soda or candy is calling your name, distract yourself for 15 minutes by going for a walk, watching a funny YouTube video, or painting your nails. Nine times out of 10, the urge will subside.

    Gretchen Rubin
    Author of The Happiness Project and the forthcoming Better Than Before
  • JANUARY 09, 2015
    Get Sculpted in 6 Minutes
    Get Sculpted in 6 Minutes

    Increase your metabolic rate and improve your overall fitness level with an AMRAP (aka As Many Reps As Possible) workout.

    Ashley Borden
    Celebrity trainer and fitness and lifestyle consultant
  • JANUARY 10, 2015
    Meditate for 1 Minute
    Meditate for 1 Minute

    That’s all it takes to reduce some stress and calm your mind. Sit up straight, rest your palms in your lap, close your eyes, and pay attention to your inhales and exhales for 60 seconds.

    Tara Stiles
    Founder and owner of Strala Yoga and author of Make Your Own Rules Diet
  • JANUARY 11, 2015
    Turn Your Smoothie Into a Soup
    Turn Your Smoothie Into a Soup

    No time to break out the blender in the AM? Or prefer something a little warmer? Take those chopped veggies and make a nutritious soup instead.

    Keri Glassman
    Founder of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School
  • JANUARY 12, 2015
    Tighten Your Abs Without Crunches
    Tighten Your Abs Without Crunches

    They’re called “lemon squeezers” and they’ll flatten and firm your stomach in no time—all you need is a mat.

    Natalie Uhling
    Fitness expert for Under Armour Women and creator of the NUFit Program
  • JANUARY 13, 2015
    Caffeinate Your Cellulite Away
    Caffeinate Your Cellulite Away

    Recycle your coffee grinds and smooth unwanted dimples at the same time with this DIY scrub recipe.

    Alexis Wolfer
    Founder and editor-in-chief of The Beauty Bean
  • JANUARY 14, 2015
    Rev Your Metabolism at Every Meal
    Rev Your Metabolism at Every Meal

    You don’t have to take a bootcamp class to speed up your calorie-blasting capacity. These five ingredients have the same effect—integrate them into your favorite meals!

    Keri Glassman
    Founder of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School
  • JANUARY 15, 2015
    Move 5 Minutes Every Hour
    Move 5 Minutes Every Hour

    Staying parked at your desk is bad for your body and mind. Pause once an hour to climb a flight of stairs, stretch your arms overhead, or even do a couple of jumping jacks.

    Frank Lipman
    Wellness expert and author of The New Health Rules
  • JANUARY 16, 2015
    Get 30 Minutes More Sleep
    Get 30 Minutes More Sleep

    Set your alarm clock to the time you want to go to sleep and start your nighttime rituals a half hour before that so you can hop right into bed when the ringer goes off.

    Gretchen Rubin
    Author of The Happiness Project and the forthcoming Better Than Before
  • JANUARY 17, 2015
    Cure the 3 P.M. Energy Slump
    Cure the 3 P.M. Energy Slump

    Avoid the afternoon vending machine run by making one of these tasty recipes. They’re packed with healthy protein, fat, and fiber to keep you satisfied.

    Miranda Hammer
    Nutritionist, chef, and founder of The Crunchy Radish
  • JANUARY 18, 2015
    Yoga Your Way to Better Sleep
    Yoga Your Way to Better Sleep

    These three peaceful poses will calm your mind and body and set you up for deep, restful sleep.

    Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman
    Founders of 2 Fit Moms and yoga and nutrition experts
  • JANUARY 19, 2015
    Make a Meatless Main
    Make a Meatless Main

    Make vegetables the star of your meal. This simple yet impressive creamy carrot farrotto recipe swaps nutritious whole-grain farro for rice.

    Gina Homolka
    Founder of SkinnyTaste and author of The SkinnyTaste Cookbook
  • JANUARY 20, 2015
    Chill Out in Five Breaths
    Chill Out in Five Breaths

    All it takes is a little DIY aromatherapy. Make your own with some lavender or chamomile essential oil, put some on your palms, and breathe deeply into them five times.

    Tata Harper
    Founder of the 100% natural and non-toxic luxury skincare line
  • JANUARY 21, 2015
    Sneak Protein into Your Pancakes
    Sneak Protein into Your Pancakes

    Give the normally indulgent breakfast food a healthy twist with this recipe that swaps out flour, added sugar, and dairy in favor of fiber and plant-based protein.

    Katrina Hodgson and Karina Dawn
    Personal trainers, lifestyle coaches, and founders of Tone It Up
  • JANUARY 22, 2015
    Build a Healthier Workspace
    Build a Healthier Workspace

    Instead of rounding down to look down at your computer (spine injury alert!) elevate it to eye level with a stack of books. Better yet, raise it higher and try typing standing up.

    Frank Lipman
    Wellness expert and author of The New Health Rules
  • JANUARY 23, 2015
    Eat a Plant-Based Breakfast
    Eat a Plant-Based Breakfast

    Instead of saving your veggies for lunch and dinner, get a head start with this energizing, vitamin-rich pumpkin oatmeal.

    Miranda Hammer
    Nutritionist, chef, and founder of The Crunchy Radish
  • JANUARY 24, 2015
    Tone Your Thighs Three Ways
    Tone Your Thighs Three Ways

    Lift and define your largest muscle groups, increase your metabolism, and burn fat at the same time with these multifunctioning moves.

    Katrina Hodgson and Karina Dawn
    Personal trainers, lifestyle coaches, and founders of Tone It Up
  • JANUARY 25, 2015
    Trade Your TV Show for an Escapist Book
    Trade Your TV Show for an Escapist Book

    When it’s The Voice versus a dense historical biography, it’s easy to go the guilty pleasure route. Entice yourself to turn off the tube by picking books that feel like a treat—perhaps a thriller or smart YA novel?

    Gretchen Rubin
    Author of The Happiness Project and the forthcoming Better Than Before
  • JANUARY 26, 2015
    Add a New Superfood to Your List
    Add a New Superfood to Your List

    Step away from the kale and learn about 2015’s top five superfoods (including bone broth and maple water!) and how to integrate them into your day.

    Keri Glassman
    Founder of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School
  • JANUARY 27, 2015
    Om to Fight Cravings
    Om to Fight Cravings

    This sequence of simple yoga moves targets your hips, hamstrings, shoulders and spine, the areas where you carry tension when you have an urge to indulge in a doughnut or other treat.

    Tara Stiles
    Founder and owner of Strala Yoga and author of Make Your Own Rules Diet
  • JANUARY 28, 2015
    Tone Your Lower Half in 12 Minutes
    Tone Your Lower Half in 12 Minutes

    This High Intensity Interval Training workout takes just 12 minutes (plus 5 minutes of rest!) and strengthens legs, builds muscle, and torches calories.

    Ashley Borden
    Celebrity trainer and fitness and lifestyle consultant
  • JANUARY 29, 2015
    Make Your Own Salad Dressing
    Make Your Own Salad Dressing

    Skip the bottled vinaigrette, which can be packed with calories and preservatives, and whip up one of these easy, nutritious recipes instead.

    Miranda Hammer
    Nutritionist, chef, and founder of The Crunchy Radish
  • JANUARY 30, 2015
    Embrace Solo-Tasking
    Embrace Solo-Tasking

    Doing the laundry? Put down the phone, turn off the music and just do the laundry. Focusing on one thing at a time will bring a sense of calm and actually make you more productive.

    Frank Lipman
    Wellness expert and author of The New Health Rules
  • JANUARY 31, 2015
    Put Tofu in Your Pie
    Put Tofu in Your Pie

    It may sound bizarre, but hear us out—this recipe for Silky Chocolate Cream Pie uses tofu to lower the calorie count and give it a pudding-like quality.

    Gina Homolka
    Founder of SkinnyTaste and author of The SkinnyTaste Cookbook
A Workout Outfit from Under Armour

Under Armour makes high-tech, top-quality performance apparel. Win an outfit from their collection: Take your pick of two looks, each including a tank, a running hoodie, and capri leggings (a $160 value).

The Birchbox 31-Day Challenge and Daily Giveaway has ended. But stop by our Fresh Start Shop for healthy beauty picks and wellness items to help you get into the start-over spirit.

See how other people are taking on each day's challenge—and share photos of your own with #BirchboxChallenge.

Meet the panel of amazing experts behind the challenges:

Ashley Borden
Celebrity trainer and fitness and lifestyle consultant
Keri Glassman
Founder of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School
Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman
Founders of 2 Fit Moms and yoga and nutrition experts
MIRANDA HAMMER
Nutritionist, chef, and founder of The Crunchy Radish
TAta Harper
Founder of the 100% natural and non-toxic luxury skincare line
Katrina Hodgson and Karina Dawn
Personal trainers, lifestyle coaches, and founders of Tone It Up
Gina Homolka
Founder of SkinnyTaste and author of The SkinnyTaste Cookbook
FRANK LIPMAN
Wellness expert and author of The New Health Rules
Gretchen Rubin
Author of The Happiness Project and the forthcoming Better Than Before
Tara Stiles
Founder and owner of Strala Yoga and author of Make Your Own Rules Diet
Natalie Uhling
Fitness expert for Under Armour Women and creator of the NUFit Program
Alexis Wolfer
Founder and editor-in-chief of The Beauty Bean

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