The Five-a-Day Challenge | One Week On

Happy Wednesday Folks! We're already halfway to the weekend and I couldn't be more excited. What plans do I have for the weekend? Nothing. Zilch. Zip. I have had such a busy July and I am exhausted! So I'm really looking forward to just chilling out, walking the dog, doing some gardening and recovering!

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It has been a week since I started my five-a-day challenge. Haven't a clue what I'm talking about? Click here to catch up. I've been working hard to make sure that I get at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day in various guises.

Here's an example of what I've typically been eating to get my five-a-day.

  • Blueberries on my cereal
  • Glass of orange juice
  • Salad in my sandwich at lunch
  • Carrot sticks as an afternoon snack
  • Greens with dinner
Obviously that varies every day, sometimes I'm crazy and have raspberries on my cereal.
I haven't really noticed any obvious differences in myself with regards to eating more vegetables. When I did my water challenge, I started to notice differences immediately. Maybe the changes are more subtle with this challenge? Hmm....

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One thing I can say though, on Sunday I did not manage to get my five-a-day. (I know, I was ashamed). We had visitors and my routine was all mixed up and I just didn't get the opportunity to eat many fruit and veg. I think overall I had one portion. Bad. I know. At the end of the day, I really noticed that I hadn't got all the nutrients and goodness that I needed. I was tired. I was grumpy. I lost all motivation to do anything and I just felt really rubbish. I genuinely cannot believe what an effect a lack of vegetables could have on me. That was the only day where my challenge wasn't successful...and I really don't want that to happen again.

Well, not much to report on the five-a-day challenge I'm sad to say. I was expecting a few more changes I suppose but...hey ho. Maybe next week?


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