I can’t believe that there are only 5 days left of this challenge! It seemed so hard to think that I could manage to have 5 a day all those days ago and now I’m just breezing through most days.

This challenge is definitely the best decision I have made as I think about food completely differently these days. I am still terrible at planning meals and now finding that I have bought enough fruit and veg but not enough of the other types of food, usually resulting in a hungry BF. I think that he will be happier when I return to not being so strict in part – he will be able to ask for food and not get meekly asked if salad was ok.

Meal planning is still my biggest weakness – I really need to get better at this aspect. It is funny that it is things like meal planning, blogging everyday and vlogging that have been the hardest part of the challenge rather than eating 5 a day. I am going to try and plan out this week – it seems BF is not happy with the lack of planning and food resulting in him having to nom not as yummy things as normal waves of mac and cheese or enchiladas but instead being offered salad, fried courgettes and stuffed mushrooms.

I must say that the level of cheese that I have consumed has decreased this month – almost as much as the amount of sugary sweets. I am ashamed to say though that my hunger for takeaway has not diminished at all; we almost ordered it tonight on my request until I realised I had defrosted chicken to cook for this evening.

5 a day saladIt seems with today so easily unwraps with a simple salad here, orange there and other now normal fruit and veggy foods handy to finish off that today was nothing new or exciting. It was however delicious but I guess as the more I eat 5 a day everyday that it is less exciting and more just normal life to manage this.

One of the outcomes was that eating 5 a day would be much easier but I never realised just how much of a difference it would change how I manage food. I have found out how to eat these rich foods that often eluded me to how full you get from eating your 5 a day.

I don’t know what I am going to do yet for my last day – maybe I’ll return to Boost, my first portions of the challenge and finally have their “5 a day” drink. As the days count down, for me it is less about not having to eat 5 a day but more about not having to blog about it everyday – with the vast amount of content I’m writing I am not able to advertise it across channels as much as my normal blog posts. Maybe with next months challenge being more visual and needing vlogging maybe I’ll be able to promote each written blog more (though the challenge of Vlogging is still daunting!)

So it is finally coming to a close and I can’t believe it! Will my journey inspire you to eat more fruit and veg? Or take on trying to have 5 a day? What do you think I should do for my final day? Leave a comment below as I would love to hear from you!


Annabelle has lived in Exeter, Bournemouth and London but now live in Brighton as a freelancer. With a love of baking, sewing and social media, she is now starting her own blog.


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