Strong to the Finish Challenge – Week 5

Helloooooo and here we are at the end of week 5!

I am a little late with this post – what can I say – life happens. I typically will snap a picture the day of my update post, but you’ll have to settle for this bikini-clad one from a few days back, because I am under the weather today!

This week was okay. I hate saying that. I hate admitting that I’m human. Don’t we all?

I’ve had so much stuff going on, I do feel a bit as though the challenge took a back seat some days. I know I still haven’t mastered the art of “not letting personal things get in the way of my progress”. I get distracted. I let the tough things in life get the better of me sometimes.

All we can do is bounce back.

I’ve lost about 1 lb since my last post and that is progress for me. I feel like I look strong! And I also feel strong. But I’m starting to feel the weight of this challenge coming to an end. I want to look back and feel like I gave it all I got, physically and mentally.

So, that is my promise to myself in these last few weeks; to keep my mind in the game. I want to prove to myself that I can overcome the tough stuff, I can get through the anxiety, I can work through any problems like the strong woman I am… while staying on course in other aspects of my life.

It’s been a great week weather-wise in YYC!

That being said, I’m enjoying this challenge for all of the things it has taught me about myself, about the person that I am.


What you’re seeing in the photo above is homemade cashew cheese with cucumber for dipping! You can expect the recipe for that to be up on my blog tomorrow. If you’ve never tried cashew cheese… I mean, you’ve got to.

Another thing I learned this week: chocolate is the best smoothie topping ever ! That one piece can totally be a part of my diet plan.

This hot beverage I bought last week is called the “Golden Guru” ; it’s coconuty-tumeric goodness in a cup. It brought me so much comfort, as warm drinks do sometimes!

As always, thank you for reading. Let me know if you guys have any specific questions about the challenge!

My food is all packed for tomorrow, I’m feeling motivated, I’m ready to go.

Only a few weeks left, gotta own it.

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