580. Today I am grateful for a clean apartment

579. For new windows

578. For getting back to basics

577. For the XBox spontaneously working correctly again

576. And for seeing inspiration everywhere again

Today I completed day 1 of Focus T25. I am starting this 10 week intense workout program from BeachBody and posting here as a means of accountability. Today’s workout was difficult but I got through it. I also managed to drink 6 of the 8 glasses of water I was supposed to.

Today’s Shakeology was vanilla with almond milk and make syrup. Delicious!

Avocado, sun dried tomato and walnut salad

Vegetarian. Tasty. Colourofnutrients.


  • 3 sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 5 whole walnuts
  • mixed salad leaves
  • grated carrot
  • red pepper
  • tomato
  • balsamic glaze
  • hot paprika
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Thoroughly clean and prepare salad ingredients. Make them look pretty on your plate and flavor with dressing ingredients. Easy peasy.


5 a day is an initiative to move people towards eating a healthy and balanced diet. By including 5 fruit and veggies a day you are ensuring that you are getting a majority of the nutrients you need on a daily basis. It is a very possible target to reach for any age group. 1 portion is equal to the size of your clenched fist.

Happy New Year!!

Congrats on finishing Decembers #5adaychallenge! 👏☺️ Whether you got rid of 5 things or 155 things, you took active steps to help #simplify your life and focus on what really matters to you.

This month, #simplyfreely is going to highlight ways to keep the #excess out. If you have any ideas, please share! Just hashtag #simplyfreely so we can all see!

@hisprincessleia is really getting after the #5adaychallenge! So proud of you for #simplifying your life and helping others ☺️🙏

What are you doing to #simplify your life today?

For all my #guys out there - Check out basicwardrobe.info for a comprehensive #closet guide to help you simplify your belongings ☺️👍 thanks @rohanc for the link!

5 A Day Challenge

Have you ever done spring cleaning? Or tried to get rid of all your unnecessary stuff before the New Year?

How about getting rid of five items a day? For an entire month.

Instead of doing a big purge of everything you own, you can make it more manageable by disposing of, donating or selling five things per day for an entire month. Think of it as therapy. Each day that goes by, the less and less attached to materialistic goods you will become. Now I know what you’re thinking..

5 x 31 = 155

That’s a lot of stuff!

But trust me. By the end of this, you’ll not only have a lighter closet, you’ll have a lighter soul.

Help support each other and show us what you’re getting rid of! Hashtag your photos with #5adaychallenge

Here’s to living simply in the New Year!