The Give&Take Challenge

21 Days to break the bad 
and create the good 
in 3 ways.

Start date : October 4
End date: November 1

Tried. Tested.True.

I tested this challenge out myself. 2 out of the three were surprisingly easy. I surpassed my 21 days and I am still Tim Hortons Free! You will see why I chose Tims later on. As for the one I failed at was my once a week Yoga. Excuses, Excuses to why I was too busy to meet myself for a once a week date… which I am not satisfied with myself. Like usual,  I will be joining you all in this challenge to challenge myself to keep growing.

Here is how it works:

In this challenge you get to choose what you want to add or remove from your daily habits in 3 Categories.


1- Choose ONE Food Category to give up.  Not something you can easily go without, but rather a vice. something you eat almost on a daily and just can quit this habit. The first time around I took away Iced Coffee! I was drinking them on a daily in the summer, no shame. Just horrible for my health and wellbeing. This time around I will give up, I am sure you all know lol… cookies!!! You know what I’ll throw in cake too!

2- Do something you’re proud of. It can be anything you’d like, but it has to be something you actively work on on a daily. First time around I took away any Tim Hortons Coffee! Why? Well after some research I found that None of their cups are recyclable nor compostable. Even the coffee cups have a plastic lining which makes it that you cannot compost it. I felt that I no longer wanted to support a company, with such man power as them, to not help us make a change for our planet. I did not research all the big Franchises so I decided I will remove ALL take away coffee in my next challenge. Tims seemed to have changed their lids now! Yay! But I am still actively trying to go as waste free as possible. So I will only buy a coffee with my own reusable cups! No more TO GO! Wish me lots of organization luck! Haha

** please note, this part does not have to be “doing good for the world” but rather a ” I feel good that im doing good for me”. So it can be adding the appropriate amount of water you need on a daily! or actively trying not to yell at your kids lol. Anything that makes you proud by the end of the day.

3- Once a week date: with yourself. This is the feel good section. Every week can be different (massage, spa, pedi,mani…) or it can be trying something new, like a boxing class with me ;). Maybe for some scheduling in a date night with your hubby is exactly what you need, so make it happen! For me I will choose yoga. Once a week. Last time around I put meditation on a daily and yoga weekly for my challenge. I set the bar too high, but even though I did not achieve I still tell myself I am trying to be a better me and working slowly towards it. That is why I chose just a weekly yoga this time around. Hopefully through that it will set me up for daily meditation.

Point being, do not put too much on your plate that it stresses you. This should be the simplest challenge yet! The food category will be tough in itself, the rest is to make you feel good. something to feel proud about and a little self love xx Everyone joins the challenges so don’t be shy! Lastly, it is okay to slip. Just promise yourself that if you do, it happens and you’ll keep working towards your goals. At the end of the day we are working on being the best version of ourselves but we are human first. Keep practicing mindset, keep it positive and keep going 😉


*On the Facebook Group write what you chose for the three categories. I will have a post where you can post in the comments. If you do not post then I will not consider you to be part of the Challenge. ( if you dont have fb then send me an email). If you are not currently a part of the closed group please add yourself to: buns and bottles community.

*Like usual we will have a winner. The winner has to achieve all three goals for the entire 21 days. If you cheat once or do not meet your weekly date, you are not eligible to win.

*if you cheat you have to do a training with a weighted vest 😉 oh, every time you cheat. so once you’re in, you’re in till the end!

*prize: 1/2 price on: 2 day package or unlimited only.



Much love, Mandy xx



Published by Fit.ByMandy

I always asked myself what is your purpose here? My answer was always to help save a life. Maybe I will have that honour one day but maybe I had a different calling. Motherhood. The moment my daughter was born was the moment my life changed. It was simply whole. Being in the fitness industry and being a mother I realized I have the power to help change a moms life. So here I am! My name is Mandy. I had this idea at 30 and it took me a year of courage to go out and put my life out in the open. Welcome to my blog where I will write openly about my daily thoughts being a mother, a woman, a human. You will see I am slightly crazy 🙄 I’m sure there will be posts where I start happy and finish frantic. Cry the next day and love life the other. My goal is to make mothers know they are not alone , or maybe it’s for me , to know that I am not alone. I am a Crossfit coach. This lead me to my project in the making: buns and bottles. A program in making mommies feel as sexy as ever while your babies and milk bottles watch! All I know is that the most important aspect of a happy household is a happy mom, well a happy wife. You deserve it moms! So let’s embark on this crazy journey together where we can laugh and cry about daily matters of motherhood and life. Where I can throw in a few workout challenges and maybe learn how to cook! Im guessing you already can tell I talk too much! But after all my life struggles I’ve learned being too happy and having too much love is never a bad thing. My husband also tells me I swear too much! oh well I am who I am and I won’t change that 🙌🏻 Xx

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