Advocare 24 Day Challenge
I am so excited to be doing this 24 day challenge! In truth, I’ve done the challenge before and had good results. But I didn’t make a lifestyle change. And folks, you have to commit to making a lifestyle change or the results will only be temporary. Trust me!
So who am I… I am an assistant principal of a K-8 school. I have four boys. And all my boys are involved in extracurricular activities causing a ridiculously busy schedule. And that’s been part of my excuse. I don’t like to cook so when we’re out at the kids’ events it’s always so easy to grab some fast food.
I signed on as an Advocare distributor the last time I did the challenge a few years back. And it made for a nice discount. I never sold the product I just used the distributor number to get discounted product. But that was years ago and many pounds since.
My school started a Biggest Loser challenge and I signed up figuring it’d help me kick it into gear. When I did my first weigh-in, my heart sank. I was 199.8 pounds. I was crushed. I have never been so heavy. I used to be a petite 120-130. I knew I was overweight but never stepped on a scale because I knew it’d be too heavy for me. So when I did that first weigh- in, I felt broken. So I made some changes. I started eating better and cutting some things out but I still wasn’t all in. I’d cheat and eat things just because they were around. I’d stop off and pick up a cookie or a smoothie because I had a craving.
At the one month weigh-in, I was down 4.4 pounds. I thought not too bad considering I didn’t stay on track. But inside I knew I could and should do better. So when Madame Deals issued the chance to do a 24 day challenge and write about it, I jumped on the chance!
Why you ask? Why now? What difference would that make now? Well, because if I have to write about and share my results then I’ll stick with it. Advocare is a great product and if I’m using it then I’ll stick to it. I found an Advocare 24 day challenge manual that lays it all out. Everything from what to take, when to take it, what to eat, and what to avoid.
So I know this will be my recipe for success. A good product, a how-to manual, a supportive Advocare coach, and the commitment to stay true to Madame Deals blog.
Advocare 24 Day Challnege Review: After the Advocare cleanse phase
I finished the cleanse phase and I’m down 5.6 pounds and 6 inches.
During the cleanse phase, I stuck with meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch. I figured it’d be the easiest way to keep on track instead of trying to pack lunches that I’d forget to take to work. I took Catalyst for my snacks in between meals. Since it was the cleanse phase, I was able to eat fruit with my Catalyst. I chose to use the Catalyst because I wanted to amp up my Advocare plan.
Unfortunately, I did not make it to the gym at all during my first ten days. I believe my results would have been much better had I gone to the gym. Now that I’m in the Max phase, I will make sure I go to the gym on my burn days. Or if I don’t make it to the gym, I’ll at least walk or run.
I’m going to continue with the meal replacement shakes to make sure I’m getting the nutrition needed at each meal. I like the taste of the shakes. I’ve used the strawberry and vanilla ones. For the strawberry ones, I’ve occasionally added the no-sugar fat free Jello cheesecake mix 2 scoops to make it like Strawberry Cheesecake. For the vanilla shake, I’ve added the Oreo Jello to mix it up a bit. The shakes are good without the mix ins but since I’m having 2 shakes a day I just wanted some variety.
What I always hear is the hardest part of the cleanse phase is the fiber drink. I didn’t mind it so much. You just have to make sure you use at least 10 oz of water. If it’s still too thick for you, just add a little more water. I know some people that have mixed it with orange juice.
Day 20 already! I can’t believe my Advocare 24 day challenge is almost past. I got on the scale this morning and was a little disappointed because my weight has remained the same from day 10. My inches lost has gone from down 6 to down 10 inches, so I’m excited about that.
When I took the updated pictures, I didn’t see much change from the front but I feel like I see a difference in the back view. So I’ll just have to walk backwards for a while!
I wake up easier each morning and feel more rested. I think eating better and taking the Advocare supplements has helped me sleep better and has helped me be more productive during the day. I like having the energy to make it through the day now as opposed to the sluggish trudge I felt before. Love, love, love SPARK!
As I think about my last 4 days of the challenge, I’m hoping for continued results. The 24 day challenge is only the beginning of my journey.
After the Advocare 24 Day Challenge
As I move forward from the 24 day challenge, I’m hoping to have continued results. Even if I didn’t see the scale move as much as I would like, I know I’m making choices that’ll lead to a happier, healthier me. And I know the change in choices will help me get the changes on the scale.
I know it took more than 24 days to put on the weight so I know it’ll take more than 24 days for it to go. It’s been all about making a lifestyle change and I’m well on my way.
I’m taking away a renewed focus on better health. I needed to kick start my weight loss after letting life get in the way. The challenge has put my body on a schedule that I plan on keeping. Instincts know when it’s time for a snack or it’s time for a meal. I had lost that. I’d go hours without eating and then overindulge and eat in excess. Or I’d graze. I’d nibble on whatever was around whether it was candy, snacks, or food.
Now I’ve passed over snacks and candy. I don’t feel inclined to eat just because it’s there. I don’t feel compelled to keep eating because the food is there. My triggers go off when I’m full. I haven’t been overeating like I was before.
My advice to anyone considering the challenge is to take the leap. Commit to yourself and commit to following the challenge and you’ll get results.
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