Yes, I know....another post about working out, dieting, but guess what...this one is different b/c I completed the challenge & it works!!! 24 days ago a friend called me and wanted me to go on this journey with her. She is getting married in the spring and wanted to give Advocare a try. So I thought why not? What do I have to lose, expect pounds?!?! So, we signed up, and I'm so glad that I did!!!
The first 10 days of the challenge is a cleanse phase. The first 3 mornings & the last 3 mornings of your cleanse phase you drink a glass of fiber (mix it with your OJ & it's not bad to choke down), have a meal replacement shake (mine were chocolate & they were yummy!), some vitamins( OmegaPlex, Herbal Cleanse), SPARK (the most amazing energy drink ever!) and eat lean proteins & veggies.
Within the first 24 hours, I could feel a difference. I was satisfied, and full of energy...amazing energy, energy that I haven't had since long before Emma was born. My cravings for sweets were gone within the first 48 hours, and I really have only had one day when I craved some chocolate during the 24 day challenge.
Next is the Max Phase or Burn Phase---during this phase, your body is clean & ready to absorb all of the vitamins that your body needs. I continued with my meal replacement shake, SPARK, and then my vitamin pack, and continued to eat lean proteins, veggies, and I added in whole grains, and dairy back into my diet. The way to look at this portion of the challenge & taking all of these vitamins is this....your body is like a sponge. A sponge has a lot of tiny holes in them, our body is the same way. No matter how much of a well balanced diet we eat, there will still be holes in our body, so we take this vitamin pack to fill those holes & give us the optimum nutrition.
Now, I didn't get to work out every day like I had hoped--only 2-3x per week. And there were some days that it was hard to eat right because we were traveling a lot during this time, but I was able to make healthier choices, and watch my portion control & that's a huge step for me. So I'd say I was on 75-80% of the time. And my energy level is still HUGE & my cravings for sweets are GONE...yes, GONE!!! I feel that now I can go into the holiday season & make healthy choices for myself & know that they are going to add the inches back onto my waist line. So, are you ready for my results......
I lost a total of 6.8 lbs. and 8.75 inches!! I went from a size 12/14 to a loose 10! Other people on the challenge have lost a lot more than me, but I'm proud of myself, and amazed at the amount of energy that I have! I've learned so much about myself through this process. And I can't wait to continue my journey with Advocare! My goal is to lose about 10 more lbs. and tone this body up!
Do you want to take the 24 Day Challenge? Leave a comment or email me at email@example.com & I can answer any questions you have & help you get started to creating a new you!!!