So I’m horrible at blogging, so this will not be something I do everyday…so if anybody reads this..you’ll just have to be in suspense until my next blog (unless I update facebook about it)!
Tuesday morning started day 1 of my Advocare 24 day challenge journey! This is the day where everything starts off and I’m completely into it 100%, so not really a lot to report on day 1! Lots of water, veggies, chicken, turkey, fruit, FIBER DRINK, and SPARK!!! Spark is amazing! I keep saying stuff about it on fb…maybe in the next blog I will elaborate more on the wonderful powder drink that when 8oz of water is added is magic!! Let’s just say that day 1 was the day that our house started staying clean…all the time! Lots of energy, no cravings…no wanting to give it up!!! So day 1 was good!
Wednesday morning was really interesting! Apparently my body was pretty stoked about getting up at 5:30 to go the gym because I woke up at 3 and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I got up at 3:30! I drank Spark at 4:20, ate a little breakfast about 5, and got my sweet husband out of bed and we went to the gym!! We walked the track for a mile and then I did half a mile on the elliptical and Phillip did over a mile, almost 2 on the bike. Sooooo…I totally could have stayed up, but a few days before I had decided to stay with my sweet 3 week old nephew all night (his first sleep over…I’m so glad that it was with me) so his sweet mommy and daddy could sleep! So I took a 3 hour nap! Got up, fixed mine and Phillip’s lunch…went and ate with him and then went to the “Health and Wellness Center” (our gym) for a wellness thing they were doing, where we got some pretty rocking t-shirts!! I’ll totally share a picture with you when we wear them!!
Wednesday night was good. Eli slept from 10:30ish, to 1:45ish…I fed him a bottle, changed his diaper, he finished off his bottle, and I put him back down. When I left at 5:07 (as far as I know) he was still snoozing away for his mommy!! I was so tired (just because I slept on a couch that wasn’t very comfy…) that on my way home I decided that I wanted a biscuit. Only problem is that Phillip and I are trying to save money and get out of debt, so we are practicing using cash…guess who left home without money? Yeah that would be me! Oh and also, biscuits aren’t on my challenge, so yeah! If it wasn’t for Angie (my awesome coach, Friend, and neighbor) I might have come on home, woke up Phillip, and we would have gone to get a biscuit, but I have this thing about myself that I don’t like disappointing people in my life..especially people who believe in me…so I came home..talked to Phillip a little bit and then I went back to sleep!! Got up on Thursday and drank a Spark…that ended Wednesday…which leads us into…
Yesterday (Thursday)…Thursday was good! Spark, fiber drink, lots of water, fruit, veggies…pork chops, mushrooms, green peppers! We had ground turkey and a lot of veggies mixed in last night!! Last night I wanted a chocolate chip cookie and some milk! We had a thing to go to that Phillip had to do for work and of course there was food…cheese especially. I didn’t go near the table, but the stuff was around me when people came into the auditorium! I haven’t had any cravings until I get tired of water (which is after I usually drink all the water I’m suppose to and I don’t want anymore haha)! I only wanted the cheese because I saw someone else eating it! So, so far Advocare is about a million times better for me than the stupid Whole30 was! Phillip is doing it and he’s a rock star at it! Me? Not so much!
So the thing with Advocare is that you do a 10 day cleanse. I get up in the mornings and drink Spark (it’s the energy drink that is nothing like monsters or nos), wait 30 minutes and then on days 1-3 I drink a fiber drink (that is incredibly gross) and eat whatever for breakfast. Then I eat 4 other times in the day and drink tons and tons of water. The max phase is the last 14 days of the challenge. I can add back in beef and other things, but I may not go over board! I will not be adding back in sugar of any kind (unless it’s a special occasion) or starchy white foods IE: potatoes, white bread, rice, etc…
So that’s where I am right now! Today (Friday) has been good so far. I’ve eaten 3 times and had almost all the water I’m suppose to have (you’re suppose to drink 1/2 of your body weight) and I’ll probably drink more! Towels are clean, blankets and stuff are clean, the kitchen is clean! One of the best parts of today was when I told Angie how much weight I’ve lost (I’m keeping everybody else in the dark until after I’m done) and she said the following to me in a text reply, “Get it girl!!! That’s great!!! You are rocking it!!!” That’s what keeps me going is the support of an awesome friend! So yeah!! That’s all…:)