“Goals? What goals?” you say? Yep. Me too. I am starting my month off with a bang as far as my reading goals, as you may have been reading here on the blog. But honestly, I never set ANY other goals for myself this year. I know. I was busy. I didn’t prioritize it. Sort of like all the other things, that should do for myself, that sort of go by the wayside as life rushes past. I know you feel me here.
Between eating my face off over the holidays and Super Bowl snacks (Thanksgiving for Football) and finally being sick and only eating Ramen Noodles and cinnamon toast….well, let’s say, I am sick of feeling awful.
Why I need a reset
Since I seem to need a little self-care, I think it’s time for me to address making my health a priority. While I didn’t set any “goals” for fitness or health… I have addressed some things: I got my annual physical, got a mammogram, set up follow-up appointments with specialists for little things, got my teeth cleaned…and now I have decided to stop eating all the food, and finally get myself healthy from the inside, out: My eating and nutrition. To do that, I need a plan to follow and really more to help with accountability. Some of my friends love Beach Body, or Whole 30 (you can read all about my experience here) and some love eating vegan and clean. I am a balance in all things person, who loves the 80/20 rule of thumb: Eat great 80% of the time, and then the 20% is for letting myself off the hook a bit.
Why I chose Advocare
So full disclosure- I signed on to sell Advocare when I decided to do the challenge. I must tell you this, since the links in this post are affiliate links. But I gotta tell you- your price won’t change.
My background in diets has never been good, but as a lifestyle of eating healthy, I kind of do it automatically at this point- not super gross, and not super clean and strict. The perfect path for me seems to be common sense eating. However, like the approach with Advocare. Whatever, I may miss, the Advocare makes up for. Sort of like an insurance policy that I am getting all the things I need: My own food, and eating an 80/20 plus working out moderately and taking supplements. Because, I I have decided to take on an Advocare 24-Day Challenge.
The reason why I decided to sell these products:
- I did the 10-Day challenge pre-Christmas, and I felt awesome. My jeans fit without pain or problem buttoning.
- The 10-Day challenge was so easy- I felt, and my husband felt, like we weren’t even following a plan. We normally eat sort of clean, but not strictly. This plan just put in place a more structured routine to the way we were eating.
- The discount of course! When you sign up to sell Advocare, you pay either $20 or $60. The Preferred Customer plan for $20, means you get 20% off everything you buy! The Distributor plan (what I am doing) allows me to sell Advocare myself to anyone, anywhere (like here), and then I can get 20-40% off my orders with them…and earn a commission too.
For me, the hardest part of doing a plan like the 24 Day Challenge is…making a plan. So I will be doing a lot of the work for you here on the blog, and showing you everything that I ate for the full 24 days. Not because I know you like to see what I am eating- I am showing you how much food you will eat (they want you to eat frequently!) and this very gentle re-entry of good food into your body and getting rid of some bad habits- like eating all the food off your kids’ plates. echem.
The Advocare supplements are just the support around your good eating. A probiotic, an amino supplement, a fiber boost in the morning, an omega (the good fat- hearth healthy), and an herbal fiber boost at night. My absolute love is Spark® the amino supplement drink that is my new coffee.
Could you be healthy without Advocare? Yes of course! But I love the way I feel and felt when I did my 10-day in December. It is quite honestly amazing that I don’t miss my coffee- but I don’t- not even a little bit. I guess that means I didn’t really need it too much. I look forward to sharing my experience over the next 24 days with you- so stay tuned, and check out all the products just to see what they are about- It’s not all trim and slim there. There are performance products for building muscle, recovery, general wellness and more.
And then check out my site, if you want to join me in the 24-Day or 10-Day Challenge!
I will be posting bits of Advocare eats on Instagram, so you can follow me there if that is where you are! If you bought the Healthy Eating Made Easy course from Jessica Fisher, about half of my dinners are from that protein-packed meal plan! It is a stockpile of recipes that are clean-eating and easy to make for families during the week. Stay tuned and see you here soon!