This Friday, after Thanksgiving, myself and two others will be starting Advocare's 24 Day Challenge! My boyfriend, Mike, recently became an Advocare distributor and swears by their products. Being a personal trainer, he understands peoples goals of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. While exercise is a crucial component in the equation, what you put in your body and do outside of the gym is even more important.
My weight has fluctuated between 115 and 135 since college. I am guilty of extreme dieting and sometimes exercising in excess. While I haven't gone to any extremes lately, I must say that I have not been treating my body as well as I should be. I still workout 3-4x a week, but I have been indulging in less healthy foods and probably a little too much beer and wine. What can I say? We are all guilty of overindulging at some point in our lives.
With that being said, what's a better time to start to get back on track than after Thanksgiving--the holiday built on FOOD! Andddddddd it'll be over right before Christmas :) The 24 Day Challenge isn't a "drastic", "unhealthy" or "extreme" program. The program focuses on vitamins, supplements, meal replacements and an herbal cleanse. While I have never actually followed a specific program, I am excited to start and have a regime. I really believe this will get me back in a "rhythm" of being more conscious of what I put in my body and give me a better overall feeling of health and wellness.
On the program, we will need to eliminate alcohol, dairy (THIS IS GOING TO BE HELL-I LIVE OFF OF CHEESE!!!!), fried fatty foods, refined carbs and sugars amongst other items. It's not going to be easy, but I've already set a meal plan for the first 10 days (the cleanse phase) so that I don't get off track. I'll update you on our status every few days. We're going to be taking before and after photos for accountability also (yikes!).
While I would like to shed close to 10 pounds, I am not going to get hung up with the number on the scale. If I see improvement in my before/after photos, feel tighter and more energized after the 24 days, I will consider it a success and keep on working towards my health and fitness goals.
Sooooo... with all this starting in just 2 days, I'm going out tonight (the biggest drinking night of the year) to celebrate life, love and happiness.. and hopefully not a hangover tomorrow. I'll have my last few drinks and last huge meal before really buckling down! It's only 24 days but right now it seems like an eternity!
Comment/Email me if you're interested in seeing what my 10 day meal plan looks like!
Also, if you're looking for advice related to any Advocare products including the 24 Day Challenge, feel free to contact Mike Brizzolara, who's an extremely knowledgeable Distributor and personal trainer who can work with you to achieve your goals.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!