AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Results and What I Learned

After the 10 day cleanse of this 24 day challenge I was down 6 pounds. I was happy seeing the weight drop off. I was in a groove after struggling for most of those ten days. I finally got over the hump and had the cravings finally subside.

After one weekend for state robotics things fell apart for me. I had no food choices to stay the course and I went all in. I did not eat in moderation, but ate like a pig and put down so much food and none of it was on the plan. After that day things completely fell off track for me.

The next 9 days I tried to get back on track. I would be on track for about 85% of the time. I would fall apart and tear up my cravings. I struggled. By day 24 I weighed in and found that I was still at my 6 pound loss. I had not gained, but did not lose more.

At this point in time about a week later I am close to being back to my starting weight of 222. Am I bummed? Not really. I took away many great things.

1. Eating super clean all the time is not for me and will lead to burn out. I know myself and my body. I must have my chocolate and candy from time to time. It is what it is. This challenge proved what I knew would happen. Once I gave in to a craving it was over. I went overboard. Instead of eating one cookie I ate 12. I have to have those cheat meals built in.

2. I can go without dairy for the most part. I need my Greek yogurt at least once a day and cottage cheese every once in a while. I am able to give up the rest. I don’t have my cheese cravings to put cheese on everything like I once did so that is good. This will pay dividends down the road.

3. Bread – don’t really need it either. I will have bread or grain on my cheat days when I eat pizza and such, but I no longer crave the slices of bread or chips. I still need to work on this, but this won’t be hard to do.

When it is all said and done. I feel better about myself right now with the weight back on. I feel fitter and in better shape. With my training and adding some CrossFit in a few weeks I will be feeling even better.

What is next?

Next is to go after the Four Hour Body system. I am not dieting. No way. But I like this method of eating clean and having one day a week where you eat whatever you want, however much you want, and then eat good the other six days. I will make one change and that will be that I will continue to eat fruit even though it says no fruit. I just need to eat fruit with my smoothies and all that. If I can keep my cheat meals and snacks to one day I will be where I want to be.

Additionally, in some ways I am glad I failed. I don’t want to be down to race weight right now. I don’t need to be there until this summer/fall. So if I carry around an extra 15 pounds it will only help with my training. I will be that much faster and my body will think it will be easier come race day when I am 15 pounds lighter.

I did not quite make it the whole 24 days, but I learned a great deal about myself and where I want to be. I take it as a success. The key is eating whole nutritious food. It is not taking some pill or wonder drug. Supplements are not the game changers. Habits are the game changers. Period. Having the self discipline to get the habits to form is the hardest part of a lifestyle change.

When it comes to March/April I will stripping away weight to get ready for some road races and I will be doing this without supplements or some pill magic concoction. I will be curious to see how things pan out. AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge works. It works for a ton of people. It has helped to open my eyes to what I need to work on and what works. I will continue to use certain AdvoCare products, but I know I don’t need them all. The key is find what works for you as an individual. We are all different and all need different things to reach our goals.

For me I just need to stay the course with my training. I will be fine. When I put in the work it only makes sense to not jeopardize all the hard work by feeding my body junk. If I want to perform well I must eat and hydrate well. Pretty simple concept, but at times very hard to do in a society that surrounds each person with junk food and fake sweeteners. I will GET IT DONE! and this year will be a big year of hitting PR’s and reaching my goals. This was a good kickstart to get things going!

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AdvoCare 10 Cleanse Over – 11th Day Results

Okay, the first of two big moments of the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. After the 10 Day Cleanse we step on the scale and remeasure ourselves. I was not sure what my results were going to be. I felt like all I did was eat, eat, and eat during the last ten days. All very clean and healthy with no slip ups which I was surprised to not have one cheat meal.

This morning I was up at 4:15 and ready to weigh in before my bike workout. I stepped on the scale and was surprised to see my results. To be honest I don’t feel much different in my pants or clothes so I was worried my results would be nonexistent.

Day 1 Weight: 222.6 lbs
Day 11 Weight: 216.4
Difference: -6.2 lbs (BOOM!)

Waist 1: 38.75
Waist 11: 37.25
Difference: -1.5

Hips 1: 43
Hips 11: 42.5
Difference: -.5

Neck 1: 16
Neck 11: 15.5
Difference: -.5

Right Thigh 1: 26.75
Right Thigh 11: 25
Difference: -1.75

Left Thigh 1: 26.5
Left Thigh 11: 25
Difference: -1.5

Right Arm 1: 13.75
Right Arm 11: 13.25
Difference: -.5

Left Arm 1: 13.5
Left Arm 11: 13.5
Difference: 0

Right Calf 1: 16.5
Right Calf 11: 16.25
Difference: – .25

Left Calf 1: 16.75
Left Calf 11: 16.5
Difference: – .25

I forgot to measure chest and shoulders as there was not enough time this morning to ask Amanda for help.

I am quite pleased with these results. Today we enter the Burn and Refuel Phase for the next two weeks. This will be tough. During the Burn days I am going to try and go without fruit which was the key to me surviving during the cleanse phase. If I struggle really bad, then I will eat fruit. My biggest concern is finding enough food to replenish my body during my training. I have to monitor this very carefully. Very important as I enter the final two weeks of my out season training.

Discipline and healthy eating go hand in hand. You have to be disciplined. It is not easy to change habits. Trust me I crave things like you would not believe. I am trying to wrap my mind around other things to eat, but it has not really helped yet. When this whole challenge is over it will be all about moderation and keeping things in perspective.

Here is to the next 14 days!

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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge – Days 4-6

Well, Saturday(Day 6) is just about done for me as I cool down from my run and get ready for bed. I know, what an exciting life I lead!

After reflecting through almost one week I have many thoughts running through my head.

1. This is much harder than what I imagined. I like routine and being in a comfort zone. I thought eating the same things would work well for me. I am discovering I need variety. I feel like I eat the same egg, chicken, turkey, tomato, salsa, onion concoctions over and over. I have tried new things which I will post about soon, but I have found these to be my next problem…..

2. Domino Foods – I have found some healthy options for snacking which I think are good for me to implement. However, they are domino foods as I keep eating and eating. For example, almonds. I have found these to be so delicious with sea salt. The problem is that a serving is 1/4 cup. That does nothing for me. I could and have eaten easily 1 cup of almonds no problem. This one cup is more calories than a Whopper. I am not kidding check the calories. I eat a cup of almonds and am still starving where I could eat the garbage of a Whopper and be full for hours. I understand the health benefits, but the issue I have is that I when eating almonds I will just move on to another snack item. Am I really being healthy? I don’t know, but it is something for me to monitor.

3. After a few horrible days of days 3 and 4, I am starting to feel much better. I was at a low for those couple days. I felt tired beyond tired and just was not digging things. I stuck it out and did not lose focus, but I was ready to pack it in. My ultimate goal is to create healthy habits to lead to me racing well in my triathlons this year as well as getting back to race weight. I have about 22 lbs to drop to get to race weight and I have a long time to get there, but as I feel so tired I worry about not replenishing my body properly with my training. My training has not changed. I am putting the same time into my training as before this challenge, but before I was cranking out 7 workouts and gaining weight. That is not good.

4. I am quite curious about my measurements and weight on day 11. I want to know if anything has changed with my eating.

Here is my food diary
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a-xEHcf9q-ZiA8YloGPPEIHcEiZy4-5ge1FaX1T322U/edit

5. I have found 6:30 – 9:00 to be the hardest part of my day. I want snacks, carbs, and drinks. To not have these has been brutal. I miss creamer in my coffee at 4:15. I miss my chocolate. I really miss all my dairy.

6. I think when it is all said and done the key comes down to the thing that everyone knows – self control. Anyone can follow any cleanse and diet and anything will work if kept in moderation. For me it will be all about not going right back to bad habits, but incorporating the habits I am slowly creating during this challenge. Greek Yogurt will not hurt me. The massive amount of cheese that I ate prior to this does hurt me. A bag of pretzels will hurt me, but a handful would be okay.

7. I struggle with different views of this challenge. Some say yes to one thing while others say no. They say to avoid fake sweeteners, but it is in all the product. I like things precise and I know everyone does things differently, but this is one aspect that is making it hard for me to stay the course when I feel like I can always find an exception somewhere.

This challenge has been good for me mentally. I have made it through the hardest part of the weekend of Friday and Saturday. I snacked a bit too much today, but I did not jump to the darkside of bad choices, but I had too many servings of certain foods.

I head back to the grocery store tomorrow and get ready for another week of this challenge. Stay strong everyone!

And don’t forget water. Keep drinking water. I think that was a big issue with they days I struggled. I drank a ton of water the last two days and have noticed a change.

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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Day 3

Well, last night was another night of me struggling with snacking. I came home from basketball around 5:30 and had dinner. We had some awesome turkey burger patties thanks to Amanda. She mixed something good up there and they hit the spot. I actually ate 3 of them. Probably should not have had 3, but I was starving. I also need to make sure I am fueling enough with my training. I find it difficult to see if I am overeating or perhaps not eating enough. I know with many of the vegetables that you can eat a ton, but there is very little carbs or protein that come of it. We had green beans and I made some quinoa as I was just not filling up.

I have found some things interesting only a few days in. Whenever I enter the kitchen I always become hungry and that feeling of starving just kicks in. The bad part is that as a family we do everything centered around the kitchen. It leads the way to our sun room and has the table for homework and basically all our operations start in the kitchen. This makes it tough. I held a bag of pretzel rods and just salivated along with sweaty palms just wanting to destroy them with sugar and candy. It is weird because I am struggling much more with this eating scheme than Amanda. If you ask her it should be the other way around. She is doing awesome. She hates when I talk about her, but I am so impressed with her focus on this 24 day challenge.

I finally had to do what I did the other night and simply go lay in bed. I had to avoid the kitchen. Around 8:30 I realized that I needed to prep chicken for today so I went back down to the kitchen and my hunger kicked in so fast after feeling normal up in bed. It is all about breaking those habits.

I did find myself loving some carrots and hummus. I had the red pepper and garlic hummus. It was great. Probably the best snack so far hands down. I also figured out that Crystal Light is legit as it has identical ingredients to Spark besides amino acids and sucralose(which I don’t really want in my body anyways…the sucralose not amino acids).

Today I am doing well. I am hoping for better control with snacking tonight. I am devising a new strategy so we will see how it pans out.

I am also very tempted to step on the scale to check for progress, but I know not too until the time comes. I have read that you check on Day 11 and again on the last day. I will be interested to see the progress if any.

Lastly, I have observed that I am more tired earlier at night, but I sleep so much better. I don’t wake up 3-4 times like I used to. It is not as easy to get up in the morning, but I know my sleep is improving. I think Amanda is having the same thing happen to her.

I know that tonight I need to track down some new recipes and ideas for snacks and breakfast. I need a bit more variety so I will be searching.

As always I am tracking my eating here in case you are interested.

Have a great 3rd day on the cleanse and stay strong.

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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Day 2 with yesterday recap

I talked briefly about day 1 yesterday, but after going about 5 hours without eating due to basketball practice and a school board meeting, I came home around 7:00 starving. I just could not get enough to eat.

I ate some multi-grain pasta which I don’t I really should have had, but I did. I was still starving so I had two tilapia fillets. I thought for sure this would satisfy me, but I could tell my evening eating habits were kicking in. I don’t really think that I was “hungry”, but my mind and body is used to me grazing every 15 minutes from about 7 – 9:30. I just wanted to eat some pretzel rods like you would not believe. It was making me twitch I was craving snack foods so bad. I ended up eating another serving of almonds and a celery stalk with peanut butter before finally just going to bed. I figured in bed that I would not be taunted by the food pantry calling my name.

Overall, day one went well. I stayed the course. I need to make sure I am eating enough with my triathlon training which I think I am, but just need to monitor closely so I don’t wear out and burn this body.

Heading into day 2 I felt good. I had really good energy yesterday considering my caffeine intake was cut back my a large amount. Today I am low on caffeine and feeling pretty good as well. I am just waiting for all the fiber and herbal pills to begin to clean me out which has not happened yet so I fear the moment it hits.

I am still documenting my eating in case you care – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a-xEHcf9q-ZiA8YloGPPEIHcEiZy4-5ge1FaX1T322U/edit

Always looking for feedback, advice, tips, and perhaps maybe some guidance for the others doing the same thing. I know it sounds cheesy, but I feel lighter on my feet and don’t have the afternoon crash like I had before. Probably due to lack of caffeine levels dropping and no carb blowout either.

Tonight the plan is to eat every hour or so to hopefully deal with the hunger monster that struck last night. If you have any great snack ideas throw them my way!

On to the next and to everyone doing the cleanse keep up the good work. Keep posting comments, asking questions, and letting us know how you are doing in the FB group. That is what it is there for!

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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Day 1: Weigh In and Proper Planning

Today begins my transformation of losing this unnecessary weight that I have put on over the last few months.

I woke up at 4:13 to get my workout done, but before doing so I stepped on the scale and snapped a few before photos to chart my progress.

I tipped the scales this morning weighing more than I have since June of 2011 when I started weighing myself each Monday morning. My weight is close to where it was when I was power lifting, but I have lifted in over a year so all that weight must be fat.

It was good to see record all these numbers and measurements. I look forward to charting the progress. Changing my eating is going to be the hardest thing to do. I have developed some unhealthy eating habits that need to be broken.

After weighing in I took care of a run workout I missed this weekend and followed that up with the wonderful fiber drink and some Catalyst. I cooked up some eggs and ate an apple for breakfast.

We will see how the day progresses. I am not worried about school, but worried about home when I have the pantry staring me in the face.

Best of luck to everyone in our group. We are now over 30 strong in the GETTING IT DONE! team.

 I will be charting my food options on this Google Document

Feel free to check it out and leave any feedback that you think I might need.

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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Step 0 – Establishing 4 Goals the Zig Ziglar Way

Before I even go into the 24 Day AdvoCare Cleanse and Weight Loss Challenge I always feel that it is important to have goals in life. To be fit and healthy is a goal. An important goal. But it is not everything. We must be able to see the big picture and see how all the pieces fit. Often times I find myself on such a one track mode of thought that I forget all these other life factors. Then I get too deep and then things never pan out quite the way I want……..

Which feeds into why so many people start off the new year with great intentions to only fail a 4-8 weeks into the year.

So, starting on January 7th a large group of us are taking on the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge to get our health and fitness back on track. You can join the group and join us if you wish by going here

But before we begin our 24 days in about 5 days I think it is important to get organized and prioritize our lives.

So, one of the gurus of goals and setting up goals is Zig Ziglar. If you have not heard of this man(God bless his soul as he passed away not too long ago), then you need to Google him and get caught up.

I have a workbook based on one of his systems to getting organized and setting proper goals. He has a plan that creates four goals. It starts wide open and through a simple, but yet effective process really forces you to pause and reflect on what you REALLY hope to achieve with your life and goals.

Here are the first few steps in establishing goals. There are so many methods out there, but this is one that has helped me the last year and I will be using it again. I know that at first it sounds quite cheesy, but take it serious and go through these steps. Over the next few days I will continue to update with what to do next.

For me personally, I know I want to be in triathlon peak performance. I don’t have a goal of losing weight, but I know that it is part of the process for me. I know that for me I personally don’t do well with setting a goal of say losing 10lbs. Once I do that, then what? Can you keep losing forever? No, so this process helps me create a goal in such a manner that will allow me to achieve maximum fitness with a side affect of me losing weight. It works great.

Ok, onto the first few steps. Here we go…..

Step 1: Create a dream list of anything you would like to do, be, or have. Anything. This should probably be more than 50 items pretty easily. Give yourself a day or two to come up with ideas. Hold nothing back. Keep this list personal and show nobody as it is your dream list.


Step 2: After your list is generated go through and scratch off all things illegal, violates the laws of physics, or was there merely to get you moving. VERY IMPORTANT: do not cross of items that are difficult. If you don’t have difficult items on the list, then perhaps you are selling yourself short.

Step 3: Copy items that remain onto a new page. Next to each one write down what’s in it for you and the people you care about. What happens to you and your team(friends, family, this group, etc.) if you reach this goal? If you can’t come up with a list you care about, then cross it off. A goal you don’t care about is not a goal. The goal here is to figure out what is realistic and unrealistic, what is not worth your time, and what you are truly willing to work for.

That is a good start. Tomorrow I will post the next step. 

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Game Changer: GETTING IT DONE! Team and AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

Alright, it is time for me to talk about the amazing team taking shape over in the Facebook world. It is a team I created based off my triathlon training motto this year called GETTING IT DONE!

This team is compromised of everyday individuals who are on the path to creating healthy positive habits in their daily lives. Many of us have tried several diets, training plans, exercise routines, etc. Like all of us we have hit the highs and lows.

I know that for me personally the most important factor to my first year in triathlon training was developing a network of people who could help me along my journey. I had experts in the tri sport to give guidance on strategy. I had a group who helped me get out of bed every weekend at 4:30 am to go run when it was cold and I just wanted to sleep. I had friends who I could talk about training. I had a group during the week who ran together to discuss life, sports, and whatever else was on our mind.

The point being is that I had people to help me when I did not know how to help myself.

This year I have personal goals of fitness and triathlon racing. You have goals about your races, life, exercise  What I want to do with this team is get everyone together who needs a team to help them along. No matter what your current fitness level, eating habits, and personal goals are we can help each other. It does not matter if you are training for a marathon or a Zombie run or simply just getting out to walk. As a team we will be here for each and everyone one of us. We all have a goal to get better.

GETTING IT DONE! will be a team where we can network. We can reach our for help when our eating goes astray. We can share recipes or tricks that work. We can hold each other accountable. We can offer motivation. We can do this together as one unit to help us reach our individual goals.

So, GETTING IT DONE! is forming as we speak. There are many people interested. Many are exploring and checking things out. It is time to take the plunge and commit.

To start things off we are going to start with the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. This is a super easy, but highly effective system to cleanse the system and begin to form healthy habits. We will start this on January 7th. Many have used this system and the results don’t lie.

After the challenge will then move on to create our next goal(s) for the next month. We will take it step by step and in the end we will reach our goals.

So, I encourage you to check out the Facebook team page. Check out the links on my blog(many resources coming very shortly). I encourage you to make a statement in 2013 and get ready to create some healthy habits. When ready sign up on  the form and get your AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge bundle and be ready to join us on our path of AWESOMENESS!

Here is a link to the FB Team page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/304516902982290/


Here is info to sign up for the 24 Day Challenge

We are less than one month away from getting ready to change our lives for the better. The official start date is going to be January 7th. This is a Monday and will give us time to get ready mentally for kicking some serious butt. 

Here is the form. This makes it official and will let me know who is serious. I will be placing orders for AdvoCare by December 21st if you need to order.

In the meantime I have lots of things in the works. As always, let me know what you need. I am ready to get back to racing weight and working with others to reach their goals. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFKcG4xb1FEQnQ5T2RYTGFPUGtSN1E6MQ#gid=0

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GETTING IT DONE Fitness Team: AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge – JOIN ME!

On Facebook yesterday I posted the following:

I am ready to start my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge come January 1st. I am looking to form a team where we can work together and help out each other lose some weight while working on our fitness and feeling AWESOME using the AdvoCare product. Using AdvoCare everyday for my Ironman training and love it. 

Think about joining me and and helping create a group to help each other out. Let me know if interested. I can get you the product and we can work out on a cool team name and make this happen!

I am making it official right here, right now. I am in training for my first Ironman as we speak. I am also eating not as healthy as I should be and know I need to get my body feeling even better by eating more quality food. At the same time I could afford to knock off a few pounds that I know will come with just getting rid of the cookies and junk food.

In my experience in training for road races and triathlon I have found that working with a community of people is the key to success and long term achievements and gains. I have learned that having others follow your path, waiting for you to show up to run and workout, sending text messages for accountability, etc. help me stay the course throughout the year when I have days when I don’t want to train or do what is necessary to take my health to the next level.

With that being said, I know my eating is my worst enemy. I am focused and determined to get my eating back to a healthy state in much the same manner as I approached my training. I am starting my goal of eating healthy and losing a few pounds with the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. I want others to join in. I want to create a community when we can help each other. I want a community where we can help during the 24 day challenge and afterwards. It is so important to have other like minded individuals working towards a goal of better health and living. I want you join me!

If you have never used AdvoCare products, then you need to give it a try. I fought for over year refusing to fall prey to another product line. However, about three months ago I decided to give it at try. I have never regretted that decision and was actually frustrated I waited so long. I want to help you get your health back on track. This is a great start. There are so many other products, but this challenge is the way to cleanse your system and get you on track.

Here is a link to everything you get in the 24 Day Challenge
http://www.advocare.com/products/trim/99038.aspx

I will be sharing several documents and guidelines to my blog soon under the AdvoCare tab over the next few days to give you all necessary information. Until then, here is quick breakdown.

1. Purchase the Product Bundle – I can order for you. You can order for yourself if you already have an account. Or you can order from someone else that you already know. I really don’t care. I just want a community team effort to make this happen.

2. Starting on January 1st we begin the 10 Day Cleanse – it is a mild cleanse and not brutal. You can adapt this cleanse to meet your needs and goals to make it work for you.

3. Days 11- 24 – We then work on getting good product and healthy good and supplements to your body and eliminate the poor habits of putting poor food choices in your system.

4. After day 24 we can then create a new goal to help us reach the next step in our lives!

So, hopefully you are excited about getting your life back on track. Some of you are in good shape now and just need to get rid of some holiday weight. Some need a good kickstart to just moving in the direction of health. It does not matter who you are and what your current state of fitness is. It matters that you want to you to make a healthy change in your life. Anyone from Ironman athletes to my parents can have a game changing moment by taking part.

1. Go To Advocare – https://www.advocare.com/products/default.aspx
2. Check out the products and research behind it all.
3. Contact me at aarmau@gmail.com and let me know what you want. I will order it for you! I will have everything you order before X-Mas so you have things ready to go. OR you can become your own distributor and start your account(I can help you with this). My ID is 12092730.

I will be updating my blog with recipes, nutrition guidelines, and other information that you need.

I will be working on a network for the anyone who joins my team to get back to being healthy and in shape so we can help share our stories and keep each other motivated during the 24 days.

Are you ready to step up and take the challenge with me? You will be glad you did!

I look forward to seeing who will join me in this challenge. The time is NOW! Let me know so I can get you the products you need before January 1st!

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AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse – What it is and my update through Day 4

Alright, to help me get back on track with fitness and health I have decided to give AdvoCare products a try. I have talked to several people who currently use AdvoCare products and I finally caved in to the products.

I will tell you that they have been very beneficial to helping me get on track and staying on track.

As part of jump start to quit being a slob after my 6 week break I am doing the 10 Day Cleanse. This is the first part of the 24 Day Challenge that helps people lose weight and get back on track. I am not real concerned with weight loss(although a few lbs would not hut), but I am more concerned with establishing some good eating habits and getting rid of toxins in my body.

The products are great. I can tell a HUGE difference already. My coffee consumption is at zero or no more than one cup a day. The only caffeine I consume is one AdvoCare SPARK a day. I did have a headache yesterday as I have drastically lowered my caffeine consumption from 1.5 pots of coffee a day to one SPARK. However, I have never felt better. I have more energy than ever before and my sleeping is already putting me on track for better production during the day.

Caffeine reduction was one goal of mine. The other reasons I feel good is the food. This cleanse has me eliminating sugar, white bread/flour. alcohol, dairy, and other items that are not good for you. I have been sticking to a clean diet of fruits, vegetables, chicken, salad, water, AdvoCare meal replacement drinks, and oatmeal. I have never felt better. Honestly! If I felt like crap I would say so.

I am not attributing all this Advocare products. The products help. The products help me stay on track. I wake up and take my AdvoCare Catalyst before I train along with Arginine Extreme. I use the Rehydrate drink and gel while training and then fuel my body with healthy food all day. Supplements cannot change who you are. You have to be willing to change. AdvoCare can help people to reach their goal of changing. I have been tracking my food on a Google Document and here are the first two days.

Monday, October 8th
* 5:10 – AdvoCare Spark with 3 Catalyst
* 5:45 – AdvoCare Fiber Drink
* 6:30 – 7:00 – AdvoCare MRP
* 9:15 – Banana
* 10:40 – AdvoBar
* 11:45 – Salad w/ tomato and Ranch Spritzer, two chicken breasts (slow cooker chicken burritos)
* 2:55 – 2 servings of raw almonds, nuts, cashews
* 3:45 – few carrots with Ranch Spritzer
* 5:00 – Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps, salad
* 6:40 – TeeCino
*9:00 – Advocare Herbal Cleanse

Tuesday, October 9th
* 4:40 – AdvoCare Spark (1/2 serving) with 3 Catalyst, Advocare Arginine Exteme
* 6:10 – YMCA Cup of Coffee
* 6:30 – AdvoCare Fiber Drink
* 7:00 – AdvoCare MRP
* 9:15 – Banana
* 10:40 – AdvoBar
* 11:45 – Salad w/ tomato and Ranch Spritzer, two chicken breasts (slow cooker chicken burritos)
* 2:55 – 2 servings of raw almonds, nuts, cashews
* 3:45 – few carrots with Ranch Spritzer
* 5:00 – Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps, salad
* 6:40 – TeeCino
* 9:00 – Advocare Herbal Cleanse
* 9: 15: Banana
* 10:40 – AdvoBar
* 1:30 – Slow Cooker Burrito Chicken, salad with tomato and Ranch Spritzer
* 2:20 – Bag of mixed nuts
* 2:55 – Granny Smith Apple
* 5:30 – AdvoCare Recipe Chili(YUMMY!!) with sparkling water
* 7:30 – Two spoonfuls of PB
* 8:00 – Chili spoonful



You can see that I still eat a mass amount of food. This is not a diet fad. This is not scheme to lose weight fast and put it all back on. After the cleanse I will continue to eat healthy and incorporate some items back into my diet that I feel will help me with my training like Greek yogurt.

The key to all of this is WANTING to change. It has been super difficult to stay away from the Oreo cookies, sugar soaked cereal, creamer and coffee, and a bag of pretzels or chips. The payoff is that I feel fantastic and after four days those cravings are starting to go away.

I will continue to update my progress. I would love to help you out if interested in knowing more about the cleanse. I have a ton of information and have contacts with people who are experts.

GETTING IT DONE! means making healthy choices and doing what is right to be a good role model.

These changes are going to pay off big time as I continue to train for my first IRONMAN this summer!

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