Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 4 of Advocare 24 day challenge

Caution. Before you read any further beware it isn’t for someone who has a weak stomach! If you have a weak stomach, then go ahead and skip down to the last paragraph!

Yesterday was INSANE! I spent most of the morning in the bathroom… and no I wasn’t doing my hair or makeup. I knew drinking straight fiber for 3 days would soon catch up to me but I didn’t think it would happen all at once. I went to the bathroom a total of 6 times from the hours of 6 am to 11 am. It wasn’t diarrhea  by any means. I usually go once a day, which I thought was good enough. I guess I was W-R-O-N-G! I feel so much better now knowing that I am less full of crap then I was before. (Hahaha sorry, I had to!)

Today was my 1st day not drinking the Fiber. I have reached the glorious Day 4!! Now I have 4 days of no fiber drink and then back at it for 3. I can do this… I CAN DO THIS!! This morning when mixing my meal replacement shake, I was in a hurry and needed something I could take in the car with me and shake and drink on the way to the daycare. I couldn’t find anything (left my shaker at work)… so I grabbed a sippy cup! To be honest, it was perfect size! Screwed on the top, shook it up and then took the top off and drank it. No I didn’t drink it out of the sippy lid, sorry to disappoint. The only thing with drinking out of the sippy was having a 2 year old yell at me “No Momma that’s Bubba’s sip!” Oh well, like I have said before… a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

With the 24 Day Challenge it doesn’t talk about working out, but I am doing it because I know how much better I feel when I do. My method is to take every other day off. Yesterday was my “on” day. Lo pushed me so hard and I wanted to give up and say I was weak and leave but good thing about her, she won’t let me do that! I love having someone who believes in me the way she does. Thursday when I go back to see her, I will give it my all… or at least I will try! HAHA!

20 days to go... 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 3 of Advocare 24 day challenge

Today is the last day of the 1st phase of the 10 day cleanse... did I lose ya?! 

The 10 day cleanse is broken down into 3 parts. Days 1-3, Days 4-7 and Days 8-10. I am really looking forward to Days 4-7 because (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)... I don't have to drink the Fiber Drink!!! It does come back for Days 8-10 but I get a small vacation. You might think I am being dramatic (because a lot of times I am) but really, try it and then lets talk. I did mix it in a shaker today and it made it less lumpy (thanks Brittney Coe) but it still was barf-o-rama in a cup. 

So if you know me at all, you know I love to weigh myself. When I was getting close to hitting 100 lbs lost, my wonderful trainer (Lo) even took my scale away from me because the number started messing with my head. Well, long story short... I weighed this morning. I am not going to reveal the number lost until the final weigh in on December 20th, but lets just say I was even shocked! 

Someone yesterday asked me if I was hungry at all on this cleanse, my answer was "only when I get bored." When you think of cleanse you think that you have to starve yourself and you aren't able to eat at all... That's why I put this cleanse off for so long. But that way of thinking is wrong with the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I eat small (clean/healthy) meals every 3 hours. Shake, oatmeal with blueberries, protein filled salad, nuts, chicken with veggies, fruit.... I only got hungry yesterday when I was bored, which isn't that the case for everyone?!

I am ready to take on today!!! I am fully stocked at work and I have my gym bag packed in the car ready to go and see Lo after I get off.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 2 of Advocare 24 day challenge - PHOTOS!

So like I said yesterday, here are photos!!! And remember, in 24 days you WILL be able to tell a difference!!!



I know today just started BUT I have a good feeling about how it will go. I have packed a weeks worth of food and stocked up my desk. I am fully prepared for 2 snacks and lunch for Monday through Friday. I have been blessed with wonderful girlfriends at work who will not tempt me and try to make me stray. They know when I set my mind to something that I will not cave just for a piece of cake. 

Oh and btw, day 2 of drinking the fiber drink and umm it still taste like barf! But a girls gotta do... what a girls gotta do!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 1 - Advocare 24 Day challenge

So today was my 1st day of the challenge. I am very excited and I can start to feel that determination spark coming back! Like I told you before, here are my measurements and weight. I will have to post my photos tomorrow... Sorry! Mark my words, come December 20th you WILL be able to tell a difference.

Weight: 185.4
Waist: 41 inches
Hips: 44.5 inches
Chest: 40.5 inches
Left thigh: 23 inches
Left bicep: 13 inches

My thoughts: This morning was a great start. Spark on an empty stomach, 30 mins later fiber drink and my meal replacement shake. Umm to be honest, the fiber drink was the worst drink I've ever chugged in my life! But I figured I want to be back at my goal weight so why not! This afternoon has been a breeze. I've eaten clean and have had a burst of energy... And I even worked out this morning! Day 1 has been a success and I am ready for tomorrow. Snacks and lunch is packed and ready to go!!

23 days to go!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tomorrow is the BIG day

I am sitting here writing out a plan. I am a firm believer that putting your goals down in ink will help you achieve them! I have been back sliding badly and I am ready to get back on the right path. So, I am about to take my plan and head to the store.

Tomorrow I will wake up with the right state of mind and take this 24 day challenge seriously. Look forward to my measurements, weights and before pictures tomorrow! Thanks for going along this journey with me, nice to know I have support of people who love me!