Morning (Before Breakfast)
Spark – This was just the pick me up I needed this morning. It just got my day moving in the right direction.
1 glass of water
*By the time breakfast rolls around, I’m already so full since I have had about 24 oz of water.
Meal Replacement Shake – I love to have shakes on the mornings that I take the kiddo to school. It just saves time…not to mention that whenever I have a shake (chocolate of course) I seem to not really have any sweet cravings that day.
CorePlex with Iron and Omega Plex
Walnuts and 1/2 Banana
Apple with Natural Peanut Butter
I went to the gym this afternoon which always pushes dinnertime late with the kids, but I am so glad I went. a little cardio always makes me a more patient mom.
Hormel Beef Roast, Sweet Potato, Salad. The Roast is so full of protein and is my go to meal because it is a quick one and is so delicious.
Muscle Gain Shake
*(Just another reminder that some of the things I am doing may be a bit different because I am nursing. As a result, there are some products that I am unable to take so I have made modifications with my Doctors approval. I will compare the standard challenge with my slight modifications in a separate post.)
Morning (Before Breakfast)
Spark – Seriously this is my favorite part of the Day. Every Morning I have the Mandarin Orange as it is kind of like having a glass of orange juice without all of the sugar.
Fiber Drink – Advocare offers 2 flavors – Citrus and Peaches and Cream. While Nursing, Advocare recommends only taking the Peaches and Cream Fiber Drink which I think is quite tasty.
1 glass of water
Scrambled Eggs, Whole Grain Toast, Fruit
CorePlex with Iron and Omega Plex – These 2 supplements are a fabulous replacement for standard prenatal vitamins. They are high quality and besides providing the necessary FHA/DHA that a pregnant mommy needs, the FishOil contained in the OmegaPlex is so pure and clean that you will NOT be burping fish ANYMORE. I don’t know about you, but I have always hated taking omega 3 supplements b/c I always had a fishy taste in my mouth. I will never go back to standard prenatal vitamins again. I even showed these to my OB-GYN and She was very impressed by the quality of the vitamins.WIN WIN if I say so.
Walnuts and 1/2 Banana
Tuna Salad w/ Walnuts, Celery, and Grapes
Honestly I think I skipped this b/c I ended up eating lunch so late. I know I shouldn’t be skipping and believe it’s not on purpose, but life with two small children means that sometimes I’m lucky to even be eating at all.
Stuffed Pepper Soup. This is a skinnytaste recipe and it is DELICIOUS especially when it is a bit chilly outside. I’ll get better at taking pictures of my meals 🙂 I use either Brown rice or swap that out with Quinoa for added protein.
I’m so ready to get back into the swing of eating better and regaining some energy. Tomorrow we start a new 24 Day Challenge. I am going to be documenting each day outlining what I am eating and how I am feeling.
If you are not familiar with the 24 Day Challenge, it is a great way to jumpstart any weightloss program as it puts your body into fat burning mode. It is broken into 2 phases:
1) Cleanse Phase (Days 1-10) – The first ten days are about cleansing your body of toxins and preparing for optimal nutrient absorption, and you may enjoy weight loss as well!
2) Max Phase (Days 11-24) – In this phase you will be pouring nutrients into your body
I have taken measurements and photos to track my progress….so has the hubby. As a side note, because I am still nursing, there are a couple of products that I cannot take (Herbal Cleanse and MNS). I can, however take the Peaches and Cream Fiber Drink as part of the Cleanse. So, if you are a nursing mom and are looking to shed some baby weight, just know that there are products that are safe for you to use (Spark, OmegaPlex, CorePlex, Peaches and Cream Fiber Drink, Meal Replacement Shakes, Catalyst). Taking these in conjunction with following the challenges eating plan plus a few extra calories will be a great help to getting you back in shape. (*Note – If Nursing, always make sure to talk to your doctor before making changes to your diet).
With the New Year, brings the opportunity for a clean slate. There are many things that we can do to start a new. Some of those things consist of becoming more organized, quitting smoking, or improving your health.
Every year I say that I am going to work out and get back in shape. For the past few years I have either been pregnant or nursing, which means that not only have I been somewhat limited in my attempts to get back in to shape, but I have also used that as a crutch. Now that I have two children, my goal is not necessarily to look better physically (although that is part of the plan). but my motivation now is simply to improve my health and to replace bad habits with new positive habits. Earlier this year I was introduced to AdvoCare’s 24 Day Challenge. This is a phenomenal way to jumpstart any Weight loss regimen. In those 24 days I lost 15 lbs and 5 inches and was always full. I’m excited to share this challenge with others so I’m looking for 10 people who want to improve their health as well and start the new year off on the right foot. so, if you are in a rut looking for the right vehicle to transform you all while eating right, then let me guide you on the challenge. On January 6, we are starting a group transformation contest so if you are ready to say Yes to a NEW and IMPROVED You, then order your challenge Bundle today so that you will have it in time to start on 1/6.
PSSSTT….did I mention that As of this morning Advocare has temporarily marked down the challenge bundles? For a limited time you can get them at a discount. AND if you have/get a membership, then you can get them at an additional 20-40% off. So what are you waiting for? If you decide to do a challenge, then I will also provide you with meal plans, coaching, etc… All transformation contest participants must also submit pictures and measurements by Jan 6. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 winners.
Below is one example of how AdvoCare’s 24Day challenge products and transform your body and your health. Tiffany transformed her body in 8 short weeks.
If you would like more information about the challenge or how Advocare can impact your life financially, then please like my Facebook page and send me a message: http://www.facebook.com/advocarechangeslives
Ever since starting my Advocare business, I have been having a lot of fun sharing the beauty of these products and earning an income at the same time. There is just something special about having the opportunity to help others achieve great health…and wealth. With the New Year upon us, how many people do you know looking for opportunities to make a fresh start (careers, debt, getting organized, and improving their health).
So, when I was given the opportunity to Host a giveaway on the Dallas Mom’s Blog, I was thrilled. Advocare has such amazing products to assist with weight loss, increase energy, and improve sports performance, that I just want to shout it to the rooftops, so you can bet that I saw this as such a fun way to share the gift of Advocare with others.
I decided to Giveaway the The products that make up AdvoCare’s Cleanse(Herbal Cleanse, Spark, OmegaPlex). If you are not familiar with the 24 Day Challenge, it consists of 2 phases (Cleanse Phase and Max Phase). So essentially I was giving away the first Phase of the Challenge worth $75. What an AWESOME way to start out the new year!!
With That said, I want to congratulate Neiddy Ruiz for winning this fun Giveaway. I can’t wait to see how much success you have on your Cleanse.
If you missed out on the above Giveaway, but would still like another opportunity to win An Advocare Cleanse, then check out my other Giveaway found on 5 Minutes for Mom.
Advocare has released their Holiday Products today! Order yours while supplies last. Gingerbread AdvoBar and the Orange Cream Meal Replacement Shakes
Let’s get in shape together!