Save yourself!

I’m quite sure a vast majority of you have seen the “52 week saving plan” on Pinterest . If you’ve got no idea what I’m talking about; it is this.

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When I first saw this chart I thought it was a genius and simple plan to save up money, but seriously who has money to spare every week? These days most of us are living pay check to pay check.

So while the chart was simple and effective if you get paid weekly, it gave me the idea to create a chart that is designed to save you $1,500 over the course of 26 pay periods.

I was lazy and didn’t do a total at the end of every week, but at the end of 26 pay periods you will have saved up $1,515.

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Happy savings!

CU24 Challenge Bundle

There have been so many inquiries regarding what products I have been using since starting CU24.  First of all thank you ALL for your support, the walls I hit are few and far between but boy are they big.  Or at least they seem big. I’m so proud of myself but I could not have done it without two major things 1) The support, love, and constant inspiration of those around me. 2) Advocare

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To go from this tiny little bean pole who couldn’t keep on weight or even do a push up to this

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[^ Phase one done ^] From 103 pounds to 113.
I could simplify the math down for you and perhaps I’ll make an entire post about that at some point, but 7.2 POUNDS of the weight I gained is LEAN MUSCLE.

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I did this with hard work and endless dedication.

Lets talk more about the bundle I added to my website.
1) CU24 level one work out video: this contains 7 different 24 minute work outs that are 100% customizable so you work out at your own pace and your own difficulty level.

2) Biocharge: mix one pouch in four ounces of water 30 minutes before your work out for a non caffeinated source of energy. Biocharge is great because it protects your muscles and enhances recovery time

3) Catalyst: also taken 30 minutes before a work out. This is what I like to call Lipo in a bottle. Catalyst is a branch of amino acids and L-glutamine that make your body burn fat instead of muscle.

4) Nighttime recovery: this little magic pill right here will ease the intense burn that is the rigours work out we call CU24!  Seriously…MAGIC, that’s all I can say on it.

Get your bundle here
And as always e-mail me your questions, I’m more than happy to help

Sarahgillespie87@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Victorious not a victim

The Pits and The Peaches

Lately I’ve had this overwhelming feeling that good things are coming my way. Great things. Big things. Better things. Like I have a purpose and a story to share, so I guess I’ll start by sharing it first with you, or at least part of it.

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I feel like my biggest accomplishment was falling down a spiral and pulling myself back to solid ground. I could spare you the dirty details, but I am down right proud of myself, so I wont.

Around 2007/2008 I lost several people who were dear to me. All within a year. By the time I lost my grandmother, I had let myself slip so deep into the grips of addiction that I in turn lost myself. With every passing of every loved one; I let a piece of myself slip away too.

I was quickly losing grip on my former happy go lucky self…

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Proper fuel for pre and post workout

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Before a work out it’s important that you ensure your body has the right nutrition to support your workout, as to avoid injuring yourself. Your prework out nutrition should be 75% carbs 25% protien. You’re probably sitting there thinking great this tells me pretty much nothing, but here are some examples of pre workout breakfasts that provide that blance of carbs and protien.
* 1/2 cup of grapes and 1 stick of low fat string cheese
*1 slice whole wheat toast and 2 scrambled egg  whites
*1/2 cup greek yogurt with 1/4 cup fresh berries and 1/4 cup Special K cereal
*1 banana and 1 tablespoon of nut butter
*1 apple and a handful of walnuts

About 30 minutes to an hour before your work out snack on some dried fruits like raisins, dried cranberries, or dried plums. These deliver concentrated energy that your body can absorb quickly.

Other good pre workout snacks include:
Fresh fruit
Rice cakes
Smoothies
Fruit and nut bar (such as a kind bar or an advobar)

Within two hours after you work out you really need to focus on replenishing your body no matter what exercise you did that day, priority number one is to stay hydrated.

Sports drinks like Gatorade and powerade replenish electrolytes but contain a LARGE amount of sugar, try rehydrate from Advocare instead. Coconut water is also a good substitute for sports drinks as it contains tons of potassium and magnesium which restore electrolytes.

On Cardio days:
REPLENISH FLUIDS. On cardio days carbs are better than protiens so try oatmeal with low fat or almond milk and a banana or whole weat toast with cottage cheese
On weight days:
REPLENISH FLUIDS. On weight days focus on mainly protien. Things like baked skinless chicken breast and broccoli, an egg white veggie omlet, or turkey/tofu and green beans or asparagus.

Cardio & weight days:
REPLENISH FLUIDS! !! On days where you do both weight and cardio exercises your carb to protien ratio should be 3:1. (70 grams of carbs to 20 grams of protein). Including a protien shake with fruit or sweet potatoes and greek yogurt would be a good choice for these days.

If you’re drinking a protien shake drink it within two hours of finishing your workout, this will give your body the nutrients it needs and promote lean muscle growth.

Victorious not a victim

Lately I’ve had this overwhelming feeling that good things are coming my way. Great things. Big things. Better things. Like I have a purpose and a story to share, so I guess I’ll start by sharing it first with you, or at least part of it.

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I feel like my biggest accomplishment was falling down a spiral and pulling myself back to solid ground. I could spare you the dirty details, but I am down right proud of myself, so I wont.

Around 2007/2008 I lost several people who were dear to me. All within a year. By the time I lost my grandmother, I had let myself slip so deep into the grips of addiction that I in turn lost myself. With every passing of every loved one; I let a piece of myself slip away too.

I was quickly losing grip on my former happy go lucky self. I surrounded myself with toxic people, with the same ambitions as mine (which was none, by the way) and fell in love with the most beautiful soul. To keep private details private we’ll call him Max. Max brought a piece of life back to me that I thought I had lost.

We could tell each other anything and in spite of one another’s flaws always wound up falling deeper in love. We quickly moved in together and the addiction grew. To Max, and to the drugs. The OC’s eventually took a full grasp on both of us. More than the drugs were destroying us, we were destroying each other.

My mother was no longer my mother, not even a stranger I saw in passing. 

My family, after several attempts of trying to snap me back to reality ultimately disowned me.

I was alone in an abusive relationship taking 6-8 80mg oc’s a day before I finally woke up.
I don’t know what came over me.
I don’t know what snapped me back to reality.
One morning I woke up and thought I couldn’t keep living like that. Maybe I had finally sobered up a little bit. Maybe I finally looked in the mirror and saw all the scars Max had left on me, the reflection of a broken girl. Whatever it was something in me changed that day.
I called my mom and explained everything that had gone on between Max and I. Start to finish. Not like she didn’t already know the half of it. The marks were always there when we rarely did see each other. Anyway, fast forward a few days to my missed period (was there a better way to say that? Sorry haha). I knew it. Right away I knew it.

I was two days sober, it easily could have been the shock to my system causing me to be late, but a blood test at my doctors confirmed it.
I had broken free from the chains that were holding me back with Max and now a few days later I have to present him with this? I cursed him in my head and sobbed for a while at the doctors. Max was anything but thrilled, his words so cold and vile still ring in my ears. I would be alone in this too.

To make a long story a little shorter, the pregnancy wasn’t viable, I had lost my baby.

This came as no shock to any of us in my family, what I put my body through it was a wonder that even I survived, there was no way my body could support another living soul.
That’s not where the story ends, but perhaps I’ll save the rest for another day.
Currently, I am nearing my SIXTH YEAR of sobriety.
I am actively trying to better myself and help those around me see the light within themselves.

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I’m an advocate for broken young women and recovering addicts. I will make my voice heard and I will make a difference. I will help people over come difficulty in all aspects and I will do so humbly with grace and conviction. I have enough dreams to fill every inch of the galaxy and enough determination to make them come true.

Big news

There’s so much happening in the world of Advocare!

First and foremost if you love your Green Apple Spark get it NOW it will be gone by the weeks end. (Pro tip: Green Apple Spark + a pinch of cinnamon + warm water= Sparked apple cider perfect for warming up and getting going on winter mornings)

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But with Green Apple Sparks departure comes Seasonal favorites. Try the Gingerbread Advobar for the perfect balance of energy and nutrition.

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Or start your day the perfect way with my new all time favorite White chocolate peppermint meal replacement shakes! update! : White chocolate peppermint meal replacement shakes are ALREADY almost out of stock! Get em while they last!!

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You can order them all on my website http://www.advocolo.com

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Fueled by Advocare!

You can have excuses or results, not both

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We believe what we tell ourselves Repeat these affirmations to yourself every single day!
I can do anything
I am prepared for success
Every day in every way my body is becoming stronger
My stamina increases on a regular basis
I am worthy of great things

Change your words:
I can’t —-> I can and I will
It’s not my fault —-> I accept responsibility
It’s a problem —-> it’s an opportunity
I couldn’t possibly do that —-> What could I do to accomplish that
This is terrible —-> this is a learning experience

Do what you fear and fear will disappear

Don’t be afraid to give some things up, like:
Self doubt
Negative thinking
Fear of failure
Procrastination
Negative self talk
Fear of success
People pleasing

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