In the words of my all time favorite instructor “Do what you fear and fear will disappear” So here it goes, my completely transparent story. Advocare found me when I was in my lowest valley, at rock bottom. I was by no means overweight but I was definitely unhealthy.
The days where I actually had the energy to get up out of bed were few and far between. My self esteem was at an all time low, and I hated the person I saw in the mirror. I was severely depressed, and felt hopeless constantly.
I was introduced to the products and signed up for the discount right away. Eventually I completely replaced my soda and coffee habits with Spark. I took the 24 day challenge and had amazing results. Not only did I gain the weight I had fought to keep on for so long, I regained my confidence.
I tried the SYS cleanser and in less than a week there was a huge difference. The acne that I had struggled with my entire life had finally subsided.
I began taking ClearMood and Oasis, and kicked my depression to the curb…. Although being surrounded by so many amazing people its really hard to be depressed (the sixth way we get paid? The relationships we build)
And finally I started the performance elite line. For starters I knocked a minute off of my mile in a week. In just a few weeks of starting I noticed I could breathe easier during my lungs with O2 Gold (I have asthma)/ My energy these days is comparatively unmatched to the broken girl who could hardly muster the courage and strength to get out of bed in the mornings and face each day.
Advocare has changed my life drastically, in so many different ways. It has brought me BACK TO LIFE! I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing company and I’m ready to rock my next challenge. Who’s with me?
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
To go from this tiny little bean pole who couldn’t keep on weight or even do a push up to this
[^ 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.
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
If you’re ready to start a healthy lifestyle, you need to reevaluate what you are putting into your body. Consistent sugar cravings makes you sleepy and fatigued.
Remember not to substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar false sweeteners like aspartame and saccharin will actually keep you craving sweets! Try using natural sweeteners like honey instead.
When you crave sugar often what you really need is protein. Try eating a hard boiled egg or a hand full of almonds.
Do not to skip meals eat at least three meals a day with snacks in between to curb cravings.
Try drinking lemon water lemon water is beneficial in many different ways. It aids in weight loss, boosts energy, and improves digestive system, and its has antibacterial/antiviral properties. This is probably one of the bests things to drink to start your day!
The most important nutrients to include in your diet and where to get them:
Vitamin B6: regulates sleep appetite and mood; helps nervous system function properly. Where to find it: bananas, baked sweet potatoes, and baked skinless chicken breasts are all a great source of vitamin b6
Vitamin B12: improves alertness, fights fatigue, produces hemoglobin (a protien found in red blood cells) Where to find it: some really good places to find b12 aee plain low-fat yogurt, cooked sirloin, and hard boiled eggs
Folate: Especially crucial in first few weeks of pregnancy to prevent brain and spinal defects. Lowers risk of colon and breast cancer. Where to find it: Raw asparagus, spinach, cooked lentils
Vitamin D3: Strengthens bones, teeth, and muscles. May protect against autoimmune diseases and breast and ovarian cancer. Where to find it: Vitamin D3 can be found in egg yolks, sardines, and cod-liver oil.
Calcium: reduces symptoms of PMS, helps maintain blood pressure. Where to find it: We all know milk (skim or almond) is a great source of calcium but did you know almonds and tofu are also great sources?
Iron: Iron is crucial for proper brain function. It boosts energy and prevents anemia by helping produce red blood cells. Where to find it: lean steak, shrimp, and chickpeas
Every day I am one step closer to reaching my goals. With every explosive push up, every pistol squat, every reverse crunch, I can feel myself running out of weakness; and getting stronger. It’s a slow and intense process, but I won’t give up! Giving up won’t build my muscles faster. Giving up just puts me right back at square one.
I’ve tackled 35 of the most challenging workouts (many with a two year old on my back), but they have also been the most rewarding.
I currently use Biocharge and Catalyst 30 minutes before each work out. Biocharge is a caffeine free source of energy that is designed to improve muscle performance and decrease recovery time. While Catalyst is a branch of amino acids and L-glutamine which protects your muscles and burns fat during a work out.
How do I kick the post work out owies? Night time recovery! I swear these are like magic! The first day I did CU24 was my first time working out in 3 years, my pecs were SCREAMING after that first workout but the next morning I could move with ease. I’m telling you, magic.
A 24 minute work out takes up 1.6% of your day. No excuses.
Hello hello! I designed this blog as a space to share my progress with Advocare’s CU24 8 week transformation. But don’t expect to just see picture updates, because I’m here to help YOU too!
In the coming weeks as well as my progress, I’ll be sharing tips, recipes, inspiration, motivation, and just about anything else that can help YOU and I bring out our inner champions!
But first let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I ended up here. My name is Sarah and I am the mother to one beautiful girl. I’ve struggled with acne my entire life, and have always been considerably underweight.
When Advocare came in to my life I started using SYS (skin care system) and the 24 day challenge.
At the beginning of the challenge I was 5’9″ and 103 pounds. I modified my challenge, ate correctly, paired it with CU24, and most importantly stuck to my challenge for the entirety of it and the results were insane!
In 24 days I gained 17 pounds of HEALTHY weight. I am no longer in a danger zone when it comes to my weight. I have more sustained energy than I ever thought possible for myself. I am in the best shape of my life and happier than I have ever been.
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something useful for yourself♡