Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 6: Advocare 24 Day Challenge

I've completed one whole week with only one fail! Woo! Two fails if you count the dark chocolate covered strawberries. But if you count that, then shame on you. It was fruit and dark chocolate and Mother's Day. It was well deserved and ahem, healthy.

Last nights workout kicked my ass in a good way. You can find it here. Y'all, please check the Pear Sports site/app out! It's super helpful and motivating! There are some workouts that you have to pay for but there are plenty of free ones available as well. Obviously, I am only using the free ones. lol

When I first inquired about the 24 Day Challenge on Instagram I was told there were quite a few pills to take. To me that wasn't an issue because they are mainly vitamins. However, like I said before, Advocare could really do some better organizing and labeling so things don't get confusing. I don't know if I'm reading too quickly and not paying full attention. (that's probably it) or if there really is a lot going on all at once, but it gets confusing later into the Challenge where taking the vitamins is concerned. Once you get use to a certain routine they switch it up on you and you miss something. I don't like that. I'm a creature of habit and it throws me off.  lol

I'm still in the "Cleanse Phase". Which hasn't been bad at all. I think I expected something different from it but it has been gentle and pretty easy to handle. My favorite part is still obviously the Spark. I haven't had coffee since I started the Challenge and that speaks volumes in itself since I would function on 4 cups a day before. There are 5 days left of the "Cleanse Phase" and then I'll be in the "Max Phase".

Another really important aspect of this challenge is PLANNING. I don't know how many times I've read, seen, and heard it but "if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail." When I first heard it it made me laugh but now I repeat it constantly because it's so true. Minus yesterday, I was fully prepared with my homemade salad but left it in the fridge at work and had a milkshake instead. I don't regret it. It was delicious.

If you're considering doing this challenge, please use your resources and plan, plan, plan beforehand. Pinterest has tons of ideas! I will be posting meal plans in a few days but in the meantime feel free to follow my insta or Pinterest "Fit Mama" board.

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

I was not compensated or given any products for my opinion in this post. I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies in this post. These opinions are purely my own. But hey, Pear Sports! you're awesome! wink wink. 


Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love spark it's like fruity crack. I need to get some more. I like to use it in the summer in place of Coffee. I am a bit sensitive to caffeine so when I drink it, I literally drop 1 scoop in a jug of water about 24-32 oz. and shake it up. It lasts me all morning and usually I need no other caffeine the rest of the day. It rules! The hydrate powder is great too. I've seen people mix both in different flavors together, in a big jug O' water - talk about covering all bases!

Glad you are liking this so much and enjoying it!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

PS I just sounded like an info-merical, sorry ;)

Mateya said...

Planning is definitely important! And the person you purchased the challenge from should be talking with you about what you should be taking/doing so there is no confusion. Plus the booklet that comes with the challenge is really helpful!