Monday, January 6, 2014

Advocare 24-Day Challenge

I've been sitting at a weight plateau for a while, and despite my attempts at working out and eating right (except for when I accidentally binge on Mexican), I haven't been able to get past it. 

So I decided that I needed something to kick start my year off right and see what kind of changes I could see. After seeing a couple of bloggers do the Advocare 24-Day Challenge, I decided I would give it a try. 

Surely I can eat right for 24 days and drink weird things and take a bunch of pills, right? 

Totally. 

So today, I started the "Cleanse Phase" and I've already had some realizations. 

One: 
Fiber drink… Death. I had heard that this was pretty disgusting. But I honestly had no idea how bad it really was until I tried to drink this stuff this morning. 

Yes. It actually looks like that.
It's seriously the most awful thing I've ever tried to consume I think. So. Here's to only having 5 more of those left. Ick.

Two:

Eating clean isn't as awful as I expected. I've realized that when you eat clean (or semi-clean), you get to eat more. Which I love. The more food, the merrier I am. I've done a pretty good job at meal planning, which is making everything a little bit easier. Although I am already having some rough cravings. As expected. So hopefully I'll get that under control soon.

Three:
I'm so glad I already workout regularly. If I didn't, and tried to do this and workout (which you are supposed to do to get the best results), I don't think I could do it. I just love me some Mexican food. So cutting that out and attempting to force myself to workout every day… things would be ugly. 

I plan on blogging every 5 days of the phase with results and how I'm feeling. I'll also be sharing any genius recipes I stumble upon in the process!

As of today, I'm feeling normal. I've definitely upped my intake of veggies twofold from that I normally eat. Other than that, nothing crazy. Although I'm slightly terrified of what is going to happen once all these "fiber drinks" have gotten through my system. Yeah. I said it.

I'm excited to see how successful this will be! Fingers crossed I don't break down and eat a bucket of cheese dip!

Have you ever done anything like this plan? What kind of results did you get?

xoxo, jgp

2 comments:

  1. The fiber drink looks like wet sand. What's in it? Good luck with the rest of your cleanse!

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    1. The texture of it is essentially like wet sand. But mushier. It's pretty gross. I honestly have no idea what's in it… I could look. But then I may be scared.

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