My Own Event

In all honesty I’m not participating in the Blogging 101 class like I should be, but I’ve also never been one to follow what I “should” be doing.

So, instead of picking a blogging event from the commons to participate in- I’m creating my own event. No, its not even a blogging event!

In my previous post, Why Not Me! I mentioned that I was an AdvoCare independent distributor and now a certified personal trainer through ISSA. Other than buy a few of my favorite products like spark and such, I haven’t done or bought much else with AdvoCare and I’m not fully established with the personal training either. I would love to help some family members and friends get back in shape before I tackle other clients! This morning when I went to put on a pair of dress pants I haven’t worn in a while, they straight up didn’t fit. Crap!

This started happening to me after I graduated college. I get on a “eating out almost every night” streak and I find myself not fitting into my pants. Then I start to watch what I’m eating and head back to the gym and it kind of straightens itself out. My last streak started about a month ago when my fiance and I bought our new home. With working in the new house every night after work and moving and packing and racing, I’ve barely had any time to plan meals, grocery shop, cook and get to the gym! We have 2 weeks until we have to be out of our old place, so we’re on full blown “get sh*t done” mode which means its pizza and Chinese for dinner on the way home from work. All very bad excuses for not eating healthy and making the time to work out, but hey, it happens to the best of us!

PlanThis is where my little event starts. I want to do an AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, but I’m struggling to find the support system or someone to do it with me. Yes, I could do it on my own and have before (about 1 year ago), but after I did it by myself (Lost 10 lbs- and kept it off until my little binge eating new house project started) I found it would have been much more motivating to do it with someone!

I plan on starting my own challenge Monday, September 7. Giving me a solid week to get settled into the new house and back to business with healthier eating and getting back on my gym grind! My goal is to loose the extra 10 lbs I’ve been carrying around for a few months, get my energy back and continue my healthy eating long after the challenge is over!

Feel free to email me acumens39@gmail.com or find me on Facebook if you’re interested in joining me!

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Why Not Me!

Not many people know that I’m a distributor for AdvoCare. If you’re wondering what AdvoCare is…..here’s a short synopsis:

“AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.”  (Off of the AdvoCare website)

Right before I graduated college I began following body builders and fitness enthusiasts on Instagram. During my senior year of college, I became extremely interested in pursuing a career in the fitness industry and thought about competing in a figure competition. I had been a gymnast most of my life and strayed away from my fit athletic build when I discovered how great beer and pizza went together! So, I started following Michelle Davis (incredible person who also happens to be involved with AdvoCare) and saw how much she loved the AdvoCare product line. I jumped online and ordered a few products (Spark and Meal Replacement Shakes) that seemed to be popular and gave them a shot. After I fell in love with both, I decided to sign up to be a distributor to get the 20% discount on products that I used regularly.

dietA few months later I decided to do the 24 Day Challenge. I kept seeing all these awesome results from people just like me on Instagram (who wanted to lose that little bit of extra weight) and said “why not me!”. In the first 10 days I lost 5lbs and the next 14 days I lost 4lbs. Now, you may think that’s not a lot, but I wasn’t looking to lose 20lbs (although now I could!) and I was extremely happy with my results!

That was all about a year and a half ago…. Many people made the lifestyle change and continued to have success with weight loss or maintaining their weight, however I did not. I kind of went into a post college slump, where I wasn’t happy with my job and nothing felt like it was going right. I went back to eating junk food, drinking most weekends and stopped going to the gym. Then about 6 months ago I decided to do another 10 day cleanse and lost about 5lbs and started getting back on track. unnamed Now I’m at a reasonable weight and I feel much better about myself, all thanks to AdvoCare. AdvoCare isn’t the quick fix. It takes time and effort and you have to be willing to put in the work, but when you do, you will see results. I’m not here to sell any product or push my story on people, just telling it like it is.

I’ve never been a coffee person and pretty sure I never will be. Spark gets me through my day and beyond. Giving me energy and helps me focus on what I have to do. I swore on 5 hour energies like they were crack, but after switching to Spark over a year and a half ago, I’ll never go back.

I keep seeing all these posts on Facebook about how life changing AdvoCare has been to families and individuals and again told myself “WHY NOT ME!” People are not only becoming healthier, but they’re able to get out of debt, pay off student loans, quitting their boring desk jobs and working for themselves. That sounds like my kind of deal! I’ve already booked my ticket to AdvoNation in Jan of 2016 in Albany, NY to learn from the pros and meet new people. I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines and watching everyone else succeed! I want to live my life how I want to! I want to be a champion! So, here I am. I’m starting my 2nd 24 Day Challenge on September 1, 2016 and I’ll see where it takes me!

Here’s to a happier, healthier me!

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