Yesterday was the last day of my 24 day challenge.
This is my COMPLETELY honest thoughts on the challenge.
First off, the 10 day cleanse.
I can tell you right off that I didn't lose as much as expected.
Most people lose 7-10 lbs on the cleanse...and I lost 4.
I felt amazing at the end of it but what the heck?!
After tons of review, I figured out the problems.
Plus FH researched a lot to figure out what was going on.
First off, I ate my weight in fruit.
Umm duh Lora, fruit has sugar. Yes, it's good sugar, but one of the main
points of the cleanse is to limit your sugar.
So that's mistake number 1.
Second, I was eating clean before I started the cleanse.
Most people lose a ton of weight with the cleanse because they
aren't already eating this way. It's an amazing way to get you on track
with eating right, but I was already there. I just had to give up my daily greek
yogurt and cheese.
Since my body was already accustomed to this way of eating, it wasn't a
shock to it like the cleanse is for a lot of people.
Mistake number 2.
Third, bad timing. We all know that I lost my son just before I started
Advocare.....and I stopped breastfeeding cold turkey. And went straight into
a strict diet with VERY high cardio. (Cardio is my coping mechanism.) Since I went through these changes so quickly, apparently my body went from lactating to producing another type
of hormone that caused me to hold on to fat....thanks for that! FH read all about it,
(he's my fitness instructor) and read that in order to get past it, I need to do less cardio (what-the-what?!) and lift more weights. I'm on that track right now and loving it.
Mistake number 3.
After the 10 days was over, I wasn't ready to stop.
Once you get past the first few days, you realize this is something you can keep doing.
I can say that starting on the 11th day, you take a LOT of pills.
It's easy to forget to take them....and if you have problems with big pills, you might have problems.
Also, the fiber drink, for the 10 day cleanse, I got it down, no problem at all!
But since I want to be able to answer all questions I get honestly, I forced myself to try the Citrus
fiber drink. I was told to get the Peaches and Cream because it is way better.
And I almost threw up. The Citrus one is retched. But the Peaches and Cream one is no problem.
The hardest part of the entire 24 days was going out to eat.
I planned all my meals for the week on Sundays and had everything ready- this is the key to success!
But eating out was tough and took lots of willpower.
All in all, I'm still in love with these products.
And I'm not saying that to make money...I just signed up to sell so I can get the discount.
I actually like my job so I don't plan on quitting to sell Advocare or anything.
I feel better, so so much better. And I've learned how to eat right.
And as cheesy as it sounds, I've learned how to make this a lifestyle change, not a diet.
And we all know that's the most important part.
I lost a total of 7 lbs on the 24 day challenge.
My pants are fitting better, my face is thinner, and my body is changing in so many ways.
The number on the scale is not all that matters!!!
If you are interested in Advocare, you can order it here.
If you have any questions about it, you can comment below. I will be happy to help anybody out.
This product has changed my life and I may not be ready to share progress pics yet, but I can
assure you that I am way closer than I have ever been.
So stay tuned.....
Happy Thursday everybody.
FH and I are headed to a much needed mini vaca this weekend so I'll be sure to blog about it soon. :)
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