9.03.2013

Today is the Day...

...the day that I begin the 24 day Advocare challenge.

If I'm being honest, I'm terrified. But so excited at the same time.

I'm terrified of failing. Terrified of not being able to complete the challenge. Terrified of being labeled a quitter.

In all honesty, I'm nervous to give up coffee. (but I've already tried Spark, and know it'll work wonders!) I'm nervous about my sweet tooth that normally sneaks up on me most nights after dinner. I'm worried about the glass of wine I know I'll crave.

But I'm excited for the possible results. Excited for the chance to cleanse my body. Excited for the chance to learn how to eat "clean".

I've seen so many people rave about Advocare, but I was always skeptical. I'm not one to jump on a bandwagon. I need to see proof first. When Nate's best friend and his wife did the challenge earlier this year and I saw for myself what it did for them, and how passionate they were about Advocare, I knew it was something worth giving a shot.

I did all of my measurements today, and I'm not going to allow myself to step on a scale again at least until after the cleanse phase is over.

They're doing the challenge again starting today, and I decided to do it right along with them. It'll be great having support since they'll be doing the same thing as me. I have faith that I'll do this the right way. For the price, if you don't do it, you'll only be mad at yourself at the end at the money wasted.

Also, if you're considering the 24 day challenge and are hesitant because of the price - it helped me to look at it this way. When you break it down, it's less than $8 a day. That's what most people spend grabbing lunch. Half of that is your morning coffee at Starbucks, or a soda pick me up on the way home from work. Just think that you're probably already spending close to $200 in 24 days on your own anyway. Why not do something that will make you feel good with that money??

I went on a produce shopping spree yesterday, came home and chopped, sliced and separated veggies and fruits. I cooked enough chicken for my salads at lunch at work each day. I set aside baggies of almonds, apples, etc for snacks. I'm prepared. I'm taking this head on, and I can't wait to see the results!

I'll definitely keep you guys posted.

Have a great day! :)

21 comments:

Kristine said...

Good luck with it girlfriend! You should play DietBet with me and some other bloggers! You pay $10 and if you lose the most body weight, you take home the whole pot!

Meg O. said...

You're going to rock it, girlfriend!!!! Love you!! Text me any time you need a boost! Also, I replaced my coffee with spark and I really don't miss it. When I run out of spark, I will drink coffee again and it just doesn't pick me up the same.

Julie said...

Good luck! I've been curious about cleanses so can't wait to see/hear about your results :)

Joey said...

Good luck, Friend!! I know you can stick with it. I understand about the wine thing though. I, at this point, RARELY have wine anymore. However, the moment the doc said "no alcohol til we figure this stuff out" WINE IS ALL I WANT!! Ha! Remember, challenges like these are all about the preparation. It looks like you're off to a great start! We're not doing any kind of challenge, but J is on a low-carb diet, so it's crucial that I make that as EASY for him as possible. I.e. Anything healthy has to be "readily" available. You'e on the right track about already preparing your veggies & snacks, etc!

Whitney said...

Good luck girl!

Nathan R said...

Good luck, Amber! I think that's awesome!

Lauren said...

Good luck girl!! You can do it :-)

Heather @ From Here to There said...

Good luck Amber! I've been wanting to do the challenge for a while now. My boyfriends sister-in-law did it and loved it. She's now a huge supporter! I will probably give it a shot soon. I look forward to seeing how it goes for you!

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to hear about your results! I've been considering it too, but want to make sure I'm really ready to make the commitment and not quit it (like I've pretty much done with everything else!)

Illegally Blonde said...

Good luck! and which cleanse drink did you get? the citrus? I suggest putting in it OJ to get it down and blend with ice in blender

Neely said...

SOOOOOOO proud of you! You will do fab and Im here for you to support you in any way I can :)

Nicole said...

You'll do great! Once you're over the initial shock of it, I think you'll really love how your body feels when detoxing. I haven't done Advocare, but I've detoxed before and it's hard at first, but WELL worth it in the end!

Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

I have another blog friend that is starting today too. I just do spark right now. It's so good. :)

Heather said...

Amber, I'm so proud of you!!! You'll have to keep us updated on your results!

P.S. - how is Spark?! Worth the money??

Whitney said...

I can't wait to see how it works for you!

Nichole said...

Can't wait to see your results!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

A friend of mine just finished the Advocare challenge and had great results!! You got this girl!!

smk053078 said...

You got this!!!! I know several people that got amazing results from this! Just stick to it & believe in yourself!!

Meghan said...

I've heard so much about Advocare! Good luck Amber! It sounds like you're prepared, and that's half the battle!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I have a friend who's been doing this and she loves it! Good luck!

Holly said...

Good luck!! I'm excited to see your results and hear how it went :)

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