It’s very easy to lose track of what you’re eating, how much activity you are involved in, etc. That was me a few years ago, before I got involved with AdvoCare. I had to deal with a very difficult manager, and I was stressed out dealing with my then teenage daughter. I drank to deal with the stress, and that, along with eating too much sugar and drinking too much coffee, caused me to balloon up to a size 14.
My friends, Danny and Pamela Mears, introduced me to AdvoCare and told me about the 24-Day Challenge. I knew I couldn’t continue on the way I was going, and AdvoCare does offer a money-back guarantee, so I decided to take the plunge. My husband did it too for the support. After 24 days, my diet improved, I stopped drinking alcohol, dropped down to one cup of coffee a day, and cut out the sugar. I lost 8 pounds and 11 inches! I felt so much better and was able to work out more now that I had gotten some of that weight off. I continued eating healthier and working out. This was August 2015.
I continued doing 24-Day Challenges every 90-120 days so my weight could keep dropping. I had never been this big before, so I knew I wanted to get back into at least a size 8. I still drink coffee, but I drink more Spark than I do coffee (one in the morning and one mid-afternoon). I also eat 3 balanced meals a day and about 2-3 snacks a day. I eliminated fried and processed food, too. I can’t hardly stand the yucky feeling I get when I eat fried or processed food anymore! It’s not worth it.
I now work out 5-6 days a week, have competed in a few 5Ks and am working on building up to a 10K. I run 4 days a week and do weight training 2 days a week. I have improved my endurance and strength and have maintained a size 8 for a year now. I think those are great accomplishments for a 49 year old woman! My favorite products are Spark, Catalyst, O2 Gold, and L-Arginine Extreme.
I am doing things now that I haven’t done since I was in the Army, which was over 30 years ago. Not only am I back in shape, but I have my spirit back and have hope. I have regained control and can be a good role model to others.
Overall, I give God the glory, because He is the One who gave me the strength during my times of weakness. I can be joyful in my heart because I know He is the One in charge! Amen.
I am on the left, my daughter Renee is on the right. This was taken before my AdvoCare journey. The featured image is that of me and my dog Lucy running a 5k a few weeks ago.