Incentive Trips

From Ireland to Hawaii, Distributors can earn the chance to travel around the world with AdvoCare.

The next trip is to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.  The trip dates are April 5-9, 2018!  For those who earn the trip, they will get to take their family to the Grand Floridian Resort and go to the one and only Magic Kingdom.  You get to visit five Disney parks, meet Mickey and Minnie, see Disney princesses, ride the thrilling rides, enjoy fine dining and spas, etc.

This year’s trip is in Punta Mita, Mexico at the Four Seasons Resort.   The dates for this trip are November 3-7, 2017.  This is a nice trip for those who like beaches, golf, pristine waters, and the lavish, luxurious landscape of Punta Mita!

If you know of anyone who would love to go on a trip like this, please have them contact me at 214-728-4835.  You may visit my website at www.advocare.com/150823204/.

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The AdvoCare Foundation is committed to fighting childhood obesity.  More than one in five children are affected, and most likely it’s not their fault.  Millions of children are suffering from the effects of obesity, bullying, and shorter life expectancies. AdvoCare  has partnered with other organizations across the country whose work impacts the safety and health of children in need.

Why childhood obesity?

  • More than one-third of children in America are considered overweight or obese.
  • Children in low-income households are twice as likely to be obese.
  • The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has tripled over the last 40 years.
  • If nothing changes, one-third of all children born after 2000 will suffer from diabetes.

More than 20% of children live in areas where adequate food is not available.  With the decrease of opportunities to be active, more than 74% of elementary-aged children do not get enough exercise on a daily basis.  Desserts and nutritionally empty foods have crept in.

Last year, AdvoCare granted $130,000 to programs focusing on child health and wellness issues.  Seven year-long grants were established in major urban cities, and 8,000 young people participated in various AdvoCare Foundation-funded programs.

This year’s recipients are YMCA Metropolitan Dallas, Veri Community Partnership Philadelphia, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, LA’s Best Los Angeles, Choices Atlanta, and Real School Gardens Dallas.

 

Learn more at advocarefoundation.org

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The Redwines’ Story-Building a Dream Team

All it took for Milton Redwine was to try his first Spark.  He heard about AdvoCare at the gym while he and Chelsea were working out.  He was excited about the opportunity, but Chelsea was hesitant. She said AdvoCare sounded great, but they couldn’t afford Spark.

Both Milton and Chelsea worked nights and weekends to pay the bills and support their three-year-old daughter.  Their mentor suggested they share the products with others and earn enough money to pay for their own products.  Eighteen days and three mixers(small group meetings) later, they earned enough to purchase two 24-Day Challenges and began the Challenge right away. Together they lost 35 pounds in the first 60 days with the help of AdvoCare products and lifestyle changes.

The Redwines quickly saw a vision to earn extra money, but saw more than that after attending meetings and business trainings.  They set up three-way conference calls and began hosting one to three mixers per week, both for newcomers and alongside Advisors on their team, to promote their AdvoCare brand.  They also met regularly with their mentors to set a business strategy, which they still do today.

By eliminating distractions, prioritizing personal growth and always focusing on helping newcomers find the right products for their lifestyle, the couple continues to grow heir eam and have been able to leave heir full-time jobs.  They now have two little girls to keep them busy, and Chelsea and Milton are taking in every moment as it comes.

 

 

Nanea Marcial

Nanea is a relentless role model who says that it’s easy to lose track of tasks like what you’re eating, staying active enough, especially when life events get in the way.  That’s how she felt over 3 years ago, when she was going through a divorce and taking care of her newborn baby and two-year old son.  Wearing a size 14, Nanea didn’t feel like herself and needed a positive outlet.

My friend, Joette, told me about this 24-Day Challenge.  I was always slim growing up–she had never seen me this way, with a broken spirit and wearing a size 14.

Nanea was addicted to coffee, and drank too much of it for years.  After 24 days, she improved her diet, reduced her coffee intake, and dropped two sizes.  Shortly after her initial success, she continued working out but lost some momentum with her diet.

She began another 24-Day Challenge a couple of years later, knowing she needed more than just a workout regimen.  She kicked her coffee habit and replaced it with Spark.  She dropped another two sizes by continuously working out, eating three portioned meals and three small snacks a day.  She also cut out fried food and dairy.

She also increased the intensity of her workouts by exercising five days a week, competing in multiple Spartan races and 5ks and doing yoga on the weekends.  She continues to build lean muscle and has maintained a size six for over a year and a half with the help of Catalyst, Muscle Strength, and Post-Workout Recovery.

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Being a Role Model

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

True Story-Christine & Mike Baker

With a hectic schedule and two kids to keep up with, the Bakers were hesitant to sell AdvoCare products at first.  After using the products for two months in 2002, they were excited and ready to share their story. Four years later, Christine set a goal to make enough money with AdvoCare to leave her full-time job so she can work from home and be with her family more. Nowadays, both Mike and Christine do AdvoCare full-time and have been leading the way with Mixers (small group meetings) and a focus on personal development in the last 10 years.  They are expanding their team in Northern California, where they moved three years ago.

 

 

Health Benefits on Having a Pet

My dogs, Lucy and Allie, are great friends.   I truly feel their love after a long, hard day.

“The old thinking was that if your family had a pet, the children were more likely to become allergic to the pet. And if you came from an allergy-prone family, pets should be avoided,” says researcher James E. Gern, MD, a pediatrician at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

However, a growing number of studies have suggested that kids growing up in a home with “furred animals” — whether it’s a pet cat or dog, or on a farm and exposed to large animals — will have less risk of allergies and asthma, he tells WebMD.

Dogs are great for making love connections. Forget Internet matchmaking — a dog is a natural conversation starter.

This especially helps ease people out of social isolation or shyness, Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, tells WebMD.

“Studies have shown that Alzheimer’s patients have fewer anxious outbursts if there is an animal in the home,” says Lynette Hart, PhD, associate professor at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

“Their caregivers also feel less burdened when there is a pet, particularly if it is a cat, which generally requires less care than a dog,” says Hart.

Pet owners with AIDS are far less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. “The benefit is especially pronounced when people are strongly attached to their pets,” says researcher Judith Siegel, PhD.

In one study, stockbrokers with high blood pressure who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did people without pets.

Heart attack patients who have pets survive longer than those without, according to several studies. Male pet owners have less sign of heart disease — lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels — than non-owners, researchers say.

Personally, I have only been without a pet while I served in the Army.  I can’t imagine not having a dog; I like cats, too, but prefer dogs, because they are more loving and obedient than cats.  If you are thinking about getting a pet, I say to go for it!  You will have a great addition to your family.  Lucy, my Belgian Malinois, is my jogging buddy!

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