Tuesday, April 9, 2013

24 Day Challenge: Days 8 & 9

We are wrapping up the 10 Day Cleanse, which is the first part of the 24 Day Challenge. It is amazing what a change we feel in 10 shorts days. Well, 9 because tomorrow is the 10th day - results day! We feel great, we've lost weight, we've increased our energy, and we have rid our body of a bunch of built up toxins and are ready to move onto the max phase of the cleanse!

Here's are food, energy, exercise, etc. for the last couple of days. 

Lindsay's Day 8

Food: Kashi Cereal. Blueberries. Strawberries. Celery. Carrots. Banana bread (made from almond flour). Nature's Valley Granola bar. Turkey sandwich (on wheat). Spaghetti with meatsauce (lean groundbeef). Salad.

Energy: Excellent

Exercise: Rest Day

John's Day 8

Food: Oatmeal. Handful peanuts (unsalted). Orange. Banana. Strawberries. Chicken noodle casserole (egg noodles). Lowfat yogurt. Carrots. Nature Valley Granola bar. Spaghetti with meat sauce (whole grain past & lean ground beef). Salad.

Exercise: 2.5 miles on elliptical. Weights (shoulders)

Energy: Good

Combining the success and challenge because we are both experiencing the same successes and challenges as we progress through our 24 days.

Success: Improving energy levels.

Challenge: Eating right. Getting enough fruits and vegetables. 

Lindsay's Day 9

Food: Kashi Cereal. Egg muffin (egg,veggies, ground turkey). Pineapple. Blueberries. Celery. Carrots. Salad. Nature Valley granola bar. Banana. Jambalaya (Zaterans - I know... not so clean) Salad. Pears.

Energy Level: Awesome. Awesome. And did I mention, awesome?!

Exercise: Ran 5.4 miles.

Success: Just felt great overall today. I think the 80 degrees day helped a smidge ;)

Challenge: n/a

John's Day 9

Food: Raisin Bran. Oatmeal. Carrots. Celery. Apple. Orange. Turkey sandwich on wheat. Low fat cottage cheese. Low fat yogurt. Nature valley granola bar. Jambalaya. Salad.

Exercise: Ran 2.5 on elliptical. Weights (arms).

Energy Level: Good. Mr. John is starting to get a wee bit impressed by the fact that his energy levels are improving despite giving up coffee, pop, monster, and 5 hour energy...

Success: Just a good day.

Challenge: N/A

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Days 6 and 7

Here's the summary of our days 6 and 7 on the AdvoCare 24 day challenge. We are still in the 10 Day Cleanse Phase and this Thursday will begin the 14 day "Max Phase". So far we are seeing great results and are truly amazed by these products! 

Lindsay's Day 6

Food: Kashi cereal. AdvoBar raw. Salad. Celery. An apple. Grapes. More celery. Chicken. Green beans. Pineapple. Granola bar.
After My 9 Miler 

 Energy Level: Still awesome :)

Exercise: Ran 9 miles.

Success: Honestly? My run. (see pic below)

Challenge: It was hard to not drink coffee today.

John's Day 6

Food: Raisin Bran. Turkey sandwich on wheat. 2nd bowl of raisin bran. 2 natural fruit juices. Chicken. Green beans. Pineapple.

Energy Level: Good!

Exercise: 4 miles on elliptical

Success: Energy levels finally going in the right direction!

Challenge: N/A Today was good.

Lindsay's Day 7

Food: Kashi cereal. 2 turkey wraps. Blueberries. Taco salad (lean ground beef, low fat sour scream). Peaches.

Energy Level: Awesome!

Exercise: Rest Day

Success: Ok, so we're feeling so awesome and I couldn't wait for 3 more days to see if I am losing weight too... Stepped on the scale as saw 148 lbs - that's a 7 pound loss! In one week! (Please pay no attention to my ugly runners feet!)

Last year, when I was steadily losing weight, I was losing about 8 lbs a month... Seven lbs in one week is CRAZY! There is nothing to attribute that weight loss to except for Advocare! So seriously if you want to get healthy, lose weight, and feel AWESOME in the process check these products out!

Challenge: N/A - didn't even miss my coffee today.

John's Day 7

Food: Raisin Bran. 2 cups of naked fruit and vegetable juice (16 oz). Nature Valley granola bar. Cheese quesadilla. Tacos with lettuce, tomato, black olive (lean ground beef). Peaches.

Energy Level: Good most of the day. Energy is leveling out and staying steady throughout the day.

Exercise: Rest Day

Success: Energy is getting better which is a major plus for John. And after I (Lindsay) found out I've lost 7 pounds in a week, John had to step on the scale too. His weight loss was also 7 pounds this week! We are both very excited about how well these products are working for us!

Challenge: Missing coffee this morning.