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Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Life |

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Tale of the Tape

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Tale of the Tape

The Results Are In! If you’ve been following along, you know that my wife and I have been part of the Advocare 24-Day Challenge.  We wanted to start the year off right with an herbal cleanse and nutritional ‘reset’.  Its been a great experience, and I have the numbers to back it up! Today was the final day, so we pulled out our challenge log and took the new measurements.  For just over three weeks worth of work, I am very proud! Before 207.8 44″ 39.5″ 37.5″ 43.5″ Measurement Weight Chest Belly Waist Hips After 196.6 43.5 36 35.5 40.5 That’s a total weight loss of 11.2 pounds, and 9 inches off those four measurements alone!  Not too shabby.  Now, if you want to see the results in pictures, you can check out this post.  But I’m warning you, it’s not for those with a weak stomach! What About You? Are you ready to take the challenge?  Are you ready to make a difference in your body and your...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Life |

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – FINAL DAY!

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – FINAL DAY!

The Last Day Well, its hard to believe, but today is the final day of the 24-Day Challenge.  The time has really flown!  Think about this: if you had started with me, this would be your last day, too!  🙂  Tonight or first thing in the morning I’ll post the results of the final weigh-in and measurements.  I’ll also post before and after pictures in a separate post, that way you don’t have to look at my shirtless physique unless you really want to.  I anticipate that will be the least viewed post on my blog.  Ha! Over all this has been a really great experience.  Advocare has done a great job of laying out a simple plan that was easy to follow.  Through a quick calculation, I estimated that the daily cost of the program for me was only about $2/day, when taking into considering meals, vitamins, and other things the program replaced which I would normally have spent money on.  For those that eat out often, buy...

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Blog, Life |

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Day 21

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Day 21

A Day of Energy Yesterday marked today 21 of my 24-Day Challenge. Only three days left!  Thinking back over the weekend, I was reminded of just how much I’ve enjoyed the increased energy over the last 21 days.  Saturday was an extremely busy day, starting off with early-morning karate for me and my son, followed by an all-day choir cluster rehearsal and concert for our daughter, along with basketball pictures and a basketball game sandwiched in the middle.  That doesn’t include the work around the house that was crammed in during the moments we were at home.  After a dinner out in celebration of the day, we finally got home about 7:30 PM.  Before the challenge, a day like that would’ve completely wiped us out.  But my energy stayed up and I felt great all day long.  On top of that, on Sunday afternoon I was able to do another 4 1/2 mile run after battling squirrels in the attic (a whole different story) and felt energized all the...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Blog, Life |

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Day 19

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Day 19

Loose Fittin’ Jeans Yesterday marked the end of day 19 of the 24-Day Challenge.  We are really racing to the finish now.  Obviously I’m not posting every day, since there hasn’t been too much to share.  One thing I did notice yesterday: I had to pull my jeans up.  A lot.  Isn’t that fun? I was also reminded how truly ‘craving-free’ I have been for quite some time.  If you have been reading along from the beginning, you may remember that it was around day 3 or 4 that it seemed like my body began to fight back with cravings.  It was as if my stomach was saying, “Wait a second…this isn’t a mistake.  He’s cutting out these things on purpose!”  But a couple of days later, the cravings were gone.  For good.  All it took was a little determination and some intentional planning.  Now the challenge is almost over. That’s enough for this morning.  Looking forward to a great day.  I hope you are as well! Image Source:...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Blog, Life |

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Day 17

My Advocare Health and Wellness Challenge – Day 17

Let the Countdown Begin! The end of day 17 marks the beginning of the final week of The 24 Day Challenge.  One week to go!  The time has really flown by and I am looking forward to the end of the Challenge, mainly for two reasons: To measure the impact 24 days can make.  I can already feel and see results.  After one more week, I look forward to putting “before” and “after” side-by-side to give some quantitative comparison. To begin the new normal.  As I’ve said from the beginning, the Challenge for us has been more about a jumpstart into balanced, healthy living than a weight loss quick-fix.  I look forward to maintaining a lifestyle that is more in line with how our bodies were designed to function rather than settling for something less. So here we go, the last seven days of the Challenge.  The end is in sight.  And so is a new beginning.  Bring it on! Image Credit:...

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