Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his previous post, you can read them here and here.
Over the past 10 years exercise had become a cuss word in my mind. When the word was mentioned I would break out in chills and want to look for some chocolate Zingers. My activity level had gotten to the point of…well…nothing. Prior to March of ’13 getting off the couch and walking to the fridge to pour a Diet Coke then back constituted one lap. I could handle these laps because there was a reward waiting for me in the fridge or in maybe in the candy bar cabinet. Even though I had made some major changes in my diet my physical activity had remained non-existent. [Read more...]
Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his intro post you can read it here.
The first few days of my AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge have been…well…challenging. AdvoCare knew what they were doing when they named this thing! Although, we have been eating healthy since our first challenge last March I had fallen into some bad snacking and food choice habits over the holidays, it was time to get this thing rolling. I am in the first phase of the challenge…THE CLEANSE. Sounds scary but it really hasn’t been. And this is coming from a guy with how do you say it, fear of public restrooms. I actually think there is a phobia for this condition.
My mornings have consisted of Spark!!!, a fiber drink and a balanced breakfast. Until last March I thought the words balanced breakfast were spelled GOLDEN GRAHAMS. Man I love those things. I have learned there is nothing balanced about my GRAHAMS. I have been eating an egg, a piece of whole grain toast and a banana. I have really been happy with this breakfast and have stayed satisfied through my mornings. I have been eating some raw almonds for a mid morning snack. Yum.
Salads and vegetable soup have been my weapon of choice for lunch. Definitely have to have some protein with each meal to hold me over until dinner. I am lucky that I get to come home for lunch almost every day. However, lunch is just kind of a boring meal. Breakfast is super exciting because you are just waking up and starting your metabolism machine up. It’s bright outside and the day is calling your name. Dinner is a reward after a long day of work. Everyone is home and a time to enjoy each other’s company. Then you have lunch. That word just sounds boring. Stuck in between the two party animals…breakfast and dinner.
I have enjoyed several different dinners that consisted of chicken and vegetables. I am trying to stay away from a complex card with dinner but man that is hard. I sometimes find myself craving carbs. I remember this feeling during my first challenge with Diet Coke. 15 a day and went cold turkey on those little devils. I think they could change the name from Diet Coke to Diet Crack. Can we say addicting. Good feeling to kick that habit though!
Overall, a good first few days. I am feeling really good and know I will reap the benefit of taking care of my body. Make sure to check back in a couple days. I’ll tell you about my new venture into working out. Whew are you in for a laugh!
I’d love to help you get started! After going through 3 layoffs in the past five years, Kasey and I signed up as distributors so that we could get a discount on our products and earn additional income. You can check out all the amazing products here, we would love to work with you to put together the right products for your needs. Feel free to send me an email with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with AdvoCare in the subject line.
Low Carb Diet Meals: One Dish Chicken & Veggie Recipe
If you are looking for low carb diet meals, here is a super simple one dish chicken and veggie recipe. I had seen a similar recipe circulating online, however it called for red potatoes, green beans and one stick of butter. I thought surely I can make a low carb version, by substituting other veggies in place of the red potatoes and using olive oil instead of a stick of butter. It was so easy to make, and clean up was a breeze. The chicken was very tender and juicy and the veggies were seasoned beautifully. Of course, you could substitute your family’s favorite veggies and tweak the seasoning to best suit your taste. [Read more...]
Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog post and series that he is starting, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable.
OK…so here goes my first attempt at blogging. I just started my AdvoCare 24 day challenge. I have done a few challenges over the past year but thought I would chronicle the journey this time. Before getting into the challenge…a little about me. [Read more...]
Kasey here, over the past couple of months I’ve told y’all about how my husband and I have made decisions to change our health for the better. Last March, we started AdvoCare products and the 24-Day Challenge. My husband wanted to lose weight, and I just wanted to feel better. I was tired all the time and had zero energy. I’m so glad we did! We have completely changed the way we eat and have had incredible results.
Now is the time to make changes towards a healthy lifestyle and lose weight and/or gain more energy now that the holidays are over. Today at 11am est AdvoCare will be releasing the all new Can You 24 exercise video and will be discounting the 24-Day Challenge to $175!
With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, it’s so easy to find ourselves worn out and depleted of energy. Unfortunately, how we feel physically effects how we are able to enjoy the season. If you haven’t tried Spark Energy Drink yet, now is the perfect time to try! My husband and I started drinking Spark in March when we started our first AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge (he’s down 34lbs). I drink my Spark first thing in the morning and most afternoons and have more energy and feel better than I have in years!
Spark is available in a variety of flavors. Personally, my favorite is Fruit Punch, my hubby’s is Pink Lemonade. I usually add a little ice and use my immersion blender to make it super cold and icy in the morning. Otherwise, I add it to my water bottle. I still drink coffee occasionally, but Spark has replaced my morning java as it gives me so much more energy! If you haven’t tried it yet and you feel like you are always dragging Spark just might be the solution you are looking for. I used to say that if I wasn’t asleep I was sleepy. Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore!
Here is a recent text from a friend of mine - “Oh my goodness, girl, that Spark is AWESOME!! How do I order morel Like LOTS more. And how fast can I get it?
Here’s how to order:
- Go here (I am a distributor this is my link)
- Choose your favorite flavor
- Choose canister (42 servings) or pouches (14 servings)
- Place your order – My shipment usually comes in much quicker than the estimated shipping time online. Usually, my order comes in within 2 or 3 days!
I’d love to help you get started! After going through 3 layoffs in the past five years, my husband and I signed up as distributors so that we could get a discount on our products and earn additional income. You can check out all the amazing products here, I would be love to work with you to put together the right products for your needs. Feel free to send me an email with any questions to email@example.com with AdvoCare in the subject line.
Kasey here, I’ve posted several times about the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge. My husband and started our first challenge in March. Since then, we have completely changed how we eat and he has lost 34lbs and 26 inches. Basically, the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge is a healthy eating lifestyle. It starts with a 10 day cleanse, then continues with the same basic eating plan but adds in incredible supplements during the second phase. Since we follow the 24-Day challenge as a lifestyle now, I wanted to start a cleanse before the holidays. You can read our story here.
So many people have asked what kinds of foods we eat, and if I would post a meal plan. So, during my 10 day cleanse I’m going to post my meal plan and AdvoCare recipes. I’ve included links to previous days at the bottom of the post in case you missed any.