The time is now! I've made up my mind, and I am going to do a 24 Day Challenge by Advocare. I decided to take on this challenge (although it will mean giving up alcohol for almost a month, brb crying) because I just CANNOT beat my cravings. I realized I had a problem yesterday when I was driving home listening to Ron White on Pandora and he said “Tator Tot” and my mouth started watering. Lol. It’s funny, but not really.
Cravings have always been a problem for me on my journey. It’s really held me back. I’ve had excellent weeks where I was able to stay on my meal plan and lose a good amount of weight, just to poison my body with fast food or something fried on the weekend. I always feel like total crap for several days after I eat something bad! And if it becomes a habit (which it always does) by the time Monday rolls around, I feel lethargic and lack energy, BIG TIME. On the other hand, on the select weeks where I don’t fall (or jump) off the wagon, I feel amazing. Give me 7 days of clean eating and I’m pretty sure I can complete a triathlon!
It’s not easy, by any means, to “just eat right”. Nearly every social outing nowadays involves either food or alcohol. It’s not something most people can avoid. And it’s even harder to beat when you’re an emotional eater, like I am. Between the emotional eating and the cravings, I’m basically screwed. And when I do give in, it affects me for days. I have zero energy, I break out, and worst of all – I crave even more bad food.
The 24 Day Challenge is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I always seem to have a reason to put it off, but I’ve gotten to a point where I won’t put it off any longer! Most people lose between 10 and 25 pounds on the 24 Day Challenge, so I’m also looking forward to being that much closer to my goal weight. Currently I’m around 80 pounds down from where I started last February, I my ultimate goal is to be 100 pounds down, overall, and then start building muscle and sculpting my body.
I ordered my 24 Day Challenge today, April 5th, and I am expecting it to arrive sometime tomorrow. I’m going to start my challenge either Friday or Sunday, depending on when the people in my challenge group are ready to start! #nochallengerleftbehind2016 Lol I actually just made that up but seriously – The challenge is 150X easier when you have people doing it with you. Accountability, for one, and you also get to share your success with people and see theirs!
I’m going to be posting regular updates on social media, of course, but I also plan on writing a two part blog on my experience. I don’t know what results this challenge will bring, but it can’t hurt!
If anyone is interested in participating in my 24 Day Challenge, leave a comment or send me an email. I will be happy to answer any and all questions you might have. Here are some common ones I get:
How do I order?
Go to chaneyshrinks.com and click the Advocare tab. On the upper left side click “24 Day Challenge” under ‘Shop Products By’. Then click “Create your own 24DC bundle”. From there you choose your flavors of Spark, Fiber, and Meal Replacement Shake, in addition to choosing an MNS system.
What is the best flavor of Spark?
Fruit punch. I legitimately got two boxes of fruit punch. Mango Strawberry, Green Apple, and Pink Lemonade are also pretty great.
How do I know what Fiber to get?
They are all the same price, but the unflavored is recommended because it contains the most soluble fiber. Meaning the fiber mixes better and there are less gritty pieces. Also, with the unflavored, you can mix it with you Spark or Meal Replacement Shake and hopefully you won’t even notice it.
What’s the difference in the MNS systems?
It basically boils down to this – All three are going to give you energy and help control your appetite. However, the MNS C and MNS E contain double the caffeine of MNS 3. In addition, each system specifically targets one area and improves it. For help with energy, choose MNS E. For help with cravings, choose MNS C. For help with both, choose MNS 3. I went with MNS 3 because I don’t want any extra energy at the end of the day!
How much does it cost?
With shipping, the 24 Day Challenge is around $200. However, consider the following:
Do not let your energy, cravings, or confidence be an issue any longer!
I already know what happens when I give up. I want to see what will happen if I don't.