Happy hump day, friends!
Let’s skip all the chit chat and get right down to business. Let’s talk about a new challenge that’s going down over here at the Wright house!
I have a confession.
I’ve been eating WAY too many sweets lately.
We plummeled through this cake.
I need to reel it in a bit. We went to the beach where we had nightly bowls of ice cream and treats and I kinda just never stopped having those treats when we got home. Whoops. I’m always game for dessert….I just probably shouldn’t be having something every.single.night. It’s actually starting to effect the way I feel – sluggish and tired. My digestion is a bit off. I’m ready for a change.
As I’ve said, we’re training for an upcoming race and we want to feel GOOD while training. We want to be at our best. Eating junky sweets every night isn’t helping.
All this being said, we’re starting a 24 Day Advocare Challenge and I’m going to blog about the journey.
Correction. Travis will be doing the full challenge. Since I’m nursing, I’ll be doing another 10 Day Challenge (read more about that here) and will continue to take those supplement for the 24 days with Travis. Today I want to share a little bit about the actual products and program design for anyone who might want to do this challenge WITH US! (it’s always nice to have a team together for support!)
What IS the 24 Day Advocare Challenge?
The 24 Day Advocare Challenge is a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program that helps with weight management, liver detox and metabolism. There are two phases within the 24 days: The CLEANSE phase (Days 1-10) and the MAX phase (Days 11-24). Every Challenge kit comes with a handy dandy guide that tell you EXACTLY when to take each supplement so there’s no guesswork involved.
The Cleanse phase is 10 days long and is designed to remove waste, rid your body of toxins, and prepare it for maximum nutrient absorption. This is a three-part supplement regimen. The herbal cleanse is taken morning and night and it cleanses the digestive system and removes any accumulated toxins (get the Peaches & Cream!!!!). The Omegaplex is a blend of fatty acids that help with heart, nerve, muscle, skin, bone, and immune health. The third part is the SPARK energy drink mix. It promotes mental focus and increased energy.
The second part of the challenge (days 11-24) helps to give your newly cleansed body the best tools to achieve your goals. The Max phase has four supplements: the MNS vitamin pack, a meal replacement shake, the Omegaplex capsules and SPARK.
We also ordered some “companion” products: Catalyst and ThermoPlus (for Travis only – I can’t take this while nursing), along with a few other SPARK flavors (because we couldn’t decide on just one – now that I’ve tasted Mango Strawberry, it’s my favorite!).
Why are we doing this Challenge?
Like I said earlier, we both just want to feel better. We have different goals that we hope the Challenge will help us meet. For me, I want to get the max benefit from all these amazing workouts that I’ve been doing recently and a diet clean-up will help with that. I want for my digestion to improve (and know that it will with the help of these products). And lastly, I wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds. Travis’ goals are similar but he also has a very specific picture that he’d like to take with Porter on his back. He’s got the muscles for the picture – he just needs to shed a few pounds to make it on point.
We’re doing it together because we know that it will be way easier this way. No sweets in the house, full support from each other, accountability…I’m excited to have someone to do this with!
But, what about food??
When you order the 24 Day Challenge, you receive a helpful nutrition guide that describes which foods to eat and which to avoid. The nutrition approach is VERY balanced and includes dairy, healthy fats, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. You get three meals and three snacks a day – you shouldn’t ever feel hungry, that’s not the goal! I’ll be honest and tell you right up front – aside from cutting out desserts and sweets (i.e. cereals, teddy grahams, processed junk), I’m not going to get overly restrictive with any of my food intake. Travis will be doing the Challenge by the book.
We’ll also be drinking around 84 ounces of water a day!
NO COFFEE – Spark will replace that!
When does it start?
We’ll be starting the Challenge on August 30th. It’s a Saturday. Travis picked this day because he thinks that psychologically Mondays are the worst days to start diets/cleanses and Saturdays are the easiest. I don’t have any studies or proof to back that logic up…but it makes sense to me. Saturday, August 30th it is!
The Challenge will end on September 22nd!
How can I join in?
If you’re interested in joining us during the Challenge, you can purchase your 24 Day Kit here! I’ll be blogging about our journey together each week and sharing before, during and after shots of our progress. I’d encourage you to join in with us and recruit friends and family too – it’s much easier to do this with a group of people!
Ready to do the Challenge with us??
QUESTION: Have you ever done the Advocare Challenge before? Thoughts? Tips??