Why I’m doing another AdvoCare challenge. . .

On Monday, I’m starting my second AdvoCare 24 day challenge. My last one was in April. I had great results, I felt awesome and it was amazing. But then, slowly, I’ve been noticing some things that I am not too happy about. ..

#1. Coffee has slowly been creeping back into a daily occurrence. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is anything wrong with daily coffee. . . but it doesn’t make me feel the greatest. Bigger energy crash mid-morning, belly bloat and to be honest, I just like the way spark makes me feel.

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#2. Too many desserts. Yup. I like sugar. Lots of it. And while this is ok in moderation. It’s not ok in the amounts that I have been eating it recently.

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#3. Not enough veggies. Plain and simple. We need to eat more.

#4. Number on the scale creeping up. Not cool. And my pants are feeling tighter. My cue to change it up.

#5. Because it makes me feel better. I felt amazing during and after my first challenge. I want that feeling back and I want to keep it going afterwards.

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#6. To re-set before the Holidays.

#7. The timing is perfect . The challenge ends right before Halloween. BTW – I don’t know how Luke is going to be any cuter than he was last year.. .

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#8. With challenges about every 3 months, perfect timing to be ready for another one in January. I think challenges are a great way to get back on track, stay on track or just to challenge yourself. The challenge is customizable for your goals.

#9. Scott is ready to take the challenge with me. Challenge buddy = awesomeness.

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#10. And I am super excited to have a team of people taking the challenge with me! Jamie, Natalie, Joyce, Laura (<—my sister!), Sue and Patty. There’s still time to join in –> email me (running4cupcakes@gmail.com) for details. You will NOT regret it, I promise!!

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19 Responses to Why I’m doing another AdvoCare challenge. . .

  1. What can and can’t you eat on this challenge?
    Linda @ The Fitty recently posted..September Finds and a Foodie PenpalMy Profile

    • The basics of clean eating:
      meaning no:
      – coffee (and most caffeine, except the allowed “Spark” drink)
      – ALL dairy
      – ALL gluten
      – white sugar
      – processed foods
      – salt/sodium

      Yes to:
      – fruits
      – veggies
      – chicken, lean ground beef
      – sweet potatoes, quinoa, and brown rice
      – nut butters, EVOO
      – spices other than salt (curry powder!)

      I would be more than happy to send you more info if you’re interested! Just let me know. 🙂
      Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted..Why I’m doing another AdvoCare challenge. . .My Profile

  2. Luke has grown so much!!! I’ve been realizing it more and more, but no way is that Tigger just from last year.
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  3. I am sure having Scott to do the challenge with will be SO helpful! Having that moral support will be great and I’m sure it’s less tempting to eat the sweets when he isn’t eat them either!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Vegan)My Profile

  4. There’s no better motivation than feeling awesome as a result of doing something. Good luck with your challenge, lady! Shouldn’t be hard with all that support 😀
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted... thinking out loud #98 .My Profile

  5. All awesome reasons! Then you’ll be all set and feeling good for the holidays. It’s also great that Scott is doing it with you, always better to have someone to hold you accountable!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food recently posted..Day in the life: WIAW on the roadMy Profile

  6. OMG! That Tigger costume is adorable!! Good luck on your challenge!!
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  7. Nicole

    I don’t think I am quite mentally ready yet, buuuuut I am going to start thinking about it now. Tentatively count me in for your January one 🙂

  8. I’m so excited to do this challenge with you! I am a little nervous about giving up some of my food items, but I’m sure I will get used to it after a week or two. Hoping that it helps boost my energy and overall health.
    Jamie @ Wandering Portlander recently posted..Snack Review: Nature Valley Breakfast BiscuitsMy Profile

  9. I deff need to hit the reset button myself! COFFEE is my fav.. but… I could do LESS and sugar.. uh sweet tooth!
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  10. Wahoo!! Get it girrrlllll 🙂

    I have a wedding in SC this weekend so am waiting til I come back to start my 10-day xo
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