Hello, how are you? I wanted to share my success story with you all.
I had heard of Advocare before, but at the time I was only about 10lbs overweight. I had just had my first child, and all and all, I had my weight under control. That does not mean I didn’t try every diet plan in the book. Gluten free, paleo, HCG, Slim fast, et cetera….. I tried it all looking for a quick fix or the perfect diet. I never found it.
Then I had my second child, and gained about 30lbs while breastfeeding him. I was never told that you could gain weight while nursing, but that is what happened.
Then, I became pregnant with baby number 3. I was now obese, and pregnant. After I had her, I was around 50lbs heavier, and very unhappy with my body. I was also very busy, and very stressed. I found out I was pregnant with our third after my first semester of graduate school. I am also a part-time photographer, so I felt like I was drowning and only getting bigger.
I was desperate, and I tried a product that had a banned substance in it. It was an ingredient that could be dangerous, and I did have some heart palpitations/irregularities while taking it. After discovering this ingredient I stopped taking the product, and everything was fine. I was still obese and unhappy. After the experience with a potentially dangerous product I started searching and researching. This brought me back to Advocare. I was impressed. Not only were the prices comparable to supplements I could pick up at the local vitamin store, they participated in informed choice, and had an actual medical board. I decided to give the products a try. I had already embraced fitness (worked out 6-7 days a week for 30-60 minutes), and wanted to work on nutrition and supplementation. I felt Advocare could be a missing piece for me.
I knew a friend that was an Advocare distributor, and asked about getting started. I ordered the 24 Day Challenge. I lost 15lbs during the challenge. I bought some MNS-E, more Spark, and catalyst to continue with Advocare. The extra energy also led to me taking my fitness up a notch. I started doing couch-to-5k 6 days a week, and then ran my first 5K on Father’s Day weekend this year. I decided to train for a half marathon. I ran a 10K in between that. Then I ran my first half marathon in 2:10:14. My goal was to finish in 2:20-30. I blew past that goal. I signed for another half marathon, and beat my first time at 2:4:44. My plan is to sign up for a Marathon at the end of Spring next year, and train during the Winter. I feel like Advocare products helped with the energy I needed to get out and run. Not only that, I still workout 6 days a week for 3-60 minutes.
How much weight did I lose? Well, I lost 61lbs so far in a span of 6 months. I lost all of the weight I put on from ALL three of my children. I am no longer obese. I am 10lbs overweight. I am not done yet. My goal is to get to 145lbs. This would no longer make me overweight, and I truly feel this is an attainable goal. I am also moving into my final semester of graduate school, and no longer feel defeated. I am proud of me, and my body. I am proud of my abilities. I am a better mom…. I am teaching my children to be healthy and active. I can also wear just a sports bra and fitness tights for the first time EVER.
Advocare really helped on this journey. and I hope that my story can help others on their journey.