Side note before the post: Starting Jan 11 2016 there is a nationwide AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge! Click through and order your kit for some free goodies. There are lots of us doing the challenge and I will also be hosting Fitbit challenges and more! It’s a great time to try it.
AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results
So here are my results for the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge:
Weight: Starting this challenge, I’m weighed in at 207.5. At the end of the challenge I weighed in at 194.0. That’s a loss of 13.5 lbs and the biggest one month loss I’ve had in, oh, forever. The two weeks of the max phase weight loss was 4.8 pounds, which wasn’t as much as I expected but still really good for me.
I’m really happy with the weight loss achieved especially considering I didn’t follow the challenge 100% by eating out a few times and also getting sick in the middle. 13.5 pounds in 24 days is more than enough for me and it’s really made a difference in how I look and how I feel. That’s a pretty big drop and just what I wanted from a weight loss jumpstart! I’m firmly below 200 and still dropping.
Clothes: Moved out of the size 16s fully into all size 14 clothes with a much better fit. Most of the weight I lost was on my upper half so my shirts look a lot better now without a puffy stomach. While I’m still in size 14 jeans they do fit better and any improvement in jeans was very much welcome since I wear them all the time!
Feeling: I’m feeling so much better and more energetic these days! It helps to not have food slowing me down and making me feel sluggish. The spark and energy supplements definitely help as well as getting in exercise on a weekly basis. I’m super happy to be happy and energetic heading into spring and summer – my favorite seasons!
Compliments: I’ve been told by a few people that I’m looking great and like I’ve lost weight. That was encouraging to hear because sometimes you can’t even see the changes yourself until they add up to something bigger!
Was AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge worth it?
I’ve gotten asked this question quite a few times so far. My answer? YES. Totally worth it for me.
Here’s the thing. You can totally do a challenge on your own and eat healthy and workout and accomplish weight loss. That’s the reason why I waited so long to do this challenge even though I heard about it two years ago. I thought, “That’s a waste of money! I’ll just do it on my own because they aren’t offering anything that special!”
However, there is something about investing in your health that makes you focus more on getting the results you want. At least for me, I put in more effort and work because I paid to do the challenge. It is also designed and tested in a way that helps you get these kinds of results. Most women lose 10 pounds on the challenge and some lose up to 20. Working a proven system can sometimes get you better results than doing it on your own because you know it’s worked before. You know if you follow it you will get the result you want. That definitely played into my mindset and helped me get results.
Cost wise, the challenge is only worth it if you can afford it. If you are struggling financially or in debt, I’d recommend waiting until you have the disposable income to do something like this. That’s just my personal philosophy though because I’m a fan of being responsible financially.
What comes next?
I’m still eating and drinking like I was on the challenge, but a bit looser. For instance, I’ve had half a beer! And I ordered a coffee at Starbucks! Little things that I’ve missed while on the challenge but nothing too crazy. I don’t plan on reintroducing sweets immediately, but probably will have a piece of birthday cake later this month.
I also plan to continue using some AdvoCare products. I’ve got a few other things I want to try out to see if they will work or not. I’ll definitely be using Spark and meal replacement shakes on an ongoing basis. But other than that I plan to just continue eating the healthy food and getting in exercise as much as possible.
I do love the cleanse portion of the challenge so I will also most likely do it again, possibly in six months or maybe after the holidays. I know it’s super effective and leaves you feeling great so it will be in my arsenal to pull out in the future as needed.
This is my impressed face!
AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Thoughts
Overall, I really enjoyed the challenge. It proved to me that I can do this and I can lose weight. Sometimes you get to a point where you lose faith in your ability to do something if it hasn’t happened in a certain amount of time. But the challenge proved to me that I’m fully capable of reaching my 175 goal.
The challenge was actually a really fun experience. I had to get creative with some meals and ideas and habits that I’d gotten used to. I loved going through it with someone, so I recommend doing that if you can. You’ll have a coach which is great but it’s even better if you have someone in your normal daily life completing the challenge with you. It makes it so much easier and also more rewarding.
Another aspect I really enjoyed was inspiring other people. It seems to have a chain reaction effect. I inspired my boyfriend, he inspired his coworker, and it spread from there. It’s nice to have people around you getting healthier because of something you started. Knowing they will live healthier and better lives is super inspiring to me, which completes the whole circl of inspiration.
If you have any questions about the challenge, please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them!
*To get a discount on my Advocare 24 Day Challenge, I signed up with AdvoCare as a wholesale member which also makes me a distributor. You can do the same thing to get a discount here if you want to do the challenge. You can also design your own 24 Day Challenge here.