Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Advocare 24 Day Challenge- Days 22-24 Results

We did it! 24 days of complete health achieved, and it wasn't even that hard! Admittedly, day 24 (the one where you eat what you want) was my favorite. I still had a meal replacement shake for breakfast before my whole family went to get flu shots. Maddon was extremely worried about this and kept trying to bargain his way out of it. I was the first to get poked so he could see that it wasn't a big deal. Inspired by my lack of tears and general indifference,  he put on a brave face and followed me into his own version of hell. The little dude didn't even cry and later told me that he did it for his brother! Xander went after him and only cried until he was given a cookie ( I think he was so surprised to see one after 24 days, he didn't want to take any chances losing it).  I was so proud, but couldn't help wondering "where's my cookie?". We have a rule in our house that shots of any kind equal ice cream, so day 24 couldn't have landed on a better date. My boys have never experienced the bliss that is derived from a milkshake, so we decided to go to Steak'n Shake after preschool. I had a side salad and the boys ate sliders and apple sauce before we got our shakes. In true Maddon fashion, he ordered the m&m shake and Xander and I chose chocolate covered strawberry. It was double elation in a glass and we didn't even care that we were all seriously sticky when they were gone. We had such a great time together and it was one of those afternoons that made me feel truly grateful to be a stay at home mama.

After our lunch I took the boys over to the liquer store and whipped out the guns for my friend , the owner. He was so excited for me and I was so proud of myself for powering through the embarrassment and staying true to my word.* He even asked to see my abs and I obliged (hussy!) . He also asked me a million awkward questions about stretch marks and bowel movements, but I held strong and answered them all. I'm becoming quite the little business woman.  This is basically what he saw ... and while it may not be a vast improvement, I'm still proud of it and that's nothing to spit at :)

* If you have no idea what I'm talking about please refer to my previous post entitled "Advocare 24 Day Challenge - Days 6-9"

When Jason got home we went to celebrate my achievement with pizza and beer.  It was a great time, but I was excited and bewildered to find that even after 24 days, pizza really wasn't that big of a deal and I didn't even want more than one beer.* Xander, however, was very excited to cram his face with pie after a month of sacrifice, and it was entertaining to watch for sure.

* Probably because I didn't need one. After 24 days of sobriety, one beer got this girl surprisingly tipsy!


 So after 24 days of extreme health, we decided to give ourselves an intense cheat weekend before continuing with the program until Halloween. That was definitely not my best idea ever. This past month has really been an eye opener and it truly changed my relationship with food. It felt weird to fill up with junk and the yucky feeling that followed just further drove the point home. Monday was far from my best day ever and I was so excited for my products to arrive today. This challenge has literally changed my life, the lives of my husband and children and  some of my best friends. Four of us are continuing with the products and I'm really excited to see the transformations! Also, I started taking catalyst and I am sooooo excited to see the results. This little pill is supposed to do wonders for your muscles and really burn the fat. One lady told me that after she started taking it, her thighs never rubbed together again. Now that's speaking my language! Oh, and speaking of language, for the next section on results, I tried to translate everyone's name into another language so they could remain semi-anonymous. It didn't work (they were exactly the same!) so I will be referring to my friends by number (in no order of importance) instead.

All righty, instead of highs and lows, I'm going to give you all what I know you've been dieing for... Results!

  • Team mate number 1 -   She forgot to take measurements, so that part will remain a mystery. But she lost ten pounds! Awesome work mama! Keep it up and you will be back to pre-baby weight in no time! I am so proud of you!
  • Team mate number 2 -  She lost 6 pounds and a total of 7 3/4 inches! You are a rock star and just don't know how much it means that you took this journey with me! I am so excited for you and I just know you are going to reach all of your health goals!
  • Team mate number 3 - She lost a whopping 14 pounds and 18 1/2 inches! What a powerhouse! She didn't cheat, not even once and it shows! Looks like we will be bikini clad and cruising the aisles of kings' even sooner than we expected! Go get it girl!
I haven't gotten results from the other members ( I think they may be shy, because they don't know me very well) and I was too impatient to wait, so I guess their results just won't be included in this post. However, I need to thank all of you ladies so much for doing this with me!!! I know that some of you thought that I was/am slightly crazy and mainly just did it to support me, and I so appreciate you. I hope that you are all happy with your results and continue on your path (what ever it may be) to health and happiness.

Now, for the part I am most nervous about (its not every day that a girl posts pictures of herself in skivvies online), my results...

I lost 5 pounds and 4 1/2 inches. I am down one pant size and I finally am steady on my way to muscular definition and super human strength :)

From the back

 From the side

From the front

I'm still not quite there, but I'd say I'm well on my way. I cant wait to see the transformation another month adding the catalyst will bring! Until next time, eat your carrots and breath in that air. Life is good!


  1. Dang, look at those abs! Woot woot!! You look awesome! I am so proud of you for sticking with it and kicking that cleanse's ass! I reeeeeeaaally hope you'll keep blogging for the second part (you should just keep blogging in general, you're such an engaging writer and your posts are so motivating)! A+

    P.S. That part about the liquor store guy is seriously so hilarious. I can just imagine him (wait, which one is it, the older guy or the cute happy guy?) asking to see your abs! Haha! I hope he was sufficiently impressed!

    1. hahaha, it was older guy, not smiley guy. I should really find out their names, sheesh. I will definitely keep blogging. Thanks for the excellent grade. I know you don't just "give" those out, so it means a lot to me :)