The 24 Day Challenge Begins!

Welcome to the 24 Day Challenge! Meet our contestants :) I asked each of the girls & RJ to share 3 things for this challenge.

1 – What is your goal for this challenge?
2 – Where do you hope to be at the end of the challenge?
3 – What do you think is going to be the hardest part?

Contestant #1 ~ Kat • AdvoCare 24 day Challenge

Meet Kat (aka Lemon!). As a fittie who has fallen off the wagon lately, I want to get back on the bandwagon! What better way to do it than a 24 day AdvoCare challenge! It takes 21 days to make a habit and this girl is ready to re-make clean eating a habit!

My goal for this challenge is to really focus on clean eating. I’ve been doing a horrible job of not eating healthy lately and making up lame excuses for it. By the end of the challenge, I’d like to be 10-15lbs lighter and down a few inches in my waist. The hardest part for me is going to be week 1 – the cleanse phase. Going cold turkey on bad habits and cleansing my body is going to be a challenge but I’m ready!

 

Contestant #2 ~ Teri • AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

Hailing all the way from Connecticut, Teri is an aquatics instructor in her final months of school for surgical technology. She’s an avid Braves fan and likes to shop. Her biggest challenge is her schedule, she works long hours, goes to school and finishes up her day in clinical.

 

Contestant #3 ~ Lilly • AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

A college senior 2 weeks out from graduation, Lilly has been kicking butt at losing weight this past year. She’s currently lost over 50lbs and I’m anxious to see what this challenge is going to do for her!

Lilly: My goal for this challenge? This is a hard thing to describe, but basically I want to jump start my body. I have been overweight my entire life. I have been told countless times how if I lost the weight, how much prettier or more successful I would be. I like who I am. I am comfortable in my own skin, but not when I am in a bathing suit. I have tried to lose the weight for a long time. I work out, I cut out sodas, but it never seems to do much. In August of 2012, I weighed a tear jerking 325. I have since lost 50lbs because of some gastrointestinal issues. Now, I have plateaued and now I need something to get me back in that weight loss mode. I am hoping this system will do just that.

By the end of the challenge, I hope to be smaller in the waist and hopefully I’ll have lost some of my stubborn belly fat. I want to slim down about 3-4 sizes. I know that seems drastic, but I am sure that with AdvoCare and exercise it is possible. I just have to stick with it :) Mentally, I want to be happier. I want to feel more confident about myself, my body and I hope people will notice the difference. Losing 50lbs and keeping it off has been a struggle, but after hearing people say how much better I look it makes the struggle worthwhile.

The hardest part of the challenge for me will probably be the first part, the cleansing. It’s the day after Easter and do you know what that means? Half off candy. I have a enormous sweet tooth. I guess that its better now though, because now I can prove to myself I have the will power to do anything. Another issue will be the water intake… it recommends your weight divided by 2 and that is how many fluid ounces you need to consume each day. I will have to pee quite often…. and of course this will be during exam week…just my luck :)

 

Contestant #4 ~ Britni • Paleo

Meet our Chuck-town contestant! An avid runner and nursing student, Britni will be doing 30 days of Paleo eating. As a nursing student, she works long hours in clinical lab and comes home to study. Her biggest challenge has been eating on the go and late at night.

 

Contestant #5 ~ Michelle • Whole30

All the way from Idaho, Michelle will be doing Whole30! She’ll be guest posting each week about her journey. She brings a completely different perspective to the crew :) A mom of two, crafter, couponing queen and foodie, she will be sharing her weight loss struggles with us. Check out her blog at michellephilippi.com! She makes some AMAZING cards :)

 

The Competition! ~ RJ

Meet RJ :) In December, he decided to make a lifestyle change. He began focusing on clean eating and working out. Since December, he’s lost over 40lbs putting him quite a bit in front of us. He’ll also be guest posting and sharing about his weight loss.

RJ: My goal for this challenge is to loose about 1-2 lbs. a week. I have been on a diet since the beginning of the year, which has been going well for me. If I were to describe the diet I use, I would describe it as a modified Atkins diet. I eat mainly protein and fats, and I track all that I eat in MyFitnessPal (I limit carbs). I try to stay under my calorie limit of 1,880 calories a day, regardless of if I have worked out or not. I also weigh myself everyday this helps keep me focused on loosing weight. As far as working out goes, I try to workout 3-4 times a week for 1-1.5 hrs per workout. I lift weights and do 30 minutes of cardio after my lift session. I like to walk at an incline of 9-10 degrees at 3.5 mph. I want to maintain these habits that I have developed over the last few months.

I don’t have a specific goal weight in mind. I just want to like how I look when I see myself in the mirror. I do have a number in my head that I think I would look good at, but that doesn’t mean I will like how I look when I get there.

The hardest part for me has been my schedule. I am currently in my first year of medical school. Last semester, I was able to balance school and my workouts pretty well. I hopefully will be able to do the same this semester. (To give you an idea about his school schedule, they fit a normal college semester’s worth of material into 3 months.) I did have a lot of cravings early in my diet, but after some time, most of those have gone away. One thing I have realized since beginning my diet is how much you really DO NOT need to eat. I won’t say it has been easy cutting back, but once you get a good eating plan in place that you like, it isn’t that bad.

 

What is the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge?

AdvoCare is a great company. I am typically skeptical about “weight-loss” programs, but after seeing the results with two of my cousins I decided to try it. The program focuses on the holistic approach. Riding your body of toxin build up is the first phase. Next, you replace the vitamins and minerals your body has been lacking.

Are you looking to jump start your weight loss? Looking to break through a plateau? Then take the 24-day challenge! This bundle features everything you need to get you going toward your next goal. You can order it from me if you want to try it! Simply click the AdvoCare button on the right side of the page.

Each 24-Day Challenge Bundle includes:

  • One box of Herbal Cleanse-Citrus
  • One bottle of OmegaPlex®
  • One box of AdvoCare Spark®-Mandarin Orange
  • One box of AdvoCare Spark®-Fruit Punch
  • Your choice of one box of Meal Replacement Shakes – Chocolate Mocha, Chocolate, Vanilla, Berry or Vegetarian Dark Chocolate
  • Your choice of one box of MNS® Max 3, C, or E

 

My lovelies! We need you :) Cheer us on this first week :) Drop us a line with your weight loss tips and tricks!

XoXo!

One Lemon Up for A Challenge

 

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