AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge: Complete!

I made it through the 24 Day Challenge and I’m super proud of myself! Granted I’ve had a few set backs, but overall I came out with a healthy outlook on life, which is exactly what I was looking for. I will say that this last week was the hardest. I just sort of “gave up” on some days. I wasn’t prepared all week. So it’s been interesting!

If you’d like to read my two other recaps, you can go here for the Cleanse Phase and here for the first week of the Max Phase. Fun fact, I’m getting baby muscles!

Baby Muscles

Max Phase, Week 2

Day 18: Thursday
I woke up quite nervous, to be honest! I was afraid to weigh myself because I kind of fell of track the past week. Once I got the weigh in over with, I felt awesome. Lots of energy, feeling full and happy! I did not eat super healthy today (two frozen meals) because I wasn’t prepared and had to work a 15-hour day again. Preparation is key, guys!

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements
Breakfast: MRS shake (slowly throughout the morning)
Snack: Spark
Pre-lunch: MNS Supplements
Lunch: MNS Supplements; Frozen Trader Joes Chicken Tikka Masala
Snack: Spark; almonds
Dinner (early – around 4 because there’s no microwave at the tennis club I worked at last night): OmegaPlex; Frozen Trader Joes Chicken Tikka Masala
Snack: Cookies and Cream Quest bar and LOTS of water. I was bored and was feeling threatened by the Dairy Queen next door. 😉

Workout: None 🙁 Whoops

Day 19: Friday
I woke up in a great mood. I slept pretty well the night before (even though it took me awhile to unwind after work) and had a little dance party with myself getting ready for work. Thank GOD for these meal replacement shakes, because I have been taking forever getting ready this week. Doing my makeup, doing my hair, dancing to Backstreet Boys … I don’t know what has gotten into me! So much energy, so much happiness. 🙂

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements
Breakfast: MRS shake (slowly again)
Snack: Spark and almonds
Pre-lunch: MNS Supplements
Lunch: MNS Supplements; Ground turkey with black beans and guacamole
Snack: S’mores Quest Bar
Dinner: Chipotle Salad

Workout: Biker Chicks cycling class and a two-mile walk!

Day 20: Saturday
Long day of work ahead so I got up and worked out before! Didn’t do so hot on the eats this weekend, though.

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements
Breakfast: Herbalife Chocolate Cake Batter Shake
Snack: Spark
Lunch: (forgot all my supplements) Hamburger with ketchup, mustard and pickles; small bag of doritos
Snack: Spark
Dinner: Three pieces of cheese bread with marinara sauce, two pieces of Papa Murphy’s thin crust pizza (whoooooooops)

Workout: Arms/back/shoulders; 10-minutes stairs; Standing all day at an event (does that count? ha)

Day 21: Sunday
Another bad day of eats … and long day of events …

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements
Breakfast: MRS
Snack: Spark
Lunch: Hamburger with ketchup, mustard and pickles, small bag of doritos
Snack: Spark
Dinner: MNS Supplements I forgot about and OmegaPlex; Chipotle salad

Workout: 3.1 miles between treadmill, elliptical and stairmaster

Day 22: Monday
Another day, here we go! I woke up today feeling bloated from all the crap I ate this weekend. I was very snacky by the end of the day – long night at work will do that to you!

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements; Spark
Breakfast: MRS
Snack: Almonds
Lunch: Turkey burger patty, 1/2 cup hashbrowns, ketchup/mustard, pickle and some strawberries
Snack: Carrots & guac
Dinner: Small amount of leftover ground turkey, salsa and refried black beans
Snack: 90-calorie Quaker Oats bar, banana, strawberries, 1 TBSP peanut butter

Workout: Legs, legs, legs. 6 a.m. workout, baby!

Day 23: Tuesday
Almost done! As much as I like these chocolate MRS, I’m about ready for them to be over. I woke up with a stomach ache today (because I ate like a pound of strawberries before bed last night). I really need to get my act together these last two days. I’m so afraid I’m going to see a gain in the scale on Thursday when I weigh in after this past weekend! I know I shouldn’t be so worried about it, but I am.

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements
Breakfast: MRS (slowly … just wasn’t feeling it today. It took me almost two hours to drink the thing haha)
Lunch: Alllllll the supplements; Turkey burger patty, 1/2 cup hashbrowns, ketchup/mustard, pickle and a banana
Snack: Spark; carrots and guac
Dinner: Turkey burger patty, 1 cup of hashbrowns, ketchup/mustard and a pickle
Snack: Frozen yogurt with candy …

Workout: 4-mile walk – slow paced, but at least I got out and did something!

Day 24: Wednesday (LAST DAY!)
I’m feeling pretty hard on myself today. I woke up feeling bloated from the dairy last night and a little discouraged. I’m nervous for the scale tomorrow, I’ll be honest. I’m just so excited I lost the weight that I’m afraid it’ll all be back tomorrow!

What I ate:
Pre-breakfast: MNS Supplements
Breakfast: MRS
Snack: Banana and Spark
Lunch: Two tacos (hard shells, taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce, olives and salsa) and a brownie. Work lunch because we have a full-day event happening on campus
Snack: Spark; Quest chips
Dinner: Chipotle salad

Workout: Arms workout!

Final Day

This week’s results:

  • Weight: Up .4 🙁
  • Inches lost: -1.5

Here are my final results!

  • Total Weight Lost: 4.2 lbs.
  • Total Inches Lost: 4 inches
  • How I’m feeling: Pretty good! I’m a little disappointed in the Max phase – not AdvoCare, but in myself. I just fell off the wagon and got distracted. I wasn’t prepared. BUT I’m feeling better, I finally got down past the plateau and I’m working out harder! While I definitely was hoping for some more dramatic results, I need to remember that I’m small already and it’s harder for me to lose weight. Either way, it’s over and I’m having a coffee, dammit!

Coffee

Linking up with Amanda!

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