Saturday, February 20, 2016


Let's talk energy. 
Normally.. Every day between two and 3 o'clock I start crashing. 

It doesn't matter if I had coffee earlier that morning, if I've had a light day of work and shouldn't feel tired, or if I even skipped out on carbohydrates for lunch..  I always feel sleepy and sluggish and tired in the afternoon.  I start yawning like crazy… And I start losing focus on my work or whatever I'm doing.  Do you know the feeling?  I feel like I always become somewhat useless in the mid afternoon.

In the past couple years, I've tried what everyone has tried.  I've tried Redbull, I've taken many a five hour energy shot, i've made sure to take extra vitamins,  i've even tried some other products like plexus sticks, herbalife tea concentrate, and Arbonne fizz sticks - nothing really worked. The ones that did give me a boost of caffeine made my body freak out when it wore off, and then I feel even worse off than when I decided to drink it in the first place - not good.
On average… I can probably drink nearly a pot of coffee before I really start feeling any effects. I guess my body just isn't as sensitive as normal people's to caffeine.

So last month, when I was doing a Dietbet, a lot of people said that they loved Advocare SPARK.  A couple of people offered to give me samples and woman even sent me a box in a flavor that she did not like.   I got samples of the different flavors and decided to give them a try.  I had watermelon, grape, mandarin orange, green apple, and mango strawberry.

It's pretty simple. They come in a little stick package (they also come in a canister), and you mix it with water and drink it.   Some of the flavors I'll probably never try again because they just weren't my thing, but some of the flavors were incredible.   I literally want to drink three or four in a row because they are so delicious.

My favorite flavors are the mandarin orange  (I really love orange and citrus drinks) and the fruit punch (yummmm!)  I actually just made some fruit punch spark about half an hour ago. SO GOOD.

For me, the strange thing about spark that I don't get with other energy drinks, is the fact that I never really feel the energy come on.  It's not like it hits me like a brick wall and then I come crashing down.

It's just, well, one minute I am yawning and getting sleepy and groggy… I drink my spark... and then all of a sudden I have energy again.  It's not enough to make me feel jittery (like phentermine did), but is just the right amount to kind of wake me up, get my head focused, and get me through the rest of the evening or afternoon.

I love the sample so much I decided to sign up without a care so that I can save 20% off of all of my products.  Don't think I'll ever drink another energy drink again after trying spark. It really is the most incredible product.
Signing up as a distributor or hobbyist is just a $79 fee.  That includes three boxes of spark, which are normally $25 each ---  so it's literally like you're buying three boxes of spark to save 20% (or more)  off of everything else for the rest of your life.

If you want to try some spark, let me know and I'm happy to send you a sample.

ALSO -- If you're interested in signing up as a distributor for the discount or to start selling it, please let me know!  I'm willing to bet that if you try spark once, you'll definitely buy again.

Anyways… That's pretty much all I have to say… I just really enjoy the products and I thought I would share with you.  :)  feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

10 Day Cleanse: Results

Soooo.... I decided that this body of mine could use a cleansing! 
So I'm doing the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse. I've done it before and when I really follow it I get great results. 

I did the cleanse in January and lost a total of 7.4 pounds. The weight loss was great and all, but what made all the difference for me was my before/after photo! 😳😳😳 I definitely feel healthier, and less bloated and fatty. 

BEFORE (left): Jan 6th, 2016
AFTER (right): Feb 4, 2016 

So about this cleanse... 
I prefer this one to others because it's not expensive ($36.95) and includes everything you need to complete the 10 days. The dietary restrictions are rough if your used to eating crap but that's why it works. Basically, you need to stay away from sugar, white carbs, caffeine & dairy. 

I've also enjoyed some of their other supplements like Spark (energy drink? and Catalyst which are amino acids that help maintain your muscle mass & help your body burn fat instead of muscle (I've had issues with losing muscle in the past!) 

Also--- with Advocare, you have the option of becoming a distributor for just $79.99. With that comes a 20% discount on products. That $79 also gets you three boxes of spark! YUM! 
I chose to go ahead and sign up seeing as I love multiple products and can now get them at a discount. It's not for everyone but I thought it made the most sense for me. 

In the past, I've had some friends do the cleanse with me & I would love that this time around as well!
If you think about doing it or trying some of the products, think of signing up as a distributor. And if you do, I'll throw in the cleanse for FREE! So $79.99 will get you the distributor kit with 3 boxes of Spark (energy drink), 20% off all your future products, and the cleanse. (Great value if you want to do the cleanse anyways & try the energy drink)

If you want something more extensive, they have a 24 day challenge kit  that pretty much just starts after the 10 day cleanse ends. I have 3 days left of my cleanse and then 14 days of different vitamins and supplements for the other half of the challenge.

I'm very excited and hope to see just as much of a result as I did in January. Stick around - I'll let you know how it goes! 


If you've read here before or even if you haven't, I'll give you a quick recap about me.....
I'm A 27-year-old Oklahoma girl that has been battling with her weight basically since she was like 10 years old. 

I gained weight through my preteen and teen years… I got up to my highest weight, 210 pounds, my junior year in high school. I decided to change it… So I ate salad basically every single day and made sure to walk for an hour every single day after school while on the phone with my friend.  

In 2006, when I got to college, I weighed about 180 pounds.  I got busy with normal college stuff… Drinking my calories instead of eating them… Walking all over campus.. And being busy in general. I got down to about 165 pounds without even trying or realizing. 

I basically yo-yo'd all the way through college. Up to 195, down to 170, up to 185, down to 168, back up to 180, etc. etc. 

After college, in 2013 I sought the help of a doctor because I was desperate to lose weight.  They put me on an appetite suppressant - phentermine. I didn't do much research and I didn't really have much direction but since I got them from a doctor I thought nothing of it. They gave me a TON energy, they helped me eat less, and I began lose weight till I hit my lowest weight of 143lbs (most days I was 145-147). 

Life was good..... Until it wasn't. I wasn't exercising exercising and I was seriously under eating (maybe 500 calories a day for 3-4 months straight) which isn't a healthy combo. 
I didn't think I needed the pills anymore (especially after they made me tweak out hardcore) so I stopped taking them & I managed my weight for a little while and then slowly it just creeped up to where I am now.......Here.
Last fall I was back up to 194 according to my doctors office, and by the first of the year I was down to about 187. I basically gained back the 40lbs that I lost. 

I gained it all back because I 
- stopped eating healthy whole foods
- started eating big, carefree portions 
- started eating out 
- stopped tracking my food 
- started snacking on junk whenever 
- stopped going to the gym 

Gaining and losing weight is a terrible cycle to feel stuck in. 
It's true, I'm overweight. I'm un-healthy. I'm tired of it. Tired of feeling like I live on a never ending loop. I've probably lost & gained The same 45 or 50 pounds every single year for the last 10 years. 
I'm like this giant hamster on this freaking spinning wheel that just doesn't stop, except for breaks of waxy doughnuts, pizza lunchables, & self pity. 

I wanna scream I JUST WANT TO BE FIT ALREADY!!!! That's just not logical though. It's not an overnight thing, it's the rest of my life thing. And if this is going to be for the rest of my life, then I need to get it under control now, before I can't anymore.

So I'm fat again working on getting fit again.....and I hope you will follow me along as I try to get myself to a place where I'm happy, inside & out! I want to get to that girl that Ive always wanted to be..... The girl that loves being active & eating healthy. I want to feel/look awesome & powerful & motivated. That will be me. πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

And to all you out there that have read & followed along on my roller coaster of a journey, I appreciate all the motivation you give me everyday even after me being gone for so long. It's hard to put yourself out there for all to see and you make it easy to do so, so Thanks for that!