Gradually, I've grown not to detest running. Do I like it? No way. But I do it. Faithfully. A few times a week because I know my body benefits the vigorous cardio activity. We try to eat as healthy as possible during the week with a few little cheats on the weekends but I still haven't felt like I'm getting enough fuel to really see results from the gym. So, after seeing the awesome before/after photos of my friend Adrianne, I've decided to try the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. (10 day cleanse, 14 days of fat burning and muscle building.) Advocare is a world-class nutrition company specializing in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy and sports performance (www.advocare.com). Essentially, I need to know how to fuel my body properly to get the best performance. I love fruits and vegetables so eating them is not a problem but I needed to understand when and were to to place carbs and fats in my diet so they don't result in a pudgy midsection:)
I'm excited to get started on my challenge tomorrow! I'll be checking in periodically to let y'all know my progress. Day one of the cleanse is supposed to be pretty tough: no working out because you're only consuming fruits and vegetables plus your one gallon of water per day and all the green tea you want. (I'm already drinking a gallon of water a day and aside from a few more trips to the potty, it's no big deal!) After that, you eat a balanced amount of fruits, veggies, fats and (low glycemic) carbs. I'll be posting my before and after photos in 24 days!!