I was introduced to AdvoCare in August 2011. Though I believed in the products and knew what they could do from seeing people’s results around me, I was not a consistent product user besides AdvoCare Spark®. I loved the way I felt when I took AdvoCare Spark®, but I still knew I was not getting the most out of the products. As I continued working as a paramedic, I continued to pack on the pounds. I began school in January 2012 working on my Doctorate of Chiropractic. Even being surrounded by individuals who are very health based and nutrition oriented, I was still not fully committed. I was tired of lying around and being sedentary. All I would do is sit around my apartment and study or watch TV. I never did anything active.
Fast forward to January 2013. I decided with the help of my roommate that I was going to make a change. Even though I started a 24-Day Challenge™ weighing in at 278.8 lbs, I can assure you this was not my heaviest. This was simply the heaviest I had ever been when I stepped on a scale. I had tried diets before and had short term success. This time was different. I decided I was not going to do another “diet,” instead I was going to change my lifestyle. I had to start making conscious decisions about my health. I knew that as a future Chiropractor, I would not be able to have conversations with my patients about weight control and weight management if I could not apply what I was telling them.
After my first 24-Day Challenge™, I was down 10.1 pounds. I was excited, but practical. I knew the weight had not gone on overnight, nor would it all fall off after one 24-Day Challenge™. Since January, one thing has remained consistent (besides the weight loss): I have not missed a day of my AdvoCare products.
Throughout my process, I have hit plateaus. With the help and motivation from my roommate, I have tried several different workouts to find the one that was the best fit for me. No matter what obstacles I have faced or how bad I have wanted to skip a day working out, I have never lost track of where I am going. There is still work to be done, but in just over 6 months, I am down over 56.2 lbs and have dropped 3 pant sizes. I have more energy and am much happier with where I am today, than I was 3 years ago.
Note: Personal testimonies reflect individual experiences and are not necessarily typical of the results you may obtain. Weight loss varies with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns and exercise. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or nursing, AdvoCare recommends that you consult your healthcare professional before starting an AdvoCare product regimen.