Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Day 1

I’m starting my Advocare 24-Day Challenge today! I’m kind of excited about it. πŸ™‚ It was hard to sleep last night, it almost felt like the first day of school!

I’ve been doing crossfit since January 2015. While I love the workouts and have seen changes to my shape and definition, I haven’t lost any weight since the first month. During that first month I was also doing a Whole30. Needless to say, my lack of progress is due to my eating habits. Unfortunately, my eating habits aren’t terrible. I eat fairly paleo. Usually two meals a day are paleo/primal but sometimes I go off the ranch. Wine, Frito’s, ice cream, these are some of the foods that derail my goals.

In an effort to get back on track I decided to do this challenge. Plus, I have a trip coming up in October and I want my jeans to be comfortable AND cute.

So, here’s the rundown of Day 1:

Started the day with my first Spark. The flavor is Fruit Punch and it is pretty good. It is a little sweet so I use 10oz of water instead of the directed 8oz. I definitely feel mentally sharp. But, I love my morning cup of coffee and decided after 30 minutes to have a cup. Big mistake! I felt like my head was going to bounce off my body! My workout was pretty good though. πŸ™‚

Breakfast

Breakfast is typical of what I eat all the time, three eggs over spinach with salt and pepper. Love it!

Snack number 1 is half a grapefruit.

Lunch

Lunch is this salad. There is a restaurant in town, Almond’s, that makes this great salad with broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers, tomatoes, shredded cheese with a great vinaigrette over a bed of greens. This is my lazy version of it, without the green pepper and a simple dressing of olive oil and white wine vinegar. Two bone in, skin on chicken thighs to add the protein. I also douse it with Frank’s Hot Sauce. Oh man, it is so good. And raw. And an easy way for me to eat two cups of veggies!

Snack number 2 is a small bag of almonds

Dinner is totally off the ranch. I know, it is the FIRST DAY but I had a family get together. Dinner was pretty good, pulled pork, cole slaw, watermelon salad that I made. It was the wine and snacks and desert that were bad. But oh well. This is life.

Snack number 3 was skipped. πŸ™‚

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