I Did it….I completed Advocare 24 Day Challenge

Well, I did it! I must say I am pretty proud of myself for this one, I completed my first 24 Day Challenge and I didn’t stray too far from what I was “supposed” to do. I must be honest, even though I sell Advocare products and believe in them, I still wasn’t too excited about starting this cleanse. I had just had a baby 3 months prior when I started the cleanse and I felt like it was still my right to “cheat” just a little, have coffee, a glass of wine, or some sweets since I had already given that stuff up for 9 months. However, I knew deep down that I really need to make a change in my eating habits if I was ever going to jump start my metabolism and lose the bloated feeling that I had to just jump all in and do this….and so I did!

So the day came when I was to begin the challenge, I was annoyed knowing that I was about to give up coffee and most importantly wine for the next 24 days, needless to say I knew I had to start at some point. As, I began the challenge with a less then positive attitude about it, I was pleasantly surprised when by the end of the first day I felt really good and had more energy than I had in a long time. So naturally, this gave me a slight glimmer of hope that the rest of the challenge was going to be a good one.  Yes in the first part of the challenge, called the Cleanse Phase, you do have to have a fiber drink, but in all honesty it tastes pretty good, it is not that harsh on your stomach. Also, in the cleanse phase you drink a ton of water right off the bat in the morning, between the Spark (which was my coffee replacement), fiber drink, and the 8oz of water after the fiber drink I felt like I had a great start to the day with my fluid intake.  The best part about this Challenge is that I got to eat on it, I was not starving myself at all.   I will say though through the first part, I kept waiting for my metabolism to kick up and it really didn’t.

Then I got to the second part of the challenge called the Max Phase is where everything really started to come together for me. It felt like all of a sudden the switch flipped in my body and I was starving all the time. This is when I really started to see the results of everything that I had been doing….eating right, exercising, and of course giving up my beloved coffee and wine….was really a good thing and that I could get my old body back. However, I didn’t weigh myself, take pictures, or measure myself until I was done with it all. Then the day came….it was time for the moment of truth….I am down 5 pounds which puts me with in 5 pounds of my pre pregnancy weight, and I lost 8 inches. I have also attached my pictures, which I feel really speak for themselves.

Overall, I am really pleased with my results, especially not knowing where it was going to take me and what this journey was going to be like. I do plan to do this again, knowing how great it has made me feel, I can’t wait to see what it will do when I am back to working out at 100% . Last but not least, I didn’t really miss my coffee, I have become a convert and I LOVE Spark! Now the wine on the other hand, I can’t wait to have my first drink!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this challenge or any Advocare products. I will be doing another challenge in June, and I would love to have more people join me on this journey!

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I Did it….I completed Advocare 24 Day Challenge

Well, I did it! I must say I am pretty proud of myself for this one, I completed my first 24 Day Challenge and I didn’t stray too far from what I was “supposed” to do. I must be honest, even though I sell Advocare products and believe in them, I still wasn’t too excited about starting this cleanse. I had just had a baby 3 months prior when I started the cleanse and I felt like it was still my right to “cheat” just a little, have coffee, a glass of wine, or some sweets since I had already given that stuff up for 9 months. However, I knew deep down that I really need to make a change in my eating habits if I was ever going to jump start my metabolism and lose the bloated feeling that I had to just jump all in and do this….and so I did!

So the day came when I was to begin the challenge, I was annoyed knowing that I was about to give up coffee and most importantly wine for the next 24 days, needless to say I knew I had to start at some point. As, I began the challenge with a less then positive attitude about it, I was pleasantly surprised when by the end of the first day I felt really good and had more energy than I had in a long time. So naturally, this gave me a slight glimmer of hope that the rest of the challenge was going to be a good one.  Yes in the first part of the challenge, called the Cleanse Phase, you do have to have a fiber drink, but in all honesty it tastes pretty good, it is not that harsh on your stomach. Also, in the cleanse phase you drink a ton of water right off the bat in the morning, between the Spark (which was my coffee replacement), fiber drink, and the 8oz of water after the fiber drink I felt like I had a great start to the day with my fluid intake.  The best part about this Challenge is that I got to eat on it, I was not starving myself at all.   I will say though through the first part, I kept waiting for my metabolism to kick up and it really didn’t.

Then I got to the second part of the challenge called the Max Phase is where everything really started to come together for me. It felt like all of a sudden the switch flipped in my body and I was starving all the time. This is when I really started to see the results of everything that I had been doing….eating right, exercising, and of course giving up my beloved coffee and wine….was really a good thing and that I could get my old body back. However, I didn’t weigh myself, take pictures, or measure myself until I was done with it all. Then the day came….it was time for the moment of truth….I am down 5 pounds which puts me with in 5 pounds of my pre pregnancy weight, and I lost 8 inches. I have also attached my pictures, which I feel really speak for themselves.

Overall, I am really pleased with my results, especially not knowing where it was going to take me and what this journey was going to be like. I do plan to do this again, knowing how great it has made me feel, I can’t wait to see what it will do when I am back to working out at 100% . Last but not least, I didn’t really miss my coffee, I have become a convert and I LOVE Spark! Now the wine on the other hand, I can’t wait to have my first drink!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this challenge or any Advocare products. I will be doing another challenge in June, and I would love to have more people join me on this journey!

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It’s time to EAT CLEAN

It is that time of year when all the holiday parties are over, there are no more big-game parties to worry about…so now it is your time to do something to get back into a healthy lifestyle! So why not join me on February 15th and start the 24 day Advocare Challenge!

What is the 24 day Challenge?

Simply put: it’s a weight loss program…but not just any weight loss program. On the Advocare Challenge program, normal (as in really normal) people have been losing up to 9 inches and 12lbs – in just 24 days.

Sound unreal?

Well, check out a short video that will tell you more.

Interested?

Come check out my site.

I am offering a free week to anyone new to Giant Strides through the month of February. All classes are offered at Windgate Ranch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:45 AM or 9:00 AM. You can sign up on the Giant Strides Website.

See you soon!

Danielle

Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Who’s With Us?

On February 15th, Danielle will begin the Advocare 24 Day Challenge to help get back into shape after having her baby.  Who out there wants to join her?  The Challenge is a great way to help clean up your eating habits, whether you overindulged during the holidays, at the Superbowl, or perhaps ate a little too much candy at Valentine’s Day. 
What exactly is the Advocare 24 Day Challenge? 
Simply put, it’s a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program designed to give your body the jump start it needs to help you reach your goals. 
There’s something for everyone, whether you are looking for weight management, energy, overall body composition, or body wellness.  You will have access to a daily nutrition guide that will help you with water and food recommendations, along with healthy recipes that can be used in conjunction with the challenge food recommendations.
And yes, there is even an app for your phone to help keep you on track.
Let us know if you are interested and Danielle will help to get you set up with everything that you will need to get started on February 15th. 
 
For questions, or to email Danielle, please visit the Giant Strides Fitness website.
 

How Is Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Coming Along?

Well, we are 15 days in to the new year…have you been able to keep up with your new year’s resolution to get/stay fit? 
No? Not sure?
Then, maybe it is time to kick it up a notch and come to boot camp!
We run classes at Windgate Ranch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:45am and 9:00am.
Need another incentive?
Well…for January AND February you can come and experience A WEEK of boot camp for FREE! If you’ve not experienced a Giant Strides Fitness Boot Camp, you don’t know what you’re missing.
So, call us or visit our site at www.GiantStridesFitness.com and get 2015 off to a fit start – you’ll be glad you did!
 
 

Back-School-Fitness

Can you believe it, summer is over and it is time to get back into the routine again.  Now is the perfect opportunity for you to get into your workout routine as well!  As the kids are heading back to school, you can head back to bootcamp with a great special, we are offering a 10 class pass for just $75. Or you can take advantage of our great rates for one month  ($75), two months ($145) or three months for ($200).

 
All classes are offered at Windgate Ranch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:45 AM-6:45 AM or 9:00 AM-10:00 AM.  Windgate Ranch is located just west of the intersection of Bell Rd. and Thompson Peak across from the McDowell Mountain Hiking Preserve.  If you are interested please go to www.giantstridesfitness.com to sign up or you can email me back directly.   
 
Lastly, if you haven’t already done so please like Giant Strides Fitness on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Giant-Strides-Fitness/ .  This will help keep you connected with the other women in class, keep you up to date with upcoming events, and you can post fitness and nutritional questions.  If you have any questions about anything in this e-mail please feel free to e-mail me back and if you have anyone you feel might be interested in any of the upcoming events please pass this e-mail along to them.

Racing Season Is Up On Us – Marathon Training Time

Have you ever wanted to compete in your first half marathon or get a PR in your next race?

Giant Strides Fitness is here to help you achieve your goals! Racing season is upon us, and the San Diego Rock n’ Roll is the next big race to prepare for.

Although the race is June 1st, individual training will begins March 10th and the first group run is March 15th. If you are interested, we offer racing plans for the inexperienced runner all the way to the experienced. For just $150 you will receive a 12 week training plan as well as weekly long runs on Saturday with the group at various locations.

If you already have an idea of a plan you are more than welcome to come join us on long runs for just $5.00 a run, all group runs will begin the March 15th. Please let us know if you are interested in joining our group.

We also wanted to remind everyone of the great special that I am running this month, if you are a new client to Giant Strides you can buy a one, two, or three month membership and get an extra month for free.

So if you have a boyfriend, husband or friend that is looking to get into shape for the upcoming spring and summer months, now is the time to sign up. Please go to our site to sign up: www.giantstridesfitness.com.