A yogis view on a 24 day Advocare challenge.
I ❤️ food + fitness.
I wrote my college essay on soybeans.
In college preferred yoga over a nap.
This summer I wasn't feeling my best + wanted to reset my habits 🍷🍫. I kept seeing posts from my my friend Natalie, about her experience with this challenge 🍉💪 (24 days no white bread, dairy, alcohol & sugar). I was drawn to her hard work ethic & passion! I didn't do much research. I chatted with her + just jumped in. I've never done a diet, regimented food or fitness plan but always enjoy trying new things. Something was drawing me in I thought "Yes, why not!"
During it I tried new recipes, ate a lot more meat, then cut back on meat (I 💚 veggies). I enjoyed planning + prepping my food! Cheated a bit at a wedding + other occasions 🙈
Nat provided a workout of the week & encouraged I add more strength training into my routine (something my sister has been saying forever!) I loved mapping out my different type of workouts + changing my habits to incorporate more time lifting weights💪. I registered for TeamTRAIN at Republic Fitness - small group training. There I gained knowledge + feedback on form. Giving me more balance than just yoga & pilates 🙆
I discovered I don't like taking pills. Hate swallowing them + taking multiples. Also not a huge fan of protein shakes but did love the fiber powder mixed with 🍌 & peanut butter.
Overall grateful for trying something new. Enjoyed adding in weight lifting + more small meals. Gained 1 lb of muscle 👍Reinforced my 💚 for food as nourishment + dislike for supplements & product. This journey taught me so much +I look forward to continuing to be the student as I try new experiences + learn more about food + wellness.
If you are interested in trying this Advocare challenge or other Advocare products, you can chat with Natalie at N.camerlengo@gmail / https://www.facebook.com/natalie.camerlengo.