Organize Your Way to Weight Loss Success | Part 3

Happy Sunday y’all! Hope you are absolutely CRUSHING your All-In Challenge! We are THROUGH the cleanse phase and on to MAX it out! The next 14 days (and beyond) is where your body has been cleansed of all the “gunk” you’ve put in it and is now ready for optimal nutrition absorption. While it’s called a 24 day challenge…it is truly the beginning of a healthier lifestyle.

I’ve said it before, but just as a reminder: This Advocare “thing” is not a diet. It’s choosing to live a healthier lifestyle. One based on solid nutrition, exercise and optimal supplementation. It’s not a magic pill. It’s not a fad diet. It’s a lifestyle thing. A better version of you “thing”.

Just to re-cap: Back in October, we had our second baby. With our first, the weight just kind of came off. So long as I wasn’t over eating or eating complete crap, it came off gradually. At the end of year 1 (thanks to nursing!) I was actually 10 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. That naturally came back after I stopped nursing, but really, I didn’t have much trouble having the weight come off.

Enter baby #2. Totally different situation. I weighed in on D-day (delivery!) at 230 pounds. I can’t even tell you what that felt like, but I’m sure you can guess. We gave birth to a beautiful and healthy 9 pound 11 ounce baby, and I walked out of the hospital 3 days later at 218.8 pounds. Thanks, water retention…

Anyway, I ate fairly normal, save a few sweet and savory treats brought over by some dear friends, and on November 4th, exactly 4 weeks after giving birth, I was still at 210. I hadn’t actually lost any weight in over 2 weeks and frankly, I started freaking out a little bit. On November 4th, I started my 1st 24 Day Challenge.

I had great results from my first challenge and went from 210 to 195. The most important part was that it gave me hope–hope that I could lose the weight. Hope that I wasn’t going to be exhausted all the time–both from the tired baby and from carrying all the extra weight around. I felt like I had gotten my energy back. The energy led to planning meals, planning meals led to healthier eating, healthier eating led to weight loss.

Fast forward to January 7th, I joined the All-In 24 Day Challenge with about 100,000 other Americans (so did my skinny hubby). I’m happy to report BOTH of us lost additional weight, gained energy and lost inches. I don’t know how my hubs lost inches, but he did. Primarily in his stomach.

Here are my results, from November 4th to present (the time I’ve been eating clean & on Advo products):

Lost: 22 pounds (that’s 42 total, for those of you keeping track!) & over FIFTEEN inches (6″ on my waist, alone).

24 Day Challenge 2 24 Day ChallengePS. I’m 5’11”

Overall, I’m thrilled with my results so far and I feel really confident that I can meet my goal of hitting my pre-pregnancy weight by the 6 month mark. That may not sound all that exciting for some of you, but coming from the woman who gained 60 pounds with both babies–it’s a huge accomplishment to me.

Disclaimer: Always work with your coach to follow your own personalized plan. This is just how we set up our plan—everyone has different needs and different goals. Note: I’m nursing so my plan may look a little different from yours if you are not! My husband is following the MNS E plan, but our meals are exactly the same. I did not include information about the supplements (i.e. MNS packs, OmegaPlex, etc., just the food planning ☺).

Week 3 Prep (Monday Start):

For this week, all of these steps should be completed on Sunday.

Step 1—Set up all supplements ahead of time. I set up the 24 Day Challenge for myself and for my husband, so I pre-bagged all the supplements & powders and labeled each one (because I know how much being prepared makes a difference in this challenge. When I’m not prepared, I bend the rules, and when I bend the rules I’m only cheating myself out of success.).

24 Day Challenge Prep

Step 2—Plan all meals. ALL. Including snacks. Even if it’s as simple as bagging up muscle gain shake powder, DO IT. I labeled mine with a sharpie and added them to my supplement bags.

Meal Planning - Calendar Watermarked

Step 3—Grocery Shop. Nuff said.

Step 4—Cook / Clean veggies / Pack lunches. Make the week as easy as you can.

Step 5—If you work outside the home, make sure you pack your shaker and water consumption vehicle ☺ We have 4 (2 for each of us—one for home and one to take to the office). I wash all 4 each night.

You can purchase my meal planning worksheets at: http://shop.prettywellorganized.com/MealPlanning

Here’s the Game Plan:

Day 13: Monday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: Spark, Catalyst, Fiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Greek Chicken Salad

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash {skip the salt & cheese!}

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

End of Day 13 Notes: Pack meals 2-4 for tomorrow.

Day 14: Tuesday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: SparkCatalystFiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Greek Chicken Salad (again! I will be making a big batch)

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Buffalo Turkey Meatballs & Cooked Spinach

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

End of Day 14 Notes: Pack Meals 2-4 for tomorrow

Day 15: Wednesday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: SparkCatalystFiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Enchilada Chicken Mango Salad (Make ahead for today & tomorrow)

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Mina Harissa Chicken & Butternut Squash

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

End of Day 15 Notes: Pack Meals 2-4 for tomorrow

Day 16: Thursday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: SparkCatalystFiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: See Wednesday

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Thai Chicken & Mango Fried Rice

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

End of Day 16 Notes: Pack Meals 2-4 for tomorrow

Day 17: Friday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: SparkCatalystFiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Leftovers

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Taco & Quinoa Salad

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

Day 18: Saturday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: SparkCatalystFiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Leftover City. I know, super fun. BUT! Great way to clean out the fridge before tomorrow.

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Turkey Chili

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

Day 19: Sunday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: SparkCatalystFiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Clean Eating Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: SparkCatalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Crispy Chicken Dippers & Salad

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain Shake

End of Day 19 Notes: Pack Meals 2-4 for tomorrow!

Congratulations! You’ve completed week 3. Give yourself a big pat on the back. By now I’m guessing you’ve found great energy, more mental focus and feel all around like a better version of you. The weight loss is a bonus, right? You are a rockstar friend. Keep up the great work, stay focused on progress and stick to it. You will finish out these 24 days strong and be on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Go get it Champions!

Wendy

PS. If you want to work with me, you can join my team here. I would LOVE the opportunity to work with you 1:1 to help you achieve your goals. There is HOPE. You can do this–but you don’t have to do this alone.

PPS. If you are interested in learning about the science behind the products, you can read about that here.

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