Speaking of feeling fantastic in your skin. It's cleanse day 10, and I feel rejuvenated I feel fit and strong. Not once through out the cleanse did I feel hungry, and I worked out every single day, some times twice a day. This experience has been overwhelmingly positive. While I have not been scale obsessing- ie weighing everyday- I will weigh in tomorrow. Regardless of those results, I have no regrets in completing the cleanse and highly recommend the Advocare Cleanse and of course SPARK! (I love, I love it, I love it!) to anyone.
What has the cleanse taught me? The cleanse forced me to reevaluate the way I have been eating. No I don't consume a lot of sugar or carbs on a day to day basis BUT it forced me to become more balanced. It also taught me that I can live without my diet sodas, coffee, and popcorn - no one is more shocked than me. I've gone 10 days without any carbonation or popcorn. It's crazay! Food options on the cleanse are incredibly extensive. Here's a look at some of my recent choices:
|Green Apple with Two Tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter|
|Tilapia, Asparagus, Turkey Bacon, Normandy Blend Veggies, & Brown Rice|
|Chocolate PB2 with Fruit|
|Spaghetti Squash, Grilled Chicken, Normandy Blend Veggies|
|Grilled Chicken, Egg Whites, Bell Pepper, Brown Rice|
|Shakeology Breakfast- Everyday!|
Post Cleanse Diet-
1 Whole Grain
This biggest change I'm going to make is upping my daily calorie intake. While I lost the majority of my 60 pound weight loss aiming for 1200-1400 calories a day, it's time to make a change. This formula is no longer working for me. I have done extensive research on this subject and feel and upped clean and balanced calorie count will be the best formula for my future goals. Skinny Meg did an excellent post on this awhile back which you can read here. Based on my height, weight, age, and activity level, I should be able to consume 1900 calories per day and lose a pound per week according to the formula. However, I'm going to start slow and aim for 1600 calories per day on a work out day and 1400 calories per day on a rest day. Baby steps.
Tomorrow I'll post cleanse results! I can't wait to read about everyone else's experience!
Upcoming on the blog: I've asked Mr. Noel for another guest post, and he's agreed to step back into the spotlight! If you have any questions you'd like for him to answer please comment, Facebook, Instagram, MyFitnessPal, whatever your chosen avenue of communication and will make sure he wiggles those burning questions into his post!
I'm loving my outfit today- I feel like a Rockstar! A Rockstar who is ready for Spring! Oh Yeahs!