It was 2012 and my two little twinsies were approaching 7 months old. I was tired. And overweight. And did not have a great self-image of myself. I was really just sick and tired of feeling the way I did. But I felt like I couldn't get out of the fast food, on the go eating/lifestyle I had developed since having my children and going back to work full-time. I had a friend recommend I try out Advocare to give me a jump start. I was skeptical at first...how could this stuff work better than anything else I tried? But, I really needed the motivation and accountability that Advocare provided in the beginning to get my health on track! I did a 24 Day Challenge which was a way to clean out some of the toxins/junk in my body and start following a structured healthy eating plan. In my first challenge I was able to lose 10 pounds and 12.5 inches. The immediate results were a great motivator! Also, the amount of energy I got from using products was unmatched!
I continued using products and kept at it, doing a 24 Day Challenge every 60 to 90 days, which really helped me stay on track. I also, worked my way up to getting to the gym and working out several times a week. I was living in Columbus so I found an amazing place to work out - Melt Hot Fitness, and it really helped to change my body. Between finally focusing on proper nutrition (skipping the McDonalds, Steak & Shake, Wendy's, etc) by planning meals, grocery shopping from the fresh produce section primarily and taking various supplements from Advocare my health has never been better. I was worried when I moved from Columbus and the routine I had built, but I am very thankful that I have found a great, welcoming place to workout and continue on my quest to remain fit and healthy in my new home. I now work out regularly and teach group fitness classes at Fit for Life Fitness Center in New Riegel. I am also working on getting my personal training certification in order to keep up with Group Fitness and helping out others!
It didn’t happen overnight, but since my journey started I have lost 40 pounds and dropped 5 pants sizes. I now have 100x more energy, have a very healthy and nutritious diet that I love. I have also been able to incorporate regular exercise which has helped me build a lot of lean muscle too, which helps me to feel even more empowered! If you have any questions about diet, exercise or changing your lifestyle feel free to reach out to me. I am definitely not an expert, but just a regular person that went through a positive lifestyle change. If you have any interest in learning more about Advocare, you can click here - Danielle's Adovcare Site or ask me about it!
Thanks to everyone that has been so supportive during the last few years. With so many changes....kids, job, moving, etc, I wouldn't be in such a great place without my wonderful family and friends.