01/16/18: Two Weeks In!
I’m still somewhat shocked that I’m actually enjoying cooking! I’ve turned into one of those folks who post pictures of their meals ☺️. Does anyone need to see an image of last night’s dinner? No. But do I still share? I do!
Meals are more of a social thing for me, so cooking for one (my dog Crosby doesn’t count) has often left me to eating easy, convenient, & rarely health oriented.
While many goals focus on weight loss & exercise, mine is solely on overall healthier habits…. weight loss will be slow, exercise even slower….. but I’m heading in the right direction! My big discovery last week was substituting veggie spirals for pasta – where have I been?????? Totally satisfying, and best of all? EASY!
And the Advocare community? So supportive! Yesterday, a friend shared a link to a fellow blogger for 100 Advocare friendly (read: balanced) recipes! I will definitely be trying a few this week!
Here’s the link: JennyCollier – 100 recipes and yes…some pics of meals from last week!
12/31/17: A New Year & New Opportunity!
2017 had its fair share of challenges… well, isn’t that true for every year? What started out as one of the best health years since my cancer diagnosis, things quickly changed mid-year with blood clots & lung complications… that’s the thing with cancer… little things become big things and take a lot of time to figure out and redirect treatment.
I’m thankful to report that my health is steadily improving… energy is returning and I’m managing new limitations in stride! With my handy dandy portable oxygen concentrator in hand, I’ve been able to slowly reintroduce exercise with walking around the property… not terribly far or fast, but every day is an improvement!
A week or so ago, Advocare introduced a new challenge for the new year – it’s called AdvoCare One/80 – the focus isn’t necessarily on losing weight – it’s about lifestyle transformation – something I’ve been learning on a different level the past few years! My daughter & son-in-law decided to participate and I’m joining in on the challenge too! Advocare is offering great incentives – 1st place is $25,000! Sure, money is always great, but I’m working towards better health…fewer pounds to lug around, less stress on this 5’3″ frame (I’ve shrunk!), and supporting my daughter as she does the same.
Interested? Check out the website: www.advocareone80.com<<
The process of stepping out behind the mask can create a bit of anxiety…if you’re looking to yourself as the project manager!
Last Fall my daughter was introduced to AdvoCare nutritional products – to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t remotely interested. On the other hand, she was beyond excited. I immediately fell into “skeptical mom mode” – I didn’t know anything about the products, but without research, I quickly bucketed the product and business opportunity into “if it seems to good to be true…” category.
In addition to discernment, I prayed for an open heart and mind. God answered so quickly! I confessed my skepticism to a close friend and she said, “Oh! They’re have great products! My son has used their products for over three years” Voila…confirmation….and my daughter’s first retail client!
At the time, life was on chaos overload. An already stressful job became more stressful with new management, a new group, and a new system implementation. I’d also volunteered to serve at an upcoming Women’s Emmaus Walk in mid-October. In the accounting world, the first two weeks following the end of a quarter are particularly taxing, including incredibly short deadlines.
It wasn’t too difficult to recognize serving 70+ women might be a bit challenging if I was exhausted! What to do? Fine. I’ll try that AdvoCare Challenge thing – but it has to be SIMPLE!
Simple was an understatement – I quickly came to see what the fuss was all about. By the second week and in spite of long days at the office, I was feeling more energetic than I had in years! I completed the 24-day challenge with ease – I had no idea how much better I could feel…with just core products I lost 14lbs and served women on the Emmaus Walk with energy-filled enthusiasm!
The AdvoCare Journey doesn’t end there – actually it’s just getting started…stay tuned to see how mightily God is working in my life. My focus is on Him – and let me tell ya’ – He’s the perfect project manager!