What IS Advocare?

Lots of you have heard about it, either through friends, coworkers, family trying the 24 Day Challenge or people promoting products on social media. It’s growing and it’s growing FAST.

With that, I’ve had a few people as me “Well, what IS it though? What does this company do?” So here I am, typing away, avoiding the buzzing of my dryer.

“Advocare is a word class nutrition company specializing in health and wellness”, this is directly from their website. So that’s the gist of their slogan.

Their products break down to four different categories:

  • Performance Elite (workout line. IE Muscle Gain, etc)
  • Well (Fiber Cleanse, Immunoguard, general immune support, etc)
  • Active (the famous SPARK, rehydrate, snack/meal bars, etc)
  • Trim (24 Day Challenge, etc)

Trim is probably the most popular line, as this is where the 24 Day Challenge is categorized. By the way I’m now on day 16 of my challenge and down 13 LBS! Crazy right?! I can’t wait to measure to see the difference in inches, that’s what really counts. Never felt better, and I’m not just saying that cause that’s what everyone says. This stuff is gold. 24 Day Challenge is by far their best selling bundle. I should note that they also have a Skin Care line however, it is soon to be discontinued.

The company started way back in 1993 (it still feels odd to say 93′ was way back). It’s backed by a unprecedented team of doctors, pharmacologists, biologists, and all sorts of other ologists. Giving them 200 years experience combined!

It’s the only product of it’s kind to have national endorsements such as Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, Dallas tight end Jason Witten, they’re also the official sports nutrition partner of Major League Soccer. There’s literally hundreds more, these are just what I can remember off the top of my head.. which we all know is touch and go.

Our products are regularly tested by third party companies to ensure quality and safe ingredients. This also guarantees that the products are manufactured to the highest of standards.

Advocare, for me, also kind of teaches you the basics and fundamentals of eating clean, jump starting a new lifestyle, gives you the tools and supplements to set you up LONG TERM. I didn’t join this program for a quick fix. I joined because I no longer had a choice. I was NOT going to continue the way that I was. I’m also the kind of person that needs to see some sort of instant gratification. Not going to lie about that. I saw people’s success with the 24 Day Challenge and thought it couldn’t be more perfect. I could reboot my metabolism and way of thinking, lose weight faster than I would without the products, and get everything I needed to live an 80/20 lifestyle.

It’s a no risk company as there’s 100% Money Back Guarantee if your not satisfied!

It is also unique in that Advocare provides the opportunity to earn a FULL TIME income if you choose to become a distributor.

As a Distributor you can enjoy the following:

  • There’s 5 ways to earn income through Advocare.
  • Distributors can earn from retail and wholesale earnings.
  • You can join at different entry levels of YOUR choosing.
  • Wholesale customers and Distributors earn an automatic 20% discount the moment you sign on as such.
  • There’s no monthly minimum to meet
  • No auto pay/auto shipping
  • DISCOUNT IS FOR LIFE!

There is a $79 Distributor start up fee, BUT you get 3 Free boxes of Spark with that in your distributor kit which makes your fee essentially only $10. Remember, this gets you a 20% discount for life with your enrollment! Every time you order, it works its way to the next discount level.

If you join my team you get:

  • Step by step guidance in how to get started.
  • Access to a private FB group of almost 3K members who are all in this for the same reason as you are.
  • Help building your local and online presence if you choose to become a Distributor
  • Meal Plans
  • Grocery Lists
  • Recipes
  • Mixers
  • Three way calls
  • Tons more!

I’ve had quite a few people join as a Distributor just to enjoy the 20% discount on products with no intention of selling. This is what we call Wholesale Customers and it’s crazy NOT to make this move.

So these are the basics. There’s so much more to it than that and I can honestly say this has changed my way of thinking and feeling about myself. I’ve made so many friends, gained a second source of income, and changed my health for the better.

If you’re interested in any of the above, PLEASE, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Email me at whiskeysippy@gmail.com, comment below, follow me on Instagram @ WhiskeyinmySippy and DM me there.

Take a look at my Advocare site here at www.advomeg.com.

Be willing to take a chance on yourself. Choose you. You are worth it. You deserve it.

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Paleo White Chicken Chili (24Day Challenge Friendly)

So you know that white chicken chili I briefly mention in my last post? Dudes. I ate that for 3 days straight it was so good!

As promised, I’m now posting the recipe. It’s clean, easy, healthy, AND 24 Day Challenge approved!

Let’s not forget, I suck at measurements 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) corn
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • Roughly 12 or so ounces of salsa verde (I’ve used a small can of green enchilada sauce and it’s equally fab)
  • 16oz organic chicken broth
  • Few dashes cumin
  • Few dashes pepper
  • Few dashes salt
  • Few dashes taco seasoning
  • Garlic. An assload of garlic. Because who in the hell doesn’t love garlic?
  • Cilantro and avocado for garnish. No these aren’t optional.

Drain beans. Throw the rest of the crap in a crock pot and set on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4. Of course you could do this in a dutch oven or pot, I’d let it simmer awhile to let all the flavors mesh but, if you simply can’t resist just get the shit hot.

Then repost the shit out of this recipe because Meg is bomb and so is good food.

That’s it. Literally. How easy is that?!

 

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All In 24 Day Challenge Update

IMG_3629Guys. Holy balls.

It feels like everything’s been moving so fast! I’m on day four of the 24 day challenge and already down SIX LBS! I know I know. I cheated. I’m a rebel. I weighed myself. Some people say to only weigh yourselves on day 11 (first day of max phase) and 25 (morning after your last day of the challenge). But I couldn’t resist. I’m also the kind of person that likes to weigh myself more regularly so I know if the scale isn’t moving, I need to change things up. SIX POUNDS! 

Having a huge support group makes a world of difference. I’m part of a private FB group that’s close to 3K people who are all either doing, have done, or about to do a challenge. Lots are just maintaining the lifestyle etc. But around 200 of us (or more) joined the National All In challenge starting January 11th.

Still want to join? CLICK HERE.

Last Sunday we went shopping to prep for the following week. Got all sorts of goodies and produce that won’t end up just rotting away in the bottom drawer. Imagine that. Crazy talk. IMG_3557

There’s a good chunk not pictured here. Like La Croix to mix with our Spark. That’s an essential. Brown Rice Cakes. PB2 powder. Some other rando’s. We are fortunate in that where we live, there’s tons of fresh seafood that you can just go down to the docks and buy, We also butchered our own cow this year so we have organic, grass fed, hormone free beef that’s insanely lean and fab (that’s what she said).

For dinner one we did a simple stir fry with quinoa. Super quick and full o’ flava’.

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I passed on the quinoa but the fam bam had it and totally approved.

For snacks I’ve been keeping it simple and fresh. The first day was a small adjustment. I think because I was thinking about food so much it was making me hungrier than normal.

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This hits the spot. Sweet baby carrots with some spicy guac. I’ve eating two bags in four days!

Last night for dinn I made a white chicken chili. I honestly just kinda wung it… winged it… wanged it? WTF is the right use? I’m tired. Fuck if I know. I like wang it. Because well wang is a fun word and apparently I’m forever 12 years old. IMG_3630

I promise to post the recipe soon!

I’m a big vagina when it comes to spice, literally pepper makes me sweat like a whore in church, but I made sure to give this a little kick anyways. It clears out your sinuses, keeps you full, and makes you drink a ton of water while eating it.

I brought this for lunch today too. I countered it with some fresh fruit to douse the friggin’ fire that was happening in my mouth. IMG_3638

It’s odd how you can forget how good simple, convenient, fresh foods can be.

Tonight however I lost my mojo and didn’t plan anything for dinner. There was leftovers and, I had my lunch kind of late so I passed on dinner while the fam ate leftovers. Of course, just like Man Friend said, I would sit my ass down for the first time today and wait til everyone was done and say I was hungry. I felt bad proving him wrong so, I decided to be a good girlfriend (I refuse to use the word fiance if you haven’t noticed) and say I was hungry. Turns out what I whipped up real quick is one of my new faves!

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Two eggs and half an avocado on top of Ezekiel toast.

Friggin’ amaze balls.

I feel like now may be a good time for a disclaimer. I’ve NEVER been one to participate in any “diet” program. I’ve never done shakes or weight watchers or any of the latter. Not that I felt there was anything wrong with them, I just knew that eating clean and exercising was the key to weight loss. Simple right? HA! Somehow, maybe with age, shit just wasn’t that easy anymore. Due to health issues, I’ve had to be on a cocktail of medications that caused a hefty amount of weight gain. That combined with shit eating habits and sitting on my ass has put me way outside my comfort zone and makes putting on any pants an aerobic dance that looks similar to Napoleon Dynamite trying to ribbon dance. So I decided what the hell, why not, I’ll try it.

It’s a game changer. The supplements boost your energy, suppress your appetite, keep you full longer,  and get your metabolism going. I’m never hungry. I eat ALL day long. The biggest piece has been the energy for me. I feel like I’ve been a zombie for the last two years. In a fog. Slowly but surely I’m crawling out of it and I haven’t felt this good in I don’t know how long. Not to mention Spark. Ya’ll know my love for spark. I’ve written about it multiple times. IMG_3594

Plus it just looks so damn pretty too, right?

If you’ve ever even been the least bit on the fence… just… trust me. I don’t endorse shit. I don’t promote shit. I’ve never been one to publicly do anything but I started this entire blog simply because of how much this is doing for me, my family, and my friends. Every single person that has joined me on this has been happier for it. If you have any questions, apprehensions, or just want to chat about it please, always feel free to contact me! Email me at whiskeysippy@gmail.com and let’s start that convo!

This. Right here. I can’t make you fight for your own life. But if you can find a way to make the choice for yourself, I can’t wait to help you along the way.

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If you want to take a look at products, shop around, or order your challenge now go to www.advomeg.com now and get to it! It’s such a fun process and I can’t wait for you to join.

Once I get confirmation for your order, I’ll add you to the private FB group I mentioned above and introduce you to a whole new world of people and friends! There’s daily check ins, inspiration, recipes, questions, and SO MUCH LAUGHTER. It’s a great group!

More recipes, updates, and BEFORE AND AFTERS, to come!

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Cereal Moms

You know those FB “On this day” reminders? They can be hilarious or straight depressing.

Yes I love being reminded of when my beasts were just little ones and soft and squishy and stealers of my sleep.

No I don’t need reminded of the bad days, my ex-husband, or even the posts that we’re fake FB happy… I can remember what I was thinking typing them up. Horse shit. Everything is horse shit.

But the other day, this memory popped up. It was both wonderful and humbling.

Me to my big beast- “Hey you, do you know how much I love you?”

Big beast – “Ya, allllll the way to the noon and back. I know. Do you know how much I love you? Allll the way to the sun and back. And the sun is hot. Like super hot. And Its a star. A super hot star. I dunno if night time stars are hot. Becaus its night time. And night time is cold. But anyways, ya I love you a lot. Because you make pancakes for breakfast. Not just cereal. I mean cereal moms are okay. When they’re busy and stuff. And you put cheese on my vegetables sometimes. Which makes them easier to eat. Because they’re kinda gross. Well some of them. Like those pea things? In the wrapper? Pea pods? Ya those. And you dance. A lot. We dance. I like it when you dance. Because you’re a funny dancer. But when you sing… its kind of loud. But that’s okay too. Just not outside. And you let me eat dinner in my underwear. That’s pretty cool. Especially my iron man underwear. So ya, I know mom. And I love you too”. 

GAH can you just let the cuteness sink in?!

It was the sweetest response you could ever hope to get from your kiddo. He was four at the time. He’s seven now and is still one of the sweetest, most sincere, and thoughtful human beings I have ever come in contact with. No idea where the hell he gets it from but, I’m not fighting it.

That was three years ago. I was newly separated from my husband and had just moved back to my hometown. I was terrified. Alone. Jobless. Trying to figure out how in the hell I was going to support two kids. I had been a stay at home mom for the last two years. I was humiliated and desperate. And to be completely honest, I missed my damn husband. The only thing I looked forward to was it being an acceptable hour to make a cocktail, and no, there’s no joke in that. I needed something to numb something. I needed to feel less about at least ONE thing in my life. No,it wasn’t healthy. No, I didn’t give a shit.

I remember laughing at the “cereal moms” comment. But also in the same moment realizing that he had no idea how much his life was going to change. I would be working soon and even though there lives had just changed more than they could possibly imagine, it was about to do another 180. When I finally started working again, I was gone from 7 in the morning until 7 at night. My kids ate three meals out of the day at daycare. I wasn’t even a cereal mom at this point.

This isn’t a “my poor kids had such a rough life” post. It’s not. To be quite honest I hated being a stay at home parent. I enjoyed working. Having a part of my life that was mine. My kids were well taken care of and didn’t go without. They, we, were still very fortunate being a single parent household.

What it really is about is, once I started working again, yes the hours SUCKED. Like big time. Lot’s of suckage. SO. MUCH. SUCKAGE. But with that, something happened. was supporting my household. I was taking care of MY family. My kids did not go without (they weren’t spoiled by any means). I didn’t need to ask for outside help. I was slowly, building my life up on my own, with my own standards, my own agenda, the way that I wanted. After a few years I left that job for one with more flexibility and less in office hours. I’m home before the sun sets. We eat breakfast and dinner at home, together.

I’m slowly working on being home more, working at home. I have Advocare and Blogging to thank for that. But I will always work to some degree. I enjoy it. I refuse to feel guilty for it. No one should ever feel guilty for living a life they’re proud of.

I was finally able to be a cereal mom and let me tell you something, my sons love it just as much as pancakes.

Oh and for the record, I’m a fabulous dancer.

 

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