Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 21

Well this has been the longest week ever. I’m ready for the weekend. Now hurry up! Here’s my recap!

Day 21
Breakfast:
Coffee w/cream
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake

Snack:
Apple w/almond butter

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
MNS 3 White Packs
Butter lettuce salad w/chicken breast, croutons and ranch, carrots, Watermelon Spark

Snack:
1/2 chocolate chip cookie

Dinner:
The Works Burger from Fuddruckers, fries (split w/a friend)

Activity:
Crossfit-7 min AMRAP: 10 jump squats, 10 sumo deadlifts (50lbs), 10 jumping lunges, 1 min break, 7min AMRAP: 10 jump squats, 10 sumo deadlifts (50lbs), 10 jumping lunges. I did 5 full rounds plus jump squats both rounds. THEN, the post workout workout, 4 rounds: max pullups, 400m run.
Steps-14,839 (7.3 miles)

Thoughts:
Yesterday I hit a new level of crazy with the workouts. Seriously, who does a post workout workout after leg day. Apparently, this girl! We are trying to reach 6,000 miles by Sunday for a contest at work, so any extra is awesome. However, today my legs are dying a slow painful death. Boo. Oh well. I’ll just stretch a lot today!

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 20

Life is out of control! I was stuck in traffic for 30 minutes last night on my way to a Pampered Chef Party! Holy buckets, that rarely happens in Billings. Being in traffic usually means you’re moving slowly, but still moving. I’ve never seen it like that in the 6 years I’ve lived here. CRAZY. I guess there’s a first time for everything. Here’s my recap.

Day 20
Breakfast:
Coffee w/cream
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake

Snack:
Apple w/peanut butter

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
MNS 3 White Packs
Butter lettuce salad w/ranch & croutons, tuna & crackers w/pickles, carrots, fruit punch spark

Snack:
Snickerdoodle Cookie

Dinner:
OmegaPlex
Salad bar from Lucky’s: romaine lettuce, cucumbers, onions, ranch, croutons, cottage cheese, and cucumber, tomato, onion salad (delish!) Then at the Pampered Chef Party I had a small sampling of risotto and a couple apple wedges with a chocolate dip.

Activity:
Steps-10,431 (5.3 miles)
Crossfit-2 rounds: 100 crossovers (25lbs, each side), run 200m, 100 ball to toe (15lbs), run 200m, 100 weighted crunch (15lbs), run 200m in 23:30, then an additional 400m run to make it 1600m

Thoughts:
Today was one of those days where it felt like everything took forever to do. It took forever to get through that workout (though I had a good time compared to the other people), it took forever at the grocery store and I had a very minimal cart, it took forever to get through traffic to get to the Pampered Chef party. By the time I got back home after the party I was spent. I prepared my stuff for the next day and went to bed. My allergies are kicking up something fierce and I’m over that as well. I think I’m going to have to breakdown and get some allergy meds. It’s really getting that bad. We shall see how Day 21 goes.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 19

How am I on Day 19 already! Jeepers it’s going quick. I officially signed up to be an independent distributor yesterday. Go me! YAY! Here’s my recap:

Day 19
Breakfast:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake

Snack:
Apple w/peanut butter

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Pack
MNS 3 White Packs
Butter lettuce salad with tuna, croutons, ranch and a side of baby carrots
Trenta Iced Tea from Starbucks
Salted Caramel Cake Pop

Snack:
none

Dinner:
OmegaPlex
10oz sirloin, baked potato w/sour cream, salad with ranch

Activity:
Crossfit-15 min AMRAP-Sumo High Pulls (45lbs) and Handwalk Pushups (20, 19, 18, 17, 16)
Steps-11,261 (5.2 miles)

Thoughts:
The salted caramel cake pop was a total impulse buy. Whoops. I shouldn’t have had it, but I’m trying not to think about it too much. I had a lot to do and it happened. Oh well. It really could be worse, I could’ve eaten salted caramel cake, like a whole cake, but I just had a little pop instead. Much better. However, I’ve noticed something with desserts. They really do set of a chain reaction of events, and make you CRAVE more and more sugar. It’s really crazy. I’m thinking I need to do a sugar detox one of these days. Yikes. Other than that things are going really good with this challenge. I no longer have issue with eating the same thing for lunch every day as long as I get to make something for dinner that’s different. Let me tell ya, the meal replacement shakes make my mornings so much easier as well. I have a very simple routine in the mornings now with a standard breakfast and lunch. It’s great. I’m hoping that after the challenge the habits continue.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Days 17 & 18

Well life has been insane between volunteering and house repairs, oh and that funny little thing called a full time job. HA! Hopefully this week is the last week for a couple weeks on the house repairs. We shall see. Here’s a recap of the last couple days!

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Day 17
I was volunteering at a barrel race benefit for a member of the community. I cannot ride due to a severe allergy to horses, however, I can type the times into Excel! Go me!
Breakfast:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake

Snack:
White Chocolate Latte

Lunch:
MNS 3 color pack (30 mins prior)
MNS 3 white packs
Cheeseburger, cheetos, water

Snack:
None

Dinner:
OmegaPlex
Papa Murphy’s Garlic Chicken Pizza (3 slices)

Activity:
Steps-5,194 (2.4 miles)

Thoughts:
It’s really hard to move around when you are keeping track of the times, so my steps really suffered for the day. However, it is such a great thing to be able to volunteer for a great community and help any way possible. My diet wasn’t that great either, again though, the proceeds from my cheeseburger went to help the young man with medical expenses. So I don’t regret it one bit.

Day 18
Breakfast:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
Coffee w/cream

Snack:
Apple w/peanut butter

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
MNS 3 White Packs
Tuna with bread & butter pickles, crackers

Snack:
Oreo Brownie Earthquake

Dinner:
OmegaPlex
Arby’s Turkey, Bacon, Ranch Club, fries, Dr. P

Activity:
Crossfit-21 Thrusters (50lbs), 21 Knee to Elbow, Run 400m, 15 Thrusters, 15 Knee to Elbow, Run 600m, 9 Thrusters, 9 Knee to Elbow, Run 800m
Steps-11,957 (6.0 miles)

Thoughts:
Well today’s food was a show. Sheesh. Ice cream sounded amazing as we were working on the house so mom went and got some while dad and I slaved away making sure all the windows were trimmed out, and the gutters got cleaned. It’s a great time here in Montana. I’m hoping that by the end of October I’ll have all the house repairs done, including painting and inside trim. We will see how realistic my goals are. I need to finish spraying down the side of the house so I can possibly paint tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes. Good thing I have a dad that is such a good sport, and has all those nifty power tools!

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 15-16

Sorry I missed yesterday’s post so I’ll combine the two. Here is a recap!

53 Pullups = Skin Tear

53 Pullups = Skin Tear

Day 15
Breakfast:
MNS 3 Color pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake

Snack:
Apple w/peanut butter

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30 mins prior)
MNS 3 White packs
Butter lettuce salad with ranch, croutons, herb & garlic tuna, cucumbers, carrots
Fruit Punch Spark

Snack:
White chocolate latte

Dinner:
Homemade Super Potato Oles (recipe coming)

Super Potato Oles

Super Potato Oles

Activity:
Crossfit-8 rounds for time (26:04): 10 pullups, 20 jump squats, 30 crossovers each side (20lbs)
Steps-10,562 (5.0 miles)

Thoughts:
Well I tore my hand doing pullups this afternoon, it was after 53 pullups! It sucked. However, today I was able to rip the skin off and now it looks a million times better. So thank goodness for that. Food wise I did fairly well for having a rough day at work. So I’m considering it a pretty good day.

Day 16
Breakfast:
MNS 3 color pack (30 mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
1 piece sourdough with butter and strawberry jelly

Snack:
White Chocolate latte
Apple pie larabar

Lunch:
MNS 3 color pack (30 mins prior)
MNS white packs
Arby’s Turkey, bacon ranch club

Snack:
Almonds

Dinner:
2 steak skewers (about 2oz), 1 taquito, chips and queso, chocolate chip cookie

Activity:
Steps-10,351 (4.8 miles)

Thoughts:
Well Saturday was a crazy day. We did the Billings Homebuilders Association’s Parade of Homes. It was amazing, we toured all 15 homes in Billings then got on the Twilight Tour to Red Lodge and got to see 5 more beautiful homes. While the Parade of Homes was amazing, it made a crapshoot of a day for food. I had gotten coffee before we went, then luckily, I had put a Larabar in my purse for a snack, because we didn’t eat lunch until about 330. It was a long time, but I’m glad I was prepared, at least semi-prepared. Yay for little wins!

Looking Much Better

Looking Much Better

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 14

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Well this is a day of showing what happens when you are not prepared and someone else is planning the menu. I volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring, and they provided lunch and refreshments during our activity. It was a blast and I do not regret a minute of it. Here is the recap.

Day 14
Breakfast:
MNS 3 Color Packet (30mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake, coffee w/cream

Snack:
Doughnut
Apple w/PB

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Packet (30mins prior)
MNS 3 White Packets
Fried chicken (leg & thigh), baked beans, apple crisp, water

Snack:
Nutty Royal Ice Cream Cone

Dinner:
OmegaPlex
Pork roast, potatoes, and carrots

Activity:
Steps-8,649 (4.0 miles)
Crossfit-cancelled due to a sick coach

Thoughts:
Well the day definitely could’ve been a lot worse, however, the doughnut was unnecessary, especially knowing that I was going into an unknown lunch. But I digress, I ate it and it didn’t kill me. Ha! The lunch was good, I love fried chicken, it’s so tasty. I definitely need to develop a paleo fried chicken recipe for future use. Hmmm…one day. I was really bummed about crossfit, I was really missing it after eating so crappy throughout the day. Though, it probably would’ve been the day that I landed myself on the I Puked Hall of Fame. Ha! I’ve made a pact to do better on Friday.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Day 13

Day 13
Breakfast:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30mins prior)
Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake

Snack:
1/2 Luna Bar (Chocolate Cherry Almond)

Lunch:
MNS 3 Color Pack (30mins prior)
MNS 3 White Packs
Butter lettuce salad w/lemon pepper tuna, cucumbers, ranch, and croutons

Snack:
1/2 Luna Bar (Chocolate Cherry Almond)

Dinner:
OmegaPlex
Homemade super potato oles, Alexa’s tater tots, taco meat, black olives, sour cream, taco sauce, colby jack cheese

Snack:
Snickerdoodle cookie

Activity:
Steps-7,958 (3.7 miles)
Crossfit-add one rep per minute until failure: slammer burpees, I made it through 14 full rounds, and 14 of the 15th round

Thoughts:
I was craving carbs like crazy after lunch. I think I ate too low-carb for the day, so I will go back to having an apple and peanut butter (or almond butter) for a snack. I’m still really enjoying the Max Phase though. It’s been good. The weather made Clyde and I’s walks limited too. What is the deal with winter weather in September, it’s supposed to be fall! HA! Gotta love Montana. Anyone else having crazy weather?