24 Day Challenge Results

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This was the first year I set a New Year’s resolution for myself to “lose weight”. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, which approach I was going to take, or how I was going to find something that fit my schedule with these busy boys. I had been working out, and I thought I was eating healthy but nothing was happening! I held on to 7 pounds from my pregnancy with Nathan and then another 7 with Shane. I even worked out 5 times a week while I was pregnant with Shane in hopes of bouncing back quickly. No dice!

I did the usual holiday food binge and then it was going to be go time! I thought a 3 day juice cleanse was going to be a great way to start, but I failed terribly. I like to eat, I felt terrible, was grumpy and lost 2 lbs. I obviously gained it right back and it became clear that I needed a lifestyle change.

I was stalking my Instagram feed (you know like I do every 10 minutes) and I saw a friend posted about the Advocare 24 day challenge that she and her husband were doing. They looked fantastic!! I read her blog, sent her an e-mail, and after she told me more about it, it sounded like the perfect solution for me. You can eat….you can eat a lot. You should workout moderately (which will get you the best results, but not mandatory for results). You will have so much energy (which I needed, but was very skeptical since this challenge eliminates coffee :::gasp:::).

I’m not going to lie….it takes work, it takes completely changing the way you look at the food you eat, and it’s not inexpensive (but I can’t put a price tag on the results I have seen!). And what I love the most is, my whole family has benefited. We eat GREAT meals now. They are so healthy, so filling, so bright and colorful and I couldn’t be prouder to look at my groceries as I unload them at the checkout line.

So here are the details in short. This challenge is 24 days. You can stop and feel proud of your weightloss after the 24 days or you can continue with the healthy lifestyle choices this plan will teach you. The first 10 days of the challenge is a cleanse but really it’s just eating clean (meats, veggies, fruits and proteins galore!), and throwing in some meal replacement shakes, fiber drinks and vitamins. Days 11-24 is much of the same only the cleanse phase is over and you add in additional vitamins and probiotic supplements.

Also those of you that are addicted to coffee (ME ME ME!!), this plan includes a drink called Spark that you get to drink throughout the day when you need a boost. And boost it does!!

I’m pretty sure 99% of you reading this are mommies. I do have to let you know that you should not do the cleanse portion of this if you are a nursing mom. While all the products are great for you, any cleanse is not good while trying to keep your calorie intake high for milk production. I did wait until after I finished nursing Shane to start.

As for exercise I have been doing 30-40 minutes on the elliptical 5-6x a week and have been running on the weekends (I am not a runner but while intoxicated on NYE I agreed to do a 10K mud run so I need to start somewhere! lol). I have worked out harder in the past and ate like a bird, but it wasn’t easy to maintain and I have NEVER lost 10lbs in a month.

I have lost 10 lbs in just these 24 days alone, have lost 4″ off my waistline, my skin looks better, and I have an indescribable amount of energy. I was optimistic…I have never tried anything like this before EVER…and I have never seen results as quickly as I have with this.

So here is the link you have all been looking for: 24 Day Challenge Bundle . I have it all set up to the exact program I did. The MNS3 is optimal for weight loss and the Mocha Shakes taste so good (you can change the flavor if you would like but keep the MNS3). Please if you have any questions just shoot me a message in my contact form and I am more than happy to help.

Speaking of….welcome to my blog!! :) It’s a total work in progress but I’m so excited to have a place to share some of my favorite things with you…my family being at the very top of the list.

I will also post some clean eating recipes I have been making and LOVE…especially the ones that my boys gobble up!

Thank you all so much for your interest in this and your kind words regarding the progress I have made. I’ll keep you posted and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the results you guys get if you think this could be for you too. Good luck! xo

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Comments

    • lauren says

      Yes on the advocare site there are exact directions…you will also receive information with the challenge and of course I’m an email away!!

  1. says

    Wow!! You look incredible! You did that in 24 days??! I really want to try this, but my daughter is three months old and I plan on nursing her for at least a year. :\ I guess it’ll have to wait. I probably need to prep a little bit beforehand anyway. Right now, I don’t work out AT ALL besides walks (my pregnancy was really hard on me and stopped me from doing everything I used to do), and my diet is very poor. I’m really looking forward to your recipe posts! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

    • lauren says

      Hi Jasmine! Thank you for your comment…and yes 10 lbs in 24 days! Great job keeping up with nursing and keep this in mind for the future! It’s hard finding time as a new mom to get healthy, but wanting to is the best place to start!

  2. says

    This is so fun. I personally can’t WAIT to read the clean eating recipes – I’m not sure I can commit to the whole challenge but would love some healthy and delicious recipes.

    Can’t wait to follow along with the new blog. Love the name – bookmarking it now!

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing all of this info with us!! You look fabulous! I plan on trying to nurse this baby so I will put this in my file for when I’m ready. In the meantime I look forward to reading your blog!!

  4. Ranita says

    This was such an encouragement to me! I was looking for results from the challenge on google but kept finding people who had six packs to begin with or had a lot more weight to loose which I didn’t feel either applied to me. Your results are amazing and give me encouragement to keep on going. I am on day 8 of my challenge. I weighed and measured after day 7 and had already lost 3.5lbs and 5 1/2 inches so I guess I’m on track to see results similar to yours! I’ll be adding your blog to my favorites for sure! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • lauren says

      I’m so happy you stumbled across my blog re: the 24 day challenge. How are you doing this week? I’d love to hear what you think of it when you are done, and what your final results were. I actually lost 10lbs during the challenge and then another 10lbs the 2 months following it. Clean eating is awesome once you realize you can actually get creative with it! Keep up the great work!!!

  5. Meredith says

    Wow, your results are so impressive and motivated me to order! Thanks for writing in so much detail about it. Before and after pictures are always so helpful, you look fantastic and hearing you feel great is even better!

    • lauren says

      Meredith, thank you SO much for your nice words. I’m so excited you are going to try it too. I can’t wait to hear about your results! I will send you an email this afternoon with instructions, food ideas and a progress tracking sheet. That way you have my contact info if you have questions along the way too. Excited for you!! Ill be in touch soon!

  6. Amaris says

    Hi! My husband and I are so inspired by yours and your husband’s results! We wondered what package your husband ordered, we are both wanting to do it! Thanks so much, you are a total inspiration, we are motivated to do this because of your posts!

    • lauren says

      Thank YOU so much! That is so motivating for me to read too!! I will email you this afternoon with more information. I’m really excited for you and your husband to start this together!

  7. Amanda says

    I think I am going to have to try this when I am done nursing. Also, I always enjoy reading your blog. It is nice to get useful information from someone you know. I look forward to trying some of the products you mentioned.

  8. Cindy says

    Hi Lauren, I just started the cleanse on the 9th of August, I am excited yet nervous and you are so inspriring. I hope I have the same success you do!

  9. says

    Just found your blog and am getting started with my first 24 day cleanse! I love running and my sons nursery is sock monkey themed so you’ve become my newest blog to follow :-) thanks for so many great recipe ideas too! Well definitely make the 3 weeks go by faster!

  10. carol says

    Getting married may 24…getting engaged in the mountains.in January ..so blessed. I’m doing the cleanse and just need tips and encouragement…. I’m 50 yes old I want to. Be and look my best….please HELP!!!!!

    • lauren says

      Congrats on your upcoming wedding Carol! I’d love to help you out along the way. I run a private Facebook group for people doing the challenge. Let me know if you would like to be part of it. Amazing people, recipes, tips, and lots and lots of encouragement. If so just let me know the e-mail address you log into Facebook with and I will send you an invitation. You’ll do great!

      • Kay says

        Hi! Just found your blog and so glad since I just started the 24 day Challenge and just finished the cleanse phase. I’m on day 11 and lost 3 lbs so far. Your results are amazing and have inspired me so much. I want to lose 10-15lbs and hoping for great results. Thanks for your blog and photos! You have a beautiful family!

  11. Ana Benitez says

    HEllo,

    I started my 24 day challenge last monday. So I am in day seven but I have some concerns. 1. on friday i took the thermopius and saturday in the AM too but then i read that you cannot take thermopiles in the cleanse phase. 2. i have being eating healthy and walking 45 min daily since monday but my weight loss stopped. Since friday I haven’t lost any weight. any ideas why? 3. I became a distributor because I really like advocate but my advisor I don’t like, How can I change advisor, I really enjoy your blog so think you can become my advisor.
    Thanks

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