Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with AdvoCare Canada.
December is here, can you believe it? It feels like once the kids are back in school, the rest of the year is pretty much one big blur! Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we’re not only reminiscing at the fact that another year is coming to a close – we’re also asking ourselves, “how the heck did we get here?” Did you achieve all the goals you set out for yourself in 2018? I know many of us, when looking back at the year, sort of give a little shrug on those missed goals, and decide that we’ll look ahead to next year to maybe achieve them. After all, December is here.
The problem with that way of thinking is that we can sabotage ourselves through the holiday season and end up a little more behind, or a few more pounds added on, when we hit the scales and the gym in the new year with our promising new years resolutions in mind. With that in mind, I’ve decided to take AdvoCare up on their offer to send me a 24-Day Jumpstart™ Kit to take me right up to Christmas Eve and ensure I’m ready to hit the ground (or the treadmill as the case may be) running in January.
Back in September, my husband used the 24-Day Jumpstart™ Kit in preparation for his race in the World’s OCR Championships in London, England. He learned all about the products in the 24-Day Jumpstart™ Kit along with me, except he was the one using them first. His goal with using AdvoCare products wasn’t weight loss – it was about ensuring his body was ready and fully supported with nutrition and diet to conquer the OCR! He liked the structure of the program, and having everything he needed well laid out and explained for each day.
Now it’s my turn! Here’s a funny thing – since landing in Canada this fall, more and more Canadians are jumping on board with AdvoCare and I bet even more people now know about the products than they did when we first tried them in September. Just this week, my husband saw someone in our neighborhood getting an AdvoCare box delivered to their door as he was driving home from work – small world!
So what is the 24-Day Jumpstart? It’s described on the website as a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program designed to give your body the jumpstart it needs to help you reach your goals. There’s something for everyone – whether you are looking for weight management, energy, overall body composition or overall wellness. I like this approach – AdvoCare isn’t about crazy-fast weightloss or unattainable structured dieting or bulking meal plans, it’s about giving you the tools you need to focus on your goals, for you.
The AdvoCare 24-Day Jumpstart consists of two phases: the Cleanse Phase and the Max Phase and includes the following products:
- Spark Stick Packs
- Herbal Cleanse System
- Meal Replacement Shake
- MNS 3
The Spark Stick Packs and Meal Replacement Shakes are both products you mix with water and go. Spark is for energy ahead or after a workout, and the Meal Replacement Shake is pretty self-explanatory (I am having it as my breakfast daily).
MNS 3 is a four-packet strip pack that you take daily and this is probably the part of the program that you have to pay the most attention to (take contents of one Color Packet 30 minutes before breakfast, take contents of both White Packets with a meal, preferably with breakfast, and then take contents of remaining Color Packet 30 minutes before lunch.) Then, there’s OmegaPlex which are two soft-gels that you take daily as well.
That’s a lot of supplements to take in a day if you’re not used to it. I don’t mind it, but you definitely have to pay attention, which is why the AdvoCare One/80 Transformation Journal that is sent along with the kit is super-helpful. Inside you’ll find tons of information about goal-setting, healthy eating, stress management, sleep, and all the AdvoCare products you’re taking. There’s also lots of room for a food and exercise journal as well. I really like this journal and think it’s a very important part of any health and fitness journey, that accountability to yourself and of course, the organization!
Of course, there’s lots more information on the AdvoCare website about all these products and in more detail that you should read if you’re considering purchasing.
My goal here isn’t to lose weight at this point, but it’s definitely to maintain the weight loss I’ve achieved thus far, and keep my body on track to stay healthy and fit in 2019. The cold fall and winter months make a huge change in my activity level from the spring and summer and my body feels it as a result. The AdvoCare 24-Day Jumpstart is a way for me to put the focus back on my health and fitness leading up to Christmas and New Years. Will I be perfect the whole time? Probably not. Is that going to derail all my hard work over the past 2.5 years? Absolutely not. Time and time again I say it’s about balance and doing what works for you. Here’s to self-care in 2019!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with AdvoCare. All opinions are, as always, my own.