I got a wild hair. A coworker friend and I are going out on a limb for the next 3 weeks and jumping onto the 24 Day Challenge from Advocare.
I hadn't ever heard of Advocare before I met this coworker and if you haven't heard of it either, it's like a health and wellness type company. They sell nutritional supplements and good-for-you kind of things. So these geniuses came up with a challenging 24 day diet + supplement plan designed to cleanse your body of yucky toxins, starve fat cells and feed muscle fibers. It is supposed to reset your body's cravings, making you less apt to want sugar, carbs and processed foods. Jordan and I have already both been changing the way we eat, seeking out more natural, organic, and especially local foods, so this "diet" comes right on the heels of some great changes we've already started. (I use the word diet loosely, as it's intended to be a cleanse and hopefully change the way I look at food entirely. Like they say, doing something for 3 weeks makes it a habit.)
So today is Day #1 of the 24 days. The first 10 is a strict cleanse with no sugar, carbs (except whole grains), or dairy! Also, only lean proteins, healthy fats (nuts, natural peanut butter, avocado, etc.), and gallons of water. I am a serious sweet-o-holic and am really hoping this will break my addition to sugar. And so, I'm on the quest to be healthier, happier (with more energy), and hopefully lighter (woohoo!). I'm a little embarrassed to post my beginning measurements for all the world to see, but I do have a picture and measurements, so maybe I'll make one of those cool before/after pictures like on Pinterest and post that at the very end.
Bring on the unflavored rice cakes.