Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I was the most excited about spark. Since I’ve started working in my current position I’ve become dependent on coffee. Despite what all the research and medical studies are saying about the health benefits of coffee, the coffee drinks I like are not healthy! They are loaded with milk, syrups, artificial flavoring, you name it. Even if I order my usual caramel or peppermint latte with nonfat milk I’m still looking at about 290 calories that I’m consuming in one beverage. So when I heard about spark I was stoked! Only 45 calories, no sugar, and energy without feeling jittery? I’m in!

All my advocare goodies showed up last night but my 24 day challenge isn’t starting until the 1st. I was so excited that I figured I’d at least try the spark and see if it is as amazing as all the reviews I’ve read or watched on YouTube. I received the watermelon flavor in my distributor kit so I grabbed that one this morning since one of the reviews (Mitch's review in particular) raved about the flavor.
The instructions say to mix the packet with 8oz of water, I generally like stuff like this a little bit watered down so I tried mixing it with about 10-12oz. WOW! Still way too much flavor for me.  I have a grande sized Starbucks tumbler that I drink from at work so I just went ahead and filled that baby up. Now it’s more to my liking, and I’m getting in about a cup more of water that I should be drinking anyway. I don’t know if watermelon is going to be my favorite flavor though. But that is not surprising considering I don’t usually like watermelon flavored anything; with the exception of jolly ranchers and this is definitely not that jolly rancher watermelon flavor. It’s not terrible but I’ll probably prefer the orange flavor.
Maybe you’ve seen those funny somecards or the pictures on pinterest with whatever funny looking animal who’s eyes are bugging out of his little head with a caption along the lines of “I put redbull in my coffee this morning and now I can see sounds!” Yeah I’m not all about that feeling. Which is why I steer clear of redbull or monster energy drinks. So I’m happy to tell you SPARK IS NOT LIKE THAT. I don’t feel wired. I don’t feel like I’m moving at warp speed while the rest of the world is standing still. I’m just here, awake, doing my job; exactly what I was hoping for! The last few days, right before lunch I’ve felt like I was dragging but today I’m focused and getting stuff done. I’m also not super hungry which is a plus in my book!
All in all I think this stuff is pretty great! 

Friday, October 25, 2013


So I ordered my 24 day challenge today! Yay! I’m planning to start on November 1st.

How did I hear about Advocare:
My story about how I found out about advocare is a little different than most. I didn’t have a friend who lost weight using it, I didn’t get talking into by some independent distributor that I thought was trying to sell me something. I had a friend who I trust very much as far as nutrition and fitness goes, tell me “hey, have you ever heard of Advocare? The 24 day Challenge? Google it, there’s a challenge starting in November. I’m starting on the first and so are you.” She might have said it a little nicer than that. In fact I know she did. But what’s important is that this was a friend who I’ve confided in, looked up to, someone who has been with me for the past year and a half in my battle with weight, and most of all someone I trusted about nutrition. This friend is a fitness instructor, an anatomy professor, she has an advanced degree in biology and most importantly an amazing figure that she works her butt off for. So if she said this was good product, it’s good, I know is safe, I’m doing it. End of story.
So ok, I didn’t just blindly jump in and agree to start this challenge thing on the 1st of the month without doing some research. I am a lawyer after all and I do my due diligence before I put something in my body and expect it to work. I checked out the website, and then I hit up Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Now you might be thinking “Wow. Really reliable sources, JB!” But here’s the thing, I already told you that my friend who recommended it is a science girl. I know she’s already looked at the research and the medical studies and if it didn’t pass muster she wouldn’t have brought it up.  So I wanted to see what real people like me are saying about this “Advocare stuff.” The reviews were overwhelmingly positive. People were seeing amazing results and seemed to love the products. Of course there were a few negative reviews but not nearly as many as the positive reviews. Not only that but Advocare has a lot of pro athlete endorsers which really spoke to me, I later found out that Drew Brees is the only endorser who is monetarily compensated. All the other endorsers do just because they love the products. I happen to be a Dallas Cowboys fan so below is a video of Jason Witten talking about the products.
The more research I did the more I really loved the company I was reading about. So I signed up right away as a distributor. Let's see how the next month goes. I can't wait!