I am so excited for this new Healthy Ambitions!
I am going to be super honest in the fact that I have completely lost my workout/healthy mojo.
Finding the time to workout after long days at work or the will power to proactively go out of my way to make sure I have healthy food is quite a struggle.
BUT… that is how life is and will be so its time to make some changes.
I was complaining to one of my best friends at home (in a way you only can do to one of your besties) and she mentioned the AdvoCare Program that she uses, LOVES and sells because she believes in it so much.
AdvoCare has a 24 Day Challenge to help you cleanse, lean out, and tone up with world class products that are safe and banned-substance free. I am willing to try this program because on top of these its about eating clean and working out, which are the key staples to a lasting healthy lifestyle.
I mean Drew Brees is their National Spokes person so it can’t be too bad right??
So I signed up for the 24 day challenge! Yes, August is going to be a slim down and feel great month for me!
Don’t worry I will post throughout the month highlighting different products and show my grand improvements (well hopefully).
If you want to join the challenge with me, let me know and we will get you all set up! Having buddies are the one of the best ways to succeed after all!
A true Colorado girl, Chisholm grew up skiing through the Rockies, dancing around ballet rooms, and loving life.
She is always full of life and truly enjoys and appreciates every moment she has. Despite the fact that she has been one of my best friends since Freshmen year of highschool, Chisholm really embodies what I preach on this blog everyday, to live your life to the fullest, be grateful for what you have, be generous to your friends and family, dream BIG and LAUGH!
She, like many of us, has learned that our youthful metabolism is screeching to halt and that eating whatever we want and not working out is just not an option anymore!
I admire her because she works out, eats healthy and promotes a healthy lifestyle with AdvoCare but isn’t scared to eat a burger and fries every now and then!
Enough of me tooting Chisholm’s horn! This is what she had to say:
What are three fun and crazy facts about you?
I’m a BIG computer nerd! And I love it!
A normal day at work for me consists of building servers, troubleshooting, talking about telecom, IT, fax servers, installations…nerd stuff!
PROOF THAT SHE IS ALWAYS UP FOR A BIT OF FUN!
Favorite on the go healthy snack?
Edamame or almonds!
Favorite workout accessory you can’t live without (can be clothing, a water bottle, watch, app, etc)?
My UP band by Jawbone! If you want to learn more about yourself, get one of these! If you’ve never heard of it before, Google it now!
How do you find the balance between living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying and living your life?
Live by the 80/20 rule! Eat clean and workout 80% of the time. And for the other 20% (which are the weekends for me) let loose and have fun! This rule is a great way to keep me disciplined and appreciate those moments where I can eat a cheeseburger!
Why did you start AdvoCare and why are you such a huge advocate for it?
I work in an office and felt “blubby” and wanted to lose some weight. My friend Kayla introduced me to the 24 Day Challenge, which is AdvoCare’s weight loss management system. I decided to give it a shot since she had such great results from her challenge. I can honestly say, doing the 24 Day Challenge was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I was transformed in the most positive and rewarding way, I lost the unwanted weight I was carrying, and it was a HUGE learning experience. I was taught how to eat correctly and keep the weight off. Coming from a gal who used to eat fast food 3+ times a week and never worked out, this changed my life! After the 24 days, I carried those lessons learned with me, and I have never felt better!
What quote do you live by?
“Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it.”
First thought in the morning and your morning routine?
First thought: I want to go back to bed.
Wake up, go to the gym for an hour, and then juice with my boyfriend for breakfast! We recently bought a juicer and we are hooked! After that, I’m pumped with energy and off to work!
What is your comeback answer when people won’t stop insisting you eat a piece of cake ?
I’m very stubborn. If I don’t want to do something, I’ll hold my ground until the other person gives up. Mwahaha.
What is the biggest obstacle you face by living a healthy lifestyle today?
Giving up my old habits. I love burgers and fried food and ice cream, but if I constantly stay on that unhealthy track, I know I won’t be happy with my body. At times it’s hard fighting my cravings, but the good news is that it’s totally worth it in the end.
What has been the most rewarding moment so far from working directly with AdvoCare?
Definitely surrounding myself with people who have lifted me higher! It’s been a very rewarding experience knowing I’ve made a difference in someone’s life, and I am also part of a very supportive and positive team at AdvoCare. Even though this is something I do as my “Plan B” and on top of my full-time job, it has become such a big part of me and has been a huge blessing over the past 8 months since I joined.
Why is spreading the healthy lifestyle mentality so important to you?
Because I used to be one of those people who never believed in it, who never saw the point, and I thought I was fine the way I was. But then life hits you and my stubborn a** had to accept the fact that I won’t forever have the metabolism of a 12 year old. I knew that I needed to make a change if I wanted to be confident with my body again. And I thought this change was going to suck but once I crossed that bridge, I was so happy that I did and started to look after my health! Not only do I look better, but I FEEL better too. After all, if you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live???
Any other thoughts or words of wisdom for the Latte readers on health and happiness?
YES! From your fellow Latte gal/stubborn chick/#1 cheeseburger fan….change is NOT a bad thing! Living a healthy lifestyle is something that took me forever to accept because I thought I was the exception to the rule…but I am your average human being and I can tell you that living this way is sooo worth it! And I can still eat my favorite cheeseburgers! Just work your butt off and take care of your body and eat right and keep the burgers in moderation 😉
If you want to join me for slim down August and do the 10 or 24 day challenge let me know and we can get through it together!
I mean squeezing into those jeans for the fall is right around the corner right?