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Day 1 - 2016 Advocare Jump All-In

Oh my goodness! It's January. January is always a busy month for me. It's 4th Qtr, Year end and I'm bombarded with all the calls from those people that decided to wait til the very end of the year to start worrying about what they didn't do during the year. However, this year particularly, I'm trying something different. Well I'm actually in a different place now, but that's a whole a story on its own.

Today was the 1st day of the Nationwide Advocare Jump All-In 24 Day Challenge. Have a good group all started today. My team is rocking the Challenge! This is like my 8th Challenge, but it's always so much fun. It's like I hit the reset button. The Cleanse feels amazing! Think of taking your car in for an oil change every 3000 miles. You get the filters changed and the old oil dumped and your car is topped off with fresh fluids. Well same scenario when you do the 24 Day Challenge. Take your body in every 90 days for a cleanse. The 24 Day Challenge jump starts your body. Cleans all the filters and removes all the waste and then you dump high quality nutrition in with the Max Phase.

So, let's see, I followed the guide, drank my Spark and Fiber like directed. I had done some meal-prepping yesterday. I made turkey burgers and boiled some red potatoes. I also boiled a dozen eggs so that I could quickly grab a snack during the week. (which is very handy) I have salad already prepared and ready to. Bought quite a few frozen veggies too. You know some people are so against looking in the freezer isles for some healthy foods, but if you stick to the frozen fruit and frozen veggies, that's pretty much what it is. No fillers. Plus it lasts longer than fresh.

I've been struggling with some internal battles. I've doing a lot searching for answers to my health journey. Slowly figuring out, that while it's easy for some to "lose" the weight. Others have a more difficult time, or reach a point when they just can't lose anymore and don't understand. It's at that point where we want to give up. I've been stuck at a weight for the last 2 years. I fluctuate up and down, but I can't seem to get past that slump. I thought it was a plateau, but it's more than that. There are times when I feel that I just want to stop. I sit and wonder, why did I become a personal trainer? Why did I want to make health and fitness my career? Why I am building my Advocare business? Why did I become a Fitness Nutrition Specialist? I'm struggling myself. At times, I want to throw in the towel and say I'm done. But I have finally figured out that it's more mental and emotional. The eating, I mean. I acknowledge it. I have to acknowledge it. I need to get to the bottom of what hinders me from moving over the stump. I want to help others that have a simular situation like me. I know that there are some of you out there. You guys struggle too. You've tried other programs. For some of us, will power alone will not save us from eating or putting on the weight. It isn't about will power at all. If it was we all would be thin and healthy.

Did I have a good day today? Yes, I did actually. It was busy. After I lead bootcamp this morning (5:30am), my day flowed with appointment right after another. Stopping in between to eat meals and snacks. I felt a little hungry earlier, but I drank a big glass of water and took some Catalyst. I then decided to work on something to keep myself occupied so I didn't think about food. I am going to make a list of things that I can do when the urge to want to eat something pops up when I shouldn't be. I'm going to push forward with all my might. I'm going to conquer this, whatever it is, and understand it so that I can help others conquer it too. I'm a Personal Trainer, damnit! As a personal trainer, I shouldn't have trouble. But we are human. We are not perfect.

A wise friend told me once, "Veronica if you don't accomplish your goals, there is someone out there that isn't accomplishing theirs." I want to help others with their goals so they can help others too. I want it to be a domino effect.

Time to head to bed. Got another busy day tomorrow. "I will do whatever it takes. I am a CHAMPION." Onward to Day 2!

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