Friday, July 22, 2016

What a Week!






As mentioned on the FB...  you can take the kiddos outta the Buckeye state, but ya just can't take the Buckeye State outta the kiddos.   


Anyone else agree that a week at the beach just isn't enough???


We pretty much all need two.

Or three.

Ya feel?


While we had some amazing food and drinky's, we also made time for some daily fitness.

For me, this meant  running on the beach, handstand contests on the beach, hillbilly tennis ( we may or may not have made our own "court" in the sand), and various other shenanigans.










The almost 10 year old's handstand is on point. 

The rest of us?.. yeah, no.


We also became obsessed with paddle boarding and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need to go straight to Costco and buy the one I've been eyeballing with no real plan.

I got a workout and a half paddling the 6 year old for 30 minutes straight all while she sat on the front of the board and bossed me around with her strict "left, right, left" instructional.

The big one mastered it too.






What else?    

I'm kinda jealous of the little one's sun kissed locks.






As mentioned, I had the new AdvoGreens pretty much emergently to the beach.     Zero chance of me waiting till I got home.


The verdict? 


The Greens powder is the real deal.


I mixed with about 4 ounces of cold water and chugged.

It looks worse than it tastes.  Promise.

Subtle lemon flavor, mixes well, and it's all over before you know it.

I'm on day 3 and swear I even get a little energy kick out of the whole thing.

Struggle with getting your greens and probiotics in?    
This is your jam.

Let's face it, greens aren't our first priority while on vacay.   However, this made me feel like I still "kinda" had my act together.


I've been seeing good ideas all over the instagram.    I've seen it mixed in oatmeal, mixed with Muscle Gain, and Meal Replacement Shakes.



The Snack Shake review is coming next.


Still not getting a discount on your products?  

We couldn't make it easier if we try.


Truly.




$59

A ton of free loot.
20% off your goodies.   Forever.
No auto ships, no auto renewals, nada, nada, nada.


Here's to an amazing weekend.
























Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dog Days of Summer






They're going down.   The dog days, that is.  

 Right now.


What a busy, fun, action packed summer we've had so far.



Annnnddd....


    It's flying.


I'm seeing back to school loot in all of the stores on the reg.

Whadya say we wait till August, back to school merchandise people?   
K?




What have we been up to?


We've been country concert go-ing.





We've been 4th of July-ing




We've been road tripping







I've been "dabbling" in golf.

I would post a pic of my skills but I'm pretty sure you'd all be jelly.

I kid.  

But some seriously funny stuff has been going down on the golf courses of central Ohio these days.


I've also been doing a lot of driveway Crossfit.

Yes, it's a thing. 

See Instagram (#advorunner) for more info.

It's kinda my new obsession.




I've also got a couple half marathons on deck.

First and foremost being Emerald City.  



C-bus people, who else is with me???




Speaking of running and 02 Gold and my favorite Advo products, have you guys seen the newest goods??



Just announced and I may or may not have placed an emergency order to be delivered to our road trip destination.


Sooo....

What we have here is something that majorly excites me.







Remember when I used to spend a million dollars at Whole Paycheck on their greens?   

Yeah, not happening anymore.


What IS Advogreens???


Straight from the horses mouth.


What is AdvoGreens?

A Convenient, Nutritious Way to Add More Phytonutrients and Antioxidants, Including Vitamins A, C and E

Enzyme, Prebiotic, Probiotic and Fiber blend to support digestive health.* Add these two delicious AdvoGreens products to your daily regimen. Featuring phytonutrients derived from...



Broccoli

Spinach

Wheat Grass


If that doesn't fix all of our problems, I don't know what will.




Let's talk about the Snack Shake...



100 Calories
13 G of Plant Based Protein
6 G of Fiber
Supports Digestive Health 
Appetite Control

YES.


I'm picturing this mixed with 8 oz of unsweetened chocolate almost milk for a grand total of 140 calories of goodness.



And next....















Antioxidants
A zillion vitamins
Probiotics
Prebiotics
Designed for weight management and digestive health

Now, I get it.  But don't be scared of it's swamp like appearance. 

I personally will mix this with my Muscle Gain, my Meal Replacement Shakes, mix it into my muffin recipe... so many options.


And lastly....

Cherry Spark is back!





A little birdy told me it's way more amazing than the old cherry.



If you need:
Energy 
Mental Focus
Over 20 vitamins and minerals
A great little pre-workout pick me up
15 calories or less?

You're gonna need this.


I'm beyond excited about these and of course will likely be parading them all over the Insta as soon as that Fed Ex man shows up.


Can't wait to see yours too.

Have questions about the new products?
 Aren't already getting a discount??
Message me at advocarerunner1@gmail.com and we'll hook a sista (or brotha) up.




I leave you with this.

Pretty fabulous, yes?







Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunday Sentiments and Weekend Wrap Up!




Oh Mylanta!  

Am I really Sunday Sentiments-ing and Weekend Wrap-Up-ing?? 

Yes.  I pretty much just made both of those a verb.

On Monday?

Remember the olden days when Sunday Sentiments on Monday was a weekly feature???  

Like on a real blog?
That updated regularly?

Let's give this SS another whirl, shall we?


So let's see.... 


Weekend Workouts:  

Friday-   Granite Games Qualifier #1.  (more on that in a hot second)
Saturday-  Crossfit Community WOD (120% humidity and dripping in sweat.   Yes, please).
Sunday-   5 miles of fun in the sun.   The last 1.5 miles involved my favorite 10 year old and she's rocking those little runs.   

So yes...

Who is doing the Crossfit Granite Games Qualifier Workouts?  






I did workout #1 on Friday morning and well geez... that was kinda rough.

Squat clean and jerks for days with a 15 over the bar facing burpees mixed in between every round for good measure.


Pre workout consisted of Spark and Catalyst on an empty stomach right outta the rack.  
  Approx 30 min later...
1/2 V02 Prime bar (loving these more than ever lately) and  02 Gold.   

This little product combo was a great combo for a cardio/ strength lung burner.   



Then I went to work and sat in this...



Basically all day it seems.

Does anyone else feel like their entire city is currently the land of construction and traffic?   I'm "this close" to packing it all up, becoming Amish,  and having a simpler life.      The traffic is killing me.   Seriously.   
But then there would be no TJ's or Lulu or Chipotle.  
So I guess I'll stay.   

Sooo..

The monkeys have taken to a liking of friendship bracelets.  


I then had a flashback to these...




Anyone???


Which then resulted in me doing a "tutorial" as I suddenly remembered I was the friendship bracelet whisperer of the late 80's.

Which then resulted in the entire "tutorial" going on for way on for way too long..

 I pretty much got cocky with my skillzzzz....
 and couldn't stop....
 and the kids were over it.   

exhibit A



But it's not all bad. 

They set up shop outside and if you follow me on the Insta, you know that a real showdown took place.   Which resulted in a friendship bracelet business merger and all is good in these parts.    

But the scene originally looked a little like this...
Two shops.
Two business plans
Just mere feet apart.



And then turned into this....



#52inchballers


The rest of the weekend was a busy combo of pool, kid shuttling, yard work, nagging kids to pick their wet bathing suits off the floor, and various other shenanigans, which may or may not have included too much online shopping.   

ps-   The wet bathing suit on the floor thing?   Why?     Why is your wet suit laying there?      It's as if it's brand new information every time we hit a body of water.    But it's not.  It's been a rule since the beginning of time.   Yet the wet suit.   There it is.   Right there on the floor.
#sos





If you're currently cleansing, we're on the home stretch.  I did have a small relapse at the pool on Saturday which involved Trader Joe's peanut butter filled pretzels.    However, for the most part have been pretty status quo and am feeling a zillion times better.


If you're waiting for the next cleanse, whatchoo waiting for?  

More cleansers start next Monday.   Join in the reindeer games.

You'll still be done by the 4th!


See you cats later this week.  












Monday, June 6, 2016

A healthy "night cap" and other stories.

Hey friends!


Good luck to those of you starting Fit by the 4th today!




Who else is ready like me?


Yours truly started the 10 day cleanse today.   As discussed on the Instagram, the 80/20 rule somehow turned into 50/50 over the past couple of weeks. 
Specifically the last few days.   


Ya feel?





I spent way too much time having fun in the sun at the Memorial Tournament.  





Basically 3 days in a row.   





Oh and celebrating friends birthdays at fine Mexican establishments.




Oh and supervising backyard cupcake eating.




And hanging with these fools.  



The cleanse was necessary.  It was either that or dialysis and a small muzzle.


Other big news....





Mass Impact has a new design and ummm... is now $29.95?

Ummm....

That's  $17.97 for my advisors.
And....

$23.96 for my distributors.


Why do we love Mass Impact?

This has been in my product cabinet since the beginning of time.   
It's kind of a jack of all trades.


Strength training? 
Crossfit?
HIIT workouts?

Yes.yes.yes.


I mix with a serving of spark about 30-40 min before the workout.  
Definitely best and most effective on an empty stomach.

It contains creatine, sustamine, and other amino acids.  
Our beloved Mass Impact is designed to aid in muscle building, endurance, rehydration, and supports lean muscle mass.
I've PR'd a back squat more than once with Mass Impact.   
Coincidence?
Either way, I'll take it.





Here's an awesome little cheat sheet on how to best use Mass Impact, as well as our other tried and true faves.




Wanna know what else I'm obsessed with? 


This little concoction....

Currently drinking one as I type.

Here we  have...


1 packet of  Rehydrate
1 packet of Oasis
Splash of La Kroger

Not familiar with LaKroger?  It's pretty much fake La Croix.   I buy it at our local grocery store... Kroger.
Enter.. LaKroger

It's half the price for almost double the cans.   We're all winning.


In summary,  make this combo immediately.
It's an amazing little "night cap" for you cleansers and the Fit by the 4th crew. 


Hope your week is starting off bueno.






















Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Weekend Highlights




Pretty sure it was just Friday approximately 17 minutes ago.     That weekend was packed to the gills and flew by at lightning speed.    

How about a weekend wrap up/ sunday sentiments/ weekend highlights post?



Remember when I did these all the time?  

As in regularly?

Like, every Sunday?







Me too.   

Miso miss that.

I just can't seem to get it together on Sunday nights these days.

So now we have to deal with the bootleg version.



Let's see...

The weekend went a little something like this...




1.  FORE miler race with this posse





34:13
14th place out of 293 in age group
47th out of 973 females overall

Not horrible, considering the humidity was at 198%, plus some.     Kinda reminded me of the Cleveland Marathon that time I thought I was gonna die.  Only that was 26.2 miles and this was 4.  Or fore! in this case.  

Overall, this was a fun little race and I will definitely do it again.  




2.   Threw a birthday bash for my favorite 6 year old.



All about her.   Started the day with Starbucks "cream" Frapp's and ended it with cupcakes and more cupcakes.   
Pretty sure she is still exhausted from the late night reindeer games.


3.    Crossfit Regionals!

Oh Mylanta.

Columbus, OH happened to be a host city for regionals and I am still in awe.



The athletic ability, sheer talent, and hard work and dedication that I witnessed, still amazes me.    Think you're even a tiny bit in shape?   Go watch regionals.   Inspiring and humbling all at the same time.    So exciting to watch.  


4.  Murph!

Speaking of Crossfit, my box hosts the Murph workout every Memorial Day.


An amazing way to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.   



And what a workout it is!!!



100 pull ups pretty much gifted me with this....


Despite these hand rips, it was amazing.    I had hand protection on during the first few pull ups.  However, I got frustrated and slippery and yanked them off before I knew what hit me.    Before I knew it, the pull ups were over and my hands looked like they had been put through that of a meat grinder.  (Feel free to throw up now.)   

Oh and check out the arm blood from getting tangled with a tree during the second mile run.   
So... pretty much lady like all around.  
Don't judge.  
I immediately applied lipgloss to counteract the mangled mess I had become.  

Post Murph... 




5.        My saving graces..

So after you Murph, you need this little duo...


RipFix for the hands.
Deep Blue for the muscles.

I don't sell either one of them but they're pretty much my best friends.


Oh and before ya Murph, ya need this...




My fave cocktail of....







Hi lover.  



6.  Countdown to Fit by the 4th!



So many options...   Not sure which one to choose?   Message me and we'll figure it out together.  advocarerunner1@gmail.com




7.   In between all of this were cookouts, kid activities, out of town visitors, and about 49 other commitments.    
So basically the work week needed to begin so I could resume normal programming.



Hope you all had an amazing weekend with friends and family.

Contemplating Fit by the 4th?    

Let's chat!


Love ya, miss ya, mean it.
























Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Easy Eats, Exciting Advo News, and Your Typical Randomness


And just like that, it's practically summer here in the C-Bus, O-H.    

I'll take two, please.



Another sign of summer? 

Ummm... these monkeys are outta school!




Say What?     

I realize the little one looks like she's going to the electric chair but I swear she was beyond happy.    
It's the annoying pics that may or may not have put her over the edge.



Somehow this one is first grade bound.




And.... I pretty much spent the majority of her Kindergarten celebration trying not to cry in public.  Especially when she proudly demonstrated her sweet little reading skills.   
Sweetest thing ever.





But yes, we're out.  Any other early birds?



Following me on the Insta?   (Advorunner)
Come play.


Fancy some new protein balls?   






So easy.

You Need:

6 scoops of vanilla Muscle Gain
2 c rolled oats (I'm still obsessed with TJ's gluten free)
3/4 c natural peanut butter (hi lover)
2 very ripe bananas
a very hefty shake of cinnamon (my shake may have lasted approx 20 seconds)
a splash of agave

Mix and form into 1 1/2 inch balls.   Roll in your favorite "toppings."   
I used a variety of chia seeds, crushed almonds, cacao nibs, and cranberies.   
Lay on parchment paper, place in sealed container, and place in freezer for approx 2 hours to set.
After 2ish hours- transfer to refrigerator.   
Keep refrigerated and enjoy!
Even my kiddos love these.


My other easy peasy favorite breakfast

Protein Pancakes

#nofilter
#drool

3/4 c egg whites
1 scoop vanilla Muscle Gain
cinnamon (duh..)
a sprinkle of stevia
a dash of vanilla extract

Whisk and pour on hot griddle.
Wait for middle to bubble and flip.   
Top with 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter and fresh berries or sliced banana.

Y-U-M

A hefty dose of protein and this kept me full for dayyyyys....



Ummmm....

Have you guys heard about the new Advocare distributor deal?

This is huge.

If you're still paying full price for products, now is the time to stop doing that.


Sooo... for $59, you're getting...




A sampler pack of our beloved Spark

A sampler pack of one of my favorite running-related products-  Rehydrate

A sampler pack of my favorite Meal Replacement Shakes

PLUS... 20% off anything you ever order forever and ever.....including 10 day cleanses, 24 Day Challenges, fueling your Spark addiction.

Oh and this cute blender bottle because you're gonna need this to mix up the fabulousness mentioned above.


Oh and I'll add you to my team Facebook message board for additional support, fun, and reindeer games.

Have questions?

advocarerunner1@gmail.com


Don't even get me started on the new Advisor deal..
Wanna save 40% on products?   AND have the opportunity to earn extra income, should you ever choose to do so????

Another post on that coming soon.