Sunday, November 1, 2015

November! And We've Got a Post!

Coming out strong right outta the gate!!!

This was me approximately four hours ago.


Turns out that now that the official "fall back" has hit that 5:30 p.m. is  the new midnight.


All kinds of fun.

And all kinds of Milk Duds.   

This ain't your first rodeo.   You guys know the Milk Duds get me every year.

Three days of shenanigans = two tired monkeys, two belly aches,  and a tired mama who was ready to hit the hay at 5:30 p.m.   As mentioned, this is technically the new midnight so this was practically acceptable. 

Soo....the little one was all prepped and ready to be a mermaid.   Then at the last minute, she decided that mermaid costumes are for babies and they're super embarrassing and...all the kids are gonna think she's a toddler...  and.... crocodile tears....and sobbing on the floor....and.... the school party starts in like 5 minutes....and.... I just bought this God forsaken costume from Pottery Barn Kids and you're gonna be cute and wear it just like we planned....

Next think you know, my butt crack is sweating and I'm whipping out a witch costume from the toy room circa 2012.   

It's never easy is it?    But somehow we sacrificed and she did end up a mermaid for approximately 30 minutes the next day.  

So winning...kinda.

Diet bet starts tooooomorrrow.....

The pot is right at $500 and still growing.     STILL time to get in!  

Missed the story?   Here ya go, yo.

Now that it's November, we can start getting serious about talking about how we're gonna get our Christmas shopping done early...

.... And then still wait till December to panic.

But seriously... we CAN start talking about how we're gonna get our Turkey Trot on! 

Start getting your plan mapped out.    It's #GDFR.

In case you  missed the deets.

Run/ walk/ crawl/ move forward in any manner.    Must be the distance of a 5 k and must happen on Thanksgiving Day.  

Post a pic on my Facebook page or post a pic on Instagram with #AdvorunnerTurkeyTrot.  One of my monkeys will complete the live drawing.  

Two Prizes involved this year...  
1. One full 10 day cleanse! Who doesn't need to do a 10 day cleanse between Thanksgiving and Christmas????  Exxxxactly.   
2. My favorite running product with a side of Spark... 1 bottle of 02Gold and 1 box of Spark of your choice.  
Get your plan down! We're all in it together!

Did I tell you guys I've got a partner Crossfit Competition coming up??

I'm pretty pumped but this pretty much sums up my partner.   Da Crossfit PoPo.  I love her though.

This day is gonna be all kinds of awesome and hilarious.

I'll be giving you guys a full update on how I fueled once again.     I'll be anxious to compare my last comp and the products I used to this one.  

That is coming up in exactly 14 days so time to get serious up in here.

For my Diet Betters and 24 Day Challenge peeps... good luck tomorrow!   

For the rest of's Monday.. give it hell!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lose Weight with AdvoRunner BEFORE the holidays- And win moolah too!

Let's talk about the facts.

**We've gotta act fast.**

AdvoRunner is working with DietBet to get us svelte  BEFORE the holidays.    

Lose 4% of your body weight in November AND be held accountable.   Don't wait till the New Year.  Enjoy the holidays with that special "I'm feeling good about myself" glow.    
Girl (and boys too)...You know what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Here's the story.

1.  We've got a special "Lose Weight BEFORE the holidays" link set up on Diet Bet. 

2.   Place a one time bet of $35 bet that you  lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks, starting on Monday November 2nd!

The peeps at Diet Bet manage all of our bet's, which means they manage the moolah.

3.   At the end of 4 weeks, anyone in our Diet Bet group who has lost 4% of their body weight ,  splits the entire pot.    Meaning, you'll make your money back and THEN some.

4.  But it gets better....  Anyone who uses the 24 Day Challenge  to lose said 4% of body weight and purchases from someone on my team or myself , automatically gets entered to win EXTRA moolah from yours truly.

After I get the final word from Diet Bet on who achieved the 4% loss ...

Yours truly will be giving THREE RANDOM winners:

1.   $75 in cold hard cash.
2.  $50 in cold hard cash.
3.  A canister of the new amazing formula of our beloved Spark.  

***ANYONE can participate.      However, the additional above mentioned prizes will only be available to the Advocare users.   EVERYONE can win a cut of the pot, though, so everyone... SHUM on.

And did I mention...?  

I just paid my bet to Diet Bet and have already received the email telling me what to do next.  

Wanna know WHY I'm in?
It goes a little something like this...

You know I am not a big believer in the scale and when I weigh in on Monday, this will be the first time I've weighed myself in ages.

However, I have reason to believe I'm probably up about 5 or 6 lbs.    I'm normal too.   And I love queso.  After all.... #everykissbeginswithqueso   And I love #AllTheNutButters.    We all know that.
 And I've been way to lax in general.

Yes I work out, eat healthy the majority of the time, and take the most awesome supplements in the world...


I've still been falling into bad habits.  An unplanned happy hour here and there,  stress eating when my kids need to be in 14 places at once, not drinking enough water.   You guys know the drill.

So I'm in this with y'all.  

We start on Monday!    If you're 24 Day Challenging, we finish that the DAY before Thanksgiving.   #hollah.

The 4 weeks will officially end on November 29th.   Either way, we've got to contend with Thanksgiving in there but we're all in the same boat.    A splurge on T-Day is probably to be expected.   However, we'll definitely hold each other accountable.

Let's answer some burning questions.

1.  How does it REALLY work?   

It's simple.  I promise.

2.  How does Diet Bet know people aren't cheating and how do the weigh ins work???

You can read the official rules and how it all goes down here.  

But in a nutshell...

*Diet Bet sends you an email with a private, "secret weigh in word."

You take two pics of yourself. 

One in plain "airport security attire"on the scale.
One of the actual scale with your "secret weigh in word."

Shoot those pics straight to Diet Bet from your phone and you're done.

You'll repeat the above process on the last day of the contest and then hopefully sit back and collect your winnings. 

So get yourself locked in, if you're challenging with us, get that loot ordered TODAY.   

The direct link to our game is here.

Feel free to share with all of the universe.  The bigger the pot gets, the happier we get when we win that moolah.

Happy Wednesday.  Let's give it hell.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Sentiments

Ahhh... once again, it's like the olden days!

Sunday Sentiments!

Let's see....

It's fall, y'all.   

Who else's running route looks like this?   I couldn't get enough.   

Honestly, this weekend was pure fall deliciousness.

Speaking of running and fall deliciousness,  are we ready for the second annual AdvoRunner Turkey Trot???


You know the rules...

Run/ walk/ crawl/ move forward in any manner.    Must be the distance of a 5 k and must happen on Thanksgiving Day.  

Post a pic on my Facebook page or post a pic on Instagram with #AdvorunnerTurkeyTrot.  ‪#‎AdvorunnerTurkeyTrot‬. One of my monkeys will complete the live drawing later that day.  

Two Prizes involved this year...  
1. One full 10 day cleanse! Who doesn't need to do a 10 day cleanse between Thanksgiving and Christmas????  Exxxxactly.   
2. My favorite running product with a side of Spark... 1 bottle of 02Gold and 1 box of Spark of your choice.  
Get your plan down! We're all in it together!

What else?

A little 5k with my favorite 9 year old.

Running 9 year olds are my favorite 9 year olds.
'Specially this one.

Speaking of 9 year olds...   Ummm... Target's initial loot is back.    

Obviously, I strapped those kids in the car and drove mach 90 to Target to score this...

The initial tassel keychain.   There's more where this came from...

According to the Facebook, lots of you here in the 614 ran this....

Which makes me very happy.

4 miles.   Finished on the 50 of my favorite stadium in the land.     Yes, please.  #advocoasttocoast #gobucks #614 #hashtag #hashtag 

This was followed by this...

Followed by brunch which entailed this...

Oh mylanta.   You guys.    Gourmet doughnuts at brunch are kinda the thing.     Good Lordy.

I made the executive decision that this here caliber of doughnut just doesn't roll around every day.    So basically these beauty's served as an appetizer.  

Don't even feel remotely sad about it.

We've got a whole slew of 10 Day Cleanses and 24 Day Challenges coming up between now and Christmas.

Yes and yes.

I'll see you guys again this week.


Love you, miss you, mean it.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The benny's and other topics, of course.

Sooo...  I can't take it any longer so love me through it.   We've gotta talk about the benny's of this here little Advo distirbutor kit, friends.  

Over the course of time, lots of you have gone to my website, ordered your Spark, paid FULL price..... because " It's just easier to pay full price / I don't wanna be locked in / I don't wanna sell anything / I didn't know about the distributor kit/  I'm not ready to do that.."   rinse and repeat....

In all honesty... I get it.  I was that person too.     

So....Years pass by and you're STILL my people and you're STILL paying full price for your Spark.     

Time to cry for me, Argentina.

This pains me for numerous reasons.

It's such an easy peasy thing.

Lemme do some 'splainin.

#1.    You don't have to sell anything.  At all.  Ever.   The End.  Unless you want to.   However, that's a whole different post.
 But srrrsyly.  This kit unlocks your discount.    And provides you with free spark.  That's it.  Prommy.

#2.    For $79, you're RECEIVING $69 worth of Spark.  3 boxes.  #turndownforwhat

#3.  For the same $79, you're also getting 20% off anything you ever order again.  Forever and ever Amen.
    Run out of your three boxes of Spark?   No probs.

20% off your next order.  And the next, rinse and repeat.

It legit.  Promise. 
No commitment to sell anything, no minimum orders required, no auto shipment.  
It's truly as easy as it seems. 

#4.  You also get to be a part of our little Facebook community in which we say things like 
"ummm... when is Rehydrate Gel coming back??? I'm dying a slow death here!"   And  "OMG, I ate more than 5 lumberjacks this weekend and need to do an emergency 10 day cleanse, who is with me?"    
Ya know, the basics.

Do you order Spark from someone on my team?
Do yourself a large and contact them.  Tell 'em you're ready to roll.   

Still ordering from me and still paying retail?  

Do yourself another large and take the plunge.  Right here.   

You'll have your Spark AND your discount in a hot second.

Now.... still haven't had Spark?   

We need to talk about that too.  

THIS post from a million years ago is one of the top read posts on this little bloggy.   Who doesn't wanna know why they need Spark?  

The thing is, this post was written before the new formula was released.   WHICH is even more amazing.   Less calories, less carbs.   Winner.  All day.

Other things we need to discuss.

1.   Do you know about Apple Music?

You guys, apparently, I'm the last person in the free world to know about this.  However, it's a true Christmas miracle that just keeps on giving.    You all know I download music like it's my 4th job.    However, I'm now paying $9.99 a month for whatever I desire at any given moment.   I mean?

If I'm being honest with myself, I was spending that and then some in one week  on I Tunes.   I partially blame my friend Nikki.   But still...

2.    My 9 year old turned... well...9 today.   And honestly....  the time flying aspect is frightening me.

And while we're at it, can we talk about the 5 1/2 year old growing up too?   

3.   Thank you to my Keep Collective lovers.  

You guys rock.  

Interested in free KEEP from the comfort of your couch and pj's?    Message me and I'll set you up with a painless online Facebook social.

The new holiday line drops tomorrow to designers and soon thereafter for everyone else.   Now's the time.  Getcho self some.

The majority of my hostesses earn around $100 in free loot.  Not bad for playing with bling and telling your story via arm candy.

4.   Is anyone else having a love affair with their crockpot?

What I really need to know is if anyone else has ever done this...?

Because I'm about to.    All the prep done.   Remover from freezer and crank the crock pot.   

Here's the other thing.    My crockpot makes me a happier person in general.     Yes, I know this sounds ridiculous.. but wait for it...

** I have an automatic sense of accomplishment when something is placed in the crockpot before I leave home for the day.  

** My day then involves zero food related dinner stress.

** I anticipate the smell of delicious said crockpot dinner all day.

**The actual smell upon arrival.. #hollah

**Minimal clean up, minimal kitchen mess, just minimal dinner chaos.

Ya feel?

Shall we start a crockpot revolution?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Did You Know?

Hey girl, hey...

Did you know that I've joined the October Mileage Challenge?  AND I want you to join me?

We've got 31 days, friends.    The month is our oyster. 

October 3rd. Tally for me thus far = Zero Miles.   So there's that...   #CrossfitLife

But seriously... 1/2 marathon this month.  Plus amazing fall running weather.   

100 Miles.  

Let's do it.

Roger That.

That my mail situation is  out of control?

You guys, enter Rocksbox 

Do you wanna buy every single piece that Kendra Scott produces?      Only... you've gotta be somewhat responsible and somehow refrain from doing exactly that??

This is why we all need Rocksbox.'s off chuhzaine, doe.

So... hear me out. 

First things first, those amazing peeps at Rocksbox have  offered all you AdvoRunner blog readers a FREE month with code 


The code is live and ready to roll.


No commitment.  Cancel any time.  They're just being nice.   And..... want us to fall in love with Rocksbox, but that's neither here nor there. 

So....if you decide to stay with Rocksbox, you pay $19 per box after you're done with your freebie.      Each box contains 3 amazing pieces of jewelry, based on your profile.   You wear it till you're bored, send it back, rinse and repeat.  OR... you keep a piece and automatically get $10 of your $19 credited towards the piece of jewelry that you decided to keep.

I just got my first box and am kinda in love with all 3 pieces.  Which is frightening and exhilarating
 for what's to come.  

That there's been a serious discovery involving a bootleg Pumpkin Spice Latte?    Discovered by my girl, Nealy...  On the Pinterest... for all to know and love.

Oh My...

280 calories... and a whole lotta goodness.

Here's what we need... 

1 packet Coffeeccino

10 oz Water, ice, shake or blend.   TTTD...

That right NOW is a great time to start a 24 Day Challenge?   If not now....when?  The holidays are coming, friends.  And they're typically never pretty.

Newbies, join us on the FB board... we need some new meat!    

Remember when I tried the Lean in 13 Program?    And hated every minute??

I'm "dabbling" with the thought of giving it another whirl.  

I mean... it's 13 Days for the love of the land.

For those of you who have done it..and completed it, I wanna hear about it.

I get emails on the reg asking about LI13 and I hate that I pretty much have to say...

I've got nothin....

So yes, let's talk about this.

That fall is awesome?    Warm weather people, I'm real sorry you've gotta hear us midwest and east coast peeps blabbing about fall all over the Insta and FB for 2 months.    Love us through it.  
  Technically, it all evens out in the winter when we're walking 10 miles uphill in the blizzard of 2016 to get to work.

First there's the candles (duh.)

ps-  I'm convinced that Salted Caramel is pretty much my beloved and extinct Summer Boardwalk in disguise.   Not 100% but close enough to make me super happy.

The Indoorsy sweatshirt is back in action.

Oh and if this right here isn't reason enough, I don't know what is.

Ya Feel??

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Is This Thing On? An Update

No seriously.   This summer has been ridiculously busy.   And ridiculously fun.

   But no srssly... in the meantime, this blog has gone to hell in a handbag.

 Remember when I used to post 2-3 times a week?   
Sniff.   I miss that.

What's happened to us?

Truth be told, the Instagram  is kinda taking over the bloggy world.  Sad but true.   You can keep up with your peeps multiple times a day.   It's quick, easy, portable.   Errrbody doing it.     

But yes, where've I been?     

Hanging with those monkeys.

I swear they both grew 2 feet this summer.

Doing a whole lotta Advocare-ing.

I know it seems like the blog and social media are my main Advo- related squeezes but that couldn't be farther from the truth.   The good stuff comes in grass roots relationships and conversations.    Promise.   I love the social media world but nothing replaces the in real life and on the phone stuff.   It just doesn't.      Now granted, I've made a whole lotta fabulous connections from the bloggy/ social media world and I love that more than Oprah loves (loved?) biscuits.  

Crossfitting, Running, and Yoga-Ing

Here's the deal.   I've made a very responsible "big girl" decision....

I've deferred my Chicago Marathon entry until next year....

I know...!?!?

But the real deal is...  I wasn't enjoying my long runs.  In fact, I was dreading them.    And squeezing them in without thought, here and there and whenever I could.

I wanted to be at Crossfit, yoga, running 5 or 6 miles.... basically ANYWHERE but squeezing in the 14, 16, or 18 mile run that I was supposed to be doing.

The old me would have muscled through.

The new me said... "meh... Not feeling it.. I'm gonna spend my time doing what I enjoy."   

So I deferred.  Then I immediately drummed up a group to run the Columbus Half Marathon with me.   
  You know I can't NOT do a fall race.   A full marathon felt daunting this year.   The Columbus Half feels amazing.  
My runs are good.  I still have time for Crossfit and the other physical stuff I love.

So as far as I'm concerned, winning.   All around.  

This is the first year in forever I haven't ran a full.   And I'm okay with it.

Keep Collective-Ing

I have no idea how this happened.   But I've somehow built a little team.    And I swear it's fun.  I blame the Cali girls.   

Want in on my little KEEP gig?     $149 for a whole lot of goodies, which makes you a designer.   Pretty much everything I've done has been online.   I've made back my $149 investment a zillion times.   I can't make this up.  Did I mention it's way fun?   

And lastly....

You guys, I'm obsessed with FanDuel.   I wish I were joking.   

Now that NFL football is full throttle, this is kinda the best thing ever.    

Umm.... is that Advorunner in first place out of 100 playaaaah's for all of Sunday night?    Yes.  Yes it is.

Love football?   You need FanDuel in your life immediately.   Find me.  Let's go head to head.  I'm cereal.

Obvi-  my Advo boys, 'specially Drew, are my picks every time.

Anyway, I miss you guys and now that summer is over, I'm hoping to be back to regular blogging.   Seriously.   

Let's be BFF's again....
Love you, miss you, mean it....

The end.