My Advocare 24-Day Challenge box arrived today! I am super excited to start this journey towards a healthier lifestyle! So today after work I went grocery shopping! I got to go to Trader Joe’s, because we have one of those in Lincoln. I also went to Walmart because although I love Trader Joe’s I am not made of money! I mainly shopped the outside of the stores, especially at Walmart. I think the only non-outside aisles I went in at Walmart were the Frozen aisle and the spices aisle!
My grocery list consisted of mainly fruits and vegetables. While trying to decide what to put on my grocery list I got a little overwhelmed at what to pic and what to make for my meals but I think I feel pretty good about where I am at.
When I got home…I had my last “bad” meal….Raising Cain’s. It is going to be hard to stay away from there! It is pretty addicting but I wanted to say Goodbye! I did choose the smaller option, opted for ice tea instead of soda, and didn’t get my usual extra piece of toast so I don’t feel as bad about it.
I then went to work prepping some of the items I bought. I portioned out my grapes, carrots, celery, and broccoli. I also cut up some other items like zucchini and squash as well as the box of strawberries I bought! I put everything in baggies so they will be easy to grab and go or grab and prepare later!
After that I got everything lined up for the meals I planned out tomorrow to save time such as throwing the frozen chicken in the fridge, measuring out rice and putting it in a container ready to cook.
I also put all the products I will need for each day into baggies so they are all in one spot!
I only really planned meals for the next three days to get me to the weekend. The husband is gone so I know I will have time this weekend to do lots more meal prep!
Today I printed some resources off of the Choose the Challenge website that Advocare has. One of them is a list of weight and body measurements. So before I was done being productive I pulled out a tape measure and got those done. I also took before pictures. (Sorry I am not brave enough yet to post those!)
Lastly, I set up a calendar in my phone to remind me when to take what and when to eat what so I stay on track. Some of the products you are supposed to take 30 mins before a meal so I wanted to make sure I don’t forget.
My plan is to blog about the challenge frequently. We will see how that goes! :]
So here goes nothing! Send good thoughts and prayers my way so I can stick to this challenge and make a positive change!