Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Advocare product review: Trim line [part 1]

I've been trying different products so that I can give them my own personal review (and because I love them!). I won't be trying everything but over time I'd like to sample just everything they have to offer. That will take some time though.


Leptilean is perfect for those times when you feel like you could eat an entire table serving of food. It helps with suppressing your appetite and making you feel full so you only eat what your body really needs. Rather than what you think you need. I'm LOVING this one since I have a hard time with portion control.


Catalyst is just simply amazing! What I love about this is that anyone can take it. It's works great at different times of the day, before or after a work out.. in the morning at night.. between meals. It helps with repairing tissue and maintaining muscle mass all while targeting the body fat to get rid of. It also helps give you more energy and appetite control, which I know everyone can use at some point or another.

MNS Max 3:

I love the MNS (metabolic nutrition system) packets because it's like your daily vitamins all in one strip! So far I've only taken Max 3 since it covers more of what I need within vitamins. But I plan to try Max E and Max C soon. Max 3 is good because it's a nice mix of both E and C. I've noticed since starting with MNS that my skin has been looking healthier since I am getting all the right amounts of oils. Love that!

Meal Replacement Shake:

The meal replacement shakes are simply amazingly delicious! Yes I just said that ha. I've had other brands that were okay but they are NOTHING compared to these. The vanilla tastes like cupcakes (who wouldn't love that!?) and the berry tastes like.. well yummy berries ha. I love mixing these with frozen fruit to make a nice thick tasty shake :] YUM!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Getting to know ME

It's back! And apparently I missed last weeks and didn't even realize it. Bummer.

1. what inspires you?

My husband, people who don't give up even when the whole world is telling them they should.

2. what was the last thing you bought yourself?

This is sad.. I don't remember :( Does Advocare products count?

3. would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home?

mmmm tough one, I like both. I love actually going to the theater and watching a movie on a larger than life screen. But I also love being able to pause and go to the bathroom or get something to eat from my couch. Guess it just depends on how I'm feeling.

4. household chore you don't mind doing?

haha I love to clean. But I guess vacuuming is the one I don't mind at all.

5. coffee or tea?

Chi tea please :] sounds sooo good right now!

6. what could you eat every day and not get sick of??

Fruit. Or one of my bars from advocare, those things are AMAZING!

7. what's the last book you read?

I've been trying to read 'lead like Jesus' Cyndi gave it to me, but my mind has been wondering like crazy and can't concentrate. 'Safe haven' by Nicholas Sparks was the last book I read.

8. do you think you look you "look" your age?

I'm not sure.. I'm almost 24 so you tell me!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I finally got around to upping my picture storage on here, I was being stubborn about it. Since almost all of my posts are with pictures I obviously wasn't blogging. If you hadn't figured out!? ha. Any-who.. Here are a few for now. I started making my own peanut butter. NEVER AGAIN will I buy peanut butter from the store! This was far to simple and quick and the BEST peanut butter I've ever had! I found the recipe HERE. I'm not sure you can even call it a recipe when it only consists of two ingredients. I want some now... If only I had some honey roasted peanuts.. Oh wait I ate them all : /

The dogs were in peanut butter heaven :]

Friday, March 18, 2011


When they say this is fast and easy they aren't kidding! This is a new staples for me. What I love is that I can alter it for Frank since he doesn't like mushrooms.

This post was suppose to have more food updates, but since I've hit my quote (BOO!) I'm apparently going to have to purchase more space. I've heard it's only $5 a year so not bad, but super annoying. Anyways, I don't feel like doing it right now so I guess I'll just give the links to the other recipes.

Bean burritos with salsa: Something you can think up on your own of course. I added the salsa to the beans while they were heating which made it very tasty.

Garlic spinach: A MUST!!

Southwest vegetable stew: Served it over a cooked plain baked potato. Perfect for a fall or winter day. It was neither for me, but I still enjoyed it :]

Stir-fried vegetables with rice: I love stir-fry so this did not disappoint.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Work it work it!

I thought with Frank gone I would have more time to blog.. guess I was wrong. I've been busier than ever.
I added some new stuff to my IA Challenge. Keri over at [The Ronk's] is doing a sugar free month for the second time. It was too late to join in so I decided that April I will go sugar free.. for the most part. There is some sugar in my Advocare products, and since I'm not going to stop those I will be going sugar free minus Advocare ha. So if there is anyone out there who wants to join me, let me know! It will be fun. I'm also doing the 21 day vegan kick start in April.. but again it won't be 100%. There is some milk based products in the protein shakes and bars. So if you want to join me for either.. or both it will be fun :]

I wrote this post yesterday but as I was going to post it my Internet decided to stop working. And it only saved the first paragraph of the whole thing... it of course was a long post! My brain has pretty much already gone to bed so we'll see what I can manage...

I have had 30 Day Shred for a while now, Frank and I love working out to it every once in a while. We just have never done the whole thing straight through. I decided that was something I wanted to throw into the IA Challenge. I started yesterday with level 1 (I'm going to do 10 days each level possibly) and flew through it like it was my pre-work out. I have to thank Advocare for that! My energy, strength and total physical abilities have improved so much in the last (almost) two months I've been on products. So for those who think they won't work, I'm proof that it does :] However, today my lower back feels like it's going to snap in half if I move wrong... so no Jillian today. Boo I will do the whole DVD straight through at some point.

I finally got around to organizing the closest in the spare room the way I wanted too. I am very happy with how much better it looks. I also got a bookcase for our DVDs and Advocare products that are up for sale. I'm very very happy tonight because of those two things. I didn't stop there of course, I went through every square inch of this place re-organizing and getting rid of stuff. I love organizing far too much.

I think I'm going to end it there tonight. I have a lot of blogs I want to get up... and the bath is calling my name... : ]

Friday, March 4, 2011


Excuses are nails used to build a house of failure

This has become one of my new favorite quotes. I just wish I could say I wrote it. A fellow Advocare advisor (I'm so close!) shared this on facebook. This was me growing up, I had an excuse for everything. And I mean EVERYTHING! It wasn't till a few years ago that I realized that I was the only one stopping me from succeeding in life. I was far to afraid of failure, rejection, disappointment and way to stubborn and always wanting to do things my way.

Guess what? I was wrong!

Frank helped me see that I could do far more than I ever thought possible. He kept pushing me when I wanted to give up, it was a real break through. I still battle with my fear of failure, but I have learned that I don't need to hold all those emotions in and try to work on them myself. As soon as I asked God for help and put all trust in Him, this weight began to lift off my shoulders. Now it still is a daily struggle for me but right now all I can do is be obedient. It's some great advice that I should never forget.

I wonder why Advocare never came into my life sooner. With as much emotion and energy I put into helping others just because, I could have made such an impact on peoples lives by now. Who knows, maybe I have and I just don't see it yet...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Exciting news

Some awesome news to share... George has been adopted! I was almost emotional over it, for good reasons, but then the excitement took over in me.

Two weeks ago he went with an older couple who were more than excited to bring him into there family. I took him out there for a meet and greet and knew immediately that he was in the right place. They love big dogs, I believe George is the smallest they've had. And best of all they knew he was going to require lots of work to help him heal from him past. The day before there one week trial was suppose to end Debbie (George's new mom) called and asked for an additional week. They had had a major set back the day before. One of George's problem is being afraid of being left outside since he was left for dead in a park. They live on 4 acres that are fenced so they wanted him to explore on his own and get a feel for it all. Apparently George went crazy and ran off and hid for a while. After he came back he had shut down from everything. They didn't want to give up on him though which is why I still felt like he was meant to be with them.

They called in a trainer to work with him and after just a couple sessions George had made huge improvements. The trainer was certain he would pass with flying colors. So less than a week after asking for the extension Debbie emailed me telling they wanted to finalize everything :] What an amazing couple they are. I couldn't have been more happy for them to find George, they cared and loved him and wanted to help him as much as we did. I continue to pray for them and George, I only want them best for them all.

In other good news my BECU credit card is officially paid off and CANCELED! It feels great. Now we only have our Navy Fed card and two car loans left. Once we start making money from Advocare it will be going straight to the card and getting that thing knocked out.

By the by.. I got a birthday coming up in a few months. If you want to get me anything (and no I'm not asking but there are a few people who will want to do something) just give me cash to put towards our debt. I really don't want anything, I always feel weird getting gifts.

More random posts to come soon. I have some dishes to get done tonight and don't feel like staying up late just to do that, not want I call a fun reason to stay up late.