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Game Day


Its a BEAUTIFUL fall Sunday morning and perfect day for Football!   I am so grateful for my birthday gift, a ticket to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburg Steelers (go Birds!).   Excitement and hope are in the air in South Philly as a legit quarterback is rising in the organization.   Get on the Wentz Wagon because he is smart, dynamic and determined.

Ok I am done my Football analysis.

Time to talk about how I plan to keep focused on my goals and still enjoy myself at today’s tailgate.  

Heading off for a football game is an all day event.  Leave at 10:30am, tailgate 11:30-3:30pm, game start at 4:25pm, sit in traffic 8:30pm and get home at 9:30pm to give Gavin a kiss good night.  Knowing all that and the it was a “surf and turf” tailgate theme, I shifted around my meal prepping to Saturday.  I grilled a bunch of meats for lunches and dinners and then made two sides (one of which is heading to the tailgate)  Theme of meal prep… Cook once, eat all week!

Vegetable Quinoa Medley

Brussel Sprout Sweet Potato Hash


Sunday Morning – Game Day

My main goals for food choices is protein with each meal, sneak vegetables in whereever, drink loads of water, and some “damage control” AdvoCare products. 

  • 5:10am Wake (out of bed 5:30am)
  • 5:30am Spark!
  • 5:45am Mediate (work in progress) goal now is 3 minutes, lol
  • 5:50am Pre-workout: AdvoCare Muscle Strength
  • 6:15am Pre-workout: 1/2 banana and 1 tbsp. of sunflower butter
  • 6:45am Workout
    • Strict Press 5×5
    • EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) check out video below
      • 5 Pull-Ups (subbed with Body Row)
      • 5 Front Squat 65#
    • 200 Jump Ropes
    • Accessory work: Shoulders and Triceps
    • Loved this workout because I got in solid strength work in and the EMOM kept me moving, got my heart rate up and I got sweaty! On top of that it only took 40 minutes… WIN!

  • 7:30am MNS and Crave Check.  Crave Check is a my damage control for tailgate and game fun.  
  • 8:00 am Breakfast – 3/4 egg whites, 1/4 cup oatmeal and chia seeds
  • 9:30 am ThermoPlus, second damage control product 
  • 10:00 am Snack –AdvoShake and 1/4 scoop protein
  • 11:30 am – Have a good one time 




AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Update: Days 1-4

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Update: Days 1-4

Hi, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you!

I’m currently doing the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge and blogging my experience with it both for accountability for myself and to show other people what it’s all about. Today is start of Day 4 and I am happy to report that I have lost 4 lbs since Day 1. On top of weight loss feeling 

  • Energized without afternoon slump
  • Less bloated and blah because of slug sitting in my gut 
  • Satisfied! Eating 5-6 meals every few hours of protein, carbs, veggies, fruits and fats
  • Less scared of putting on jeans

I am doing the challenge with a group of my challengers.  It certainly adds a layer of accountability, support and fun to have friends to lean on during the challenge.   The last 4 days we have check in on each other, sent encouraging emojis and shared pictures of tasty recipes.  

Here are few snap shots from last four days! 

Lunch! Veggie Soup+Lean Ground Meat+Brown Rice

Dinner! Grilled Chicken and Veggies+ Cauliflower

PM Herbal Cleanse Pack

Lunch! Baked Salmon topped with Tomatoes+Green Beans+Sweet Potatoes

DAY 4! Feelin like a Boss!

Stay tuned for more!