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It seems silly that one 24-day Challenge devoted to healthier eating and living could change me that distinctly. But it did. When I decided to take it on, I was committed. Ready to be someone different. Ready to admit that I drank way too much wine as a way to relax (I actually really don't like all the mommies-who-wine memes on Facebook, because they obscure a larger problem at work). Ready to admit that I no longer ate as healthily as I once did. Ready to admit that I was beginning to look and feel middle-aged. So making the changes recommended by the Advocare Challenge was actually pretty easy. And it became easier and easier because I saw such great results - mentally and physically. Seeing is believing.
I took these pictures so I could show the physical difference (I did lose 11 pounds and 10 inches - 4 inches in my waist alone). But I think the mental difference is more important . The smile on my face in the second picture says it all. I FEEL better. I wanted to stop assaulting my body, and I've started down a new path. I decided that I was worth it - worth what I would have spent every day on wine and coffee alone;), worth what I easily spent on one of my children in one month.
Our next big group challenge starts September 8th. If you're ready to make a change, message me and I can help you along. You can read more about the challenge here (and even order one if you want:)). You can read more about other people's success stories here. Who knows, you might be the next one:). J