Day 10 of my 24 Day AdvoCare Challenge

Here it is, the final day of the cleanse.  Wednesday October 31st, 2012.  Halloween!  Also Post Hurricane Sandy is in effect.  School is still cancelled.  Im home with MJ all day (yay!).  Basically, my day is nothing like my normal routine.  So I will be posting an update to my previous blog…

Fitting the 24 Day AdvoCare Challenge into your Daily Life

No workout today.  Recovery Day.

  • Meal #1 – ProBiotic RESTORE™ ULTRA and the Fiber Drink with 20 oz of water.  grapes and blueberries, 1/2 whole wheat high fiber english muffin + organic peanut butter.  water.
  • Meal #2 (my attempt at healthy chicken parm) breaded baked chicken, 2% cheese, lite pasta sauce.  coke zero.  water
  • Meal #3 – fat free greek yogurt + handful of almonds.
  • Meal #4 – lean burger (95/5) on sandwich thin bun (100 calories), organic ketchup.  30 minutes later – SPARK
  • Meal #5 – Halloween party! – small piece of homemade apple pie (did I just attempt to convince you it was OK to eat apple pie because I said “homemade”?  probably.), small piece of homemade banana bread (yup, I did it again :).  Decaf coffee and water.  This party was a small victory for me.  In previous visits I have crushed multiple servings of pie and banana bread (as a former fat boy FFB, I find this very easy).  But I stayed focused on my goals and did not beat myself up to much.
  • Meal #6 Turkey Taco meat w/ a bag of steamed veggies.  Apple.  handful of almonds.  +4 OmegaPlex. 

Day 8 of the AdvoCare Challenge

Monday, 10/30/12.  Hurricane Sandy is HERE but the 24 Day Challenge continues 🙂  Work and Day Care is closed today so were all home staving off Cabin Fever.  Also more temptations when I’m home.  I find myself eating more when I am surrounded by food.  So I have to actively focus on my goals and the challenge.  The details are below.  I think I did pretty good.

Kelly and I both were able to workout.  Yup, reason #451 to have a Garage Gym.  A.K.A. “The Strength Compound”.  Yup #2, Garage Gym is in capital letters.  It is that important.  Modified my workout to strength maintenance and increased fat burning (details at the bottom).  Kelly did an 8 exercise strength circuit for 3 sets.  Both done in less than 60 minutes.

  • Meal #1 – ProBiotic RESTORE™ ULTRA and the Fiber Drink with 20 oz of water.  grapes and blueberries.
  • Meal #2 – whole wheat high fiber english muffin + organic peanut butter.  coffee
  • Meal #3 – Steak and mushrooms.  Coke Zero.  handful of almonds. 
  • Meal #4 – Apple.  small turkey chilli.  small protein bar.  30 minutes later – PRE WORKOUT SPARK + creatine!

Today’s Workout – Lower Body 

Deadlift – 135×3, 185×3, 225×3, 275×3, 315×3, 365×3, 415×3. = Strength maintenance of 455 lbs deadlift

Metabolic Strength Circuit = increased fat burning.  Moderately heavy weights (50% of 1RM) in a circuit format (multiple full body exercises with minimal rest)

  1. BB Hang Clean 135 lbs
  2. BB Front Squat 135 lbs
  3. BB Chest Press 185 lbs
  4. Burpees x 10
  5. BB Row 135×12
  6. Band Crunches
  7. 2 sets of 10 reps each.  My ass was kicked!
  • Meal #5 – (Post Workout) Super Shake – 2 scoops of whey protein.  2% organic milk.  ice and water for consistency.
  • Meal #6 – baked breaded chicken w/ light BBQ sauce.  bag of steamed veggies.  handful of walnuts.  grapes.  Coke Zero.  + 4 OmegaPlex

Day 7 of the AdvoCare Challenge

Today was the last day of the cleanse that occurred during a weekend.  The weekend is where most people fall apart on their diets; I hope I did O.K.

  • ProBiotic RESTORE™ ULTRA before breakfast.
  • Meal #1 – Super Shake.  2 scoops of whey protein + 2% organic milk + frozen mixed berries + ice and water for consistency
  • Meal #2 – whole wheat high fiber english muffin + organic peanut butter.  grapes
  • Meal #3 – apple + small protein bar.  fat free greek yogurt + walnuts
  • Meal #4 – Steak and mushrooms.  Coke Zero.  handful of gold fish.  + 4 OmegaPlex.
  • Meal #5 (sunday dinner with the in-laws) 2 meatballs, London Broil, 1/2 baked potato (dry), salad.  1 glass of wine.  2 beers.
  • 3 Herbal Cleanse tablets before bed.  No SPARK today,  too much coffee early in the day

No workout today – OFF Day