24-Day Challenge – The Prep

Advocare 24-Day Challenge

The Supplies

B and I got our act together and went to the grocery store and picked up our supplies for the Advocare 24-Day Challenge, so we are starting TOMORROW! Hopefully this helps with anyone following along and is confused about what to eat, what to take, etc.  I’m going to have a post that I update at the end of every night which has our meals for the deal, Advocare products used, exercise completed and how we felt that day.

All ready!

I totally believe that the most important part of the Challenge is the prep. If you aren’t committed and prepared to start, it’s probably not going to work out! It’s better to start a day or two late in order to give yourself time to shop and prep some items than it is to start on time and not be ready!  I really think that not having good foods at my finger tips is what gets me.  I should shop like this every time I go grocery shopping.  Every time.

All ready!

I try to store all of my fruits and veggies in my Tupperware Fridgesmart Containers.  These are the old ones, but they work just as good as the new ones, so my new ones are still in the packages.  Anyway, these make your fruits and vegetables last longer.  The LAST thing you want to happen is to have your stuff go bad ;(.  I’ll take out what we need for the day and put those in their own containers so I can grab them when I need them and let the rest stay in these!  I know some people use (and swear by) green bags too.

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Fruit Bowl

A well stocked fruit bowl is another must.  If you have a pile of fruit RIGHT THERE, it’s going to make it easier not to go off plan.

More Must Haves

Tuna pouches might be the best invention since sliced bread.  Seriously.   Instead of chips or pretzel m&m’s (my crack), I will have these with me in case I NEED something and I need it now.

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Pre-Portioned

We bought a few big bags of chicken and B trimmed them all, weighed them and vacuum sealed them up to be frozen.  Every night we’ll grab a pack and cook up the next day’s lunch or it’ll be all ready to grab and cook for dinner.

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All ready for morning!

And finally, we are all ready for tomorrow mornings Spark (first) and Fiber Drink (drink FAST).  I’m so not a morning person, so laying it all out helps me remember what I am supposed to be doing / taking and doesn’t give me a chance to forget or do it wrong.

If you are starting the Challenge with us, what are you doing to prepare? Have you been shopping yet?  Planned any meals?  And if you’ve already done the Challenge, any last minute words of advice?  I’m super excited about watching B chug down that fiber drink in the morning.  He’s out having one last pre-challenge hurrah, so I’m sure that’ll go down real nice tomorrow ;).

18 Responses to 24-Day Challenge – The Prep

  1. LaDarica Harvey says:

    This is SOOOOOOO helpful. I plan on starting the challenge this month and I am totally freaking out about what I’m going to eat and how to plan my meals! Thank you so much for this. I will be returning to your site often. Even the information about the Fridgesmart containers is extremely enlightening! Thanks again!

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    Jennifer Reply:

    No problem! I am glad it helped!!! Getting ready for the Challenge is half the battle!!! Best of luck!

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  2. Jodi says:

    I start my challenge on 2/17, thanks so much for laying this out. I am trying to be prepared as possible. xo – j

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    Jennifer Reply:

    Best of luck!

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  3. Ashley says:

    Thanks so much for this. My husband and myself plan on starting in two weeks and I am freaking out about the food. I have an 19 month old and a 3 year old. Hubby is gone all day so it is on me to get all the meals ready and to go grocery shopping. We have a fridge in the garage so I plan on putting all the kids junk food out there lol That way im not suckered in lol.

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    Jennifer Reply:

    THat’s a great idea!!!

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  4. felicia Johnson says:

    I have started my 24 day challenge and I’m really loving it. My first day it hard because of the fiber drink but I’m getting the hang of things

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    Jennifer Reply:

    Good luck!

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  5. Gina says:

    How do I follow your daily blog about your food plan?

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    Jennifer Reply:

    I didn’t keep up with it like I should have, but here is the link:
    http://www.ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com/things-i-sell/advocare/24-day-challenge-the-updates/

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  6. cherish cooper says:

    I was doing the 10 day cleanse and it has not worked……

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    Jennifer Reply:

    What’s going on?

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  7. Valerie Diaz says:

    I noticed your shopping list and it does have a few things that tempt you to go back to your old eating habits. We both are in day 9 and have lost 10lbs each one suggestion is no vinegars!

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    Kristi Reply:

    Why no vinegars?

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  8. Barb says:

    I only have approx. 15 lbs to loose. I eat fairly healthy only I over eat and my portions are too big. Something I struggle with on a daily basis. If I decide to do this cleanse will I loose the weight like someone who has tons more too loose?!

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    Jennifer Reply:

    Are you thinking of just the 10 day cleanse of the full 24 day challenge?

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  9. Monica says:

    What kind of salad dressings would you recommend?

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    Jennifer Reply:

    I usually just chop up my salads which makes them totally delicious, but you can use Walden Farms dressings. Other than that, you can do vinegar with a bit of oil.
    http://www4.netrition.com/waldenfarms_salad_dressing_page.html

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