Insanity

Hello everyone, I am very happy to report that I have just completed my first month of the insanity program. I am down from my start weight of 217 to 204 as of this morning! This program is very challenging but the rewards are worth the challenge. Also, as most of you know I take advocare products daily. I can admit without a doubt that these products have helped me get through this first month. You see I did this insanity program about 3 years ago before I took advocare products and I quit after about 3 weeks in because I could not get over the soreness and fatigue. This time around, I can credit my success in the insanity program directly to Advocare. I haven’t had any issues with soreness or fatigue since day 1 and that is proof enough for me to know that these products work. I challenge you to give Advocare a try today!

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Half Marathon madness :/

I was newly pregnant, working full time and still teaching at a local gym after work. So I thought it would be a great idea to plan to train for a half marathon after I had the baby to help lose the unwanted “baby weight”. I went on a search to every consignment shop/website I could to find the perfect jogging stroller. Finally I found one: Great condition, barely used it advertised… Awesome! This was a perfect find… SOLD!!

Fast forward a few months. I had my baby at the end of April. What perfect weather to train for a half marathon right?? I had full intentions of signing up for St. Jude Half Marathon because it is so rewarding to know that your contributions go to such a wonderful cause. Plus, you get to run past the hospital and have those sweet babies cheer you on as you run in their honor. It is such a fun race to run. I ran this very race a few years ago. I trained hard and completed the race without stopping (which was my ultimate goal)and finished in approximately 2 hours and 15 minuets.

So about 6 weeks after the baby was born the registration opened for the St Jude half marathon (keep in mind that if you do not sign up for this race within a day or so of the opening of registration, you will not get a spot… its a very popular race to run!). Suddenly my grandfather had a heart attack with a massive brain aneurysm and was put on life support. The whole family spent several days at the hospital as he held on for dear life. Needless to say, signing up for a half marathon was the least of my concerns at that time. So I did not get to sign up for St. Jude 😦

A dear friend of mine tagged me in a post one day about a half marathon in Orange beach that you run down the main beach road as you come to the finish line. Who would not want to run on the beach?!? So of course I said, “sign me up”. And she did… plus my husband and a few other friends we knew. I set a personal goal to try to beat my original half marathon time of 2hours 15mins. We started a Facebook group, posted training programs, motivation pictures, met up to complete our long runs… until it started getting cold. It is REALLY hard to take a young baby out into the bone chilling cold weather to run. No matter how “perfect” my jogging stroller was, it would not keep him from catching a cold, my husband was training too I could not leave the baby home with him to go run, my chest was still too big and the two sports bras were not enough to hold those babies in place. We would put the baby in child care at the gym and run on the back track, but 24 circles was about all that I could handle on that merry go round. And so the excuses began… I basically quit training and blamed it on the difficulty to train with a baby. Which is true!

So… The weekend of the race I made myself a new goal… I wanted to at least cross the finish line before the cutoff time for the half marathon (which was 3 hours I think) and I prayed ALOT! We ate a good dinner that night and got to bed at a decent time. I got up that morning with such mixed emotions. I knew this was about to be a tough day so I pulled out my bag of Advocare  products. I took my morning ENERGY cocktail of Spark and Thermoplus and I let that kick in. I ate my VO2 Prime bar for breakfast and said another prayer. Right before we walked out of the door I pulled out my secret weapon… O2 Gold!!! I popped two of those and waited for the magic to happen. Advocare-VO2-PrimeO2 Gold

 

 

 

I ran the first 8 miles without stopping. I walked some about mile 8.5 to get some water and to refuel with some Rehydrate gel that I had tucked in the ipod pocket of my running pants. I stretched to get the cramps out of my calves, went to the bathroom, and we were off again. I finished the race in 2 hours and 30 minutes which was just 15 minutes off of my original time and goal that I had set. When we got back to the condo we did a few rounds of contrast bath between the hot tub and freezing cold January swimming pool to help with the inflammation. I ended my night with a tall glass of Rehydrate and Nighttime Recovery.

Guys… THESE PRODUCTS WORK!!! I am in NO WAY promoting running a half marathon without proper training, but there is no way that I could have completed this half marathon without my AdvoCare products. They really do help. So if you are a long distance runner, or even someone who is looking to train for their first half marathon please consider these products. They will make your life so much easier during AND after the race! If you want to learn more about the products or have questions please visit us at Wellnesskings.com. Happy running 🙂

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half marathon amy jerry

pre half marathon amy2 jerry

 

My morning ENERGY cocktail!

Hey guys this is Amy. I wanted to share with you a little secret of mine. I am a full time therapist at a very busy hospital, I teach multiple group fitness classes each week at the local gym and I have a very active 10 month old. Needless to say… I am ALWAYS on the go!! What keeps me going each and every day is what I call my “morning ENERGY cocktail”. This cocktail consists of AdvoCare Spark and Thermoplus. While most people athermoplus bottlere making thesparkir coffee or drinking sodas, I go straight to the kitchen as soon as my feet hit the floor and mix my glass of Spark energy drink and take my first Thermoplus pill (fyi: each pill burns up to 150 calories just to digest). This will usually sustain my energy level through a typical work day. If I know that I am going to have a busy afternoon, I will have another “cocktail” about 1pm to push me through. So whether you are searching for a place to crash for a mid afternoon nap at work or an exhausted stay at home mother who cannot find the energy to play with your kids this may be the “cocktail” you have been searching for! If you are looking for a healthy alternative energy drink that will not cause that notorious CRASH… order Spark today!!

Check out this comparison chart for AdvoCare Spark compared to other sources of energy drinks! Spark-Comparison

For more information about AdvoCare and the products offered please visit our website at Wellnesskings.com

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How Advocare has changed our lives

Jerry and I are always on the go/scheduling our days to the max. So much that I generally have a hard time shutting down at night because I am still “going”. Honestly, I was not always like that. I used to come home mid afternoon and take a nap every day because I was SO exhausted. I would push things aside because I just didn’t have the energy or desire to attempt it. Since then I have discovered AdvoCare and it has CHANGED MY LIFE!! Both in health and financially. I have more energy than I know what to do with most days and have almost lost all of my baby weight in the process. So if you are struggling to get through your day… do not have the energy to even play with your kids/get through a workout in the afternoon… or maybe you desire extra income/ to work from home with your kids, I have some exciting things to share with you!! If you can relate to ANY of the above please do not hesitate to get with me and I will be happy to share more of my story and my LOVE for AdvoCare with you!! Amypking11@gmail.com or j.king0995@gmail.com
Amy- spark!!!, thermoplus, vo2 prime bars, rehydrate, oasis, catalyst, breakfast shakes, O2 Gold.
Jerry- spark, arginine extreme, nighttime recovery, vo2 primeO2 Gold.
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minion spark

Why Spark

If you’ve recently heard of AdvoCare and it’s product line, you’ve most likely heard of their new energy drink SPARK. Anyone who consumes energy drinks on a regular basis may want to take a look at AdvoCare SPARK as an alternative to your name brand energy drinks.

AdvoCare SPARK is a sugar free, vitamin and amino acid supplement that sharpens mental focus while providing long lasting energy without the CRASH! Unlike many energy drinks you see at your local c-store or shopping center, SPARK is formulated to give you a steady flow of energy without the jitters. A single serving will give you hours of energy, with no worries of the awful caffeine and sugar crash that most people experience with everyday energy drinks like Red Bull, Rockstar and others.

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to your everyday energy drinks . . .without compromising the “kick?” AdvoCare SPARK is perfect for you!

KEY BENEFITS from AdvoCare.com:spark

Enhances mental energy and focus*
Provides support for long-lasting energy*
Helps fight occasional drowsiness*
21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients
Sugar-free and only 45 calories
Helps reduce free radicals*
For a quick boost of energy*: AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you the quick boost you’re looking for.* Caffeine supports the processes in the central nervous system and muscles that enhance mental energy and focus in a relatively short amount of time.* The amino acid taurine helps provide the fast-acting energy you need that won’t overstimulate or overburden your body.*

For long-lasting energy*: The B vitamins that are present in each serving of AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink enhance your body’s natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, leading to long-lasting benefits.* Since your body looks to carbohydrates, protein and fat as its primary sources of energy, it makes sense to enhance the metabolism of each for optimal energy production. B vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 all specifically contribute to the conversion of the foods we eat and the calories we store for energy.

For mental focus and clarity*: The neuroactive amino acids in AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink help increase your mental focus and alertness by supporting your brain’s ability to receive and send messages to and from the nervous system.* For example, L-tyrosine an amino acid found in dietary proteins, is believed to improve mental energy and focus by serving as a precursor for specific neurotransmitters. Furthermore, the choline and GABA found in AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink are essential for nerve function, muscle control, memory and many other functions.* Together, the nutrients found in AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink provide the energy, mental focus and well-rounded nutrition that makes it the most effective energy drink on the market.*

Visit me at www.wellnesskings.com to order your Spark today!!!