Monday Motivational Shorts… “Make Time”

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When I share an incredible opportunity with people the most common objection I hear is, “I don’t have time.” I said the same thing when someone introduced the same opportunity to me 3 1/2 years ago. At that point in my life I was working 18 hours a day (4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). I “didn’t have time” for anything else. The truth is, you’ll never “find” time to do anything, but you can always “make” time for things that matter. People make time to watch their favorite t.v. shows, they make time to go out with friends, they make time to go get a few drinks, they make time to fool around on social media for hours throughout the day, etc. There are 24 hours in the day. You’re sleeping only 6-8 of them. Make the time to do things that matter. If I didn’t make time to do things that mattered 3 1/2 years ago then our family would be burdened with daycare costs, hardly ever get to see our child, we would have an unreal amount of debt, and be living with financial stress month after month. I know that life sounds familiar to the majority of Americans and may even be considered “normal” by today’s standards. Instead, my wife has the opportunity to raise our child, we’ve eliminated over $170,000 of debt, and we don’t stress when the bills come around every month or when we have a “surprise cost” when something breaks. Our goal is to make the “normal” type of life a rarity or non-existent for as many people as possible. ‪#‎thankyouadvocare‬ ‪#‎whowantstobenormal‬ ‪#‎maketime‬

24 hours in a day make time

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Protein Pancakes With ONLY 3 Ingredients

AdvoCare meal replacement shake protein pancakesI’m not the cook in our family. My wife takes the cake on that one. See what I did there? 😉 I can; however, cook up a few healthy easy-to-make things in the kitchen. One in particular is protein pancakes that I’ve had multiple times in the past couple weeks. They’re simple, quick, and don’t leave much of a mess at all. Here’s the “whatcha need” and the “how to”:

INGREDIENTS:

  1. One AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake (any flavor)
  2. An egg
  3. Two Tablespoons of Water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, pour in your AdvoCare meal replacement shake, your egg, and your two tablespoons of water.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pour into your cooking pan.
  4. Cook to desired golden or browness! 🙂

That’s it! Really… it’s that easy! Here’s a video of me making them this morning:

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We Are ALL IN For 2016! Are You!?

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We are nearing the end of the holiday season and I hope that you have slowed down enough to enjoy your time with family and friends. We have been blessed many times over in 2015 including our greatest blessing, the birth of Camille!

As we reflect on 2015, we consider ourselves blessed as we remember all of the families we had the pleasure of helping pursue their health and fitness goals each and every day. In addition to helping families with those goals, we have also helped numerous other families begin to replace incomes so that they can have complete time and financial freedom so that they can live life on their terms and with their loved ones. We are always looking for more people that want the same thing. So if that’s YOU or you know someone that is looking for the same thing, let us know and we can help you make 2016 the best year yet!

With that in mind, we are ready for January 2016!  January is always the perfect time of year to refocus and rededicate ourselves to living healthy and happy. We hope that you will decide to join us in this Nationwide 24 Day Challenge.  We all know the AdvoCare products make a difference in people’s lives day in and day out. The two core products we continue to use every day are Spark and the Metabolic Nutrition System, which at full retail are ONLY $4.78 a day! Most people spend more than that on Starbucks, sodas, and junk food throughout the day.

Here are some results from some of our friends that have had success joining us in the past:

Our friend Emily has gone on to lose over 30 pounds and 3 pants sizes!

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Our friends Bert & Debbie completely transformed in just a year:

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Our friends Maggie has gone on to lose 60 pounds, 6 pant sizes, and has kept it off for over a year, and gained energy to keep up with her 3 children:

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So here’s the deal with the Nationwide All In Challenge:

The Challenge Begins Jan 11th

THERE’S FREE STANDARD SHIPPING

Pre-ordering ends 12 p.m. CT January 4, 2016.

AdvoCare All In Challenge 2016

Here’s a little run down on the “All-In Challenge”:
AdvoCare 24 Day ChallengeThe 24-Day Challenge Includes
  • 24-Day Challenge® Daily Guide
  • One box of Herbal Cleanse
  • One box of AdvoCare® Fiber
  • One bottle of OmegaPlex®
  • Two boxes of AdvoCare Spark®
  • One box of MNS® 3, C or E
  • One box of Meal Replacement Shake

AND WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AND EXCLUSIVELY WITH PRE-ORDERS!

ADVOCARE FREE EXTRAS

  • FREE Limited Edition Blender Bottle
  • FREE All-In Wristband
  • FREE Meal Prep Containers
  • Exclusive First-Look at the Digital Cookbook
  • FREE Standard Shipping

We hope that you will decide to join us and thousands of others for the All In Challenge. The more the merrier and it’s always easier to do a Challenge with a large group of people!

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Paleo Blueberry Crumble

Paleo Blueberry Crumble Cobler

This is one of our FAVORITE recipes not just because it’s EASY to make, but because it also tastes DELICIOUS!!! We saw a similar recipe at Elana’s Pantry for “Peach Crisp.” So because we LOVE blueberries we modified it and added an extra layer of dough on the bottom! Once you try this amazing recipe you’re going to want to buy stock in blueberries – IT’S THAT GOOD! The cool part is… you can make it with ANY fruit that you want! For an additional little dessert treat, you can make healthy ice cream to go along with it! You won’t need your Carb-Ease® Plus or Crave Check SR™ for this one!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds blueberries
  • 2½ cups blanched almond flour (we use Honeyville – click here for the ingredients we use)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter or palm shortening
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine almond flour and salt, (melted) butter, maple syrup, and vanilla
  2. Spread a thin layer of your dough on an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  3. Once the bottom is covered, pour your blueberries on top of it
  4. With the remaining dough, roll small balls (crumbles) to place on top of the blueberries
  5. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes
  6. Remove from oven, then cool and serve

It even looks good being made! (See below)

Paleo Blueberry Crumble Cobler

Paleo Blueberry Crumble Cobler

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It’s That Time Again… TO GO ALL IN!

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This is for everyone and especially those that joined us in January’s All-In 24-Day Challenge! We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW simplified version of the Herbal Cleanse System! This changes up the entire first 10 days of the Challenge, making it easier than ever! The new fiber drink is the best part in my opinion – flavorless, smoothest fiber drink yet, AND it can be mixed with ANYTHING!

This couldn’t have come at a better time because it has been 90 days since the last ALL IN Challenge, which means that IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ONE!

Phase One of the Challenge is never going to be the same! Instead of the way the first 10 days used to be with changes on Days 3 to 4 and 7 to 8… ALL 10 DAYS are EXACTLY the same! :)You’ll take your Spark, Probiotic Restore, afnd fiber drink every morning, Omega Plex at dinner, and the Herbal Cleanse tablets at night.

Brand new advocare fiber drink and herbal cleanse system

For the new fiber drink, the measurable differences are flavor and source of fiber. All three flavors provide 10 grams of fiber but Citrus provides more insoluble fiber – which does not absorb water and moves quickly through the digestive tract. the NEW unflavored fiber drink has a greater amount of soluble fiber – similar to Peaches & Cream – which means it’s gentle and better choice for those with sensitive guts, has better ‘mixability’ with any beverage which will assist with compliance and consistency of use, and less than half the calories of the other varieties. It comes down to individual preference between varieties and picking a Fiber you will take every day for all ten days of the Cleanse.

Did I mention you can get all these amazing products at a 20-40% DISCOUNT!? It’s an absolute no-brainer because you get over $58 in product just for enrolling as a wholesale customer at the 20% discount without the worry of monthly fees, auto-ships, monthly minimums to keep your discount, etc. It’s much like a Sam’s Club or Costco membership except you get so much more!

Brand new advocare fiber drink and herbal cleanse system

Check out the updates to Days 1-10 below:

For more information on the 24-Day Challenge, you can go HERE!

Brand new advocare fiber drink and herbal cleanse system

LET’S GET YOU STARTED TODAY AND READY FOR THE SUMMER!

EXCITING NEWS! Who Is A Big Soccer Fan!?

As a lifelong soccer player, I couldn’t be more excited about this AWESOME NEWS! AdvoCare has partnered with Major League Soccer and has become the Official Sports Nutrition Partner of M.L.S.! I have a feeling there’s a lot more to come in 2015, but this was a great way to start off the year! Our AdvoCare business is about to grow by 200% over the next year because of this sponsorship and we are looking for a few people who want to earn an extra $2,000 to $3,000 per month part time to meet the increased demand.

AdvoCare and MLS (Major League Soccer)

This is straight from the M.L.S. Press Box:

AdvoCare® Scores Multi-Year Partnership with Major League Soccer, Named Official Sports Nutrition Partner

(PLANO, Texas and NEW YORK) (January 8, 2015) – AdvoCare International, LP (AdvoCare), a premier health and wellness company, today announced a multiyear partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) to be the league’s Official Sports Nutrition Partner. This new relationship is the largest sports partnership and the first League partnership for AdvoCare, as the company further establishes itself as a leader in the Sports Nutrition space.

The sponsorship is effective beginning the 2015 MLS season and extends through the 2019 season. As part of the agreement, AdvoCare Rehydrate will be the Official Sports Drink of Major League Soccer and will be featured on the sidelines of MLS games. Part of the AdvoCare Active Line, Rehydrate provides the necessary nutrients to maintain proper metabolism, delay the onset of fatigue, and hydrate the body by re-establishing electrolyte balance.

“We are proud to be the official sports nutrition partner of Major League Soccer,” said Richard Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of AdvoCare. “This is an incredible opportunity to share the AdvoCare vision of physical wellness with dedicated soccer fans across the nation. Soccer is a rapidly growing sport in North America and our partnership with MLS makes perfect sense as we continue to grow together.”

In the coming weeks, AdvoCare will be announcing individual MLS club partnerships that will integrate AdvoCare products into teams’ locker rooms and development teams. Building relationships at the local club level will bring the AdvoCare name to soccer fields across the country, as well as into millions of homes as fans tune in to watch each season.

In October, AdvoCare announced an extension of its partnership with FC Dallas through the 2020 season. The company was originally announced as FC Dallas’ first jersey sponsor in 2012 and the extension includes plans for FC Dallas to unveil a new away kit in 2015 and a new home kit in 2016. In addition, AdvoCare will continue to have a major presence throughout Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center, as well as keeping the AdvoCare logo on FC Dallas Academy and youth jerseys.

“AdvoCare is a dynamic growth company that is excited about becoming an active partner of Major League Soccer,” said Gary Stevenson, President and Managing Director of MLS Business Ventures. “We took notice of the successful partnership that AdvoCare has developed with FC Dallas and we look forward to that happening at the League level and with a number of our clubs.”

AdvoCare will continue its long-standing relationship with the athletic community and, through its strategic alliance with Informed-Choice, certifies products that carry the Informed-Choice logo, including Rehydrate, are banned-substance free.

For more information about AdvoCare, its products or how to become an AdvoCare Independent Distributor, please visit www.advocare.com.

About AdvoCare International, LP
At AdvoCare, We Build Champions® through physical and financial wellness. Backed by the latest science, AdvoCare provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care products. In addition, the AdvoCare business opportunity empowers individuals to explore their ultimate earning potential. AdvoCare was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information, visit www.advocare.com).

Watch this awesome promotional video below:

Healthy Eating On A Budget

Most all of our friends already know that my wife and I eat pretty healthy. We subscribe to the Paleo lifestyle mostly and have built a kitchen library of Paleo books along with multiple Paleo recipe websites. When asked about what we eat, the most common objection we get is that “it’s too expensive to eat healthy.” Well, after eating like this for over 4 years now, I can tell you that isn’t true and we’re gonna prove it. We put ourselves on a food budget and have been amazed at how little our meals have cost us. When we realized we were spending so little on food and were making so much of it, I decided to start figuring out how much each meal cost per person. We were shocked at what we discovered. We were making meals for 8 that cost us less than $12 for all of it!

There are several meals that I intend to breakdown by price over the new few weeks, but I wanted to start with the staple items that we use. Again, these are just SOME of the staple items. There are SEVERAL more, but these in particular are some of the ones we use most frequently.

Honeyville Almond Flour

Ingredient #1 – Almond Flour (you’ll want A TON of this if you eat Paleo)

Mariah and I use Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour and we get the 5 lb. bag of it from Amazon Prime because it is by far the best deal and the almond flour is also the best we have had. We also use Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. We’ve tried many kinds and these are the best! By the way, if you don’t have Amazon Prime… GET IT! It’s awesome! FREE 2-day shipping and as much as we order food and books it has wound up saving us money. Not to mention all the other pros that come with it like Prime InstantVideo. If Bob's Red Mill Almond Flouryou have any questions about it let us know.

I’ve included a picture of what the Honeyville bag looks like that we order. The entire bag is $39.99 for 5 lbs. That’s $7.99/lb. I challenge you to find almond flour this good and this inexpensive anywhere else. The only way you’ll find it, I’m certain, is on Amazon.

The brand of Almond Flour we get depends on which one is cheaper on Amazon Prime at the time we are ordering. For instance, today the Bob’s Red Mill brand came out to $7.67/lb. So I bought 8 lbs. of it immediately. That’s one heck of a deal! I’ve also included what the Bob’s Red Mill bag looks like. Although the Honeyville almond flour is finer, we definitely love a good deal on our staple items.

Ingredient #2 – Organic Maple Syrup & Honey

One of the hardest things for most people switching to a healthy diet is a lack of desserts, BUT that’s only because they do not know how to make amazing Paleo desserts. CAUTION: They are definitely still treats. So you don’t want to load up on them. For our desserts there are quite a few items we use and two of those are organic maple syrup and honey. We mostly use maple syrup. For both of those ingredients we shop at Costco.We use the Kirkland Signature 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup. It comes in a 33.8 oz. bottle and is about .45 cents/oz. Carrington Farms Coconut Oil

Ingredient #3 – Coconut Oil (This is a BIG one)

For the coconut oil we use Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It comes in a 54 oz. jar for only $15.25 and goes on sale A LOT. We’ve got it as low as $15. It’s only .45 cents/oz.

Ingredient #4 – Eggs

We get our eggs from Costco too, but that’s not the only place where there are great deals on eggs. They are only about .36 cents/egg.

 Ingredient #5 – Chocolate

For all you dessert lovers out there, you’re gonna love this one! We use Enjoy Life chocolate. It’s dairy, soy, & nut free! The best place we’ve seen for those is online at VitaCost.com. If you want to save $10 on your first order CLICK HERE. Beside the inexpensive cost, the next best thing is that shipping is FREE if you order more than $50, which we do regularly. I posted the image for those as well. We use the Mega Chunks and Mini Chips.

Enjoy Life chocolate chipsIngredient #6 – Ghee

We also get our ghee from VitaCost. Ghee is clarified butter and is much healthier for you than regular ole butter. We use the Purity Farms Organic Salt Free Ghee Clarified Butter brand. You can literally save $7-8 by getting it from VitaCost as opposed to a store.

Ingredient #7 – Vegetables/Sweet Potatoes!

We eat the heck out of vegetables! Sweet Potatoes specifically are DA BOMB.COM! Mariah makes sweet potato hash brown and fries are easy to make as well. The best place to get your veggies is a local farmer’s market. We racked up this past weekend. I brought $20 and then walked out with $12 and several bags full of vegetables!

Ingredient #8 – Spark & RehydrateAdvoCare Spark

I used to be a BIG TIME soft drink drinker! Sunkist was my jam! If it wasn’t soft drinks then it was Kool-aid (tons of sugar) or Crystal Light (which has aspartame in it and is terrible for you). Instead of those terrible drinks, we simply mix our water with Spark and/or Rehydrate. They are MUCH MUCH healthier for you and better tasting. Fruit Punch Spark tastes like Hawaiian Punch to me and Green Apple tastes like an apple Jolly Rancher.

There will be price breakdown on Mariah’s Paleo meals to come!