Hey guys, Happy Wednesday! This is an overview of Arbonne’s 30-Day Challenge and what it can do for you. I started this challenge on March 5th and I am currently on day 9 and feeling amazing!
So we first can start with the question of, why would a person want to do a cleanse? The answer to that question is very simple, it’s because we want to feel better. Some people will say it’s about weight loss and that’s okay, but why do you want to lose weight? The answer, it’s because you want to feel better. So feeling better is the overall goal. You want to feel better about yourself emotionally first and then the physical feel good feelings will follow. Too often, we lose sight of the importance of taking care of ourselves. We get so caught up in the moment of being busy and going to work and working so many hours and pulling double shifts that we forget how important our bodies are. Unfortunately, this is all too common and it’s not until we actually sit down and really take the time to think about what’s important to us.
And YOU should be what’s most important to YOU.
Do you take your car for regular oil changes? Do you make sure that you have gas in your tank before driving on E? Do you make sure to put quality gas in your gas tank? You do so much to take care of your car, why not do the same thing for yourself? We only have one body guys, and we need to start taking care of it now so that we can enjoy a long, happy and healthy life.
I’ve always been very into physical fitness and working out and taking classes and following a vegetarian diet. Generally, I’d like to think that I do eat healthy but there are times that I fall off and go on a binge for a week and the important thing is I always catch myself but I do want to minimize that now as much as possible and really reap the benefits of a full bad ass cleanse.
So I became a consultant with Arbonne about 2 months ago and I’ve received the most amazing support from the most amazing people who have really been helping me on my journey both financially and with my physical health. Actually, it’s a great story because a close friend of mine from Junior High School (Hey Ashley! =)) who has now moved to the West Coast has got me back on my Arbonne wagon and I am looking forward to doing great things with her and sharing this experience with all of you who I think it can greatly help.
So this 30 day cleanse offers a month’s worth of products that is going to really cleanse the toxins out of your body and really jump start your system to feel better. Honestly, I’m on day 9 and I was actually feeling better after day 1, so that’s really saying something.
The first product I’d like to talk about is the protein powder. Guys, I cannot stress enough how picky I am about protein powder. I have tried so many different kinds of protein and every last one of them had always had this gritty awful aftertaste that just sent me running. This protein powder is absolutely delicious, vegan derived and keeps you full for quite some time. I love to use it as a post-workout Shake, especially when I’m lifting heavy weights. It’s a really great post-workout shake and actually has been reducing my next-day soreness. My favorite recipe, if you want to give it a shot when you try your cleanse, is a 1/4 cup of blueberries, 1/4 cup of pineapples and 1/4 cup of strawberries (all organic) mixed with organic coconut milk and two scoops of this protein powder. Guys, I’m telling you, it is delicious. To me, it’s more like a treat that I actually look forward to. For your protein shake you want to do this daily and you can have anywhere between one and two shakes per day. Two scoops of this protein powder contains 20 grams of vegan Protein that’s going to help you feel full. It’s fructose, Dairy, and lactose free so anyone who’s lactose-intolerant is going to thrive on this powder. It’s going to help boost your energy and retain your healthy blood sugar levels. There are also 20 essential vitamins and minerals and it contains no cholesterol, saturated fats, trans fats, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
The next product I’d like to talk about is the daily fiber boost supplement. Unfortunately, most people do not actually get enough fiber in their diet and this supplement is here to help you with that. Just one scoop of this fiber includes 12 grams of fiber which is half of your recommended daily amount that’s going to help you to feel Fuller longer yours again no saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol or artificial colors or flavors in this product. What I like to do is mix it with a green juice that I have every morning. A recipe that is my favorite is one cucumber, one lemon, 1 inch of ginger and one apple. I juice that up and then I add a scoop of the daily fiber boost for a real green smoothie. And it helps me feel full which is always a good thing.
Next up, is the energy Fizz sticks. Okay, who remembers Pop Rocks as a kid?! If you’re like me and you love Pop Rocks you’re going to love these energy Fizz sticks because they have the same cool reaction when you add the water to it but without the awful ingredients that the pop rocks contains LOL. So you can have anywhere between 1 to 3 energy Fizz sticks per day. They come in two flavors, pomegranate and citrus. The Citrus is very orange-y which is kind of similar to Airborne if you ever tried that. The pomegranate is my favorite because I just prefer a pomegranate but you choose what you like. These fizzy sticks are going to help give you energy. Since most of us are addicted to our daily coffee fix and then get a 2:30 crash, on this 30-day challenge, we are not to be drinking coffee at all. So these energy Fizz sticks are going to give us that boost that we need and help us to feel less fatigue and give us antioxidants and B vitamins to help support our energy levels.
Next up is the herbal detox tea. If you’re like me and you love to have a nice warm cup of something at night while you’re maybe reading a book in bed this would be great for you you can have anywhere between 1 to 2 cups of this herbal detox tea per day. I love to have one in the mid-afternoon and then 1 in the evening as I’m reading a book. It’s just really great to keep things moving and keep your body stimulated. The best example I can think of is this, if you spill coconut oil down the drain and you put cold water down that drain, what’s going to happen? The coconut oil is going to solidify and get stuck all around the pipe. However if you run some boiling water down that drain, the coconut oil is going to melt and move down the drain and help everything move more smoothly. So this herbal detox tea is going to be really great to help keep your system stimulated. It also tastes great too!
The other product that you should consume on a daily basis is going to be the digestion plus dietary supplements. This product contains probiotics and prebiotics fiber chicory and enzymes to help support healthy digestion which is going to minimize gas and bloating. It also helps support digestion of carbohydrates, fats, protein, fiber and lactose. Basically it’s going to promote the balance in your intestinal tract and also keep things moving.
The last thing I’d like to talk about is the 7-Day body cleanse dietary supplements. Now you might be saying to yourself, well this is a 30-day challenge how was the 7-Day body cleanse. More on the schedule in a moment. This is the product that will be introduced in week three. The reason we introduce this product in week 3 and not automatically starting in the beginning, is because, we want to get our bodies used to this cleanse. Whenever you’re used to a certain way of life your body is going to react to any changes that you do to it. So, if you’ve been eating a lot of processed food or things that are really harsh on your system, it’s going to be a bit of a shock when you first start this cleanse. And what you need to do is ease your way into it. More on that in a moment. The 7-Day body cleanse product gently cleanses your body and system and assists with gentle elimination of toxins it’s going to support your liver health, GI health and promote a real sense of well-being. For this product what you would do is just mix it in some water and you can either sip it throughout the day or you can down at all at once. The choice is up to you.
So here we have all of these products. How do you use them? What do you combine them with? Well, here’s a breakdown my regimen which you can use as a guide and mix and match these products to get the most out of your 30-day cleanse.
8:00am: warm water with lemon juice
8:30am: green juice with 1 scoop of fiber boost
10:00am: 1 organic egg on wheat free muffin
12:00pm: 1 herbal detox tea
2:00pm: 1 energy fizz stick w/water
3:00pm: 1/2 cup organic brown rice w/veggies
4:00pm: 60 minutes of exercise
5:00pm: post workout shake (two scoops of the protein powder, 1 digestion Plus Pack, one scoop of the daily fiber boost, 1/4 cup of organic pineapple, 1/4 cup of organic strawberries, and 1/4 cup of organic blueberries with one cup of organic coconut milk blend it on high.
7:00pm: 1 energy fizz stick w/water
9:00pm: 1 herbal detox tea
Continue the above regimen for the full 30 days. The only thing you’re going to add is going to be on week 3 and that’s the 7-Day body cleanse. What I do with the 7-Day body cleanse is simply mix the packet with 64 oz of water in my Klean kanteen and I just sip it throughout the day.
You can follow my regimen and of course feel free to tweak it to your needs if you need a little bit less fiber or maybe you can get away with this one scoop of protein instead of two or maybe you want to do three energy Fizz sticks per day or just one cup of the herbal detox tea per day. Whatever works for you, whatever is going to help ease you into creating a better you go for it.
You may fall off a little bit. You may go binge eating in week 4. It’s highly unlikely though because you’re going to feel so good by that time that you’re not even going to want those things anymore and your palate is going to change. But in case you do at any point, fall off that wagon, don’t be afraid to get up dust off your shoulders and get right back on there. This journey is not about perfection. This journey is about creating a better you and hooking arms with other people that want to do better for themselves.
Again, we live in a very fast paced world and unfortunately many of us put ourselves on the back burner and forget our health and bodies into consideration. That stops now guys. Do what’s best for you so that you can feel better and be your best self and not have those 2:30 p.m. crashes or those gut issues or those uncomfortable bloated gassy feelings. In order to create change, you have to move out of your comfort zone just a little bit and make that change. Manifest your dreams and what you would like for yourself. Only you have the power to do so.
And so my friends, I’d like to close by saying thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog. If you’re interested in joining me on this 30-day challenge and want to know more about Arbonne and the many wonderful perks that this company has to offer be it as a consultant or as a preferred client, there are great discounts and different options and routes you can take. So if you’re interested, drop me a comment or send me an email and I’d be happy to invite you to a DA meeting at your convenience so I can share more information with you on getting started on your journey.