For those who don’t know what Advocare is (and want to), visit the website for more information on their products and business format. For those who do know, here are my reasons and purpose for becoming a distributor:
First off, I’m not in debt, nor do I need to lose weight. I was simply curious about the products (I’ve tried some of them, but not all) and what motivates people to get involved on a deeper level. If you’re an instagram user, take a moment to browse two accounts: @MSHELLLLL and @Amy_Nicole03. Then tell me you don’t feel inspired; whether it’s to make healthier choices, get to the gym, take a risk or just be a better friend. These two ladies are Advocare distributors and two examples of what the company can do for individuals, both physically and financially.
Let’s back up a little. A couple years ago, my reasons for working out and eating right were selfish and vanity driven. I wanted to look amazing and make some people jealous in the process. I wanted a “look at me now” transformation. While there is nothing wrong with personal improvement, I’m happy to say that after 2+ years of it being all about me, I’m ready to share what I’ve learned with others. I know where my passion lies. My passion is writing and traveling and working out and eating aka enjoying life to its fullest.
I’m so happy to be at a place mentally, physically and financially where my passions can be my lifestyle. While my passions aren’t my livelihood (yet), I’m still happy with where I am, because at least I’m learning and growing. I can’t credit any one thing for leading me here, but I do know it requires being comfortable in my own skin. A confidence that allows me to say: this is what I want and this is how I’m going to get it. It also requires a bit of humility, allowing me to admit: I can’t do it alone and I need your help. Not shying away from hard work has also been vital, but no matter how hard I work, I’ve always been afraid of failure. I know I’m not alone in that. Nobody wants to commit to something and then look stupid if it fails…but then again, I think the pride that follows accomplishing something others didn’t think you could is worth the risk. That made me think back to one of Michelle’s posts (@mshelllll) where she said “Maybe it [Advocare] isn’t for you… but what if it is?” So I went to the mixer.
Let it be known that I have a hard time making new friends. I don’t think I come off rude or anything like that, I just have trouble really clicking with girls. I have a few close friends, but I’m definitely not against expanding my she-wolf pack. When I met these girls at the mixer, I knew I wanted to be associated with them. They aren’t the type of girls to give you the cold once over before introducing themselves. They are driven and devoted to helping people reach their potential. I wanted on that team, so I joined on the spot.
For me, it wasn’t really a question of whether I would be able to get behind the products themselves. I’m familiar enough with the brand to know that it is top-notch quality. I also know that the brand is inclusive and could be the key to reaching people I wouldn’t necessarily influence through my “intense weight-lifter” posts. My goal isn’t to reach social media fame status. I just want to inspire people to take charge of their life. I’m not going to push a certain exercise regimen or any specific eating style. I know what works for me, but I want to help others find what they love to do. All I know is that the Advocare brand represents a lifestyle that I am undoubtedly behind. The team I joined is dedicated to helping its members challenge themselves physically, grow mentally, and obtain financial stability. That being said, I refuse to represent a product that isn’t changing lives for the better. If the money I make doesn’t directly correspond to weight lost and happiness gained…I’m out. Fortunately, the Advocare is designed for both sides to win – you get out of it what you put into it.
The first people I wanted to share this with was my family. I have been on a mission to implement some lifestyle changes within the household I grew up in and knew that the 24-day challenge would be just the thing to get them motivated. I plan on doing the challenge with them and posting about our meals, workouts and results. We all have different goals, but I’m excited for the growth and knowledge that is sure to come from this challenge. If you’re interested in implementing some long-lasting changes, feel free to join us! I’ve created a private Facebook group where I will be acting as an accountability coach throughout the 24 day period to answer any questions and give meal and workout ideas! You want/need a drill sergeant to stay on track? You got it. You need someone to vent to? You got it.
I’m not a professional anything – but I know I’m not afraid of the work.