ADVOCARE ALL-IN 24 DAY CHALLENGE 2016

Well, the gyms are about to be PACKED and FITNESS is about to become very popular again – not as trendy in Nov & Dec haha  That’s all fine and good, but the real KEY TO CHANGE starts in the kitchen. Once we get our eating under control and in order, the ‘gym part’ will have a greater payoff!

‪#‎truthbomb‬

So if you need to jumpstart

• weight management • energy • overall body composition • overall wellness

JOIN US for the NationWide Advocare ALL-IN 24 Day Challenge!

We are starting January 11, 2016
Order by January 4th for the special perks and free stuff!

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For more info on the challenge go to Advocare.com

Email me with questions
ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com

• My family has trusted and benefited from Advocare for over 10 years for our vitamin and supplement needs, and we’ve witnessed the greatest results from our clients through this program. I’m personally excited to do the challenge again because it dissolves my bad food cravings, boosts my energy and resets good eating habits!!

H E L L O NewYear
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photo credit:: @wrightkitchen

GINGER SHOT RECIPE AND FACTS

 

Ginger is a great ANTI-FOOD —» it’s anti-viral • anti-septic • anti-histamine • anti-inflammatory and just great if you have a head cold or sinus congestion.  It’s INTENSE NUTRITION!  BAM

If you live near a beloved JUICE BAR ♥, go in and ask for a Ginger Shot.

They’ll make one up for ya!

Or try this RECIPE from DELICIOUSLY ELLA

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 large knob of ginger, about 50g

Peel the ginger, then put it into a juicer and collect the juice. Squeeze the lemon either by hand or using a citrus press. Mix the juice of the ginger and lemon together, then drink the shot – don’t sip it though as it’s not the most delicious thing!

↓  THE CHALLENGE  ↓

Can you take a GINGER SHOT and keep a straight face like my little man Iver?

Now here’s a Juicy Tip from Juice Therapy •••
For a warm, comforting, nutritious drink, put a few slices of lemon and ginger along with a teaspoon of manuka honey into hot water.

Because ginger helps to tame nausea, it is beneficial for people undergoing chemotherapy and its associated nausea as well as for pregnancy and its associated morning sickness.

Ginger has been referred to as “the king of anti-inflammatory foods” and is incredibly useful for any inflammatory problems in the body from rheumatoid arthritis to easing muscle pain after strenuous activity and exercise. The reason it is such a powerful anti-inflamatory is because it contains compounds or essential oils called gingerols that help to interrupt the inflammation process. Essentially they interfere with an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) that is involved in switching on inflammation and instigating pain. When we experience a cold, we feel all bunged up with mucus, although actually most of that feeling actually comes from inflammation of the of the mucous membrane in the nose and sinuses. Most conditions and pain in the body are associated with inflammation including all muscle pain, arthritis and even skin conditions. … read more here

For some fun Juicy Trivia, check out Juice Therapy! 

A ginger shot is one of the assignments in our Fall Bingo Challenge!  This is a great way to say motivated in November… Let’s do this together!  Come read → HERE ←about the challenge and get your family and friends in on this one… it’s gonna be FUN!!

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♥ HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY SEASON ♥

 

 

JANUARY 2015 – BREAKING BAD EATING HABITS – JOIN US!

TRUTH RIGHT THERE.  IF YOU NEED HELP WITH KITCHEN PART, JOIN OUR GROUP IN JANUARY – WE WILL BE DOING THE ADVOCARE 24 DAY CHALLENGE TO RESET A HEALTHY EATING ROUTINE.  IT HELPS KICK THE BAD HABITS TO THE CURB AND ESTABLISHES NEW GOOD EATING HABITS.  IT ALSO CLEANS OUT THE SYSTEM – MUCH LIKE AN OIL CHANGE – SO WE CAN ABSORB THOSE IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS FROM THE FOOD WE EAT AND THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT FILL IN THE GAPS.

EMAIL ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com FOR A FREE EVALUATION.

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TESTIMONIES

 

FOR MORE INFO and A FREE EVALUATION, EMAIL

ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com

Visit Advocare.com for full list of products.

If you want to be a part of our 24 Day Challenge group, shoot me an email and we’ll connect and get you set up on a customized 24 DC package perfect for reaching your goals!

ADVOCARE PRODUCT REVIEW: 10 DAY CLEANSE

This week I’m highlighting the 10 Day Cleanse.  
I thought this would be helpful for you guys doing the 
24 Day Challenge with us!  
 
This cleanse is the first 10 days in the challenge.  It’s gentle, effective, and super doable even if you work and travel!

ADVOCARE INFO

Advocare is a world-class nutrition company since 1993.  

 

We specialize in:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Weight Management
  • Vibrant Energy
  • Sports Performance 
  • Skin Care
The products are formulated by an elite Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.  The team has experience in pharmacology, toxicology, nutrition, sports performance and pediatrics – with over 200 years of combined experience.  
Click on the links below to watch short video clips and articles.   Email me at ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com for a FREE Health Evaluation (no obligation) to see if this is a fit for you!
 

ENDORSORS
DREW BREES – NFL 
JASON WITTEN – DALLAS COWBOYS
DAVID STARR – MOTORSPORTS DRIVER
ADAM BURISH – NHL HOCKEY 
MICHAEL W. SMITH – SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER 
KUTLESS – BAND

SPORTS ADVISORY COUNCIL 
SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD 
DR. TODD MILLER 
ADVOCARE GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESS TESTIMONIES
HOLT MEAD – older and weight loss
BRIE WONG – lost 115 lbs
HEATHER HODGES – a tired mom 
MERRY SEDLAK – before/after
ROCHELLE KENNEDY – vacation w/out weight gain


SPORTS PERFORMANCE TESTIMONIES
MIA FINNEGAN National & World Fitness Champion, mom to 3 
RICH FRONING –  3 time Competitive Fitness  Champion

 

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
24 DAY CHALLENGE REVIEW
CATALYST, MNS, SPARK and PRODUCTS SAFE FOR KIDS 

 

FREE WELLNESS EVALUATION– no obligation 
This is the fun part!  I want to help YOU!  What are your goals?  What do you need to do to be the best version of YOU?  Every story is different and your plan needs to be personalized to YOU.  So, start the conversation by sending me an email.  We will chat and come up with a plan that fits your life – what is it that you need? Health, energy, time, a little extra $$$?  We will first lay the foundation for success, which is nutrition.  Real food and high quality supplements to fill in the gaps is key to reaching your goals.  Advocare has over 70 products and our team will find the perfect fit for you.  Your plan will be personalized to meet medical conditions as well.  We will coach you through it all 🙂  Once that’s in order, we will layer on the fitness.  Again, I am your coach and I will give you workouts that are sustainable in your life.  Your personalized program will depend on whether you workout at a gym with lots of equipment, spend your “fitness” time in group classes, or workout at home with little or no equipment.  

SHE LOST 77 lbs!!!

 

I want to celebrate my cousin, Katheryn, for her consistent commitment and perseverance to better health this past year.  She jumpstarted her journey with the Slow-Carb Diet (details HERE) which jumpstarted her into better eating habits.  She did a beautiful job transitioning out of the 6 week program into a good eating lifestyle.  She also committed herself to exercise.  I watched her journey on Facebook, sometimes excited to go to the gym, sometimes dragging herself there, but ALWAYS approaching it with a good, positive attitude.  In 2013, she lost 77 lbs!  Katheryn says she still has 33 to go until she reaches her final goal. Great job, Katheryn… we are very proud and your story is inspiring!

2013 has been a year of change! I married my best friend, lost 77lbs, and I found my self! I was severely over weight and felt so lost on how to lose it, I would sit cry and then destructively eat more. The day I took this pic(on left) I decided then I’m done. It was the hardest thing I’ve had to do and I still have to do. Some days I would sit and cry out of complete hopelessness. My family stood by me 100% and kept telling me to push through. Cody had to deal with the most though. I know a lot of it he had no idea how to make me feel better, but he always tried to make me feel beautiful. I am very thankful for my support, with out it I don’t think I could’ve done it. I still have 33 lbs to go, but that’s nothing compared to what I have overcome! Now I look forward to going places, I can go walk with my daughter or get down and play with her, and I can be the wife my husband deserves! I will reach my goal in 2014. I will continue my journey to be healthy and fit from now on, not just the new year. I also want to help anyone who was in my position or anyone who just wants to live a healthier life! Today’s a new day, the beginning to a new book. Let’s write the story we deserve!                    Katheryn Hendrix

Bye-Bye Fat: Weight Lifting for Beginners

I just had a conversation this morning with one of my personal training clients about muscle.  She said, “The scale doesn’t seem to be moving, but my clothes are fitting better and my body feels tighter.”  That’s great!  Forget the scale and let those clothes encourage you!  Ladies, you have to believe me: 
MUSCLE WEIGHS MORE THAN FAT!!!  
In fact, MUSCLE BURNS FAT!!!  


 It’s true, in order to say good-bye to unwanted fat, you need to be lifting weights.  It will REDESIGN and RESHAPE your body 🙂 
HERE is a blog I wrote about strength training for WOMEN.  
Take a look! 
Please let me know if you have questions.  
Now go lift something today!!!