Arbonne 30 Week 1 Recap!

I can't believe I am one full week through this program already!  Time is flying and it's been easier than I originally anticipated, but I I know the list of instructions is intimidating to say the least, so I wanted to be sure to give some details about my experience and tips for those thinking of jumping into the program yourself!  I should also mention that my husband is doing this with me, so I'll be chiming in for him a little bit too, although I'll let him share his own testimony at the end ;) 

The first day was ok.  It was successful and the excitement of starting was there so it was easy to get through even though I thought this will be a long 30 days.  Days 2 and 3 SUCKED.  I'm not even going to beat around the bush.  Husband was HANGRY.  He hadn't really figured what he liked to eat that was actually compliant and was trying to live off salad and protein shakes, and it wasn't really cutting it.  Plus apparently I make hard boiled eggs the wrong way?  So we were both rather salty about that.  In hindsight, I will say we prepped, but probably not enough, and it absolutely does take some trial and error to figure out what your go to meals and snacks are going to be.  We have a TON of these in our group page, but each person's tastes are different, so you really do need to play around with your own preferences.  Stay the course though.  By day 5 the unsatisfied feeling had totally subsided and I feel abundantly fueled and excited about my meals.  

I also recommend taking this opportunity to get a workout routine going as well.  I don't know about you, but I always tend to be motivated to eat healthier throughout the day when I have exercised and vice versa.  They go together like peanut butter and jelly (ok, bad pun since we can't eat either).  Working out allows me to keep all aspects of my health in balance.  And while you're at it, let's throw in a little spiritual time too.  You'll be getting much better sleep and feeling rested and full of energy so you can wake up 15 minutes early and it will truly maximize your experience... your year... your life.  I digress... let's just stick to the program here.  

Take a trip through the organic sections of your grocery store or to a place like Trader Joe's if you're not familiar with it already.  These areas will be packed with things that are free of many allergens and work well on this program.  Stock up on brown rice, lentil pasta, brown rice cakes, and a variety of healthy fats!  Remember it is not just about drinking shakes every day.  It's about balancing those shakes with the correct nutrition and it ALL works together to overhaul your gut health and bring your body to a place where every system is working properly.  

If you are a wine addict like me, make sure you have plenty of sparkling water on hand.  I actually put it into my wine glass and drink that and it reallllly satisfies my late afternoon adulting needs.  Clearly this is a mental addiction because my taste buds don't seem to care, but hey, it's working so I'm gonna keep going with it.  

Finally, if you have kids, make sure you don't forget about them when you are meal prepping.  Kids CAN and SHOULD do this program, but of course, my kids have their own little treats and snacks that they expect on the regular, so they're participating selectively.  Making sure you have things to keep THEM happy will make your life easier trying to eat YOUR meals.  Don't worry, they are watching you and will eventually want everything that you eat too.  In fact, Rosie now refuses any snack bar besides the Arbonne brand, and as much as I hate to share, I'm impressed that she recognizes the good stuff!  

To join me in this journey, please fill out this form and I will contact you with all the details! xo 

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