26.3.15

Thrive//Day Two

So yesterday I posted about my Thrive Day One experience and today, you guessed it, its Day Two (said in dramatic movie trailer voice)

Yesterday I said I would try and tell you a little bit more about Thrive and what I know about it from talking to some 'Thrivers' and just general internet poking around. Here are the main things iv found:

  1. It is not a weight loss program: When I first heard about Thrive, all the testimonials I read where from woman and men who had lost like 22Ib in two weeks and 'OH MY GOD I LOST SO MUCH WEIHGT ON THRIVE!" so naturally I thought it was one of those stupid diet pills. But when I looked into what Le-vel actually say about it, its never described or promoted as a weight loss program. Its listed as one of the 'side-effects' but its marketed as a way to a Premium Lifestyle...which, I thought, sounded pretty good. It focused mainly on getting energy levels up and getting more out of life and just feeling better, getting rid of all that crappy-ness that we feel every day (I know I do!)
  2. Premium is mentioned way too much: (I know that this is petty and not really anything to do with anything, but I'm being real here and this bothered me) When first reading up, the sound of a premium lifestyle sound really good, and I wanted it, but then I read the Brand Philosophy page and the word 'Premium' was mention 10 times. I know this is their kinda tag-line but by the end of the little paragraph, having read 'premium' 10 times, I couldn't make heads or tales of what it meant, and I hate repeating things. I know its Premium. You don't need to shout.
  3. It is all natural: Exactly what it says on the tin. It's all plant based and natural, there is no GMO or Gluten, its pro-biotic. I literally googled every ingredient so I could better inform you of any hidden, stupidly long worded ingredients that just sound healthy and the only thing I can find, thats isn't really anything, was that the mix has rather a lot of sweetener in, but if you read yesterdays post, it definitely needs it!
  4. It is tailored to gender: I love that they have two different ones for men an woman. Im all about equal rights but lets face it, we are different and we need different things. 
  5. It's not dairy free: This one is not an issue for me, but I know a quite a few people who can't have dairy or are vegan and I want to recommend this to them but I can't. If this is something Le-vel are working on, maybe a dairy free alternative(?), then great! If not, get on it! I think a whole lot of people are missing out if this is the case.
  6. The DFT's: I know they are awesome colours and are obviously made to be 'funky' but they look stupid. You can't look cool with one of those on. And there in such an obvious place, its recommended you put them on a lean part of you body like your shoulder or your wrist (I'm going to put mine on my shoulder for work) but I just think that something like that should be able to be put somewhere hidden. Not everyone wants to walk round with a big pink square attached to their arm. Or make it skin coloured. I dunno, I personally don't mind, but I know some people would feel self conscious about it.
  7. Everyone is different: Every story I have read and everyone I've spoken to has said something different. 'It worked straight away on day one' and 'I lost 22Ib in two weeks' or 'It took 4 weeks for me to notice anything' and even one where for the full eight week challenge she felt like shit - headaches, aches and pains, tiredness (apparently she still stuck at it, go her, and then started to feel better) so my point is if your gonna try this, it will be different for you than anyone else you read about. Your body goes through a detox, and flushes out all the bad and replaces it with what you've been missing, so your body might feel like death for a while but then it will start to feel good.
  8. You will feel bad if you come of it: I don't mean this in a 'cold turkey junky' way, but this was something I researched. If you have had a pretty rubbish lifestyle, eat bad and just mehness and you decided this is for you, and you feel amazing and energised and full of life, if you then stop and go back to how you were, your gonna feel like death. Why wouldn't you, you've just given your body heaven and then you take it right back to hell. The funny thing is, you will of spent years feeling that way, but now you know how your supposed to feel, nothing compares. Basically I'm saying keep that in mind, if your not thinking long term about doing this for your health and you just want a quick fix, this probably isn't for you. But I kinda get the feeling that even if you did it for a quick fix, you'd end up going the whole hog because who wants to go back to hell? (slight over exaggeration but you get the picture)
  9. Lifestyle Mix-it up: The shake is only one flavour. I dunno why this is, maybe its a natural flavouring thing, but I would at least maybe have a chocolate option? I would quite like a chocolate option personally. But now I think about it, vanilla is quite plain and it says you can blend it with fruit to make a smoothie, so maybe its meant as a base for other flavours, in which case I shall we purchasing chocolate milk for my shake.
  10. They seem like a great company: From what I've heard and my research into becoming a promoter, they are really good to their staff. They have great incentives and are vey hands on with the way they deal with questions and all the higher up promoters have an excellent product knowledge and they really take care of you, and from my experience in work places, if the people higher up at the top are nice and good to the people below them it tend to filter down to the line. The people I have personally dealt with have pretty much bent over backwards to help me find out more, answer questions and just make sure i'm happy with how things are done.
So onto the actual day of Day Two:

7:30 - Wow! I seriously didn't expect to see any difference at all in these 5 days, but already on day two I woke up this morning feeling awake and refreshed. Which is a big deal. My alarm has about 10 snooze buttons, even then I still never get up on time, I'm always late leaving the house and have to speed walk to work. Today I thought would be worse because I only got to sleep at 2am (ugh!) but I woke up on my second alarm at 6:45! I was ready by 7:15 and even had time to sit down for 15 mins while I drank my shake. I'm officially impressed. Also the shake was 100% better today, I made it with Almond milk and it tasted so good. I don't think I've got the hand of missing it though because it had big lumps of powder in it, so let me know down below if you've got any tips on how to mix the perfect shake. Im thinking of getting one of those fancy shake flasks with the spiky ball in it so I can have it on the go. I also got to wear the DFT today so I'll be seeing how that goes too.

10:30 - food time again, and I was huuuuungrryyyyyy! I know it was nothing to do with being on Thrive, it was silly me not eating dinner the night before or having any breakfast! DERP! My energy level were still up, I still felt alert in my head, even if my body was tired from lack of seep and food. The DFT was still holding on strong and was actually really comfy to wear. I thought it might of been that plasticky sticker material but it was sort of foamy and moved with your body, so I hardly felt it at all.

2:00 - I had a Boost water shake thing. It's not part of the core things but I had a few thrown into my package so I thought I'd give it a try. It was so WEIRD! It was so sweet it was almost unbearable, my mouth and teeth went really funny and it had the strangest taste, I can't even describe. It's supposed to be berry flavour, but it kinda tasted like Palma Violets but the huge ones that are way too floral. It wasn't horrible, but I think it will take a bit of getting used to. I was feeling the tiredness by this time so I thought a little boost would do me good, and I did feel myself get a little bit of an extra something but it soon went and I just wanted to go home and sleep for a whole day.

10:00 - Definitely ready for bed by this time, and just wanting to go to sleep. Im looking forward to tomorrow as I'm off and I can see what its like to take it on a normal day and not have to use all my energy on work, so the different environments will be good to see. I'm still wearing my patch from today, it says you can wear them for 24 hours so I'll take it off in the morning when I apply a new one. My friend has also told me that you can put your patch on places that you might have aches and pains, so I'm going to put mine on my back tomorrow as I keep having problems with it and today it played up a bit. Also I completely forgot to drink lots of water today, so tomorrow Im going to have to  be really conscious of drinking more fluids.

So the second day was pretty much the same. Not much of a change, but definitely noticed a difference to my mornings, and having more energy to start with. But I think today was a bad day just in general for not feeling too great, which I think will happen even if your on something like Thrive. I 'm off work till Tuesday now so I'm going to enjoy some R+R and continue looking into the Thrive products. I think for the last three days ill post about each of the three main products individually, one a day, along with my diary entry, looking in a lot more depth at each.

(Non of what I will write is with the Le-vel, its all my own words and feelings and I'm being completely honest about it, I'm not being paid to say any of it, its all my own opinions and thoughts.)

If any of you are on Thrive and want to share your experiences please please comment below or post a link to your Thrive post. I would love to hear more about others experiences and little tips and tricks you've learned along the way.

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