For this month’s Champions Spotlight we’re excited to introduce you to AdvoCare® Distributor Michael Humphrey!
Nearly a decade ago, Michael Humphrey and his wife Staci joined AdvoCare as a way to help their family – Michael’s father became ill in 2011 and and that’s when Michael decided to focus more on his family’s health and wellness, so he began looking for a solution to for better health and nutrition. Michael’s dad recovered, and he introduced him to AdvoCare Products.
The 24-Day JumpStart® taught us all so much about the need to supplement, and with his doctor’s help Dad began a regimen of products to gain energy and be more active – he fell in love with Spark(R), too! He was my biggest encourager, and in many ways my purpose that helped drive our pursuit of helping others achieve better health.
Favorite Spark® flavor
BioTune®, BioCharge® and Joint ProMotion™ are game changers.
Favorite AdvoCare memory
My dad was in the hospital, and I was attending an AdvoCare® event at AT&T Stadium. I called him while I was on the 50-yard line while Michael W. Smith was singing so he could listen. I’ll never forget that moment.
How did you discover AdvoCare?
My first introduction was through a friend of a friend at a party, and I was far from interested! It wasn’t until years later, when my family became interested in health and wellness that I reached back out to learn more.
At what point did you realize AdvoCare could make an impact on your family?
Being around groups of people during an AdvoCare® event changed everything and made a big impact on my family. It was getting a support system and realizing I was missing that in my life. I had been searching for something more – I was in the financial planning world and had been laid off with 6800 people. Going through that massive loss of my job, I was missing the comradery and support. AdvoCare helped fill so many voids: The products are awesome, but the people are incredible. After taking the products and changing our lifestyle by exercising and making better nutrition choices my wife Staci and I dropped several pounds over a few months, which really opened my eyes. I thought, “There’s more to this, and I could impact my family’s health and wellness”. So many people need nutrition but don’t understand what it means to get healthier. I knew AdvoCare was a way I could make a difference in my family and the lives of others.
How has AdvoCare impacted your family?
Staci and I have always shared AdvoCare® together, and it has helped change the trajectory of our lives. It’s transformed us physically and given us options because of the ability to help others. Also, after losing my dad, it helped change my perspective. Life is too short to forget about what’s important. Through AdvoCare, it was a monumental shift. I realized I only have so much time with my kids, and I want to be healthy and active–time with my family is the most important thing to me.
How did you get started sharing with family and friends?
We bought several 24-Day JumpStart® bundles, and my best friend did the JumpStart with me. We reached out to family and friends immediately. We knew it would be easier to start as a group. From there, people asked what we were doing. That’s when we realized if we could impact our family, we could impact other families. It’s always been about products and people for us.
How do you share the products today?
We share AdvoCare® products through personal connections, family, friends and their referrals, social media and also through body composition testing. We have a body composition machine and provide full body and nutrition breakdown, which is eye opening when people understand what they should be eating for their body. Once you learn something, it’s harder to do the wrong things. If you don’t know what makes up your meal, you can’t understand why you need to make a change.
How have you grown since first becoming a Distributor?
Our AdvoCare® journey has been the greatest perspective shift. When we started, I was lost in multiple ways and found the help I needed through nutritional education and a product line, in people who were supportive and encouraging and who pushed me to be the best version of myself. Through AdvoCare, I also found a company with leaders who poured growth and personal development into someone hungry for both. I am incredibly grateful for AdvoCare!
If you had advice for a Distributor just starting out, what would it be?
You have to be about helping people–that has never changed. Get a group started and help coach them. Take people with you on a journey of change in their health and wellness. Ask people you know for referrals. Leads are very important, so set a goal to qualify for the Leads Program. But it all begins with helping one customer get started!
What is your favorite part of AdvoCare?
I love meeting and hearing the success stories of people across the country who have changed their lives with the help of AdvoCare.
What brings you the most joy in life?
Spending time with my family and making memories! Nothing brings me more joy than seeing it on my kids’ faces!
Any fun mixture of AdvoCare products or recipes you enjoy?
I love to mix things up! One of our favorites is cleanse-friendly protein pancakes/waffles.
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of oats
- ¼ cup milled flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 scoop vanilla Body Lean
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites
Start by blitzing the almonds and oats in the food processor (separately works best, but you can also substitute for almond flour/meal). Whisk dry ingredients together (can add ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp pumpkin spice, ¼ tsp nutmeg for extra flavor). In a mixing bowl, whisk almond milk, vanilla extract and egg whites, and then mix into dry ingredients until blended. Let sit 5 minutes before pouring onto griddle.
Tip: We prefer to use a plant-based butter substitute and a calorie-free syrup, or PB2 with a little water to finish it off!
Personal testimonies reflect individual experiences and are not necessarily typical of the results you may obtain. Results vary with individual effort, consistency of use, body composition, eating patterns and exercise. The 24-Day JumpStart® is a program to kick start long-term weight loss, health, and wellness. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or nursing, AdvoCare recommends that you consult your health care professional before starting an AdvoCare product regimen.