For this month’s Champions Spotlight we’re happy and excited to introduce you to AdvoCare® Distributor Shaye Herrington.
Shaye Herrington discovered AdvoCare through a friend in 2013, but it wasn’t until years later when she realized what the people and the products could mean for her. Today, she’s lost weight and inches and gained energy, confidence and purpose.
Favorite Spark® flavors
Spark® Cherry and Spark® Prickly Pear
Favorite AdvoCare® memory
So far, it’s earning Champion’s Council. I added it to my vision board last year and knew it was something I wanted to work really hard for, but I didn’t actually think I would earn it the first year I attempted!
How did you discover AdvoCare®?
In 2013, before I had kids, I tried a sample of AdvoCare Spark® from a Distributor, Misti. She and her husband were in such great shape, and I thought they were the ultimate super parents. I loved their energy and passion for fitness. I started drinking Spark and shared with close friends, but it wasn’t until several years later that I really caught the vision of what AdvoCare could mean for me.
After my second baby, I gained a lot of weight and decided to make a much-needed change by joining a gym but needed help with my low energy. I remembered my friend Misti and ordered Spark. It lit a fire under me and I decided to become a Distributor again, but this time I shared my fitness journey on Instagram, incorporating all of the AdvoCare products I used in my workouts and nutrition. In 2021 my goal was just to earn the Leads program every month, and that quickly turned into a “how can I beat that goal next month?” Today, I’ve lost several pounds and inches and have built a customer base to help share my passion with others.
How has AdvoCare® impacted your family?
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to turn my “little side hustle” into a business that provides an actual purpose. I get the opportunity to help people every single day. I’m also able to maintain a healthy lifestyle with my two toddlers. I get to be the best version of myself for them by being a more active mom. Enjoying this chapter of their lives means more than anything to me. I remember being so out of breath just trying to load a double stroller into the back of my SUV, and dreading taking them to the park. Losing all of my baby weight and gaining more strength and endurance has been a blessing. I’m so grateful I can be a healthy mom for them!
What do you do for a living?
I’m a content creator and social media manager for a lash and brow company. I get to make TikToks and reels for a living and love it. I’m also an Empowerment Coach for an online fitness program called Powher.Fit! I lead a motivational Facebook group to help encourage ladies to reach their goals and guide them in their fitness journey. In addition to being a coach, I’m also an Influencer for Powher.fit and a few other brands that I love. All of this combined with AdvoCare® is the perfect career for me!
How do you share the products?
Mostly through my Instagram and my own fitness journey, but I love sharing samples of AdvoCare® products with anyone I meet in person. I jokingly say that if anyone gets within three feet of me, I’m probably going to talk about Spark® and give them a sample.
What’s something you have learned through AdvoCare®?
I have learned that so many people, especially moms, struggle with work/life/mom balance. I thought I was alone in finding ways to keep up with the constant juggle of fitting in time for my workouts, making time to focus on my nutrition and making my health a priority – plus keeping the house tidy, spending time with my family, on top of working several jobs. It’s a lot! It’s work to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it has been an amazing journey realizing that I’m absolutely not alone in this. There are many mommas out there who are reaching for that second or third cup of coffee wondering, “How are we supposed to get it all done?” My answer to that question is easy, “Spark, a lot of prayer and a good workout playlist.”
How have you grown since first becoming a Distributor?
CONFIDENCE! Not only am I stronger physically, but I’m also mentally stronger!
How has your health and fitness journey evolved over time?
Since 2019, when I bought that canister of Spark®, I’ve worked hard and lost 85 pounds, built and maintained more lean muscle, won a $10K Transformation Challenge with my online fitness program and manifested a whole vision board of goals! I’m constantly affirming that “this is only the beginning,” so I can’t wait to see how I evolve even more with my new goals and the next phase of my fitness journey.
What’s your number one tip for sharing AdvoCare®?
Show your authentic self. I get more messages and story replies on Instagram from random, real life experiences. I joke, because content creation is my day job, and I can spend hours or even days creating a reel or Tiktok. These connections that people make when I share something raw and relatable on Instagram or Tiktok has created lasting relationships that have turned strangers into customers and customers into friends.
How have you used the new AdvoCare® website to grow your business?
I love the Share Cart option. It’s super easy when someone asks, “I don’t know what I need, what do you suggest?” Just recently, I did this for a few friends. I know their lifestyle and fitness journey, so I added products to my cart that I thought they would use and then shared it with them. They trust me and know I have their best interest in mind, and all purchased the products that day. I also use the Instagram links in stories daily. The updates have been a game changer.
How have you found success in sharing the 24-Day JumpStart®?
Last year I won a six-month transformation challenge, and I started that challenge by using the 24-Day JumpStart® in January and had amazing results. I believe the best success I’ve had is by sharing my own before and after photos. It makes a huge difference when you can show those side-by-side photos!
What advice would you give to a Distributor just starting out?
Don’t just stick with one product. Educate yourself on all of the AdvoCare® products, because there is something for almost everyone.
What brings you the most joy in life?
The moment I look forward to is around 6:30 p.m. when my boyfriend, Josh, comes home from work. He’s a police officer, so every day is a good day when he makes it home, but when he walks through the door and our kids yell “daddy!” … that makes my heart full.
I also love to bring joy to others. My “Love Language” is gift giving and acts of service, so I’m always excited to find a simple way to show someone I’m thinking of them. I love getting tagged in someone’s IG story when I hide a Spark® sample for them and they say, “The Spark Fairy has made an appearance!”
Are there any fun mixtures or recipes you enjoy using AdvoCare® products?
Spark® Grape mixed with AdvoCare Rehydrate® Grape
Also, we make something called proats. Mix one scoop of BodyLean25® Chocolate with one serving of Kodiak oatmeal and a bit of milk. (I use Silk Ultra.)