Back in January I restarted this blog. I was right back where I had originally started two years prior- exactly the same weight. I knew that I needed to get my head into the right mindset. If you can do that, the rest should come easy. Perhaps not easy but definitely easier than tackling the mind. I talked to my family and got their support. I got my head in the game. I got a body fat monitor to record my progress. I even got an accountability coach that I would share what I was going to do and then had to report on what of it I had done and share the results with her. I got into action. I lost a couple of pounds...
And then I gained even more.
That's right. It was the end of March and I was even heavier than when I started this!
Now, it's not like I do not know how to lose weight- I do. I know how to slowly- and I know how to very quickly. I journal my food, I journal my activity. I have weighed and journaled my food for so long over the years that I accurately know what 6oz. of lean meat and 1 cup of brown rice look like. I know that at ~200lbs, a mile whether walked or ran is still about 140 calories burned. But something was going on.
My body needed to be cleansed. It was toxic.
After eating high sugars, processed foods, being exposed to pollutants in our everyday, it had taken a toll. The last time that I had success on my weight loss journey was with SuperNatural Energy Balls. Remember me going on and on about those fabulous choco balls? Those little beauties were jam PACKED with raw food goodness. They had my blood work looking GORGEOUS! My doctor was impressed. Sadly, they went out of business. I knew that I needed something like those choco balls to help me out.
I remembered all of the education that I had gotten two years ago about our bodies' chemistry and how it reacts to nutrients. That we needed to get out of a reactive state on a cellular level- our bodies are not getting the nutrients that they need. I had done raw juices and smoothies for awhile and they worked- but it wasn't very convenient. And with our family table time being sacred (we actually sit down at the dinner table together nearly every night), I didn't want something to interfere with that.
I needed structure, but nothing to rigid. I wanted highly nutritious food, but I wanted it to be incredibly convenient. I wanted to lose weight, but I wanted to feel good and have energy while I was doing it. I wanted to report back to my accountability partner that I actually started having desired results instead of finding yet another way for me not to lose any weight and still feel exhausted.
Then I saw my friend posting about Isagenix. Again. And having incredible results. Again. Then another acquaintance had mentioned it. And they had great results. So I checked out the ingredients (I'm very picky). And I was impressed.
Not liking network marketing and having nightmares about Amway and the like, I hesitantly placed my order- but I was at a point of desperation! Something has to give. I can't keep gaining weight. I ordered the 30 day basic program and my friend walked me through the contents. I began my program the very next day. That was March 28, 2013. Over the next 7 days, I started my day off with what I refer to as a super shot of a vitamin elixir, drank 2 shakes a day, took a supplement capsule twice a day, drank water throughout the day, had these little snack thingies that I thought would never curb my appetite but totally did, and then dinner with my family. I was taking in just a little fewer calories than when I was doing it on my own. I also did a deep cleanse for two days where I gave my system a break to let my liver do its thing. The results?
EIGHT POUNDS GONE!!!
And now I am an Independent Isagenix Associate. Yes, I still can't stand your typical network marketing blahbity blah companies; however, I love this product. My body loves this product. And I think that you will too. Whether you want to lose weight, get rid of toxins, have energy to get through your day, or just be on the top of your game, click on the image below. A 30 Day Program is a good place to start but if you have ANY questions, let me know.
Oh, and just so that you know, you won't be doing this alone. I will be doing it right along side of you and here to coach you along the way.