Now that I’ve made it far beyond the initial 30 days, I am planning to take my weight and measurements every two weeks, which means today marks another check-in with the scale and tape measure. Damalis and I will be heading to Publix shortly, where they have a very large, accurate scale tucked away in the pharmacy. And we’ll take each other’s measurements, which will also be noted here on the blog, along with photos.
Yesterday Damalis hosted her first “launch party” at her home. Her two lovely neighbors across the street — a mother-daughter duo — attended, along with a family member and of course, our wonderful sponsor Britt and fellow business-builder, Pim. I can’t say enough about all of the support we’re receiving in our efforts to lose weight, get healthy, and build a successful business. Every time Britt makes a presentation I learn something new to apply to my own mission of sharing these products with everyone I know.
Throughout this journey, I am discovering how to become a good leader, motivator, and coach. Last night I spent some time on the phone explaining the 30-Day Weight Loss and Fat Burning System to a new couple I enrolled. They are both incredibly motivated and ready to dive in, which makes all the difference in the world. If you want to make a real change in your life for the better, you must be absolutely committed to say and do the things needed to bring about that change. This commitment includes tapping into the power of thought and recognizing that You Are An Overcomer:
God has given me everything I need to succeed. What an empowering idea! The power of God in me is greater than any difficulty. I tap into the guidance of God to navigate unexpected barriers. One with God, I can overcome any challenge and achieve any goal.
The love of God in me brings harmony into any chaotic situation. The strength of God in me provides me the will and energy to overcome any circumstance.
My faith gives me patience, insight, discernment, and positive expectations. I use my imagination to envision the best outcomes.Through the power of God in me, I achieve my dreams. I prevail. I am an overcomer!
Every morning when I wake up, I am amazed to look in the mirror and notice the changes in my body. Even with my scale-a-phobia, I can tell that significant poundage has come off, along with a multitude of inches. Although I didn’t officially weigh myself before getting started, I still have a pretty good idea of the number.
It’s strange how various people lose weight differently — for some, it first becomes evident in their face, for others their middle, still others their arm and legs, and on and on. I’ve always found that for some reason, the greatest amount of weight usually comes off first in the areas that aren’t the biggest problem (although still a problem, for sure).
At 5′ 2″, I do not have any extra space for unnecessary poundage; a taller person can get away with so much more, not that I’m suggesting anyone should remain overweight. I simply mean that even a fairly small weight gain — say five pounds — is much more obvious on a smaller person. And depending on how they’re built, it can be even more glaring.
For me, the worst weight gain occurs in the lower body (abdomen, hips, backside). Due to excellent family genes, I have always had nice legs, small ankles and wrists, and tiny hands. Even at my heaviest, my face never seems to change very much. However, those problem areas I mentioned? They become quite the challenge, and one of the reasons I despise skirts and pants. Not anymore.
Yes, my most noticeable weight loss appears to be in the upper-half of my body but I am starting to witness overall changes for the better everywhere. And this is only Day 27. Let me remind you, I have been on the straight-and-narrow for years when it comes to dieting (or more accurately, a healthy lifestyle): daily exercise, drinking half my body weight in pure water (since I was a kid), no soda, no junk food, a daily exercise regimen, etc., etc. with absolutely nothing to show for it.
Somewhere along the way, all of these great habits stopped working. The weight simply would not budge and instead, stuck to me like glue. It was incredibly frustrating. There were times when I wanted to throw my hands up in the air and say, “What the hell? If it’s not going to matter what I eat anyway, I’m going to start eating bread, cake, ice-cream, and every other thing that packs on pounds.”
Then there were the hand-wringing naysayers advising, “Oh well, you know when you get to a certain age it’s impossible to lose weight. Better get used to it.”
To which I say, “Speak for yourself!” Seek and you shall find.
Have you been there?
Yes, I kept searching but it wasn’t until discovering Britt’s program that I figured out what was really going on:
When I speak to some friends about it, they doubt their ability to substitute two shakes for meals (even though you also eat snacks in between) and just eat one regular meal a day. I was a skeptic too at first, but at a point where I was willing to give it my all anyway. Once on the program, I discovered how amazingly well the body functions when it receives the proper nutrients, and how truly satisfying the shakes and snacks are.
Like anything else, it has to be experienced to be believed, but let me ask this: If you knew that in just 30 days you could either reach your weight loss goal or be well on your way to achieving it (depending on how much you need to lose), would you be willing to dive in? Could you commit to just 30 days and watch what happens?
That’s where I was at the end of January when I attended a gathering at Britt’s invitation. I met several women (all over 40) who shared incredible testimonials (and showed before and after photos) of 60-pound, 70-pound, 80-pound, and yes, even up to 100-pound weight loss. Over 40. Regardless of menopause. In defiance of their age.
That’s when I decided I was willing to commit to 30 days. Now I’m so thankful to have made that decision, along with my good friend Damalis (who is also looking fabulous). I’m beyond thrilled that the friends with whom I shared the program have each lost seven pounds in 11 days, along with several inches. Not only that, but they are experiencing significantly improved sleep and an overall feeling of peace and calmness.
As for the cost, there are ways to get the products for free by simply sharing them (a process that becomes easier as others notice the changes). Even so, the cost is about the same as many of the diet programs out there — the one endorsed by Marie Osmond, for example — and to the best of my knowledge, no matter how many friends you recruit into the same program, you’re not getting your products for free (although I do wonder how much money the company spends on celebrity endorsements). What I’m doing of course is not a diet but a nutritional lifestyle change; however this is still a good comparison.
Furthermore, when you divide it all out, you’re getting 60 meals (two shakes per day), plus snacks, the Cleanse for Life, Ionix Supreme, Accelerator capsules and a few other items to facilitate weight loss and good nutrition. I’m not going to break out the numbers in a blog post, although I’d be happy to have a conversation about it.
In that spirit, the video below featuring a registered dietician, shares great recipe tips for the program, in addition to advice on how to manage eating out.
As for me, the countdown to Sunday is on — that’s when Damalis and I will officially reach 30 days on this fabulous fat burning and weight loss program! We are eagerly awaiting our next order, which should arrive any day. This time around, I added some meal replacement bars and different snacks to my routine, along with the shakes, Ionix Supreme, Cleanse for Life, and Accelerator capsules. On Sunday, we’ll take our next set of measurements and report on our results.
I’m still sleeping even more soundly than before, feeling energetic, and incredibly motivated. Britt will be broadcasting her show from my Florida studio this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. so I hope you’ll tune in to Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt. She has a wonderful guest lined up in the first segment, Brian Low of Sunbrushed.com. Then in the second segment, she and I will talk Isagenix and the IsaU she attended last weekend in Miami. We hope you will call in with your comments and questions at (347) 945-7246.
To your health! 😉
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