I'd like to share something I'm so excited about! I mentioned a little about it in my last post, but here are more details. So I love being a mother- there is nothing else I would rather do with my life- it is the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced. But it has also been the most exhausting and challenging experience of my life. After Jarom was born, the stress of motherhood and 5 pregnancies in 6 years had definitely taken a toll on me physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I have always been passionate about health and fitness and even became a part-time Turbo Kick instructor after my 4th child was born in hopes that I could help people achieve their health goals. I don't believe in diets- since they're not an effective long term solution. My motto for weight loss and good health after each pregnancy was always- "Eat less- move more." And after each of the first 4 pregnancies, the baby weight fell off quickly as I tried to apply this principle.
But after I had our 5th child, eating less and moving more was simply NOT working. I could not get the extra weight off despite my best efforts. 10 months went by- and I had lost very little of the extra prego pounds.
The change for me came just this last April after watching "Food Inc". I learned more about how nutritionally bankrupt our food has become, and I wanted to DO something about it. I was concerned about the state of our health, running on low energy much of the time, dealing with sugar highs and crashes, and feeling overwhelmingly frustrated that I couldn't drop the baby weight. I believe in the power of prayer, so I poured out my heart in prayer about all these concerns, asked for help... and the next day I stumbled upon a video about Isagenix. I knew immediately that it was an answer to that prayer. The fact that it was not a diet, and not a fast- but a total body nutritional cleanse really appealed to me, so I decided to give it a try- plus with a 100% moneyback guarantee, I felt I had nothing to lose. I knew it was time to make a change and regain control of my unhealthy eating habits.
I was so excited to start a new lifestyle! And the results blew me away. I lost 10 lbs. and 11 inches on the 9 day system, and went on to lose another 11 lbs. and dropped 4 dress sizes. More importantly, I feel more energy than I have had in years and my cravings are supressed. It feels so liberating to develop greater self-control over my sugar habit- (and hopefully save money on dental bills). I rarely crave processed, refined, nutritionally void foods now because my body is finally getting the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it was really hungry for. I can FEEL the difference. The visible results are just a bonus. :) What kept me on track during the cleanse was a clear motive that I kept in mind. My motive was to have greater health and more energy to better serve my family. I wanted to be an example of excellent health for my children. Another critical factor in achieving this goal was the support of a fabulous coach and a network of new Isagenix friends from a support group to keep me accountable and inspired.
So it has clearly been a great blessing in my life. So much so that I've decided to share it forward and become involved in promoting and teaching people about it. So I'm now a nutritional cleanse coach- helping others achieve their health goals too. What I love about this is I can work from home during the kids quiet time- and coach people as they make this healthy lifestyle change. In this business, we can only succeed by helping others succeed! What a blessing to have a chance to make an impact in the world and enrich people's lives through sharing this phenomenal product and opportunity. There are a lot of misconceptions about it, so I'll clear some of those up in a follow-up post soon. But if anyone wants more info- check out http://www.isagenix.com/ and watch the Isavideos. And let me know if you have any questions about it. It could change your life. :)