Taking on the Isagenix Nutrition Rebalancing Challenge : Wellness - is it 80% Nutrition and 20% Exercise?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015




Close your eyes. Think of who you are.

What do you see?

Is there something you want to change?

Is there something you want to improve?

Is there something you need motivation with?


Do you want to live a healthy, happy, simple life?

Now, open your eyes.

Choosing to be healthy is a lifestyle.  It’s not a momentary change in the way you treat your mind, body and soul. It’s a long time commitment - an investment.

Spring is here and isn’t it time to focus on YOU?

That’s what I learned when I decided to invest in my well being.

I realized I need to make TIME:

1)   T- Thankful. Practice gratitude every morning. Say your prayers, take time to meditate to quiet your mind, or say five things you’re thankful for. I noticed that doing this every morning ( or through out the day) helps me focus on the positive.

2)   I Imagine what want your day to be like. Setting short term goals make life more productive. Understand why do you do the things you do - what's your purpose? 

3)   M Movement. Make your goals happen.  Set things in motion. Make your days matter. Remember as they say "dreams don’t magically turn into a reality". If you want something done, find ways to make it happen.

4)   E Energize and Evaluate.  We get our energy from the food we eat, and the activity we do. It’s been said that a healthy lifestyle is 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise. At the end of the day, evaluate what you imagined your day to be like compared to the things you set in motion


On October 2014, I completed a rigid exercise challenge. I cut down (well, I tried) on carbs, and focused on completing the exercise program. 

HOWEVER after completing the exercise challenge I noticed that the exercise program I was on wasn't sustainable.

With the holidays and the winter season, I re-gained (mostly around the waist) the 6 pounds I lost and still struggling to lose the stubborn 4 pounds I gained 2 years ago.  I was heavier, getting stressed out, had no energy and was getting frustrated that I wasn’t losing weight.


And there I was, back to Day 1. 



I gave up and accepted the "new" me.

I caved-in to the stereotypes of aging.

I surrendered.

I have family and friends who were telling me:


 “You're so tiny, why do you want to lose any weight?"

"Size 6 is not unhealthy."

"You're in your 50's, mother of four - why not face reality?"


My family has a history of heart disease. I saw how devastatingly ill my father got and how difficult it was for those who cared for him – especially my Mom.

I made a promise to live a healthy, happy, simple life.
To live a healthy lifestyle takes focus and determination.  
I decided - I want to do this for ME.
I have one purpose in life – and that’s to be the best that I can be. 
I decided I am a priority. 
I have to come first.
I have to be strong so that I can be strong for the people I love.

        

What happens when I gain weight?

·         My cholesterol numbers were not as good as they should to be.

·         My clothes don’t fit. I feel suffocated.

·         I feel tired and exhausted

·         I can’t focus

·         I get depressed

  

Last year (2014) when I was doing the P90x3 Challenge, I saw various Facebook updates regarding people who became lean, toned, happier and energized.
That’s when I learned about Isagenix.

I asked a few friends about Isagenix but I didn't pursue it. I guess I wasn't ready. I had the mindset that I can try again to lose unwanted pounds the old fashion way - keeping the ideal weight in a healthy manner had been a 10 year (struggle)process so far. I thought I could do it my way.

In fact my reactions were:

·         It’s an additional expense
·         I don’t think it’ll work on me because I love to eat real food
·         I won’t like the taste of the products
·         It’s another marketing scheme
·         I have so much allergies that my body won’t react positively to it
·         It’s just a fad

I guess I wasn't ready...

But then 2 weeks before I said YES, I was talking to a friend and I don’t know why, but I asked if I can try Isagenix.

I asked my husband, who's in-charge of researching and refilling my vitamins, to review the ingredients and the company. He gave me the "OK, you can try it".

So I did BUT I was still skeptical.  Will it really be great way to lose unwanted pounds, create lean muscles and get rid of my body of toxins?

To convince myself, I kept telling myself, "If I don't like it, I can return it, right? It has a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, right?"


In 30 days and very minimal exercise, I FELT the difference.







So on March 2015, I tried the Isagenix 30 Day System.

On Day 4, my family kept saying,

 “Mom, you’re happier lately.”

“Sis, why are you so ALIVE lately?”

“Hon, I like seeing you so happy first thing in the morning.”

On Day 7, I'm loving the results - how it made me feel.


So going back to my initial concerns:
·         Additional expense:  1 Serving of IsaLean Shake meal replacement is about $2.85 for members or retail price of $3.71. ( Cheaper than a Venti Starbucks Latte)
·         Eating real food that you chew: I still have eggs or protein pancakes for breakfast
·         I still cook dinner every night except when we go to a restaurant on date nights. Exercise consisted of shoveling snow on the first day of spring and 1-2 mile zenwalk (every other day) around the neighborhood.
·         Taste: The snack bars and shakes taste good. It’s also kid-approved. My 14 year-old can't get enough of the Strawberry Shake.
·         Marketing Scheme: I’m not forced to buy anything I don’t like. There’s also income opportunities (a few success stories from my friends) but I haven’t ventured into that area yet. My current priority is to evaluate the product. But click HERE if you’re interested.
·         Food allergies: I only had 1 “jittery” reaction on Day1 when I took too much green tea and didn’t drink enough water.
·         It’s just a fad: Remains to be seen.

What I didn’t anticipate:
·         Gluten-free and Kosher. Available in other countries which means I can tell my friends outside the US.
·         More nutritious than a bagel (Shake replaces my multi-vitamin)
·         I have more energy, happier - my creative mind is in hyper drive!
·         My digestive system hasn’t been better (no longer constipated)


Like any anything else, staying healthy and fit requires commitment. The Isagenix System happens to be very effective to many people and it delivers a broad range of nutrients that is generally lacking in an average person's diet.

There is no such thing as getting rich quick, and there is no such thing as losing weight fast. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice that requires effort, discipline and time.

Please do your due diligence and speak to your doctor if you have medical condition.

The weight-loss testimonials I presented, applied only to me, cannot be guaranteed and should not be considered typical.



 If you're on  a different nutrition re-balancing lifestyle - I'm inviting you, too, to join us in motivating others to live a healthy, happy, simple life.

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to read my "Completed my 16 Week IsaBody Challenge".


      

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