“Our greatest wealth is our health. We cannot control what is going on in the world, but we have power over our bodies and nutrition...”
We've all been on a journey
Mine started in my 20s when I did not have a healthy relationship with my body or food....
Sound familiar? I would obsessively exercise and then binge on ice cream and pizza. I kept going in circles on the weight loss and gain merry-go-round and I did not feel good about my body or unhealthy choices.
I seemed to shift my weight loss story a bit in my 20s and 30s. Over time, I slipped back into not caring what I put in my body. I wanted to indulge myself and became complacent. I would sneak a handful of cookies and drink glasses of wine, not being conscious with it all. I believed this was just how my body was going to look and I would have a belly for the rest of my life. It’s just a natural part of aging, right?
Fast forward to today
I have shifted my ideas about aging and my body
In 2018, I was introduced to an amazing program by a friend in Charlotte. I saw her transformation and asked what she was doing. She explained she was doing Isagenix where she:
- replaced two meals with nutrient-dense shakes
- had two snacks
- ate a regular meal daily
There is also a cleanse day which includes juices and is not a total fast.
Sounds too easy right?
What's the worst that could happen?
My friend said “try it for 30 days”. If I did not like it, I could get my money back. So I dove in!
What did I have to lose other than pounds? In six weeks, I lost seven pounds. In a little over two months, I lost 22 pounds and 39 inches. The system was manageable and easy to follow. I needed it to be sustainable. Anybody can do a 30-day program, but to this day, I still follow it and maintain a healthy weight and relationship with my body. I can have birthday cake and wine, but still rock a healthy body. I have found a balance between loving food and having a healthy life. Plus, because the system is sustainable, easy to follow, and has the flexibility of making it your own, I have remained healthy and kept the weight off to this day.