Thursday, June 16, 2011


 Let me start out by telling you what convention is. As you know I am a home schooling mom and convention comes around once a year. It's wonderful! It's a time of encouragement and confirmation that rejuvinates home school families. This convention spans 3 days. It consists of hour long sessions from morning til night. The first day starts off at 12 and I am usually there untill around 6 for classes and then maybe off to shop. I don't do the evening classes. The next 2 days are from about 8-6. There are classes on everything from high school transcripts to why Johhny hates to read. We have great speakers who come from all over to teach and encourage us. We also get updates on the government and home school. It is a jam packed 3 days. There is also a massive vendor hall that fills a large gymnasium. We shop and are able to look at the things we are interested in to see if it fits our needs. So for 3 days we run from class to calss and through the vendor hall a million times. These are 3 very long days.

 I look forward to this every year even though I know it will take its toll. Usually well into the second day I am getting pretty worn out and really just fried. As I run into friends who are also on their second day they also have that dazed, glazed over look and we still have one more day to go! By the 3rd day I am exhausted! I am not getting as much out of it as I would like but I stay to the very end. Then it's time to get my daughter, pack up and go home. We saty with family for the 3 days and when I'm done I usually pack up quickly and get moving towards home totally wiped out. Not only am I tired but my knees, back and hips would have been quite painful right from the first day.

 So knowing this would be a busy couple of days I was armed with the Shaklee products I knew I wanted. I of course had my Vitalizer, Vivix, Cinch Shakes for breakfast, Energy Tea and my Energy Chews. All but the Energy Chews I have been using for about a month or so. So first day in was great! I felt great and didn't even think twice about it. Went back to our home for the weekend and had a great dinner visited and even worked on a project that evening without much concern or feeling too tired. Now usualy by  the time I get back "home" after convention each day I want desperatly to vist with the family I am staying with but that is always cut short by my exhaustion. So this time around was really nice. I was able to visit and still get up early enough to be on time every day. The second day was great! I didn't feel like a deer caught in the headlights and made it through the day without feeling tired at all. The third day was also good I was able to concentrate and still get a lot out of the sessions. I did rely on a couple of Energy Chews on the 3rd day as sitting in the sessions for about an hour was starting to catch up with me. Those kept me from feeling tired and gave me the focus I needed. I was still feeling great and as I ran off to one of my last few classes I was heading down the stairs (the first time I needed to through out the whole 3 days) and as I braced my self to go down the stairs I realized I didn't need to. Oh Joy! No pain! I went all 3 days and never even noticed! I had no knee, back or hip pain! The stairs were a breeze! HOORAY!!! I was so elated at that point, it was just amazing. My life is truly different now. The day didn't end there. Oh no, I went back "home" after the day at convention was done and ended up staying and visiting late into the evening. My daiughter and I left there and went out to eat then home. It was great. I was tired when I got home. But it was great to make it through that without feeling exhaused and in constant pain.

 As if that weren't enough, the convention took place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Saturday before I left for Arkansas with friends it was a 10 hour drive(12 for us). From the time we got there we did so many fun activities we were always doing something! We stayed until Tuesday and made our 12 hour drive back. I got in around 9pm. Wednesday I unpacked did 3 loads of laundry up and down 2 flights of stairs repacked and shopped. Thursday off to convention! What a great week powered by Shaklee!

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