Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just a pound or 2

How much weight does the average American gain over the holidays? How does this weight gain affect us? I actually lost some weight before the holidays and kept a close eye on my weight gain over the past few weeks. If you're like me you may notice a comfortable pair of pants begin to pinch before you really notice it on the scale. It can be such a small amount of weight that makes you uncomfortable but before you know it you're up a size! What if we managed to only gain a pound or 2 over the holiday season? No big deal right? Here is a great article on holiday weight gain. Take a look.
I have struggled with my weight for the past 20 years or so. I was the kind of kid who could eat ANYTHING and never worry about it, that didn't help me much when that changed and I didn't know how to manage my food and activity. I have been working very hard to relearn how to eat, manage my weight and my health. In the upcoming months I will be using a great system to lose a few pounds and I will also be working with a group of people who are also interested in losing some weight and getting healthy. If you know of someone who is interested, please let me know or put them in touch with me. Together we will succeed!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sharing Hope

 What a great day! Today I shared my Shaklee story in front of people for the first time. It's kind of funny, I would definitely say that I am not a writer but here I am writing a blog and I can say without a doubt that I am not the kind of person who enjoys getting up in front of others for any reason whatsoever and yet there I was today sharing my story. I can say for sure that I am the kind of person wants to help others and if getting up in front of others is the way to do it then so be it. But I wasn't alone and at any Shaklee event there will be no shortage of people who want to share how Shaklee has changed their lives.

 Today along with my story of regained health were ladies who shared stories about weight loss acheived, an infertile couple giving birth, a woman with inexplicable health issues leaving her incapacitated getting completely healthy, women turning 50 and not looking like it ans so on and so on. There are so many stories like these and we all want to share them. I am sure that for any issue that some one may have there is a person who has had that very same issue and conquered it with Shaklee. Don't get me wrong for one minute, I believe that God is the healer of all but I also believe that He gives us ways to take care of ourselves and Shaklee is a powerful tool in keeping oneself healthy or regaining health.

 If you are srtuggling with ANY health issues and are ready to make a change don't hesitate, don't wait another minute to take control of your life and your health and get back on track. YOU CAN DO IT! Here's to your health!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Looking Back

What a great year 2011 was! I hope it was for you too! When it comes to health, wealth and hapiness I dare say I could't have asked for a better year.

 Through the past year I worked very hard to regain my health. I haven't felt this good in years! I am so thankful for that. I used to have many health issues including severe allergies, asthma, severe joint pain, ulcers, reflux, insomnia, chronic fatigue and so on and so on. I have learned quite a bit about health and how nutrition affects our health. I am better for it and so are those around me. I am looking forward to more improvements in my health in the upcoming year.

In 2011 I started a business that is not only helping me reach my financial goals but is helping others to reach their financial goals as well. I must say I don't think that there is any better way to earn a living! I get to spread great health, help others succeed and travel for free (I'm looking forward to 2 all expense paid trips this year!). It doesn't get any better than that!

As far as hapiness goes.... wow! What can I say? We all have our ups and downs and there is just no way of getting around it. What we do have control over is how we react to things. Life, friends, family, work etc. will NEVER be perfect but we must choose joy in all circumstances. Not that I am a pro at this or anything but hey I try. I can honestly say that if I had chosen to focus on the negative in some situations I really would have missed out on some great experiences. I got to spend lots of time with my family and friends this year. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet lots of great new people and help them on their journey to great health. I have also met new people who have helped and influenced me. How blessed am I? I am so inspired by the past year and I know 2012 is going to be amazing!

What are your best memories of 2011? Share them with me in the comments below. =D

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Beginning

The purpose of this blog was to document my Shaklee challenge. I wanted to have something to look back on that was objective and document as I went through the proccess. I know that I was very skeptical and really wanted to keep track of the products that I tried. I can say with certainty that this challenge is over. I have tried so many of the products and loved every single one! I have stopped taking them at different times just to see what would happen and regreted it every single time, although it was necessary.

I feel like this blog is going to be heading in a new direction. I want to share what I have learned about health and wellness through this blog and just share the ways that Shaklee is changing my life and the lives if those around me. I hope that you will continue to follow me on this very exciting journey.