A little about us and our healthy aging and weight wellness journey…
We had focused on healthy aging for quite some time, but it was when I attempted to help someone else address their need to drop some weight that I was introduced to the solution which had a significant impact on my life. It’s not unusual for me to lend a hand or come along side someone that needs a little support. I love to help people, it’s just the way God made me. I had just never directly tried to help someone with weight wellness. I’m so glad I did because it brought amazing blessing to me in return.
Over the years, my husband and I would periodically peruse a bookstore and many times we found ourselves drawn to the cooking and healthy eating section of the store. We had purchased a few recipe books from the South Beach Diet books, wine and food pairings books, Green for Life, Eat to Live, etc. We were slowly modifying our habits and becoming more health-minded in our everyday choices. And though most people thought we had our diets in the right place, I was still slowly gaining a few pounds here and there and my waistline was increasing. I was starting to feel less mobile, less flexible, I was developing some anxiety, had less confidence, and I was feeling bloated and uncomfortable in my clothes. I felt like I was aging, and I thought that was normal progression as I compared myself to others my age. But I wasn’t giving up. I was fighting it with continued focus on foods that fuel, harvesting from my garden, green smoothies daily, home cooked soups and salads at work for lunch, increased movement and exercise, YouTube YogawithAdriane (which I love), basement treadmill, etc. However with all that effort, I was not making any progress!
So I decided that I should try some of the products alongside my friend for encouragement and I figured that maybe it would help me too. I wasn’t quite sure of trying these “shake” things as I had never done any kind of ‘diet’ before. Is it real food? I asked. They said it was and that it was the best food on the planet! So we gave it a try. I was AMAZED with the changes I felt and experienced in just the first month. I was down about 14 lbs. and I was beginning to fit into my favorite clothes and I felt good in them! I just followed the instructions provided—Have two healthy and flavorful shakes each day, enjoy two 100-150 calorie snacks of my choice each day, plus a healthy meal of my choice targeting about 650 calories. We had already been eating very healthy and I didn’t expect to get the results that I achieved.
I lost my face bloat (a.k.a. Inflammation) as you can see in my ‘side by side’ photo! I was feeling great in my clothes and realized how hard I had been working to camouflage my mid-section! I gained Increased energy, increased mental clarity, more confidence, better balance, even my resting heart rate has dropped 5 beats per minute! My focus has since shifted to being healthy and strong! My goal is to age healthfully so that I can be, and give, the most to my family and friends. Living my best life!
Actually, it took me some time to learn and understand exactly why this was achievable. The products are all natural and clean, no pesticides, herbicides, etc. Low glycemic, gluten free, and with dairy free options. The shakes are perfectly balanced to provide everything our bodies need to perform and function optimally. Macros, Micros, Vitamins, Nutrients, INCLUDING trace minerals! The trace minerals are a huge point of differentiation. Our bodies are lacking the trace minerals – just because we only need ‘traces” of them does not mean we do not need them! And eating whole organic foods doesn’t solve that because our soils have been depleted due to farming techniques, pesticides, herbicides, etc. – all at the cost of nutrition!!! Just look up the words “depleted soil” and read away. It is when you give your body what it is literally dying for that things change! These are not just “PROTEIN” shakes! You cannot compare these with other shakes because these are FULL MEAL REPLACEMENT at only 240 calories without the high fructose corn syrup, Carrageenan, GMO ingredients like Soy, etc. This is the best dense nutrition on the planet!!!
Additionally, I discovered the benefits of adding in a day (or up to 4 days of supported cellular cleansing each month depending on your goals) with amazing products that sustain you while your body releases toxins that are actually entrapped in your fat cells. And the side benefit is that when the toxins are released the fat cells go with the release of toxins and you are one healthier person! This is a supported cellular cleanse not a bathroom cleanse, a kidney, colon, or liver cleanse! And after experiencing the benefits of this lifestyle of fueling my body for nearly six months I knew I needed to tell my friends about it!
We continue to learn, and we also realized the benefits of not letting extra toxins in through what we consume. So we eventually added in the amazingly clean coffee that I will drink for the rest of my life. It is absolutely the best coffee I have ever tasted and our friends think so too! Then we added in the Daily Essential vitamins with IsaGenesis because we were buying miscellaneous vitamins and supplements but didn’t truly know if they were the right amounts or if the product was of good quality or was delivering the nutrients that were claimed on the package. We had developed such a trust in this company and we know their quality processes and their no-compromise commitment. And the IsaGenesis is based on Nobel Prize Winning science that is supporting telomere health which is a marker of aging. This anti-aging product is a game changer in itself!
Now that we feel amazing, we really want to give others visibility to this solution that we found. We know there are others out there that are praying for a solution, that have tried many things on their own and have not had success, don’t know where else to turn, are not feeling optimal. Many people that are suffering with other ailments that would benefit from weight wellness and fueling their bodies with proper nutrition.
People compare themselves and their health to their friends and neighbors which are also not feeling optimal. Aging doesn’t need to look and feel this way! That was one of the reasons we created this web-site. My husband, Charles, loves to dabble in technology and was supporting our church with their web-site content and decided to build out our own web-site. We use the site to share Isagenix and store recipes so we can access them quickly and share with our family and friends. I also can get quite passionate about sharing the Gospel as I learn new things in my Bible study class and my personal study (also as kind of a repository for that too)!
We trust that the Lord will direct those here to us that need to fuel their body and their souls! Please let us know if we can help in anyway or if you have questions. If you want to get started with Isagenix we have made recommendations on how to get started and you can select your starter pack and purchase through the links provided or you can contact us and I will personally talk with you on your goals and explain the amazing products. Bring a few friends with you that also want to make some improvements to their health and I can show you how to get your starter pack for free. We also provide coaching and on-going support too!
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your health and wellness journey!