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I have never been interested in fad diets.  In fact, I hate the word diet.

Because I could never understand why I would want to deprive myself, knowing full well that I would end up going back to my old habits the SECOND that diet was over.

I’m a food lover by genetics and by choice, and I always will be.

But I was starting to notice a problem…

I stepped on the scale for the first time in years and found myself at my absolute heaviest.  I noticed I was becoming less and less comfortable in my own skin and I was picking out outfits for the sole purpose of covering up my body.  Or, I was avoiding going out all together because I just wasn’t feeling like myself.  My confidence was totally shot.

The bottom line was this….. I found myself out of shape, anxious and tired all the freaking time.

I did not look or feel my best, and I missed the old me.

Around the same time I was talking to one of my best friends on the phone who happened to be going through a detox program called the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program and she was already down 10 pounds.

Just by talking to her over the phone I could tell she was feeling incredible and was happy with her results from the program.

So despite my stubborn nature, I decided to give it a try.  Even though I thought I was going to hate every minute of it and wouldn’t be able to handle eating with guidelines, whatever I was doing on my own clearly wasn’t working.

I had to swallow my pride, put my fears aside, and admit that even I needed a little bit of help to get me back on track.

 

WHAT WORKED FOR ME

So, I want to share with you what worked for me.

Within a week of trying this out I was seeing results I hadn’t seen in a LONG time and knew that this was the best decision I had ever made.

I learned that our bodies hold onto toxins as fat.  And if we continue to keep our bodies at a toxic level, we will most likely continue to hold onto unwanted fat in our bodies. 

So I wasn’t counting calories, I wasn’t measuring every little thing, and most importantly when I was hungry… I ATE.  

But everything I was putting in my body was high quality, nutrient dense food. And completing this detox program really made a huge difference!

 

Here’s what I lost:

14 pounds

5% body fat

3″ off my waist

 

Here’s what I gained:

ENERGYI’m talking about all day energy, with no jitters or mid afternoon crash

Productivity

Clear Skin I have never gotten so many compliments on my skin, which I’ve struggled with from my teens into adulthood

Better Sleep

Plus, it actually wasn’t that hard after all.  I guess that’s when you know you’re on a well balanced program.  My boyfriend thought I was going to be a nightmare with my late night sugar cravings (ha-ha), but we were both pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to handle this no problem. (he actually did the program right after me because he saw how much I loved it)

And it didn’t take me long to fall in love with my results and how I felt.

You will start to remember what food is actually supposed to taste like and how you body is supposed to feel. Plus, it’s never about starving yourself… if you’re hungry you can EAT!

That’s ultimately why I love this program so much.  It’s one thing to lose weight, but it’s another to know you’re actually doing it the right way.  Treating your body right, giving it the good clean ingredients it deserves and watching the many different ways that can change your life.

WHAT YOU GET

For starters, think of this program as a “reset” for your body.  It’s putting your old eating habits on hold while teaching you how to create new, healthier habits.  The foods you will be will be organic, free range, grass fed and delicious.

Here’s what’s included in the program:

– 2 Large Bags of Plant Based Protein

– Daily Fiber Boost

– Digestion Plus Probiotics

– Body Cleanse

– Detox Tea

– 2 boxes Energy Fizz Sticks (btw these are life changing)

-Coaching/Accountability Groups

-Free Gift & Free Shipping

You can tailor the program to your specific goals and needs, but most people do 2 shakes a day (healthy snacks in between) and one clean, balanced meal.

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

Arbonne is about healthy living from the inside out.  They ban over 2000 ingredients from all their products to make sure nothing toxic is going into your body.  And frankly, I really appreciate that.

This program supports every kind of lifestyle, but you do not have to be vegan to go on this diet (I myself am a carnivore).

Vegan Certified

Non GMO

Gluten Free

Soy Free

Whey Free

Dairy Free

Paraban Free

Low Glycemic Index

No Artificial Anything

I have been off this program for over 3 weeks now and I have continued to lose weight.

The promise that I made to myself at the beginning of this year to try something different, and to try something that honestly scared me a little bit has turned out to be the BEST decision I’ve ever made.

Just 3 months into 2019 and I’m proud of the direction I’m headed making my mindset and my health a priority.  I feel like after accomplishing this with such little hope and expectation for myself, I now know that I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to.

And so can you!

I personally got tired of making excuses and sick of not following through on the promises I made to MYSELF! (can you relate?)

So I’m urging you to make yourself a PRIORITY!  We all prioritize what matters to us and this year, I’m choosing my priorities wisely and you should too.

My word for 2019 is SUCCESS.  In every aspect of my life, I’m committed to helping others achieve the same.

I’m here to answer any questions you have and lend you a helping hand… just shoot me a message below and let’s get started!