Monthly Archives: August 2015
A little over two years ago I was introduced to Isagenix’s Isalean Shake through a specific diet I received from a nutritionist. Although I didn’t stay on the diet (it wasn’t very sustainable), I continued to use Isalean shakes for convenience. Unfortunately, it was close to a year before I realized all the other amazing products Isagenix had to offer.
In March 2014 we found out we were expecting our third child. We were over the moon! I was, however, worried about the weight gain. I gained about 60lbs with each one of my girls and still hadn’t lost all the weight. It was then I decided I was going to try and have the healthiest pregnancy possible. I incorporated the Isalean Shakes and Bars into my everyday diet, obviously being careful not to limit my caloric intake. I just wanted to fuel my body with the best nutrition for me and my baby. Well, mission accomplished. I gained a healthy 30lbs and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in November.
Like a lot of new mommys, I had trouble ridding myself of the baby weight, even though I was careful to eat healthy and only gain the recommended amount of weight during my pregnancy. I tried to diet, but that only resulted in the loss of my milk supply. I was determined to breastfeed my son for at least 6 months and just didn’t see how that was going to be possible while trying to lose weight at the same time. It finally dawned on me, if I was so successful with isagenix during my pregnancy, what was stopping me from the same success while breastfeeding and trying to lose the last of the unwanted pounds? I starting using the shakes and the bars as meal replacements for breakfast and lunch, eating a healthy dinner with plenty of healthy snacks during the day. Low and behold, after only 1 month I was down 13lbs and back to my pre pregnancy weight, all without being hungry or losing any of my milk. In fact, I actually found that I had a slight increase supply of milk. Not to mention, my son is in the 98th percentile for weight and height, which I am convinced is due to the best nutrition on the planet!
When my son was 3 months old, it was time for me to return to work. All I wanted to do was to stay home and care for my infant son. It was a very difficult time for me. However, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. When I returned to work, my coworkers complimented me on how great I looked for just having a baby and inquired what it was that I was doing. After sharing my story with them, they too wanted in. Who wouldn’t?! Remembering that my longtime friend, Christine Belin, had reached out to me a couple of months prior asking me to get involved in the buisness side of things, I contacted her for more information on how I could get my friends these products. Her response? “WHY aren’t you interested in getting your products paid for and making some extra money again?!” I had explained to Chris in January that I didn’t have enough time, I just had a baby, I already have a good paying job, and that I didn’t see myself as a “seller.” So again we started discussing the buisness side. I watched the isamovie.com videos and was so inspired that I couldn’t not do it. After really researching the products and history of the company, I became so excited and passionate, I needed to share it with others immediately. I got 2 people from work to sign up with me and from there it has just snowballed.
I’m not going to say that it has been easy, I definitely work at this. But I really LOVE it. I love helping others, I love that I’m able to work only 2 days a week as a dental hygienist while getting to work from home with my children the rest of the week, and I love that I belong to this beautiful, supportive ISA family!
With the support of Katie, Adam, and especially Chris, I just hit Crystal Director. I’m proud of my accomplishments but know it’s only the beginning. My next goals are to lose 25lbs with the help of the cleanses (as soon as I’m done nursing my 9 month old son next month), hit Crystal Executive, and eventually become a 6 figure earner. Who knows, maybe I’ll even retire a millionaire…the sky is the limit!