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Did you know that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit? In 21 days of consistently doing an activity it becomes a routine for us. I challenged myself for 30 days and took my nutrition and fitness habits to a different level. In the beginning of my strong mind strong body journey I was teaching myself to be at peace and mentally stronger to undertake what life throws at me. This mentality helped me to accept this challenge and carry it out without hesitation. I focused on creating new habits with healthy eating and 30 minutes of home work-outs. I started using Herbalife products which assisted my metabolism and increased my energy and helped me stay on track with what I am feeding my body. So did I get results? ABSOLUTELY!!! I lost 10 pounds and gained my energy and confidence back! Anything you put your mind to you can achieve. See my results now!
I have never been a “big” girl, but I knew I had let myself go. After my diagnosis I was aware that my body was going through so many changes and all the medication wasn’t helping me maintain my figure. My fatigue and depression was so overwhelming I couldn’t even focus on fitness. My main goal was and still is to be present to enjoy the little things I can be a part of and try to be the best version I can be for myself and my family. After I started my rituxan infusions, my body reacted very good to it. I knew physically I was feeling bloated and my body was retaining so much water. But, I was getting my appetite back. The steroids would get me so hungry, and I refused to start eating everything and binging. That wasn’t going to help me stay on track.
I have not been able to go back to work. Working over 10 years in advertising and dealing with the 9 to 5 rush and hustle was not benefiting my health. I ate so bad, hardly got rest, running back and fourth with my son and still managing a home. Seeing myself falling behind and getting sicker, I knew this could not be my life. There has to be more then all this stress and struggle. Herbalife has helped me in more then one way. Yes, I feel healthier and stronger, but it has also allowed me to help others feel good and look good too.
NO Herbalife does not cure diseases and nor is it a magic pill or potion. But it has helped me with boosting my energy , and maintaining the nutrients I needed in my body. I love my doctor, but every time she mentions a new medication to take to help me stay awake, or to help you sleep or to give you energy….I literally roll my eyes! There has to be other ways, I do infusions and steroids I think that’s enough for my body. I wanted to try something different and decrease the amount of medication going into my body.
Herbalife has been around since 1980. It is the number one Nutrition Company in the world, serving over 90 countries. There are few shake shops where my fiancé and I would go once in a while and get a $3 shake or tea. I always enjoyed the teas and shakes, but I decided I wanted to take a step further and invest in my nutrition and be more consistent. I wanted to learn first hand how to use the products when to use the products and what I needed to do to get results. And now I want to share everything I learned.
What did I learn with Herbalife Nutrition
I learned that a healthy lifestyle is 80% nutrition, 20% fitness and 100% mindset. I didn’t have to kill myself in gym to get results. My mindset was to make sure I drank my teas and shakes, and ate clean with moderate exercise. Stretched and my beginners yoga, is still part of my routine. That brings me peace and comfort before switching to cardio. I did my squats and some abs and made sure to just move and keep a healthy heart 30 minutes a day in the privacy of my home at my own pace. I also became aware that when your body feels hungry, it is not because it wants calories, it is because your body is lacking nutrients. Lastly, I met a community of people trying to get healthy with their own fitness goals. So many people with their own fitness goals. Sharing this journey, receiving and giving daily motivation and support was priceless.
Products that worked for me
Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake
Formula 1 is everything you need in a glass, and with 10 flavors to choose from it made it easy for me to customize to my taste and liking. I personally used Cookie’s and Cream Flavor. Yummy, it even has bits of chocolate cookie crumbs inside, giving it that extra goodness taste.
Protein Mix- Vanilla
Protein is vital to a healthy diet, it helps satisfy hunger, build muscle tissue, maintain lean muscle mass, and it also gives you energy. I used the Vanilla flavor, 2 scoops mixed with the cookies and cream and I absolutely love and enjoyed it.
The tea has been able to help keep my fatigue under control. It has given me a boost of energy and it also helps speed up your metabolism. You naturally burn around 70 calories just by drinking it, cardio in a mug, that is what I call it. They come in a variety of flavors and contain caffeine. I personally used Chai tea. You can drink your tea hot or cold. Which was great because in the morning I always did hot, and in the afternoon I would enjoy it cold.
The aloe is amazing, it goes hand in hand with the tea. I add some to my teas and stir really well and enjoy. The aloe also comes in a variety of flavors, I personally use Mango. The aloe’s main purpose is to sooth your stomach and help you maintain a healthy digestive system. It helps and relieves me from any indigestion problems.
The Cell-U-Loss are great way to help your body release any excessive water from your body. These tabbies also have minerals that help maintain electrolyte balance and a healthy pH Level. I would take them three times a day after each meal. The major result in the amount of cellulite and the bloating feeling I was able to get rid of made me so happy.
Last but not least, Beauty Booster. This product is soooo good and refreshing and I was able to replace juice/soda with it. It comes in a strawberry lemonade flavor and it helps your skin glow. Most importantly is contains collagen. Collagen is what gives the dermis (the thick inner layer of our skin) a firm structure. Its formulated to support skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. This product is not mandatory, but for me it was a good investment due to the fact I have stretch marks I wanted to lighten them up.
Disclaimer: People who use Herbalife formula 1 twice a day as part of a healthy lifestyle can generally expect to lose around half a pound to 1 pound per week.
Herbalife is not a weight loss company, it is a weight management and nutrition company. When you provide your body with the right nutrition and daily exercise your body can not deny to give you the results you deserve! It is an amazing feeling when you see what your body can accomplish!
Now remember, creating new habits is a process not an event. Yes, creating new habits will result in a new lifestyle. It’s NOT going to be easy to change the habits you’ve adapted over a lifetime but surrounding yourself with a support system and those who encourage you to do better daily will set you on a completely different path. Some people may not understand it, but that’s ok. Only you know in your heart if you want to make a change. And only you can decide when your journey will begin. You have the power to make the changes that will determine your happiness. So what is it going to be….