Okay so where do I start. If you have been following my blog, you know that in Jan of this year I started a nutritional cleansing program called Isagenix. I don’t want my blog to turn into an infomercial but needless to say it’s been life changing and finally feel like the Tina Marie I used to be before I allowed my insecurities and fear oh and depression from stopping me from living a full life. I’m not saying that Isagenix was my cure all there were alot of other things I did besides this but it was the catalyst to getting the ball rolling into helping me and will continuously help me to get to where I want to be at least when it comes to my physical health.
Okay so when I started this program for the first time in November of 2010 I was just taking the shakes twice a day or once a day etc. It was a sample from a friend to see if I had any adverse reactions to the products before I invested into it. I didn’t in fact within the first week I noticed a difference and I lost 10lbs in that month alone. Yeah it was probably mostly water weight but it got the ball rolling and I’m not stopping till I reach my goal. When I started I weighed 197lbs 3 short of 200lbs which is a lot, but when you add the fact that I am barely 5ft 1″, it’s hazardous and can cause all sorts of problems.. I tend to carry my weight in my hips, thighs and butt. However at this weight I was carrying it all over.
Okay so lets fast forward to January I started to do the whole system I wish I can say that I’m the poster child for routines but I’m not. I suck and I’m working on this too. I am not good at following a regimen of anything so I have not been doing the system to the letter or consistently.. Mostly due to finances but when I am following it to the T. I am amazed at how better I feel. My digestive issues have improved, I’m sleeping better, my skin is clearer, oh and my energy is through the roof. Basically I am a new person and my family and friends have noticed it and so are therefore encouraging me to continue with it. I’ve also got some family that have joined independently on their own and are having some great results with it as well.
I have my drive back.. it went away for a bit but it’s back and I am loving it. So I have lost 30lbs since I started and this is not doing it consistently and without very little exercise. Which is great I have found since starting this that I have lost my taste for junkfood my body craves healthy foods, I have more energy and I want to exercise. So that’s it, infomercial over lol. I have been promising before and after’s forever but I thought I could do one better and show some pics since Aug 2010 till Aug 2011 so you can see the difference like I do.
You may be thinking and I know I thought the same thing that the system I’m doing sounds hazardous because I doesn’t sound like I’m eating much but trust me I am eating more now then I did before this I used to only eat once a day (supper usually and a huge one because I was starving) Now I’m eating up to 6 times a day. My 2 shakes, snacks and meal.. I’m drinking ridiculous amounts of water. Oh and because I have got my digestive system back on track I actually am able to eat a meal and not have to worry that it won’t stay in. You can check it and it’s properities by clicking the Link. I’m planning on doing this or some variation of this for the rest of my life. The way I look at it is that it’s this or spend the same kind of money on ridiculous amounts of meds to keep me going. I can’t say that Isagenix did all this for me but losing weight and getting back on track with my sleep patterns and starting to exercise certainly didn’t hurt.
So what else have I done people are starting to ask. I hate exercise but I love to walk so I’ve been walking more, walking home from downtown. Walking to the Beach. Just a lot more walking.. Getting outside enjoying summer.. I went swimming 2x this summer first time in 4 years I’ve been swimming in the lake. Just those 15mins a day or 3x a week has made a difference.
I’ve stop beating myself up, I allow myself a treat every now and then. I think okay I know that if I got completely on board with this program and did it to the letter that I would see even bigger results like I have seen around me. It’s like anything if you want to do it well you have to stick with it. I am hoping over the next couple of months that I will be able to get more active and by my 35th birthday in December in 4 months have lost another 10lbs or more.
I’m not perfect and that’s okay with me I ran out a couple of weeks ago well more like 3 weeks and instantly I wanted junk and because I wasn’t on the system I ended up pigging out a couple of times but the majority of the time I have been doing well. I’m not ashamed to admit that one night well mindlessly watching 3 versions of Next Top Model I devoured a pint of Ben & Jerry’s If I had a 1million flavours, or that then a couple of weeks later I ended up having chips for supper (All dressed). That’s okay I can start again tomorrow. Which I did.
So this month I’m treating it like the beginning of my school year too. I’m going to get back on track and start following a regimen in my life I’ve already got the ball rolling when it comes to my sleeping and eating habits now onto the rest of it which is the dreaded word of exercise. I still don’t have the finances to join a gym so I’m going to be home-schooled for now and will attempt to self teach myself till that time comes and I can attend classes.
This months goals are:
- to start going for a walk at least 3x’s a week.
- Do at least 20mins a day on the ball/pilates
- Start stretching in the AM before work
- Continue to eat healthy till next shipment comes in next week.
- Stretch at work, get up from my desk more often.