1. Why did you get start the program (sponsor, pack you started with, how long it took you to decide, what finally made you say “yes”)?
My cousin Amanda Heft Schlegel sparked my interest after reading her post on Facebook about shakes and chocolate and losing weight. After all, who doesn’t have an interest in chocolate and losing weight?? I sent her a private message to see what she was up to and she explained the program a bit. I was interested but skeptic (like most people). I discussed my CRAZY addiction to Tim Horton’s coffee and I believed there was no way I could eliminate it from my life and still function. She then added me to the Isa-lifestyle group so I could see other people’s stories and results and I became sort of obsessed with checking the page for posts and of course pictures. I waited a couple of weeks and checked in with Amanda to see how she was doing because I could see a million pictures but I wanted to see the results on someone I knew. She sent me her 30 day result pictures and I was impressed with them so the next step was getting over the price (another problem I see and hear a lot of people struggle with). Finally, after about a month I decided I was going to save money by eliminating coffee and make an investment in my health and get started with the Pacesetter so I was set up for success and that’s what I did.
2. What was life like for you before starting the program?
Before starting the program I was very busy, often irritable, anxious and exhausted. Changing my lifestyle has been a real eye opener for me. On a typical day I generally skipped breakfast and ran to Tim Horton’s for my large (triple/ triple) coffee on the way to work. I usually went there again on my lunch and ordered another coffee and sometimes a bagel for lunch. If I didn’t feel like having a bagel I would just go to the vending machine at work and grab chips or cheez its and a candy bar, then wash it down with a diet Pepsi. At the of a long crazy stressful day at work I would then grab yet another coffee on my way home, go eat dinner with my family and try to squeeze in some quality time after all of the running around. I think it’s pretty clear now why I was tired, had stomach issues and anxiety and the craziest part is while I had been living that way for so long, I had NO idea I was doing all of that to myself.
3. Please share your journey and success so far with the products. What’s changed in your life?
I started my journey in the on May 2 with the intention of losing 5-10lbs. On day1 I took my before pictures which didn’t make me feel very good about myself but definitely sparked my motivation. I then got started and was very disciplined. I took pictures every Thursday to compare and see my results (I didn’t want to just see the number on the scale) and every week I was happy which just motivated me to continue. Since this is a lifestyle change I can’t say I never “cheated” but in comparison I definitely make way better choices. In 6 weeks I lost 18-20lbs (depending on the day) and I have maintained that since. After the 3rd day my headaches from caffeine withdrawal were gone. I now drink at least 60 ounces of water a day, no pop at all and my body loves me for it. I feel way better physically and mentally. I am so glad I made the commitment to myself and changed my life. 🙂
4. What are your favorite products? Why?
This is a tricky one. I have enjoyed everything I have tried. The things I cannot live without are obviously the shakes and the Ionix supreme, it helps me start my day and I love it. My favorite meal bars are chocolate decadence (they are amazing if you warm them in the microwave) and chocolate peanut butter. I love the convenience of grabbing them on the go when I’m running short on time. The products make success EASY!!
5. What’s ahead for you goal-wise? Have you started sharing the opportunity with others?
My goal as of right now is to continue maintaining my weight loss and getting back to the gym. I have shared the opportunity with people who noticed the change in me and express interest. I have seen these products work on other people around me, not just physically but mentally too. I hope to continue to introduce people to the products but regardless, I’m hooked.
6. Can you share your tips for success? What does a typical day look like for you?
On a typical day I usually start by making a shake for me and a shake for my son for breakfast (my daughter wont drink them yet),then I grab what I need for the day and run out the door. I keep everything I may need in my desk at work so if I can’t get away for lunch or run short on time I can just come back to work and make smarter choices. Honestly, I think the key is to not deprive yourself of something that you are craving. We all have our bad days where we make poor decisions about what we eat or drink, we’re human. What I love most is that this program makes it insanely easy to just hop back on and continue working on or maintaining your goal. The only regret I have is that I didn’t start it sooner. Best advice I have is… If you’re thinking about it, and you’re serious, don’t wait, do it!!