Healthy is the New Skinny

29 Jan

Hi Everyone!! I want to interrupt my normally scheduled Bachelor recaps to talk about something that has been on my mind! This will most likely just be a stream of consciousness type of post, hopefully it all comes together and makes sense!!

So, as most of you know, I am now an Independent Distributor for It Works! I enjoy quite a few of the products already, and there are a couple more I have yet to try. I also enjoy sharing them with others because I hear story after story of people getting healthy and turning their life around. I mean truly…life changing and life SAVING!  Here is just one example from SO MANY!!

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‘This is my Friend/Fellow Distributor Teena Warren the first picture is from September 2009 and in January 2010. She started wrapping once a week, defining gel on her neck and tummy in the morning and at night. She took the vitals and greens and 5 months later…..38 pounds less detoxed off two different anti-depressants after 15 years no more fatty liver, high triglycerides and no longer border-line high cholesterol! She is 50 YEARS OLD and totally medication free!!! Thanks to It Works!’

Most people’s introduction to this company is through their AMAZING and one-of-a-kind product called the Ultimate Body Applicator or its ‘street name’ the Skinny Wrap. I have a whole post that talks in detail about our Skinny Wraps and how they work here. I love the wraps, I think they are great. I also have a website and facebook page called Ready Set Skinny where I post before and after pics and more information about the It Works! products.

That being said, I understand that ‘skinny’ is a commonly used buzz word in our society to grab attention. Hmm let’s see if I can come up with any other examples…Skinny Cow desserts, Skinny girl cocktails…you see the idea. So yes, this is a trend right now and I have jumped on the bandwagon.  But I believe skinny can be a state of mind, its about getting to where YOU want to be weight-wise, not trying to reach an ideal that society places on us.

The more and more I get to know the It Works! products and the advanced whole-food nutrition behind all of them the more I realize their entire focus is revolved around HEALTH (yes, even the wraps are GOOD for you) . It’s not really all about weight loss, but then again, it kind of is. Because for the 73% of Americans that are obese or overweight, losing weight would most likely be a natural by-product of getting healthy. On the other side of the coin, having a thin frame doesn’t automatically equal health either.

By offering these products and talking about getting healthy, I want everyone to know that I am no better than anyone else. I fall victim to the fast food trap all the time. I have phases where I try to eat better and phases where all I care about is convenience and well, taste. Don’t think I will ever completely give up having a DQ blizzard here and there! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my sweet tooth…when will I learn??

But ever since It Works! came into my life, they have made it convenient to take in the nutrition that will heal and prevent disease and allow my body to be the incredible well-oiled machine it was meant to be. I now take Greens daily and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. I’ll also be ordering the completely reformulated It’s Vital which is now gluten free. These two products combined are about $2 per day, small price to pay for AMAZING health.

Whole food nutrition should not be considered ‘alternative’ medicine. It should be our first line of defense! I’ve heard story after story of our dynamic duo of Greens and 0ur  It’s Vital supplement helping to ease suffering associated with depression, migraines, GERD, MS, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and lupus. I’ve also heard of it helping with infertility issues and endometriosis. We of course cannot make medical claims, but if you suffer from these and want to know more, I’m happy to point you to a  facebook group where both distributors and customers talk about their own testimonials. Our body knows how to heal itself, it just needs the proper nutrients to make it happen!

We also just came out with a brand new complete nutrition pack that is cutting edge. I’ve never felt compelled to take vitamins before because I didn’t believe they were necessary or that they were really doing anything. But after hearing about everything that is packed into this and how it actually absorbs into your system properly and provides your body what it is craving, I will be jumping at the gun to get this on Feb 1st.

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Another factor is cost – while I think it is a myth that it costs more to eat healthy, I do think it costs more to eat fast and healthy. For example, to keep costs down, you have to put some effort in, actually wash and chop veggies and prepare meal ideas in advance of shopping. Unhealthy habits can be ‘cheap’ in the short run, but it adds up and actually ends up holding us back from our goals. 

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And what are these goals? I think for most of us out there it boils down to two things: We want to LOOK good and we want to FEEL good. I think if we focus on feeling good and taking in the right things, the looking good will come so naturally that we will wonder why we spent so long trying to push a rock up a hill when all we had to do was get our health right first. It takes a lot of energy to metabolize fat, but your body is able to easily produce this energy when it has what it needs. And THAT is the secret to skinny!

You can find out more information including pricing and how to purchase these products at www.readysetskinny.com. To find ingredients, dosage information and FAQs for each product, click on the view ingredients link under product description. The reformulated It’s Vital Core Nutrition and the It’s Vital Complete Nutrition pack will both be available on the website on Feb 1st!

I’m always here to answer any questions, my phone # and email are both listed on my website, or you can connect via Facebook at ww.fb.com/readysetskinny!

In February, I’m challenging everyone to take Greens every single day and report back on what changes they notice in their weight and overall health. Please join us and let us know your Greens Challenge results!!

XOXO,

Leah

Short and Sweet

25 Jan

Sean-Lowe-Bachelor week 3 

So I’ll have to skip a long Bachelor recap this week, but alls I got to say is…if a limo pulled up with my dog inside I would marry on the spot whoever made that happen. That is of course if I wasn’t already married to a wonderful gentleman. But guys take note, Sean is about to make you all look bad.

 

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I love how you say ‘my wife’

17 Jan

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OK So here we go!! The first official one-on-one goes to Sarah. She is super adorable and super excited. They kick things off in full Bachelor fashion by hopping into a helicopter, always a great chance to snuggle close together and point to things out the window.

Straight out of the gate they went with a crazy daredevil date! They are going to free fall off of a building – yikes!! Of course they complete the mission and are brought closer together during their thrilling experience. The best part though is later on when Sarah explains her embarrassing and traumatic tale of being told that she was not allowed to go zip-lining due to her disability. She loved how Sean had complete faith in her and did not treat her any differently. This just proves how awesome of a guy he is, or sincerely appears to be on camera at least (I have a hunch he is the real deal… UNLIKE Jake Pavelka…that yucky man does not deserve to have the same name as my awesome husband! haha)

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I’m sure it would be difficult to stand out from the crowd because of something you have no control over. I love how she does not let it hold her back in anyway!! I’m sure this is ignorant, but we were wondering as we watched..how does she get her hair in a ponytail!? Anyway, they had a really cute little dinner and convo and wrapped up with some kissing, well more like…pecking!? There didn’t seem to be much passion there, but it was a first kiss so they may have been nervous.

Next up was a group date with Sean and 67 women, ok maybe only like 13, but still way too many to keep track of. Here is where we first see how two-faced Tierra is and how Sean doesn’t have a clue. But even MORE two faced later on is..Amanda? I think that is her name, she was wearing the bright yellow dress with rose sleeves. She looked like she was possessed and totally ignoring the other girls and then all the sudden turned on the charm when she talked to Sean. And then he picked her despite the fact that she still looked crazed and sweaty during the rose ceremony.

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Woops, got off track – group date. OK so photo shoot, the model was overly excited and then only really cared that she got the ‘contract’ and didn’t care about Sean. Lesley M. kissed him during the photoshoot, wanted to kiss him again, chickened out, but then went back to find him to steal her awkward kiss. I do like her and think she could be a top contender.

Kacie B. is not the sweet innocent young chickadee from Ben’s season, she is wiser and more conniving this time around, she was basically coaching Katie (the one with even crazier hair than Kacie) to go ahead and head home, which she ended up doing. Another one bites the dust. Kacie gets the rose for being stupid brave enough to be on the Bachelor twice. Tierra is TO’d and annoying…Do you think ABC plants one girl every season to spout ‘I’m NOT here to make friends’ and be as bitchy as possible?

Next one-on-one is with Desiree aka Des. Sean is up to his old trickster ways and pulls Chris Harrison in to pull off a major prank on Des. He has her convinced that she ruined a very expensive art work at a gallery opening. It was pretty funny, but Sean just couldn’t help feeling terrible the whole time. He made it up to her later by bringing her back to ‘his’ house for some hot tub time. They have great chemistry and most importantly, Sean has finally found someone he can talk to about how obsessed he is with his parents’ marriage. I am REALLY wishing they would not have shown footage of  her boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend, or whatever, coming onto the show. I just wanted to be able to enjoy this lovely evening without glimpses of future drama totally ruining it, but maybe ABC is just tricking us?!

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Rose ceremony, OK I already covered crazy yellow rose shoulders. Hmm what else did we have going on? OH! I know, Sean totally nailed it when Robyn confronted him about his feelings about how the contestants are from many different ethnicities (well a couple of them anyway…) He gave an awesome answer without coming off like he was just spouting a politically correct answer. I like her A LOT more than I did when she just seemed like an awkward nerd in the first show…sorry!!

He also had pretty good one-on-one time with Lindsay – the girl from Missouri who wore a wedding dress and got way too tipsy on the first show. She really redeemed herself and they had good chemistry. Catherine and Selma also appear to be top contenders, you could tell he was very pleasantly surprised with the crop of ladies that ABC picked, he definitely feels like his wife is in the room!!

Diana and Brooke headed for their limos, it was pretty clear there was nothing going on there and since Diana had two kids, Sean actually looked honorable sending her off to go and be with them. Can he do no wrong!? Only time will tell! See ya next week!

If the year were a person…

15 Jan

2013 would only be a three year old…it is still a brand new year with so many possibilities…

I’m still high on the fumes of a brand new year, 2013 is going to ROCK!!!

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