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90 day detox challenge!

Seriously, who is in need of a detox?! I try… I really do! I try and eat healthy, drink enough water, and live a healthy lifestyle.  Amongst the busy lifestyle, convenience of processed foods, and all of the friends and family gatherings it just doesn’t happen.  If you are feeling badly about your diet and need a reset, I have the 90 day detox set for you! Let me introduce you to 3 little products that can help detox, give your body the nutrients it is missing, and balance out your body. I know that on days that I am not doing my best with my diet, I am still putting good things in my body to help fight off sickness and disease. Expect to feel more energized, increased energy and immune system, plus less bloating and cravings

1). Greens- 34 different fruits and veggies, 52 herbs and superfoods plus matcha tea, magnesium, and potassium to help detoxify balance and support energy levels, metabolism, and immune system. You can stir it into your yogurt, smoothie, water, or juice on a daily basis.

2). Probiotics-Did you know that 70% of your immune system lives in your GI TRACT?! If you are feeling sluggish, sick, or bloated this is a great place to start. Feed the good bacteria in your belly with PRObiotics and PREbiotics which target the large and small intestines.  Take daily with your greens.

3). Cleanse-Reset and rebalance your body with a 2 day gentle cleanse. This cleanse is white pants approved and doesn’t make you run to the bathroom. 2 4oz drinks/ day 2 consecutive days. Rules: Eat CLEAN and drink A LOT of water. This cleanse is powered by Blue Agave Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Gel, and 25 different foods, extracts, and botanicals. Pick 2 days out of the month to do this cleanse.

Our 90 day challenge includes these 3 products that are shipped directly to your house for 3 consecutive months. After that, you are free to stop your order and purchase at leisure going forward. We can also customize your detox program if needed.

Fat Fighters to the rescue!?

Cactus leaf as part of your diet?  Don’t worry, it is perfectly safe and I actually recommend it!

Let me tell you WHY this stuff needs to lie in your purse!  NeOputnia is derived from the prickley pear cactus, and is the most powerful, kosher, and vegetarian fat-binding ingredient available!

NeOputnia can decrease fatty acid absorption by more then 28% compared to placebo (neoputnia.com). It can also help to regulate blood sugar levels which reduces blood sugar spikes.

Okay, so the cactus can help take care of the extra fats in your diet, but what about those carbs?! Luckily, our fat fighter is also packed with a white kidney bean extract. This kidney bean can actually paralyze the process that your body doe that turns the carbs into simple sugars.

So, now that we are blocking some of the carbs and fats that you eat.. you may expect that you are going to have to bee line it to the nearest bathroom or risk a public display of embarrassment! Luckily, our Fat Fighters are white pant and office party approved.

No running to the bathroom. No GI discomfort.  This bottle lives in my purse.

Check out here how it works!

May I WOW you?

 

Laugh lines….. so sweet and innocent sounding, isn’t it? Well, regardless of all the fond memories that contributed to those lines, NOBODY wants them!

Crow’s feet? Eek, that sounds worse then the laugh lines, but nobody wants them either!

Cue….. WOW. Wipe Out Wrinkles. It is pretty crazy and I am sure I wouldn’t have believed either, if I didn’t see it with my own eyes. The new It Works WOW literally wipes out wrinkles in 90 seconds. It comes in a teeny tiny packet with just a teeny tiny amount of gel in it. Place a little bit on your finger and dab on your trouble areas. Note, make sure your skin is well moisturized beforehand. For even better and more long lasting results, couple WOW with the It Works Lip and Eye cream.  The combo of the two will give you immediate results with a long lasting impact.

Interested in what actually makes this work? You can check out the prouct specifics and ingredient list here. Like all of It Works products, you may choose to purchase the It Works WOW a a loyal customer price ($46) or the retail price ($77).

You won’t be able to help yourself from saying WOW, It Works!

 

 

Gift giving ideas!

Ahhh really?! Christmas ALREADY?! Yep, folks, it is here again! Gift giving season! So instead of struggling through your Christmas list and wandering the isles of Target looking for the “perfect” gift to jump out at you. It is not going to happen! Trust me, I have done it!

Instead of the desperate wandering and internet searching, give the gift of health.  It is the most priceless and meaningful gift that we can give. Besides it showing that you love the recipient and want them to live a healthy life, it is also NOT something that is going to clutter up their already crowded shelves, floor, or closets. Your friends will, at the very least, thank you for that!

It Works has bundled up a few of our most popular products and given some amazing discounts on them.  Give them a shot…. your health, your wallet, and your friends will thank you 🙂

1).Merry Clean and Bright

  • Cleanser, Exfoliating Peel, and Facial wrap
  • $89 for loyal customers/ $150 retail

2).Yule Tighten Greetings

  • Box of wraps, defining gel, and fab wrap
  • $79 for loyal customers/$132 retail

3). Essential Oils Gift Pack

  • 4 essential oil blends and diffuser
  • $89 for loyal customers/$149 retail

Why you gotta be so mean?

Feeling confused.  When did people get so mean? Why do people literally go out of their way to make someone feel bad, to hurt someone’s feelings, or to physically hurt someone? What happened to treating others how you want to be treated and treating people with respect?

As I watched the news yesterday with my 2 year old this is what we heard about:

A). A completely senseless shooting of 2 newscasters on live television.

B). A man  who was sentenced to life in prison for killing 12 and injuring 70 people in a movie theater 3 years ago.

C). A meteorologist pregnant with twins, having to defend herself against people calling her “a sausage in a casing” and “disgusting

My 2 year old and I had a heart to heart about life and discussed the importance of being NICE to people. About being fair, being just, and being honest.

It really isn’t that hard.

So, what can you do to not be negative? How can you not get sucked into a world of hateful thoughts, feelings, and words?

A). Give your life over to Jesus. Simple as that. Once you are able to do that, you can just TRUST that God has your back. You can know that everything will be used for good, and you can live by the golden rule.

B). Surround yourself with good, positive, and uplifting people. “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”- Jim Rohn

C). Give grace…. Both to yourself and those around you. Nobody is perfect. We are all human and make mistakes, sometimes on purpose and sometimes on accident. Just give grace.

 

 

I bet you got pushed around

Somebody made you cold

But the cycle ends right now

‘Cause you can’t lead me down that road

And you don’t know, what you don’t know… –Taylor Swift

Ice cream or Greens?! The struggle is real…

 

Greens Chews

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A bowl of ice cream or some Greens Chews? That is the debate I play over and over in my head every night.  This isn’t just a boring old vanilla ice cream either. It is a Sea Salt Carmel Truffle that I bought in a time of weakness. Of course, I WANT the bowl of ice cream because it is delicious, but let me tell you why I choose the Chews.

1). It tastes like a wild berry starburst (yep, like candy!)

2). I can eat 6 of them and still only have 90 calories and 9g of sugar. My serving of ice cream (if I really only eat a serving) has 140 calories and 18g of sugar.

3). The Greens Chews are full of 50 different fruits and vegetables that include everything from apple and banana to kale and cauliflower.  Whereas, my ice cream has high fructose corn syrup and the second ingredient is sugar.

4). My Chews contain PREBIOTICS (creating a good environment for healthy bacteria in your GI tract), the antioxidant strength of 20 cartons of blueberries, and promote heart health with the help of pterostilbene.  The ice cream DOES make me temporarily happy because of its deliciousness, which is immediately followed by guilt.

After staring into the freezer for a few minutes and weighing my options, I make my choice. Some days the greens win and honestly, sometimes the ice cream wins. As long as I have more Greens Chews days then Ice cream days…. I say I win.

Testimony from one of my friends: “I have struggled with borderline high blood pressure for the past few years. Last summer, I started taking the Greens Chews daily, mostly because they are absolutely delicious and a great after work snack. When I went for my yearly physical, my doctor was impressed that my blood pressure was normal and not borderline. The Chews are the only change I had really been consistent about. Love this product so much and take them daily!”- Kris Taylor

 

Greens Chews are $30 for 60 chews.  You can find the ingredient list here or to order yours today press this.

 

 

It Works and pregnancy…. goes together!

36 weeks and counting! This is my second pregnancy during my It Works “career” and all I can say is, thank goodness for It Works! This feeling is twofold.

My top 3 pregnancy related products!

1). Stretchmark Cream: 36 lbs with my first pregnancy, nearly all belly. No stretchmarks! 2 days before birth:)

No stretchmarks. 36lbs gained. 2 days before birth day!
No stretchmarks. 36lbs gained. 2 days before birth day!

2). Lip and eye cream! In this lovely time where you get little sleep, up multiple times a night, and feeling more than a tad crabby, the lip and eye cream has been amazing. Although, only a nice cup of coffee will help with me not FEELING tired, at least I don’t look so exhausted!

Eye on left, approx. 4 minutes after application.
Eye on left, approx. 4 minutes after application.

3) Protein Shakes.  Snacking is a part of my everyday life, but even more so during pregnancies.  The hard part is finding relatively healthy snacks that will satisfy your cravings and tummy rumblings. The It Works protein shakes come in both vanilla and chocolate, are non GMO, have no fake sugars, and are low on the glycemic index. Best of all, they don’t taste chalky! There are so many different combos of flavors that you can make. It never gets boring and you can tailor it to your mood/cravings that day.

One of the delicious variations to try out!
One of the delicious variations to try out!

 

My top 3 reasons I love this “job” during pregnancy.

1). Nap times. As anyone who has ever been pregnant knows, nap times can be a glorious thing during the beginning and the end of your pregnancy. Did you know growing a baby is exhausting! Whether it is just one of those days or you slept horribly the night before. Having an OPTION to take a short nap (or 3 hours) is really really nice!

2). Workouts! Fitting in a workout in a normal life can be challenging enough. Add in the feelings of being large, uncoordinated and the reduction in activities you can actually perform working out during pregnancy just gets harder and harder.  I feel so blessed that I have the choice nearly every day to fit this into my schedule. Whether it is a long walk with my son, a run around the neighborhood, or a quick trip to the gym to get on the elliptical I have the ability to fit it in by owning my own time and not being a slave to the clock.

Running, walking, biking.... staying fit!
Running, walking, biking…. staying fit!

3). Quality time with my son 🙂

As the clock ticks down on the time that we have an only child, I am sure every mom starts to get a little sad.  Will you love the second as much as the first? Will second child take up to much time/energy to keep the first one feeling special? Will I ever be able to leave the house and get somewhere on time again?! Those are a few of the scary and anxious feelings of having a second child.  So as the day of a family of 4 gets closer and closer, I hug my little man more than normal, let him run around a little more than normal, and don’t get annoyed when he cries for me at 2am.  You can never get back the time lost and I am grateful for all the time I have with him.

Cherishing the moments as an only child.
Cherishing the moments as an only child.

 

Cancer sucks!

 

I am no medical expert. I will never claim to be. I am, however, a mom, a wife, and an advocate for healthy and positive living. I get irritated with the insane rate of cancer these days and even more irritated by the insane rate of childhood cancers. It isn’t fair. It isn’t right. There has got to be a better answer then what the medical world is giving us. Chemo? Radiation?  Are those really the best options?

So what is the cause? Why are so many more people getting cancer?! According to the World Health Organization (www.who.org) cancer rates are expected to rise by 70%!! Ummm what?!  In a world full of medical and technological advances, how is that possible? Even more disturbing is the fact that so many cancers can be combated with lifestyle and behavioral choices. The World Health Organization also states that 1/3 of cancer deaths are due to obesity, lack of fresh foods, low activity level, and alcohol and tobacco use.  In a world where we have access to research, facts, and piles of information how is this still happening? Why are GMO’s and processed foods still a part of our everyday lifestyle.

Just this past week, the FDA approved the sale of GMO apples and potatoes. What is the draw of these products? They don’t brown and the hope is to make cut up potatoes “as prolific as bagged carrots”. The CBS News article even quotes the company’s founder, Neal Carter, saying, “We know that in a convenience-driven world, a whole apple is too big of a commitment.” (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/genetically-modified-apples-potatoes-win-fda-approval/) A full apple is a commitment? Why are we so lazy these days?

So what can the lay person do to help decrease their cancer odds? Simple. Eat well, workout, and breathe in fresh air. It is quite amazing what being outside can do to your mental health and what even a simple workout can do to your psyche.  Do people normally feel bloated, lazy, and depressed after eating a salad of fresh vegetables? No, not really.  What I do? I take my It Works greens which give me my 8 servings of fruits and vegetables, 38 superfoods, a metabolism booster, energy booster, immune system booster, and helps alkaline your body. I consider them my cancer fighting supplement. Although a tad controversial, the alkaline diet has really taken the medical world by storm, with many patients claiming it has ridden cancer from their body. Regardless, I know putting good things in my body, staying active, and making the decision for happiness… I am doing my part in staying cancer free.

References:

CBSNEWS.com

WHO.org

www.myitworksproductcoach.com

2 months and a bonus!

I know. I know. It sounds crazy, but I promise you it can happen. You can make $1,000 in only 2 months of this It Works business? Yep! Let me share with you HOW.

As a new It Works teammate, we give you the tools. We show you the ropes. We assist you with the verbiage. We help you get your business launched.  It is your job to find 3 people (yes, only 3!!) that want to do the business with us! Then, we do the same for them. We give them the tools, we show them the ropes, we assist with the verbiage, and we help get their business launched.  Yes, it is pretty much that simple.

If you are able to reach the Ruby position in It Works within your first 2 calendar months, you are eligible for this $500 bonus. On top of your commission check! The average ruby makes $500-$600/month just in commissions. Including the bonus, that would mean $1,000 in your business within 2months of starting.

If you have ever opened up a business before, you know that operating in the POSITIVES in the first 2 months is almost unheard of.  I am not saying it is easy or that it will fall into your lap, BUT 100% doable!

Intrigued? Call me at 248-225-3770 to discuss how It Works can work for you too!

rubybonus

 

How to use the It Works body wrap

The It Works wrap helps to tone, tighten and firm up the skin. This is NOT a weight loss product, but can help get rid of those stubborn trouble areas, even if you don’t see a difference on the scale.

Let me show you just how easy it is to use!  You can wrap in the convenience of your own home with no mess, no mix, and no fuss. Just put it on and drink lots of water!  www.maintainyourwellness.com