Wednesday, August 28, 2013

90 Days of a healthier ME!

I have just passed my 90 day mark since I chose to become a healthier ME! I had no clue where this journey would take me when I started and I have gotten so much more out of this than the weight change. I truly believe I am the healthiest I have ever been inside and out. Sure I still have some pounds to lose, some toning to do, some muscle building to do, but I am extremely happy with the results thus far! It's not all about how I look on the outside anymore, it's also about what I feel on the inside. The detox truly cleaned me out of toxins I had no clue where trapped inside my body and has shown me that this cleaner way of eating is truly beneficial! Thanks to all who are following me on this journey; I truly hope that I have been an inspiration and I look forward to continuing to help others find their inner peace and shed a few pounds in the process!!

Ending weight: 146.8lb 135lbs 132.6 129.4
Smallest part of waist: 29" 27.5" 27.5" 27" (total of 2")
Belly button: 36.5" 35" 34" 32.75" (total of 3.75")
2" below belly button: 37.5" 36" 35.5" 34.75" (total of 2.75")
Thigh: 25" 24" 23.5" 23" (total of 4")
Butt: 41" 39.5" 39" 38.5" (total of 2.5")
Chest: 34" 33" 33" 32.5 (total of 1.5")

Total weight loss to date: 17.4"
Total inches lost to date: 16"

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Soda and sugar

A client that is on the detox brought me this article from the local paper. Did you see the 39 lbs??? Would you sit in front of 39 bags of sugar and just spoon it in?? Why drink it? I also love that I'm introducing others to a cleaner happier lifestyle and they can make the good choices for themselves!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


So I was an avid one a day Diet Pepsi drinker prior to my detox. I LOVED this stuff!! I loved the fizz, the burn, the taste. I've considered giving it up in the past because I notice I wasn't drinking much water when I'd have my Diet Pepsi, but I was never cared to quit drinking it because of what was in it. I was more concerned that I wasn't taking in the calories than I was about taking in the chemicals! Well my thinking has been changed thanks to this detox. I never went into the detox thinking I would "sell" this product, I went into it wanting to lose weight. What I got out of it was EMPOWERMENT. I want to know why things are bad for you, I want to learn alternatives, I want to understand what I am putting in my body and my children's bodies. Am I perfect? Absolutely not, but I am learning and I want to do better and will continue to educate myself and those around me. I'm definitely not naive and know that you can justify any point that you have on the internet, but it's articles like this that has made me turn my own nose to Aspartame. Click here Artificial sweeteners just aren't worth it to me anymore! I'm happy to report that I am soda free for just under 90 days and I honestly don't miss it!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Motivation needed!

My 90 day mark is just around the corner but I really felt I needed some motivation to show me that the discipline and hard work is really starting to pay off, so I gave into taking pictures a few days early! I started using Arbonne's RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream July 12th and also wanted to see if I can see visual results just one month after using. Well you be the judge? And yes the weight loss is still my continued journey using Arbonne's Fit Essentials!

For those that have followed the short life of my blog have noticed that my passion with Arbonne products started with the Arbonne Fit Essentials line. I am so grateful that I came across this exciting opportunity, not only to change my health and wellness but to change my life! This truly is an opportunity that will change my life and my family's lives for the better. I have only been part of the Arbonne family for almost 3 months now but can't wait to see where this takes me.

In the 3 months, I have branched out to the other phenomenal products that Arbonne offers. The RE9 anti-aging line is life changing, I have seen dramatic results with myself and others. I was optimistic that the Advanced Firming Body Cream would have the same results. Well, it definitely did not fail and now you have the opportunity to get this for yourself!

So here we go! I'm doing my first Blogger giveaway...eek a little nervous here! Win this incredible product for yourself by entering below! Bear with me as I jump feet first into my first giveaway! No purchase necessary, just enter using one of the ways below! Good luck and I'm excited to announce the lucky winner!

Win Arbonne's Firming Cream for yourself!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why detoxify?

So why does it help you? The following analogy is the best way to describe the detox. Trust me, you feel the difference!

Our body is like a bathtub, the water faucet (brings toxins in); and the drain (lets the toxins out). When it is running at a normal pace, we don’t have as much of a problem. When we are in overload and the drain is plugged, the tub gradually fills up and spills over the sides. This is when people get SICK and you are given a MOP (medicine) which can add more toxins & have side effects. 

We believe most people want to lose weight and feel good but they don’t REALLY understand how to achieve true health & vitality. Toxins are what lock up the fat cells! To have effective weight loss, we have to unplug the drain (detox) by nutritionally cleansing. When you get rid of the toxins the FAT CAN MELT AWAY!

SIMPLY PUT... Toxins come from stressors like emotional distress, the environment, processed foods, extra weight and being inactive. Stress leads to toxic build up which leads to inflammation which leads to the disease process.

Decreasing stressors/toxins will decrease inflammation which will decrease the disease breeding ground...creating HEALTH! We want to ELIMINATE these toxins by using FIBER, DIGESTION PLUS, DETOX TEA, & the 7-DAY CLEANSE. It's time to CLEAN the DRAIN!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Challengers - Ricks family

I'm pleased to introduce you to our next challengers, the Ricks family, Mike and Kathy! Both Mike and Kathy, have an 8 year old son, Lance.
Mike and Kathy are both active in a roller derby league and are part of the steampunk community here in Utah. They are excited for this detox/cleanse program to get their bodies reset and take their active lifestyles to the next level.
They're looking for more energy and less fat to take their derby skills to the next level!

They heard me talk about this program quite a few times and decided to commit themselves to the challenge. They are one week into it and are already showing AMAZING results! Kathy has also signed up as an Arbonne consultant because she sees the value that these products offer and is excited to promote feeling good from the inside as well as the outside. Welcome to the Arbonne family, Kathy!

Here's a recap of their Day 1 info. Please note that I have been given permission to publish all of the photos on my blog. These photos are of course not a requirement to participate in the 28 day fit program.

Kathy aka VixenKitten
Mike aka SirRinge

In just the first week, Kathy is down 6.3lbs and has lost about 7" overall, with 4 of those being just in her waist! Mike has lost 6.2lbs and 5.75" overall. Way to go guys; keep it up!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The "happy inner me"

I can't think of a better way to call how I felt after my detox. I found the happy inner me that I didn't know was sad. Make sense? I always made excuses for being closed off and not being as happy as I could be about life; work wasn't going well, the kids are a handful, I don't have enough time, I don't have any me time, etc. What I've realized is that I can be happy with today and it's a feeling that I was lacking. Before the detox I had no clue that food could play a role on mood. I knew the physical side effects it could do, but I didn't grasp that you truly are what you consume!

Changing my eating habits to clean eating and detoxing using Arbonne products has changed the way I feel from the inside! Although I was extremely tired the first week of detoxing, it didn't take long to feel the positive effects of releasing the toxins. I can testify that eliminating the toxins from my body simply made me happier, made me feel good on the inside which encourages me to do better on the outside.

This may have been more of a ramble tonight but just wanted to try to explain the feeling! I'm excited to post others results, not just weight loss but to also see if the inner happy me was real or just a psychological change...which isn't bad either!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wheat is my trigger!

Many of the common foods we eat have negative effects on our body and we chalk it up as "normal." We get used to the reactions that our body may have to these certain foods and learn to deal with it. Did you know that foods you eat can cause drainage, stuffy nose, allergies, bloating, gas?

During the 28 day cleanse, you eliminate the top allergen foods as you're cleaning out your system. After the 28 days, you begin reintroducing the foods back into your diet and you will realize what foods your body doesn't like. Since my detox, I have re-introduced the foods back into my diet. Most I don't have an issue with but I have learned that I am one of the estimated 50% of the population that has some sort of intolerance to gluten! The following pictures were taken one day from each other, both in the evening:

Hmmm...can you guess which day I ate wheat?? I assure you, the above pictures are in no way altered; this is for real. Will I eliminate wheat completely? Probably not, but I will definitely minimize how much I eat it and will remember this when I have that next hot date!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Eberhard 28 Fit Program Begins

I'm so excited to welcome my family to 28 days to Healthy living. When you realize that there is a better way to live you want to share it with those you love! You all watched my results and opinions on this program, I know it would be good to showcase others as they take this challenge. This is not all about weight loss, it's about being healthy...truly healthy! The weight loss will come naturally when you change your habits and become overall healthier. Please welcome them to this journey and see how they feel about this clean eating/detox program.