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Saturday, June 01, 2013

So many things to update!

The Biggest Loser Contest went very well! 40 people in our small community. But it did add a lot of stress to my life and I didn't do very well in the challenge. In fact for me it backfired, I started staying up later trying to stay on top of things to encourage others and I started snacking on M&Ms to keep me going. It started huge cravings for them. I was a bit out of control.

Thankfully, Shakeology entered my life. The first shake I tried was amazing! I had no cravings for anything and lost 2 pounds in 1 day! I started using Shakeology on a regular basis at the end of March and since then I have lost 10 pounds! Now don't get me wrong here, I was very against any type of supplement, and this isn't a magic pill. I still have to follow the guidelines that I've learned from Spark. I look at the Shakeology as my super-vitamin! It does curb the cravings and appetite too so that I can stay on track better and be more successful. My fingernails are much stronger, and I have a lot more energy, so I have proof that it is working. I'm so glad that I have something that is so healthy!

Since it is working so well for me, I took the plunge and became a Beachbody Coach. Which means that you can order it from me and I will be there to support you on your health journey. Beachbody stresses nutrition, exercise, and support. Three very important elements to be successful. If you are interested, please message me and I will give you the web address so that you will be connected to me and I will get the credit from your orders. I'm not sure if I should post it on here or not, don't want to get in trouble for soliciting or anything.

I have to add what else has been going on in my crazy busy life too, so this just adds to the fact that I'm making progress even with extra stress. Throughout the year, I'm normally busy, I work a full-time job in a public school. I also teach Zumba (R) Fitness and Zumba (R) Sentao 4 nights a week. So I am gone from my home for 12 hours most days. What has made this work most of the year is the fact that my DH works a seasonal job at a fertilizer plant. He is laid off during the winter and is home to have supper ready for me when I get home, then I check my email, spark, and facebook quickly, go to bed and do it all over again the next day. But in the spring things go into overdrive. I also do sewing alterations for formal attire, so when spring hits, so does altering for prom and weddings. Also, my DH is working every day of the week and long days at that. He put in a 91 hour work week this spring. So now when I get home, I'm the one that is in charge of the evening meal besides the usual; and my weekends are spent sewing. I don't have any sewing to do this weekend, so somehow I am going to do my best to get caught up on laundry, dishes, the basics when really I just want to do nothing at all. The other cleaning/care stuff will be put off yet again. What we go through just to make a dollar and eat! But that is life for us right now, there aren't a lot of job choices here and we will make the best of our situation. My previous goals were to get the kids through school, encourage them to go to college. This they have all accomplished on their own and are gainfully employed. Now my goal is to stay afloat and not leave a debt for the kids.

On to better news! My wonderful daughters and the wonderful men in their lives have given me an amazing gift to look forward to! They are helping pay my way to Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida! I would not be able to afford to go without their help! I'm so looking forward to being a part of the huge crowds and the excitement and energy that comes with that. It will be great to be surrounded by people that understand how fantastic Zumba is! My sessions and trainings are chosen, my flight is booked, my hotel room reserved along with 1 roommate that I've met only online, I've purchased a couple of swim suits, and am almost ready to pack those bags but I have to wait a couple of months yet. I am counting the days and really need to get away. It will be a blast! Love my kids!!!
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    That's so awesome that your kids are providing a way for you to go to Florida!

    I am so glad that you posted and glad that the Shakeology is working for you as well.

    Me, I would like to do something like what my friend at church is doing, the weight loss program she is on, but there are two things that won't let me do it:

    1) I am concerned about an allergic reaction (I think I may have one to almond milk now)
    2) Money

    So...that being said, I am just glad that you found emoticon emoticon emoticon something works for you sweetie!
    1806 days ago
  • CECE0330
    Holy smokes....when it rains it pours! I thought my crazy life got busy!
    Not this month, but perhaps in July I might be interested in Shakeology, if you want to send me the link. I have researched it, and the only thing holding me back is the high cost (I still have to buy food for 3 other people, so it's not like I'd save a lot on groceries by even having like 1 meal be a shake)

    Not much longer til convention now! Hope you have a great time!
    1812 days ago
  • DAISY443
    You are amazing! Even back in the day when I thought I was super mom I don't think I could have kept up with you! Can't wait to hear about your trip! Hugs!
    1814 days ago
    Very nice Michelle! I look forward to hearing about convention from your point of view!
    1817 days ago
    Wow! What great kids you have! That is AWESOME! :)

    You stay about as busy as I do. Wish I could sew . . . ;)
    1818 days ago
    Lots of good things happening in your world! emoticon

    Thanks for posting and keeping us all up to date; it all sounds so exciting!!

    1818 days ago
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