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So, how do you change your life?  How do you get to your best self?  How do you loose that extra weight?  How do you get to your best health?  How do you get out of that soul-sucking-9to5-everyday-livebytheclock job?  How do you do what you want, when you want?  How do you get more energy?  How do you get a full nights rest?  How do you let go of the stress?  How do you go on that vacation you’ve been yearning for?  How do you pay off all that debt?  HOW DO YOU LIVE FREE?

We, Justin & Terra, have built an amazing team… and to do all these things, all you have to do is join us with fire in your spirit for living, sharing and serving.  We have changed the standards by which we live… we have raised the bar.

Steps to Success:

1 – Join our amazing team!  We have built a great team full of men and women working to be their best selves, spiritually, physically and financially.  We are serious about your success — we are serious about our success.  It’s one in the same.  It’s all part of serving each other.  Making money is awesome, for whatever reason.  But it’s not everything.  Everything is freedom.  Freedom in our own bodies and freedom to live.

2 – Get all in and believe!  What do you want?  Want to know how we ‘get it done’.  We know exactly what we want.  We want it so bad that we grit our teeth when we talk about tit.  We are passionate.  We are laser-focused.  We are driving.  And you can be too.  Because there is a better life out there and we were meant to live it.  A simple life.  A life with margin.  Margin is what God wants for us because without it, there is no time or resources for us to serve and live out our purpose.  What is it you’re working for?

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I love the story about the man whose home was in danger of flooding.  I’ve read the story in many books and around the internet and it always grabs my attention.  You may have heard it before but let’s read it again!

“There was a man whose home was in danger of flooding.  He was a man of faith, and he prayed that God would help him and protect him from the flood.  The rains poured down and the water was rising fast, coming into his living room.  There was a knock at the door and a woman in a raft said, “Come with me — we can get to safety.”  The man thanked the woman but assured her, “The Lord will protect me.”  She eventually left, puzzled, hoping he would be alright.

Hours passed and as the waters continued to rise, the man waited in his upstairs bedroom to see what the Lord would do to protect him.  A rescue boat filled with firemen came up to one of the windows and one of them demanded, “Sir, you’ve got to leave.”  The man just smiled knowingly at the men and explained, “The Lord will save me.”  “Sir, you need to leave now!  The water is rising too fast.”  Again, the man refused, assuring them, “No, the Lord will save me.”  The firemen could not persuade him to get into their boat and leave, so they eventually left to help someone else.

As the hours passed, the unrelenting torrent persisted and the water continue to rise.  It forced the man outside onto the roof where he sat precariously on the highest peak.  He suddenly heard the loud rumble of a helicopter hovering overhead as a loudspeaker crackled, “Sir, grab the rope, we’ll pull you to safety.”  The man shouted as loudly as he could, “No, thank you.  The Lord will save me!”  The helicopter eventually left, the pilot wondering what the matter was with the man on the roof.

Within another hour the water had risen to the point that the man could no longer hang on and he was swept away and drowned.  Standing before God’s throne the man raised his hands and questioned, “Where were you God?  I was waiting for you to intervene and protect me.”  God answered, “My son, I sent you two boats.  I sent you a helicopter. You didn’t get in.”

God answers our prayers with opportunities.  With decisions.  God answered our prayers by sending us Isagenix.  Could He be sending you an opportunity too?  Could He be answering your prayer?  Do you feel encouraged?  If not, that’s okay.  There’s something else out there just for you so look for it!  Don’t ever, ever give up.  But, if you feel lead… if you feel drawn to join us, then do it now.  A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today!

 

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As I continued to pray and pray for a solution — one that would keep me at home with my family on the weekends, while providing our family with a way to build a legacy — I searched all possible solutions.  I could go back to a corporate finance position, but that will never happen in a million years.  I am too much of a free spirit to be stuck in a cubicle or an office everyday with set hours and micro-management (I need space to thrive!).  I could continue wedding photography but sacrifice my valuable weekend time with my husband and kids.  I could sell stuff on Ebay or at consignment stores — been there, there’s not much money in it and I would soon run out of stuff to sell.  I could find a craft and visit craft fairs.  Again, that’s weekend work and there’s not much of a financial legacy to create there.  Heck, I even considered graphic design (which I looooove), but again, that’s a small business with low income, high overhead and if I’m not working, there’s no money being made.  I’m a mom of four … I need residual income to create a legacy.

I couldn’t come up with a solution, so I just kept praying about it, trusting fully that God would lead me in some direction.  But I’m impatient so I decided to focus my energy on something else… loosing weight and getting healthy (which takes me back to post 1 in this Freedom series).  Only two months into my weight loss and health journey, I was introduced to Isagenix and, again, I just knew this was my opportunity to run with — so I’m running with it.  I am going to launch a rocket!  Within only three months, we have built a team of over 140 people who are all excited about either loosing weight or getting healthy.  New and old friends have joined me on this amazing journey and the result is such a positive impact on so many lives.  They have energy, they are more confident, they feel better, they are loosing weight, some are able to come off medications and are being healed of ailments they have struggled with for years.  Isagenix is not the cause of these miracles.  God’s nutrition is!  God has just given us Isagenix as a vehicle to perfect nutrition, giving us a renewed body.

So, it was out of nowhere that I found myself involved with a network marketing company and a strong team started building rapidly.  Honestly, the thought of network marketing made me sick to my stomach.  I actually turned my eyes to the heavens and said, “Really?!”.  “Really, God?!, you want me to do networking marketing.”.  I was a victim of believing everything I hear — network marketing companies are scams, that is another one of those pyramid schemes, you’ll have to make a big investment to ‘get in’ and then you’ll go bankrupt.  I heard it all in the past so I stayed far away from network marketing.  Until… I was personally getting unbelievable results from these products and would tell people about it to help them.  So, like it or not, I was now ‘involved’ with a network marketing company.  Honestly, I really wasn’t interested in building a business with this company.  I just loved the products and wanted to share it with my friends and family so they would feel as wonderful as I do, as a service to them.  And, in fact, they did feel as good as I did and then they wanted to tell their friends and family about the product.  Suddenly, the concept of network marketing made sense to me and I started to get rewarded financially for my service to others.  The compensation plan with Isagenix is nearly perfect.  There is no upfront investment except the amount you pay for your own personal products that you will consume plus a very small $29 yearly membership fee.  From there, you can share the program with others, signing them up for their ‘membership’ and helping them make their own first order.  They start using the products and have amazing results.  They are full of energy and loosing weight.  They, then, share the program with someone… and the process goes on and on and on.  What’s even more perfect?  If someone makes their first order, they can get 100% of their money back within 30 days if the product is not a fit for them.  There’s nothing to loose.  There’s no kit to buy to sell the product, actually we don’t sell the product, we just share it!  Isagenix has quickly become a way for me and my family to get healthy and gain financial freedom, plus we can serve others by helping them get healthy and gain the same freedoms as well.  Win Win!

My photography business was a traditional entrepreneurship.  When I started the business, I spent a ton of money on training, equipment, the right computer, software.  As the business grew, I started spending more money on more training, better equipment, a bigger computer screen, insurance… the list goes on.  I tried my best to not go into debt building the business but I did.  I had no choice — it was very expensive.  I also spent a ton of time on the business.  Instead of working 40 hours at a full-time desk job, I was working 60-70 hours a week, but it was from home.  It was during nap times and at night after bedtimes.  It was on the weekends when my husband was home watching the kids.  It was during the times I needed to be spending time with my husband or spending time doing something as a family.  I had no choice — it was the only time I had.  I love photography but I spent about 20% of my time doing what I love.  I spend the other 80% of my time being all things to all people.  I was the attorney for legal matters, the accountant, the negotiator, the collection agency, the editor, the customer service representative, the marketing department, the design department, the computer technician (okay, so I pulled Justin in for most of that!), the blogger, the employer….  Most of my time was spent doing everything but photography.  Instead of owning the business, the business owned me.  And after all the expenses were paid and the job was done, the take home pay was barely minimum wage.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love photography!  And I am still a photographer.  But I am doing much less of it.  Photography is now a hobby for me, not a business.  The long hours and little pay started to starve me of what I love most about the art.

I love this by Forbes Magazine: The entire {network marketing} industry is poised for explosive growth and can be one of the most significant solutions to America’s current retirement savings crisis.

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So, I am on fire.  I am so excited about this opportunity God threw in my lap.  I told him I would follow Him if he would lead me.  I am keeping my promise.  Is this really possible?  That was the question I was asking myself back in April when I found such success with these amazing products.  Yes it is!  I am living proof!  And I’ve done it because I believed I could.  I didn’t stop.  I’m still not stopping. (Yes, I see the negativity around Facebook about people involved in network marketing, yada yada yada… I used to believe it too!).  But this is real.  This is so very real.  And with a little hard work and dedication, anyone can do it.  You just have to believe you can do it.

Our Isagenix team is amazing!  I have named our team Simplicity = Abundance because we are all in this to get simple nutrition for our bodies.  We are all in this to get healthy and in turn we are living life in abundance.

God took our family down many different paths over the years to lead us to this simple life.  And, now, through this simple life, He is showing us a new way of abundance.  An abundance of love, an abundance of friends, an abundance of health, an abundance of time, and abundance of serving, an abundance of FREEDOM!

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As my Isagenix journey continued, people began to ask, “Terra, what are you doing? You look great.”  I would tell them about Isagenix and the amazing impact it has on my health and ta da!  They wanted more information.  They wanted to try the program!  I would help them sign up as an Isagenix associate and order their first 30 day system.  This happened over and over and over again each day and I feel in love with helping people feel better.  Reality: People feel like crap!  People need a nutritional vehicle to live their lives healthy and happy — to be their best selves!

What I didn’t realize is that Isagenix would actually pay me for sharing the program!  Say what?!?!  So, Isagenix, you mean to tell me that I can loose this stubborn weight, get in the best healthy state of my life, share this with other people, and get paid!?  I felt like angels had surrounded me and started singing as I pulled that little Isagenix visa debit card out of my mailbox.  I texted my coach a picture and said, “What is this?”.  It’s true.  Every part of this is true.  I started sharing this program with my friends and family and Isagenix started to pay me for it.  And then my friends and family felt amazing and started to talk to people about the program and Isagenix started paying them too.  I was excited, but I was confused.  So I did what I always do.  I put the kids to bed at 8pm and started to research.

What I found was astonishing.  I’m admitting right here that I have always been one of those people that never gave a thought to network marketing companies.  I knew nothing about direct sales.  I was a victim of hearing all the negative and believing it was true.  Now I realize that my ignorance has been another person’s road to freedom and success.  I started to talking to people — the people at the top.  I called the high-income earners of the company and asked them to explain this compensation plan to me.  I asked them to help me.  I wanted to know about this opportunity that had been presented to me.  And with every call, and every email and every ounce of research, it became more clear to me that this opportunity was handed to me directly from God.

You see, I have been praying for a long time — pretty much since our family started living simply —  that God would present to us a way to create a legacy.  Downsizing our home, paying off some debt, limiting commitments!  Those were all wonderful decisions, the BEST decisions we have made so far.  We still work hard.  We still have a mortgage to pay (albeit a smaller one), a car we want to pay off.  With our simple lives, we started dreaming.  Now that we have this extra time with our family, what do we want to do with it.  Justin and I have continued to work very hard.  Justin loves his job in corporate America, but I, on the other hand have been unsettled.  I feel like I’m missing something.  I feel like there is something more.  While I love photography, the work is long and hard.  From the outside, it looks easy and fun but it is quite the opposite.  Documenting such special times in people’s lives is a wonderful blessing, but it is a small business.  It requires a lot of equipment, computers, software — time and money. With the photography industry changing as much as it is, I feel like I’m chasing the business instead of the other way around.  If I’m not working, I’m not making an income.  Photography is not a retirement plan.  Photography is not a way to financially create a legacy for my family.  I have spent so many weekends away from my family over the past six years and for the past six months, I’ve been praying so hard to God for an answer.  What is it that I’m supposed to do?  Our conversation went something like this:

Me: God, in heaven, you are mighty and just.  Can you please just lead me?  I will follow.  What is it that you want me to do?  How can I be a light?  Please place me where I need to be, when I need to be there and I will follow.

God: Silence.

For the past two years, this has been our conversation about my purpose.  I’ve been itching.  I’ve felt out of place.  I am tired of dreaming.  I am tired of spending my weekends away from my family.

Me: God, if you can just lead the way – the way in which our family should go… if you can show me what to do to create a legacy.  We really dream to pay off our house and that last car.  We really want to purchase a camper and have simple, fun family vacations.  We really don’t want to live paycheck to paycheck.  We really dream about finally having the time and the resources to fully commit ourselves to serving.  Please God, show us the way to create this life of freedom and then lead us where you need us to serve.  Show us a mission.  Use Us!

God: Silence.  Until…

I got that Isagenix debit card in the mail.  And the angels started singing.  And God spoke.  And I realized, humbly, that God has been listening.  And in his timing, he answered.  He answered in a way that I never could have began to understand or comprehend.  He answered in His own perfect, Godly way.

What if… anything is possible?  It is.  What if… you could have anything you have ever wanted?  You can.  I started to pray again (I spend a looooooot of time in prayer!).  I knew this was from Him.  I knew what He wants me to do.  Isagenix has had such a profound impact on my health, and the health of my family, I was so excited to share this new with anyone who would listen.  Because we all need healthy, clean food.  We all need this program.  And God spoke.  And I told him that I would take this opportunity from Him and I will run with it.  I just prayed (again!) that He would just lead people to me that need this program like we did.  And He has done that.  I’ve only been using Isagenix for three short months but our team as grown to over 140 people.  We are touching lives.  We are changing lives.  One day at a time.

This is my legacy.  This is my freedom.  An almost perfect product and a perfect compensation plan.  I am flying on could 9 and walking on air in this amazing life!  And I am going to do everything I can to shout to the world that this if for YOU too.  I am dedicated to spreading the news about clean, healthy eating and the simple way we can give that to ourselves through a vehicle called Isagenix.

I’m taking a leap of faith.  I’m building a team and I’m going to work so hard.  I am going to coach everyone that wants to become healthier and help them every step of the way.  I am committed to helping each person on my team reach their health and wellness goals, and I’m also committed to help them reach their financial goals through simply sharing this program.  A life changing moment for my entire family.  Is it scary?  Yes.  But each Monday, when that debit card gets loaded with earnings, God is telling me this is the way.

With committing my life to my God, my family and Isagenix (in that order), I am stepping back from wedding photography.  I guess you can say I’m “retiring”.  I have 6 weddings still on the schedule so I will start a ‘wedding countdown’ for Terra Bailey Photography.  I feel so confident this is His plan, not ours.  I will still shoot family mini-sessions in the fall and in the spring each year to keep my creative spirit fulfilled, but I will no longer be shooting weddings.  Okay, Okay… I’ve already lied.  I am shooting a wedding after these six for a very loved family member.  So a few may pop up here and there.  But my direction is changing.  I am focusing on my family.  I am focusing on the ways God wants us to serve.  I am focusing on FREEDOM.

I am a retired wedding photographer.  And these pictures are my WHY!

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Tomorrow will be Freedom Post 4!  I’m going to dive into direct sales — what is it?  What is a good compensation plan?  And why network marketing?  Blessings to you!

 

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You can see my Freedom Blog Series, Post 1 by clicking here (from yesterday!).  This week, I will blog each day about this wonderful program that came into our lives.  Yesterday I share so much about my personal experience since using Isagenix and how our entire family is now being blessed by this program.  Today, I want to share more about the products, what shake days and cleanse days look like, as well as testimonials from so many friends and family that have joined me on this journey!

So… what makes IsaLean Shakes unique?  Isagenix is the only cellular nutritional cleansing program on the planet!  These shakes contain superior nutrition compared to other shakes on the market today.  IsaLean Shakes contain exclusively sourced IsaPro® Complex, the highest quality whey protein concentrate and casein protein from the world’s largest dairy group in New Zealand, whose standards exceed the USDA organic standards. The cows are pasture-fed and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. The protein in our shakes is extracted from the milk using a proprietary technology that no other company in the world can mimic. As a result, IsaLean Shakes contain lower lactose levels and a superior amino acid profile. IsaLean Shakes also contain Ionic Alfalfa™—our proprietary alfalfa juice concentrate enriched in ionic minerals to keep the body running at peak performance.  At 240 calories and 24 grams of protein, a shake is literally the perfect meal for our body.  It helps loose weight or maintain weight, if you have already met your goals, and it supports the growth of lean muscle.

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So what does a shake day look like?  While my goal is to loose weight, I will drink two shakes, replacing two meals per day.  For me, I love my shake for breakfast and then I drink another shake for lunch or dinner, depending on our family’s plans for the day.  My husband, on the other hand, does not want to loose weight but instead wants to gain more muscle.  He also drinks two shakes per day but eats two meals as well.  We both add in two to three snacks during the day too.  The system is so simple and can really be customized to fit anyone’s lifestyle and needs.  Honestly, now that my body is alkaline and filled with abundant nutrition, I no longer crave the carbs, sugars or caffeine.  I crave the shakes!  There are days where it comes time for my healthy meal at dinner and I honestly just want another shake.  That’s my body telling me I’m giving it what it needs – all those nasty processed food cravings (sweet cravings!) are gone!  I am in complete control of my health now.

Each day, I also drink Ionix Supreme.  This product is simply nature’s answer to stress.  After my pregnancies, I suffered post-partum depression which left me depending on synthetic anti depressant and anti anxiety medications to keep my hormones happy.  After having Ionix Supreme daily, my hormones are leveled out and I have been able to go off of those medications.  Win!!! Ionix Supreme combines Adaptogens, antioxidants, and nutrients to balance your body’s systems and strengthen its abilities to fight and resist the effects of all stress (physical, life and environmental stresses).  Lower levels of stress help you recover faster, increase focus and support overall energy.  Honestly, I call this our liquid gold!

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The program also includes Isagenix Natural Accelerator.  I take one capsule each morning and mid-afternoon and it revs up my body’s natural fat burning ability, increases metabolism.  Natural Accelerator energy supplement contains natural ingredients with no added caffeine, ephedra or ma huang. It only uses carefully selected thermogenic incredients such as cayenne, green tea, cinnamon and ginseng to help you burn fat naturally without the shaky feeling you get from stimulants. It provides lipotropic nutrients, which supports the liver’s ability to metabolize fat quickly helping you loose those inches!

 

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Another part of the Isagenix system is cellular cleansing.  The need to cleanse is vital in today’s dangerously toxic world.  Our demanding lifestyles, environmental toxins, poor nutrition and daily stresses overload our body’s own ability to naturally rid itself of toxins.  Cleanse for Life helps your body naturally detox and gently eliminate impurities while infusing it with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  It is not a colon cleanse or laxative, but a nourishment product aimed to make your cleansing safe and effective.  The nutrients in Cleanse for Life aid your body while it releases toxins stored in fat cells into circulation so they can be excreted.

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Listed above are the main products I use with Isagenix, but I also add IsaPro (more protein), IsaDelight Chocolates to suck on during cleansing, IsaLean Pro shakes with even more protein, IsaFiber, IsaFruits… the list goes on and on.  With all this perfect, clean, whole, powerful nutrition, by body reacted by loosing weight.  My confidence boosted, my moods are better, I sleep better, I was able to wean from some medications and my life turned around in a positive way.  I really am a better wife, a better mom and a better servant.

Since beginning this program, I have been able to share it with so many family and friends.  I love this product and I want to tell the world about it so I’ve made it my personal mission to change lives through Isagenix.  Now, so many people (new friends and old friends) are having the same results as I have had and are so happy they found this product.  Here are a few of their testimonials!

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Honestly, there are so many success stories in our group, it’s impossible to share them all.  There!Are!So!Many!  Nothing feels better than spreading the good news of health and how to get it… Because if we don’t have our health, we have nothing.  I can not say enough great things about this program – it fits into anyone’s life and make’s it worth living!

Tune in tomorrow awesome friends for Day 3 of our FREEDOM blog series to learn even more about Isagenix.  I will start to share my story of what happened on the business end when I started to share this program with others.  Honestly, I want to share this program because it has such a positive impact on lives, but the fact that they actually pay me to share it too!  That’s just unbelievable.  We changed our bodies on the inside and outside, and now our family finances are changing.  We are heading to a life of complete FREEDOM!  THANKS BE TO GOD!

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“God led us to simplicity to give us abundance.” – #BunchofBaileys

If you follow my blog at all, you may have read my first post about Isagenix and the way the program came into my life. If not, you can see it here. In short summary, I got my butt off the couch and decided to do something about my weight this past January. I just didn’t like what I saw in the mirror and I knew it was time to change. I did what most people do… I joined the YMCA and made better food choices but to no avail.  I could not drop the weight like I wanted.  That was until two months later when a fabulous friend, Lindsey, introduced me to Isagenix. I started on the Isagenix 30 day program with such high hopes of dropping weight.  And I did! But what I didn’t expect was the major life change God was bringing to my life through this nutritional vehicle. When I wrote the previous blog post, I was only three weeks into the program and here are some before and afters at that time.

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When these pictures were taken, I had already hugged God’s neck really tight and told Him that I was following Him.  I knew then that the dynamics of our family’s life was about to change.  I could feel it. Not only was I literally melting, but my energy level had skyrocketed and many ailments I was experiencing were obsolete. Since I’ve been on Isagenix, I’m sleeping better through the night, my energy has gone through the roof, and some of the issues that I used to have with my health have gotten so much better.  Isagenix does not claim to cure, prevent or treat, this is just what amazing nutrition did for my body! I had not done this on purpose — like so many, I was simply a product of my environment.

Such magic was taking place within me, I knew I wanted to shout to the world how amazing this discovery was for our family. I’m not a nutritional expert (actually, I’m far from it — I’m just a wife, mommy and photographer, right?!), so I started digging deep into the information on this product. I started calling friends, doctors and experts on this product. Why did I feel this amazing? What I learned is was shattering. Our nations food source is completely depleted.  Our soil is deficient. Even if we strive to eat 100% clean, organic food 100% of the time, we still cannot eat good enough. Our farming industry has been a victim of high demand and high expectations. The farmer’s have had no choice but to treat their soil with pesticides and herbicides. The animals receive hormone injections because our society needs more, bigger, and better. Does that saying ring a bell? Our family steers clear of more, bigger and better. The little light bulbs inside my head went off.  Actually, they were burning so bright, I could hardly see. I turned my eyes to the heavens and started to thank Him. I knew right then what was happening to our lives.

A transition is taking place in our family.  Physically, spiritually and financially. God brought together so many threads of our past, the humbling times when we prayed for answers. We desperately asked him what do we do next? and where will our family be five years from now?.  We listed to Him and took many leaps of faith, recommitting to our marriage, expanding our family,  downsizing our home, selling half of our stuff.  Without those very humbling times, we wouldn’t have the close relationship with Him that we have right now.

You can read more about our road to simplicity here, here and here.  In short, we focused on things that would give us more time together and more time to serve.  We wanted to spend less time on being busy.  I’ve had many of you ask me when I would finish my simplicity series on the blog.  I realize I left off and didn’t finish and now I know that’s because I didn’t quit feel comfortable yet.  I wasn’t quite sure what the end of our simplicity journey would look like.  I was still itching.  Something was still missing.  Then Isagenix came into my life. Isagenix was the simple vehicle through which me and my family would receive vital nutrition.  There’s no way I can cook three perfect meals each day as well as provide perfect snacks.  I do not have the time or money.  Well, I probably do have the time but I’d rather take my kids to the park, go on a vacation, volunteer or read a book.  Justin and I agreed, this fit simplicity.

I am going to save the business side of Isagenix for another post this week.  For now I want to focus on the amazing results we have seen physically from this product.  Why I felt so amazing was because this program is a nutritional program – not a weight loss program.  Each shake (meal replacement) was the perfect meal for my body.  The perfect nutrition.  100% clean, free of processed food or synthetic medicine.  Just 100% clean, organic food.  When I started putting this product in my mouth every day, my body started to change.

Then came the second part of the Isagenix program, cleansing.  Because of the way farmers are growing our food, because of our pollution, because of our water, and even because of the soaps we use, our bodies are overwhelmed with toxins.  Recent studies even show that prescription medications are in our water supply.  Our body reacts by producing fat cells that wrap around these toxins, protecting our bodies from their harm.  Cleansing, then, releases these toxins along with the fat our body no longer needs and the result is a melting weight loss effect and a renewed body from the inside out on a cellular level.  Mix that with abundant nutrition and my body in an alkaline state versus an acidic state and I am completely renewed.  Now, if I were sitting where you are today, I would wonder if this is really all true.  It is!  I am a living testimony to what perfect nutrition in abundance and cleansing can do to one’s confidence, energy level and body image.  My body experienced FREEDOM.

And now, my entire family is experiencing FREEDOM with good nutrition.  My husband started the program a couple weeks ago, but not to loose weight.  He simply wants to become more healthy and build more lean muscle.  My children (my 2, 6 and 8 year olds – not the baby) have shakes for breakfast and replenish (healthy sports drink) after playing outside in the heat.

I have now been on this program for almost three months.  I am down 37 pounds and 3 pants/dress sizes — only 25 more pounds to go!  But, I feel amazing and am dancing on could 9.  I am truly in a place where I can serve Him longer & stronger!  This program coming into our lives was no mistake.

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Tomorrow I will be writing about the Isagenix products in detail – what are the ingredients? What is a shake day?  What do you mean by cleanse?  It was all very confusing to me too.  I’m was too busy changing diapers, making bottles, helping with homework, driving to soccer practice, watching gymnastics training, and singing and dancing to vacation bible school music to figure it all out.  Until my body and my spirit transformed so much that I couldn’t (and still can’t) shut up about it.  I will tell the world about this program.  I have prayed for God to show us a way to be totally present, to use our time according to His will, to give us the resources we need to serve.  And He has answered in a way we never could have imagined.

I hope you will join me as I blog each day this week about the different ways this program has affected our lives.  He first led me to freedom within my own body.  But now, our lives have changed completelyWe have been led to simplicity, but through simplicity, God has given us Abundance.

 

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