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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shaklee 180™ Blogger Spokesperson-Month 1

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WOW, Can you even believe that it has been almost a year since I started my journey with Shaklee 180™?  It is unbelievable to me that over the past 10 months, I have lost 40 pounds*, made a ton of friends and have lost over 45 inches (47.25 to be exact)!!

Well, you know that in February I got the amazing news that I won the Shaklee 180™ Blog Spokesperson Contract, well today, with the help of Shaklee 180™ I am well on my way to skinny Mommy.  I want to be the Mom on the playground that other Moms secretly hate because I look like "she never works out and she eats what she wants".  I want them to ask me my secret so I can tell them that I eat two Shaklee Smoothees a day!

I made myself a promise.  When I was in my Cinchspiration Blogger Challenge, I was obsessed with weighing myself.  I would do it first thing in the morning, naked, every.single.morning.  It was not a good thing because I would beat myself up over every ounce.  The truth is, I was losing weight and inches and I felt great but I was unrealistically wanting to lose weight over night.  Who wouldn't like that eh?!  *Well, I promised myself this year that I was going to throw away my scale and focus on being healthy.

This mantra is really smart and really practical.  It speaks to me and I think it will speak to you too.  I see this to be realistic.  It means if you are eating well and being active, you don't need to step on a scale in order to be happy.  Once your pants are loose and your collar bones are sticking out more, we will start to feel better and more alive.

I love myself and it has taken me a long time to say and feel that way.  Everyday I choose to take care of my needs and I choose to put my health first.  When Mom is unhealthy, no one else can be properly cared for.  I want you to remember that because I find it to be absolutely true.

Each day I am drinking my favorite breakfast smoothee (frozen cherries, Shaklee 180™ Vanilla Smoothee Mix, a dash of almond extract and low fat milk) and I am enjoying a smoothee or meal bar for lunch.  I work out now, more than ever, and I enjoy it! Thats something!  I have been doing the Tracy Anderson arm workout every day and I just started a HIIT squat challenge!  WHOA!  I am feeling great, looking better and my skin is radiating! 

Here I am last week in the GAP dressing room.  I use to hate shopping for clothing when I was buying a size 20 pant and XXL tops!  It was hard to want to dress cute because I felt so uncute.  In this picture, I am wearing a size 16 pant (they are big but I am not quite to the 14 yet) and a size Large top!  I haven't worn a large since before I had Dexter!  5 freaking years!  

Remember what I looked like when I started the Shaklee 180™ program?  
Here is my before and my after.  This is so inspiring for me to see.  I am here to own my body and take charge of my life.  I want to help you to do the same.  Shaklee believed in me before I did and I am here to help believe in you!  
Lets Pin together.  Lets chat on Facebook.  Heck, we can even tweet together.  I am here to help you in your weight loss journey.  No topic is off limits when it comes to weight loss.  We can talk fat, muscle, exercise, hemorrhoids, heck, we can talk about poop if you want!  I am all in!  Are you?

*People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.


Jackie said...

Maggie... you are such an inspiration! Seriously, I wish that I had half of the motivation that you so I could finally lose these last 20 or so lbs. Yes.... 20 because I've managed to gain some back and want to be well below my original goal weight!

Shawn Ann said...

OMGosh! What an inspiration! I've been trying and trying to lose baby weight for the last 7, almost 8 years, and no matter what I do I end up giving up because the weight doesn't come off quick....just like you, I obsess!

You've done a fantastic job and you are inspiring me to try harder.

Kerri Hale said...

Wow! You make me want to lose my weight now! Very, very nice. You look AMAZING!

Helga said...

This is awesome, you are an inspiration!