Saturday, July 30, 2011

9 Pounds Lost With Herbalife and I Sell Avon now.

Selling Avon
Well as of this week I sell Avon products. I am really excited about this because Avon products are pretty easy to sell. They also support a variety of great causes and offer fundraisers to help support local causes. I love Avon make up and I really like their naturals line of bath and body products. I hope you will all check out my AVON website. Go ahead and order direct from the site if you like the products I still get credit. If not thanks for looking and supporting me!

Loosing with Herbalife
I have lost nine pounds thus far on Herbalife products the last pound has taken some more time because I got lazy with all the family functions going on. I didn't get to the gym for like 4 days in a row and only worked out at home one of those days. The worst part is the food I ate at these functions. Most of the time I went hoping for something healthy to eat and I am not going to be doing that any more. Having watermelon for a meal (because it is the only healthy option) didn't cut it and I had to eat other stuff. From now on I am going to have a low calorie Herbalife shake right before I go to anything like this unless I can obtain food details ahead of time.

I am going to have to be down right rude in some cases because I am sorry I just don't want to be fat anymore. If people have a problem with me not eating there food I am just going to have to try to nicely say I am trying to eat healthy and if they keep bugging me about it I am going to have to find a good method of stopping them in their tracks.

Why you might ask? This is because once I start eating crappy food I start craving it. I messed up on my diet but not any one whole day but then everything my hubby was eating was a temptation. Nearly three weeks on my diet and I had no cravings even with my hubby eating chips and garlic bread right in front of me. Then I cheated and ate fried chicken and cheesy potatoes and a few other bad things and I started craving crunchy starchy things.

So now I know I need to be prepared if there will not be healthy food at the event I need to have a shake before or take on in a Thermos. I can't make good choices when there is only junk food to choose from. The worst that can happen is I eat before and there is healthy food that I want to try in which case I can just have small portions.

I am actually pretty proud of myself for not going crazy with the bad food. I did not gain any weight back and still lost another pound since my last post. Now I have less than a month until my birthday and anniversary so I have to kick it back into high gear and get down as many more pounds as possible. I have been back at the gym the last two days and plan to go everyday until Friday.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

8 Pounds Lost

Okay I have been loosing a good 2 pounds a week for a month now. I love the Herbalife shakes and  I have tons of energy.  I have picked up weight lifting again. I joined a gym so I could have access to weight machines at least until I get stronger. It is a lot harder to hurt yourself on the machines. I have been working out 5-6 days a week and I dug out my heart rate monitor so I can keep my heart rate up during cardio.

I would like things to happen faster but when I measured my inches last week I was down quite a bit more than I expected and most of my clothes I have been wearing are too big. I don't have much to wear which would normally be a good thing but I have a lot of places to go that I need to wear clothes. There are weddings and family gatherings and picnics and church and the gym. So I may have to go and grab a few dresses or something on clearance and I am sure I will have to grab some gym clothes. I have at least 2 more sizes to go before I fit in my old gym clothes.

So I have decided that I am going to sell Avon in addition to the Herbalife products I already sell. I am doing that because I already have a few customers and I think I can pick up more if I have some books when it is time to go to the events I have planned. I will only change my mind if I get the call and the cost to join has gone up or there are too many things to do to get involved.

If you are interested in my products or selling them let me know. You can email me at or you can visit my Herbalife Website. I don't know what I will need for an Avon website yet but it might be something I choose to get.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Down 6.5 pounds and 12 inches!!!

I have to admit I was very discouraged this week because the scale just wouldn't budge. I was at 144.5 for five days. Then this morning it went down. I added some serous weight lifting this week and somehow I hoped it would make the numbers on the scale go down. I knew from a logical standpoint that I should be taking measurements instead but it is a lot harder than just getting out of bed and stepping on the scale.

So this morning I took my third set of measurements, biceps, hips, bust, waist, calves and thighs and I am down 6.5 more inches for a total of 12 since I started this program on June 22. I really am going to have to focus on the inches more now that I have a good strength training regimen going.

On Monday of this week I joined a gym that is less than 5 minutes from my house. The gym requires no contracts and it was only 100 dollars down and 10 dollars a month. Yea for me I now have somewhere to lift weights. I found that I also like the cardio bike, something I used to hate. It loosens up the hip I broke and helps with more fluid motions in the leg.

I have been sore for days but it is the good kind of sore and I know if I keep it up I can look like Jillian Michaels in no time. Yes that is my goal these days to have a body like hers and while I have a weight guideline it is not set in stone because I want to have some serious muscle tone.

My membership included 2 personal training sessions and the first one was just paper work and goal setting. I don't have the cash for more sessions but he did show me some great exercises and my sister in law also helped me learn to use the machines and showed me some great core exercises. I am all set to succeed for now as long as I keep it up.

Everyone has setbacks and mine seem to have to do with scheduling. I have not really messed my eating up because I have kept all the really bad food out of the house. I have however had a few days where poor planning has had me to the point of my stomach grumbling and me reaching for anything and everything to eat. If I had junk food in the house I would be in big trouble on those days.

I think the worst thing is finding time for exercise 6 days a week. I want to stay on a 6 day plan for the rest of my life but there is always something to do or some family function or a wedding or ....well you get my point, and that leads me to my next section about working in the fitness industry.

My New Job Is Getting Fit
I started my first (free) course to become a personal trainer. I have been reading the book when I have the time but some of it is overwhelming. I did graduate from college with a great GPA but I didn't learn a whole lot of science and the book is loaded with it. So I borrowed some textbooks from my sister to help me get a better grasp of some of the terms.

It won't be a breeze but it is not super difficult either and it gives me some time to prove to myself and my hubby  and potential clients that I can get in great shape. Then when I am close to my own goals I can start to take the ISSA course that seems to be accepted everywhere.

I want to stay in great shape and I want to help other people stay in shape and what better way to achieve this goal than to have a career in fitness.

Just an added note I am on a diet of sorts. I am using (and selling) Herbalife products. I love them because they give me energy and they are great for a quick meal when I am on the go. I can take a protein bar to the gym and eat it before a great work out and come home and have a shake. I am on a 2 shake a day program but I have been known to have another on for a snack especially now that I am lifting weights and need a protein boost without having to cook something. I eat a lot of veggies, salads and nuts for snacks and I eat a good meal but I am NOT counting calories. I get way too obsessive when I do that. I am also not cutting out red meat or potatoes but I am staying away from bread for right now. I eat ground buffalo and lean steaks but not everyday and I sometimes have potatoes cut up and grilled. I am staying away from the bread because I think I am addicted to it when I eat a little I just want more and more.

We went to the Outback the other day and I had a small steak with veggies and a sweet potato and one little piece of bread and once I took a bite it took everything in me to leave the rest there I don't even have that much of an issue with sweet things. I always thought my vice was sweets but come to find out it is bread. Not sure what that is all about but maybe I will learn in my personal training courses.

Good luck with your weight loss programs and thanks to all of you who have supported me over the years. This time I am going to get it done and by the end of October you will get the before and after pics.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Herbalife, Personal Trainer and Gym.

Well I am loving the Herbalife products the only thing I am struggling with is when I lift weights I need more protein. I am going to order a protein powder to add to my shakes when I place my next order but I can't keep spending money before I make money. I have been feeling really tired and sore when trying to build muscle and I know I am just not getting enough high quality protein.

The next thing is my lack of equipment at home to get a quality strength building routine going. I don't have a lot of free weights or a weight machine so I could use another way to get those exercises in. With my hubby still laid off I can't go spending hundreds of dollars on a weight machine but I might be able to join a gym. There are a few newer gyms in town that offer a reasonable down payment with a very low monthly fee and no contract. As far as I can tell the lower the initial fee the higher the monthly payment so joining will depend on a few factors. Do I think I will be able to afford my own equipment soon? Do I think I will drive to work out at the one with the lower down payment? How long do I think I will go?

The third thing I wanted to get out in a blog post today is that I think I am going to go through the program to become a personal trainer. There is a program I have only heard good things about and I am looking into that one. The only thing is I don't want to spend the money at this time unless I can make it by selling my products. I would love it if my readers would pass along my website to anyone they think might want the products. My phone number and email is on the website so I welcome questions. If I don't know the answer yet I will check into it and get back with you. I could really use a boost in my sales before my big debut party near the end of this month so if you need to loose weight or boost you energy check out the site.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Feeling Great and Loosing Weight!!

Sorry it has been a bit since I last posted. I have been kind of busy cleaning up the mess from the business I started.  I have a lot of plans for it now that I am seeing results. I have only lost 4 pounds in the almost two weeks I have been on the products but i have lost 5 and a half inches.

I have a ton of energy most days. Nothing really helps when I don't sleep (like on Sunday night when my neighbors thought fireworks till 3am was okay). I am sharing one of my favorite Pink videos with you today for some reason this video makes me want to get up and move.

I love the Herbalife products and if you want to try some here is my website I am so glad to have more energy because I do like to work out I just have not had the energy to do it lately.

Career Plans

Well my new plans for a great career are to get my but in shape and then maybe get a certificate in personal training. I have been looking into a few different education programs but none of them are as expensive as more college.

The thinking behind this madness is that I want to help people, hence the 4 year social work degree. If you have read this book at all about a year ago I was looking at being a life coach but that didn't work out because it seemed like I needed an expensive education for a "certificate" not a degree and I started to wonder if anyone would pay for those services here in a severely depressed economy.

Then I found Herbalife products and I was thinking how can I maximize my sales and create an ongoing relationship with clients. Then I started thinking how can I use my degree to make this work. So I really have no idea where to start with this but I am calling myself a wellness consultant. I am going to read up on nutrition not just in the form of the products I sell. I am going when we can afford it take the courses to become a personal trainer and possibly some nutrition courses if that is not covered. I am going to be come a well rounded wellness coach and I am starting with practicing what I am going to teach. You can't have a personal trainer that is 30 pounds over weight......Oh wait I am not that much over weight now I am only about 16 pounds from a good healthy weight and about 26 from my goal weight.

So I have to plan a map of my new goals starting with how to turn my dining room into a small gym. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for cheap stuff that works. I am going to keep checking craigslist for great equipment. I have an elliptical and I can put something else in that room but we have to install the a/c unit. We could use a new treadmill and a stationary bike. I would love a compact and nice weight machine but that is something for the future. My first piece of equipment will be a free standing punching bag  I can get a pretty nice one for about a 130 and then some gloves. So my first sales goal is to pay for that piece of equipment. Then I am going to work to pay for my education and the average price is 500-1200 dollars for the entire thing depending on the program you choose.

Well if nothing else it helps me stay motivated to stay on the program I am on and get this extra weight off have fun everyone I must run and get a killer leg work out in and a long treadmill walk on a high incline to get the heart pumping see you soon.