I’ve recommitted to living healthy! Yes, I’ve slacked off terribly in recent years and gone for the convenience and comfort food leaving no thought to my health. Shame on me. Truth be told though, I was going through a divorce and all the transition that goes with it. I’m happy to say I’m feeling stable in my “new life” and SO happy to be taking a leap of faith with this opportunity.
See, this isn’t just an opportunity for better health, it’s an opportunity for wealth too. I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true. Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not! I’m not saying I’ve won the lottery or someone is giving handouts. Nope, (SMH with a smile) it will require time, energy, discipline and some hard work. But, I can do it!
So, at this point you’re probably guessing it’s an MLM/Network Marketing company that specializes in health and wellness products. Why YES IT IS! You are SO SMART! (giggles!) Seriously though, it’s a newer one, Plexus Worldwide. Let me tell you why I’m SO pumped about this. I was first introduced to MLM or for newbies, Multi-Level Marketing as a business structure a LOT of years ago. Afraid it will date me, I won’t share the company name, the year or my age at the time. HA! And, while I believed wholeheartedly in the business structure or model, if you will, the products and the compensation weren’t right for me. Fast forward a few years. I was introduced and fell in love with another MLM health and wellness company. I was working hard at my 9-5 job and then on evenings, weekends, breaks, lunch hours and even during the commute to and from work I was working that biz. Frankly, I was ROCKING it. However, I had not totally grasped the beauty of the MLM! I was rocking the retail sales part of it. AND, not to mention, working myself into burnout because I was working way too hard and long. I had to make some changes. So, I stuck with that company as a loyal repeat customer for YEARS. I was introduced and tried another couple health and wellness company’s products. Frankly, all are well and good. Most that I know of ARE quality product and that’s why they stay in business for so many years. But, I always went back to the first company’s products.
I first heard about Plexus Slim from a friend in my dance class who’d NOTICEBLY shed not just pounds but some serious inches! She shared her secret. She was drinking the Slim “pink drink” every day and overhauling her eating habits. She gave me some to try and great, yay, it tasted great! Because she was only buying for wholesale, I didn’t really get too much information from her. I had mentioned it to some friends. One of which promptly shared her research she’d found, all negative of course. So I put it out of my mind. A few months later another friend starts posting about it on Facebook. She was sharing her story of how it helped her lose her stubborn baby weight after her second. Her husband had also lost weight and had success with a lot of health issues. The funny thing is, she kept posting about it. And posting articles that educated me about “gut health.” Of which, I’d not read up on. Now, way, WAY back, errr, uh, I MEAN, not too long ago…I majored in Athletic Training in College. LOL! So I’d had all those courses with the nursing majors like Biological Nutrition that broke down every. last. detail. of the chemistry and human biology involved in the entire. digestive. and. nourishment. process. Ok, so clearly it wasn’t my favorite class. And, honestly, it was VERY informative. It was the teacher’s monotone lectures that really turned me off. Anyway, I digress. TANGEANT!!
So, my friend posted about Plexus Worldwide, it’s benefits, how it’s helped her and her husband’s many health issues and energy levels as well as helped them lose weight and inches. So, it only took a couple months for me to jump on the bandwagon. I contacted her and after getting a little bit of info, I ordered as a Preferred Customer. WOW! I could tell a difference IMMEDIATELY! THE FIRST DAY! You see, I have low blood sugar. It’s not low enough to be labeled or diagnosed hypoglycemic, but, it stays steady on the lowest end of the healthy scale. This means its VERY likely that it dips BELOW the lowest point on the scale on ANY given day, or more than once a day. This becomes a challenge. Much like a diabetic, my Doctor has advised me to steer clear of carbs and stay consistent with lean protein and vegetables every two hours to help prevent those dips in my blood sugar. Of course being the rebel that I am, I was not sticking to that regimen in the last two years. So, this is how it was SUCH AN IMMEDIATE DIFFERENCE in my energy, mental clarity, mood and appetite. So, I kept drinking it. This was all towards the end of last summer/beginning last school year. I was not very concerned with taking the Biocleanse I had ordered. That was hit or miss. But, because of all the posts from my friend about gut health and the digestive tract, I was taking my probiotic. Granted, my probiotic at the time was from *another* company. BUT, I promised myself and my friend I would consistently take it and once I ran out, I’d purchase the Plexus ProBio5.
Anyhow, through the first couple of weeks I didn’t measure. But I lost 2 lbs the first week to 10 days. WHOOP! YES! I broke through the frustrating plateau I was stuck on in terms of weight. That motivation along with how incredibly amazingly it helped balance my blood sugar which in turn gave me more level, sustained, all-day energy, more stable upbeat mood, I continued. Over the course of the next six weeks I lost another few lbs (let’s call them L.B.’s because a friend of mine does and it makes me laugh) to break my lowest weight in A DECADE, since I’d gotten pregnant with my first daughter!! Although I don’t know exactly how many inches because I didn’t measure, my clothes were fitting better or more loose. I’d definitely gone down a full size if not a size and a half.
Well, I’m sad to say, at that point I suffered a debilitating knee “injury.” After going through surgery, I regret that I didn’t know all the health benefits OR the pain and discomfort assisting products from Plexus either. So, during the months of my physical rehab and recovery, I was not drinking my slim or any other supplements. I slipped into a depression. And, my anxiety was through the roof. I was scared, y’all. I mean, really scared. I’d been working part-time at a couple different jobs and facing a future that didn’t have financial stability guaranteed. I came off of my divorce just a few months earlier spoiled. No, let’s rephrase that, SPOILED. Now, I know. I’ve lived through all sorts of circumstances in my life and definitely knew the value of a dollar. I KNEW in my head how good I’d had it. I knew in my heart how good I’d had it. I was GRATEFUL. Trust me, I didn’t squander my blessings on too many frivolous things. Don’t get me wrong, I DID splurge and have SOME fun and frivolous stuff in my life. But, on a day to day basis, I was still living on a budget, minding my P’s and Q’s to allow my ex-husband to be in charge financially because I trusted him. I STILL trust him. He’s AMAZING in that department. Anywhooooo, I went through my divorce not accounting for physical challenges. I was taking for granted my health and well being on all levels. I fully admit, in that department I had really lost my grip with reality. I wouldn’t say I thought I was invincible by any stretch of the imagination, I just wasn’t fully grasping the stark reality of having no safety net should my health go south.