Well...I'm going to let you all on a little secret of mine. A few weeks ago, I attended an Herbalife party. I'm a huge skeptic of diets and pills of any kind. So I went, just to listen and help support a friend of mine that opened up Krave in Osakis, MN. So going there and listening to her talk of how Herbalife changed her family and possibly saved her daughter's life...I was sort of in awe. I've heard of it very briefly in the past, and I found out a week later that my friend's weight loss was attributed to Herbalife as well. So, after attending as a skeptic, I then found myself leaving as a customer, and then going home as a distributor!
To cut a totally long story in half, I decided to try Herbalife. Last summer, I worked out from June-end of September, never lost an inch, never lost a pound. My midwife and I chatted endlessly about what was going on with my body, and nothing ever seemed to get a point on. So I said, why the heck not. I have been working out since my 6 weeks post pregnancy apt. and still hadn't lost a pound or an inch, and so, I figured I had nothing to lose.
I came home and didn't tell anyone. Not even my hubby (he did find out a few days later after finding my Herbalife "Stash" and he was on board with me trying this. So the very next day became my "Herbalife Tuesday"...I measured every part of my body and weighed myself at the YMCA when I went for my Zumba class (addicted to that by the way!). I haven't looked back since. That was August 7th. I chose the "Quickstart" program because I thought that was most cost effective and I thought that would work the best for me. I do a shake in the morning for breakfast. Shake for lunch, protein full snack, healthy dinner, and a hardboiled egg for evening snack if I haven't met my protein intake for the day. The first week, I lost 5" and 10 lbs. I was in shock, and thought 3 scales at the YMCA was broken!
Here's what my weight loss is looking like for each of the past 6 weeks with the same workout routine at the start of each week:
Week 2: 5.25" and 0 pounds.
Week 3: 5", 0 pounds.
Week 4: 5.5" 2 pounds.
Week 5: 5.25" and 0 pounds.
Week 6: 5" and 0 pounds.
So here I am, at the start of the 7th week, and have lost another 1" and 0pounds. I'm not a huge believe in the pounds the first few months as long as you are losing inches because I can see and feel the changes in my body and I know I'm gaining muscle mass. My belly is leaving me and things are getting toned. I can just say that Herbalife has been a game changer for me, and I'm convinced. I'm not putting as much effor in the workouts as I should be, but inches are still coming off. It is amazing! I've lost 25.5" over my entire body! I am still in shock, but know I will reach my goal. It's hard not to when you find yourself addicted and having fun!!!
Here's one of my favorite shake recipes: Apple Pie!!!
2 scoops French Vanilla Formula
2 tablespoons Personalized Protein Powder (optional)
6 oz. water
1/2 cup Apple Sauce
1 Tlbs. Vanilla Pudding (powder or pudding form)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
Calories: 230 Proteins: 14 g
Directions:Place all ingredients in the blender and mix thoroughly until the ice cubes are completely crushed.