I ordered Isagenix almost a year ago. I was struggling to keep up with a newborn baby and toddler, and was desperate for some relief. I was nursing a colicky baby and never had time to make a proper nutritious meal for myself, so I figured I had nothing to lose.
At first, I didn’t see the massive energy boost I was hoping for, but I did drop a few pounds and finally got over my weight-loss plateau. Most surprisingly, I was blown away by the convenience. I enjoyed Isagenix enough to order Isalean shakes a few more times over the next 6 months. I would enjoy a shake in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon when I needed a quick meal.
As I wasn’t following the system strictly, I was about to quit Isagenix, but then I got injured.
What really happened was I was stressed out of my mind in the middle of freezing cold January with a baby who still woke up numerous times in the middle of the night and refused to nap and a toddler that was entering the terrible 3’s. I was stressed, anxious and on the verge of seasonal depression. I was drinking a pot or more of coffee a day and was quite honestly floundering. So I did what I do when I am really stressed–I run.
Since I had a needy baby and didn’t feel comfortable leaving him at a gym daycare, I ran on our treadmill downstairs. Walker would go in his jumperoo (the only place I could confide him) and I would run super fast on the treadmill while Reid was upstairs napping. I was running 6:30 minute miles, where my usual speed is around an 8-8:30 minute mile. Not to mention, I was running 7 days a week to manage my mental health. So what eventually resulted from this vicious cycle–I got injured with a pelvic stress fracture.Literally the same week that I got injured, I received a brown box from Isagenix. I had forgotten to freeze my autoship and there was a box of shakes at my front door. I was pretty upset at myself for forgetting and felt like it was the icing on top of my week. Instead of returning them, I decided to give it another shot. I knew that I couldn’t run for a few weeks and didn’t want to gain additional weight. Additionally, I had an eye twitch so I decided to cut caffeine out. I figured that Isagenix could help with an energy boost and hopefully keep the extra pounds at bay while I healed. This time, I wasn’t as strict with the program (as I was the first couple weeks I originally tried it) and decided to drink the shakes when it fit with my schedule. I kept the baby weight off and started to feel more energized, despite cutting out caffeine. I allowed myself to snack throughout the day when I felt hungry and it allowed me to focus more on preparing healthier meals for my boys. Drew saw my change in attitude, energy and weight loss, and decided to get on the bandwagon with me. He has started to incorporate the shakes into his daily routine too. We typically have shakes for dinner a few times a week when we have had long days and just need a break from cooking. Life hack: get your husband to drink shakes—you don’t have to make dinner as often 🙂
While I would love to have healthy, organic, clean meals 3 times a day, it is not realistic for this mama; but Isagenix is the next best thing for me! I am so glad I gave Isagenix another shot. It really has been a game changer in my life. I am grateful that I found a program that works for my hectic lifestyle and keeps me feeling great on the inside and looking good on the outside.
If you want more information, I would love to talk to you more about it!