I started this fitness journey one year ago this month. I set a goal of reclaiming my health and obtaining a certain physical condition by May 28, 2016, my late father’s birthday.
Why May 28th specifically? Well I was a true daddy’s girl. When he was sick, he had NO FILTER. Oh the stories I could tell! Once when I visited him in his care facility, he asked me if I was pregnant. “Oh Lord,” I thought… “I’ve got to fix this!” But he was ill, I was in the process of relocating, and I had a lot going on. I have never been overweight even at my heaviest, so I figured I’ll get back to “me” eventually.
Well eventually finally came last year when I got sick of being sick. I was getting colds that would linger, my knees and joints were stiffening, and I was snoring in my sleep… NOT SEXY! I went to several doctors for an entire work up. My blood pressure was slightly elevated, but I did not have sleep apnea or any other illness. Thank God! But I knew if I stayed on this path of not taking care of myself and putting myself last, that my health would be destroyed. I was not having that!
So in honor of my dad, I declared that I would get back into tip top shape by his birthday. I’m now in the home stretch and I’ve accomplished a lot. During these last few weeks leading up to May 28, my focus will be nutrition. I am my father’s child and I indeed inherited his sweet tooth! I will cut my sugar intake and do some safe and planned fasting. The old, new me, nice and lean and healthy and strong, will be visiting his grave site. I can already see myself running from the car yelling, “Daddy, I ba-aaaack!!” Your baby girl is back better than ever. Thanks for inspiring me from beyond. I love you.
Has anyone or thing or a life event motivated you on your fitness journey? Feel free to share your story.
For the past few months I have had representatives from various companies to ask me to try this, that, and the other. I have reviewed many types of products in the past and with so many offers, why not start again?
Starting this month, I will test a product (every other month, possibly sooner) and post a review here on theFABexperience.com. The length of the test period will depend on the type of product. All products reviewed will be donated by the companies who ask me to review them (or that I bug to allow me to review them😳).
This month I will be testing vanilla Shakeology protein powder whose slogan is, “The healthiest meal of the day.” Now I must disclaim that my sis, NurseFAB, is a Beachbody coach and I have several friends who are also coaches. That will NOT have a bearing on my final review. I don’t sell Shakeology and will give a clear, unbiased, and honest review.
You may be wondering just how I will be testing this product? I plan to drink one shake for lunch or snack every day for 30 days starting today. I want to see how this shake makes me feel. Will it perk me up? Will it give me an energy boost? Will it be beneficial to my workouts? Nutrition wise, how does it compare to other brands that I have tried? What’s in it? Will it curb my sugar cravings? That last one is HUGE for me, as I am a sweet-a-holic! I definitely inherited my dad’s sweet tooth.
If you (or your company) have a product that you would like for me to test and review, email me at mrsFAB@theFABexperience.com. Results from this product test will be posted here next month!
FABulous ones, I am alive! While I’ve been away since last July, I have a VERY good reason. I began a new health and fitness journey and soon I’ll tell you some of what went down.
In the mean time, I will have new posts coming soon. The focus will still be on all things FABulous, and that will now include tips and tricks on leading a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Please check out my new fitness page on Facebook. I created it yesterday. The plan is to link my fitness page with this site and my in depth fitness post teasers will post there. I’m so excited!
I plan on have some cool stuff and contests…. with prizes!! So stay tuned. I’m so happy that YOU will continue this journey with me. Woot-woot!!
It has been over a week since I applied my first wrap. I was so excited because after seeing so many great before and after pictures on the Internet and after starting my own personal journey to get back my body from a few years ago (#thecomeback), I thought getting similar results would motivate me. So here goes…
The Product: It Works! Body Wraps
This product claims to be “as close to magic as it gets” according to their website. The wraps are supposed to tighten, tone, and firm whatever area you apply it to, in as little as 45 minutes with the “Ultimate Body Applicator” (the official name of the wrap). Here are some suggested places to apply the wrap:
How I Got Mine
I met a distributor, Lynette Reeves, a few weeks ago at the DFW Women’s Expo in Fort Worth, TX. I had been wanting to test the product for a while and the opportunity presented itself at the event.
Lynette and I discussed the product and I agreed to sign up as a “loyal customer.” That is when you agree to auto delivery every month and in return you get the 4-pack of wraps for $59 instead of the wholesale price of $99. She even gave me a free wrap on the spot! To visit Lynette’s site click here. To watch Lynette’s video on how to apply a wrap click here.
FABulous ones, this is it. I’m about to apply my first It Works! body wrap.
I will first drink that jug of water pictured. It is filled to just over 32 oz. I’ll wait a bit then clean my abdominal/love handle area with witch hazel. Next I will apply the wrap and then wrap that area with some generic cling wrap to hold it in place.
The over achiever in me is telling me to go the extra mile, so I am also going to wrap a workout corset (that thing with the zipper) around the cling wrap. I know that wrap is not going anywhere!
Per the instructions, you should wear the wrap for at least 45 minutes. My It Works! rep Lynette told me that she sleeps in hers just so she won’t have to think about it. I will do the same.
I plan to wrap again Wednesday night and I WILL drink half my body weight (I’ll have to guess that because I REFUSE to get on a scale) in water daily like the instructions says. A full review is coming this weekend, so stay tuned and wish me luck!
FABulous ones… guess who’s back? Yes, it has been quite a while. I launched my original site a few years ago with the help of the AMAZING Kitty Bradshaw. It was a modest success and I loved being my own “boss in my head” at that time.
Then life happened… I relocated and was out of work for a while. To be honest, I think I was a little depressed. I had to cut corners… something I had not had to do in a long time. I fed my depression with food and gained a ton! I put my site on “hold,” but at least I was in my right mind to at move some of my information over to this WordPress based blog. And the blog just sat here until now.
I’m taking some time out this morning to write my first post here on WordPress. I just wanted to touch base with my readers and let you know that more is to come, but for REAL this time. I’m still trying to set this new site up and get my sidebars, links, and all of that loaded onto here. I need to find my FABbook that had all of my old site info. I just can’t find anything since I have moved!
Hopefully this coming week I can get everything organized again. I will tell you that Sunday I am going to try one of those “It Works!” body wraps and I will do a review to let you know if it really works… or not!
Thank you readers for being patient. Thanks to Kitty for being so inspiring. Her success has given me hope! Her site is fill of FABness so please check it out.
Now as for this weigh gain… I’m headed to the gym. I call my workouts “The Comeback” because I WILL get the old mrsFAB back… better than ever before! Have a great weekend FABulous ones. *Smooches*