Friday, June 22, 2012

Be Inspired By Jacqui!

I love the show, Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.  It is so motivational and really inspires as it helps people have amazing weight loss transformations. One of my favorite episodes is Jacqui McCoy. Her story actually was history-making. In just a year, guided by extreme transformation specialist Chris Powell, Jacqui lost 207 pounds - 58% of her total body weight - the highest percentage lost in television history. Is that not amazing or what?

One thing I loved about Jacqui is that she is a Shaklee user, just like me! Jacqui’s diet and fitness regime were prescribed by her coaches on Extreme Makeover. Jacqui is also a passionate advocate for Shaklee products and her nutritional needs were supported by her use of Shaklee nutrition, including Shaklee Vitalizer™ and OmegaGuard®, which I also use and love. I have always been amazed by my own transformation and ability to stay at a healthy weight since I started using Shaklee products, and I am equally excited to hear about Jacqui's success with Shaklee and her journey on Extreme Makeover!

Jacqui After
Where is Jacqui now? A year and a half after her amazing weight loss, Jacqui remains at 155 pounds and Vitalizer™ and Cinch® are part of her new daily routine. Jacqui loves and uses Cinch Shakes, Cinch Meal-in-a-Bars, Cinch Snack Bars, and lots of other Shaklee products. I love that, because these are the products I use and recommend to my fitness clients too!

And these days, she’s sharing what she knows – including the importance of a solid nutrition foundation with Shaklee Vitalizer - with next season’s contestants. Extreme Makeover asked Jacqui to be a consultant on the show’s third season, and Shaklee was asked to ship enough Vitalizer for the contestants Jacqui is now coaching!

Jacqui Before
It is so easy to be inspired by her story of weight loss, personal growth, and her struggle with infertility.
Congratulations, Jacqui! 

If you want to watch a really motivational video of how she is doing now, click on the video below. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

No Excuses!

Take a moment and let this picture sink in.

Now, think of excuses you gave yourself this week about why you didn't want to come to workout, you didn't want to hold that plank for the whole minute, you didn't want to eat veggies instead of that fettucine alfredo.

As we start our new summer session, I want you to remember this picture. Are you motivated by it? See yourself how you want to feel by the end of the summer. How will that feel? How will that look? Your journey and the hard work and good decisions you put in are going to get you where you want to be. No excuses, just effort. Effort pays off!

Go for it!