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Beauty Often Comes Disquised as Something Else!

We all have parts of our body that we don’t like, mine is my stomach.  I should clarify that.  I don’t like the way it looks, and have been working for a long time to get to the place where I like it more.   But the way it looks is because of life saving surgery, which took place 26 years ago, when I had a strangulated bowel.   It was the worse thing I ever had happen to me.  I was told that the pain you feel is worse than a gun shot wound to the stomach.  I can say it was 100 times worse than labor, but knowing labor breathing is what I think saved my life, but that is another story, for another time.

The scar that you see, in the photo below,  is the result of an 8 hour emergency surgery where 2 feet of my intestine had to be removed because it had died. My doctor told me that 95-99% of the people who have this condition die because it is hard to find.  I had gone to the hospital three days earlier and  was told to go home because it was just gas.  If they would have discovered the problem at that point they could have saved the intestine and me a lot of pain.  The two feet that were removed had specific functions.  One the absorption of B12 and the absorption of bile.  Because I could no longer absorb them I had to have B12 injections and take a medication that would absorb bile so I didn’t get sick.

If I didn’t take the medicine I would get diarrhea.  I haven’t had a normal bowel movement in 26 years and often got sick even if I took the medication.  I tried several times over the years to stop taking it, because it is a pain, it taste nasty and it is expensive, but I never could without getting sick.   I was afraid to be without it, actually because I knew what the consequences were.

Here is where the beautiful miracle part comes in…

I was part of an 8 week challenge with my company to test a new protein powder/superfood that they were going to introduce to the line called ProFIT.  Midway through the challenge I started feeling constipated.  Trust me it was a new experience for me.  Just over two weeks ago I stopped taking my medication to see what would happen.  What happened is that I am back to normal, how I was before the surgery, with normal bowel movements.  I have also lost almost 8 pounds and 22 inches, because of this amazing superfood,.

Now, you tell me how your body can recreate a function that was removed, because I can’t figure it out.  That is how beautiful our bodies are.  This is life changing for me!  I never thought I would ever get off of the medication and have a normal body again.  So what if my stomach has a large crater through it?  When you think about it on the level of renewal and what some call healing, it is beautiful even in the state it is in.

I asked the formulator of the ProFIT if she thought it was possible that this happened because I was taking it.  She said it was the combination of ProFIT and Greens which were part of the Ultimate Makeover.   I love miracles, especially when they happen to me.

This is how my stomach has looked for most of 26 years

I have written about my stomach before in this blog of June 24, 2010, Titled Uncovered, my WEIRD BUT BEAUTIFUL TUMMY   http://myitworksmakeover.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/uncovered-my-weird-but-beautiful-tummy/   It was written after I posted this photo, and was struggling with what people would think:

In light of what has just happened that is a very prophetic thought I had 18 months ago!  Love your body, with all of it’s so called flaws and blemishes, because it is truly a miracle!

Why I love the Ultimate Body Applicator

When I first heard about the Ultimate Body Applicator and how it is a natural toxin release product I knew I had found something special.  The first time I tried it I felt more energy and lighter and  my body was 8 an 1/4 inches smaller after 45 minutes and I was sure it was something special.

The Ultimate Body Applicator is one of my favorite things for detoxifying my body, improving my energy and I love that has helped me lose 30 inches from my body.  When people hear that it can slim the body in 45 minutes, while it detoxifies, they roll their eyes.   I have seen a lot of eye rolling since I started selling it 3 and half years ago. Those are uninformed eyes rolling because there is nothing like it on the market so  if they haven’t tried this product they can’t compare it to something else.

The Ultimate Body Applicator sounds like a vanity product, because it slims down the body but in reality it heals the body, helps reduce stretch marks and cellulite and makes you feel better.  Liposuction and Botox, those are vanity products.  This is a product that improves your health and to me that is much more important than losing inches. Over the past three years I have seen how it has made a difference in people’s health and how they feel about themselves.  That’s not a vanity product, it’s a HOPE product!

Here is how it works.  The Applicator is actually a non-woven fabric patch that is 11×22 inches.  On one side is a botanical solution that was developed to take toxins out of the fat cells, so they can flush out naturally.   I love how easy it is to use.  You open the sealed plastic package, put it on your body where you would like, wrap some Saran wrap around it, and you can do what you want for 45 minutes.  When you are done, remove it and throw it away and it keeps working for 72 hours, even though you have removed it. Simple!

Removing toxins brings out your radiance, restores your energy and just helps you feel better.  And those extra inches, not that they weren’t beautiful the way they were, but they aren’t natural. A toxin free body is a healthy body and healthy is beautiful.  Strive for natural beauty, restore your health and improve your energy!



Fitness! Oh My Gosh am I really working with a Personal Trainer?

First I have to admit that fitness and working out is not in my blood.  It was never part of my life growing up.  I did play softball a few summers but I wasn’t very good so I never got hooked into sports.  I tried out for cheerleading when I was in High School but that didn’t happen either, so most of my life if I did anything physical it was just dabbling and it didn’t last very long.   The idea of working with a trainer would have been a long shot in the past and seeing me in boxing gloves, never!  I actually really enjoy boxing.  Maybe there is a new career emerging!

The way I see getting physically fit connected to natural beauty is deeper than the obvious looking better.  When our body is fit it effects everything from self-esteem to a stronger immune system to easy of movement all of which add to the level of beauty that is shining out of you from the inside.

My personal trainer, Andrea Austin connect with me on LinkedIn, a website where business people connect.  She offered me a free consult and I was in a place where I was interested in exploring it so we set up a consultation.  Andrea has what she calls a boutique studio.  It is in her home on the East side of St. Paul.  You walk in the front door and her living room is transformed into a gym.  Rumor has it so is her lower level, but I haven’t been down there yet.

A bit of background that has led me to decide to work with a personal trainer is in order first.  I have been a distributor with a company called It Works! for three years.  Our product line consists of anti-aging products, nutritional supplements and a product called the Ultimate Body Applicator, which detoxifies and slims the body in as little as 45 minutes.  I have been using a number of our products consistently for the last two years and have seen dramatic changes in my body, including weight and inch loss, increase in stamina and energy and a more youthful look.  All of these changes have led me to the place where I want to get more strength and flexibility.   I prefer to use nutriceuticals instead of pharmaceuticals and want to avoid the diseases that are common in my family such as diabetes and heart disease. My three siblings and my mother have diabetes.  So getting in shape was a logical step and so was Andrea.

Our initial consultation included a workout and I was surprised at how well I did.  I like Andrea’s non-judgmental, encouraging approach. She also believes in small steps.  This is really important to me because I am not a workout jock and I am starting later in life.

It has been two weeks since  we started working together and I have seen dramatic changes in my body already.  I know the combination of being consistent with my workout at home and the It Works! products I take to support me is a winning combination.  I have lost 5 pounds and 6 inches in that short of time and Andrea commented yesterday that she could already see my waistline emerging.  If you go to my link at the top of the blog called “Quintessential Health and Wellness” you will find my comments on the products I am using and how they are supporting my fitness program.  I will be blogging about my fitness journey and posting photos in the weeks and months ahead as I transform my body.