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Katelyn’s Personal Transformation

I believe that beauty is both and internal and an external affair.  I also believe that we can enhance our external beauty by giving our body proper nutrition and exercise so that it can function at its greatest efficiency and our inner beauty can radiate.  I have written before about how toxins can take your radiance away and how they can also increase the amount of fat you carry around with you.

With that in mind I want to share a little bit about what happened to me when I decided to feed my body what it needed to be at its best.  I added exercise, upgraded my eating to and even better level than it was at and added nutritional supplements to fill in the gaps in what I wasn’t getting from my food.

Here are my beginning and ending:

The first photo was taken a couple of years ago.     The second photo was taken January 26, 2012

Getting from the way I looked in the first photo to how I look now was a process that had fits and starts.  I was committed to becoming the best I could be because I want to live a long, healthy life with a strong, healthy body.


STAGE ONE

It started in 2010 when I began a three month experiment to see what would happen if I used the It Works Ultimate Body Applicator and the Defining Gel and Thermofit on a regular basis.  I lost 30.5 inches from my body but only lost 5 pounds.  Here is how I looked at the beginning and the end of the three months:

This is me in Feb 201o.

I wrote in my blog journal that I looked like a female version of the Michelin Man.  The Ultimate Body Applicator is made so you can put it anywhere on your body. You can cut it in 4 and use it on your chin, you can cut it in half and do your arms, calves and thighs. I have heard of women wrapping their breasts and going down 2 cup sizes so I tried in during my experiment and lost 2.5 inches. That is sure a lot easier, less painful and less expensive than having breast reduction!  I also wrapped my butt and lost 2.5 inches. This thing works any place you put it!

After three months I looked like this:

This was without exercising and just using the three products I mentioned.  I was disappointed that I didn’t lose more weight but I felt better about how I looked and how I felt.

STAGE 2: QUITTING MY 26 YEAR CAREER AND TRANSFORMING MY BODY

In May of 2011 I quit my 26 year career as a psychologist to focus on helping people get healthy. This time I knew I needed to transform from the inside out and release energy from holding space for challenged clinics for 26 years.  If I was going to help others I needed to model what I was talking about and knew that I needed more work on my own body as well as my mind/emotions. I became very introspective for many months as I explored where I wanted to take my journey now that I was free to do what I wanted.  I felt the weight melting away as I left a career that had weighed me down for a long time.

I started wrapping again and continued to take the thermofit and through the summer I worked with a personal trainer for a couple of months.  Exercise has always been a challenge for me because it wasn’t something that was taught to me as a child so it never became part of my daily routine.  Just adding exercise a couple of days a week helped and by the end of November I had lost about 13 pounds.

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

In early November I was asked to be part of The It Works Ultimate Challenge to test a new protein superfood that they were bringing onto the market.  I was one of about 300 who did the challenge.  The challenge ran from mid November to the 2nd week in January which meant that it went through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  We drank a morning shake/smoothie made with Profit protein every morning, exercised and ate in a new way.  We had a package of supplements and a meal replacement bar for a snack that we included in our daily routine.  I didn’t do as well as I would have liked with exercise but I did increase it from what I was doing before.  It was a challenge to go through the holidays and I think if it would have been any other time my results would have been even better!  In two months on the challenge I lost 7.5 pounds ( so my total was 20 pounds smaller than in the first photo) and 21.5 inches.

We gave our bodies a total transformation with the cutting edge nutrition provided in the Ultimate Makeover.  Using the Ultimate Body Applicator to transform the outside and the Ultimate Profit to transform the inside I don’t  see the same person in the mirror and I feel 10 or more years younger.

The results from the challenge for others were also amazing.  The average weight loss was 28 pounds and there were 3 people whose losses where in the high 30 pound range. This challenge was not just about losing weight.  It was about a lifestyle change.  The impact that the proper nutrition and supplements had on our bodies was transformational.  I saw my body change is ways I wasn’t expected as my muscles became more defined, my face began to look younger and my energy and stamina improved.  I would recommend this challenge to anyone who wants to transform their body, get healthier and be more radiant.

I was actually blessed with miracle healing from the ProFIT that you can read about in this Beauty Comes Disquised as something else.    In it you will discover what can happen when you give your body the food and nutrition it requires.

You can learn more about the the products I mentioned and the Ultimate Makeover at Dimensions of Beauty.

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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!