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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.


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.


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.


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.

Ways to enhance beauty inside and out

Our Natural Beauty is what we are born with.  It can get covered up in many ways as we go through life.  Some of that is beyond our control but much of it we can do something about.  Here are some things we can do for our Inside Beauty and our Outside beauty to maintain the natural beauty we were born with.


One way to enhance your natural beauty is to give your body good food.  When we eat healthy foods we look healthy, radiant and alive.  Our food sources have become devoid of nutrition over the years through processing and food additives.  Much of what is sold as food isn’t even food anymore because it has been processed so much.  It is sobering to think that the life expectancy of the current generation is less than ours because of the food they are being fed.  If you are eating and serving processed foods you are doing a disservice to your body.  It is important to learn what foods are good and what to avoid. Fresh is best.  If you can eat organic that is even better because you are assured that there are no additives and if you can eat raw food that is even better.  Eating raw foods is the most alive food you can get.  Throw the microwave out and stay away from the processed food isle and get a good whole foods cookbook and you are taking steps to enhance your health and your beauty.

It is important to learn which supplements to take daily to support a healthy body, healthy skin, energy and vitality. We do need to supplement our foods because our soils have been depleted of important minerals for our bodies.   Did you know that all multivitamins are not created equal? First of all your vitamin needs to be bio-available so that it is absorbed by the body.  It also needs to break down quickly. I have done a test with the multivitamin that I take and multivitamins from stores like Walgreens. I put both vitamins in water to see what happens because this is what will happen in your stomach.   My vitamin breaks down in water very quickly and the other vitamin sits there in its original form.  Many multivitamins on the market stay the way they were when you swallowed it and pass through your system without breaking down and you get very little value from it.  Click here for the multiple vitamin that I take every day and a video that tells you why:

It is also important to detoxify your body inside and out. I have written about this subject before and here are some simple things you can do to detoxify.  Toxins in your body rob you of your energy, radiance and vitality, the ingredients that are our true beauty.   One easy way to do that is to take greens.  Greens are a powered form of green fruits, vegetables and herbs that you can purchase at the coop or Whole Foods store that you can put in water or juice and drink.  This will help your body released toxins stored in the organs and also keep it alkaline so that you can avoid getting sick.  Disease can’t live in a properly alkalized body.   I take greens every day and I choose Greens from It Works because they taste great and contain 8 servings of fruits and vegetables, but any green product you choose will help.  If you detoxify your body you will optimize your well-being and your beauty will shine.


Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body and it mirrors your inner well-being. Our skin is a living, breathing part of our bodies. Not only does it performs many vital functions including protection from toxins in the environment, sensation, heat regulation, evaporation control, storage and synthesis, and absorption of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide and water resistance and in many ways, helping us define who we are.

By nourishing skin on the outside, we are also protecting our insides. Skin topography is the most important indicator of a person’s age. The quality of skin is one of the first physical factors we notice upon meeting someone. Following a healthy skin care regime can take years off a person by slowing down the natural signs of aging. Cultivating healthy and vibrant skin immediately increases a person’s natural beauty as well.

Every day our skin is exposed to a number of environmental toxins. Factors like UV light , smog and smoke trigger a cascade of free- radical activity in the cells. Over time this can lead to dehydration, wrinkling and sun damage all of which take away from it’s natural beauty. Several factors contribute to this appearance, such as adequate nourishment, hydration, sleep, exercise, cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection. The best cosmetics actually improve the health of your skin by protecting and nourishing healthy skin cells.

One of the best and easiest detoxification system I know is the one I use on a regular basis.  The Ultimate Body Applicator was created as a detoxification product to release toxins from the fat cells where they become encapsulated.  This is such an easy product to use and you won’t experience the typical side effects you get with other detox systems.  Not only does it detoxify but it hydrates, tightens, tones and firms the skin so it has a slimming effect too.

The cosmetics and lotions you apply to your skin are absorbed into the body just as the foods and drinks you consume. Many cosmetics and skin care products have harmful ingredients that you skin is going to drink in so you want to be careful what you use. Healthy skin supplements can be found in the form of vitamins from a health food store or from natural food sources containing skin protecting antioxidants.

One simple yet vital step you can take to support your skin is to drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin and offset the lack of humidity. Alcohol, coffee and tea dehydrate the body and soda is not only hard on your skin but your entire body.  If you really don’t like the taste of water, add lemon or lime juice, or eat more foods with a high water content.

Another simple thing you can add is coconut oil which is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an effective moisturizer when applied directly to the skin. Food-based facial masks can be nourishing. Avocado mashed with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of flax seed oil softens the skin. A mask of lemon juice and rosewater or a paste of ground mint leaves may have some lightening effect on darkened, sun-damaged skin. Rinse each mask application with warm water after 15 minutes.

Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week and your face as needed to remove dead, flaky skin.  This can be done with a dry brush before you enter the shower so the dead skin is washed away.  I like to do it everyday to keep my skin healthy and help move toxins.

There are many great skin care products on the market.  Follow this link to learn about the ones I use;  My Skincare.

These are just a few things that you can do to enhance your beauty inside and outside your body.

Here is a great article about the mind-body connection of the skin: http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/051114/14skin.htm

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!

The First Month of My Fitness Journey

Believe it or not this is my first time on a treadmill!!

I started working out with my personal trainer, Andrea Austin, on August 16th so it has been a month.  She is so impressed with my progress so far and so am I!

Yesterday I walked on the treadmill for the first  time.  Not the first time this month but the first time in my life.  I have gone  through periods in my life where I was working out but I never used the treadmill.  Like I have said before fitness hasn’t been a consistent part of my life.  Though I was a treadmill virgin, I acclimated very quickly and could have done it a lot longer than I did yesterday. I love how the sun is shining through the window over my shoulder.

Yesterday was also the first time I worked with the Pilates Reformer.  That was fun and I also did very well on that and could have done a few of the moves longer, but we are working on small steps for lasting results.

We also added weight machines to my workout so I spent time on that.  My total workout was about 30 minutes and was a total body workout.  A couple of routines were a bit harder because of old injuries in my neck and shoulder but I believe those things are going to resolve as a result of the work I am doing.

I did much better with food this week because we let go of the structure.   Structure around food just sends me into a tailspin.  I can be conscientious about my eating without having a strict routine.  I was able to maintain my weight loss, which wasn’t true last week.

Last week I believe the negative self talk when I over did, added pounds to my body.  I believe that thoughts become things and when I was telling myself I would gain weight because I wasn’t following the plan, I DID! If we tell ourselves we are fat our mind has to find a way for our body to make that so.  Our mind doesn’t know what is true it just believes what we say.

I did an experiment many years ago where I picked the weight I wanted to be and told my self that I weighed that amount.  At the time it was 135 pounds.  Whenever a thought came into my head about my weight I replaced it with “I weigh 135 pounds”.  Within a few months I lost 15 pounds doing nothing more than saying that phrase.

One of the things I have been impressed with about my new fitness program is my stamina.  I don’t feel tired or sore  after working out, even though I am doing things that have not been a part of my routine.  I believe that a product that I am taking is making a big difference.  It is called The New You , which was created to stimulate the pituitary gland so it secretes its own natural human growth hormone.  One of the impacts of this is that it enhances exercise endurance and helps build lean muscle mass.  I have been taking this product for over 2 years and I noticed a difference in my stamina before I started this fitness program.  I know it is helping me now in transforming my body.

Have you ever started a new routine after a long time?  What was the experience like for you?

Toxins in Our Body Rob us of Our Radiance!

Toxins build up in our body and rob us of our beauty, our health and our radiance.  Remove the toxins and you are on your way to bringing back the natural, healthy you.

I never realized this until I started focusing on detoxifying the body. Difficulty losing weight is a sign that there are toxic waste sites in the body, usually the fat cells. The body stores toxins in fatty tissue to protect the body from more severe damage that might be caused if they were stored in the organs. This is the good news. The bad news is that fat stored toxins still create substantial damage and contribute to unhealthy conditions such as cellulite, stress to the immune system and weight gain.

Each fat cell is approximately 0.6 micrograms, but may be smaller or larger.  The maximum holding capacity of a cell is three times that amount.  The average person has between 50 billion to 200 billion fat cells inside the body.  This number is determined by genetics, eating habits of our mother during pregnancy, childhood feeding, environment, and our personal habits.  We have fat cells in the layers of our skin, inside and around muscles and around our organs, such as liver and kidneys.  Once encapsulated in the fat cell, toxins are hard to get rid of.

Natural Ways to Detoxify your Body
The following are a few natural ways to detoxify your body naturally. They will eliminate internal toxins, such as those stored in the organs,  but the ones stored in the fat cell are harder to release:

  • Juice fasting – Juicing has been proposed as one of the best ways for detoxification. This fasting enhances consumption of raw fruits and vegetables without leading to digestive problems, which can be one of the problems caused by uncooked high fiber foods.
  • Unprocessed foods – Unprocessed foods should be taken such as fresh vegetables, fruits, brown rice and fish. Healthy foods flush out harmful toxins from the body and restore energy levels.   Additives in processed foods are very toxic and harmful to the body.
  • Water – Drinking plenty of water everyday flushes out accumulated toxins from the body and boosts up the metabolism process in the body. Our body loses water during night time, so a good habit to develop is to drink a large glass of water in the morning.
  • Green tea – Green tea is a great detoxifying agent. You should take green tea instead of tea, coffee and other beverages. Consuming green tea helps detoxify and cleanse the body. Green tea helps balance the acids and bases in the body and helps rejuvenate you when you feel tired.  If you are trying to lose weight, green tea can help.
  • Exercise – Moderate exercise helps stimulate the lymphatic system of the body and helps release toxins through sweat. Workout helps burn the fat cells, which are the sites of toxins storage. 45 minutes of exercise daily can do wonders apart from balancing the body weight as well as flushing out toxins from the body.
  • Massage – Massaging helps the body to improve blood circulation and removes toxins from the body. It helps get the lymph system, which doesn’t have it’s own pump, moving. It also helps tighten the loosened muscles and also helps resolve chronic problems.
  • Green Food– green powders added to juice or water are a great way to not only alkalyze the body but also do a easy, internal cleanse.  I like to add my to coconut water which has it’s only added benefits.  I have tried several green products and I like this one the best.  It is the best taste and the best value.  I use it everyday for a continues cleanse of my body.   Greens
  • Sleep – Toxins are eliminated and tissues get repaired while sleeping.
  • Meditation – Meditation helps clear the mind of negative thoughts. You will face a marked change in your body when you meditate only for 15 to 30 minutes a day. Your body recovers quickly from various stress related illnesses and it also helps reduce anger, stress and negative thoughts.
  • One of the best methods to detoxify your skin is to dry brush your body before bath. This method helps remove the dead cells of the skin and toxins. It also helps to reveal beautiful skin and lose weight.
  • Apple cider vinegar can be added to food or can also be added to water. This helps detoxify the liver and also helps in weight loss.  Here is a website that has a lot of information about using apple cider vinegar:  Mrs. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • The Ultimate Body Applicator-this is an botanically based detoxifying patch that is placed on the body to remove toxins from the fat cells.  The formula is designed to permeate the cells and release the toxins into the lymphatic system where they can flush out naturally.  This product will enhance the work of a massage by taking the detoxification to a deeper level.  It also works alone to remove the toxins and tighten and tone the skin.  It results in a natural inch loss so you get a double benefit from this product.

You can choose any one of these options or a combination of them and begin to clean the toxins from your body.   Watch what happens to your body, your energy and how you look.