My Journey……we half way there

Ever heard the saying, ” it’s not a sprint it’s a marathon”?  Well let me tell you I am half way through the marathon and I can hear the crowd at the finish line I just can’t see it yet.

I wore a new outfit today and it is pictured below.  Let me tell you 2 yrs and 53lbs ago I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.  Form fitted and barely covering my tushy……NO Thank YOU!  But today I felt amazing, beautiful, proud, determined and so many more adjectives but you get the idea.  

When I started the journey August of 2015 I had no idea what was about to happen but what did I have to lose but weight!  I am forever grateful for my friend Kristy for introducing me to the products and for Logan Stout having the business mind to put this on the market that he did, Direct sales.  My #1 mission from day 1 has been to get healthier, show people there are better options, and make money IN THAT ORDER.  I give my discount away all the time and when I do I do not make one red $.01.  I am OK with that because I just want people to be able to change their health for the better.  Don’t get me wrong the money is great and it allows us to do things normally we would have to save for and give up other stuff to have it.  For example we have a debit card that our commissions go onto each Tuesday.  I have let that card sit except for maybe 4 times since December and we are using it for our Vegas vacation for Food & Beverages.  If you have been to Vegas it ain’t cheap anymore but thanks to helping people get healthy and the lack of me not needing every sweet treat on the shelf we have it covered for 5 days and 4 nights.  I love whipping out my paycard with my cute little blue man on it.

If you are looking for an alternative to a healthier you or a spot you can earn residual income and have the extras in life, or maybe retire from your FT job then let me know.  I am building a team of go getters that are ready to change the face of health & wellness one person at a time.  There will be a HUGE announcement coming out of IDLife in 2 weeks so stay tuned.  It is about to ROCK the Direct Sales industry and Health & Wellness!collage of journey.jpg

M.I.A

I know I have been MIA and I apologize for that.  It has been a crazy couple weeks and I just wanted to take a minute and check in here.

Coming off the holidays I was determined to get back in the gym and start making it happen again.  I have been pretty good there and even eating better.  Salads for lunch, more chicken and fish for dinners.  Less sodas each week, and I haven’t really wanted candy too much or chips so that has helped.  Been going to the gym at least 3 days a week sometimes i make it 4-5 but I am happy with 3 for now.  I alternate the days of weights/HIIT training and cardio.  I am starting to see some what I think might be abs but not sure since I have never had them before.  Believe me the pony keg is still under here so no 6 pack yet!  But I do see some fit of clothing differences while the scale sits back and laughs at me not moving at all.  I don’t care about the scale to be honest, I know it will move once i build some muscle.  The previous 40lbs was easy fat loss since there was so much of it.  Now I am in what I like to call “time to do work” phase of my journey.  I am all for the work trust and believe I have come to far to stop or return now.  As one of my fellow group members on FB stated, ” I have released the fat”  When you lose it, that is saying it can be found again.  Well it can be found but not by me!!!

I went to Dallas last weekend for a Leadership weekend for IDLife and it was beyond amazing!  To be surrounded by so many amazing people that have either lost a bunch of weight and became associates to help others, true business people that are making a sizable income doing this FT, or the core leadership staff at our corporate office that wanted to hear what we had to say to make improvements for field operations as well as the customer experience.  The highlight is always to listen to our CEO and founder Logan Stout.  I seriously have heard him speak live and on line more than a couple dozen times and it NEVER GETS OLD!  He inspires you when you thought you were already inspired.

But hanging out with members of our team for a couple of days is beyond words.  We are all over the US – Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and the other associates we talk to all the time as well.  It is like a family reunion when we come together and thanks to Social Media we stay in each others lives no matter what!

But I am back and ready to rock!  What have you been up too? Anything fun and exciting going on in your world?  comment below and let me know where ya from and whats happening!

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Product Spotlight – Hydrate

What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear Hydrate?  Water right?  We all know plain old water can get boring and then people lose interest even after they add lemons, apples, cucumbers, and whatever else they can throw in the H2O to make it taste good that begins indulging in the sugary drinks and high caffeine that just depletes your body further into dehydration.

What if there was a product that did not contain sugar, made from coconut water, had magnesium, packed with vitamins, replaces electrolytes and wait for it……… tastes amazing!?   I know you probably love to grab the gatorade from the store on the way to sports or right after because your kids love the taste.  But have you looked at the content of the sugars?  Why would you pump your child that is dehydrated from sports activity or from being sick full of a sugary drink?  Oh I know, marketing says its good for you, replaces electrolytes, famous sports stars drink it so it must be good for you, WRONG!!!!!!!!

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Does this alarm you?  Yes that is Vitamin Water and Gatorade mixed in with the sodas and monster drinks.  But what you thought was good for you and your kids is not really that much better than a soda.

Hydrate is so delish I can’t stop drinking it.  I used to send the Capri waters to school with my daughter but now we take the mini waters and make up 2 bottles to one packet of Hydrate. I know she is at school ingesting quality hydration products to help her through her day, 4th grade is hard ya know?

The best thing you can do for your body each day is to drink 8 oz of water before you get out of bed.  Now if you like me you wake up having to run to the bathroom.  Ok so put the water by the toilet and drink it after you wash your hands.  This should go down before any sort of caffeine laced drink touches your lips.  You might be surprised that you don’t want it or maybe not as soon as normal.

IDLife Hydrate can be your go to, grab and go hydration replacement starting NOW!  Comes in 3 amazing flavors, Mango Passion, Fruit Punch and the brand new Grape!

Place your order for Hydrate on Scheduled Delivery by Feb 15th and get 30% off your second months order.

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Invest in your future and your health

What if I told you that I had an opportunity that would improve your health and make you money all at the same time?  I know you are skeptical and rightfully so these days.  There are so many work from home scams, and pyramid schemes out there that have taken people for millions of dollars over the last 40 yrs.  This Opportunity is NO BS!

The opportunity is very simple;

  • health and wellness company that is using the best ingredients on the market today.
  • customized, free, HIPAA compliant health assessment that tells you exactly what your body is missing and being deprived of based on medical history and medications you are taking.  ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
  • Be a product of the product and people will entrust what you say.  When they see your results they won’t want to miss out either.
  • 4 levels to get started something for every budget and business level
  • opportunity to earn $100 after signing up immediately
  • opportunity to earn $1000 in 60 days
  • opportunity to earn incentive trips yearly
  • Sales commissions paid weekly, Monthly for team commissions.
  • 30% lifetime discount – no annual fees, no quotas, no monthly minimum purchases required (except to obtain team commissions)
  • Ground Floor Opportunity with a company like no other in the industry
  • NO paid endorsers, everyone associated with us has invested in one way or another to be a part of this revolutionary company.
  • Partners with American Heart Association, Diabetes Association, M.D. Anderson Center, Whole Foods
  • Ready to join the movement?

From Feb 2-10 2017 I will be accepting new team members that are ready to rock n roll, get healthy, and start making residual income along the way.  I have a special offer for you so please reach out to me via email tanyaking2015@gmail.com for details. Let me put it this way, you could join the business for $0.00 if you are ready!

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Product Spotlight -Protein Bars

Today they arrived!!!!!!! After the Anticipation since late Fall when IDLife announced the new protein bars were coming and all the amazing benefits they each had I was waiting for the day to hear we could order them.  That day arrived about 2 weeks ago and I ordered them as soon as Corp announced they were in stock along with 100’s of other associates.  These bars are something we all search for to find that doesn’t have an after taste, affordable, Organic, Natural, Gluten-Free and no added sugars. I mean we try to eat healthy but those darn drive thru’s just suck your car right off the road sometimes, don’t they?    We search for that item that we can throw in our purse, backpack, a diaper bag or a briefcase for on the go nutrition when you are running from here to there. Well today my family and I found it!!!!!!!

Here are my thoughts below along with some co workers thoughts and my family!

Protein bar – Chocolate and Peanut Butter Flavor. They have a good texture and are not overly peanut buttery which I enjoyed.  The Chocolate was also subtle but helped curb a craving if needed. The bar had a very natural appearance and you could tell it didn’t contain any preservatives and added sugars.  This bar was the favorite amongst my 2 co workers and family.  It contains 20g of protein which is awesome for after workouts or for a grab and go snack!

Snack bar – Chocolate and Almond flavor.  This was my Favorite bar because it gave me the sweet, nutty and salty factor that I crave when watching calories.  Using nuts as a snack all the time can get boring and this will allow me to get a subtle chocolate flavor with the nuts to cut the crave.  This bar contains 10g of protein.  Don’t get me wrong this is not a replacement for Snickers or Hershey’s Almond bar but it will work for sure when looking for the natural alternative. Second favorite amongst co workers and family.  Good news is this bar was my favorite so no fighting for it 🙂

Kids bar – Chocolate and Mixed Berry.  This bar has the super sweet berry factor which kids will love.  My daughter liked it as it was her first bar, I was surprised since she doesn’t eat berries like I do.  It for sure had the sweet and tart factor  mixed for a refreshing change on protein bars.  My Co workers weren’t as fond of it, same for my husband.  I have to agree this is a bar that will appeal to the kids because they will swear you let them have something “bad” for them.  Meanwhile you will sit back and smile knowing they are getting an amazing source of protein, 10g to be exact, no added sugars, all natural and organic.  One of the best things about this bar is- Your kids can take them to school, they are NUT FREE!!

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I highly encourage you to get your orders placed today!

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Product Spotlight – SLEEP

Sleep, we have a love hate relationship with it.  We want to get good sleep however in the busy lifestyles of most of us today we don’t always achieve this goal.  We have kids, animals, snoring spouses and overall anxiety on life to worry about, so who has time to sleep?

The flip side is those that have struggled with quality sleep have turned to pharmaceuticals or over the counter sleep aides.  Overtime you become immune to those sleep aides and they lose their effectiveness.  Now you are back to square one, little sleep and no solution.

IDLife has introduced a Tri Phasic Sleep Strip to help you go to lullaby land quickly and efficiently.  This minty sleep strip will take you to the 3 phases of sleep to give you the quality sleep you need.  This video from one of are amazing Sci Med board members will give an awesome explanation.  Take a 1:49 minutes to learn more.

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So if you are looking for quality sleep at an affordable price then look no further!  As a side note you will not only wake up feeling refreshed but have amazing breath since the strip is a minty flavor!!!!   Order yours today at https://360KingIDX.idlife.com

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My Wins for the week!

Well this was a serious week of getting back in routine for me and the family.  I am working towards a goal by January 31st and I am a week behind so I had to kick it up a notch.  How many of you feel like you are always running behind either at work, home, your business, with friends etc?  How do you get back on track?

Well here is how I got on track this week………… One day at a time!  If I didn’t eat like I wished I had or drink enough water I just told myself tomorrow is a new day.

I took Monday as a day to start since we were off that day and I had more time to prepare.  I did some meal prepping and got things done around the house. No gym and not 100% clean eating.  We had donuts from our favorite local place and got there when they were WARM!  OMG. I honestly cannot remember what I made for lunch or dinner this day. Must have been super bad….lol

I told myself I have to go to the gym no less than 4 times a week. I had 2 work lunches this week and I had to refrain from indulging and kept it clean as possible.

Tuesday I hit the gym at 6am to get my first workout for the week in.  Fasting Cardio is what I am striving for at least 2 times a week in the morning to burn more fat in my trouble areas.  Lunch was a salad pretty boring but it filled me up.  Dinner was the Spinach/spaghetti squash recipe and it got 3 thumbs up.  Here is the recipe for you to try too, https://www.bigoven.com/recipe/spaghetti-squash-with-bacon-spinach-and-goat-cheese/1475772

Wednesday’s lunch was at a Brazilian steak house so it was lots of protein and I kept the carbs to a minimum.  Also had a nice big salad too.  I was so full that I was unable to eat dinner that evening.  I hate skipping meals but I just couldn’t do it.  I had made a cowboy casserole in the crockpot and the family was taken care of, try it and let me know what you think.  http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/08/cheesy-crockpot-cowboy-casserole.html

Thursday’s lunch I chose salmon, sweet potato, and a salad.  Dinner I was hitting the gym but first dinner for the family.  Lucky for me they love leftovers so that is what they had.  I hit the gym and did a workout that included 20 squats, 20 lunges, 10 push ups, 20 one leg quad raises, and my favorite (NOT) 10 mountain climbers.  You do as many sets as possible in 20 mins.  I hit 4 sets!  Not bad for first real week back at it.  I had to get in 15 mins of cardio just to stretch it out.

Friday – YES WE MADE IT.  I hit the gym at 6am cause I had a hot date and no gym time after work.  I chose to do 30 mins of interval training on the treadmill. every 2 mins it changes from 0 incline and 3.1 speed to 3 incline and 3.9 speed.  I had made a salad from home for lunch because dinner was going to be all you can eat crab legs!  yes they were so good and not bad on the calorie intake either.  Had a nice salad as well.

Saturday I did laundry, cleaned up the house a bit, took a short nap and then hit the gym for another round of Thursday’s exercises with some upper arms 40 seconds each of free weights laying down and doing bench press motion, then butterfly, over head to chest, then fast push ups and crunches.  Made beef stir fry and rice for dinner and ate that after my workout.

Today hubby and I went to the gym together for 30 mins of interval cardio on the treadmill while he ran on the treadmill.  I am not going to lie I came home and made eggs with cheese, bacon, and biscuits and gravy.  I had one biscuit, about 1/4 cup gravy, 2 eggs and 3 strips of bacon. I deserved it and enjoyed every bite.  For dinner I made Parmesan chicken breasts with sweet potato chips.  I lightly oil the breasts salt and pepper both sides and then top with fresh parm.  Sweet potato chips i slice thin, melt 1 tbsp unsalted real butter and mix cinnamon in with it and drizzle in a bowl, stir them around to make sure all are coated and then lay on cookie sheet.  I sprinkle slightly brown sugar and cinnamon and bake both for about 35 mins.on 400.  Side salad and its healthy yummy dinner with leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!

Breakfast’s this week were an IDLife meal replacement shake with frozen fruit. Snacks were apples, celery, peanut butter, nuts. Also mid afternoon when the cravings would hit I would mix up either IDLife mixed berry energy or Grape Hydrate to curb that sweet tooth.  Let’s not forget the water, WOW each day was 100+ oz but 2.  Lets not forget my Customized nutrition from IDLife as well each morning and night, giving me just what my body needs.  I feel amazing this week and I wasn’t going to do it but i did anyway, I jumped on the scale this week and I am down another 3 lbs!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know what’s going on in your healthy world.  Share a recipe with me in the comments below.  I am super stoked I also got an Insta Pot this week and can’t wait to start exploring meals with it.  If you have one let me know what is yummy in your pot!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to hit follow to stay updated on my blogs, we are just getting started.