When I was 20 I started having trouble with my skin. Terrible acne! My parents were splitting up at the time and I chalked it up to stress. On top of it, I was broke. I was making $8 an hour and living on my own, but I was funneling money into fixing my skin. I tried every fad on the market, I went to dermatologists, I tried Retin-A, plus every homeopathic remedy people recommended including accupuncture and flower essences. Nothing worked but that didn't stop me from trying! In face, my skin didn't get better until my nutrition got better.
We have been marketed into believing that we need a miracle cure but the truth is when we give our bodies the nutrients they need to function properly, most of those symptoms disappear.
The average women spends per year:
$215 on cosmetics
$680 on hair products/services
$800 a weigthloss products ( including diet foods and beverages)
And 17 years of her life dieting.
My inbox is full of messages from women reaching out asking for my help that never take the step because they don't see the value or importance of investing in themselves. They don't see that they are like a hamster on a wheel always chasing the same things and pouring money into things that can't solve the problem. I understand because I was there! I didn't understand that it wasn't what I put on my body that would make a difference, it was what I was putting IN that needed to change!
More upsetting to me than the money wasted is the years spent punishing themselves. 17 years of a life DIETING! That's 17 years feeling shamed into losing weight, only to regain it. That is no way to live!
I am so passionate about this because I have seen the freedom that developing a healthy lifestyle brings. It doesn't mean that you never indulge or enjoy your favorite treats, its about living a life of moderation. Understanding how to be care for your body in a way that gives you an amazing quality of life without shame, fear, and illness. For years, I "managed" my weight through calorie counting and that included redbull and peanut butter crackers for breakfast! I was headed toward diabetes but I was 116 pounds! Our culture told me I was healthy because I was thin, but my skin was screaming at me to wake up and care for my body.
My husband will tell you, I fought paying the price of a challenge pack, but in the following year I made up for it in the cost of make-up alone! Not to mention the $60 a month I was spending on redbull or the $50 a month I spent eating fast food.
When I started caring for my body, I became healthy from the inside out. My shame went away, my skin cleared up, my hair became healthy and shiny and I stopped funneling money into symptoms.
The average women is spending $141 a month chasing the APPEARANCE of a healthy body. For a one time( not to mention refundable) purchase around the same amount you can get the skills to actually HAVE a healthy body and trim down that monthly cost drastically! And more important to me than all that money wasted is the years spent feeling less than and miserable. Don't live your life feeling unhappy and punishing yourself into your skinny jeans! Work out 30 minutes a day with some of best trainers in the world, come learn what your body needs from you with meal plans put together by nutritionists, and surround yourself with other women that are walking this out and learning to have grace for themselves!
Everyday, women in our group tell me things like they are sleeping better, they stopped having bathroom trouble, their skin cleared up, their hair is growing out healthy, they stopped having migraines, they started their periods again, they were able to get off meds, and the list goes on! Instead of looking at symptoms as the problem, we need to look at how we are treating our bodies. It only takes three weeks to start seeing major changes. Join us for a round and see for yourself!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.