My Vision Board

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sitting next to me on the table as I write this post is my vision board.  For those that don’t know what this is, a vision board is a written and/or pictorial depiction of the goals and dreams a person has for their life.  It is difficult to realize goals if you cannot visualize them.  A vision board gives those ideas and dreams substance.  I take it wherever I go and it is never far from my reach. 

dream a z My Vision BoardWhen I created my vision board I made a conscious effort to not over-think it.  I simply asked myself what was important to me.  After it was done and laminated to preserve it I made a surprising observation.  All of my hopes and dreams are intimately tied in one way or another to my association with Isagenix® International.  It is important to understand that that I am not dependent upon Isagenix® to attain my goals, but it is apparent that based upon the images on the sheet that it has had a significant impact on my life.  There are six different categories represented on my vision board:

  • Physical Fitness—This one is simple.  I want to remain physically fit and healthy because I want to live a long time with a high quality of life.  I want to be there for my kids and even my grand kids.  Isagenix® products to include the Isagenix® Total Health and Wellness Program facilitate and complement my healthy lifestyle.   
  • Healthy/Happy Family—With the knowledge of what Isagenix® has done, is doing, and will continue to do for me in the future, I want the same benefits for my family.  As a result my whole family is using Isagenix products such as theIsagenix® IsaLean® Shake, Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pak and the IsaKids® Essentials.  I feel good that my family is getting some of the best nutrition available.   
  • Isagenix® Success—In regards to both our health and our financial freedom, this dream is being realized every day.  The network marketing opportunities are amazing and are opening doors that were previously closed to us.
  • Summer Homes—We have talked about purchasing a summer home in Wisconsin’s Door County for years.  Isagenix® is bringing us closer to this dream every day. 
  • Vacations—Whether it be the events sponsored by Isagenix® such as Celebration in San Diego this year, orFamily vacation My Vision Board the many trips we take that are paid for by this wonderful business opportunity, Isagenix® has made this dream come true. 
  • Glorify God in All That I DoIsagenix® is the means by which our successes are realized, but it is God that has presented this opportunity to us.  Tamara likes to say that she is “spreading the gospel of Isagenix®” since she believes this is the means by which she can help others.  She sees Isagenix® as her calling, and I am beginning to understand this feeling as I am helping more and more people as well. 

What do you want out of life?  Maybe Isagenix® is the means by which your goals and dreams are realized.  If you would like to find out more about this wonderful company and these amazing products then you can visit our website at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or by calling toll free 1-866-982-DIET (3438).      

What About the Children?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In a Houston Chronicle article from July 2, 2010 it is noted that more than two-thirds of Texas schoolchildrenHouston Chronicle What About the Children? failed the state’s physical fitness test this year.  This situation is probably more common than anyone would like to believe.  This is largely attributed to the fact that kids are not spending enough time exercising.  The common consensus is that children should do some kind of aerobic exercise for at least 60 minutes every day.  Considering the fact that school districts across the country have cut, or are in the process of cutting physical education classes this is getting more difficult for kids.  The onus has fallen on parents to ensure their kids are involved in some kind of physical activity or sport to meet their fitness needs. 

A lack of physical activity is not the only problem faced by children in the United States.  We are just not feeding our kids the way we should.  Here are some disturbing statistics:

  • The average child consumes at least 20 ounces of soda a day.Child Obesity 0 What About the Children?
  • Every year teenagers eat an average of 93 pounds of refined sugar.
  • 80% of high school students eat fewer than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
  • Nearly 1/3 of U.S. Children aged 4 to 19 eat fast food daily.
  • Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980.
  • Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
  • The International Obesity Task force estimates that 22 million of the world’s children under 5 are obese or overweight.

Here are several suggestions to increase the fitness level of the whole family:

  • Involve the kids in meal planning and grocery shopping.  Kids love to have a role in the decision making.family eating together1 What About the Children?
  • Buy organic meats, fruits and vegetables whenever possible to avoid harmful pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics in your food.
  • Eat your meals as a family. 
  • Plan family activities that involve exercise.  Play tennis together or go for a hike. 
  • Keep healthy snacks in your pantry like fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, low-fat cheese, and fresh, purified water.  We are going through several cases of water a week and our kids have become accustomed to drinking it throughout the day.

There are some Isagenix products that are not appropriate for consumption by young children such as the Isagenix Ionix Supreme®, but there are many products that are safe and healthy for the whole family:

  • C-Lyte®—Advanced Vitamin C Protection
  • IsaOmega Supreme®—Supports heart health and brain development.
  • IsaCrunch®—Greater mental focus and clarity
  • Want More Energy?—High in B vitamins and minerals.  A natural electrolyte replacement. 
  • IsaPro®—Supports lean muscle mass.
  • IsaKids Essentials®—16 essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Isafruits®—More than 30 fruits in one serving.
  • Slim Cakes®—Supports digestive health. 
  • Isamune®—Immune system enhancer.
  • Isagenix Greens®—High in antioxidants, phytonutrients, Vitamin E and three sources of Vitamin C.
  • Mars & Venus Super Minerals®—Calms mood, increases focus and clarity and supports brain health.
  • IsaWater®—Alkalizes water making it key for good health.
  • IsaLean Shake®—Superior amino acids, proprietary blend of Ionic Alfalfa and exclusive source of whey and casein protein. 
  • IsaLean Bars®—Premium undenatured whey protein which translates to complete nutrition for adults and kids.    

Inspiration!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Man Leonardo da Vinci Inspiration!I was reviewing my Facebook page today and realized that one of my community pages is called “Inspiration”.  Everyone that knows me well knows that my family is the primary inspiration in my life.  Other than God it is what drives my engine and shapes most of my decisions.  One of those daily decisions involves taking care of my body.  I want to be around for a very long time to enjoy my kids and my grand-kids (…and maybe my great grand-kids). 

Every single day I wake up, I take my Isagenix® supplements, I take aIsalean Shake Inspiration! shot of Isagenix Ionix Supreme®, and I drink one of my Isagenix Isa-Lean Shakes®.  Vanilla is my favorite because I think it tastes like a McDonald’s® milk shake.  My wife prefers the chocolate because she said it tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty®.  I like the chocolate, but I like to throw a little peanut butter in it…it tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup®.  My wife likes the chocolate whipped into a mocha shake with a teaspoon of Instant coffee and a tablespoon of the Isagenix IsaCrunch®. 

The best part of my morning ritual is that my 13 year old daughter is now enjoying the Isagenix Isa-Lean Shakes® with me.  She has her IsaKids® Essentials chewable vitamins and her shake every morning.  Since we both get up at the same time, it is an opportunity for us to talk about the coming day.  Every morning my daughter emerges from her bedroom and says “can you start my shake?”  It is exciting and gratifying that my daughter is starting at an early age to take care of herself.  My family has become a perpetual motion machine where we constantly motivate each other to success in all things. 

michelle 370x278 Inspiration!As a result, I was very disappointed to read an article today about the First Lady Michelle Obama’s proposal to limit food advertisers.  Not that I like the fact that companies constantly bombard my kids with commercials about sugar coated cereals and candy, rather I am disheartened that we as a nation are incapable of resisting these ads.  By suggesting we need to limit a company’s access to us, we are admitting that we are incapable of making the right decisions for ourselves and our families and that we are too weak to resist all the junk food out there.  I would like to think that my family is proving the First Lady wrong every day. 

Here is my challenge to you.  Get inspired!!  Resist all the additives, preservatives and chemicals that are present in our sodas, cereal boxes and processed foods.  Don’t depend on others to tell you what is right for your family.  Find yourself an alternative which leads to a healthy life for yourself and your family.  For my family that alternative is Isagenix® with its amazing products and paks like the Isagenix Total Health and Wellness System®.  If you won’t make this commitment for yourself then do it for your family’s future!