Health and Wellness Thanks to Plexus

Health and Wellness Thanks to Plexus

It was definitely worth the try, and I hope you can say the same
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I've been waiting for something to come along that would give me the energy and motivation to get back into a daily healthy routine. I was down on my luck for so long, and I was about to give up, but then I saw one of my Facebook friends post about this thing called Plexus. I have heard of it before, but I was not interested at first since it reminded me of something I had tried to do before that was similar to another company: ItWorks. I did not want to try Plexus when I heard about it the FIRST time because ItWorks did not work at all for me. However, I figured that since I was seeing it AGAIN that it was some kind of sign. So, I asked more about it. And thus, my journey began!

Everyone who knows me knows that I've been a slave to coffee pretty much my entire life. The know about my love for chocolate, too.When I was younger I ate a bunch of junk food. That's all that was ever available in the house. Health was never really discussed or practiced in our home and I never really cared....until I got into high school. Here is what my life was like before Plexus:

4-6 cups of coffee everyday. A can of Coke Zero whenever I could get my hands on it. Chinese take-out once every two to four weeks, and spending money on what I defined as healthy snacks where I work EVERY time I had a shift (roughly 4 days a week).

When I moved in with my aunt and uncle I started to crack down more on my health. I started going to the gym everyday and eating better. I lost 17 pounds in less than a year!But I still wasn't doing as well as I potentially could, and I never reached my weight/health goals. And when I moved out on my own I had stopped working out because of time management.

I started college, began taking care of my brother, and started to work more (via my current on-site job, + work study AND an online writing job) I thought I would never get back into routine, but then I stumbled upon Plexus.

Today: I am finally back into routine. I have so much more energy, I sleep AWESOME, I no longer crave daily morning coffee or Coke Zero, I stay away from sugary snacks and foods, and I stay full after meals. I don't eat nearly as much as I used to, I have been losing a few needed pounds (and keeping them off)! And overall I just feel so much better.

My body thanks me, my wallet thanks me, and I thank Plexus!

Plexus is a health and wellness company that offers natural, plant-based supplements helping with a range of issues: overall health, weight management, digestive health, pain relief, and more. Originally, Plexus was created for diabetic individuals balance their blood sugar levels, but eventually graduated to helping everyone with all kinds of health issues.

The number one product in the business is Plexus Slim or the "pink drink": a berry flavored drink you mix with water that balances blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and lipids (lipids make up fat). It is a natural way to balance your whole body.

When your body is balanced, it burns the right kind of energy (stored fat), and you naturally become more energetic since your body isn't being depleted of the energy you need; you sleep better, and wake up more refreshed! It also helps individuals to make better food choices and detoxes your body so you have healthy bacteria, and lose weight if you need to! The other products are capsules that work together to help with digestive, pain, and overall health. Some capsules work together with Slim to increase results even better and faster.

I have become a better version of myself since starting Plexus, and I am so happy about it. I am so excited to be apart of this business. I want to help others achieve their health goals as well as mine, so I invite all of the readers of this article to ask me any questions they have, and to come forward if you have any health or financial goals (big or small)! that you want to tackle. If you believe in miracles and/or signs, this is your sign. Come get it!

My philosophy: to be truly happy on the outside, you have to be happy on the inside.

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To All The Nurses In The Making

We tell ourselves that one day it'll all pay off, but will it actually?
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I bet you’re taking a break from studying right now just to read this, aren’t you? Either at the library with friends or in your dorm room. Wherever you may be, you never get the chance to put your books down, at least that’s how it feels to most of us. It sucks feeling like you’ve chosen the hardest major in the world, especially when you see other students barely spending any time studying or doing school work. The exclamation “You’re still here!” is an all too frequent expression from fellow students after recognizing that you’ve spent 10-plus hours in the library. At first it didn’t seem so bad and you told yourself, “This isn’t so difficult, I can handle it,” but fast-forward a few months and you’re questioning if this is really what you want to do with your life.

You can’t keep track of the amount of mental breakdowns you’ve had, how much coffee you’ve consumed, or how many times you’ve called your mom to tell her that you’re dropping out. Nursing is no joke. Half the time it makes you want to go back and change your major, and the other half reminds you why you want to do this, and that is what gets you through it. The thing about being a nursing major is that despite all the difficult exams, labs and overwhelming hours of studying you do, you know that someday you might be the reason someone lives, and you can’t give up on that purpose. We all have our own reasons why we chose nursing -- everyone in your family is a nurse, it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, you’re good at it, or like me, you want to give back to what was given to you. Regardless of what your reasoning is, we all take the same classes, deal with the same professors, and we all have our moments.

I’ve found that groups of students in the same nursing program are like a big family who are unconditionally supportive of each other and offer advice when it’s needed the most. We think that every other college student around us has it so easy, but we know that is not necessarily true. Every major can prove difficult; we’re just a little harder on ourselves. Whenever you feel overwhelmed with your school work and you want to give up, give yourself a minute to imagine where you’ll be in five years -- somewhere in a hospital, taking vitals, and explaining to a patient that everything will be OK. Everything will be worth what we are going through to get to that exact moment.

Remember that the stress and worry about not getting at least a B+ on your anatomy exam is just a small blip of time in our journey; the hours and dedication suck, and it’s those moments that weed us out. Even our advisors tell us that it’s not easy, and they remind us to come up with a back-up plan. Well, I say that if you truly want to be a nurse one day, you must put in your dedication and hard work, study your ass off, stay organized, and you WILL become the nurse you’ve always wanted to be. Don’t let someone discourage you when they relent about how hard nursing is. Take it as motivation to show them that yeah, it is hard, but you know what, I made it through.

With everything you do, give 110 percent and never give up on yourself. If nursing is something that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life, stick with it and remember the lives you will be impacting someday.

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Sorry, Real Life Doesn't Have A "Safe Space" For Your Excuses

Your excuses are invalid. Take responsibility for your actions.

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If I had a penny for every time I heard a college student use a pathetic excuse to get out of something, I would be a millionaire. It seems like every other person I meet these days has zero sense of responsibility in life. They're too sensitive, too unmotivated and just all around lazy. What's up with that?

Something that I don't think a lot of college students realize is that when this is all over, you get thrown out into the real world. You can't email your boss asking for project extensions; they will laugh in your face. You can't use "I have anxiety" as an excuse to get out of doing something. You can't get butthurt every time your boss comes down on your for not doing adequate work. That is life.

Sorry, but real life doesn't have a safe space for you. Your future employer won't baby you and hold your hand every step of the way. You won't be able to call in sick and skip work 3 times a week like you skip class. The real world has expectations and believe it or not, they are WAY more grueling than college.

People will judge you. You will get yelled at by your boss. Hard deadlines will be expected to be met. If you can't deal with it now, good luck to you out there because it only gets harder. I understand that everyone has their own issues in life, but if other people can get past theirs enough to work hard and be successful, your excuse is simply that: an excuse.

Life was never meant to be easy. The whole reason we applied to college was to be challenged and readied for our future careers. I will bet that almost every college student promised themselves they would work harder in college. Giving excuses isn't working harder, it's looking for the easy way out. The easy way might seem better in the short run, but it teaches you nothing and prepares you for nothing. Not to mention, people will get to know you as "that one moron that always has an excuse to not do their work." I don't know about everyone else, but that is the LAST way I would want to be known.

Instead of making an excuse, work harder. Be responsible. Meet deadlines, do your work early, manage your time. It really is simple when you look at it that way. Yeah, life gets stressful. Are you going to be the person who begs for their "safe space" and cries or are you going to get going and do what needs to be done? I know which person I would hire, that's for sure.

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