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

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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An Open Letter To The Girl Trying To Get Healthy Again

"I see you eating whatever you want and not exercising" - Pants

Dear girl trying to get back in shape,

I know it's hard. I know the hardest thing you may do all day is walk into the gym. I know how easy it is to want to give up and go eat Chicken McNuggets, but don't do it. I know it feels like you work so hard and get no where. I know how frustrating it is to see that person across the table from you eat a Big Mac every day while you eat your carrots and still be half of your size. I know that awful feeling where you don't want to go to the gym because you know how out of shape you are. Trust me, I know.

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The important thing is you are doing something about it. I'm sure you get mad at yourself for letting your body get this out of shape, but life happens. You have made a huge accomplishment by not having a soda in over a month, and those small changes are huge. I understand how hard it is, I understand how frustrating it is to not see results and I understand why you want to give up. Being healthy and fit takes so much time. As much as I wish you could wake up the day after a good workout with the 6 pack of your dreams, that just isn't the reality. If being healthy was easy, everyone would do it, and it wouldn't feel so good when you got there.

Remember how last January your resolution was to get back in the gym and get healthy again? Think about how incredible you would look right now if you would have stuck with it. The great thing is that you can start any time, and you can prove yourself wrong.

Tired of starting over? Then don't give up.

You are only as strong as your mind. You will get there one day. Just be patient and keep working.

Nothing worth having comes easy. If you want abs more than anything, and one day you woke up with them, it wouldn't be nearly as satisfying as watching your body get stronger.

Mental toughness is half the battle. If you think you are strong, and believe you are strong, you will be strong. Soon, when you look back on the struggle and these hard days, you will be so thankful you didn't give up.

Don't forget that weight is just a number. What is really important is how you feel, and that you like how you look. But girl, shout out to you for working on loving your body, because that shit is hard.

To the girl trying to get healthy again, I am so proud of you. It won't be easy, it will take time. But keep working out, eating right, and just be patient. You will be amazed with what your body is capable of doing.

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Not Having A Smartphone Actually Makes Me Happier

Or how to survive the 21st century without a permanent Internet connection.

According to my findings, it is commonly expected that you exchange Snapchat profiles and Instagram feeds with people you first meet before further engaging in bonding activities. Hence, when I tell them that I do not have a smartphone, I’m always amazed at the way their eyebrows climb towards their forehead to express the utmost bewilderment.

I chuckle as their mouth slowly opens to form a round hole from which the following words flow: “How do you survive?” I usually respond that I’m doing pretty well, apart from the occasional back pain or the tiredness induced by my daily activities. What I’m truly wondering is how I survived before, when I did have a smartphone.

I remember the constant noise, the visual stimulus popping on my screen, every minute of every hour of every day – notifications from a multitude of people I barely knew, as a thousand trumpet players preventing me from thinking straight, gigantic blinders blocking my view.

I remember the vicious strategy implemented for me to waste as much time as possible, eyes bound to the glass rectangle, deaf to the world around me – feeding off my love for things to capture me inside a virtual cage.

Covered by the false purpose of connecting people, the hellish device wanted nothing less than the death of my capacity to enjoy the moment.

Who needs to be available at all times, his brain constantly exposed to mainly irrelevant information and useless content? Is it a life to be permanently chained to others, unable to escape from requests for attention? Does it matter to you this much?

Now that I’m out of there, looking back gives me the chills. When I walk in the world and I see all those still trapped in their virtual cage, I wish to scream at them, shake their arms, throw their $999 device far away and watch it burn as a weight is being lifted off their shoulders.

Living without a connected smartphone is completely doable. I have a functioning iPhone 4s, no data plan, and four apps installed: Messenger, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Spotify – hard to survive without music, I’ll give you that. As long as I don’t have a Wi-Fi nearby, I’m off the grid. I also carry a “phone” with me in case of emergency – one of these old black brick with a week-long battery capacity.

Indeed, every trip becomes more of an adventure since using Maps is not an option. I reconnected with people as I asked my way around, and I rediscovered the mere excitement induced by getting lost. Every walk is a pure enjoyment of my surroundings, every conversation an uninterrupted flow of care, every downtime an occasion to think and reflect rather than watching pictures of places I’ll never go.

It relates to our most precious resource – time – and what we decide to do with it.

Don’t get me wrong: technology is fantastic. I’m more resentful towards the intrusion of social networks in our daily lives, the constant claim to our attention, and the seldom realization of the issue. As we constantly concede the “now” into a box made of glass and plastic, we give some of our humanity away.

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