I DID THE ARBONNE 30 DAY HEALTHY CHALLENGE

A month ago I started the Arbonne 30 day health challenge and let me tell you the changes I saw only a week after starting the challenge, kept me motivated to keep going for the other weeks left to go. However there was a few things that were absolutely hard to do and today I am sharing with you all the pro’s and con’s of this challenge and how it changed my life forever.

So it all started because for the last few months I been working really hard on a new website where I am planning to deliver monthly meal and workout plans along with many other amazing things. On the search to give my future clients the best health possible I found that it would be better if I give some tools were my girls can find everything they need to live a healthy mindful lifestyle without worrying about what products works, where to find them and all the problems that can come by trying to find the right product. We needed pure, clean, plant based products that they can find in one place, without any extra worries, so I found Arbonne.

What I found was even more better than just finding the perfect products but that they provide this 30 day program where they help ladies (also men) to detoxify the body, increase their nutrient intake and eliminate allergenic, addictive and toxic foods from their diets. This was a “ding, ding, ding”, to my ears because I could not only provide one meal plan every month to just keep a healthy eating habit without looking to lose dramatic weight fast, but I could actually provide a healthy quick solution, aka two meal plans every month.

But before I can offer you a meal plan I needed to try it first, I needed to know and understand what my girls where going to go through so I could coach and understand their journey and say with confidence “You can do this”, so I went ahead and did the program myself.

So I went ahead and purchase the health kit and waited impatiently for my package because I was honestly super exited about this, and thank the universe it only took four day to get to my hands. The healthy kit contains a total of 10 products:

-Two bags of protein, flavors vanilla, chocolate or both.
– Two boxed of detox tea
Two boxed of fizz sticks, flavors citrus, pomegranate or both
– Digestion plus enzymes
– And a choice of two out of three options: Green balance, Arbonne essentials body cleanse or the daily fiber boost.

I choose these ones:

Both flavors of the protein, both flavors of the energy fizz sticks, the fiber plus and the green balance. However I do wish I also got the body cleanse since we are going to do a detox after day 15.

The first thing I did was to take notes of how I was feeling lately and what toxicity symptoms I had, because to be honest I was not feeling my best at that time, I was blocked, fatigued, tired, my skin looked dark I mean I did not looked flattering at all, plus I was having way to many breakouts which I know one of the reasons for it was because of all the stress I been having and also I was super bloated, and have not been happy about that, I knew I needed a change and Arbonne was promising me that change and I wanted it.

Now I will admit that I was nervous about not having any coffee at all during these 30 days because there is something about having a nice warm cup of coffee every morning when it is still dark and cozy, I love to watch the sunrise and read very early in the mornings when my kids are still asleep and I can focus on myself care and coffee has been part of my routine, I mean, the smell of it only makes my mornings perfect. But in this program we are eliminating addictive foods and coffee is one of them, and yep, I miss the heck out of my coffee every day.


The first thing I did was to take notes of how I was feeling lately and what toxicity symptoms I had, because to be honest I was not feeling my best at that time, I was blocked, fatigued, tired, my skin looked dark I mean I did not looked flattering at all, plus I was having way to many breakouts which I know one of the reasons for it was because of all the stress I been having and also I was super bloated, and have not been happy about that, I knew I needed a change and Arbonne was promising me that change and I wanted it.


Now I will admit that I was nervous about not having any coffee at all during these 30 days because there is something about having a nice warm cup of coffee every morning when it is still dark and cozy, I love to watch the sunrise and read very early in the mornings when my kids are still asleep and I can focus on myself care and coffee has been part of my routine, I mean, the smell of it only makes my mornings perfect. But in this program we are eliminating addictive foods and coffee is one of them, and yep, I miss the heck out of my coffee every day.


Day one of the challenge

The way we replace the coffee to get our daily energy is by using our fizz sticks and have to say I do love my fizz sticks, like so much that they are absolutely part of my life forever. It is a great way to not only get energized but it is great to stay hydrated during the day without drinking any sugary super toxic store bought juices. I get my Arbonne bottle fill it, add a fizz stick with a mind health and drink it during my day.



First week is never easy, specially if you love sweets, I mean, I graduated from baking and pastry in cooking school, so imagine no sweets. Also because I started to go on a detox phase I was not feeling my best on the few first days, and that include a little headache and crazy digestion. however after the fourth day I noticed some changes. I had no headaches, I was less bloated and I did a huge seasonal decluttering in the house, and this is huge because I was lacking so much energy that even washing a plate was a torture so imagine decluttering my closet, laundry, kitchen, rooms, etc.


Next thing I noticed is that I was doing more stuff not only at home but at my business, I was finally feeling clear and was doing some work without feeling forced by myself to do it. My mind was finally clear again. But to be honest my favorite part of all was that one week after starting my challenge I was on the move, I was going out, I was working happily again and my skin was looking super good. I had so many less breakouts and it looked cleared, It was glowing again.


One week after the challenge


Wow, what a change, but I wanted to see how the next few weeks where going to go, so I kept going. During this time my skin kept looking better, I was more focused at my jobs, I even got inspired to start a very special new project which is launching next month and kept going strong. I started to workout again, which I honestly lacked, and I felt amazing. I decided without a inch of a doubt that this was going to be part of my membership website, I know that this will change many lives just like it changed mine.


How Does The Program Works?


So during the program I got daily coaching and access to a private FB group. There I could ask any questions or suggestions I needed and they will answer me, plus I would stay motivated by also reading about the other amazing transformations. Every week I got delivered a meal plan, which facilitated my life, and why I will be doing a membership site giving you a meal plan as well, I want to help to make your life easier. The meals were very delicious and satisfying.
However you have the choice, depending on your goals, to replace one or two meals a day and then have one or two full meals. By example I was absolutely not looking forward to lose weight because your girl here is 91 pounds, I know, what the heck?! So I decided to substitute my launch. Why my launch? Because I have to go to work at 11 AM and I work on my computer from 8 to 11 AM, this means I do not have time to cook lunch, so I decided to have a nice full nutritious breakfast at 7:30 AM and have my meal replacer at 10:50, then I would cook a nice dinner at 6 PM to eat with my little family. Of course if you do look to lose weigh then you can have the shake as breakfast and lunch.



My regular meals consisted of mostly veggies, I personally always choose half of my plate because they are full of nutrients and we want lots of them. Then I choose my protein, this can be legumes or quinoa (it used to be meat substitutes or soy but for this challenge I can’t), then I followed by adding a carb of my choice, because I have kids I went a lot with brown rice, they love rice, but I definitively added sweet potatoes and again quinoa, lastly but very important we add a small amount of healthy fats, they are crucial for mind health and weight loss, believe it or not.


I will be honest, I did cheated twice. The first time was about two weeks in when I had to go a few times to a place to do some errands and it is 45 minutes away form my home, the problem? every time I go there I get a Starbucks coffee because I live in a town where we have NOTHING, just a bunch of expensive as fuck restaurants because people think locals do not deserve cheaper meals because we have way to many tourists here. Also, Starbucks reminds me of home aka Virginia, it is my little peace of home in a place where I do not like to live at, so imagine how hard was to go and not have my coffee, and to make it worst fall just started, my absolute favorite season, and they had the pumpkin spice latte, I meannnnn……. so by the third time I said the hell with it and got me one. I felt a little guilt at first but let’s be honest here, we are humans and we get tempted and sometimes after a long day or hard moment we want a little indulge, so after thinking about it for a minute, I let it go and enjoyed my latte because I deserved it and I am all about mindful eating, not diets.


The second time was around the last days of the challenge, I honestly got so comfortable and used to eating without thinking of the challenge that I went off the rails for a second and cooked pasta, the worst part was that I realized what I did after I was cooking the noodles, so I had to finish it and serve just a little bit of it, fix it as much as I could with steamed broccoli, fresh almonds slices and a good bottle of water. But again, after thinking of it for a minute I let it go, challenge was almost over and only had a little and serve the rest to my boys who love pasta and where not mad at it at all.


Did I wanted to finish the challenge with no hick ups? Absolutely but why being hard on myself about something I could not change? I simply enjoyed the moment, savor my latte, had happy memories or simply fixed the meal as much as I could and again, enjoyed every bite. As long as we are mindful and we are conscious of when we are “breaking” the rules and we are honest about why we did it and that it will not become a pattern, we can get back up right after and keep going with our challenge and that’s exactly what I did. I still am happy with the results, I still feel amazing and I still noticed a huge change on my lower abs and that I am extremely happy about.


I have decided that I will not only add this amazing program to my website but I will also keep this lifestyle for a long time because again, I don’t have the time to be cooking all the time, in case you don’t know yet I am a single mama of 3 and I have a regular job plus I own my business that I have started from zero by myself. I love the fact that I can have a quick shake with all the nutrients I need, stay full and run to work.


Today my skin keep getting better, it looks so clean so radiant I don’t even want to wear makeup lol but I still do, we gotta look professional, but I love how it looks. I am working really fluidly, I get stuff done and my home is in order and it is all because I feel good, I feel energized and I feel good about my body. I am still working out, getting more done and I even go out a lot more than I used to because I have the energy to move, something I did not had a month ago, and I am super happy that I did this challenge.



Want to Know More or Join The Challenge?


The challenge starts every first and third Monday of every month, however I give a four days before deadline to join so you can have time to purchase your health kit. If you are interest in knowing how you can:


GET 40% OFF
FREE SHIPPING
A FREE GIFT
A ONE MONTH FREE AT MY MEMBERSHIP WEBSITE


you can send me an email at: fitstephmagazine@gmail.com or send me a DM on my social media @thefitsteph or @fitstephmagazine saying you want in or more info and I will get with you.


Also if you want to learn more about my membership website and join the waiting list you can to to: http://www.amindfuleating.com to learn more. Please know that you want to save your spot now for many reasons:


Spots are limited
-Doors will be open for a few weeks ONLY-You will NEVER get a cheaper price again, once we close price will rise.
-You will get a one month FREE trial-You will receive two FREE e-books with your waiting list subscription

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FitStephMagazine is a online vegan magazine that believes that fitness is way more than workouts and heating healthy. It believes that it is also a healthy state of mind, it is wellness. Here I share information about nutrition and health, give workout tips, recipes ideas and wellness information. But I also share everything you need to have a healthy mindset, how to create routines, how to stay motivated, how to talk to your self and more. Also the magazine supports animal's sanctuaries and rescues and will be donating $0.25 from every issue sold to these places. Join the FB Group: Fit Steph Community FB: @FitStephMagazine IG: @FitStephMagazine Follow Fit Steph IG: @thefitsteph

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