Thursday, July 18, 2013

I'm published!

I was asked by a friend of ours if they could run a story about my Isagenix journey and of course I said yes!! Here it is!

My name is Katy Crumpton, I'm a stay at home mommy of 3 incredible boys ages 8, 3, and 2.  I've been married to my best friend Philip for 9 1/2 years.  We met at Hardin-Simmons in the music department.  Our home is always loud, fun and full of excitement!  I've always enjoyed exercise.  I was a varsity tennis player in high school and have worked out 5 days a week for years.  And I've been overweight for as long as I can remember.  Even in high school, I weighed over 200 lbs. Last year I turned 30 and decided to do something I've always wanted to do: become a runner. Specifically, run a half marathon.  I had NEVER run before.  So I started Couch to 5K and when I completed that, kept going.  After several months of training 6 days a week, investing in the right gear, getting up at 5am on Saturdays to do my long runs before it got hot and before soccer practice, I completed my first half marathon (Marathoning for Miracles in November) and ran it the whole way!  What a fun accomplishment!!  However, even putting in 20+ miles on average on the pavement a week, I only lost 5 lbs.  

Our family rarely eats fast food, or even at restaurants (remember, we have 3 kids!), we eat whole, organic foods.  So why wasn't I able to shed some pounds exercising 6 days a week??  In January, my husband, me, and our best friends decided to do something together to help get all of us healthier.  I needed to lose 50 lbs and had no idea how to get to where I wanted to be and where I should be!

We decided to try Isagenix after I remembered a friend I had met several years prior in a business roundtable endorsed it.  Her name is Kelli Calabrese.  She is a fitness expert, personal trainer, bootcamp owner, and has won many awards in her field. She was also sought out to interview for Jillian Michaels' replacement several years ago on Biggest Loser.  So when she talks fitness and health, I listen.  When I met her, I actually didn't even know she did anything with Isagenix.  I just knew of her other business ventures and reputation.  Now I know that in her bootcamp facilities, she encourages all of her clients to supplement their workouts with Isagenix products to get the maximum results possible and to help people achieve their goals.  What attracted me to Isagenix also went along with our approach to food in general.  We already held a belief about organic foods being best for our bodies and limiting toxins as much as possible to ward off disease and sickness, and Isagenix holds the same belief.  All of their products are natural, organic when possible, and of the highest quality.  This was a major plus for us! 

So January 8th, we started our first 30Day system.  The 30Day system involves drinking shakes twice a day, eating a nutritious, balanced meal at lunch and doing cleanses 4 times throughout the month.  The shakes are made from undenatured whey protein from New Zealand cows and include active enzymes that aid in digestion.  They are full of botanicals, vitamins, and amino acids that most of our food is lacking in.  There are several products that really work together in the system as a whole.  It is designed to provide your body dense nutrition as it detoxes your body.  Once your body is freed up from the junk that gets in from everyday life, it is able to function so much better and you're left with so much more energy and vitality than you had before! You really don't know how bad you feel until you start feeling good!  Within 10 days, I had lost 10lbs and I was completely shocked!  I felt great, had enormous energy, and couldn't wait to keep going!  

At the end of 30 days, I had lost 18.5lbs and Philip had lost an amazing 22.5lbs! We were new people!  My husband, who hadn't exercised in years, took up running because he just felt so good!  I still had weight to lose, so I kept doing 30 Day systems back to back.  At the end of 6 months, I'm now down 40lbs and Philip is down 50! That's 90lbs less in the Crumpton house!  We're down several sizes and I'm smaller than I ever remember.  

On a trip Philip and I took recently, we hiked Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg and it wasn't tough at all.  This would not have been the case just months ago.  It's always been my dream to have an active family, going on hikes, bikerides, playing basketball together and now I can actually see that happening. I still have a goal to meet- 10-15 more lbs, but now I have a plan and that's the best feeling.  

For a long time I thought weight-loss was an unattainable idea.  I didn't want to do it by unnatural means, not that it's wrong.  But it doesn't scare me any longer to get to where I want to be.  Even if I take a vacation and completely eat terrible (although those foods are less tempting now), or I have an indulgent weekend, I know now what to do.  I can take a day or 2 to cleanse and get that junk out of my system and feed my body right again.  In actuality, the feeling of being healthy far outweighs the fleeting satisfaction of downing 10 buffalo wings and a basket of fries.  Isagenix will be in our kitchen for a long, long time.

Isagenix really is a solution-based company.  Whether you're looking for weight loss, more energy, greater performance, better quality sleep, joint pain relief, healthy skin or healthy aging, there is a natural solution for you.  It's fun when people notice how different you look and ask what you're doing.  It's fun putting on jeans that have been on the shelf for 7 years thinking someday you might be able to fit in them and them being 2 sizes to big.  It's fun hugging your spouse and not having so much to get around.  It's fun having a solution that can help people.  And that may just be the best part.  If you need a jumpstart to weight loss or need more energy or any of the problems I listed above, please contact me.  I would love to introduce you to this awesome company and personally coach you to achieve your own goals.
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