Monday, January 23, 2012

This is just the Beginning!!!!!

For those of you who know me, my life revolves in the past year and a half around health and fitness. I will get into some of my history with my struggles and battles I have gone through in future posts to fill you all in, but for this post I want to tell you about right now.

In November, Justin-my husband- and I signed up as Distributers for Herbalife. This has been a complete change of lifestyle for my husband which I will get into at a later time as well. We have been so excited to get involved in this amazing company and have made some lifelong friends as well. 

As we got more involved with Herbalife and the vision they have, it made me realize some of my dreams, such as compete in a figure competition, become a certified personal trainer, and maybe down the road even be an Herbalife sponsored fitness model. Hey, why not dream big, right?

The thing about Herbalife that I was most excited about was the 24 line. As soon as I heard about it, my gym rat self's ears perked up. The more I heard about it the more excited I became. But I had to wait a little bit so we could get our core products and a little established in the business. 

Saturday my anticipation finally paid off! The FedEx man left these gold nuggets at my door! I basically tore into the box like a child on Christmas morning! So excited! I was going to take two days off as it was my rest day, but I was too excited. 

After going to Thrive to hang out and to drink a yummy shake and get online for a while, I attended a friends baby shower then headed straight to the gym where I quickly downed my Prepare and shook up my Prolong for during my workout. I was supposed to meet Justin and our friend Derek at the gym and I arrived about 15 minutes before them, and man, after downing that Prepare I was so pumped and ready to go, I called them 3 times wondering how long it was going to take them to get there. 

When they finally arrived I could barely keep still. Then I was in attack mode. Started with some abs, moved on to a circuit of sorts between back, biceps, shoulders, triceps. I just kind of followed Derek around the gym, as I had already completed my planned workouts for the day. And man did I feel good! I was lifting heavier, doing more sets, still doing low reps, but oh, i was just a michine, seriously, like the energizer bunny. I felt like I could just keep going and going. After about a two hour workout, we decided to call it quits, though I felt like I definately could have gone longer. Went home and fixed my Formula 1 Sport and Rebuild Strength shake. I added a Tablespoon of PB2 as well as about 1/3 banana and 1 t sugar-free chocolate pudding mix, and it was delicious!!!!

After doing a few things around the house, I showered and we got ready to go to dinner. Had some delicious food from Outback, since we had a gift card. I ordered the 6 oz sirloin with a side salad, no croutons, no cheese, their mustard vinaigrette on the side, and then a side of steamed green beans, no butter. It was delicious!

After driving around a bit, we drove home and all of a sudden, I felt like I had been hit by a truck! I sat on the couch and just relaxed, my whole body just worn out! I ended up dozing off and Justin woke me up and told me to come to bed. I made sure I took my Restore at that point. And when I woke up the next morning, normally I would have been in pain, but since I had taken the Restore, I felt about as good as new! I was just amazed!

Then next day, Sunday, was rest day and I was just kinda lazy, no workouts which makes me feel sluggish and lazy, but I know my body needed it.

This morning I was excited, LEGS!!!!! My very favorite body part to work! My legs have always been thick and muscular and I used to absolutely hate them, while I don't always like that they are thick, I do love the fact that they are strong. This week was the second week of a bulking workout that I've been doing and I was ready to push myself. On the way to the gym I guzzled my Prepare and as soon as I got to the gym I could feel my whole body just become ready! I was pumped! I started at the Leg Press! My favorite! Last week I had done 4 sets of 6 reps each at 490. I was like, huh, let's see if I can really push myself and do 600. And guess what! I did! I was stoked! Went on to do 4 sets. Then I moved over to the squat machine and ended up going from 360 to 450! Every single exercise I did I upped the weight, some more than others! I threw in some abs here and there and when it was time for me to get ready for work, I did not want to quit! I just felt like I could go and go and go!

While getting ready for work I sipped on my post workout shake, the Rebuild Strength and Formula 1 Sport and told a gal in the gym that gets ready with me how great I felt!

After just getting a taste of what these suplements are going to do, I cannot wait to see what a few weeks will do for me!

I plan to journal the coming months as I prepare for the competition. I want to include how I feel physically, the emotions I go through as well as some of my diet and training. It will not just be a tribute to Herbalife, but since that is going to be a huge portion of my success, it will be included along the way!

I'm excited to see what this year is going to bring! Follow along with me as I take this journey!


  1. how is the taste? tell me it tastes good! I have yet to find products that I LOVE the taste of....

  2. the taste of the Prepare, the preworkout is just a light lemony flavour, the taste of the Prolong I'm not crazy about, not really sure how to describe that flavor, but it's not that bad either. The Rebuild Strength and the Formula 1 Sport post workout shake is great!!!!