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Before you start to roll your eyes, and stop reading, let me tell you that I WANT skeptics to read this post. I want the “Yea Right” people to read this post. I want the “Oh I saw that stuff on Facebook. it’s not for me” to read this. Forget everything you know about supplements, working out, eating healthy. Even if you think that you are already “healthy”, trust me, it can get better! Also, I am not trying to SELL you anything. I am sharing my story with you. If you are already on this journey, please leave a comment and tell me your story!

I am the biggest skeptic about everything. I will give people the benefit of the doubt but, when it comes to products and spending money, my skepticism goes on high alert. Trust me, I understand exactly what you are thinking right now because I was you.

A very good friend of mine had been posting on Facebook for months about a product. I would see the posts, maybe hit the like button, to support her journey, but I would also think, “What a waste of money” at the same time. She posted about a local event that she was going to and I decided to be a supportive friend and go with her. I had absolutely no interested in the product and went with my skeptic hat on.

We arrived at the meeting and there were a bunch of other ladies there. Within the first 5 minutes, I was thinking, “These ladies are nuts! Oh my goodness, they are so peppy and happy *vomit*” I sat there, listened and did many internal eye rolls. Yes, I was judging.. That is normally NOT who I am. My major problem was, I didn’t believe any of it.

After leaving the meeting, doing some research and thinking about my life, I contacted my friend and jumped on board. This is where my story begins. I personally love my story because it is so drastic how my life has changed.

I had been a very unhappy person for a very long time. I had not slept through the night is over 10 years. I was over weight, depressed with my life, struggled to be the best Mom I could be and was flat out… BLAH all the time. I had absultely no energy or will to do anything.

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My children are very self sufficient, which meant I had minimal work to do for them to get off to school. I would set my alarm for 5 minutes before they would walk out the door. I’d sit outside and wait for them to get on the bus then go inside and go back to bed. I would sleep until I just woke up. This could range anywhere from 12 to 2 in the afternoon. I was still always tired, unproductive and felt like absolute garbage. I couldn’t sleep at night and would sleep all day. It really wasn’t a good way to live for me or my family.

I do not like to exercise. I don’t like most fruits and vegetables. I hardly ever drank any water. I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t eating breakfast every day. I was overweight. I basically was doing nothing to ensure that I would be around to meet my grandchildren some day.

On March 26th, 2017, I began my Thrive journey. Did you just decide to stop reading? Please don’t. I want you to know my story and I hope that you will tell me yours. Thrive is an 8 week experience but, for me, it hit me on day 1. I was given the title of “Day 1er” by my team. It happens to some people but, there is no time frame on when YOUR body will say, “WOW!!” Some people are Day 5, Day 10, Day 17.

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I am 2 days away from my 8 week mark. It is so difficult to put into words how my life has changed. I am now asleep by 10:00 most evenings and I am up before everyone else. My body seems to love 6:45 am. In the beginning, I thought it was total crap. I didn’t want to be up at 6:45 in the morning. I had a love/hate relationship with sleeping all day. No one else in the house was awake yet, why was I?! The feeling of sleeping through the night, without waking up 20 times, is incredible.

Everyone in my home has noticed a big difference in me. Spencer, my 10 year old, has told me that he is so glad that I started Thrive. He says that he gets to see me more because I am not always sleeping. This made me feel wonderful and crappy at the same time. I was denying my “baby” his Mom. NOT ANYMORE!

My days are actually productive now. I garden, clean, go for walks and am a much happier person. This is NOT a diet. This is NOT a weight loss program. This is NOT a complicated, ridiculous journey. This is NOT a pyramid scheme! This IS nutrition! Vitamins and minerals that your body NEEDS. YOU DO have nutritional gaps regardless of how healthy your lifestyle is. Thrive fills in those nutritional gaps! Now, I want to tell you how you can change your life with me! Thrive is for MEN, WOMEN and even KIDS! Yes, we have a kids line too.

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This is how SIMPLE my morning is!

  1. When I wake up in the morning, before my feet even hit the floor, I take 2 Women’s Thrive Capsules with at least 8 ounces of water. Taking them before you get out of bed is very important.
  2. After that, I wait 20 minutes and I shake up my Lifestyle Mix with 8-10 ounces of milk. If you are not a milk drinker, it can also be mixed with water or juice. I was not excited about the Thrive Lifestyle Mix at first. I didn’t even want to try it. I had these ideas that all of these “good for you” shakes tasted absolutely disgusting. I personally LOVE the chocolate. You can also get it in Vanilla, Strawberry or Apple Pie! It was not awful at all! It took me a few days to adjust to the vanilla but, I learned to like it too, chocolate is still my favorite though. Okay, I am so excited that I am rambling now. This ultra micronized mix was perfectly designed to complement the THRIVE Lifestyle Capsules and DFT. Their blend of Vitamins, Minerals, Plant Extracts, Anti-oxidants, Enzymes, Pro-Biotics, and Amino Acids is the first and only Ultra Premium Mix ever developed. THRIVE Mix, combined daily with the THRIVE Capsules and DFT, completes a premium lifestyle and creates a premium you. The saying “not all shakes are created equal” is proven true by their ultra micronized Premium Lifestyle Mix, which is in a category all by itself. Live more, be more, experience more, THRIVE for more with THRIVE Mix.
  3. Next, you put on a DFT (derma fusion technology). What the heck is a DFT? It’s WEARABLE NUTRITION! The DFT delivery system was designed to infuse the derma (skin) with Le-vels unique, premium grade THRIVE Lifestyle Formula, different than the Capsule & Shake formula, and to result in a delivery rate benefiting the individual over an extended period of time.
  4. And you are DONE for the rest of the day. 3 simple steps in the first 20 minutes of your day and that’s it!

Can I tell you what else I did?! I did my FIRST run ever! It was on May 13th, Color for Camo which helps raise money for Veterans Matter. I RAN! I have not ran in YEARS!! This was all thanks to THRIVE! My son and my fiance were right there with me. Patrick is a runner, so it was cake for him lol, but he cheered me on and Royal, my son, encouraged Mom all the way. This was a HUGE thing for me. I cannot wait for the Ohio State run in October!

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Are you still with me?! GREAT!!! Now here is what you can do to change your life.. Sign up for a FREE Thrive account. There are no commitments to buy and no credit card information needed. This is really a free account. You can read at your own leisure, watch the videos and learn more about this amazing product. Also, hop over and “Like” the Le-vel Facebook Fan page. The success stories will being you to tears.

Are you still with me? The second best thing that Thrive has done for me is give me an amazing group of new friends. These ladies are helpful, loving, beautiful, funny, strong, motivated and positive. Who doesn’t need a bunch of friends like that in their life?

Reach out to me with any questions.. I do mean any… The only stupid question is a question not asked. Are you ready to join my team and my journey? I am ready for you to!

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PostHeaderIcon When Your Body Asks, WTF but Your Garden is saying YES

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.

It is no secret to many that I am a horrible sleeper and I love my food, having a garden has helped. Almost 7 years ago, I became a single Mom. I was okay with it. It was a new journey that I was happy to take. Why? I was a very depressed person. Not happy with my life and I had gained a lot of weight. I was over 250 lbs when this chapter began. Over the course of the years, I managed to lose 50 pounds. This was a big accomplishment for me because I didn’t think I could do it. Stress is an amazing weight loss tool. Not that I recommend doing it that way. Over time I gained a few pounds back.

Currently I have hit that weight loss wall. I will be 40 next year and I know it gets harder to lose it as we women get older. I got to the point where I just ignored it. Out of sight out of mind, right? That just wasn’t working for me.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently started Thrive. I am currently on Day 5 and feeling great. I haven’t gone back to bed in 5 days and I am excited to see where this takes me. With the balance of sleeping and moving twice as much during the day, I am hopeful. Wish me luck!

With all of my new-found energy, I started to focus on my garden. I am determined to have an amazing crop this year. Last year we had a lot of cucumbers but nothing else really seemed to thrive. (See what I did there? Completely unintentional lol) So, I decided that I wanted to do raised beds. The ground moles got under the garden and ripped my root vegetables to shreds. I pulled up my radishes with such joy, only to find them chomped on. Very disappointing.

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PostHeaderIcon I Like Big Crops and I Can Not Lie

Canning Mason JarsSome days I just want to stay in bed curled up under my blankie. Unfortunately, I have a family that likes to eat and have clean clothes. I always wondered how this became Mom’s job. I understand that back in the day, the men worked and the women did home stuff. Now that women work too, how is it we still do everything else? Food for thought.

I really don’t recall how it happened but, it happened. In August I started canning our garden. I began with pickles because we had an over abundance of cucumbers. After canning over 50 jars of pickles and eating a cucumber everyday for 2 months, I went out and pulled the vines. I had officially been cucumbered out. I learned a valuable lesson for this year. I really don’t need 3 cucumber plants. I am going with only 2 this year. We have so many and there are still 12 jars in my pantry.

After the pickle craze, I decided to go to out local orchard and pick a few bushels of apples. The kids had so much fun doing this but, we will definitely go on a warmer day this year. Everyone wanted apple sauce, which I am not a huge fan of. 25 pints later, it was a hit! It was so good that I had to bring all of my supplies 500 miles to my Mom’s to make her some, per her demand.. ahem… request. Read the rest of this entry »

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HelloFriendsI logged into my blog today to check some of my ads. I can’t believe that I have not posted anything since August! I’m actually quite disappointed in myself for not even knowing it has been so long. I have basically been in my own little bubble world. No kidding? How many parents have this happen to them while balancing a crazy family schedule?

Today it is absolutely gorgeous outside in Northwest Ohio. I should be outside turning my garden but, I feel that I really need to be doing this right now. Aren’t you all happy about that? ;) I know that I have missed you all and I hope that you have missed me as well. I am still active on Instagram because I just love sharing pictures. Believe it or not, I am even a little less active there than I usually am. Read the rest of this entry »

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