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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shake it!

The other day I was asked to go to a friends' house to learn about a "90 Day Challenge". She had asked about some of my recipes and about my green shakes, so I thought it was more about getting people together to swap some healthy recipes and to encourage each other to eat healthy for 90 days. When I got there I actually kinda felt ambushed. It was my friends and two others that were "higher up" in the company. It was for the "Body by VI" shakes. They gave their shpeal and I listened. I had actually heard it before and had even tried them. 

They said their part and I just listened... more just to my heart. It just felt wrong for my family. Besides the synthetic taste {which I tried to explain and they just didn't get it} I kept seeing flashes of WALL-E, you know when they are on the ship and all the meals come in a cup. I have a problem with my kids thinking that a meal is two scoops out of a bag. I told them that and the two other guys just looked at ME like I was crazy!

There was a lot of other things that where said and other things about the company that I wasn't feeling great about, and in the past I may have.... actually I did cave to what was said. And I have to admit, people have learned to sell their stuff well. It all sounds so appealing on the surface.

They kept coming back to weight loss and more energy. Which yes, we can all use! But I kept listening to my heart, and if I want weight loss and energy gain all I need to do is follow the Word of Wisdom. With what Steve is learning I am also learning just how amazing our bodies are if we give them the chance to work properly. 

I have a stronger testimony now of the Word of Wisdom. I need to stay close to the Lord and I need to pray about the needs for my family. The more I learn the more I change. I know it's not an over night thing and that is what these "food replacement" shake sell. "If you commit to 2 weeks you'll see changes" But it just can't be healthy for our bodies. The whole "if it's too good to be true it probably is" thing is so true in this case. I wish people could see the flip side of just putting in the effort to eating healthy. It really isn't that hard.... it's just doing it.  

After all of that.... it was suppose to take 45 minutes... it was over 2 hours!!! We came home and had shakes... Green Shakes, and I had a request from one little boy to put beets in it. Then I had to break up a fight and redistribute the cups with exactly the same about in each cup so everyone got the same. I listen to Benji squeal at me for drinking out of our cup to fast until I finally gave up and gave him my straw so he now had two and could drink it faster. It made me happy to know exactly what was put in our shakes, that it was fresh and that other than blending it there was no processing.


Hill said...

After reading this I was looking for the like button :) Not Facebook here. Everything you said is very true.

Amy said...

I agree 10000% I don't have a weight problem so I never look for the quick fix miracle diet. We have always been good at following the Word of Wisdom and eating what is good for our bodies. I think people would be happier if they just ate right and exercised. Everything in moderation people!!

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