This is the post I never thought I would be writing. In a million, billion, trillion years. But, I have decided that sharing this part of my story is important because I think lots of people will be able to relate.
Before this last year I was that person that said I would never try anything that I had to buy from someone because I didn’t want to get sucked in and the ‘that’ person. You know, that person that posted a billion things online about how their product is life changing and ‘I only need 500 people to join my team today!’ kind of stuff. I also have this thing where I refuse to take any sort of weight-loss, lose 500 pounds this week pill. I don’t believe in that and I don’t ever diet simply because that is not a solution to the underlying issue.
However, in January 2016, I found myself having extreme pain and flare ups of who knows what, to the extent that I would have to leave wherever I was to lay down, because the pain was so severe I could not stand up. This began to affect family time, how I looked at food, and my overall health. I had LESS than no energy. With a 5 month old baby (that did not sleep more than 4 or 5 hours consecutively yet) and a two year old, both of which deserved and required tons of energy and attention. That month, a mentor group that I was a part of met together for the first time and everyone had come with goals for the year. I had realized that this issue had to be dealt with, and it was going to come at a heavy price fore me. I made it a goal to do whatever it took to identify and resolve the issue of my health and energy. For my kids. For myself.
The second I made this decision, my stomach was in knots because from doing research, I knew I would either have to alter my lifestyle dramatically (around food anyways) or take some kind of supplement. Remember my whole, ‘I would NEVER do…blah blah blah.’ Well, after looking into tons of options, I decided that I would drink the pink kool-aid that I hated seeing people post about EVERY DAY. Not because I wanted too, but because logically that was my best chance at any relief without having to go gluten/dairy/soy/FUN free. (Dramatic much? Yes, but that’s how I felt.)
I am sharing about this decision for a few reasons. The first, is that this physical issue revealed a much larger spiritual issue. I was so prideful that I had determined I would never do ‘this’ that I had put myself above someone needing that assistance. I had decided that I knew what my body could handle, and I would rather handle the intense pain (which I would compare to labor contractions) than take anything someone was ‘selling’.
This is something the Lord used to mold me and the way I think into something that looks a little more like Him. I am not above anything. I am not above needing help, and I am a broken and flawed person, inside and out. In need of a Savior, daily.
After working though these things in my heart, I decided to take the plunge and try the Tri-Plex combo. This was my best chance at feeling better, the fastest and most natural way. Within two weeks, I noticed a difference. I did not have another abdominal attack for the next month. Or the next. And I was thankful. And a little mad, because it was working and I had bad mouthed it so much. Talk about a humbling experience! I quit taking it for a few weeks because I got LAZY and ALL my symptoms returned.
Needless to say, I got back on it. I am totally fine with taking a probiotic every day because it is not a ‘lose weight quick’ fad or trend that will hurt me in the long run. I am now branching out and trying some other products, and have loved the results. Since everything is all natural, I feel totally safe and confident in sharing it with those that I love most.
This is something very personal to me and again something I never thought I would share. But it changed my life, and I know it could help someone else too. If you are interested, I have linked the products I have taken/am taking and also a link where you can purchase your own to try. There is a 60 day guarantee so if anyone (including me) is ever unhappy with it, you get your money back. I haven’t experienced this and don’t know anyone who has, but it’s nice to know it’s always there. I signed up because I knew I believed in the products, and the discount was helpful! I was sending TONS of people to buy products from other people and finally decided it was time to become an ambassador myself, and I have been so thankful! I have seen it help SO many people I know with gut health, blood sugar, and inflammation. If you are interested in purchasing any of the products or becoming an ambassador (even if it’s just for the discount–holla!) please feel free to click the link to my site or shoot me an email with any questions. I just want to encourage you, whatever the solution may be for you if you are experiencing health issues, pray about it first. And then seek a sustainable solution. YOU are worth it!
Here’s what I am currently taking (and LOVING). Just click the links to be taken to more information!
All the best,