If you read yesterday's post, you know the following things:
I can't get my bridesmaids dress to zip up for the March wedding AND Christen sent me a couple products to try since my weight loss has been close to non-existent.
The first product:
Greens on the Go (orange flavored)
I have always been a fan of convenience and I absolutely love little packets that you can put in a bottle of water. So I was excited to try the Greens on the Go. The main thing I liked about this product is that it has a natural probiotic and has multiple servings of fruits and vegetables IN ONE PACKET that I know I don't normally get in my diet on a daily basis. She sent me 5 of them to try, thank goodness. The first one was thrown away…just keep reading.
The first packet went into a bottle of room temperature water and it was DISGUSTING.
Green color (should have known by the package but I didn't. I just assumed it would be orange), had flakes swimming around in it and had an awful taste to me. I threw the bottle of water away as soon as I got to work. I emailed Christen and she said that I should have tried it with orange juice.
Fast forward to the next morning and I put it in a smoothie with almond milk, bananas, blueberries and a little ice. Had an awful aftertaste, but I tried to drink the majority of it. Christen contacted me on Facebook that morning and I told her that I still didn't like it.
She said that I should have tried it with orange juice.
After I told her how stubborn I was, the next morning I tried it with orange juice and y'all it's a GAMECHANGER. It tasted 100% BETTER with orange juice!
TRY or BUY these greens and drink it with Trop 50 (50% less calories/sugar) and mix it up - I used our Nutribullet and it was definitely a lot easier to drink. The one thing I enjoyed the most was knowing it was helping my digestive system. Without getting too TMI - let's just say the probiotic and all the digestive enzymes work.
I enjoyed the last three packets with Trop 50 and should have listened to Christen on Day 1.
But like I've already said, I am stubborn.
Next up was the item I had been most unsure about:
The Ultimate Body Applicator
My main thought was "how is a wrap gonna do anything? You have to exercise and eat right to get firm skin." I decided to use it on my mid section because I have always had a flabby stomach.
I've never had flat, washboard abs - even in high school/college when I got down to my smallest weight and was dancing every single day.
I hold all my weight in my stomach area and it shows the minute I eat a carb aka bloat city.
It is embarrassing to be at work and sit down and your stomach just roll over your pants.
However, I refuse to buy bigger pants and jeans so it's just real cute, let me tell ya.
The minute I put the wrap on, it felt like I rubbed IcyHot all over my stomach.
A weird feeling, but nothing I couldn't handle.
I have very sensitive skin, but I can report that I did not break out at all and the natural ingredients in the wrap did not affect me in a negative way. As the product said, if you are a first time user and have sensitive skin, DO NOT wear longer than 45 minutes. So I put it on at 5:05 and took it off at 5:50.
Well folks, here are my before and after pictures.
(Before on the left and After on the right)
I mean, it's not a huge difference but my skin was/still is so much tighter and firmer.
Like I literally couldn't poke my stomach out if I wanted to when I took the wrap off.
I am now a believer in the power of the wrap.
Their company name isn't a joke…ItWorks! really does.**
I can also say that it's been 5 days since I had that wrap on for 45 minutes and my stomach doesn't hang over my work pants/jeans as bad. I still have to keep hitting the gym and watching my carb intake to get back in that bridesmaids dress, but losing 4 pounds this past week (due to the Greens on the Go and the wrap) sure has helped.
That's right: I LOST WEIGHT. Halle-lu-yer.
Two weeks ago: 179.2 pounds
Past Sunday weight: 175.2 pounds
Thank you so much, Christen!
My bridesmaids dress and I appreciate you more than you know!
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**I did not get compensated for this post. I was given the products to review and all opinions are my own. I would not lie to y'all. I will definitely purchase wraps in the future from Christen; especially for the upcoming 4th of July trip to the lake.