It’s impossible to imagine the grief Joseph Huiarangi experienced after losing his father when he was just nine years old. He felt lost and confused.
“My father passed when I was at an age where we could finally throw the ball around and attend rugby games, and when I really needed him the most to guide me through those challenging years ahead,” Joseph recalls. “He was my world.”
As the years went by, frustration mounted when Joseph learned that his father’s passing was caused by heart disease, something that might have been preventable, and something Joseph became determined to avoid for himself.
“It really made me understand that if I didn’t make the change to better my health I was going to head down the same path,” he says. “I knew I needed to step up as a father and pave a different path for my two kids.”
“I started Isagenix® at the exact same age that my dad was when he passed away – 33,” Joseph says. “And my son was the same age I was when I lost Dad.”
Despite achieving incredible weight loss goals and building a thriving business with Isagenix, Joseph had never completed an IsaBody Challenge®. “I felt I could never give advice or share tips if I hadn’t officially completed one myself,” he says. “I made a decision at the beginning of the year that it was time to commit and complete my first IsaBody Challenge.”
“I got myself a coach and had fortnightly check-ins with him where we took measurements as opposed to just weight,” he explains. “It made me more accountable knowing that I had to check in every two weeks.”
“I’ve believed in the products ever since my first 30 days,” he says. “Over the 16 weeks of that first IsaBody Challenge, my belief rose to a whole new level.”
However, Joseph believes that it’s not just the products that make Isagenix special. “The IsaBody Challenge community is like no other; their support is huge!” he says. “The accountability you get from the team is crazy and I believe this is what sets us apart from anything else out there. I often use the group to help cheer and encourage others as it has always done for me.”
As a leading business builder, Joseph knew the importance of the IsaBody Challenge as a retention tool in helping others stay accountable to their goals. “It was so important for me to complete this Challenge,” he says. “We push it hard in our team and have been quite successful. I wanted to step up and start a ripple effect and since then two members of our team have become finalists.”
“For future IsaBody Challengers, I’d recommend you run your own race. No two stories are ever the same so don’t get caught up in comparison,” he advises. “There is always going to be someone out there who has results that you think are better, who takes better photos and that write better posts on social media, so it’s important to stay focused on you and your goals!”
Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 4.1 kg with an average of 0.9 kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix system. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.