After competing in a female only fishing competition, Monique Anderson was left feeling devastated when she saw photos of herself that were posted on social media. Overweight, emotional and overwhelmed with work and life Monique was struggled to sleep and as a result had no energy.
At a health expo in 2016, Monique met Terri Sparrow and not long after began her incredible transformation. “I decided to sign up with Isagenix® and went all in and started an Ultimate Pack,” says Monique. “I stuck to the program like glue and the results came so fast! I lost seven kgs and 15 cm in the first month and felt lighter, less bloated and more energetic than ever before.”
“When I first dropped a dress size or two and started wearing more fitted clothes people couldn’t stop commenting on my wellbeing and I still don’t know how to respond,” she says. “Not only was I losing weight, but I also started becoming a calmer, less stressed and more sociable.”
With the incredible support of Terri and the Isagenix community, Monique has managed to release 45 kgs and almost 200 centimeters to earn her place in the exclusive 100 Pound Club. Her weight loss journey has given her the opportunity to live the IsaLife™ she’d always hoped for.
“There are so many things that I couldn’t do, or just didn’t do because I was overweight like going on walks and adventures,” she says. “Not only can I do those things now, but I go on weekly bike rides with my Isagenix team and can stay out for much longer during our fishing trips without running out of breath from climbing on and off the boat.”
“Now I’m not so much focused on my weight or the scales, I am more focused on fitting comfortably in a size 10 or 12 and tone up my body,” says Monique. “It took some time to find out what fitness I enjoyed doing, but I’ve always enjoyed swimming and to tone up I’ve started to do some weight training which is really challenging me.”
Monique’s health and wellness journey has opened her mind to a new world of opportunity, which she plans to use by helping others achieve their IsaLife. “My husband joined me 12 months after I started and we keep each other motivated and accountable to a point where he also became a member of the 100 Pound Club this year,” she says. “Instead of hiding away I’m more confident and motivated than ever to share and help others feel as amazing as we do, the benefits are endless.”
“I often ask others to think about the best they’ve ever felt or how they would like to feel, and imagine doing that as the years go on,” says Monique. “This health and wellness program is like no other. I have focus, clarity, direction and vision and I will be forever grateful for that.”
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.