Cheryl E. was ready for a new lifestyle when she’d had enough of constantly battling the emotional and physical pain of not being able to do ‘everyday’ activities in her life. The mother and wife not only disliked the fact that exercise caused her pain; she also felt unhappy about arguments that were taking place in her family life. “I started Isagenix® determined to lose 100lbs – but my goals began to grow beyond anything I could have ever imagine possible,” Cheryl says.
While weight loss was Cheryl’s plan and stepping stone to accomplishment, she unexpectedly found emotional strength within months of using the products – and this made her even more determined.
“In the beginning I complicated things too much and kept analysing the program too much and worrying about how hard this would be,” she says. “I soon realised it was easier to keep things simple and follow the guidelines – my results then started to show!”
Once a woman suffering from chronic stress and lack of sleep, Cheryl found herself changing to a confident woman who recovered the love, once lost in her family. Cheryl’s progress soon transformed into a whole new, positive lifestyle. “Using Isagenix gives me the energy to be able to do all the fun activities with my family,” she adds. “I am now able to have photographs with my family and enjoy playing basketball with them; I also help out with school activities because I am fit and healthy enough to take part.”
As well as recovering family life, an optimistic change in lifestyle has also helped Cheryl to find a new love for a variety of sports. So much so, the former ‘cake maker’ now takes part in a range of sports, from running to boxing and Cheryl has progressed further to fulfill studying Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training. “I just want to help people achieve their goals because I know what it feels like to be trapped in a difficult place where obesity rules your life,” she mentions. “To be inspired is great, but to inspire is an honour and I can motivate others because of my Isagenix journey!”
Completing the IsaBody Challenge® has been a highlight of Cheryl’s weight loss journey. The IsaBody Challenge is a 16-week program that focuses on an individual’s health goals to help them transform their body and life. “I released a further 18kg which led me to more goal setting which I didn’t even dream of in the beginning – I decided I wanted to be the first ever Isagenix ANZ 200lb Club Member after attending Summer Kick Off in October 2015,” she explains. Cheryl made it clear she would be rocking the stage at Celebration ‘Breakthrough’ 2016, recognised for her incredible achievement. Even though she gave herself a 5 month deadline, this inspiring lady achieved it within 3 months!
While Cheryl is now known for her incredible journey, she has also planned to move onto bigger and better plans. “I’m currently working towards becoming a professional boxer. I want to represent the New Zealand Women’s Masters’ Team in the Commonwealth Games 2018,” she explains. “I love how so many people have contacted me saying I’ve inspired them to sign up to boxing clubs and that they are now enjoying making a positive change to their lifestyle.”
One thing is for sure – Cheryl’s family and friends are overwhelmed with how far she has come every single day since starting her Isagenix journey. “The love and motivation I receive from my friends and family gives me the strength and determination to go even further, beyond what I had ever imagined possible!” Cheryl says. “I am so grateful I can put the trust into Isagenix to help me achieve my goals because without the products, I would have lost faith in all weight loss programs by now.”
And Cheryl’s determination isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This power woman plans to grow further and achieve more than what’s expected each and every single day. “I can now walk without pain, smile because I’m happy and laugh because I know what fun is – thanks to Isagenix,” she says.
*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 4.1kg with an average of 0.9kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix Program. 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. Always consult your physician before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight control or exercise program.