Before being introduced to Isagenix by a friend, 2015 IsaBody Challenge® Finalist Natalie was overweight and uncomfortable in her own skin. It seemed everything she was taught as a competitive athlete was not working anymore. To add to her frustrations was the photography business she had started to keep her home with her son.
“My business was floundering and it was taxing my relationship with my ever-supportive husband,” shares Natalie. “I was feeling like a failure as a mom without energy, a wife with no zest for life, and a partner with no financial contribution.”
Desperate for a change, Natalie took a chance and put her first box of Isagenix products on a credit card. After a couple weeks her mental clarity and energy had returned. She used the IsaBody Challenge as an extra push to see what she could accomplish in 16 weeks.
“The Challenge provided me the support to stay accountable. I could plug in my results and see that graph with the weight getting lower and the inches getting smaller,” shares Natalie. “And the $200 worth of free products is such a great incentive.”
A Sparkling Red Celebration of Achievement
The culmination of Natalie’s year-long Isagenix journey happened on stage in a sparkling red bikini. After releasing 49 pounds, 53 inches, and 15% body fat* doing back-to-back IsaBody Challenges, the 31-year-old mother fulfilled her dream of competing in a bikini competition.
Natalie’s goal was to be the absolute best version of herself. Following the guidance of fitness coach and Isagenix Millionaire Cathy Savage, the first-time competitor switched her focus from weight loss to energy and performance.
“I utilized the IsaLean® Shakes, IsaLean PRO, and IsaPro® as I prepared for the stage. I am so grateful for these incredible products. I’m in a size that I have NEVER been as an adult and I feel healthier and sexier at 31 than I did at 21,” declares the 2015 IsaBody Challenge Top Achiever Finalist.
New Body Leads to Booming Business
The bikini competition and dramatic transformation pictures from the IsaBody Challenge has flooded Natalie’s inbox with messages from people who want to know her secret.
“The secret is…There is no secret,” says Natalie. “I had wall-kicking moments and days where I wanted to throw in the towel. But I was dedicated to creating healthy habits and sharing my story. This is a lifestyle commitment and if you follow the system Isagenix has laid out, it works.”
Now that she’s reached her ultimate fitness goal, Natalie is now excited about the prospect of having a second child—a dream she thought was not financially possible before Isagenix. The stay-at-home mom’s fast-growing business has allowed her to be present for her son while making a significant contribution to the household income.
“I feel the best I have ever felt. The fact that it happened while I’m able to earn an income that will allow my husband and I to expand our family is something I can never repay. My life is forever changed.”
Inspiration to Get Moving
Written By: Hyun Kim
*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 9 pounds with an average of 2 pounds 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.