When you think of the holidays, a few things immediately come to mind: celebration, family, and fun. But, just last December, Frederique Matteau Lebrun did not have even one of those things. She was in the middle of a toxic divorce and struggling to support herself and her young daughter. She was completely defeated, stressed, and broke, both emotionally and financially. She had fallen off the wagon and even put on some extra weight.
Frankly, Frederique became fed up!
So, by January 2018, Frederique was not only stepping into a new year but also a new business and a new life for herself after discovering Isagenix and falling in love with their products in July 2017 through a chance encounter from a friend of a friend.
“I chose to start the business in January when my ex-husband could no longer stop me, and within the first month, I earned enough money to get me back on track*,” said Frederique.
You go, girl (yeah, we said it)! From that moment on, Frederique embodied every morsel of what the title MOM stood for: mom on a mission!
The Hustle Is Real, Real Good
It’s no secret that moms have one of the most demanding jobs in the world (sorry, dads)! But, when you’re a single mom, scratch that, a single working mom, the job becomes even more demanding. In the end, we’re all working toward the same goal: to obtain the best possible lifestyle for ourselves and our families. Frederique is fired up to do exactly that.
Frederique currently works a full-time job eight hours a day with a two-hour commute. While she’s on the road, she’s thinking, planning, and envisioning what she wants to do to propel her business. Then she uses her lunch break at work to exercise because there are no excuses when it comes to her health.
By the time Frederique gets home from work, she needs to get dinner on the table, homework done with her daughter, and a little snuggle time in with the family dog, Burny (because fur baby time is non-negotiable…obviously).
When her daughter is safely tucked in bed each night, Frederique is working her Isagenix business. She’s engaging and connecting with her team on weeknights and weekends. The best part of all, her daughter is curiously watching day in and day out, which will surely leave a lasting impression so she, too, can lead a life full of purpose, health, and wellness.
When asked how her daughter has influenced her success with Isagenix, Frederique shared: “My daughter will turn 8 years old in September. She has Asperger’s, and I am blessed to have her because she pushes me to be the very best version of myself. Her need for special care as well as her shared desire for us to have a home with a yard encourages me forward in this business.”
Fire It Up, Frederique!
Since starting with Isagenix, Frederique has shed an incredible 50 pounds (and counting)!** She credits her active lifestyle as well as her array of Isagenix products. What’s in her Isagenix arsenal, you ask?
Frederique said, “My breakfast shake and serving of Ionix® Supreme – I’ve fueled my body to its full potential to face the day head on. Stress affects me much less than it used to, and after a Cleanse Day, I feel like I could take over the world.”
She goes on to say, “Being a busy single mom, making shakes for both of us every morning is a lifesaver. My daughter loves her Cookies and Cream IsaLean™ Shake every morning. No more rushing to get breakfast on the table, negotiating sugar-laden cereal choices, or sneaking toast to the dog! Making a shake for my lunch also saves precious time as I need to prepare two.”
What started as just a desire to lose 20 pounds quickly changed into something much bigger than Frederique ever expected. Having lost 50 pounds,** she’s since gained tremendous passion, motivation, and love from those around her to keep pushing toward her goals.
It Only Gets Better From Here
Frederique know that this business will only continue to present her with tremendous opportunity. With a growth mindset as her vessel, she’s already mapped out a five-year plan for herself and her daughter.
“In five years, I want to pay off my debt, be in the best shape of my life, and save enough money for a down payment on a house.* Being a single mom is tough, so the business aspect is especially crucial for me in the next few years. I would love to remain financially, emotionally, and physically at peace,” said Frederique.
That sounds like an incredible plan to us! We’re continually amazed to see how much this business changes people’s lives. Frederique is the ultimate example, and we leave you with her powerful reminder:
“Be brave. Don’t ever settle. Go get the life you and your children deserve, no matter what. [Your] kids will learn from the strength you used to change your life!”
Well said, Frederique, well said!
*The ability to earn income under the Isagenix Compensation Plan depends on many factors including an individual Associate’s business, social, and sales skills; personal ambition and activity; availability of time and financial resources; and access to a large network of family, friends, and business contacts. Isagenix cannot and does not guarantee any particular level of earnings. Even Associates who dedicate a significant amount of time, effort, and personal funds may not achieve a meaningful level of success. For average earnings, refer to IsagenixEarnings.com.
**Results not typical. Weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences of Isagenix Customers and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup. In a two-phase study performed from 2015-2016 by Skidmore College in New York, researchers evaluated use of Isagenix products for weight loss. As part of the weight loss phase, the participants took part in a calorie-controlled regimen of Shake Days and one Cleanse Day per week and lost an average of 24 pounds after 12 weeks. View the study results
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