Before Isagenix, Christine was simply existing. She wasn’t happy, felt humiliated about her weight, and had fallen into the trap we all know too well: the constant comparison to others. This left Christine uncomfortable in her own skin and with absolutely no self-love.
Her own health had fallen low on her list of priorities until one day, she decided enough was enough.
“I made the decision that I am worthy of becoming the best version of myself,” she said. “I decided that the goals I once felt were impossible were the goals I was ready to achieve.”
Christine’s friend introduced her to Isagenix and showed her how to register for the IsaBody Challenge®. She had no idea what to expect but was ready to change her life.
Since that day, Christine has completed nine IsaBody Challenges and discovered an entirely new way of living in which she has learned to embrace her imperfections and go after any goal she chooses. She’s lost more than 100 pounds total since starting her transformational journey in 2013 and has lost 33 pounds* since joining Isagenix two years later. Christine has even competed as a bodybuilder and become an endurance runner, completing four half-marathons and many more 15K races.
“My proudest moment was when my 7-year-old son decided to run his very first race because he was inspired by me,” said Christine. “We completed the Easter Sunday 15K together at Santa Monica Beach, and it was an experience we won’t ever forget.
“Each IsaBody Challenge, I have pushed myself to step out of my comfort zone, and today, I am stronger mentally and physically than I was 16 weeks ago. I am so proud of how far I have come. I am Isagenix for life.”
Get to Know Christine
We asked Christine a few questions about her success, and here’s what we found out:
Isagenix: What advice do you have for people who are beginning their journey to better health and fitness? Any tips for making living a healthy lifestyle easier?
Christine: Learn to stop being so hard on yourself, and just enjoy what you’re doing in the moment. Plan your day in advance, and make time to exercise every day, even if it’s just a 20-minute walk. Remember, living a healthy lifestyle also means dedicating a few minutes each day to relaxation. “Me time” is crucial to having a healthy mind and body.
Tell the people closest to you that you’re committed to changing your life, and ask for their support. Don’t be afraid to be clear on how you want them to help you. I always ask my husband not to buy a lot of junk food so our house is temptation-free!
I: In addition to your favorite Isagenix products, what foods are always in your kitchen to help you stay on track with your health and wellness goals?
C: I always have turkey and chicken breast, and my husband helps me grill all my proteins and veggies on Sundays so we are set for the week. I love all fruits and nut butters! My favorites are almond butter and sunflower butter.
I: Do you have any favorite healthy recipes?
C: My quinoa tabbouleh salad! All you need is:
- 2 cups water
- 185 g quinoa
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 3 tomatoes, diced
- 2 Persian cucumbers, diced
- 2 bunches of spring onions, diced
- 10-20 mint leaves, chopped
- 3 cups romaine lettuce
- 2 cups parsley
Toss all the ingredients together, and top with Armenian feta cheese!
I: What advice do you have for people who are struggling with insecurities?
C: In my latest IsaBody Challenge, I finally learned how to embrace my imperfections and celebrate them. For that, I am very proud of myself. It took me many years to learn, but you must stop comparing yourself to others, seeking external validation, and believing everything you see on social media. Don’t be so hard on yourself because you are the only one living your life, and you can’t bring happiness to others if you’re barely surviving.
The minute you embrace your imperfections and stop comparing yourself to others, I promise you will feel a million times happier!
I: What is one thing few people know about you that you want others to know?
C: I was 16 years old when my family came to California from Yerevan, Armenia. In the Armenian culture, we don’t typically see many women becoming athletes and competitors, especially after having kids. I had settled for being an overweight mom who was always on a diet and whose focus was her kids and her career until I found the IsaBody Challenge. When I decided to do the Challenge and compete in a bodybuilding bikini competition, my own family gave me a hard time. But, I relied on the IsaBody™ community for inspiration and did not only one show that year, but three!
I was bullied about my weight and looks when I first came to America, and I barely spoke English. I had no friends and no confidence. I never would have imagined I could achieve these things, but Isagenix has helped me see what is possible!
Inspired by Christine’s incredible story? To try this amazing 16-week Challenge and discover how you can transform your life, visit IsaBodyChallenge.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 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. View the study results at IsagenixHealth.net/Research.