Meet Adam. Before joining Isagenix, he was running his family’s 70-year-old towing company, convenience store, and gas station – all of which operates 24/7. Working 80- to 100-hour workweeks was burning him out, leaving him little energy to spend with his wife and two small children. And even though some nights he only got a few hours of sleep, he would still make time to go to the gym at 4:30 a.m. because he felt working out was more important than sleeping.
“I was often very short with my family. I would come home, crash on the couch, and barely have the energy to carry on a conversation,” Adam said.
Being on the go all the time, the only way he knew to fuel his body was to eat fast food. Late-night service call? Two cheeseburgers to go! At least this was how he used to eat. Until his wife introduced him to Isagenix.
“She came home one day and said that she and her mother were going to start this new 30-day program through their gym and that they’d get a better deal overall if they had a third person to sign up.”
Although he’s not normally one to try this sort of thing, Adam felt something was different about Isagenix and decided to give it a shot, which paid off.
“I felt like I was asking for a lot when I got started. I had been stuck at a certain weight for a few years, and I couldn’t seem to lose weight or gain lean muscle no matter what I changed. In the beginning, I was interested in gaining some energy and maybe losing a few pounds of fat. I wouldn’t have been upset if I could see my six-pack again, too. I wasn’t exactly comfortable in my skin before Isagenix. I would always need to have my shirt on, especially if I was going to be sitting down,” Adam explained. “This is not the case anymore!”
Get to Know Adam
We asked Adam a few questions about his Isagenix journey, and here’s what he had to say:
Isagenix: What’s your best advice for someone who is getting started with Isagenix for the very first time?
Adam: Trust the process, and always continue learning. Listen to your sponsor/coach, and follow the system to the best of your ability. Realize that a lot of time and effort has gone into the development of these products and systems. Join the IsaBody Challenge® and its Facebook group right away to help keep you motivated and on track.
I: What is your favorite form of exercise? What does a week of workouts look like for you?
A: My favorite would probably be traditional weightlifting. My typical week of workouts consists of five days at the gym for weightlifting with at least one day of CrossFit. I get to the gym at 5 a.m. and try to keep my workouts to 60 minutes.
I: What is your morning routine/what do you do each morning that gets you ready for success and the day ahead?
A: I typically wake up at 4:20 a.m. and start my day with a tall glass of water. Then I start my pre-workout routine to prep for my 5 a.m. workout. I mix up a shake that consists of Isagenix Greens™, apple cider vinegar, and then AMPED™ Nitro. I also always start with a social media post on the area of my life I choose to intentionally focus on that day. These posts help inspire me and keep me motivated to continue pushing to be the best version of myself, which will hopefully inspire others.
I: What are your favorite Isagenix products and the products you can’t live without?
A: ALL OF THEM! No, it truly is difficult for me to pick a favorite product because I use so many of them. Ionix® Supreme and IsaLean® PRO Shake have probably been the biggest game changers for me. Ionix has tremendously helped me deal with anything life throws at me. I often have Ionix twice a day — sometimes three times if I am having a particularly tough day. IsaLean PRO has been a lifesaver to get my body amazing nutrition so quickly. Time is absolutely of the essence in my line of work, so these little packets are essential.
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?
A: Oatmeal, steel-cut oats, nut butters, Kamut Puffs, coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, Ezekiel bread, rice, vegetables, fruits, organic and homegrown meats, tuna, salmon, and eggs.
I: Do you have any favorite healthy recipes?
A: My family loves the Isagenix protein balls for a quick nutrient-dense snack. We don’t often follow recipes. Typically, we cook a healthy starch with vegetables, protein, and a healthy fat. One of my favorite meals is salmon baked with salt, pepper, and garlic and drizzled with olive oil. Then we squeeze half a lemon over the salmon and place asparagus on top before baking it at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. We like to eat this dish with a salad and a side of rice or quinoa.
I: What’s your best tip or hack for making living a healthy lifestyle easier?
A: Apparently, it takes 21 days to form a habit. That’s just another reason why the 30-Day System is a perfect way to get started on creating a healthy lifestyle. The best habit I developed in my first 30 days was my ability to turn away from food and circumstances that were going to hinder my transformation.
Take it one step at a time; slow consistent changes are ones that will last. Have a goal, and just decide that you will reach that goal knowing that consistent daily action will get you there. Block out the noise, put your head down, and go! Isagenix was an awesome start for me because it was a simple, easy-to-follow system with no thinking involved. It was a total system reset, which was a huge kick-start and confidence boost because the results were undeniable, both internally and externally.
I: What kept you going in moments you wanted to give up or slack off?
A: I’d had goals for 15 years to be bigger, faster, and stronger, but nothing was happening. I thought to myself, if I change nothing, nothing will change. So, I decided to change. I trusted a product I would have probably never tried before, because I “didn’t need it,” but I did need something because what I was doing wasn’t working. I also felt like the place I was in mentally and physically at 32 years old, when I started, was not at all where I aspired to be. I have two children, ages 2 and 4, and I wanted to show them every single day that if you put your mind to something and go for it, you can succeed, even when life knocks you down. This is my one shot, so I’m going to make it count.
I: What do you love most about being involved in the Isagenix community?
A: The like-minded people and the total commitment to no-compromise products. There are hundreds of thousands of people just like me out there who are willing to show me constant love and support. It’s just amazing when you have a team that stacked rooting for you.
I: Any parting words you’d like to share?
A: This company is truly amazing. I am so thankful and grateful it came into my life at the perfect time because I needed help and didn’t even know it. What I thought was a 30-day challenge has started remolding habits I practice today.
Inspired by Adam’s story? Try the incredible 16-week Challenge and discover how you can transform your life by visiting 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.
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