Maya Angelou said, "You can never be great at anything, unless you love it" and I love helping others!
First of all, I want to welcome you to my site! I am really excited to share my journey of living a healthy fit life with you! My goal is to in some way help you find solutions to live the life you have always imagined and start to experience what a healthy fit body should feel like!
To give you a little background, I am originally from the Caribbean Island, Jamaica. I have such fond memories as a child living there. My family moved to the United States when I was twelve years old and I spent about 16years living in sunny Miami, Florida. While living in Florida, I graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Education and after college, I became an elementary school teacher. After a few years, I decide I wanted a career change, so I chose to go to law school. During my first year of law school, I met my soulmate, Jamir Miller. Jamir was the first round draft choice, outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals and we met at a mutual friend’s barbecue, while he was visiting Miami. It was an immediate connection. I think we both knew that first night that we would end up together. After trying to make a long distance relationship work, I decided to move across country to Arizona with the intention of transferring to a law school there. So I made the move and as life would have it, long story short...that never happened.
Jamir and I got married in 1997 and together, we have three beautiful, confident and smart children. For most of Jamir’s career, I was a stay at home mom. I am truly blessed to have that opportunity to be a vital part of all of my kids lives and experienced all of their childhood milestones.
My Isagenix Journey
Four years ago, I was introduced to a nutritional cleansing system, Isagenix, by a good friend and my life was changed forever. Now, I have never looked at myself as being overweight, but I always knew I could get in better shape. Like many woman, I had that belly fat that I just couldn't get rid of. After having my third child, my son, I carried around a pouch that left me insecure and completely frustrated in my own body. Often friends would say, "Oh Racquel, you don't need to lose weight." Well, I guess to most people, I carried it well. Yet what most people didn't know was that I wasn't comfortable in my own skin. I wanted to be fit and I wanted to love my body again.
I was also lacking energy. Like most mommies, I was running a household, shuffling kids all over the city as dance mom, soccer mom and volleyball mom and just felt completely overwhelmed and exhausted.
I have always known that diets don't work, so a few years ago, I committed to a lifestyle change to help me reach my goals. I started using amazing nutritional products that helped me lose weight and gain my energy back. I felt great but I never took that extra step to get fit and lean because quite frankly, I didn't believe I could. I let negative self talk fill my head with doubt and I told myself I couldn't do it. Well, I am here to tell you that you can! You can achieve anything you set your mind to!
I made a commitment to myself and decided I was worth it. I eliminated the negative talk and I committed to the IsaBody 16week challenge, that Isagenix offers, and it changed it all for me. I decided to focus on me. I stuck to a meal plan and workouts that included my nutritional cleansing system.
This has been an amazing journey for me. I have finally reached my goal! For the first time in years (maybe ever) I am at my ideal body weight, 15% body fat and in the best shape of my life! I am fitter and stronger than I have ever been.
Today, I am building a successful home based business and helping people transform their lives, physically and financially.
So my message to you...
Set your intention for yourself and know you can get the results you desire. Yes, it takes hard work, dedication and belief in yourself. But any dream can become a reality when you take action!