Body By Vi 90-Day Challenge ~ Sue Bares AllPosted in Body By Vi 90-Day Challenge, Wealth Creation, Weight Loss
Do you ever feel like your life has gone completely off track, only to realize it was just the Universe lining things up exactly how they needed to happen?
That’s how it was for me with the Body By Vi 90-Day Challenge.
My weight issues began when I was about 6. Strangely enough, even though I had 5 older siblings and parents that were still married (at the time), I was a pretty lonely kid. My dad worked a lot, my mom was usually angry at him for it and my older siblings were off doing their own things. I spent a lot of time alone, in front of the TV, with what seemed like my only friend… food.
It wasn’t much fun being a fat kid in school… there were often giggles and remarks from other kids as I walked by. I remember stopping by a classroom to deliver a message to the teacher, only to hear the class burst out laughing as I left the room. I later found out that the teacher told the class “she should lay off the chocolate bars”.
It was shortly after that, at age 10, I was put on my first diet. It was a family affair… my sister helped with menu planning (basically following Weight Watchers), my mom only let me eat what was part of the diet and everyone was very supportive and encouraging. Looking back, I wish I could’ve told them it wasn’t about the food… it was about how I felt about ME and the words I said to myself… and eating less and losing the weight wasn’t going to change that.
And it didn’t. I did lose 25 pounds, but it was just the start of 30 years of yo-yo dieting, therapy, overeaters anonymous, diet pills… you name it. I remember often feeling like I wished I could help other people going through a similar situation… but then I always wondered how I could possibly help them if I couldn’t even help myself.
Here’s where the lining up of events gets really cool. I just recently wrapped up a year of business coaching with John Assaraf. On Christmas Eve last year, John spent some extra time with me because I told him there was one big issue that was holding me back. I told him how I was excited about the idea of Steve and I traveling and speaking on stage, but (and this was hard to say out loud), I was uncomfortable with my body and being overweight and was scared to be in front of people. I told John that I was finally ready to deal with it.
John mentioned a friend of his who is a health and fitness trainer and coach… a former Mr. Universe, in fact John suggested we might make a great partnership… I could help him with his internet marketing, and he could help me finally release the weight I had held onto for so long.
A week later, Nordine Avtar Zouareg (pictured above in his Mr. Universe days) and I had our first Skype call (he’s in Arizona, I’m in Canada, so face to face wasn’t an option, but Skype is definitely the next best thing). Nordine put me on an easy-to-follow meal plan and told me it was time to get my butt to the gym. I resisted and started the excuses… I told him there wasn’t a gym close enough to me… not to mention being able to find the time. How could I run our business, raise 3 kids AND get to the gym every day? I decided to look up “gym” on my iPhone and much to my surprise there were 2 gyms just 5-minutes away. EXCUSE SQUASHED. It was time… I was ready and I fully committed to doing whatever it would take to shed the weight and get in the best shape I could.
Now there’s one VERY IMPORTANT component to weight loss that rarely gets talked about. That is MINDSET. And that’s what really changed for me. I no longer allowed myself to be the “fat kid”. I had old patterns and programs in my brain that needed to be changed. I will go into great detail of what I did in later posts… as that’s the part I am most looking forward to helping people with.
So, here we are… 9 months later. I have lost almost 40 pounds, am in the best shape of my life (at age 40!) and I LOVE GOING TO THE GYM. I have to shout it out as I never in a million years thought I would say that!! The gym is a part of my life. I have time for it, because I MAKE time for it.
And now I am ready to help others overcome what I have… to accept themselves for who they are right now… and to work with me and Steve to get in the right mindset to achieve their goals. And the coolest thing is… we have just been given the vehicle to do exactly that.
First, I must fill you in on some of the events of the past few months… at the beginning of summer, we moved from Vancouver (where Steve had been for over 30 years, and I for over 20.) It was the only home our kids had known. They were going into grades 7, 4 and 1 and had to be taken away from their friends, their sports and everything that was familiar to them. This move wasn’t really planned. We’ll tell you all about that another day, but one thing is for sure… I always knew there was some BIG reason that we were moving 5 hours away from “home”.
Enter the Body By Vi 90-Day Challenge…
Because we are so “out there”, we are presented with many business opportunities… joint ventures, affiliate partnerships etc. We look over everything that comes our way… and some of them just stand out. We had never even considered network marketing until a few months ago. I was like many and always wondered “oh, another pyramid scheme??” Then I started to seriously research the business of network marketing and here’s what I discovered… this is a business model that makes a lot of sense!! It actually benefits YOU… much more than if you are working for someone else.
Let’s use McDonald’s as an example. They pay their workers a wage and they spend huge amounts of money on advertising… on radio, tv and in newspapers. Network marketing companies don’t spend money on advertising, and they share their profits with the people who help their business thrive. YOU. So, you find a company you love, a product you believe in… something that you’d want to tell your friends, family, networks about anyway. And you PROFIT based on the effort you put in. Now, that’s my kind of gig
So once I started to really understand Network Marketing… it hit me. Steve and I have been studying, learning, teaching, coaching and consulting for the last three years. We’ve worked with hundreds of people from all over the world (mostly Canada, the US and Australia). We’ve been helping people achieve their goals online… with their marketing, videos, social media and personal growth. Now it was time to take those skills and partner with a company that we could truly get behind.
It’s an opportunity for us to build a team of like-minded people… those who want to grow in all areas of their lives… mentally, physically, spiritually, financially.
The Body By Vi 90-Day Challenge is the company we chose for numerous reasons…
- We both have health and fitness goals that we’re ready to achieve. I’ve got a few more pounds to lose and some muscle tone to gain, and Steve wants to lose 30 pounds.
- It is the perfect vehicle to help others and achieve our own goals… the one that came along at the exact right time.
- The company is the COOLEST. It was started by 3 young entrepreneurs. They were doing ok, but needed something to make them stand out. Just 2 years ago (in 2009), they started the 90-Day Challenge, their profits skyrocketed… and it just keeps getting better and better. Last month alone, 67,000 people joined the challenge.
- I love the shakes!! I was already into protein shakes and these are even better. Jam-packed with all the nutrition our body needs. I have tons of energy and my body always feels nourished.
- We are in a brand new town. Actually, it’s my hometown… I’ve been gone for 22 years (couldn’t wait to leave when I was 18) and now, we happened to end up back here… where hardly anybody even knows about the challenge yet. It’s serendipitous if you ask me! The challenge only officially launched in Canada 2 weeks ago… it’s not going to slow down and I see a HUGE opportunity for us in Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops.
- Steve and my 3 years of Internet marketing experience gives us the opportunity to show you how to grow your network marketing business online too. If you don’t live in our area, that’s completely ok as we will offer LIVE training, support and coaching online. We’ll help you achieve your health, fitness and financial goals.
The events leading up to our move here definitely felt like our life was off track, but as it all unfolds, we are getting to see the many reasons why we are here. I have a vision of helping 1000 people reach their health and fitness goals and I have made that one of my goals for the 90-Day Challenge.
If you are ready to adjust your mindset, and live a healthier lifestyle, let’s do it together! You can even get your shakes for free if you get 3 of your friends to join the challenge. If you’d also like to learn how to make residual long-term income for yourself and your family and be part of a supportive, loving, motivating community… we would love to have you on our team!