Author Archives: Carman

About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

Cyndi

Cyndi’s First 90 Day Challenge Success Story!

Our sister in law Cyndi has had one cool transformation. She works out like a crazy woman and it has been nothing short of inspiring to see her story unfold! We started our weight loss journeys before we discovered ViSalus, but once we did…. she took things to the next level!! Here’s what she does….

First Name/Age: Cyndi/31

Which challenge kit did you use?
Transformation Kit – loves the Vi-trim/Vi-slim combo!

What is your favorite recipe?
Green Greek Vi Shake – (½ cup water, 2 cups spinach, 2 scoops shake mix, 1 cup frozen fruit, and ½ cup of plain greek yogurt)

Do you exercise? If so, what type of exercise do you enjoy?
Yes! CrossFit and Yoga!

What do you eat on an average day on program?/What are some of your favorite foods that keep you on track?
1 tsp peanut butter before work out, post work out Vi shake, protein pancake, balance bar, lean meat and veggies for dinner, Vi shake for dessert…

Which of your personal goals have you achieved? 
Before the challenge I had lost 32 lbs, and went on to lose 18 more for a total of 50lbs! As I have continued into my 2nd 90-day challenge, I have been able to gain more lean muscle and reached personal fitness goals!

What is your goal for your next 90 Day Challenge?
To be in the best shape EVER!!!

You ROCK Cyndi and you are such an inspiration!!!!!  :)
Devyn

My 15 Year Old Daughter Joins the Challenge!!

My amazing 15 year old daughter Devyn is doing her 1st Body by Vi 90 day Challenge to create healthier habits and drop 20lbs while training for high school softball tryouts. She hopes to inspire her friends and family while creating a healthier lifestyle and gaining more self confidence.  :)

I am SO proud of her for wanting to create a healthier lifestyle!!!! :)

It’s a family thing!!! :)

Matt Lehr & Rocky Rogers

Fitness Challenge Story- Rocky Rogers

I LOVE that the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge is not just about weight loss but also for active and fitness goals like improving endurance, gaining lean muscle, and dropping bodyfat percent. Check out the new Triple Play!!

Check out ex-NFL player Matt Lehr and my personal trainer friend Rocky Rogers!!! Rocky says all his clients being on a Challenge and using the products is a MUST!!!

Rocky – 34

Which challenge kit do you use?
Fit Kit

What is your favorite recipe?
Shake mix and water on the go (3scoops per)

What is your Challenge Goal? 
My challenge is to gain 12lbs of lean muscle with 10% BF and get my endurance to no end.

What do you eat on an average day on program?/What are some of your favorite foods that keep you on track?
Daily food
-10egg whites
-Vi shake and nutra cookie and a Go
-2lbs ground lean turkey
1cup brown rice
1cup veggie
-Vi Shake and 1/2 c almonds
-2 grilled chicken breast
1 cup veggies
Water all day with pro
1 water w Nero

Is there anything else you want to tell us?
Take the vi pack religiously

Thank you for all your awesome tips and advice Rocky!!!

Worlds Largest Giving Day

Here’s a little video from our Visalus Giving Day and to show that Vi Cares on how we did our part to help create the Worlds Largest Giving Day and a million moments of kindness. My kids went through their clothes, jackets, hats and gloves they are no longer using and we donated them along with helping out in a parking lot. :) I love how serving others can change our attitudes and put a smile on our face and those we serve! :)

It was a great reminder to look for ways to serve others DAILY not just on special occasions or holidays. I will be helping my kids remember and create a better habit of doing this daily.

www.givingday.vi.com 

Angela's 1st Challenge

Weight Loss Success Story – Angela Jacks

I am so excited to share with you my childhood school friend bestie Angela Jacks’s before and after picture from her 1st 90 day challenge!!!!!!!! She is down 24lbs and CRUSHED it!!!!!!Here are a few tips from her Challenge: 


Which challenge kit did you use?The shape kitWhat is your favorite recipe?
My favorite recipe is banana pudding -1 cup almond milk, 1 tsp of sugar free french vanilla pudding powder, 2 scoops of shake mix, and a frozen banana. Blend and drink.

Do you exercise? If so, what type of exercise do you enjoy?
I did not exercise any other than keeping up with my two girls with school, dance and cheer.

What do you eat on an average day on program? What are some of your favorite foods that keep you on track?
I do not keep track of my foods or calories. I just do not eat anything fried and try to keep it to salads, grilled meats and veggies, or soups.

Which of your personal goals have you achieved? Weight loss/how much? 
My goal was to lose 15-20 pounds and I lost 24. I lost 15 inches, a shirt size, and two pants sizes.

What is your next 90 Day Challenge goal? 
My next goal is to lose 10 more pounds and do the Insanity workout program.

I am so proud of you for joining the Challenge girl!!!! You are going to be a motivation and inspiration to SOOO many people!!!! :) ♥ ya!!!! :)