This is probably one of the most embarrassing posts I will ever write. Obviously, I’ve been taking a little time off from blogging, but I’ve also taken quite a lot of time off of dieting, exercise and anything remotely healthy for me. I’ve let the pounds creep back on and am pretty angry with myself! I gave myself a good talking to and decided that the first thing to do is get back to blogging–which would hopefully motivate me to get with it on diet and exercise!
During my time of being a lazy slug, I became obsessed with Pinterest. Yes, I know…should have gone to yoga instead. However, while checking out all kinds of beautiful fashions that I felt too fat to even try on, I noticed a post by Jennifer Williams about her terrific business and the amazing body wraps that she sells. Jennifer claimed that by wrapping myself I could lose inches off my waist in just 45 minutes.
Given that I’ve tried so many things that are total scams, the scam detector in my brain started screaming! The pictures that she posted looked good but I couldn’t imagine how an all-natural product could possibly make me lose inches in that short time frame. Besides, I told myself, those pictures probably aren’t even the same people!
I wrote Jennifer, told her about this blog site and asked if she would be willing to send me a free wrap that I could try out and then blog about the results. She immediately called me and was one of the most bubbly, positive people I’ve talked to in a very long time. Her enthusiasm is absolutely infectious and by the time our conversation ended, I was actually feeling hopeful that the product might be as good as she claimed. But the “proof is in the pudding” so to speak, and I’ve definitely been eating too much pudding. If you are what you eat, my stomach had taken on a definitively pudding-like texture.
A couple of days later, Jennifer’s package arrived. It included one body wrap, a brochure about the It Works! company and samples of one of of their nutritional products called Greens. With trepidation, I tried the Greens . When mixed with water, Greens gives you the complete nutrition of the eight daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. It helps to detox the body and alcalyze acids. Surprisingly, once I got past the green color, it tasted fine–kind of like watered down Tang. Well, that is a step up from any green liquids I’d tried up to this point. I’ve noticed in the past couple of weeks that as a result of neutralizing acids, my problems with acid reflux have improved drastically.
Then came the true test, the Ultimate Body Wrap. It is a simple cloth wrap that has an all-natural botanically based formula lotion infused on one side. I took my measurements and sure did not like the number! It was easy to use… unwrap it, place it on the area you want to wrap (it can be used on stomach, sides, legs, back, arms and even chin and neck!). Then, I did the finishing touch and wrapped myself in Saran wrap, put on a pair of sweats and lounged around reading a good book for 45 minutes. It felt great. There was a pleasant tingling sensation on my skin and it smelled nice. It just seemed too easy! How on earth could it possibly do anything?
After my 45 minutes were up, I cut the Saran wrap and got out the measuring tape. I had no expectation of success. However, I had lost an inch and a half! I was glad that I’d taken a picture before. Then I took an afterward picture and found that there was even a visible difference. I kept watching and measuring and after 72 hours, it was two inches of loss. I became very excited and ordered more of them. Again, my expectation was that after the first one, there wouldn’t be a great deal of success. I forgot to measure on the second one but I did wrangle more photos with my Iphone and again, it was visible.
It’s embarrassing but I am posting the results photos here for all to see. No, the photos were not touched up. Yes, all the pictures are of my “ginormous” belly. Yes, all the photos were taken by me by holding my Iphone out away from my stomach. The difference in skin tone is pretty much from the differences in lighting and what I was wearing and how difficult my phone camera wanted to be that particular day. Embarrassing but true results. Wow! I can’t believe“It Works!”
My Results from three wraps….and I’m not planning on stopping here! Now that I have a kick-start, I’m back to trying to develop more healthy habits!
As you can see, this product made a huge difference for me! . If you’re interested in learning more, click here!