“When we truly love someone, we share and support their dreams no matter how long it takes, whatever it takes. We will face with courage their fears, sickness, hardships, challenges and sacrifices to achieve the dreams they are passionate about. Their dream becomes our dream. Their hope becomes our hope. Their faith becomes our faith. Their heart becomes our heart. Their change becomes our change.”
Two years ago, not only did I look and feel heavy at 194 pounds but I was neglecting my health and total well-being. I worked so many grave yard hours, deprived myself of sleep at night while loading myself with caffeine during the day to stay awake, habitually binge on unhealthy food rich in carbs, sugar, salt and fats, drenched myself with stress and anxiety, stopped exercising and being active. I was slowly losing interest in my physical health, allowing my many excuses and negativity to win. I can feel my optimism & energy slipping away. I allowed myself to believe that it was just a normal part of having a slower metabolism at 40’s.
One night a co-worker showed me my picture a year before I started working with him. He simply said, “This was you. What happened?” It felt like a bucket full of ice water and self-realization was thrown to my face. Just like that, I woke up. That very night, I made a choice. I made a commitment to feel my best, look my best. To achieve better health and lose weight. I made a promise to myself that I will eat healthier, live healthier, overcome & beat stress.
Hitting midlife, everything seems to be going downhill. So, I decided to change & invest on my health.
Two years after that promise I made to myself, I was 37 pounds lighter with a diet I simply called Mr. B’s Diet which is mainly a staple of egg whites, plantains, grilled chicken breast, Power Green smoothies made of kale and spinach with blueberries, papaya or pineapple and 30 calories unsweetened vanilla almond milk. The diet is based on a daily calorie count of 1,300/day I learned from using my fitnesspal iPhone app in the first three months of my initial dieting. All that time, I was trying all strategies to convince my wife to join in my weight loss program but she wasn’t ready.
Have I achieved the weight loss I wanted? Yes I did. Did it made me feel healthy? Somewhat. Did I feel well? Not really.
“I prayed for much-needed healing. I prayed for some natural healthier option to treat my problems. Little did I know, my prayers were already heard long before I spoke about them.”
For the past year, I was struggling with bad allergies, migraine headaches, insomnia, stress, persistent mood swings, irritability, anxiety attacks. I was telling myself it was all part of the hormonal and chemical imbalance as I got older. I was scared to tell it to anyone, so I kept it to myself until two months ago, I had to tell my wife when I can’t bear it any longer. I simply told her on our way to school anxious as usual because we were almost late, “I think I really need to see a doctor. I’ve been having these persistent intense anxiety attacks almost everyday. Sometimes I feel like my heart is about to explode and I can’t breathe.” I guess shes been observing all my emotional and psychological symptoms that she replied in a very supportive tone, “Yes, I think you should.” In my head, I was asking myself, “Do I really want to be under anti-anxiety, anti-insomnia prescription medications?
How Yoli BBS Transformed Our Lives…
Mid-September 2014, my cousin from Katy, Texas invited us for dinner. Me and my wife were both surprised to see how much weight loss she and her husband had. We can’t help ourselves but ask them, “You both really look good. How did you do it?” They told us that beginning of Summer, they went through an amazing 30-Day health and wellness transformation called Yoli Better Body System. My cousin said, “I got the transformation kit for myself because of my arthritis. After a week not only did my joint pains disappeared but I also lost 5 pounds as part of its good side effect as our body heals and achieve optimal health . Seeing my remarkable weight loss and significant relief of chronic arthritic pains, my husband started using my transformation kit strictly. By the end of 30 Days, he lost an impressive 20 pounds. We then went to his doctor for his annual physical exams and found out that his elevated blood pressure went to normal and his high cholesterol levels went to normal.”
I saw friends posting Yoli before and after pictures in my Facebook months before but I was very skeptic about it. Back then, I told myself, if it’s just weight loss, I can do that myself by eating healthy and exercise without buying any health products. So, I had to ask, “What’s in that Yoli that restores optimal health?” Excitedly she explained, “One of them is Alkalete, that normalize our body’s pH levels to prevent the harmful effects of acidosis caused by all forms of daily stress, bad food and beverage and unhealthy lifestyle. Proper alkalization help remove acidic waste, improve insulin function, shed unwanted fat, reduce obesity and obesity related chronic illnesses , thus improving overall health.” I asked her further, “Is this safe?” She replied, “Yes, it’s safe. It is made with scientifically developed all natural, plant-based ingredients. Of course, if you’re under any medical treatment, talk to your doctor first.” I told her, “So far, we don’t have any chronic medical problem and we would like to try just the Alkalete first.
After our first week with Yoli Better Body System, we both lost a rapid 7 pounds each. It gradually slowed down on the second week as the body resets itself into an efficient fat burning machine. It picked up a bit more on our third week, then stabilized on the 4th week completing our first 30-Days of Better Body Transformation. But in all honestly, it wasn’t the weight loss that motivated us to keep going but the great feeling of wellbeing and harmony. We were calmer, more relax, had lots of restful, sound sleep, more energetic, optimistic and driven, have more positive outlook in life despite of the ongoing dramas and stressors around us, we were closer than ever as a couple, more hopeful, happier and best of all felt intensely grateful and near to God. Every blessing, big or small, becomes a heavenly grace to be thankful for. Can’t totally put into words but it was and is amazing.
After one week, we both noticed a generalized feeling of well-being. We then decided to get one 30-Day Better Body Transformation Kit and share it.
I was sleeping better and stopped taking Benadryl for sleep. My migraines hasn’t bothered me. My allergies reduced to a point I stopped taking my steroid nasal inhaler. I was calmer, happier & have more energy.
Me and my wife’s personal transformation favorite results are our renewed closeness to God and with each other. Once again, we became that couple that does everything together from praying to planning our meal, grocery shopping, cooking, exercising, to helping others achieve their own weightloss & better health transformation.
This post I dedicate to my loving wife who moved to America with me because she believed in my dreams. My dream became her dream. She took care of me and my son with all the love and care we could ever wish for. Now, its my turn to let her dream be my dream.
Today, my lifestyle change is still on going, constantly changing, evolving, adjusting, learning, improving. Some days are easy, other days a bit hard & challenging but in all, I learned to never give up.
Whatever health program we choose to follow, the important key is persistent lifestyle change and today is the best time to begin our better health & body transformation. We all can do it.