I Didn’t See This Journey Coming!
Having my 3 children back to back to back really did a number on me… on my body and on my emotions! It didn’t seem to matter what I did or what I changed about my lifestyle, I just couldn’t find the energy.
At the time I was already eating organically and working out, but I couldn’t lose the weight, I couldn’t get out of a mental fog… it was a really dark time for me. I suffered from auto immune issues, couldn’t sleep, and had headaches everyday.
My body was becoming intolerant to gluten and I was drinking OVER a pot of coffee a day to maintain some sort of normality… I was literally a mess, and because that’s how I felt… I never wanted to go anywhere.
The truth is I didn’t really want to get dressed and I especially didn’t want to be in front of a camera, so sadly I’m almost completely omitted from years of our pictures. This picture above (me riding a horse with my daughter) is really one of about 8 pictures I could find of myself, in an almost 5 year period!
I was retreating into myself and I wasn’t really able to be the mom, wife, or person I wanted to be. I knew I needed something but I didn’t know what.
In Walks Plexus
My friend, and children’s piano teacher, asked me to give some vitamin drink a try and I respectfully declined. She asked again, saying it might help with my energy issues… and to make her happy, I took the sample and told her I would give it a try. I didn’t try it though, because honestly the small sample got lost in the mess of my van.
When she asked me how I liked it, I told her it that I liked it… bad I know, but I didn’t want to hurt her feelings. Finally, when she asked me if I would like to give the products a try for a month, I put her off for some time. It wasn’t until she explained that I would have 60 days to return the products for a full refund, that I even talked to my husband about the situation.
I was miserable but I really didn’t think some drink would help me feel better, BUT I didn’t want to hurt my friend’s feelings… and what if I tried it and it didn’t work… I didn’t want things to be awkward during my kid’s piano lessons! However, my husband really encouraged me to give it a try. He really helped me see that at this point in my life, I literally had nothing to lose! So, after 3 months I reluctantly called my friend and told her I would give the drink a try.
Plexus is MORE than a drink!
At my children’s next piano lesson, I went in a bit early to talk to my friend about trying the drink, what I had now learned was called Slim. She told me a bit about Plexus, how the company had started by making self check breast kits for women, and how they now had over 15 products to help with energy, gut issues, mood, weight, and more.
Because of my auto immune issues, she suggested that I try a trio of products called the Triplex, which includes the drink Slim, a probiotic, and a product called Bio Cleanse, which helps rid the body of toxins. I knew that I probably should be on a probiotic, I had some gut issues, and I knew that I really needed energy… so with the thought of the 60 day money back guarantee in mind, I told her I would try the Triplex.
As I said, I am a stay at home mom, and so I really didn’t want to give my husband another bill. My friend suggested that if I became an ambassador, that I could get the products for wholesale price, and so that is what I did. I will be honest… I walked away feeling like I would probably get my money back in the future.
My Products Arrived!
By the end of the week, I got a box from Plexus that had my 3 products and some materials to help me learn about the products. Plexus is a direct marketing company, but at the time I wasn’t concerned about that… I wanted to try the products to see if they were going to work for me. Even though I seriously doubted that these products would work, I told myself that I was going to give this an honest go for 60 days.
I took the products as suggested and on day 4 I made a pot of coffee and didn’t drink it. I had a few sips, sat it down, and just forgot about it. That was a small miracle for me! Over the next few weeks I noticed other victories too… I was able to stop all coffee and energy drinks basically cold turkey, I didn’t have any more headaches, I slept better, and I had more energy! In about a month I went from a girl that could barely get out of her pj’s to someone that was much more active and energetic. My husband said I smiled more and everyone noticed my mood improving!∗
Within the 60 day period I noticed that I was actually going to the bathroom regularly (which should be about 3 times a day, basically when something goes in, shortly after, something should come out). I wasn’t bloated as much and I noticed that having some gluten didn’t really upset my stomach as much as before. I was really changing and I was happy with the products… but I had little interest in the other side of this… DIRECT MARKETING!
The Business Side of Plexus
I was loving the 3 products I was on but believed myself to be WAY too busy to be an ambassador. I also didn’t want to sell anything and didn’t really know anyone anyway.
My friend, the one that introduced me to Plexus, told me I could get my products paid for if I shared my experiences with a few people. I loved the products and I felt I owed it to my husband to get them paid for… I didn’t want to saddle him with that burden and so I shared the picture above (lol, yes… that one) on my Facebook page with the below verbiage… click here to see it on my page!
“This was me this morning, up for only about 10 minutes and enjoying my pink drink! I don’t get excited by much but this, and the other 2 supplements I’ve been taking over the last few weeks, have me excited! Why? Well, in general I feel better. I drink so much less coffee and for the first time EVER, drink it without sugar! I in turn sleep better and I’ve had less gut issues.
Do I still have an autoimmune issue, yes, am I feeling better, yes! So, if you’re low on energy, having a hard time sleeping, feeling sluggish, have digestive issues, need some extra omegas, have a vitamin deficiency, joint discomfort, and so on, these products really may just be what you are looking for, and I’m only taking a few of the many supplements available. If you’ve read this far and you’re curious or in need, message me and I can point you in the right direction”
Well, from that post my sister in law reached out to me… we hadn’t spoken in 8 years… seriously! She told me that she was suffering from a different autoimmune issue, one that involves her stomach lining not working, and she needed something. She was also hesitant, but gave the products a try.
A few months later she reported to eating foods that she NEVER thought she’d eat again. She said she was stronger and was riding horses again! From that moment I was hooked to sharing with people!!! I wanted to see people get their lives back like my sister in law and I had!∗
My Plexus Journey
I went from being very skeptical about these products, to being changed by them, to watching them change someone else… and I really wanted to be a part of that! So many people are tired, are on OTC medications to help them sleep, have autoimmune issues, and so much more… and I knew I had some products that could help… BUT I still didn’t want to sell anything!
My friend explained to me that with Plexus there are no parties, no inventory, and instead of selling the products… we share our success and our stories with others. As I became more active and posted about it… people noticed. When I talked to people and I smiled more… people noticed. It didn’t take long for people to begin to ask me what I was doing in my life!
Since starting my Plexus journey I not only feel amazing, I have lost 3 dress sizes… and I’ve been fortunate enough to have a team grow! I have a team full of people helped by Plexus. I have team members with autoimmune issues, others who wanted to kick soda and sugar habits, some whose children have been able off their ADD and ADHD medicines, and a few woman that have been helped with hot flashes.
There are pregnant moms that see less morning illness and increased breast milk while on a few of these supplements (many of the products are safe for pregnant and nursing moms, are non-gmo, have no artificial colors or preservatives). I have team members that have been helped with weight issues, energy issues, and more… and it is amazing to see their lives change too!
With Plexus you don’t sell anything… you change and people want that change for themselves… it is an AMAZING business! Currently as a stay at home and homeschool mom, I am able to unburden my husband with the mortgage payment… just by helping people feel better and get their lives back… does it get better than that?¤
I Can DREAM Again!
I think my journey with Plexus has been amazing and the one thing I got that I never even saw on the radar was my ability to dream again! We were stuck in our life… my husband made a good living but we never had much extra after the bills, the 401K, and the kid’s extra curricular activities… we pretty much had given up hope of having more or doing much more with or for our children. We envied others when they took trips and we really had stopped dreaming or allowing ourselves to believe that our lives would be more than comfortably struggling.
Since being a working ambassador with Plexus we have taken a trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto, St. Louis, and Great Wolf Lodge. The Canada and St. Louis trips meant alot to me because one of the reason I wanted to home school was to be able to visit places we were learning about, but life got in the way… that is until Plexus! We also just paid for a 10 day Disney and SeaWorld vacation… that is 4 trips in a year and a half!
As a family we are also able to give back… we’ve been able to help our local stray cat population by having cats spayed and neutered. We take treats into the senior centers. My house has become the neighborhood spot to hang out because we’re always stocked up on treats for all the kids. Being able to do things for others has been an amazing plus with this business!
I am pretty grateful to my friend that didn’t give up on me when I said “NO” because I can’t believe where I’d still be if she had! I have come so far personally, physically, and financially… and I feel so very blessed because I know my Plexus journey has just started!
To learn more about the products themselves visit the page What is Plexus and if you would like to know more, please feel free to message me here or follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I PROMISE I won’t bite and I won’t hound you… you can just watch my journey and learn more for yourself. Imagine… what if this could change EVERYTHING!
Bet + Fam 🙂
PS. If you aren’t friends with a Plexus Ambassador and are seriously curious… let me know! Part of what sets Plexus apart is that you get a support system from a team of people encouraging you in your journey. To see all of our products, click here.
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