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Happy & Healthy {My Top 5 Favorite Plexus Products!}

Hey friends! So in December of last year, I started Plexus out of a desperate NEED to “just feel better”. I had so many health issues and annoyances that 1. I had not dealt with before or 2. I had kept at bay before, but no longer could. I had seen Plexus here and there, and had actually tried it before briefly, when I was looking for a quick fix for weight loss (because who hasn’t been there at one time or another?). I tried it, for 2 weeks, didn’t see any weight loss, and quit.

But in the way that many people will roll their eyes, and yes, guilty…I have done that too, a sweet acquaintance that I had on Facebook, was always posting about Plexus. I would like her posts quite often, and would occasionally comment. Then one day she posted something that strongly caught my eye. It was a random post about health issues you may be more inclined to if you were born by C-Section and how Plexus could help you. Since I am seriously a closet nerd and lover of anything about science, mysteries, and especially another piece to the ‘Why You Are The Way You Are’ puzzle of life, I completely stopped scrolling dead in my finger tracks to read, not only the post, but the comments. As you may have guessed, I was a C-Section baby. But never before had I known that the miracle way that I, and thousands of others were/are born, had any affect on my adult health.

For whatever reason, that post did it for me, and the next time my friend and I talked, she was letting me know about joining a 1 week sample group, but I just said, “You know what..let’s just do the whole thing.” And it’s been history since then.

Now let me tell you, I signed up as an Ambassador, mainly to get the product discount for myself, but also for the sake of IF this actually worked for me, I’d be able to share these products with other people to help them with their physical battle! Because anyone who has ever struggled with a physical issue, knows that it can become something that has the power to not only affect, but consume you! That was me.

So I’m almost 9 months into taking Plexus, and I feel like a whole different person! I haven’t tried everything, but I have tried most of the products and stay stocked up on my favorites. So just for fun, here are my top 5 favorite Plexus products!

Plexus Slim

So I DO need to tell you, because I completely believe in honesty and transparency…I have not gotten “slim” on Plexus Slim. I’m sure my other Plexus friends are cringing as they read this, because that’s just not the way to sell a product called “slim.” But nonetheless,Β  you see that it is my number one item that I love and use daily! Why is that? Because what is life if you’re not skinny? If you just asked that, I’d love to have a nice long heart to heart with you about life and all that it is, when being slim isn’t the number one focus. πŸ™‚ Ok! moving on! I love Slim because it gives me an internal boost! Not like a shot of espresso, but like a revitalizing sensation. It helps with mental and emotional clarity, boosts mood, and gives natural energy. It also is the happy factor to a good, regular natural digestive system. Let me go ahead and say that TONS of people lose weight with Slim. And it did help me lose an initial 5-10 pounds, it just didn’t get me all the way to my weight loss goal. It is all natural, tastes great, and is physically refreshing. This drink keeps me going and refreshed for all the #momlife and just #reallife ups and downs that are a part of my day to day.Β  And happiest of all…it’s pink!

Plexus Slim with Hunger Control

I love this product for all the same reasons as the original Plexus Slim! (see above) It has a similar, but different flavor. Where the original Plexus is a mix of raspberry, lemon, and watermelon flavors, this one is a citrus goodness with grapefruit, lemon, and lime. Most definitely refreshing! If you are a product of the instant gratification culture, I’ll let you know that it does take a little more patience to mix it and break up the clumps. But the 30 extra second are totally worth it ;). Since I’ve never been very good at a strict supplement and meal time system, I’m glad to have the two options of the original Slim, and the Slim with Hunger Control. Basically, when I know that I’ll be eating at a certain time, or if I know that I need a little something to hold me over, I will go for this one! For example. I always get hungry during church. It never fails. I’m up earlier to get everyone ready, I usually don’t eat breakfast before heading out the door, 10:30 hits mid-sermon, my stomach is growling, and I’m distracted. Get behind me Satan! No more church distraction stomach growling…if that’s not reason enough, I don’t know what is πŸ˜‰ It is also pink πŸ™‚

The X Factor Multivitamin

So I was really into this multivitamin for the noticeable feel good factor it gave me. And duh, getting my daily vitamins. Then it hit a new level when I saw someone post that they take this multivitamin EVEN as their prenatal vitamin :O So let’s rewind. When I was pregnant, I was a prenatal health and vitamin freak. When I found the perfect prenatal vitamin, I bragged and bragged about it and tried to convince every pregnant or wannabe pregnant lady I knew that they needed.this.vitamin.Β  So when my friend posted her cute picture of her XFactor as a prenatal. Serious eyebrow raise over here. “Nothing could be better than myyyy prenatal.” I thought. But, as I mentioned before, I have a slight issue with wanting to know the scientific, factual answer for things that can be answered. My 2 favorite vitamins. Which one would prevail? And could a “regular ol'” multivitamin really be as good as a prenatal. The answer: to my dismay, then to my excitement, was yes! And with one less pill per serving!

Plexus Edge

This, y’all…is my secret weapon. This is my gsd (get “stuff” done) fuel. I am on a deep internal journey of practicing balance, organization, and minimizing chaos, so I don’t actually take this every day (thanks to all my other great Plexus products). But then there are those days…Oh, mommas y’all know the days! Everything’s a mess, someone’s coming over, too much to do, the dog just got in the trash, not enough hours, or you just can’t focus long enough to know where to even start! I’m speaking to mom’s here because that’s my life and my happy place. But this product is probably most beneficial for all the working men and women who are perpetually tired! You work all day, then come home with to-do lists that never quite get crossed off. I have been there before too! With the risk of sounding too bold, I would possibly still be a working mom if I had this product a couple years ago! Let me stop here and tell you that I love coffee & tea & 5 hour energy & non carbonated energy drinks & (when I was working) basically anything else that said it had Vitamin B complex or caffeine in it.Β  I have lived the majority of my adult life DESPERATE for energy, all the while knowing the constant intake of energy boosting drinks weren’t actually good for me. The pendulum swing of either exhausted or jittery and on edge is never, ever a good way to live. But, Plexus Edge gives you that extra oomph of energy WITHOUT the jitters and WITHOUT the crash! Not only does it give you energy, but it has a focus component to it as well. I’ve thought I was A.D.D. for a very long time but just don’t like going to the doctor. With lack of better words, this supplement makes me feel like I don’t need other medication.

Vital Biome

I’d like to introduce my happy pill! My all natural probiotic happy pill to be exact–Vital Biome. Did you know that anxiety and depression are also linked to gut health? I didn’t know that either! But as someone who struggled with both anxiety & depression, I had to give this a try. Grouped with my other products, I could really start to tell an overall difference in my daily mood, and ability to cope with situations that would have previously been too much for me. I am not a doctor, and this is not a prescription. But if you struggle any way in these areas, you should give this a try!

 

Ok! so there you have my top 5 with a quick reason why I love them. But what I haven’t mentioned is that these are not ALL of my favorites! I guarantee if you ask another Plexus person, their top 5 would look similar, yet different. These are just great feel good products. I’d love to hear your questions, and can definitely give you more info about something that caught your attention. Comment or message me on Instagram or Facebook, or just visit my Plexus page for yourself to take a look around.Β  Let’s get you started on your journey to health & happiness!

Xoxo,

Krystle

 

Food · Health · Lifestyle · Plexus

Why You Need to DETOX to start 2018 {and all my favorite ways to do so!}

“Detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health through a range of methods” –Deboarhann Smith, Gaiam.com

For most of my 28 year old life, the idea and need to physically detox was foreign to me. I just always tried and tried to simply be healthy and exercise. But truly taking care of our bodies require a little more than that, because of all the toxins we take in every day from the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat. Not to mention the household and personal care products we use, plus the big one that really gets to most of us…stress. Toxins are practically unavoidable. yikes!

Well once I got a little more with the on-trend health, not many days have gone by at my home without someone hearing the word detox. My meat, potato chips, and Coke loving husband even uses it jokingly in his favorite “Krystle” voice to get a rise out of me. It works. He makes me smile.

So if you’re new to the idea like I was, no worries! We’re going to see why detoxing might be the best way to get your 2018 off to a healthy start!

Why Detox?

In my easy words, detoxing basically pulls all the toxins, all the junk, from our bodies, and gets them out! Gone. Bye! Clearing up our insides to really absorb all the good nutrients it needs, as well as producing all the natural “feel good” feelings that we want.

In more detailed words, here is an article that explains it well. πŸ™‚

You might be like me and are saying “Well, I exercise and have a healthy diet. I don’t really think I need to cleanse…”

Check out this checklist. If you have some or many of these symptoms, keep reading!

  • Fatigue that you can’t seem to shake
  • Skin problems
  • Digestive issues
  • Bloating
  • Menstrual issues
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Trouble focusing
  • Allergies and sinus issues
  • That white stuff on your tongue! (yes that’s a sign you need to detox!)

So I nearly had almost all of these, and once I saw a list similar to this, I got on board with detoxing real quick. Now here I am with some of my favorite detox regimens!

My Favorite Ways to Detox

Hot Detox Bath!

5-10 Drops of lavender essential oil + 2 cups of epson salt. Soak for 20 minutes then be sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with nice cool water! Sip, “aahhhh.”

hot bath

Green Detox Juice (or smoothies)!

I got a juicer for Christmas and am loving making my own Green Detox Juice! Here are a few of my favorite recipes that I like to use. Or you can spend $5-$6 per bottle from your local health food store. That kinda makes me cringe, so, as I stated above, got me a juicer! My favorite one from the store or Starbucks, if you’re in a hurry, is the Evolution Sweet Greens. Same idea goes for smoothies. I did the whole green smoothie thing a few years ago and just loved my results for weight loss, skin, and natural energy. But I personally do better with juice :).

Detox-green-juice

Plexus BioCleanse!

So in the recent months I have started Plexus and Wow! The Plexus BioCleanse was a game changer for me and helped me to almost immediately begin to feel the difference in my body! I use it along with the ProBio5 and the Plexus “pink drink” Slim, for best results. But I would even use the cleanse by itself if I had to choose! Let me tell you though, cleansing is not always fun, especially when you are truly cleansing from the inside out. You may not feel so great the first few days, but guess what!? That means it’s actually working! Click here to go to view more at my Plexus site πŸ™‚

BioCleanse

Professional Massage!

I love these. I always have. I always will. I want one right now. Our bodies do detox naturally, but with a steady build up of toxins, a good massage will stimulate your body to get going again and naturally flush out those toxins. That’s why they always tell you to drink lots of water after a massage.

massage

There are tons more ways to really get your body off to a good detoxed start this year! But like I said, these are just my favorites πŸ™‚ Some other basic body cleansing life habits include…

  • Drinking lots of water and ditching the sugary drinks!
  • Eating healthy, clean, non processed, organic foods
  • Exercising!
  • Detoxing skin regimines
  • Using non-toxic household cleaning items
  • Eliminating stress from your life

In my opinion, detoxing is the BEST way to jump start your year if you have any health goals you are trying to achieve. Think of it like this. You wouldn’t spend time deep cleaning your kitchen, (like really scrubbing it good) then leave your whole kitchen trash can full of stinky ol’ food. No. It would never really be clean if you didn’t take the trash out πŸ™‚

Treat your BODY even better than you would treat your kitchen. You are way more important! For more inspiration on that topic, (aka: loving yourself) join my Facebook Group The Love Yourself Challenge for more encouraging posts and a community of awesome women!

Happy 2018! I will be detoxing for most of this month and I would love for you to join me!!!

P.S. If you’re serious about really getting your health right, email me at thepinkpeonylifestyleblog@gmail.com, or message me on Facebook and let’s get a good plan going for you!

Xoxo,

Krystle