If you want to have drastic results you must make drastic changes. I have always been the skinny kid and because of ignorance my regimens focused more on weight training than diets.
The diets were always a challenge because I have never been much of a cook. In December of 2017 I was introduced to Isagenix and the Isabody challenge.
I finally got to appreciate the old saying, “abs are made in the kitchen not in the weight room.” Isagenix took the guesswork out of my diets and only required me to plan one to two meals each day instead of 6. On week five I decided to document my sixteen-week IsaGenic journey and this is my story.
Unfortunately, I did not think of documenting this until after the amazing results noticed after the fifth week. So, I had to backtrack.
My Life-Changing First Order
The order process was very simple and fast. Mr. Leo took all the guess work out of the process. He took care of setting up my back office and processing my order.
Before even talking to me he made sure I was committed to the process and that I was coachable. Our first conversation was almost like a job interview.
At first it seemed a little formal but thinking about it now I can understand why you would want to be selective on who you work with. He must talk to hundreds of tire kickers who are just looking for the next fad instead of a proven life-changing system.
When he asked for my credit card information I was a bit hesitant. I hardly knew him and handing over my credit card information to someone made me uneasy.
After it was all set and done I realized all Mr. Leo wanted was to make the process as simple and smooth as possible which it was.
During our “interview” conversation he asked me by measurements including age, height, weight, and body fat and what my goals were. I told him my biggest struggle had been fighting the stubborn belly fat and in my 34 years of life I never had a defined six pack.
That is all he needed to order what he thought was the best package for me, the IsaLean Premium Package. The price for the package was over $634.78 for one-month supply which seems high to most but if you compare what you spend on groceries, dining out and supplements it pretty much evens out.
After he walked me through the entire back office he recommended I research the products and the company so after our phone call I jumped online and began my homework.
Searching for Product Reviews
It took me a couple of hours to look through product reviews, YouTube videos, and research articles. I was surprised to find out the company had been around for over ten years and I was just now hearing about it.
What surprised me even more was that I could not find many negative reviews. When I research a new product of service I am interested in, I specifically look for negative reviews because I can usually tell when a review was made by a disgruntled customer with a biased and often misinformed opinion, a competitor, or an honest negative feature of a product or service.
The comments about the features is what I am looking for because that will be my deciding factor. The other thing is that I usually do this research before purchase, but I didn’t follow the normal buying cycle this time.
Mr. Leo was a fellow Gladiator (Tony Robbins alumni) after all and I trusted him. I was convinced I had made the right decision.
Getting Ready for My First Cleanse
I received my first autoship four days before my first cleanse. It took me .5 seconds to open the box from the excitement. I took the contents out and laid them on my bed. I was ready to start my 16-week Isabody challenge.
I remember I was planning to eat my last greasy hamburger before beginning my journey but I was so excited that quickly went out the window and I started immediately.
Mr. Leo recommended to start the regimen a few days before my first cleanse to begin adjusting my body to the Isagenix nutrient system and so I did. I started exactly four days before.
It seemed like ample time to let my body adjust. I am not sure if it was the excitement, but It wasn’t bad at all. Mr. Leo touched based with me the very next day to make sure I was adjusting properly and to answer any question I may have.
The first few days I did feel like I was not feeling satisfied throughout the day and may have eaten a few too many Isa Delight chocolates which were phenomenal. It really took care of the cravings. After talking to Leo, he recommended I drink more water with Lemon. And, so I did and that took care of the appetite issue.
Those first four days flew by and it was time for my first cleanse before I knew it.
Its Real Now – My First Cleanse
Isagenix recommends one of two option in the written material that comes with the system. You can either cleanse one day each week of the month or do two – 48-hour cleanses two weeks out of the month. Either way it should not exceed four days of the month.
Leo mentioned that 48-hour cleanses were known to spike Human Growth Hormone and having the Gladiator spirit I was determined to take the 48-hour option.
The first cleanse was a challenge. I followed the recommended nutrition schedule provided in the package and must of drank 10 gallons of water to fill my appetite. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be and the Isa Snacks were a life saver. I may have over done the Isa Snacks the first day.
Mr. Leo was very attentive and checked in with me again after my first day of cleansing. I text him my nutrition schedule for the day and he quickly replied with an older version that was included previously with the system that he preferred.
With the new schedule in hand and plenty of water I was able to conquer the last 24 hours of my 48-hour cleanse.
Week 1 Domination
Surprisingly enough after my first 48-hour cleanse I felt great the next morning. I woke up full of energy and way before my morning alarm. That had never happened before. This concluded my first week on Isagenix. Week 1 was dominated.
A little something about my training regimen. I was following the Rise and Grind program from bodybuilding.com
I hope you found this post helpful and if you have any questions about IsaGenix or want to share your experience, leave a comment below.