February 28, 2014

It Works!

A sweet blog reader, Jarvis, contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I would be interested in trying out some of her products, after talking to her and finding out that it was for It Works body wraps, I was 100% in!

A friend of mine had just told me about these magical body wraps the week before this. I was so skeptical. You wear a body wrap for 45 min, take it off and lose inches... what?? Why have I been working out so hard if I can lose inches so easily? I remember coming home and telling Bryan about it, who immediately started googling it and we watched a few YouTube videos, still not super impressed. I didn't think my friend was lying to me, I just was skeptical.

So when Jarvis contacted me and gave me the opportunity to try it for myself I was all in. She sent me a cute little package with a body wrap, a face wrap, two green chews and a greens berry drink mix.

Before I talk about my results I wanted to show you the products and how they worked for me...




hahaha face mask selfie

Like I said, I was a skeptic about this whole body wrap thing... but after following Jarvis' instructions to a T and taking before pictures with the idea that I wouldn't be posting them anywhere... I was amazed when right after taking off the wrap I had lost 2 inches.

The lotion continues to work for 72 hours, and as of today I am down 3.5 inches around my midsection. So, needless to say, now I am a believer. It uses a process called lipolysis to remove the toxins from the fat. The face wrap is like a mini-facial. I definitely felt an improvement in my skin's texture and appearance. I loved the fruit chews and the greens drink was so yummy and gave me so much energy! If you want more info about the It Works products you can check out Jarvis' website.

Local friends, Jarvis is thinking about coming to AR and doing a party, would y'all come? I'd love to meet some of the other local bloggers and friends I have met through twitter and IG! Let me know if you're interested!

And for everyone else (and local friends too), Jarvis is giving away a face mask and a body wrap for FREE... (Update-- If you click the button that you left a comment, please actually leave a comment with your tips, I will be deleting entries of those that haven't left their weight loss tips to be fair)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And because I am already sharing bare belly pictures, something I NEVER thought I would be doing, I wanted to share my almost one month progress...
Bryan took the picture on the left on Feb. 3, the one on the right is today. I have been doing insanity, eating better, and used the body wrap and I can see a significant difference. I was getting frustrated because the scale hasn't really moved, I've lost around 5 lbs, but it is obvious my belly has shrunk significantly! I was excited to see such a big difference. So this is proof that hard work does pay off, and while I do think that the wrap helped, I did most of this on my own!

36 comments:

  1. I wish I had some weight loss tips, maybe I wouldn't have so much weight to lose...lol.

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    1. Ha ha! I feel ya, my advice would be to start with getting active! That has been the game changer for me! I can't wait for summer so I can start walking outside with my boys!

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  2. I am not a runner, but i signed up for a half marathon. which is MAKING me run.

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    1. Oh I am jealous! I love love love to run, but I am not supposed to anymore. I did a half marathon in college and still consider it one of my biggest personal accomplishments! Good luck!

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  3. My tips don't work, Ha! At least not on me! Portion control, one of my many problems I am working on.

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    1. Yes, portion control is so hard! I also try to keep my "weakness" foods out of my house (cookies, candy, etc) I have a sweet tooth!

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  4. I always try to write down everything I eat because it helps keep me accountable!

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    1. Yes! Great tip! I use the myfitnesspal app and love it!

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  5. Take a look at Cara Clark Nutrition on Facebook. She does affordable mini challenges and I've learned a lot about nutrition and it's helped tremendously with weight loss and overall health. I don't get any kickbacks. Just want to get the word out to everyone.

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I just liked her on FB and looks like she has a lot of great info! Thanks!!

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  6. Water, water, and more water. . . .raw veggies, get active.

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    1. Yes! That's my weak point! I have to drink more water!

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  7. Cut out the sugar, or at least cut down a lot. And no cracker/chip type of snacking.

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    1. Yes yes yes!! I have a sweet tooth, that is my weakness. I'd be ok to never eat a chip or cracker again, but I love me some cookies.

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  8. Water zumba and water jogging is a healthy workout and helps build strength and tone muscles.

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    1. With my bad knees, I have thought a lot about water aerobics, I might need to try this!

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  9. How do you like insanity? I'm considering it, but I don't have the best joints and wonder if it would be too hard on them.

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    1. I love Insanity! I don't have the best joints either, I have torn my ACL twice. I have to modify some of the moves and always wear my knee brace. Also, I make my own schedule, I try not to do more than three of the hard work outs in a row. If I am hurting I ice and take a few days off. Let me know if you try it and what you think!

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    1. I've heard a lot about that one, maybe when I get tired of insanity I will try it!

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  11. My husband bought a couple It Works! wraps. I'm more intrigued by the greens drink!

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    1. I mixed mine with OJ, it was good and I really did feel energized!

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  12. Eat real food, drink water & exercise. (I have a lot to lose and I'm working on all three of these!) :)

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    1. Yes, the three most important things!!!!

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  13. Cutting out sugar and drinking water not diet soda really help but it is so hard! I would love to try the wraps. I really need to lose in my middle. thanks for the give away. YOU look GREAT!!!

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    1. Thank you, you are sweet! I did good cutting out diet coke for three weeks and then started drinking them again. I have cut them out going on 4 days again and I really feel less bloated and find myself craving sugar less. Great tip!

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  14. Oh my gosh! You look great you should be so proud of yourself! I've been losing weight lately and I can't think of any special tips...hmmm. I guess my best one is to not let a little slip up mess up your entire day or week. I always try to account for my cheat meals or treats but you know sometimes you just go over your calories for the day. And when that happens it's SO easy to just want to eat junk the rest of the day since you're already over. I don't beat myself up over it anymore and I don't let it ruin the rest of my day by making more unhealthy choices!

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  15. Nothing helped lose weight faster than nursing! Other than that, portion control. I try hard to not ever completely cut something out, I just try to limit the amount I eat. And never beat yourself up over having a binge- just don't let it keep you from losing faith and motivarion. :)

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  16. Ive lost 80 plus pounds since last May. I've basically gone to mostly clean eating, cutting out soda (my one true addiction) and walking/bike riding. Who knew that simple exercise and eating mostly unprocessed food would work. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  17. You are such an inspiration! Seeing these pictures has given me the motivation to get my behind in gear! Thank you for this blog! :)

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  18. My husband and I are both changing our lifestyle. For me, cooking healthy, clean food is the key. No more take-out for us!

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  19. My "weight loss" tips usually involve me eating candy and gaining weight :) but in all seriousness, cutting out all drinks except water is usually a huge thing for me!

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  20. I cut out soda and started running...I'm down 60lbs since summer 2013!

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  21. I have learned for me it's all about portion control.

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  22. My weight loss tips are cutting out soda and eating better and smaller portions. I am on day four of no diet soda and would head to the gym if it wouldnt have snowed here in bentonville need to stay active. All the weight i am trying to loose is in my stomach seems like after having my kids thats where my extra pounds go

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  23. Not sure if I posted my tips....cooking lean meats with more vegetables, smaller portions, and walking my son to pre-school every day.

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