Health & Wellness

Why, It Works?

Today is my 1 month mark as a distributor with It Works!

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I’ll tell ya, I’ve been trying hard to get in touch with a lot of ppl.. Plenty of messages that have been “seen” or “read” but no reply. It can get really discouraging & plenty of times I thought “This may not be for me? /:”  Buut I realized like any other business, you just have to keep going!  I didn’t know where to even begin on how to approach ppl. So that was completely pushing me out of my comfort zone. I understand that ppl are going to turn me down & i’d rather make them feel comfortable than having them unsure of something.

This business really tested my patience as well, it is not something that happens over night. Ppl won’t respond right away. Then again, ppl may sign up right on the dot. But I always try to re-assure my clients that the choice is completely theirs. I don’t want them to feel overwhelmed or pressured. I want them to personally see my relation with the product itself. I’m still learning how to do this but I can say I learned a lot so far in a one month span about myself & this business. It has certainly helped me grow as a person. Never had i imagined that i would get into a business like this.

So, why? I started this business, just like many others who decide to join.. to make extra money. Without getting too personal but this investment is for myself financially, graduate school & my (future) family. I treat this like a game, not in a foolish or literal sense but to grow in a company like this you climb a ladder & by enrolling more people you are reaching your goals. It is a thrilling feeling & accomplishment. Like trying to pass levels towards winning.

I’ve noticed you want to expand your following audience & spread the word of your business. I’ve gotten many remarks of the product not working, there a lot of misconception that it is suppose to magically make you lose weight instantly. Wrong. Like any other health product, it takes dedication & discipline. You have to work for the results you desire. Our products only enhances the progression & improvemen of health & wellness. I had to figure out which platforms are best fit for me to expose my business..i’m so new to Facebook, it has been years since i’ve had one. Soo, i don’t have a big following audience, rarely any comments let alone likes. But it is all about staying consistent & not giving up!

Xo, Risha

Health & Wellness

It Works- Loyal Customers

*Click image to be directed to my It Works website.

Now that I have signed up for It Works. It’s now time to move onto Step 2: Getting 4 Loyalty Customers 🙂

There are 2 ways in becoming a LC:

Loyalty Customer:
– You will receive 40% discount on any product.
– As a loyalty customer you are able to create a log-in to manage your orders.
– You can even alter the date to when you want the order to placed (this is helpful to those financially

Option 1) 3 auto-shipment months. This is good for those who want to try more than one product. You are able to alter your orders each month, so that way you are not always getting the same product for 3 consecutive months. You must be sure to save & update your auto-shipment each month to ensure that your order is correct for the months to come.

Example: Month 1 you order Body Wraps, Month 2 you decide to try Confianza, Month 3 is greens. But you want to change Month 2 to something else or add more to your order, you can do that! before the next billing period.

Only after your 3 months is over. You may cancel your auto-shipment if you choose to do so. (it is your responsibility to cancel or your order will repeat.) You can take a break & start back up again whenever you feel that you need to purchase product again.

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Option 2) This is another way to become a Loyalty Customer for those who do not want to commit to 3 months of purchase. By signing up as a Loyalty Customer the membership is $50 along with buying at least one product. A plus is, there is no renewal fee.. you are a Loyalty Customer with ItWorks for life!

Example: So later, say like 6 months down the road you decide you want to order product again, or try something new, or you have a friend who is interested in something.. You can.

You will still get the 40% discount perk because you are a Loyalty Customer and paid your one time membership fee of $50.

 

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To sign up:
– Shop at my site rishalauren.itworks.com you should see my name in the upper right corner of the screen.
– Add your product to your shopping cart & proceed to check out.
– You should be directed to a site just like this one were you can pick your options or if you choose to pay full retail price.
– The rest is filling out the information.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂

Xo, Risha

Health & Wellness

I’m an IT WORKS Distributor!

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Hey guys! (I wish I had written this blog sooner, I apologize.)

Soo, I’ve always thought of joining “This Crazy Wrap Thing” to make some extra income (most importantly part-time) & also promote a healthy lifestyle. Are you familiar with it? I had a lot of unanswered questions in the past about it but I never made the move to get my answers. Before jumping into something I’d like to know what I’m fully getting into. Of course, that is everyone’s mentality when it comes to investing their time and money. Another factor that stopped me from proceeding with It Works was the sign up is originally $99! That was actually the number one reason I did not want to pursue this business because I thought it was too much. What if it doesn’t work out? Was one of my many questions.

However, I guess it goes to show everything happens for a reason. It Works was having a first time ever promotion to sign up for only $9.99 versus $99. It was a deal I couldn’t pass up & I suppose NOW WAS THE TIME! Talked to an enroller that helped answer ALL my questions that I was once was hesitant about. The best part was that there was no pushy commitments, it was all on my own time (except the sign up date if I wanted that $10 sign up) 100% my choice & how I want to run my own business. I figured, it’s only $10 what do I have to lose?! Never know what it can turn into.. Realistically, you need to invest something valuable that can one day become a positive outcome. So I am now a distributor of It Works 🙂 follow me on this journey. I will be posting more information related blogs about It Works because I am still in the process of training and learning. Let me share with you this great business!

What is It Works?
It is a multi -level company that offers professional quality beauty & wellness products.

“Most popularly known, is the Body Wrap Applicators that is a non-woven cloth wrap infused with a powerful, botanically based cream formula that delivers tightening, toning, and firming results wherever you need them most!

  • Tightens, tones, & firms the skin
  • Redefines the appearance of your body’s contours
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Mess-free and simple to use
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Fast and lasting results with continued use
  • Contains botanical extracts” ITWORKS.com

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Along with other helpful products that I will blog about in the future because it is not just some crazy wrap thing, stay tuned!

If you have any questions about It Works feel free to contact me.
Visit my website to check out & shop our products: rishalauren.itworks.com

Let me help you find what you are looking for this Summer 🙂

Xo, Risha

 

Food & Drink, Health & Wellness

Panacea

Delicious food to fit your lifestyle.

DSCN2416aThis dinning experience is a little more unique rather than your typical outing. Panacea is a very popular, newly opened, rustic plant- based restaurant located in Summerlin’s Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV. Uses only the best quality ingredients & delicious flavors that compliment every dish. The décor is beautiful and modernized with a touch of urban feel. You won’t find another place like this in the Valley.

  • Kombucha on tap
  • Mocktails
    • Created by their talented mixologists.
  • Delicious smoothies
  • Dishes are complimented with color and taste
    • Bowls and salads
  • Healthy desserts
  • . . .More items will be coming soon to the menu.

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Here we have the Ultimate Burger (2 Patties, iceberg lettuce, caramelized onions, dill pickles, chipotle ketchup, ginger mustard) + cheese with a side salad, I chose to feature this meal because it is one of the most popular on the menu & I can see why! Since this is a plant based establishment, no meat is used for their burger. Instead, it is 2 patties of quinoa. Very delicious and crispy, just right. Tasted like an actual burger! You wouldn’t even think it was healthy for you. Since it is quinoa, it fell apart easily at the end.

Grabbed a Truffle-Pistachio Lemon (Medjool dates, lemon zest, cashews, pistachios, lucuma). Full of flavor & you can distinctly taste all ingredients.

Also ordered a The Great Turning smoothie (Mint leaves, dates, avocado, coconut oil, spinach, dandelion, mint essential oil, cocoa nibs and coffee beans) I loved this one, very similar to mint-chocolate chip. Almost like a guilt-free shake.

Overall, I enjoyed the lunch and atmosphere of Panacea. The service was beyond excellent. So helpful and informative as they took me through their menu while ordering. For the experience it is worth checking-out but I honestly do not see myself coming often. But of course, it is the price you pay for healthy eating/living. Everything is great, but the price is too expensive for me to eat here all the time. I would drop by for some quick dessert or a wellness drink on occasion.

If you visit Panacea, let me know what your experience is like.
Happy Eating! 🙂

Xo, Risha

 

Health & Wellness

Stay Foxy!

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This blog post is about weight loss & healthy habits 🙂 & Today, I want to share my story because this is an accomplishment of mine; that I never thought I’d experience. In 2012-2014 I gained a significant amount of weight, over a 2 year period –no idea why or how. I noticed it but to be honest, I think I was in denial. I always thought I was going to be this  little petite girl. But my metabolism at that time was extremely slow. Reality hit me & my body was just simply going through a change (getting older). It was pretty embarrassing because it looked like ‘I totally let myself go..’ I was about 30lbs. heavier & it was the heaviest I’ve ever been. I wasn’t ok with just ‘accepting it’. I knew I had to exercise & eat right but I also wondered “Did I really know how to do that properly?” or sometimes I thought “I must be doing it wrong?”
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This was during the time tea detox was becoming popular. I’m sure you all have seen Fit Tea, Skinny Mint, Bootea & there’s so much more out there. They all pretty much have the same concept of detoxifying & cleansing your body. I am a tea-drinker & decided to give it a try. I saw one in particular that really caught my attention on Instagram called “Skinny Fox Detox“. Did my research on it & I especially liked that it’s 100% organic ingredients & its gluten free! I was sold.

SAM_3113aI ordered the “28 Day Detox” (They also have a “14 Day Detox) this plan consisted of 2 teas, one for morning & night.

  • ‘Hello Gorgeous’ (taken in the morning)
  •  Boosts your metabolism, increases your energy and helps burn fat
  • 82 grams loose- leaf
    • Ingredients: Organic Yerba Mate, Organic Sencha Green Tea, Organic Oolong, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Lemon Verbena, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Cornflower blossoms, Goji Berry, Organic Acai Berry, Organic Ginseng Root
    • Tastes like regular unsweetened seeped tea. Not too bitter so I was ok with drinking it how it is. You can also add a little agave nectar for sweetness, would not recommend honey.hello
  • ‘Goodbye Cherry Pie’ (taken every other night before bed time)
  •  Natural and gentle laxative
  • Gets rid of toxin accumulation
  • 14 tea-bags
    • Ingredients: Organic Senna Leaf, Organic Peppermint Leaf, Organic Fennel Fruit, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Cinnamon Bark, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Coriander Fruit
  • Tastes like peppermint, very relaxing.

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*Photos of products taken from Skinny Fox Detox website.

I documented my progress & i’d have to say the first week seemed to be the hardest because my body had to adjust to change. Not to mention there is a diet I had to follow & exercise if I wanted to see the results I wanted to get. It then started to become a daily  routine for me.. flavor is not bad at all.

Diet:

  • Detoxying isn’t about “not being able to eat” In fact, if you fast it will reduce long-term results.
  • Avoid:
    • NO Fried Foods
    • NO Dairy
    • NO Sugar/Corn Syrup
    • NO White Rice
    • NO White Bread/White Pasta
    • NO Beef/No Pork
    • NO Alcohol
  • Protein: Eggs, chicken, turkey, trout, salmon, tuna &lean low-fat meats. If you have red meat make sure it is lean grass fed beef.
  • Healthy oils: Fish, nuts, avocados and coconuts!
  • Carbs
    • Vegetables: Spinach, kale, asparagus, dark-green vegetables, beans.
    • Fruits: This is where you will get your natural sugar. Recommended one serving of fruit a day.
  • Water
    • Take your weight in pounds times that by 0.67 which is 2/3 & that should be the amount of ounces of water you drink daily.
  • Snacks: Nuts, dried fruits, humus dip, celery sticks, carrot sticks

Here is their meal plan that answered all of my questions:
Skinny Fox Detox Meal Plan

Exercise:

  • It important to get some physical activity in daily.
  • I was in school during this time & getting the chance to work out was difficult but even just 15-30 minutes of my everyday worked for me. Didn’t matter how long as long as I dedicated some time to exercise.
  • Here I provided some short circuit exercises that I definitely utilized from their Instagram: @skinnyfoxdetox. I would typically do 3 rounds.

Skinny Fox Detox Tips & Tricks

Once I completed my detox, I didn’t want to just end it there. I new I had to slowly stray away from it. It is recommended to wait 2-3 months after a ’14 day detox’ & 4-3 months for a ’28 day detox’ before beginning another detox.  What I like is that “Skinny Fox Detox” has a maintenance tea, I wanted to be able to maintain all that hard work in the meantime.

  • Stay Foxy‘ (taken at any time of the day)
  • It is caffeine-free
  • Reduces bloating
  • Reduces sugar cravings
  • Accelerates body’s natural cleansing process
  • Also, loose-leaf.
    • Ingredients: Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Hibiscus Flower, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Lemon Verbena, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Cinnamon Bark, Organic Rose Petals, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Acai Berry, Organic Orange Peel Powder, Organic Ginseng Root.
    • Tastes like an unsweetened passion-tea from Starbucks, I enjoy the taste of the hibiscus.

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How did I benefit from “Skinny Fox Detox”?

  • This product taught me discipline!
  • Healthier habits
    • Portion control (no longer eat when I’m bored)
    • Food alternatives (Turkey burgers instead of regular meat)
  • Lifestyle changes
    • Because it recommends a no-dairy diet, I now prefer to drink almond milk. Staying away from dairy also helped my skin from break outs.
    • I don’t feel as sluggish, I’m more energized because my body is in a healthier state.
  • Till` this day I still detox when I feel like I need to & occasionally drink my ‘Stay Foxy’ when I need a lil ‘umph’
  • By the end of my 28 day cleanse I lost a total of 10lbs.

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Of course, please keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. Trial and error when it comes to health products but this happens to be something that showed me great results and discipline. & it is all about focus & dedication. I want to promote what I strongly believe in & I can’t tell you enough, how much I LOVE THIS STUFF!

Are you interested in tea-toxing?
Skinny Fox Detox” is currently having a SALE! on not just their teas but all of their products; body scrubs which is also amazing! shakers, tea infusers & whey protein.
Check out their website for further details.

Xo, Risha