MaryKay M.

Location: San Diego, California
Age: 47
Height: 5’3.5”
Was: 132 pounds
Lost: 20 pounds* and 7% body fat*

San Diego Marathon Runner is the “Picture of Health”

MaryKay is 47 years old, in the best shape of her life, and truly is the “picture of health.” So much so, that she was voted among thousands of applicants as one of five winners for Prevention magazine and ABC News Now’s 2008 “Picture of Health” contest. 

“The ‘picture of health’ to me means feeling and looking good, being at my ideal weight and body shape, and having a healthy mind, body, and spirit,” says MaryKay. “It’s knowing that I can accomplish anything, and it’s magnetic.” 

A sense of accomplishment is nothing new to MaryKay, who turned to running as a stress-free outlet from a demanding 20-year career in the technology industry. At the age of 40, she felt she was still missing something and began training for and competing in marathons. 

Her love of running ultimately inspired her to help others find the same sense of accomplishment she had from competing in marathons. She developed a beginner’s half marathon training program called “Step Up For Life,” which has given more than 600 women the training, inspiration and support they needed to cross the finish line and achieve greater health and fitness. 

MaryKay was introduced to Isagenix® in August 2006 when it was recommended to her as a great complement to her training program. She learned about nutritional cleansing and began incorporating Isagenix products into her daily routine. 

“When I turned 45, stopped competing in marathons and started the training program, I gained some weight and didn’t feel like I had enough energy,” explains MaryKay. “Isagenix made me feel better than I ever have. I lost 20 pounds*, dropped my body fat by seven percent* and most importantly, reclaimed my energy, built greater endurance and learned to manage my food cravings.” 

She now shares Isagenix with people all over the country, including her training program participants, to help others to reach their absolute best. 

“By being the picture of health, I get to inspire others to take the first step,” shares MaryKay. “That not only lights me up, it keeps me accountable.”
The individuals pictured are actual Isagenix Associates and not paid models.

*The weight-loss testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical. A 2008 university study showed a statistically significant weight loss of 7 pounds (3.2 kg) during the first nine days of the Cleansing and Fat Burning System.

**Earning levels for Isagenix® Associates should not be construed as representative of fixed or typical incomes earned with an Isagenix business, nor are they intended to represent that other Associates will eventually achieve the same level of income. Income level achievements are dependent upon individual business skills, personal ambition, timing, commitment, activity and demographic factors.

MaryKay’s Tips for Becoming Your Own “Picture of Health”

  • I follow the formula of 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise for weight management. Nutrition is a major focus and because of Isagenix® I feel like I don’t have to pound the pavement running and working out so hard all the time.
  • Health is a choice. If you visualize the results, work through to remove the barriers, and take actions to make it happen, you can accomplish your goals.
  • Be the best you can be wherever you are, and be gentle with yourself. Health is a means to change our lives, to fulfill our dreams and talents and be the gift we are to the world.


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