Name: Rita S.
Location: Highland, Michigan
Was: 174 lbs
Lost: 46 lbs*
As Of: May 2008
Name: Rita S.
Isagenix® Associate Puts Her Dancing Shoes On
Rita of Michigan used to dance around her issues of lack of energy and sidestep losing weight. Now the only steps this active 56-year-old Isagenix® Consultant is learning are for ballroom dancing performances.
She credits her youthful energy and newfound lifestyle to Isagenix®.
“I finally feel happy,” says Rita, who’s also an activity director for a senior living community. “I feel so good and people always tell me ‘I wish I could bottle your energy.’”
She’s lost nearly 50 pounds* and transformed from a size 18 to a size 8* with Isagenix. Ironically, her greatest expense didn’t come from purchasing the products, but rather adjusting to her new clothing sizes to accommodate her fit shape.
She says the compliments she receives regularly have been another motivator. One day she took her grandchildren out shopping and a person came up to her and told her that her “children” were beautiful.
“I had to tell them ‘thanks, but these are my grandchildren,’” explains Rita with a laugh. “I used to feel like a grandma, but now I feel like a very youthful woman.”
As she’s gradually lost more weight, the compliments have increased and so has her confidence. Early on she knew she needed to start exercising again and an invite to a ballroom dancing class was just the thing to get her hooked.
Now she attends three weekly sessions and says her weight loss even gave her the courage to try out for the Motown Classics, a 55-and-over dance group that performed at five home games for the Detroit Pistons basketball team. Rita says she never would have taken up dancing if it hadn’t been for Isagenix.
“I was active before Isagenix — singing in choirs, working long hours and walking regularly, but people weren’t used to seeing me dance and have more energy,” shares Rita. “Dancing is one of the highlights of my life now and I hope I never have to stop doing it.”