Posted in Daily Prompt, Nutrition, One Simple Change, Writing

Daily Post: Farce

In less than a week, I have to decide whether or not to renew my Juice Plus distributor status. It’s been a rough year for me and Juice Plus. For most of the year, it has helped me regain some nutrients my body was completely and totally lacking… because my eating habits still suck. On the other end though, I have completely failed myself and others by not sharing about it – this journey of mine, and possibly make it into part-time work.

I haven’t shared because I didn’t want it to come off as a farce. Don’t get me wrong, I have had plenty of ups and downs this year as far as my health and wellness is concerned. Times of pure motivation. Times of illness. Times of extra hours at work. Times of concentrated effort to just remember to take my JP. Times of health.

As of today, I have taken my Juice Plus on a mostly regular basis since Christmas. I also added the berries to my fruit and vegetable blends. I’ve been so determined lately, because I forgot to take them regularly at the end of last year and got sick repeatedly. It was not good – especially on those days when calling in to work was not an option. At the end of the last infection, I started taking JP regularly.

Up until today, I have skipped out on some horrendous stuff that has swept through work. I contribute most of that to JP. We had that nasty stomach virus going around at work and it skipped me. Even my girls picked it up – it was horrible – but nothing for me.


As for today, i think it has to do with something I ate yesterday…my stomach seems to hate me right now. I don’t feel sick. I’m just fighting with my stomach today and praying it will be over soon…

Anyhow, I really do feel a difference when I’m taking JP regularly. I haven’t lost any weight or dramatically changed…well, anything else. But I know that I am adding essential stuff to my body that I won’t get otherwise – at least not right now. JP gives me more energy, as you would expect when adding the best parts of 30 different fruits and vegetables to your system, and it seems to be helping me fight off some stuff, too. I’ll take that and say it was well worth the money spent.

Yet, I have to make some changes.

Those things that need changing are also a part of the reason why I haven’t been putting much effort into sharing JP, and a year later my income from it is non-existent.  Like I said above, why would I post about all the benefits of JP when I haven’t put the effort into making it happen in my own life. Juice Plus is all about making “One Simple Change” and I have failed at a bunch of them. I’m not going to sign someone up for health and wellness anything, if I am feeling well but not healthy.

Does that make sense?

Another example: I’ve gone back to chewing my nails (I know, I know) but unless you want to see a million pictures of my adorable toenails, then I shouldn’t be selling Jamberry, right?

I feel the same way about Juice Plus.

I do love it and I want to continue taking it. I actually would love to share it more…but should I? If I do, how? The biggest question – when? I could make this post a launching point but I’m not going to do that right now. I am not in the mood to once again set myself up for failure. I still have a little bit of time to figure it out.

Posted in Daily Prompt, One Simple Change, World Vision Wednesday, Writing

My Five Journeys

When I thought about today’s prompt, I found some difficulty thinking about my life as just one single journey. Maybe that’s because there are five major things I’m focusing on right now and each one affects the others yet all of them are equally journeys on their own.

  1. Living – Trying to improve some major areas of my life. There are things I’ve been doing for a long time and I need to quit. There are just as many things that I haven’t been doing that I should be. This of course, would be the main lane of travel on this journey, but it’s more than just existing and moving forward. I need to be specific and intentional and that’s where the next four “journeys” fit in.
  2. Juice Plus – It’s giving me the opportunity to focus my time and energy on what matters most to me – my family. I love the freedom to choose my own hours and still be here when my family needs me. Plus, it is a product that actually does what it says it does – bridging the gap between what I’m eating and what my body needs. I’m also forming some major bonds with my youngest daughter as we make simple changes in how we do life that will lead to healthier versions of ourselves.
  3. World Vision – Ten years with the Child Ambassador Team this November! It is such a blessing to see people here (U.S.), get to connect to people there (in over 100 countries). The fact that I’ve been able to connect more than 80 children to caring and loving sponsors amazes me and inspires me to continue. The things I’ve learned and the places I’ve traveled to make up a huge part of who I am. I know God called me to this and I’m excited to see where else He takes me!
  4. CoastLife – “The best is yet to come!” That phrase is said a lot at my church and for the first time in a long time…I believe it! We are a growing community of believers and I love to serve alongside them to reach more people in our area.
  5. Writing – Trying to get more of this stuff out of my head…lol. I still have so many words stuck in my brain and now that I have the opportunity to work on getting them out, I’m excited to see what makes the cut.