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With Challenge Comes Change–My ViSalus 90-Day Challenge

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With Challenge Comes Change

My life’s motto has always been: With challenge comes change!

However, there was once a time in my life when the challenges that I presented myself with created negative changes. Case in point: Starving myself in an effort to lose weight.

These days, I enjoy taking on challenge that make me feel stronger, both physically and mentally!

A year ago, I took on the professional challenge of becoming a freelance writer and editor. Though my career has grown by leaps and bounds as a result of this new challenge, the 16-hour work days and new sedentary lifestyle threatened to wreak havoc on my health. So what did I do when I felt that my health was being threatened?  I took on the Body by Vi ViSalus 90-day challenge!

90 Crazy Days

A lot can happen in 90 days. For me, my 90 days were filled with 16-hour work days, three out-of-town trips, four birthdays (and four yummy cakes!!!), six networking events and a whole lot of life in between. With so much happening in the span of just 90 days, I knew that I’d need something that’ll  fuel my body and help me stay focused on my crazy freelance schedule.

I decided to use the ViSalus Fit Kit because it includes all of the staples that I need to help keep me fueled, full and strong. The kit includes: The ViSalus’ signature Sweet Cream-flavored Shape Up protein shake, fiber-rich, nutrient-packed Nutra-Cookies, as well as ViSalus Go and ViSalus Pro energy drinks.

The Fit Kit fit into my life perfectly. Nutra-Cookies and ViSalus Go provide me with the energy and focus that I need to check my morning emails, set up the day’s social media blasts and still make it to the gym for a morning cardio session. My ViSalus shakes are perfect post-workout snacks. I can whip them up in 20 seconds flat, put them in a to-go cup and sip on them as I edit, write, or run errands. Believe it or not, my Fit Kit even traveled with me when I visited Tampa for a Color Me Rad fun run and Texas for a family reunion.

90-Days Later

It’s been three months since I took on the ViSalus 90-day challenge and I feel great! My clothes still fit me the same, but my body has changed. visalusMy arms are toned, my legs are stronger and I can now run faster and longer than I ever have before. This might not seem like much to some, but when you consider that I went from being an overweight teen to a self-starving young adult, the fact that my body is showing signs of strength, endurance and positive growth, you can see that this really is a big deal!

I’ve also noticed a huge improvement in my professional productivity. There was something about knowing that I was conquering a new physical challenge that encouraged me to take on new professional challenges. In the months since I began my 90-day challenge, I’ve taken on more work, completed several large projects and made some amazing new contacts. That’s not to say that ViSalus made me a more productive worker, but that is to say that when I experienced positive changes in one area of my life, it led me to seek out and accomplish positive changes in other areas of my life.

What’s next?

As I move on to the next chapter of my life, I find myself wanting to maintain a 90-day-challenge mentality. Having a specific goal and timeline worked well for me over the last three months. In fact, I now find myself dreaming up new 90-day challenges. I haven’t yet decided what my new challenges will be, but I’ll let you know as soon as I know.

In the meantime, I invite you all to create and document your own 90-day challenges! Let me know what changes you’re committed to making via your 90-day challenge.

Share your personal 90-day challenge with New Latina in the comment section below or tweet us at @NewLatina! 

 

 

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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and Jezebel.com.

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