Friday, September 22, 2017

Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 30 ~ The Reveal

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I can Button my favorite shirt & my tummy is Smaller!

Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 30 ~ The Reveal

First, I'd like to thank everyone that has joined me on this journey. I've had my bumps in the road, but overall, the experience has been a positive one. Anyone that has followed me from day one, knows I started this research as a skeptic. I absolutely did not believe the product did what everyone claimed. I admit it, I was wrong. Woo; I said it.

With that being said, I've been told I expected more results in 30 days than what is claimed by the company. One visit to their website, and its clear, they suggest an 8 week experience in order to reach optimum results. My husband and I agree, it would be discredit to stop our Thrive research after a 30 day review when its suggested to give it 60 days. We feel the research would be incomplete and that the only course is to continue our "experiment" for another 30 days. So our 30 day review is about to become a 60 day review.

When I started this experiment, I honestly didn't expect, on day 30, to tell you that its worth trying, much less that I was going to buy the stuff myself and keep taking it,  even longer. I've definitely come a long way from I'll Never buy the products to actually buying them, willingly. I fully expected to be telling you not to waste your money, but I can't; not in good conscience.

Now for what everyone has been waiting for, the results:
My husband is down a pant size and I can get into a pant size smaller, but its still not comfortable to do so. I've noticed the difference on both our faces, as far as the decreasing of the double chins and cheeks that are smaller. The weight loss amount? 0, zero, dada, nothing, zilch. No kidding; Neither of us lost any weight and we were shocked. We couldn't understand how we are experiencing these changes, but no weight loss. Our doctor explained that its a possibility that we are exchanging fat for muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat. That gave me little comfort.

Honestly, I left the doctor's office discouraged. I couldn't understand the baggy clothes but no weight loss. We were advised to stick with Thrive, and give it a little longer, before giving up. If I set the lack of weight loss aside, I realize, I've received other benefits from using Thrive that I didn't expect.

Prior to Thrive use:
As a perimenopausal woman, I've had mood issues, extreme responses to mundane situations, lack of energy, and weight gain.
As a mobility challenged person, I've had muscle loss, depression, and weight gain.
As a female, I normally have carb and chocolate cravings.

Benefits that I've experienced after 30 days of using Thrive:
More & Sustained Energy
Low to No carb cravings
Felt fuller, faster
Mood & Emotions leveled;  appropriate for the situation
Drinking more water
Clothes are looser
Tummy is smaller

60 day Goals from using Thrive:
Continue those above, along with:
Weight Loss
Muscle Gain
Healthier, Energetic Life-style

Life Lessons I've learned from this journey:
Don't be quick to judge. I "assumed" that Le-vel was a get-rich-quick scheme because its an MLM. After more research into the company itself (not their products) they seem to be trying to re-invent the Wheel. They have taken an old business model, reworked it, expanded on it, and have built - excuse the pun - a Thriving business. One look at their "rules" and it becomes abundantly clear - they want honesty from those representing their products and company. They plainly express that they will not tolerate misleading customers, false or grandiose claims of results, misuse of information, misrepresentation of the products or company, stealing customers from other representatives, and more. With such strict guidelines, you have to admire their effort to create and keep, a good reputation.

Just because someone wants to share their experience with you, doesn't mean they want to "sell" you something. Sometimes, they are excited about what they have found and want others to know in case they could use it too. Case in point - the magic eraser that I tell everyone about and what they will do to make their life easier. I've never gotten money for doing that and I don't sell them, but I love those dumb things. Oh, and the blue Dawn dish detergent...going down a rabbit hole there.

Sometimes the benefits Do outweigh the expense! This company offers ways to off-set the cost of their products, which could help those on a budget.

Don't judge a book by its cover. Just because you look like you've lost weight doesn't mean that you have. But, I'm expecting more than weight loss. I'm expecting a gain of muscle, and with my mobility issues, its just as important as the weight loss.

We'll be starting this next 30 days by taking measurements of our waists, hips, thighs, and arms. I'm also going to photograph those areas, for us to use as before and after, for ourselves. I'm not sure what, if any of those, I'll share here, because let's face it; no one wants to see my droopy fat.

If you are liking my results, and would like to give Thrive a try, send me a message @ MintJulepsnMuddin@gmail.com  I'll send you my resources. Maybe we can share this journey.

Continue to follow us on our Thrive experience. Our 30 day review is now a 60 day review!
Feel free to comment below or shoot me a message.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 29 ~ Revealing Photos

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Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 29 ~ Revealing Photos

I can button my favorite shirt! Yay! You can also notice the difference in my tummy that I'm so self-conscience about. Not an extreme difference, but I'm pleased with the results after taking the Thrive challenge for just 1 month.

Tomorrow I reveal our weight loss totals. Be sure to join me for the results.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 28 ~ Stormy Days

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Thrive Le-vel Review: Day 28 ~ Stormy Days

Planning to work on my, after the 30 day Thrive challenge photos, today. Wish me luck because I'm a novice at this selfie thing. I want to convey the changes that I've noticed, without showing a lot of skin. Let's face it; I don't want to scare everyone to death, just show you the difference.

Its funny how your life can be going on this even, straight track, and all of a sudden, its derailed by a storm of life. Sometimes, it feels as though the car you're in, will never stop being hit by debris. It seems that when chaos hits, it continues from every direction. After a while, you may even long for a boring night at home, watching television, without any concerns. That's where I've been this month.

I know that not everyone reading this may believe in a higher power, but I do; you may feel you're too smart for that. I believe in Karma - what you put into the world, is what you get out. I've lived long enough to see, the evil things that people have done, eventually, come back to them; in one form or another. And in turn, I've also witness the good deeds that people have done, be rewarded.  I've experienced things that I've been told were impossible, become possible, after thanking God in advance for those things; Big Things.

With all that being said, its funny how this opportunity came along, just before all the chaos hit. No one knew what was going to take place, not even me, but God did. It was as though, I couldn't complete one life-altering thing, before another one began. I honestly believe that taking Thrive has allowed me to stay calm, get outside my own head, to not obsess over things that are out of my control, and allowed me to keep my own peace in this storm, and to even laugh at some of the things that were just over-the-top. Real or not, I'm grateful.

Remember those in the path of Maria. See you tomorrow. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 27 ~ Realizations and Epiphanies

Thrive Le-vel Review: Day 27 ~ Realizations and Epiphanies

Its funny how my thoughts about this product has changed over the course of 27 days. I started this review thinking I was going to find the "key" - the simple thing that was causing the weight loss in these people that they could do without a pill or patch. At first, I thought it was the water intake that aided in the weight loss. Then, I decided it was an introduction of a breakfast that many people skip. Next, I decided it was a combination of the two. Truly, I would be amiss, if I said that those things didn't help; they do. But there's more. I can't explain the changes that I've seen within myself, except for the introduction of this product in my everyday life.

Realizations
I've had more energy.
I haven't been experiencing my normal carb cravings.
I've felt fuller, faster.
Compared to a month ago, my mood and emotions have been in check and level.
My pants are looser.
My tummy is smaller.

Epiphanies
What's that old saying; you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Well, this "old dog" has learned a few new things, but no tricks.

Le-vel has dispelled my preconceived notions about MLMs. This is not the same old MLMs that we grew up running away from. It seems that this company has taken an old, abused business model and molded, and reshaped into the new 21st century way of building a business. With no brick and mortar buildings to drain profits, they promote their brand by having their customers become sellers; brilliant! If you love and believe in a product, you're going to tell all your friends. If you're going to tell everyone about it, you may as well make money doing it. (Wish I had stock in Magic Erasers.) And, with the use of the Internet, information and orders are streamlined.

With this month's review, drawing to an end, I can't help but wonder about a few things.
First, how many other people are just like me, and refuse to give Thrive a try, because of it being a MLM? Next, How many people are turned off by the expense of trying it? Finally, how many people are avoiding their friends and family because they feel they will be "pressured" into buying something? Those are all things that Le-vel will have to address with training or promoting.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thrive Le-vel 30 Day Review: Day 26 ~ Almost to the End

Thrive Le-vel Review: Day 26 ~ Almost to the End

Its hard to believe this 30 day journey with you is almost over. When I started this review, I started as a skeptic; a pessimist. It was impossible for me to believe Thrive really worked the way people were claiming. I was dead-set in my belief that it was a well perpetrated scam. There is no way, I would have ever spent my own money to do this review, much less, try this product on my own.

With that being said, I need to send a thank you to my benefactor who made this review possible. Without her, I would have Never done this analysis because I wouldn't have invested the money it took to do it. She believed in something so strongly that she invested her own money in my research. And to be clear, she is not a seller of the product. I hope that she is pleased with my honest assessment of the product and my efforts to clearly convey my experiences. Thank you for the opportunity, to share with others, my Thrive journey.

Check back each day. This is the last week of my Thrive review. In a few days, I will be revealing my husband's and my, total weight loss for this 30 day review.