NEW Plexus Slim

I have received the new and improved Plexus Slim and I am beyond excited to share with everyone about it!

First off, have you seen the new packaging?!?! IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

TASTE? I have had SEVERAL people ask me what the new Plexus Slim tastes like. It is a blend of watermelon, lemon and raspberry, all of which are naturally sourced. It honestly tastes like watermelon lemonade. I’ll be honest, I do not like watermelon flavored things but this is actually very good. It’s not near as sweet as the original Slim, which tasted like a cherry Tootsie Pop.

MIXING? When I saw that they had released a new Slim I wondered if they had changed the mix any to better dissolve to avoid clumps like the original Slim had. The new Slim is more soluble and dissolves SO much easier in cold water. You don’t have to shake it but three or four times and it’s mixed!

BENEFITS? One of the new benefits I am so excited about is the fact that slim now has a PREBIOTIC (Xylooligosaccharides)  in it which helps make your gut healthier! Basically a prebiotic feeds probiotics so that they can do their jobs in your gut. Slim also helps support weight loss, healthy glucose metabolism and nourishes the growth of beneficial gut micro-flora.*

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NEW FORMULA! (Patent Pending) The new formula is microbiome activating, which means it is designed to help your gut thrive. I have used this saying before, “your gut is like the roots of a tree and if your roots aren’t getting what they need the tree isn’t going to thrive”. When explaining the importance of gut health I always use that because it’s easier for people to understand.

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I am BEYOND excited about this! I have been drinking the new Slim now for about four days and I love it. I can definitely tell a difference in my appetite as I am not craving or eating near as much junk and I am actually CRAVING water! That’s right, water! I am so passionate about this product and believe it to its entirety. So many people, including myself, have had such GREAT success with it. If you have ANY questions about Plexus Slim, please click the contact button located at the top of this page and I will gladly answer any questions you might have!

 

FDA-disclaimer“For this review, Plexus sent me a free bag of Slim, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.”

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Plexus Slim REVAMPED!

Yesterday was THE BIG REVEAL and let me tell you, it was BIG! Plexus has never done something like this before so it’s a pretty big deal. They have completely re-branded, from the Plexus logo, to product design to even revamping the famous Pink Drink.  How did they change Slim (the pink drink)?

 

  • Plexus Slim has a new flavor! So for those of you who aren’t huge fans of the flavor, brace yourself! Slim’s new flavor consists of a watermelon, lemon and raspberry blend, all natural I might add, and it’s not as sweet as the original. Can you say YUM! ❤
  • It can FINALLY mix in cold water, no more CLUMPS!!!
  • It has been clinically tested to improve fat loss!
  • It can support our gut microbiome like never before. How? With PREBIOTICS!!! What is a Prebiotic? Prebiotics essencially feed the probiotics so that they can do their job! With these prebiotics Slim has been clinically proven to increase Lactobacillus (friendly bacteria) by 365 times, Bifidobacterium (restores good bacteria) by 290 times, Akkermansia (metabolism) by 250 times, Butyrate (anti-inflammatory)up to 58% and Proprionate by 25%. Ya’ll this is crazy good for your gut.
  • Patent pending so Plexus is literally the ONLY one that has this.

 

It is currently only available to Plexus ambassadors until later in May when anyone can order it. I’ve been able to order mine and am anxiously waiting for its arrival! I will be sharing another post about my first impressions of it when I get it! In the mean time, feel free to visit the Plexus Slim website for more info.

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I’m still here!

Whew ya’ll, the past two weeks have been INSANE! I haven’t been able to work out as much as I would have liked and I have been slacking. Why you ask? Well almost two weeks ago I tested positive for strep (yuck I know) and was told to take it easy to allow my body to rest and what not. So I listened, and in self pity I made some not-so-good food choices. Well a few days go by and I’ll be darned if I get a sinus infection. It stuck with me for about a week. It was horrible! So what did I do when I started feeling worse? I made poor food choices again out of self pity. Ya’ll these are bad choices. Yes a ‘cheat’ meal once or twice a week is okay but not cheat days, back to back. That is something I am guilty of the past week is making poor food choices out of self pity. I am feeling better, and I AM GETTING BACK ON THE GRIND!

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Progress!

You know those work out pants, the ones that are really tight and you worry “holy crap can you see through these things!”. Yeah, I HAD those work out pants. I HAD those pants that I worried were a little too tight that they may be see through. Ya’ll, I put them on today and they were too loose! Like falling down loose and having to do the shimmy to get them back up. (the shimmy we all do when our jeans are stretched out by the end of the day). Just another NON SCALE victory for me!

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Low Carb Treat!

I have had some friends make this and I wanted to try it for myself and let me say… IT IS DELISH and only two ingredients!

-2 cups whipping cream

-1 box sugar free pudding mix

.. whisk until fluffy!

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2 Week Check In!

Alright guys, here’s my two week check in! Remember, I don’t have a scale, but pictures don’t lie!  The one on the left is my two week mark picture and the one on the right is the first picture I took! It’s a slow process but I’m getting there! Slow and steady wins the race!

What have I been doing?

  • working out 4-5 days a week (walking, weights, circuit training)
  • making changes to how I eat, I am more conscious as to what I put in my body but I am not depriving my self. Everyone needs a little cheat here and there.
  • taking my Plexus products consistently!

 

 

No gym? No problem!

img_6481So I live in a tiny town with about a population of 850 people. We have no gym, no grocery store, just an All-sups! So I research workouts to do at home constantly! I don’t let that excuse of “I don’t have a gym” to not work out. I make it work. I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I bought resistance bands, agility ladder, hand weights, bar weights and thigh master. I use these things to make my work outs work. So here is an example of what I did tonight. Tonight I did arms and back but I do different sections of the body on different days. I try to change it up after a couple of days to avoid muscle memory. Tonight I did…

  • 3 sets of 60 second scissor skiers
  • 3 sets of 12 bent lateral raise
  • 3 sets of 12 dumbbell bent over row
  • 3 sets of 12 dead lift row
  • 3 sets of 12 wide row
  • 3 sets of 12 overhead press

**between each set I do some sort of foot work on the agility ladder to keep my heart rate up. I take BRIEF breaks so that my heart rate doesn’t drop. I have it set up this way so I am constantly moving**

 

What am I taking?

Since this is a Plexus 60 Day Trim Up, I am taking Plexus products. ((Plus I’m a Plexus Ambassador)) So here’s what I am taking….

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From left to right, Plexus Accelerator +, Plexus Slim (usually comes in a bag but mine are in a jar), Plexus Block & Plexus X-Factor. What do these products do?

Plexus Accelerator +:

  • Helps boost the body’s metabolic rate
  • Burns more fat with effective ingredients
  • Gluten free & 100% Vegetarian
  • Suppresses appetite

Plexus Slim:

  • Regulates blood sugars
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Controls cravings
  • Increases energy

Plexus Block:

  • Keeps starches & sugars from converting to glucose
  • Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
  • Healthy weight control
  • Sustained energy

Plexus X-Factor:

  • Multivitamin with patented aloe blend
  • Improves nutrient absorption
  • Oxygenates the body
  • Supercharges the body’s immune system
  • Supports overall body function

ProBio 5 (not pictured, but I am taking it):

  • 5 extra strength probiotics
  • Breaks down hostile organisms that negatively impact your health
  • Relief from typical Candida symptoms

 

I know several people who are doing the challenge and take different things, everyone is different and different Plexus products work for different people. If you want to see what other products they have head over to my website and take a look.

 

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Day 4…

Hey guys! Just checking in and holding myself accountable! I have worked out everyday except yesterday. (I’ll get to why later) I’ve also been eating low carb meals and snacks, I am trying to stay at or under 30 grams of carbs a day. For example, tonight I am having a Taco Salad (made at home) which is composed of lean ground beef, shredded lettuce, chopped medium tomato, a little bit of shredded cheese, some sliced black olives and some salsa. YUM! My workouts have consisted of using an agility ladder, some free weights, resistance bands and the dreaded thigh master. I usually do 3 sets of something and between sets I go up and down the agility ladder to keep my heart rate up. I’ve honestly just been using things from Pinterest to incorporate into my workouts. I have also recently discovered Bikini Body Mommy (even though I am not a mommy). I feel like her workouts are pretty on point and doable! I’ll be starting one of her 90 day challenges tomorrow. Now, I did not work out yesterday because I needed a field trip to the big city with a good friend of mine. Everyone needs a change of scenery!!!

So here I am 4 days in and I am feeling more energized throughout my day and I’m not cranky! I do not have a scale so I’m not sure how much I have lost, if any yet. (hard to tell being 4 days in) But I’m trucking along and sticking to my commitment! Keep an eye out for some blog posts with I am eating!

and so it begins….

Well I’ve never actually done before pictures so this was very new and hard for me. I will say, not happy with what I see. (**Disclaimer… I have a resting crank face, but I’m not a cranky person!**) It was hard to look at these pictures knowing that it was I look like. But I am excited and ready to get busy with this challenge! I will posting pictures every two weeks with my progress. I do not own a scale, I believe in non-scale victories! I will also post periodically with my food choices and work outs. Speaking of workouts! I have purchased an agility ladder, thigh master (lord help me) and resistance bands so if you have ANY good workouts with these, comment below! I’m excited and nervous but I want to share my journey with you all! Ready, set, go!

 

 

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