Good morning friends! I apologize in advance for this lengthy post about a very intimate topic… today I am opening up and sharing a personal, and not-so-glamourous, ten year journey of living with IBS-D. I promise to not go into toooooo much detail, because you can put two and two together! And you might be thinking, what does this have to do with a fashion blog? Well, not much about fashion… even though for years I was afraid to wear white pants! But it does have a lot to do with feeling good. Literally! And if I can’t share the good, the bad, and the ugly with all of my supportive friends & fans, then who and where can I share it? And I am pretty darn sure I’m not alone in this.
As women, no one wants to talk about non-lady like topics (aka anything tummy related) and I get it, I’ve been hiding it for years! But it’s hard to hide the fact that sometimes I have to get up in the middle of a meal or have to cancel plans because my stomach hurts. My family, friends, and co-workers all know about my struggles because every day is an unknown. What will I eat? Will it settle right? Will I get cramping/bloating? Will I be able to finish out the work day or will I have to go home? These are the questions I ask myself daily. I am so envious of all my co-workers who have iron tummies and can eat whatever the heck they want! (Charissa, Katie, and Angie, I’m talking to you.)
We’ve all heard this phrase and may have LOL’d but this little saying has some heavy implications for gals with IBS-D! EVERYONE GOES #2.
So with the new year and turning the ripe old age of 30, I have vowed to do everything and anything in my power to get my gut in-check! My awesome co-worker, Charissa, is an It Works! Distributor and has often told me how she thinks she has a product that will help me with my digestive issues. Well, honestly, I didn’t believe anyone that said that, because I have been trying to solve this majorly unpleasant issue for ten years. But after months of not only listening to her talk about their products, but watching her use them, and seeing with my own eyes how much better she feels (and looks!) from using the products, I decided to give-in and let her try and heal my tummy!
And that product is GREENS! Greens’ pH-balancing blend includes an acidity-fighting combination of magnesium and potassium for an alkaline body that’s healthier and more energized. A cutting-edge probiotic helps you maintain that healthy balance by keeping your digestive system regular and toxins flowing out. With multiple servings of fruits and vegetables and a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods. Greens provides naturally occurring, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your already well-balanced diet a nutritional boost. It’s maximum support for your best health, all in a sweet berry flavor. I put two scoops, once a day, into 8 ounces of water, mix and drink!
I started taking my GREENS on Friday, January 1st every day and I can honestly state that I have felt and experienced a noticeable difference in how I feel! And the one day that I spaced and didn’t take them, I felt sick after I ate dinner. I have has less irregularity, more normal digestion, and so much energy! Which is a total bonus that I wasn’t expecting. And I’m not talking about a jittery energy boost. Simply put, I just have more energy, as in feeling very well rested and ready to tackle tasks and get stuff accomplished!
Disclaimer – I am not a nutritionist, a doctor, or an It Works! representative. I am just a young woman trying to figure out new and different ways to get my tummy in better health! So if you have any questions about this product, or any for that matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to Charissa directly, as she will explain and clarify products and their related questions!
THANK YOU for taking the time to read this very personal topic and I hope I didn’t offend or steer anyone away. I always want to remain true and authentic to who I am, inside and out, and quite frankly, this is a day in the life of Sara! For better, for worse, this blog is where we can all be ourselves and just be.
All my love,