Meet Kaytlin

My Story:

In February of 2011, I found out I had every sign of Celiac Disease, which meant I would be unable to eat gluten for the rest of my life.  A week later (before final medical tests could be completed), I found out I was prego with my second child.  So, needless to say, it was a week of BIG news for me.  The doctors recommended I begin the gluten free diet to see how I felt, even though I could not get an endoscopy due to pregnancy.  It was interesting to be pregnant along with making a huge change to your diet.

Fast forward to January 2014, on my son’s 4 year check-up, his doctor gave him a blood test to check for Celiac since I have it and have felt much better since cutting gluten out of my diet.  He tested positive for it and went through an endoscopy.  Since he was now diagnosed with Celiac, the pediatrician recommended our daughter also get the blood test, which was positive, followed by an endoscopy for her…  Both kids diagnosed with Celiac within a month and also must start a strict gluten free diet.

Rewind 3 months and my husband landed in the ER and then admitted to the hospital for 4 days.  After A LOT of patience and testing, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  So, the 4 of us all have certain restrictions, but it’s all very manageable..

So, now that you know my family’s medical history… I’ll get on with what I have to say about Shaklee.  Unfortunately, all 4 of us have autoimmune, genetic diseases, so we’ve got it for life and there’s no way to prevent it.  However, with cutting gluten out of our diet, we’re missing important vitamins and nutrients that we would normally get from wheat products.  B vitamins is something you would usually get from carbs and other products derived from wheat.  Guess what? Shaklee has a natural, proven B vitamin supplement.

As for my husband, he has to be on multiple immune suppressants to keep Crohn’s at bay, so he is prescribed certain vitamins and minerals and any additional way to maintain his health is great!

Very recently, I decided that I wanted to take more steps to improve both mine and my family’s health.  We’re fairly lucky and stay away unexpected doctor visits, but I know personally, that I could stand to feel better on a regular basis.  Also, I’m 100% certain that these steps will have a huge improvement on my common ’bleh’ attitude that, frankly I've gotten tired of and I’m sure those around me have as well!  :) Moreover, I wanted to invest my time in a rewarding venture because I love to listen to and help people.  And while I get that from my day job, these products are truly too good not to share.  I've heard stories upon stories of how Shaklee products have changed lives by improving the health of families by eliminating allergies/asthma, or by eliminating doctor visits because your body can stand up to the cold/flu season after taking Shaklee vitamins!  It’s amazing to me and I want to be a part of it. #BeAPartOfTheEffect

Kaytlin

If you are interested in learning more about Shaklee I'd love to connect with you! Please visit my site at http://harbin.myshaklee.com

A Journey Worth Taking

If weight loss is your goal in 2015, I truly believe you have come to the right place.

If you've been by this page recently, you've probably seen our posts about how the team wants to help you make 2015 YOUR year. You've also maybe thought "Damn, that's a lot of information." or "Tell me more!" The simple message is this. If you are committed to losing ten pounds this year, my team has an amazing and proven system to help support you. 

I have run two "challenge" groups in the past that are focused on weight loss with the Shaklee 180 program. I'm not sure why I keep calling them challenge groups because it's more of a support/accountability group. The "challenge" lies within yourself.  The first group was in 2013, when I invited others to join me on a weight loss journey. I was going to do the program the way it was designed. Here's my first story. 

Where it all began...

Shaklee 180 is not your "diet" typical program. When I signed up with Shaklee in 2012, I was adamant that I was NOT going to sell people weight loss products. My mentality was that the proper way to manage your diet was with eating right and exercise--no excuses! I was NOT partaking in this piece of the business. (Insert kicking and screaming). I was just going to focus on cleaning products and vitamins and go on my merry way. (Insert more kicking and screaming).

Well the summer of 2013 made me change my mind for many reasons.

I had recently started staying home with our nine month old son. After nine years at my corporate job, this was a whole new world for me. I had no idea what life would be like as a stay at home mom. By this time post-baby, I had lost a good portion of the 50 pounds I had gained when I was pregnant but I still had a ways to go. I had started my stay at home journey with big plans to run or walk daily. Then I found out I was pregnant. I figured there was no point in getting fit at that point so I was just going to coast through the summer. But then we miscarried. By fall of 2013, I was quite unhappy with my body so I decided to take the Shaklee 180 program seriously. I needed a major pick me up. I didn't feel I needed to lose a ton of weight so I didn't join with a Turnaround kit but rather started with the Lean and Healthy kit.  I used the tracker and online tools to document my food intake, monitor my exercise, and learn new recipes.  After 90 days, I had lost 15 pounds and was in a size I hadn't seen since high school. But it wasn't about the weight lost but how my body changed, how energetic and healthy I felt, and how I did it by eating whole, real foods with Shaklee's support. I also asked others to join me. Together we made some amazing changes. Read Beth's story and Emily's story too. 

So what changed my mind?? 

First of all, actually "doing the program" made me change my mind. I've heard several stories about how the program maybe didn't work but then the person says they did their own version of it rather than following the directions. Please follow the directions for best results! For me, taking the time to understand the program was what I really needed. I understood that this was a program that wanted to teach you how to eat real food, how to incorporate movement into your life, and how to maintain that lifestyle. It allowed you to eat what you wanted, you could eventually abandon the dreaded calorie tracking, you could LIVE. You learn what fuels your body. You learn to be energized. You learn to be healthy. 

Now what?

You're invited to learn about Shaklee 180 and how it can transform your life. 

You're invited to commit to losing ten pounds this year. 

You're invited to our group of support and accountability. 

You're invited to make a difference in your life. 

You're invited to make a change once and for all. This. Is. It!

Our 2015 group is starting January 12, but if you order a kit BY January 10, we will still enter you into our Facebook community. Ordering by January 10, will also get you FREE Blueberry Almond Meal Bars ($26.50) with your order! Oh, and did we mention a free lifetime membership as well ($19.95)?

In addition to our group support, our coaches are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Work with them. Follow the process. Embrace the system. Utilize the tools. Make this YOUR year. Watch this video to learn more about how to get started. 

We all want to be healthy. We all want to have more energy. We only have one body. We only get one life to live. Why not make it the best? It is a journey worth taking. Let's take it together this year. 

Contact me to get started tracy.fixen@gmail.com or order here. If your order is placed after January 10, that's ok!! I will still work with you one on one to help you achieve your goals! I am here to help you.

 

 

 

Less is More

Oof. I don't know about you but coming off of Christmas has been a bit rough. Yesterday, I told my sister-in-law that I thought I literally had a brick of cream cheese in my stomach. I think I was right. Between buffalo chicken dip and pickle dip, I ate my weight in it. Holiday baked goods? No thanks. Dip?? That's where you will find me bellied up. 

As I have been eating today, I am cleaning up my act. My snack today consisted of an apple with peanut butter on it and it got me thinking about one of the best food lessons I've learned. 

Less is More.

When I say this, I am talking about the amount of ingredients that are in your foods. If you are eating whole, real foods there is only one ingredient. My snack today was an apple. The peanut butter I chose was one that had fewer ingredients than other brands.  Yes, I sit in the aisle and do a glance over the amount of ingredients that are typically in my pantry staples. I've always said that I'm not a huge label reader. You can read more about that here. But it doesn't take much time or knowledge to know that less is more when it comes to your food. So as the day has progressed I found myself making a list of things that I try to "upgrade" when shopping. 

  1. Peanut Butter--even within a brand you can find healthier options by going natural.
  2. Ketchup--get the one that doesn't have High Fructose Corn Syrup in it
  3. Salad Dressings--I typically buy the dressing that is in the cooler instead of the shelf. 
  4. Vegetables--I converted over to frozen instead of canned.
  5. Pickles--this one just gets me. When I actually read the pickle label and saw yellow dye in it. Even though the more I think about it, I don't think I bought the right kind last time...
  6. Mac & Cheese--Since we tend to eat A LOT of this and I haven't found a homemade recipe that we love, I usually buy organic but if I not I make sure it is a dye free kind.

Those are just a few things that I thought of today but I know there are more. What are some "less is more" or "food upgrades" that you do around your house?

Have a great day!

Tracy

 

Have you considered joining one of our 2015 wellness groups? You can read more about them here. 


Not Sure Which Program is Right for You?

We have some amazing ways to join us in 2015. Happy Medium Health is committed to helping you find a way to have your best year yet when it comes to your health. If you've read through our options but you still aren't sure which one is right for you, please fill out the form below and I will email you a link for a free webinar where I go into more detail about each program. 

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Shaklee is also encouraging people to join by committing to a healthier New Year and setting a company wide goal!!  

SOMETHING NO OTHER COMPANY HAS TRIED BEFORE (WHICH MAKES IT PERFECT FOR THE SHAKLEE FAMILY).

We want to set the record for most weight lost by a company or group.  
Whew! How are we going to do that?

By doing what we do best…inviting our friends, family and communities to get on the path to better health by joining us in losing a combined 40,000 pounds between January 1st and March 31st 2015.

Click here to learn more about Shaklee 180! 

Make 2015 YOUR Year!

How many times has lose weight, get healthy, or feel better been on your New Year's resolutions list? Too many to count? Feel like you always start the year right but then slowly revert back to your old habits? Make this year, YOUR year with Happy Medium Health and Shaklee. We have three amazing options to share with you starting in January. One major perk from joining our groups is the accountability partners and encouragement that you can gain from this journey. We are all here to help you succeed and make 2015 your healthiest life! 

90 Days To A Better You

If losing weight is a must for you this year please consider joining us with the Shaklee 180 program. The Shaklee 180 program is like no other. It is designed to help you lose weight but also help you transform your lifestyle so you are always reaching for healthier food choices. You will receive all the tools and support Shaklee offers but also a check in from a Happy Medium Health coach and receive group support through our private Facebook community. If you think this is the right option for you, please click here to learn more about this option.

90 Days to a Healthier You

If you're more interested in learning how to build a 'happy medium' healthy lifestyle, we are offering a "90 Days to a Healthier You" option. With this option, you will again receive a check in option from a Happy Medium Health coach and community support via Facebook. This group will not focus on losing weight but rather learning how to live a 'happy medium' life. Click here to learn more about this option.

5 Day Detox

And if you are normally comfortable with your healthy lifestyle but the holidays kicked your butt this year (ahem, like yours truly), then sign up for our 5 Day Detox!  You will receive before and after check ins from a Happy Medium Health coach and we will also have a private Facebook community where you can share your tips! Click here to learn more about this option.

What do I do next?

  • Pick which option you'd like to use for 2015 and order your product by JANUARY 4 2015 to ensure you have received it before the January 12 start date. 
  • Order through your Happy Medium Health coach (Shaklee Leader) or contact Tracy Fixen at tracy.fixen@gmail.com to get your order placed! 
  • Once your order has been placed, you will be contacted with further details about the program and added to the designated Facebook support community. 

Make 2015 YOUR Year. Allow us to help you find the program that is best for you. We are dedicated to helping you! 

Cheers to an amazing  year!

Tracy Fixen

Please contact the Happy Medium Health coach that sent you this link to place your orders! If you don't have a coach, please contact Tracy and we can get one assigned to you! 

 

DISCLAIMER
Happy Medium Health Coaches are Shaklee Independent Distributors. The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental health condition. Please consult your healthcare provider before starting any program if you feel necessary. We share personal stories and results. Please follow Shaklee product labels and program guidelines as intended.

 

BIG Things Coming for 2015!

I am feverishly working to put together details for our big 2015 kick off. Originally I was going to wait until Dec 26 to roll it out, but let's be honest, I have no patience. So big announcements about how the Happy Medium Health team can make your 2015 start with a BANG are coming Friday. Lots of details. Lots of health ideas. Lots of support. All of it wrapped up with a nice webinar on 12/21 that will help you pick the right program! I am so pumped because we have an amazing group of people who are all here to help YOU rock it! 

In the meantime, sign up if you want to be the first in the know!  Fill out the form below and you will receive all of the info straight to your inbox!  Information is FREE! 

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5 Day Detox

As part of our 'Make 2015 YOUR Year' we are also offering a 5 day detox option! This option is great for an active person who normally eats well and exercises but would like to get back on track after an indulgent holiday season. This detox starts January 12 and will run for five consecutive days! You can do anything for five days!! I (Tracy) will be joining along and leading our private Facebook community as well. We will share recipes, victories, and motivation to help you be successful these five days. There are some great benefits from this easy program. I am looking forward to the increased energy and body reset! 

What is the schedule like for the five days? It's really quite simple. We have outlined it below. In our Facebook group we will also share smoothee recipes, salad recipes, and share veggie snack ideas! It is very important for the best results that you are following the schedule below for the full five days. Modifying or short-cutting will reduce your results! You will want to avoid alcohol and caffeine during these five days as well. If you are used to have coffee, you can substitute for one of our great tea flavors. Stick to drinking as much water as possible with 64oz at the minimum! I like to start my day with some lemon water and some advise to drink lemon water all day. That doesn't work for me so please do what is best for you! 

What do you need to purchase to get started? We have outlined the kit below along with some optional add-in products to maximize your detox. These products will cover you for five days and you may even have some extra to enjoy beyond the end date. Shaklee members will save on their products! If you are not a Shaklee member yet, please contact a Happy Medium Health coach to get started. 

Please order your products by January 4, 2015 to ensure delivery by our start date of January 12. Once your products are ordered, you will receive an email from your designated Happy Medium Health coach with further details about the program and Facebook group. 

Happy Medium Health has partnered with Shaklee on this because of the guaranteed safety of the products through the Shaklee Difference. Shaklee is always safe, it always works, and it is always green. Shaklee products are proven or your money back. Click image below to watch a video on the Shaklee Difference.

We are so excited for the health options our team can bring you in 2015. If you have further questions, please contact us or email tracy.fixen@gmail.com! 

DISCLAIMER
Happy Medium Health Coaches are Shaklee Independent Distributors. The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental health condition. Please consult your healthcare provider before starting any program if you feel necessary. We share personal stories and results. Please follow Shaklee product labels as intended.

90 Days to a Healthier You

Feel like you have a pretty good handle on your health but know your base nutrition is lacking? This could be the right program for you. You aren't looking to lose weight but rather make changes to improve your overall health. The Foundations Regimen from Shaklee provides you with Vitalizer supplements for every day use and also a canister of Vitalizing Protein to be used as much as you'd like within a month. Some people order a second canister and enjoy a smoothee every day and some people just stick to the one canister that it comes with and have a smoothee as a meal or a snack as their time allows. 

Three of our Happy Medium Health coaches (Sheena, Sarah, and Anna) all use a foundations regimen to help bring a better base health to their daily life. As busy working moms, they are all looking for great options to start their days in a way that will give them the energy they need. No more feeling sluggish or worn out. 

Let's first talk about why it is important to supplement. If you are not eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables then you are a missing key nutrients in your day. While it is recommended that you strive to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible, at times you may come up short. That's why Vitalizer is there to give you the quality nutrients that your body needs to perform at its optimal ability. Here's a quick video on why we should supplement.

In addition to proper supplementation, protein is an essential building block that is often missing from our diets. Shaklee doesn't put a product on the market with out extensive research to ensure that all products are safe. Not only safe but also proven effective. With the Foundations Regimen you are adding Vitalizing Protein to your diet as a meal or snack as well. Here you can watch a little science behind the product. 

With this 90 Day group option you will be able to join your own support community on Facebook that will share recipes and daily living tips. You may not be looking to overhaul your entire life, but you want to try something new. It is recommended that you give this a faithful attempt for 90 days. The Happy Medium Health coaches will be there to support you along your journey. 

More questions? Contact us to get more information or talk to the Happy Medium Health coach who shared this information with you! It is time to make 2015 YOUR year!