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NYC!!!!! Our Infomercial Shoot :)

May 19, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

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Who would have thought that we would be in an infomercial?   Not me even in my wildest dream.  That day in Nov 05 when I finally woke up and realized what I was doing to myself was the start that set me on this path.  9 yrs ago I started walking with Leslie Sansone and the Walk away the pounds series.  That was the start I needed.

This past weekend brought out even more confidence in me.   For the first time it dawned on me.  I am no longer living in fear. I am LIVING.  It was such an eye opening experience. It was like living in a dream.  First came the wardrobe room.  Oh my GOODNESS at the clothes and shoes, HEELS to be exact.  Things I never wore but I will have me some of those before long. :) We got outfits handpicked for us my the Amazing Alana Kelen(celebrity Stylist) and her 2 assistants that were so nice and easy to talk too. Then on to makeup and hair. From there I went in for my Photo shoot. That was so cool and I had a great time letting go of all my insecurities and for the first time I saw myself as a Beautiful Women. Then me and Kandi got to do a photo shoot together and we had so much FUN!! At one time I had to remind Kandi we were at a professional photoshoot so she needed  to stop giggling as we were shaking it and pose for the camera :)  I personally loved having the photographer roar at us ;)

Photo shoot Outfits

Photo shoot Outfits

Then came the interview room where we were miked up and stood in front of a green screen. That was were I opened up and was myself in a room full of professionals and I was CONFIDENT in my SKIN.       I am still Amazed at the difference in me and Kandi.  We went from feeling Hopeless, Unlovable, Worthless, Fearful, Broken hearted girls to Confident, Loving, Hopeful, Worthy, and Healed girls.  One of the questions that I was asked was what would your daddy think of you girls now?  I told her that he would be very proud that we finally are letting people into our hearts. We were always so scared to do that but now we have let go of that and we really enjoy getting to know and love people.  We aren’t scared anymore.  Yes it HURTS when you have to say Goodbye but I have come to realize how much I had been missing from living in a cocoon.  My eyes were opened even further this past weekend and I know that God has healed our hurts and our hearts.  

We got to show our mom a little of NYC we had a blast going through Times Square in the city that never sleeps ;)

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One of the things that was so different is we went to Fairway market and was so thrilled to have found this healthy place for our snacks.  It used to be a dozen  Krispy Kreme doughnuts on vacation and this vacation we bought a ton of fruit and enjoyed it.  That’s how we know that we have changed so much.  :)

 

These are some of the people that will be Forever in my life from this experience.  Blessed to call them Friends. :)

 

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Our Newest Family :)

Our Newest Family :)

 

 

 

 

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Sale on Leslie sansone super walks

January 27, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

FYI Collage video is having a sale. Leslie’s Super walk set with booster cables is 9.98 plus tax I think it comes to a little over 12.00 This is a 4 dvd set a total of 12 different miles. Love these we reordered them because the booster cables by them self retail and sale for 29.00. http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/leslie-sansone-super-walk-deluxe-kit-9387 Check it out.

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Our Stories!!!!

January 25, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

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Kandi’s  Story

 

A defining moment in my life was at the age of 7 was when my dad passed away. I turned to food my entire life. I remember feeling sad, hopeless, desperate, afraid, worthless and un-loveable.   In 2005 I discovered Leslie’s video tape the Walk Diet and from the first time walking with her, I was hooked.  In September 2007 after trying for 2 ½ years to become pregnant I found out that I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and was told that I would never conceive on my own. I was so depressed and sad and seeing that, my Mom asked Mandi and me to join Weight Watchers with her. We agreed! In October 2007 we walked into our 1st WW meeting and were also hooked. Within 3 months on both programs I had removed 25 lbs. and on December 17th   I learned that I was expecting. God had healed my body! I have made a promise to GOD that I would not take his healing for granted and I would not let my weight keep me from having more children.

 

           In August, 2008 I had Riley and weighed in that morning at 268 lbs. I knew watching Mandi remove a lot of weight during my pregnancy that I could do it to. In September 2008 I rejoined WW. With having the magic of both WW and Leslie’s program I removed 110 lbs. in 19 months. In April 2010 I was 2.6 lbs. away from my Lifetime goal with WW when we found out we were expecting again. God is so Good!

 

            Since having my second daughter Avery, my weight loss journey took a slower pace. I finally made my lifetime goal of 115 lbs. removed after 5 years 4 months and 2 beautiful girls in March 2013. That was an Amazing Life changing month. Meeting a goal that I had worked so long for and winning Leslie’s Share Our Story Contest and meeting Leslie changed my life. I will be forever grateful to Leslie and to my Weight Watcher family. Mandi and I are blessed beyond anything we could ever have dreamed possible but we are living proof that Change can happen when you Believe in yourself, Because now we know We are Worth It!

 

 

mandi before and aft

 

 

Mandi’s Story

My weight problem had been an issue for me for most of my entire life.  At the age of 7 my dad passed away and from then on I used food to cope with the loss.   I remember being so unhappy and feeling so hopeless.   The change in me started in Nov 05 when I had my light bulb moment.  While watching a   Disney world promo video and eating two bags of Halloween candy I realized at 290 pounds I would never fit on those rides and in that moment I decided I wanted different so I got up and did my first half mile with Leslie’s dvd.   I loved how real Leslie was and that her videos are so simple but yet so effective.   I continued to do the videos and in 9 months I had removed 41 pounds when I became pregnant with my first son, Kaden.  I continued to exercise my entire pregnancy.

 In October 07 three months after Kaden was born, my mom, sister Kandi, and I joined Weight Watchers.  WW and Walk at Home videos worked like magic together.  I met my lifetime goal after removing 142 lbs. in Feb 2009.    I began working as a receptionist for WW in March 09 and still hold that position.  Kandi and I both have changed so much on the outside but the biggest changes happened inside. We used to be so shy and inward people.  We used to have such low self- esteem and worth.  We dug deep inside and came to realize that we used our weight as  a shield. We used it as an excuse to keep people at a distance and to protect ourselves from other people leaving us.  There was only a select few people that saw the real us but little by little and step by step the shields broke off.  In our WW meeting our leader now says that we were cocoons that have turned into butterflies.  This is exactly what we feel like.

 

 In December of 2011 I had my second son Zack.  I used Walk at Home dvd and WW to get back to my goal weight.  In March of 2013 Kandi and I entered the Share your Story contest and to our shock and excitement  we won.  That was another defining moment in our journey.  Meeting Leslie and the Walk at home team along with the walk leaders  reignited a passion and desire that had seemed unreachable to us.  We wanted to be WALK LEADERS.  So we decided to do it.  We became certified on my son Kaden’s birthday June 1, 2013 and we formed our business together Just 2 Believe Fitness.  We had our first Walk live class on July 2 and we continue to teach classes together.  Our desire is to pay it forward and bring hope and belief to those that are where we used to be.    We thank God that he lead us to  Walk at Home videos and WW and that our biggest dreams are coming true.  We now are living the life that seemed so unreachable and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and our families.

 


 

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Changes to Tue night walk class

January 16, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

We have decided to cancel the class on Tue nights as of 1-15-14. Planning to pick it back up in the spring. We both just feel this is best for our families at this time. We look forward to seeing you on Mondays and in the spring.  Please pass the word along.   Thank you

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Menu Planning Where to Start?

January 14, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Written by Mandi

Weekly Meal Plan from $5 Dinners

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You may think that planning your meals is overwhelming.  I look back to how I used to shop and that gets me STRESSED out.  Putting things in the cart and hoping I had something to fix for supper.   Over the years I have found that planning and shopping for the week is what works best for my family.  I tried to do a monthly plan but I have been more SUCCESSFUL dong it by the week.  I love to find FREE PRINTABLES on PINTERST of blank menu plans and print those out.

To start the planning I look at my fridge to see what meats I have and I plan my main dish out of that. If I don’t have enough I plan our the remainder.   Then I will usually pick one side to go with it.  Then I will take my menu and create my shopping list by that.   This not only saves TIME but it also SAVES MONEY.   This method helps to reduce impulse buys at the store as well.    I hope you will give menu planning a try.   Need recipe ideas check out Pinterest it is my new best friend.

Have a Blessed DAY!!!

 

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Simple Start

January 13, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

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Getting started with Weight Watchers is now simpler than ever with Simple Start, a straight forward, do-able 2 week starter plan with delicious meal ideas and a great new app, to get members started losing weight and on the path to long term success.

Written by Kandi.

Being a Weight Watcher member for 6 years now and a WW receptionist for 4 months, I am so sad that I never gave Simply Filling a chance until Weight Watchers introduced the Simple Start plan this year. Simple Start is based on the Simply Filling technique which is eating mainly from the Weight Watcher Power Foods which consists of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, low fat dairy and light bread. It has helped me cut out my cravings for sweets. You can have anything you want you just need to track your indulgences and you are allowed 7 Points Plus per day. I am finding my indulgences this week has been Oskios Greek Yogurt and 1/4 cup of Granola for 6 Points Plus. Eating healthier is making me feel so much better.  Will you give Simple Start a try? Tell us about your experiences on the new starter plan. On our Weight Watcher Facebook Group Page there are several people so happy with the results from Simple Start that they are loving this plan as well. To find out more about Weight Watchers go to Weightwatchers.com today and find a meeting in your area. Have a Great On Plan Day!

 

 

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Walk Live Classes Monday’s

January 12, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

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2 Mile Walk Live Class resuming after our 3 week break this Monday 1-13-2014 at Four Leaf Financial Exit 7 Bristol, Va at 7:15 P.M. 

Come join us for a FUN 2 Mile Walk! Hope to see current and new class members this week. Bring a Friend- We Always have a Blast!

First Class Always FREE!  

Drop in Fee is 5.oo a class

 

4 Week Class Pass Available!

4 Classes for $15.00

 

 

Just 2 Believe Fitness-

Kandi and Mandi

 

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Amazon Deals on Leslie Sansone Workouts!!

- Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Amazon has some great deals on Leslie Sansone DVDS even some of her newer ones are priced at 5.96 and up! Amazon prices changes constantly so if you have been wanting some new workouts Don’t Wait! I love the Walk it Off in 30 Days and her Radio Remixes! 51ZUlr6NV6L__AA160_ 51WIaWKZspL__AA160_

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Savings Tip of the Day

January 3, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Want to save money at the grocery store?   Make a menu plan and list and STICK TO IT.   Takes some work but it is so worth it.

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New Years 2014

January 1, 2014 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Written by Mandi

I cannot believe that it is a new year. Looking back over this past year I am amazed and in Awe of what the Lord blessed us with. This time last year we signed up for the Share your Story contest, in March we won that contest thanks to our family, friends and friends of friends Who rallied for us. In June we became Leslie Sansone’s Certified Walk Leaders
and July we held our first Walk Live class as Just 2 Believe Fitness. We have had so much FUN this year. We are living our dream of being in business together. We are looking forward to what 2014 holds for us as business owners.

What are your Goals for 2014?

Mine are getting deeper into the Word of God, going on more dates with Mark, and living in the moment more with my boys and Remembering that the little moments are the things that matter most in life.

This is also my year to return to my HAPPY weight and to get back into a routine for activity first thing in the AM because that is when I am more apt to follow through.

I pray that you make this the year that you START BELIEVING in YOU again.

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Reminder for Class Times for December 2nd & 3rd

December 2, 2013 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Monday December 2nd at 7:15- 7:45 P.M. at Four Leaf Financial behind Grand Furniture Exit 7.                     Tuesday December 3rd at 7:30 -8:00 P.M. at First Christian Church Exit 14

Come join in the fun and Get your 2 mile walk in for the day.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

Drop-ins are $5.00

Class passes are $15.00 for 4 classes over a 5 week period.

$25.00 for a 8 classes over a 5 week period!

We hope to see some new and returning walkers in this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas,

Kandi and Mandi

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 28, 2013 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Today I wanted to say just how THANKFUL I am for all the supporters of Just 2 Believe Fitness.   Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for sharing this journey with us.   I still am in AWE of all the doors that are being opened by GOD for me and Kandi.   Ask him for your hearts desire. I truly believe he puts desires and different passions in our heart and if he puts them there it’s for a reason.   I am so very THANKFUL to have a desire and passion to help others see their WORTH.  I lived a long time believing I was WORTHLESS but so THANKFUL God lead me to LESLIE SANSONE’s videos and that was my first step to getting Healthy then he lead me to a Weight Watcher meeting with people who would truly become my Second Family.   Now it is my heart’s desire to help others BELIEVE in THEMSELVES.  You are worth it!!!!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Holiday Class Schedule

November 19, 2013 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

There will be no classes held the week of Nov 25.

We will continue to have classes the first of Dec.

There will be no classes held  Dec 22-Jan 5  classes will start up again Jan 6th

We are taking some time off to enjoy the Holidays with our families.  Thank You   Wanted to give everyone advance notice.  Enjoy the Christmas season and MAKE MEMORIES.

 

 

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Tuesdays Class Tonight

November 12, 2013 - Author: just2believefitness@yahoo.com

Reminder class tonight

Class is at 7:30 pm at First Christian Church Exit 14

First Class always FREE

Drop in is 5.00

4 class pass is 15.00

8 class pass is 25.00  Passes are valid for 5 weeks from the date of purchase.

Come GET YOUR WALK ON.

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