From the beginning, Arbonne has developed pure products with botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested formulas. We combine the best of science and nature to produce formulas that deliver incredible results — from nutrition products that are vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO formulated, to high-performing skincare products that are better for your skin.
Why I Decided on Arbonne
I first heard of Arbonne a couple of years after my daughter was born. A friend of mine started selling it, and at the time, they only sold skincare products. I fell in love with the RE-9 line and used it for a couple of years. But it got expensive, my friend stopped selling it and life got in the way again. I had a 2-3 year old and I just stopped buying it. Not because I didn’t still love it, but because I had more important bills to pay and, let’s face it… I was only 30 years old and I wasn’t that worried about my skin.
Another “fast-forward” to, let’s say, 16 years. I saw a friend on Facebook who was selling it again. I’m in a better place financially and decided that THIS was the year I was going to take care of myself. I raised one child, and the other one was growing up and I decided I need to indulge in a little bit of self care. I talked to my friend and told her I was interested in the RE-9 line again. She was on board with me buying the skin care products, but she happened to mention to me that they also had a line of Nutritional products. I was open to listening.
She explained that their nutritional products contain, “pure, botanically based ingredients” and that they offer products that not only help to cleanse your body, but they offer you the tools to learn how to “eat clean” and make wise and do-able life style changes. My ears perked up. And here’s why. Over the last few years, I’ve gained some weight. And by “some”, I mean a lot. I love(d) my fast food, carbs, wine, and processed “snacky” foods. I’m a self appointed junk food junky. Or at least I was.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I still love me a good cheese burger, with some french fries and ranch of course. But now for me, I try to eat well on at least 6 out of the 7 days of the week. And for me, this is a HUGE thing! Not only am I a picky eater, (that’s a big thumbs down on veggies) but, let’s face it; I’ve been eating crap food for a good 37 years. And, by the way, I used to be that person who could eat anything and not gain a pound until I was 30-something. So the last 10 years of my life have been really tough!
The past few years have been fun, don’t get me wrong. But all of the fun has put me in a weight category that I don’t care to be in. At 5’2″, I don’t have much wiggle room. And in another post for later, I’ll explain to you about the status of my “girls”. I come from a long line of, let’s say, well endowed, women. We’re talking a 34-36 F-G or FF-GG….I don’t even know what the sizes are because, let’s face it, I clearly don’t wear the right size bra. And of course, I never seem to lose any weight from there. It’s usually my right pinky or left, second, middle, toe.
So I decided to forego the the skin care and try the Arbonne cleanse. This was a big step for me because I was so afraid of starving to death, or not being able to find things I like to eat, or hating the shakes, or missing the caffeine, being hangry or even worse… FAILING! I mean, this was a pretty strict plan for me. I was afraid I wold have to do a lot of research on what I could and couldn’t eat and that they would provide me with menu’s that only offer veggies and veggie patty’s and veggie everything! Yuck!
I found the cleanse to be LIFE CHANGING for me. No, for real. I have to admit that I did fall of the cleanse wagon a couple of times. You’ll read the reason why in another post. So, I suppose it wasn’t a FULL cleanse. But honestly, I did my very best and now that I know what foods to buy and what are on the do and do not eat list, I fully plan on doing another full cleanse. And this time, I plan to do it right. I now have my InstantPot and it has truly changed my life for the better. Quick cooking when you’re a mom is key! Cooking all the food in one pot???? Well, hot damn, sign me up! Check Pinterest ladies and there’s a crap ton of recipes with chicken, and brown rice and veggies (I do like a few) and turkey and other lean meats. I mean, for pete’s sake, did you know you could InstantPot hard boiled eggs? Oh, yes you can! A perfect snack! And I could go on… But, the fact of the matter is, once you decide to try an Arbonne cleanse, you are immediately added to a Facebook cleanse group and you are guided step by step through the process. They will keep you in the loop of what you can or cannot eat, a simple and easy recipe plan in which you can pick and choose what you like and don’t like to eat. You can tweak the plan to work for the way you live and for what you like and don’t like.
Hardest part for me…. giving up cheese and milk. I get to have healthy cars, such as long grain rice. Learning about what we should and should not put in our bodies and WHY! Why organic is so important. I mean, I’ve poo-poo’d this for years! Why do we need to go organic. I get it now, and so will you.
If you have been thinking about a healthy cleanse that runs into your regular, normal daily life, without making you feel like you’ve lost out on anything, then you really need to try it. The time is now! Take a peek below to see just a few of the products we have to offer. And always feel free to reach out to me for more details, questions, info… you get it!
Formulated without gluten
Formulated with non-GMO ingredients
Formulated without dairy, soy, nuts, common allergens, or artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners