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In 7 days…

In 7 days, it is our 1st year anniversary with Ariix. Many things have happened in this first year, some planned, some not planned.  Here are some of our most news worthy events:

  • May 1st – Yvonne and Kevin joined Ariix and launched with Yvonne.exploreariix.com
  • June – Both of us attended the Ariix Drive convention and met with Ariix President Mark Wilson and CEO Fred Cooper
  • June – started working with the Ariix Income System and later Ariix+
  • July – Yvonne completed Team Lead, XII and Gold status
  • August – Launched the www.yvonnesmith.net website
  • November – Launched Jouvé and the www.joinouve.us website
  • November – Yvonne and Kevin attended Go Pro Recruitment Mastery 2015 in Las Vegas, NV
  • December – Joined the 3X team
  • January – Kevin weighed under 200lbs, losing more than 20 pounds in the month – we started spreading the word with www.men3Xfatloss.com
  • February – Yvonne attended “be the brand live” in Houston, TX
  • March – Kevin jumped 988 feet from the top of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas, NV with Ariix President Mark Wilson
  • April – Yvonne met with CEO Fred Cooper and Ian Chandler in Dallas, TX

What will the next 12 months bring us?  Who can tell, we have a number of goals to meet in the next few months – one for certain is that we will still be with Ariix, look out for our video blog series “90 days of Ariix” starting May 1st, 2016

 

 

Tim Sales’ 3X say’s don’t exercise during weight loss; so does Fox26 News

One of the most profound pieces of teaching from Tim Sales’ 3X program is that in the first phase you don’t need excessive exercise to lose weight.  Tim actually tells his 3X subscribers to stop exercising.  A fact that I now believe to be true; since 26th December, 2015 I have used my Fitbit to measure my activity and its generally  between 7,000 to 12,000 steps per day (a little higher at weekends); which I would describe as moderate walking.  During this time, I have lost about 24 lbs in weight (as of January 29th, 2016).

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To learn more about the 3X program for men or women,

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Sorry, I got it wrong, but I know a man who can help you….

To burn one pound of fat you must burn about 3,500 calories – most diets suggest an intake of about 1,500 per day and so, I think they are suggesting an exercise program of about 5,000 calories.  Have you ever, been on the treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical or any machine at the gym that comes close to burning that about in a reasonable time frame.  Even the hardest working laborer is pushed to consume at that rate.  The 5,000 calorie daily burn is obviously too high, but spread over week manageable, say 500 to 1,000 calories over intake.

At the weekend, I watch infomercials; and there are numerous slots given to exercise guru’s who encourage you to exercise to lose weight, that is their product.  They provide you either with a machine, or an exercise routine that is convenient (5, 10, 30 minutes a day).  Remember that to lose weight you must burn more than you consume, so at 2,000 intake if you burn 2,500, then you burn (consume) 500 calories of fat (~ 0.2 lbs) and if we do that all week, we have lost our pound.

CONGRATULATIONS

Watch the infomercials again, they add into the offer a bonus, in order to encourage you to buy, they are trying to persuade you that by adding value you will perceive their product better – it will probably be their bonus diet plan – a 100 page book.  They have to, because their original claim is somewhat flawed – you will lose most of the weight through the diet.  When the fat is gone, then you can tone it up.

Let’s do the math again, this time we follow the diet 1,500 and we don’t do the exercise, we just do our normal work routine or if we are a desk jockey, we get off out back-sides and walk for 30 minutes, maybe an hour, nothing too strenuous.  In my experience, my normal day is around 5,000 steps, my perfect day is over 10,000 steps and my weekend can be as much as 20,000 steps.  We probably could lose the same 0.2 pounds per day, by keeping to a 70,000 steps per week regime. 

However, if we push the body through exercise, the brain is probably going to recommend we eat more, somehow the body prefers to store fat for when we really need it.  Here in the US (and practically everywhere else) food is readily available, so storage is not a problem really.  And guess what, most of us would agree to eat more – which is why we are over-weight. So I stopped watching exercise infomercials, controlled my calories somewhat, but I didn’t lose weight or gain weight.  I was again wrong, sorry.

Evidence is now available that excessive exercise might cause the a weight loss plateau. Much like consuming alcohol, sugar (including natural fruit sugar) and carbohydrates.

I thought I would be better off swapping out all my food for everything diet, or low-fat, no carbohydrate, quit alcohol, blah, blah, you know what I mean.  Or buying pre-prepared weight-loss food products that are delivered to you door.  I even tried the protein shake route to losing weight, which is a very common product to sell by network marketing. Okay, sorry I have tried that, or variations of it and it didn’t work.  So, at this point I was ready to try something different.

I have told this story before.  I met a guy in Vegas; he isn’t a nutritionist or an exercise guru.  He was just a normal guy, who cared about his health and people.  His living was determined by being a people person.  He liked helping people, so they liked him – funny how that works.  I was there on business, so was he and we got talking.  He told me about his secret and what I learned next has changed my life, you see I had heard some of the messages a thousand times, but never really understood them, totally.  I had always gone half way – reminds me of the coke machine story, but that for another time.  He told me, how he and some of his closest friends got together and lost weight:

  1. Detox the body, completely – its sick and inflamed
  2. Don’t exercise to lose fat, exercise to build and tone muscle
  3. Get a good nights sleep
  4. Keep hydrated
  5. And the last secret, well he asked me not to tell anyone, but it was the key to success and to show you to his secret room

So the day after Christmas (12/26/2015). I went to his secret room online and I started doing exactly what he said.  Again, he wasn’t an expert nutritionist, but what he told me made sense.  In fact the more that I listened, the more I realized that he has studied this carefully, like an expert.  I was then 223 pounds and 33% fat.  30 days later, and I am 199 pounds and close to under 30% fat – so its working.  I haven’t exercised, just followed his 10 page document to the letter.  I don’t exactly remember the day I crossed from 199 to 200 pounds it was so long ago, but I will remember the day I went back.  You can find his secret room(s) by contacting me or clicking the appropriate button below:

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Seriously, if you need to to lose 20 to 40 lbs then what have you go to lose, click it!!

Happy New Year from the Infinity Health Zone

So 2015, is finally over; Yvonne and I have seen an amazing amount of change this year.  Some of it planned; some not so.  We have faced big challenges that we didn’t expect; some which will continue into the next year.  However, this year has been a better year than the previous.

Today is about looking forward; we are excited that Yvonne will be traveling more in 2016.  We have been presented with two or three great opportunities, that we promise we share with you all.  We plan to make new friends, new partnerships.  We set new goals in Vegas at the Go Pro Recruitment Mastery and we are excited to see how they will be accomplished.

Finally, we hope that your health and wealth are improving like ours.  As one of our personal goals we have chosen to help you, if you will help us.  Keep watching, and you will be surprised where we pop-up in 2016

Happy New Year from

Yvonne and Kevin

Stop exercising and lose fat fast

This could be the most important blog I write in 2015; and on the eve of 2016.  Please read to the end, you will be thankful if you do.

Spring 1998, I moved to the US; I would say the first thing that I did was put on weight.  I know I was smaller when I arrived, because my waist size was under 34 inches – the pain of throwing out those pants has not gone.  Also, I was given as a leaving present an England soccer shirt, it was a LARGE (which in UK sizes, probably is an US MEDIUM), but it doesn’t fit me now.  I figured the size increase was due to a change of lifestyle and an acceptable result.  I was no longer eating Indian food (mostly vegetables).  In my first year, single and eating at the bar was normal; I could watch TV sports and have a beer or two.  Gradually, my weight crept up; 190 – 200 lbs was normal, well until I broke that barrier and decided to do something about it.

KevinThen, I owned a business with an injection of stress, late night working, bad eating habits, networking drinks and appetizers and slowly the normal became 220 – 225 lbs, but then I am 15 years older.  At 30%, that’s a whopping 67 lbs of fat.  So, back in 2014 I decided to get a gym membership and to hire personal trainer, by the end of the year I was fitter, but not lighter, little change in the waist size either it was still in the 40-42 inch range – I refuse to buy 44 inch pants.  No disrespect to the trainer, they did a good job; it was me that hadn’t completely changed. It wasn’t getting me the results I wanted and so I stopped.  You see, for a  while I thought the best way to lose weight was to quit drinking beer and to count calories and exercise.  If I burned more calories, than I consumed then I would lose weight.  I had not completely cut out the beer and clearly it didn’t work.

In June 2015, I was invited to a presentation by Tim Sales in Las Vegas.  To cut the story short, he said “the best way for men to lose weight is to NOT exercise”.  Mind-blowing; and hard to believe, it was completely the opposite to my educated, scientific thinking.  Before you stop exercising, and start losing weight, Tim actually said a lot more and had got my attention; it was the paradigm shift I was looking for and it has allowed me to actually lose weight.  You see; if I had thought about it, and acted upon it – the main reason for my weight increase was the American diet that I started back in 1998.  Let me try to explain, in the late nineties fast food restaurants in the UK were not something I would entertain, but here in the US they are normal.  Restaurant eating here is normal too.  I am not saying I am a fast food, convenience junkie, but it illustrates the difference between the two cultures and my probable weight gain.

3X CertificateTim asked me to listen to some video’s he had made and each one explained why I had but on weight; it all made perfect sense.  And then he challenged me to change to a cleaner diet; and BOOM I started to lose weight.  I have already lost 8 lbs, in less than a week.  Once certified, Tim asked Yvonne and I to share the video with friends, there is one for men and the another for women, because he is determined to help people.  Tim said, he had found that men and women lose weight differently; so it makes sense.  You are welcome to watch the video; as you watch you will see the paradigm shift too and will want to share….

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Tim Sales calls, you go to work

This week we recieved an email from our sponsor “exciting news, Tim Sales is launching a new opportunity”.

It doesn’t take long for us to commit; and today, Christmas Day we watched several of Tim’s videos. Not hard work, but very worthwhile.

Tomorrow we start working…

Are You Hungry for Change

Recently I had the fortune of watching a series of documentaries and expert interviews put out by Food Matters Television (FMTV). Prior to the “Hungry for Change” movie with Kris Carr, the host, James Colquhoun, shared a compelling experience of his father.

He said, “my father went back home to his family reunion and the initial response from most of the members was, “wow how do you look so good, how did you lose all the weight, and how do you look so young”? People weren’t interested in how he was able to get off all his medications and heal himself.  After learning how to do it and literally heal himself, which I thought was the most miraculous part.

I mean my father was able to get off multiple medications and heal himself from chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and anxiety and yet people were more interested in how he was able to look and feel so much younger than he had before and that’s really a side effect of adopting this life style of learning some of the specific tricks and tips that we put together in this film, “Hungry for Change” and it really goes to uncover a lot about body transformation and the diet and weight loss industry as a whole and how we can take steps in our life everyday to improve our overall health and also how to get that body that we really would like and deserve to have.

This is something that is extremely important and its a responsibility that we have as humans, is to educate ourselves about how to properly fuel our bodies and how to look after ourselves because schools are not doing it, universities and colleges and government’s aren’t doing a great; and it’s up to us to take that responsibility ourselves.

A small investment in ourselves now, can prevent possible financial, emotional, and physical hardship in the future; saving you thousands of dollars in expensive medical care or even 10;s of thousands of dollars. The cost of critical care in the western developed world has gone up dramatically over the past few years and we know so much of what can remedy this situation, we are just now gaining access to this information on a broader level”.

As awareness of the costs that medical expenses increases, more and more people are looking at what these cost could be for themselves, let alone family members, people are beginning to take a closer look at their finances and considering what they will have available in the future.  The situation is looking pretty grim for most. The Baby Boomers mostly are looking for a solution, but even the generations that follow are taking matters into their own hands and are taking notice of a tool that may leverage this money/time predicament, and it’s called network marketing.

Through the years, I’ve seen my parents and many other families defeated by mounting medical costs. Statistics prove that as we age medical costs inevitably go up, and this doesn’t include unexpected catastrophe’s even before we are up in age. The sudden discovery of cancer as a child, or even as a parent is just one example of something that could set everything back in a family. The point I made earlier is that anyone can start their network marketing business at anytime (provided your at least 18 years of age). I’ve seen 20 somethings do a phenomenal job of growing a business; and I’ve seen many in their 30’s, 40’s, and even their 50’s start and grow a successful business. I even know a few people who are in their 70’s that have created a booming business.

All these people are starting and growing a network marketing business so they can make an extra income for today, but mostly so they’ll have a residual income in their future; we’re talking about making money even while your sleeping, and that income can come from anywhere in the world. When these people consistently grow their business, they generate an income they live on, which of course takes care of their medical costs. Wellness is very important, and so is being able to sustain the costs of maintaining your wellness in the future.

A network marketing company I chose allows you to grow your business on your time with duplicated leadership and training. New to network marketing and are willing to do whatever it takes to turn your ship around?

Contact me, using the form below because I want to help you change things, I care about you and your family.

 

Is Jouvé an alternative to Allergan’s Botox?

On November 14th, Ariix launched a new skincare brand Jouvé – the results that I have seen so far are amazing and impressive.  You are going to want to get some Jouvé for sure.  At the launch, the two products introduced were:

  1. Instant tightening and restoring serum
  2. Dark spot corrector and brightening cream

The products are targeted towards both men and women; although I am certain that the female market is larger.  This brand is a winner for both customers and representatives of Ariix.   This is Ariix’s sixth brand; it complements other brands, such as Slenderiix and Nutrifii, which are targeted towards weight-loss and nutritional supplements, which are body-transformers.  In the next few days; we will be launching a brand new website www.joinjouvé.com; however, you can purchase your new skin care product’s here by clicking the button below:

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What is special about Allergan’s Botox? 

Firstly, ask the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, on November 23, 2015 they signed a $160bn deal to buy the Dublin-based Allergan. Botox has become a $1.8bn-a-year brand, used worldwide by celebrities, the wealthy and, increasingly, the middle class in both developed and emerging markets. Botox procedures in the US can cost as much as $1,500 for full treatment on three areas of the face. The cosmetic treatment is not covered by health insurance.

How does Botox work ?

The drug, a form of botulinum toxin that works by temporarily paralyzing muscles, has also been approved for lucrative medical uses such as preventing underarm sweating, migraine headaches and overactive bladder. But about half of all Botox sales, comes from cosmetic uses.

What other pharmaceutical companies are in this market?

Other companies tried to knock Botox from its pedestal and largely failed, but made impressive dents.  Similar anti-wrinkle fighters are approved in the US: Dysport, and Xeomin were launched after a prolonged US court battle with Allergan. Today, they have a 15% share of the cosmetic market.  June 2015, Johnson & Johnson announced that they intended to launch products into this market too.

So why has Ariix launched into this realm of the market?

  • The market is huge and if Jouvé could capture just 1% market share over time, they would have about a $200m business
  • Jouvé is consistent with their health philosophy; it’s non-injectable and therefore can be purchased outside of specialist clinics
  • Jouvé is natural versus pharmaceutical Botox
  • Botox treatments last about 2-3 months; most specialist clinics recommend a wait period between injections; application of Jouvé can be used every day
  • Botox is considered a premium luxury-product ($150-500 per treatment); priced correctly Jouvé will be available to a larger demographic and reasonably priced according to most skin care specialist’s

If you would like more information about Jouvé and to purchase yours today, go to the new website www.joinjouvé.com