By guest author, Kelly Holtman
I am a Mom, I am an Addict.
Hello, my name is Kelly and I am an addict. I am fully aware of this fact and will be the first to admit it. My addiction is stronger than me. It is unrelenting and will be with me for the rest of my long life. It has taken its hold on me and has a life grip. I am addicted to being healthy, keeping my family healthy, and supporting others to get and stay healthy. I don’t plan on kicking this addiction so please don’t plan an intervention on my behalf. It will be a waste of time for all of us unless of course you adopt my addiction. Then we can be codependent health junkies and work together to recruit more junkies. The more, the merrier, right? Party time!
I am a full-time stay at home mom of two turned full-time stay at home mom of two with a home-based health and wellness business. Many deep belly breaths and a glass of antioxidant-filled red wine are necessities most evenings. My beautiful five-year old daughter, Brooke, is the entire reason I started my Juice Plus business. I owe it all to her. Brooke had reoccurring sinus infections as a baby and toddler and caught every virus that lived in our town of Huntersville it seemed. The pharmacists at Target knew me by name and were practically at the point of asking me, “The usual, Kelly?” Antibiotics were our friend…or so I thought back then. A friend of mine suggested bringing her to a chiropractor. So I did, I was a desperate mommy. Within a few months her sinus infections were becoming fewer and farther between! Her immune system was improving a bit as well but she missed a good amount of school that year from catching those darn bugs. Right around the end of her preschool year we were walking into our second home and I noticed a sweet petite woman buzzing around with Dixie cups and what looked like fruit gummies of some sort. Well, of course, a powerful magnetic force pulled my kids right to her and they gobbled down those gummies and smoothies like ravenous vultures. I soon learned she was sharing Juice Plus gummies and Juice Plus Complete smoothies with us. Little did I know that this woman was going to become my Juice Plus mentor and “Juice Plus Mama” as I now call her. That day I learned why Juice Plus is something my family absolutely 100% needed. I learned that although it is no replacement for fruits and vegetables in our diet, it is a tried and proven way to bridge the gap between the fruits and vegetables we DO eat everyday and what we SHOULD eat. I learned that 96% of Americans do not eat the 7-13 servings of raw produce per day they should be and in fact most Americans eat less than 2 servings on a daily basis. Say what? Sign me up! It just made sense to me, Juice Plus made sense. So we started to eat Juice Plus of course! It was the biggest no-brainer for me to date.
Fast forward one month. I decided to start my Juice Plus business and I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made. It is the most fulfilling job I have ever had, besides being a mom of course. There are a lot of things that make me happy in this world like blasting 90’s grunge in my car on a solo car ride or when my kids tell me they love me, but not much else tops the feeling of sharing Juice Plus with someone, having them make the choice to start, and then hearing how it is impacting their lives. It is my drug of choice. A close second is when someone decides to join my team and help me spread the word. Yay for more health junkies! We are one big happy Juice Plus family of addicts and I am so proud to be a part of it.
Fast forward six months. Brooke has missed ZERO days of school, my husband who has suffered from severe migraines on a weekly basis since the age of 15 has had a handful of mild headaches, and I have more energy than the Duracell bunny on 5 Hour Energy. Within a month of eating Juice Plus, I experienced better mental clarity. I had that foggy Mommy brain before (you all know what I mean) and now I can truly say that I don’t. Now, I am not saying this will happen for you because everyone is different and have different bodies. However, I know the power of Juice Plus when it gets in the body and it is undeniable when you look at the research and hear testimonials from people. When you give your body what it needs, it will become its own pharmacy and heal what ails it. It really truly will. It is a beautiful thing!
I am full force into my business venture these days and my team is growing! I have made new friends and reconnected with old ones. Three of my four sisters are on my team and I couldn’t be more excited unless of course four of my four sisters were on my team. I am even undergoing a Complete Transformation! Think clean, think plant-based, think energy, think HEALTH. It literally transforms your mind, body and spirit. Sounds nice, right?
I even bought a Tower Garden which is a miracle in itself since the only green on my thumb would be nail polish. It is an aeroponic way of gardening right on your back deck. No soil, no weeds, no sweat! My kind of gardening.
My name is Kelly. I am an addict. I am addicted to feeling good. I am addicted to my family feeling good. I am addicted to helping others feel good. I am addicted to living life to the Plus. Who’s with me?
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