Six years ago when I became pregnant with my daughter, I gained 56 pounds and was mortified. I was always a slim, petite female growing up so accepting my new weight was more than a struggle. Instead of looking for healthy ways to lose the unwanted pounds, I went the unhealthy route, and started eating very little.
Even though I lost the weight I had gained, I always felt tired and weak, and was sick all the time. I knew I desperately needed to make a change.
Because I wasn’t following a maintainable routine, I started gaining the weight back, and when I got pregnant with my son shortly after, that’s when my weight spun out of control. I was depressed, frustrated and stressed out. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin and stopped caring what I looked like…
That is, until someone tagged me in a photo on Facebook (my “before” picture in this post). Looking at that photo and seeing the person I avoided in the mirror everyday really hurt, but it was also the motivation I needed to do something different.
The road to success started with a few bumps. First using Shakeology shakes, I sincerely did not like the taste, texture, or the way they made me feel bloated. I even tried different flavors, but I actually gained weight while drinking them! I also didn’t like the long list of questionable ingredients in each shake.
Wanting to go the more natural route, I started searching. On Facebook, I saw a celebrity I followed drinking 310 Shake, and I thought “maybe this one will actually work.” I ended up ordering the starter kit, and loved 310 Shake as soon as I tried it. The taste and texture was great, and it didn’t make me feel bloated.
By replacing two meals per day with 310 Shakes, I started to see fast results. I was also feeling so awesome and energetic, that about a month and a half in I decided to add in some daily exercise. I started working out in the morning, 45 minutes to an hour before work. And I also tried to eat a more clean diet.
The entire 310 program was transforming me and changing my life from the inside out, and it was amazing! I am so proud to say that I have been using 310 products since January 2, 2017, and I have already lost 25 pounds in just a few short months.
Along with 310 Shakes, I also really enjoy 310 Lemonade, 310 Tea, 310 Metaboost and 310 Thin which help me suppress my appetite, and enjoy delicious daily products that help me lose more weight instead of hindering my progress.
I also contribute a lot of my success to the 310 Nutrition Community on Facebook. In the beginning, I was on there all the time, as I really needed all of the help and motivation. As I’ve progressed to replacing 1 meal per day, I still enjoy the Community for recipe ideas and to connect with other like-minded people.
For me, the “310 way” has become so much more than just weight loss products. It really, truly has become a new lifestyle for me, one that has turned this depressed 25 year old mother of two into a happy, strong, and confidant woman.
I still have goals to reach. Right now I am 178 pounds and I would love to be at 160 by June 1st. Eventually, I would love to get down to the 150s/140s. But for now, I am happy basking in my new, healthy lifestyle and the confidence I have in the 310 weight loss tools available to me, which mean I won’t slip backwards anymore. Instead, I will keep pressing forward! Thank you 310!
The 310 Nutrition Community was an important, motivational aspect of Venessa’s journey. Join the community and gain invaluable support as you push towards your goals.