My name is April Lewis. I am from Baltimore, MD, graduated with a Bachelor in Sociology, and Master in Public Health, I currently serve in the Army. I am also Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
When I got to Savannah I continued training in Muay Thai kickboxing and competed for the first time this year. I know that I will not be in the Army forever and I desire to work in health and fitness.
My coach introduced me to a health and wellness company a couple months ago, IDLife. It produces all natural and organic nutrition supplements and provides awesome programs. I love it. I felt like this was an all-around great move because it offered products that I want to use, and it is a great way for me to earn extra income and set myself up for success when I finally part from the military. I began one of the programs, the 28 Day Transformation, which provides weight loss and Performance programs.
At my Day 1 I was already pretty fit and toned but my Day 15, when I saw my picture I was blown away. We all know that the right exercise will get you results but I did that already. When I completely changed my diet from eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, to a disciplined diet that only consisted of natural foods and supplements take at certain times of the day, my body went to the next level. It was not only a physical change, but a lifestyle change.
I realized I don’t hate vegetables as much as I did before I started. My cravings did not have to be satisfied by donuts, cupcakes, or a double bacon cheeseburger. From prior research I did even before coming into the company, I learned many junk food cravings come from nutrient deficiencies. When I began taking the IDnutrition supplement program, I realized that I didn’t have all the crazy cravings for junk that I did before but that didn’t stop me from just wanting it anyway when I saw it in front of my face.
I now know first hand that this program works and it would not be a walk in the park for a majority of people coming into the program. It has shown me some more of strengths and weaknesses when it comes to control, and pushing myself even when I’m tired. I’m about to jump into the Performance Challenge but decided to take the weekend to indulge a little bit on some of the things I missed and craved. Let’s just say “the grass isn’t greener.” I ate it, but afterwards it wasn’t so satisfying. I’m happy to get back on track because my desire to achieve and be better is way greater than my desire to eat something BBQ flavored lol. At least now I know for sure that I’m not missing anything.
Ever since joining this company I have been able to exceed my fitness goals and it has opened my mind to how to be successful. To be successful in this business I have to be willing to step outside of my comfort zone. Success isn’t going to come find me in my little bubble. I’m grateful to be surrounded by both business-minded people, and health and wellness-minded people because now, finally at 3 months from turning 30 years old I feel like I found my passion and I’m actually starting to use it to begin helping others, and earn income at the same time. That is what I always wanted but didn’t think it was going to be possible. I am leading my own fitness/boot camp classes, and improving my own fitness. I absolutely love it! My long days are worth the occasional lack of sleep because I know it will pay off in the end.