We are really excited to offer another Interview style blog this week, with my business associate, sometimes mentor and really good friend, Mori Welborn. Mori is a Massage Therapist, entrepreneur and health advocate.
She has inspired me both in my business and personal life. She recently told me about being a final contestant for a $25,000 prize and Trip. I knew I had to share her story.
Let’s get straight to her interview and story. I know you will enjoy it.
[br]__________________________________________________________________[br]Q: Mori, your story is really inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us. Tell us a little about what your mind-set was like before you made the decision.
Well, mindset is EVERYTHING & where it ALL starts, mine was not good! I have battled with weight most of my life so I have been a “gym rat” most of my life as well. I have tried everything under the sun when it comes to DIET including diet pills, weight watchers, jenny Craig, starvation, you name it! When I was in my 20s doctors told me that I just needed to get pregnant & all my “hormone issues” would go away & my weight problem would be solved as well. The doctors put me on steroids for about 3 years to FIX my hormone problems. After gaining about 40 lbs I decided NO MORE pills! I changed my eating habits & started seriously working out again & throughout the years went up & down with my weight. Then after I got married in 2004 for some reason I got LAZY! I had adapted a sedentary lifestyle and had horrible eating habits! I believe my husband would say, I have tried everything under the sun when it comes to DIET but I never stuck to any plan! I was miserable inside & out. I hated my body and what I had become at such a young age of 37. I was overweight, PCOS, pre-diabetic, wanted to get pregnant NO LUCK! I was an emotional WRECK inside & nobody really knew it, not even the closest people in my life.
I never really cared about having kids until I met “the man” I wanted to have kids with, “OUR biological KIDS” but after no natural luck & a failed vitro fertilization I knew that I had serious issues, plus I was getting older. My doctor at church told me he was opening a “PREVENTATIVE CLINIC” so I decided to go get checked out. I was diagnosed as a “Pre-Diabetic, Insulin Resistant, PCOS and Hypothyroidism” I know that if Pre-Diabetes is neglected, it may lead to Type 2 Diabetes. My father & grandfather got diabetes in their 40’s and died in their mid 60’s. I was in my 40s so I was scared! The doctors put me on Synthroid ,a prescription medication that treats hypothyroidism and Glucophage, used for diabetes, polycystic ovary disease & insulin resistance. I ended up in the hospital with Diverticulitis. I got 3 checkups just because I wanted to see how things were changing in my body and each time my glucose level got worse. I was told that I was just a few points away from Diabetes. I then KNEW I had to change & NOW no more waiting for that miracle drug. I sat in my car in the parking lot as I cried & prayed for an hour that GOD would I guide me & lead me to the right person, place to help me save my health & give me the strength to help myself.
I went to Costco & it was there that my life was forever changed & I had no idea where I was being lead. I met a guy who told me about a “HEALTH SHAKE” called Shakeology. Well, being the skeptic that I am & having tried “everything” under the sun I knew I was meeting this guy for a reason. I made a decision that day to try this “health shake” for up to a year. I knew it took me 40 years for my body to get to this point & to expect my body to change over night or even in a few months is just not realistic. I did the “health shake” for about 8 months then went back to the doctor.
I was a pre-diabetic almost diabetic with my glucose at 131 then and after ONLY drinking
Shakeology for about 8 months my glucose went from a 131 to 69. The doctors said, I went from almost becoming a diabetic to being in “OPTIMAL” shape inside. Then I started exercising with Chalene Extreme and I lost weight 150 to 124, pants size dropped from 12 to 6 now I’m at a 2/4, body fat went from 38% to 24%, my cholesterol went from 186 to 166, waist 40 to 32, hips 40.5 to 35, abductors 38 to 33, chest 40 to 37, right arm 11.5 to 10.5, left arm 11.5 to 10.5, right thigh 20 to 15, left thigh 19 to 14 overall I gained muscle tone and lost inches with Chalene Extreme.
Q: Mori, Tell us about being an entrepreneur.
A: I honestly never thought I’d be an entrepreneur while growing up & in my younger school years but during & after Massage School which came after college, I came to learn how powerful working for yourself actually is in so many ways. The tax benefits alone blew me out of the water! I looked into working for a spa & after learning that they take half your earned income I thought there has to be a better way. I decided to get into the medical side of Massage Therapy & went to work as a contract agent in a Chiropractors office. After a while, I realized even then there were expectations put on me as “contact agent” so I decided to get out on my own as a Massage Therapist. I absolutely love my job because it is my passion in life, to help others feel good.
I later came across Send Out Cards which is a way to stay connected to your clients & decided to start using this in my Massage business. After people saying thank you for remembering this & that I realized how great this service was & I needed to tell others about this. So, Send Out Cards became another business & again a tax benefit. People appreciate being remembered & saying thank you is something that you just don’t hear much anymore which saddens me. I will use this system forever because I’m grateful for those in my life. I use it for business & for personal things. It’s a card & gifting system that by far is the best out there.
When I came across Shakeology I was not a believer BUT when this HEALTH SHAKE transformed my life I knew I had to share it with the WORLD! Our country is in a bad state of obesity and I want to help. I will take shakeology to the grave with me. I drink it everyday & will NEVER stop. I do not care how healthy you eat you just cannot get the amount of good nutrition in your food like you can this shake. Our soil is covered with pesticides & herbicides so the soil itself is BAD for us. This was developed by finding things from all around the country not just a tree or a fruit but a combination of fruits, vegetables, probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins etc…it is a HEALTH SHAKE & will help YOUR body in ways you never expect but, you have to give your body the time it deserves. I’m very passionate about Shakeology for the obvious reasons.
I am a NETWORK MARKETER and very happy to have found this way for business & proud to say YES… I AM a NETWORK MARKETER! There is no other form of business in this world that will set you financially free like network marketing. You can bypass your boss in this type of company because it is all about what YOU do not where you went to school or what degree you achieved in school. If you have the ambition & the drive as well as the passion for your company products you will go far if you go to work. The key to network marketing is finding “your” passion as well as a good business plan to go along with it. Network Marketing is all about helping others and to me that is why we are all here in the first place.There are MILLIONS of network marketing companies out there and more & more people are wanting a second income from home. People are starting to realize that the there is no security in the corporate world.
Robert Kiyosaki wrote the book, “The Business of the 21st Century” which talks about where this world is going in business as well as the model of network marketing. This is the book that really opened my eyes up to this new world of network marketing. I do listen to leaders of the business world.
Q: Mori, One of the topics we discuss is being healthy.Tell us the reasons why you feel it is important.
A: There are many reasons why I feel it is important to be healthy! When you have your health you are RICH indeed! How many people do you know that do well financially but struggle with their health? Do you think that stress can cause disease? YES, stress is a major factor in our health. HEALTH is WEALTH. To meet your basic needs in life you must be healthy. Staying healthy is vital for proper growth in all areas, body, mind & spirit. Food is FUEL for our bodies and when we fuel our bodies correctly it functions much better. If you had a really nice car that requires a certain kind of gasoline would you ever put the wrong kind of gasoline in the car? I’m guessing not because you know it would not work properly and possibly breakdown and that car was expensive! Why don’t we treat our bodies like that FINE EXPENSIVE car? Our body is the only one we have, we cannot go & buy another one. Our bodies are the most complex machine ever designed & by keeping it healthy we can live overall a better quality of life.
Being healthy is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family. Your health should be top priority no matter what else is going on in your life. It’s not hard to take of YOU but it does require work, dedication and a persistent mind-set. When you have good health you are better able to take care of your family. Being overweight and leading a sedentary lifestyle opens up a door to health problems that could lead to early death so if you don’t take care of you for you do it for your family, they need you around. Lets face it, living to 100 or any age really isn’t going to matter if, at that age, you are bedridden and unable to enjoy life overall with the people who love you.
Being healthy includes exercise which gives you more energy. When you feel tired get up & exercise then you will feel great! The reason is because exercise stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins that not only make you feel better but also increases your energy levels. It promotes healthy cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of diabetes which pre-diabetes is growing with leaps & bounds in our country. Being healthy also protects you from heart disease and stroke.When you are healthy you spend less time at the doctor therefore you save money.
Many studies have shown that exercising for 30 minutes a day, three times a week can help overcome things such as depression without using anti-depressant medications. It can also give you the time you need to relax, take a break and deal with LIFE :). Being healthy and staying in shape will set a good example for your children and others around you. Every aspect of life is affected by health. If you get married you look a certain way, do you think that your spouse would want you to stay healthy for them? YES, this does affect marriages because we all want to be attracted to our mates in life. Being healthy also helps your sex life. Keep on top of your health and there really is no telling what you will achieve in life. When you look better you feel better and it shows because you are happier!
Q: Mori, Share with everyone, where to find you.
Q: Mori, Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
A:YES…as you know I am very passionate about helping others. I started on a health journey a couple of years ago and because of my health transformation story Beachbody, my company, has given me an opportunity to share my story with millions of others to help motivate them to get healthy. I am asking for votes….and this is a DAILY VOTE from May 19th TODAY until JUNE 2. I would greatly appreciate it if you would vote for me so I help fight the trend of obesity all together.
Here is how you can vote for Mori: (to vote you must be a BeachBody Coach or customer)
Sign up for a FREE Beachbody account in order to vote for me you need a FREE account. It is easy and free, with no obligations. Beachbody will NOT send you a bunch of junk mail…I know how that can be so this will not happen!
Step 1: go to my website
Step 2 : click on JOIN if you don’t already have an account
Step 3: click on Sign Up for a Free Team Beachbody Account
Step 4: May 19th – June 2nd go back online and vote for me at The Beachbody Challenge.
It’s that simple! I thank you!
Q: Mori, I like to leave my readers with a Challenge or Question. What would your thought be?
You can add whatever you like but I must say this….NETWORK MARKETING brought us together & now we are GREAT friends. It just goes to show that there is a family out there that one can meet through network marketing.
My family are my close friends because they know me the best & some of my BEST friends are network marketers! They say you gain a family in network marketing & I have with Beachbody!
Have you meet people because of your business that have become like family to you? What was the situation?