Anne Gallagher

I felt liberated from the morning stumbling to the coffee pot.
Name:Anne Gallagher
What have you gotten out of the 30 Day Challenge?In a very short time, I started to feel so good. I dropped 15 lbs the first month and could not believe it, as I did no exercise besides my daily life activities. I started to feel lighter in my body, less knee and foot aches.
How has your wellness journey noticed by those around you?My colleagues at work noticed the changes and asked me what I was doing, and I was thrilled to tell them about Arbonne. Nurses are not well known for taking great care of themselves, and I shared how great this felt to care for myself in this way.
Have your food cravings diminished?I never thought I could live without bread, dairy and sugar, but I felt so good, it was easy
Tell us a little bit about your coach.Wonderful and informative coach! I'm deeply grateful.
Have you experienced weight loss with the challenge?40 pounds
Has the challenge helped your mental state (ie. improved focus, feeling more alert, happier)I had my 60th birthday last month. I cried with joy as it was the first time in my life I have loved my body and myself, no criticism, just acceptance and love.

Tell us a little bit about your experience with the 30 day challenge.

I started my first challenge July  25, 2016. I enjoyed my main meal at noon and had a delicious morning strawberry shake and evening chocolate shake to look forward to. I fell in love with kale, sweet potatoes, green apples and almond butter. I felt liberated from the morning stumbling to the coffee pot and felt a new energy and wellness without coffee. I felt the shakes  and plan was so good, I had no worries about not eating enough to have energy for my life. In a very short time, I started to feel so good. I dropped 15 lbs the first month and could not believe it, as I did no exercise besides my daily life activities. I started to feel lighter in my body, less knee and foot aches.

I had no fast food Styrofoam garbage, my kitchen was easy to clean.  I enjoyed preparing my own meals and that in itself was nourishing.  I think I saved money as I wasted less on eating out and had much better quality food.  I never thought I could live without bread, dairy and sugar, but I felt so good, it was easy.  It was so easy, that I kept up the challenges for 5 months, through the holiday season, and had a weight reduction of 40 lbs. My family couldn’t believe how great I  looked when they saw me at Thanksgiving. OF course, I treated myself to some new clothes, and dropped from a xtra large and large scrub garb to medium for the first time ever!

Tell us a little bit about your injury and how Arbonne helped you on your journey.

I started ice skating after Christmas and was thrilled to be in my body and with this new exercise and my new body. Amazingly, I fell about 3 weeks later and had a severe traumatic brain injury. I was in a coma for 10 days, had great medical care and months of rehabilitation therapy and so many prayers  that I had a complete recovery. I also believe that the great shape I was in prior to the accident, thanks to Arbonne,  played a significant role in my recovery. I know all the exercises would have been an even greater challenge if I had that additional 40 lbs to lift and move. I feel my body was able to tolerate all the medicines and procedures and heal itself because I was so “clean.”