How to Become a Reliv Champion in 2021

When we look back on 2020, we’ll always remember that it was certainly a wild ride, riddled with unexpected twists and turns. Most of us are optimistically looking to 2021 for a fresh start and setting some new goals!

If you need a little help reaching those fitness goals in 2021, the Fit3 program and Reliv Champions Challenge will give you tools and support to crush your goals and maybe even be crowned a Champion in 2021!

Just to be clear, Fit3 is not about diets or starvation, restrictions, or lots of rules. Fit3 is about helping you make better choices for yourself by cutting through the chaos and confusion of fitness and nutrition and surrounding you with a like-minded community for encouragement and accountability so you can enjoy optimal health with the best nutrition in the world!

The Fit3 Nutrition Guide is full of resources to get you started and keep you going on your personal wellness journey, but if you want to really reach those goals, and you want to know what it takes to be a Reliv Champion yourself in 2021, check out these top tips from our former Reliv and Fit3 Champions.

“Remember you are an individual and Fit3 is not one of those ‘One-size-fits-all’ programs that tells you exactly what to do and what not to do. There will be some trial and error. You have to tweak it to fit you!”—Debbie G., 2018 Me + 3 Champion

“The Fit3 Friendly Foods list and Daily Snapshot wheel is a great tool that teaches portion size and what you actually should be eating. Using a food tracker app like MyFitnessPal kept me on track with my recommended daily intake.”—Cindy B., Q4 2019 RCC Champion and 2018 Fitness Friend Challenge Champion

“If you have an off day… be mad for a minute, but then tell yourself that your next choice will be a good one.”—Dodi M., 2018 Fit for Life Champion

“Make a 90-day commitment to really learn and follow the Fit3 principles and plug into the community for support.”—Richard B., Q1 2020 RCC Finalist

“Get involved, keep track of everything that you put in your mouth, and exercise every day. And it goes without saying, take your Reliv.”—Mike G., Q3 2020 RCC Champion

“A big factor is to be determined, stay determined, and don’t quit. Your body won’t improve by leaps and bounds, but the baby steps add up to big results.”—Angela M., Q4 2019 RCC Champion

“Be consistent with the products and find an exercise that works for you. Enjoy the journey as you watch your body transform. Grab onto the support of the Fit3 community for inspiration and encouragement.”—Laurie E., Q3 2019 RCC Finalist

“Celebrate the good foods that fuel this journey! Do NOT focus on what you cannot, or should not have. I actually find it exciting to be creative with the rainbow of good foods! Experiment with different flavors; they can transform otherwise drab foods!”—Mary M., Q3 2019 RCC Champion

“It may sound simple, but remember to take your Reliv products consistently! Complete all the social media assignments, have fun with it and get motivated from the other posts.”—Jessica R., Q2 2019 RCC Finalist

“Remember your ‘WHY’. The challenge is about more than losing weight or getting buff. You have specific goals for a reason. When things get hard and discouraging, remember why you started and what you want to accomplish. I wanted to feel more like myself again, losing weight and having more energy were just steps to achieving my overall goal.”—Nicole M., Q3 2020 RCC Champion

“Have your Reliv shake consistently, every day. Join the Fit3 community – it’s filled with people who share similar goals. Use the weekly Fit3 tracking sheets and meal plans and do your best at your level. Just keep moving and celebrate all of your little victories. Have a blast! It’s absolutely a life changer!”—Ali C., 2018 Fit for Life Champion

“Mindless snacking was one of my toughest challenges. So I changed my habits to include eating at the table, devices-off limits, not just tasting each bite, but noting the color, the texture, and the smell. Being in the moment and enjoying the present is so much better than fretting over the past or worrying about the future.”—Patricia S., Q2 2020 RCC Champion

“Track your food and water intake. Whether this is done on paper or in an app, it is so important to be accountable for what hits your lips. If you EAT it, you OWN it! Choose wisely and start by eating smaller meals (on smaller plates). This portion control can help you conserve some of your calories for decisions that will most likely come up later in the day. Try keeping yourself ahead of the ballgame by planning and preparing for the unexpected.”—Tami M., Q2 2019 RCC Champion

The first step to becoming a Reliv Champion is to get registered! Registration for the 1 st Quarter 2021 Reliv Champions Challenge closes on January 15, 2021, so don’t wait. Come join the fun in 2021!

Did you miss this window of opportunity? New Champions Challenges start every quarter, so feel free to jump in and join us whenever you are ready!

16 Helpful Weight Loss Hints, Pt. 1

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HLT_Weight LossSticking to a weight loss goal is never easy, and keeping the weight off once you’ve lost it can be an even bigger challenge.

Studies have shown that our metabolism slows when we lose weight, and we can experience hormonal changes that make us hungry. It can seem like an unfair uphill battle, but there are things you can do to give yourself an edge when your biology seems to be against you.

In 2011, I got back to a healthy weight and have been able to maintain through healthy eating, exercise and diligence. Admittedly, I made many mistakes and side-steps during my progress and learned quite a few valuable lessons about what works. In this two-part series, I’ll share my favorite insider tips and tricks for losing the weight and keeping it off for the long term. In part one we’ll talk about how to get started!

Set tangible goals. Saying that you’re going to lose 70 pounds in a month isn’t just impossible, it’s downright dangerous. Aim to lose about 2 pounds per week. Slow but consistent weight loss lasts much longer than short and drastic drops. Much like with the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady will win the race!

Something to talk about. Tell someone about your goal. Unless you have someone to cheer you on or be accountable to, it might get very tempting to abandon the thought of trying altogether. Think of your most encouraging friend or workmate and let them know that you’d like them to check in with you every so often. Victory is twice as sweet when you have someone to celebrate with!

I’m not buying it! If it’s not in your house, you won’t eat it. Resist the temptation to purchase unhealthy snacks when you’re grocery shopping. Go with a list and don’t divert (bargain hunters should ignore the snacks that are on sale).

Take small steps. You might have a long way to go or a goal that seems too big to tackle. Don’t focus on the overall goal at first. Break it down into increments and reward yourself along the way. It’s amazing the impact that losing just 10% of your body weight can have on your overall health: reduction in cholesterol and blood pressure and better numbers across the board. Have your blood work done when you start your effort and check it again once you’ve lost 10%. You’ll be excited to share your results with your doctor!

Good sense snacking. If you can’t resist a snack every now and again, proportion them the minute you get home. Purchase a food scale and some snack-sized bags and reach for those when you need a treat. You’ll know exactly how much a proper portion is and won’t be tempted to finish off the whole box or bag. Better yet, stock up on fresh fruit and produce for snacking and leave the processes stuff on the shelf!

My best four-legged buddy, Duckie, keeps me motivated to run! We seek out dog-friendly events to keep us BOTH in shape!
My best four-legged buddy, Duckie, keeps me motivated to run! We seek out dog-friendly events to keep us BOTH in shape!

 

Get moving! To lose weight, it’s as simple as using more calories than you take in. Not able to run? Start with a 10-minute walk every day. Try something new and keep your routine varied in activity but consistent in practice. If you’re inclined to only lift weights, find ways to introduce stretching and cardio into your workout. If you’re a fan of group exercise, find a new class to take and make some new friends (and do some networking while you’re at it!). Don’t be afraid to try water aerobics, racquetball or even swing dancing. Variety will keep you from getting bored and a workout buddy will keep you accountable!

Reinforce yourself. If you’re the sort of person who responds well to positive reinforcement, place a photo of yourself from when you looked your best in a prominent place as a reminder of your goal. If you’re more encouraged by negative reinforcement, use a photo that reminds you of how far you’ve come or how far you have yet to go. I keep a photo of myself at my heaviest on my refrigerator door to remind myself of what can happen if I lose control. Know yourself and how you respond to motivation.

Do your homework. Before you go out to eat, check to see if the restaurant has a nutritional guide online. Many restaurants offer up the ingredients and nutritional content of their food. Check to see which dishes are the healthiest and which ones are deceptively rich. I was surprised to find that club sandwiches, a seemingly healthy choice, are actually sometimes the highest calorie sandwich on the menu! If your friends are kicking around ideas for where to eat, don’t be afraid to offer up a healthy suggestion up front. You’ll be less likely to get stuck eating someplace without many good options.

Stay tuned, because the next edition of HLT on March 20 will feature the final 8 tips for weight loss! While you’re implementing these changes, incorporate some Reliv Slimplicity meal replacement to help keep you feeling full and make sure you’re getting the proper nutrition. The recent addition of LunaRich soy powder will give you all the added health benefits of lunasin!