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Richard’s Update on the USANA Reset Destination Weight Loss Contest

Richard’s Update on the USANA Reset Destination Transformation Weight Loss Contest

Well, I didn’t win. I didn’t even hit my goal of 30 pounds lost in 12 weeks.

To tell the truth, I have been a little depressed and down on myself since the contest ended on April 7th and that is one reason why this post is so late in coming. I didn’t reach my goal because I didn’t exercise enough and have been beating myself up for not getting under 200 lbs.

It wasn’t until I started hearing people, other than my wife, commenting on how good I looked and how much weight I had lost that I realized that even though I had not lost 30 pounds like I had initially wanted to lose, I did lose 20 pounds in 12 weeks.

Losing 20 lbs is pretty darn fantastic! Its 9% of my body weight. I also took 6 inches off my waist.

I should be happy, not kicking myself just because I didn’t lose 30. So I am re-dedicating myself to lose the remaining 10 lbs by June 14th. I will keep you posted.

Patty lost 12 lbs over 12 weeks so together we lost 32 lbs. Woooooo Hooooo!!!!

Best of all we never felt like we were dieting. I had more energy after we started this than before and the pounds came off even though we were not exercising as much as we could have and probably should have.

Come join us on our adventure.

Cheers!

Richard

I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no telling what peaks we can climb together.

Please contact us about the USANA products or the opportunity and tell us your thoughts about our blog. We appreciate the feedback.

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Finally a follow up post! Richard’s Update on Weight Loss and USANA

Richard’s Update on Weight Loss and USANA – 1/19/2012

Yes, I know. This post is a week and a day late, but WOW its been an exciting two weeks!

First some breathing news. Not one asthma or allergy symptom in the 2 weeks and 3 days since I started taking the AO Booster again. I have even mixed up what else I have been taking in 3 day spurts but included the AO Booster each day and No Asthma Attacks or even mild symptoms. I think I have found what works for me in preventing asthma and allergy symptoms. Woooo Hoooo! 51 years to find out something to relieve the asthma.

Many of you already know that USANA started the RESET Weight Loss Challenge Destination Transformation on January 7th. Patty and I are both on the challenge and invite you to join us. It runs for 12 weeks and USANA is giving away $200,000 in prizes!

You can see more about the challenge on our blog or at resetdestination.com

Here is my update on how the last week went in terms of weight loss and building our  USANA business:

Weight Loss

This is the area where I had the most success in the past week. I lost 7 lbs in the first 5 days of the USANA Reset Weight Loss Challenge.

Wooooo hoooo!

I am finally under 220 lbs and just 20 lbs from my ultimate goal. And I have over 10 weeks to get there in the Reset Challenge.

I have not been under 200 pounds in 2 decades and tipped the scales at 277 lbs in April 2011. This has been an amazing journey and its just beginning.

I have learned how to eat, how to keep myself motivated to exercise and how to pick myself up off the floor when I blow one or both of those.

Come join us. This is exciting, life changing stuff!

The USANA Business

It has been an interesting if not entirely fruitful two weeks and we have both learned a tremendous amount about peoples motivations.

We have had two people sign up for the Reset Challenge and neither has actually ordered products yet. We did qualify for another check and reactivated a distributor that had canceled their autoship, so it was profitable.

In the coming week my goal is to introduce USANA to 20 people, do 2 presentations (online or in person) and follow up with 10 people + the 2 that committed to buying products but have been out of touch.

What I have learned

About Weight Loss

Its not about some great big exercise program. Its about the little things you do everyday.

Walk 30 minutes. Do some work with the dumb bells 2 or 3 times a day in between tasks. Park at the far end of the parking lot. Do a few extra of each exercise than you normally would do. Eat two bites less than you want.

The little things make all the difference.

About Building the USANA Business

One of the reasons Patty and I chose USANA and to sign up for USANA with Dr Norm and Barbara Dawson is the support and training we were convinced we would have available to us. In the past week we have had fantastic training sessions from both the Dawson’s and from our mentor Tony Daum.

I am having to unlearn some “bad” habits and learn new ones. I have found out that all my sales and marketing experience is actually a hindrance to success in this business. Being a closer is not a positive.

This business is about relationships. Its about being as committed to the dreams of those you sponsor into the business as you are to your own. As committed to finding out what the dreams of those you prospect are as in selling them on the opportunity or products.

The skills I am learning are about learning to draw out peoples vision, their dreams, rather than their pain. Its a slow slog, but a needed one and one that is making me a better person.

I guess that is the biggest benefit of this business when all is said and done. The person you have to become to be successful.

Cheers!

Richard

I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no telling what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about the USANA products or the opportunity and tell us your thoughts. We appreciate the feedback.

Richards Update – Weight Loss & the USANA Business

Richards Update – Weight Loss and USANA Business Building

Interesting Experience

Some of you know that since moving to Albuquerque, I had suffered from asthma and allergies to the extent that I was taking one and sometimes two Claritin D 24 tablets per day to control the symptoms. Even with the Claritin D I was still having a moderate to severe asthma attack once to twice per month. Asthma attacks that kept me in bed all day.

Once Patty and I started taking the USANA Health Pak 100 that includes Mega Antioxidant, Chelated Mineral, Active Calcium and Advanced AO Booster in mid-September 2012, I had not had to take a single Claritin D nor had only had one mild asthma related incident. Even that one event was after not taking my supplements for 3 days.

Well, Patty and I built our own My Health Pak and added Biomega, Procosa and CoQ100, but we left off the additional AO booster that is in the Health Pak 100. We started taking that combination on December 30th.

After just 3 days of taking the My Health Pak instead of the Health Pak 100 I started having mild wheezing/asthma symptoms.

I went back to taking the Health Pak 100 yesterday to see how what effect that has on the asthma symptoms. Is that AO Booster the difference for me in terms of allergic reactions and asthma?

I will report back next week and let you know how I am feeling.

Here is my update on how the last week went in terms of weight loss and building our  USANA business.

Weight Loss

It weight gain this past week. Put on 1.8 lbs. Guess it was too many family dinners and the requisite holiday cookies. I also only worked out once and took one walk.

Well there is hope for me and for you too.

The USANA Reset Challenge starts on Jan 7th and I am going take full advantage of it for motivation, training and discounts on the USANA Reset and Transformation products. The $200,000 in prizes, including 30 trips to Sanoviv Medical Institute, for just for doing what I have already been doing is awesome too.

If you would like more information on the USANA Reset Challenge : Destination Transformation you can take a look at the articles Patty and I posted on this blog:

The USANA RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation

and 

Getting Ready for the USANA Reset Weight Loss Challenge

OR

you can take a look at the official USANA Reset Challenge page:

http://resetdestination.com

USANA Reset Destination Transformation Weight Loss Contest

We hope you decide to join on this challenge and create a new you in 2013.

The USANA Business

Patty and I have been working slowly even through the holidays. We got a check this past week and looking forward to more in the weeks to come.

With the USANA Reset Challenge about to start we have a new PC that is going to be part of the challenge and more prospects close to committing than we have had at any other point in our business so far.

Now its about building up one leg to match the other so we can get checks weekly. I can see that happening by the end of January.

What I have learned

About Weight Loss

You cant have your cake and your weight loss too. Well mostly it was cookies and pie, but if you eat all the holiday cheer, you gain weight. I gained 1.8 lbs this past week.

I know what I have to do and during the Reset Challenge I will get additional motivation and some great discounts just for doing it.

Its time to get busy getting to my most healthy weight.

About Building the USANA Business

I have heard and also taught in the past that it takes 6 contacts on average before people take action to either join your business or become a customer.

That has proved true for Patty and I in USANA. People we spoke to more than a month ago are coming around and asking questions and signing up.

I have also learned how important it is to protect my attitude. From negative thoughts from me, from all the negativity in the media & social media, and from negative Nellies in general.

So, no more news other than the weather for me (10:17 – 10:20 PM on KOAT).
When I catch myself having a negative thought I clamp down on it and visualize myself achieving my goals. When people are consistently negative to me about this business or just about life in general I am limiting my contact with them. I am succeeding at this business and I am coming to understand that my real friends are those that are supportive and whose contact lifts me and Patty up.

We are meeting so many amazing people through this business and I am working hard to be that supportive and uplifting person I want in mine and Patty’s lives.

I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no telling what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about the USANA products or the opportunity and tell us your thoughts. We appreciate the feedback.

A Holiday Follow Up to My Story

Follow up on My Story!

When We Started on USANA

When Patty and I started taking the USANA products on September 14, 2012, I weighed 247 lbs, got tired walking up a flight of stairs and was taking at least one 24-hr Claritin D per day and often two in an attempt to control my allergy and asthma symptoms.

Even though I was taking Claritin-D daily, I was having asthma attacks at least once per month that kept me in bed for the day That meant missing work and losing income. I carried an extra Claritin-D in my pocket at all times just in case one was not enough.

Because of my asthma problems and because of the type of work I was doing I was pretty sedentary.

I was 50+ lbs overweight, tired and had problems breathing most days.

What USANA Products Are We Taking Now?

Patty and I are currently taking the Health Pak 100 once per day each and a Biomega morning and evening.  We are only taking the Health Pak once per day, because I found that when I take it twice per day I have so much energy at night that I cannot sleep. Taking the Health Pak with a meal is essential and Patty and I often eat at 7pm or later because of her work schedule. Once I take my vitamins it takes me 6+ hours for the energy surge to wear off enough for me to sleep, so I was finding myself going to bed at 1-2 am.

Patty and I are also using one Nutrimeal as a meal replacement and a Nutrition Bar, Go Nuts and Berries is our favorite, as a snack. We then eat our normal diet. Understand that our diet is low-glycemic because Patty has type II diabetes. For most meals that means half a plate of meat and carbs and half a plate of salad when we are home.

Patty and I started walking 1.5 miles 3 times per week in early October once we realized that I was not having asthma problems.

Where Are We Now?

Today is December 27th, 2012

I have not taken a single Claritin-D since we started taking the USANA Health Pak. I still carry a Claritin-D with me, but it is the same one that I had in my pocket on September 14th. Over those 14 weeks I have had only ONE mild asthma incident and that was after not taking my Health Pak for two straight days.

I obviously have much more energy. LOL   So much that I can’t take the Health Pak twice per day.

Patty and I have started doing a full hour work out once per week in addition to our walks. Stretching, 30 minutes of cardio, light weights & iso-kinetics, and ground work.

I currently weigh 226.4 lbs. I have lost over 20 lbs and that is through the two biggest eating holidays of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Recently I went out and bought a new pair of jeans that was a size smaller. It was the first time I had gotten smaller in over 10 years!

I am ECSTATIC! And I am not done yet.

The Next Step for Us

January 7th USANA is starting a weight loss challenge – the USANA RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation. With over $200,000 in prizes, this contest will provide all of us with not only the best products to manage our weight effectively, but training and incentives.

My goal is to lose another 30 lbs over the 12 weeks of this RESET Challenge.

Come join us!

Richard Burns

We do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no telling what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about the USANA products or the opportunity and tell us your thoughts. We appreciate the feedback.

Getting Ready for the USANA Reset Weight Loss Challenge

Decide! Commit! Believe! Achieve!

Richard and I are getting ready for the USANA Reset Weight Loss Challenge, a 12 week permanent weight loss challenge starting January 7th! For 12 weeks, you’ll get the motivation, tips, and support you need to transform your body and your life

Now is the time to get prepared.

USANA Reset Destination Transformation Weight Loss Contest

 

USANA RESET

The USANA RESET weight management program is not a diet…it is lifestyle change to get healthy!

USANA scientists designed RESET™ to make losing weight feel easy, giving you a significant head-start. By following the RESET program, you can lose up to five pounds in five days.

Interested? Let us know…

Our Adventures

We are both excited about this and getting ourselves healthier. We had our first official workout today with Koollaid and he kicked our butts!! Thank you so much Alfred Walton for helping and believing in us!

For more information on the USANA Reset Challenge, Destination Transformation, or any USANA products contact us: