The weaving together of this entire thing was kind of wild.
In 2015, I peaked at my highest weight of 252 pounds, 9 months pregnant with our oldest daughter, Sophia.
Just 15 months later, Ella girl graced our world with her sweet face. I was miserable in my body at that point. My entire body hurt. I was always embarrassed. I was often the biggest person in the room.
Something hit the fan in me when I looked at my two little girls. They needed their mom. I was not going to miss their childhoods. This was not going to dominate my life. I was living in the prison of my own body, and I was determined to bust out. Gimme a spoon, because I’m digging my way outta here.
When Ella was 3 months old, in October of 2016, I walked into my first Weight Watchers meeting in almost 10 years.
Scared, alone, defeated, and looking at a mountain.
I plunked down on a gray chair, near the door so I could duck out quickly, and held that little book in my hand with the numbers “218” scribbled in a little blue box.
I can still feel the defeat that sank my heart and face at the same time.
The gap between 218 pounds and my goal weight of 145 felt like a massive chasm that I didn’t know how to close.
But I was so ignited in my bones. I was doing this thing, no matter how much it sucked or how much it hurt. I was doing it because my kids needed their mom, fully, wholly, present.
And it worked.
A little less than two years later, I celebrated making LIFETIME.
God showed up. The chasm closed.
I was on the other side. But there was a missing element that I was not even yet aware existed.
Fast forward about 6 months. We received a word of prophecy in early 2018, where God gave us a glimpse of what our future would look like.
It would involve some kind of traveling and movement, working with children, provision, and an anointing we would slowly grow into to do these things. At the time, we couldn’t see how that would come together… Even a little bit.
(**Spoiler, all of these things have begun, now, just three years later).
At the same time, I had debated on starting a blog for a few years at that point, basically to help people. Sounds cheesy, I know! But it’s true.
Loving and encouraging people are so dear to me, and I was lonely as a stay-at-home mom of two little ones under 3 at the time.
I had this vision of building a community of women who encouraged and lifted each other up. But the thing was, I wasn’t quite there yet. It was going to look different, I just didn’t know what that looked like yet, so I was trying to fabricate it on my own timetable… Which was why it didn’t boom like I wanted it to.
Fast forward to April 2019. I now have 3 kids under 4, including a newborn, and I got a wild hair one day, nursing Lexi at the dining room table.
I felt so released at that point that it was time to start a blog.
Little did I know that I was about to enter a massive period of learning. I learned a ton about the blogging business, creating it, and all the backend work stuff. I was simultaneously in a huge season of personal growth.
I was having a hard time with one thing though.
I didn’t know what my niche was. I wanted to talk about everything and help moms of little ones, but that’s so broad. So in talking to everyone, I was really talking to no one.
And even though I felt like I was doing everything “right” by the book, to the best of my ability, it never exploded like I kept waiting for.
… That’s because it wasn’t the season yet.
Ecclesiastes reminds us that there are seasons for e v e r y t h i n g.
And this season was for me to learn and for God to start a new work which He is in the process of bringing to completion.
I had heard of a thing called Plexus several years before, and I sorta, kinda thought about joining… Buttttt. It sounded like a gimmick.
And that thought held on to me and held me back from growth for three. Stinking. Years.
In December of 2020, it hit the fan.
I told Joey one night, crying in the kitchen, that I really wanted to try this because I can’t do this anymore. I can’t feel like this anymore. I was constantly exhausted, “healthy” but felt horrible, had frequent headaches, was irritated more than I wasn’t, cried a lot, my hormones were all over the place and I felt like a mess.
We were both skeptical. Joey especially didn’t think it would work.
And listen to this. I reached out to the wife of the pastor who gave us that prophetic word three years earlier. Wild, huh?
I’ll share the details of my first few months another day, but the short version is, it’s working.
Within a few weeks, I was feeling happier, had more energy, sleeping better, had lost visible inflammation, and was generally… Better. And I thought it was a fluke! Surely the supplements weren’t the reason.
Within a month, I was feeling massive change in my body and my emotional health.
Within several months, I felt like a brand new person.
Like this is who God made me to be.
This is the mom I wanted to be. I was making play dough with them and taking them outside again. I was doing the housework without it depleting me. I had energy for my husband at the end of the day. It was working.
Within 4 months, I qualified for my first leaders retreat to Hilton Head, where I had the absolute joy of meeting the amazing people who are now some of my dearest friends.
It was around that point that God started proding me to combine my blog business with my Plexus business. I was making enough income to buy our family’s supplements and had already won some fun prizes, not to mention the health, joy, growth, and community I was so happy to be experiencing.
This was a ten fold answer to prayers prayed for years and the most unlikely of answers.
Those things alone would have been enough to keep me, without any compensation whatsoever.
Plexus has been a gateway to massive growth, shift in my life, travel, and the fear of people breaking off of me in a tangible way.
I had watered down who I am and who God is my entire life at the hope of being liked. Yikes. But through this season, that’s not so anymore. I’m not that person anymore. I’m still growing in this area, but I have felt my heart change.
Six months in, I still couldn’t see how to organically bring them together. Because my niche really, was pregnancy and birth. I had learned so much about them and can talk about them all day, so it seemed to be my thing.
I felt peace to close the Facebook group I had created for the blog, as well as my Instagram, because it was too much and it didn’t feel aligned anymore.
God is so patient with me! I was reading in James 1 the other day about asking for wisdom, and how He will generously provide when we ask and have faith in Him alone.
I was trying to figure IT out.
What do I have to set me apart?
What makes me special?
What will make me different than the thousands of other people who do Plexus?
And the Holy Spirit dropped it on me like ripe cherries.
Well… I lost 120 pounds, most of which was with Weight Watchers.
That springboarded my wellness journey, but there were still problems inside of it. I ate a lot of sugar free this and fat free that to cut points. So I switched how I did the program, and now, I teach that.
Then here comes Plexus… Which taught me so much about hormone balance, blood sugar balance, gut health and all that it affects (spoiler: literally every body system). Even at a “healthy weight” these things were a mess in my body. I just didn’t know it at the time.
That’s it. That the power combo.
That is what will change people’s lives when they grab hold of it.
I can talk about it all day long, and nobody can take that away from me. Nobody can change my story, or use my story, or use my words.
I can teach moms of little ones how to live out real life, well-rounded wellness, with high quality plant based supplements, and lose weight by combining it with Weight Watchers… my way.
You’re at a unique opportunity here, friend, because you’re here while this is still in its infancy.
You’re going to be a builder with me.
I have friends who have achieved jewel ranks, make 6 figures a year, have had several Plexus Lexuses, yes; so I can promise you the opportunity is very much real.
But my personal team underneath me hasn’t reached that point… Yet.
But it will.
Because I believe in this, and I’m going to do the heck out of it until it works.
And I believe you will to link arms with me and we will run this thing together.
Because if you’re here reading this, I believe God put you here, at this time, on this day, at this point in your life, when you are ready for something to change.
You’re ready for shift. You’re a leader who doesn’t shy away from a challenge.
And you are determined enough and gritty enough to do the uncomfortable thing and jump headfirst into opportunity with both feet because you want a better life for your family. You want better for your kids. WE want better for our kids.
We are going to do this thing until it works, because it does and it will.
Plexus has been a gateway that has provided us with community, growth, health, breaking down the walls of fear and doubt, propelled us deeper into our relationship with God (because of our amazing leaders on our team! This is unique) and is massively restoring our ability to dream.
And you know what’s coming?
Freedom and supernatural provision. Choices. Options. More family time. It’s coming.
This is real.
And you are here at the best possible time to take the bull by the horns, stop messing around, and change your life.