Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year From The Escobars

Our Isagenix Family, 
Last year is soon to be history, gone forever and the only thing you can do about it, is to accept the fact it was once here. Hopefully you’ve learned many lessons from your accomplishments and your painful mistakes. Think about this, if mistakes were not so agonizing and painful, success would not be so joyful, enjoyable and rewarding.

If you made mistakes and we all have, then you were trying new things and making new things happen. You were learning! You don't ever lose by making mistakes - you lose defending and rationalizing the mistakes you've made.
Whether you believe it or not you in 2012 you were experiencing change. Every mistake, every disappointment, every rejection and all the discouragement of 2012 have prepared you for 2013 and that is exciting news. In 2012 many distributors learned from their mistakes and became leaders. Others inhabited them, used them as excuses and got nowhere.

Think of every New Year’s Day as your birthday. It is the birth of another year and the birth of many new and exciting challenges for you.
This may sound a little off the wall and maybe a little crazy but our wish for you in 2013, is for you to make more mistakes, new mistakes, wonderful mistakes, mistakes that can reignite your purpose and your creative mind. Hopefully you will make mistakes you’ve never made before.  When you make mistakes you are doing something, it means you are working and pursuing your goals. 

A lot has happened to you in 2012 and perhaps you regret some of the mistakes you’ve made. Maybe you regret not giving it your all. New Years Day is a definitely a new beginning for you, it’s a second chance; it is everyone’s birthday. It’s a time to re-establish your dream, your goals and your purpose.
Ask yourself, “What would I love to have happen in my life this coming New Year?” Here is a wonderful goal that will certainly impact your life, say it to yourself right now; “I want to achieve something I’ve never done before, I want to go to that place I’ve never been before and I want to attract people into my life that can help me achieve my goals?”

Goals and ambition with a purpose will define you and always point you in the right direction. Doing things with a purpose is a dominant force that will certainly help diminish mistakes and good positive people will inspire, motivate and keep you focused.

The New Year, 2013 stands before you. January is chapter one in your “Book of Opportunity”. Are you ready to write it? February is chapter two; March is chapter three and so on.
This New Year is just for you. It’s your year so seize it and embrace it! You can’t afford to pass through another year holding onto an empty book or coasting on cruise control. You must step out of your comfort zone, step into your greatness and step up to an abundant lifestyle that you deserve. Step out of your comfort zone, out of a life of complacency by doing things you have never done before.
Raise the bar in 2013. It is the “year of elevation” in your life and your business. An abundant lifestyle and absolute success is available to you.

If you discover a purpose in your life to die for, you will certainly live for it. Do you believe this?

Yes indeed, 2013 is upon us so don’t start the New Year doubting yourself. Doubting will most certainly sabotage your enthusiasm, your purpose and your ambitions. Your past experiences should never dictate your future.
Past experiences and inaction are the root cause of doubt and fear. Action is the foundation of confidence, courage and a successful business.
Seize 2013, it will be the very best year in history just as it was in 2012. Network marketing is arguably the second fastest growing business in America today. We have never seen growth like this in over 25 years and next year is expected to be even better.
Happy New Year and let 2013 explode for you!

Love you all,
The Escobars

Yes, it’s here another New Year
It’s your birthday, your time to forgive
It’s a time to let go of doubt and 
It’s time to discover your motive

This New Year is a divine gift to me
A challenge to be the best
To conquer each day is the vital key
2013 is the test

To try again is my opportunity
to learn from mistakes and right some wrongs,
the new life is where I want to be,
for a life of abundance is where I belong
You may not be where you really want to be today and you may not be satisfied with who you are. This may be due to your choices, experiences and influences of the past. Don’t carry these things forward into 2013 because you could become down on everything. Tomorrow 2013 is a new birth and magnificent beginning for you. If you can accept this, the thoughts of failure, despondency and hopelessness will be replaced by thoughts of expectation, hope, optimism and confidence. It is not where you have been or where you’re at right now but where you are going in 2013.

Tuesday January 1st 2013 is a new sunrise of hope, joy, happiness and abundance for you. It is your new beginning of new goals, thoughts and actions. January 1st is the day, the day you ignite your passion and your energy. It’s the first day of explosive thinking and growth. It’s a time of self-assessment and inner cleansing. It’s a time for humility and for personal honesty. It’s a time to reform old habits that have taken you in the wrong direction. It’s a time for commitment. It’s a time to surround yourself with good people.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Last Call! Build those New Year Cleanse Groups, spark your business in 2013!

Suggestion:  Get something of this nature out to your sphere's of influence right away team! Even better call the people you know and those you see at Holiday Gatherings. Make sure to change the website towards the bottom to your own!

"Our New Year Group Cleanse begins January 7th for all of those who want to participate! Make sure to get either your 9 day or 30 day system ordered soon, the latest you would want to order would be the 27th of December so you have your products in time to start with us. It will be so much fun to participate with a very large group of people from all over the world! Please invite everyone to join you, the more the merrier. I have one family of 5 cleansing together now, doing it together makes it so much more motivating and enjoyable. I once had a
group of 11 women at a mortgage office do a group cleanse together. They made a little contest out of it and had a winners pot. Their results were off the charts! Another group of 5 women did this in Chicago and collectively dropped over 100 inches. It's time to do something folks. If you always do what you've always done, you will always be who you've always been and get what you've always got! You can order your system at   We'll look forward to supporting you. Please message me with any questions. Give yourself a very special gift this Christmas, the gift that keeps on giving. Here's to your health. Sean"

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Build you New Year Cleanse Groups!

Now is the opportune time to contact all of your friends and family and invite them to join you on our new year cleanse! If they are to join us it is important that they order within the next two weeks! Make sure to create an urgency around this! I also suggest that you encourage them to purchase a cleanse for their spouse for Christmas so that they can join them in the new year cleanse. They can also purchase the cleanse for themselves for Christmas. Is there a better gift to give ourselves in the gift of health? Often times we invest so much energy in others this time of year and we are under so much stress that we let ourselves go. Let me give you an example of An invitation that I will send out. I will also be contacting close friends by phone and obviously in person. "Who would like to join us on our annual NEW YEAR CLEANSE?! It is our biggest group cleanse of the entire year! If you would like to join us it is important that you get 
your order in within the next week or so, so that you have product ready to go to kick off the new year with all of us. There will be tens of thousands of people all over the country doing this together. The number one New Year's resolution on almost everyone's list is to lose weight! So give yourself the gift of health this Christmas. In fact think about doing this as a family and giving your family the ultimate gift, the gift of health. An investment in our health is the greatest investment we can make. Please private message me or visit my website if you'd like to get started or have questions."

That reminds me, I want to challenge each of you to be more upfront and more confident in sharing the business opportunity with people. We are having people approaching us about the opportunity more so than ever before in our history. This is evidence that people are searching. Further evidence is the fact that Isagenix had a record year of growth. If you are not skillfully presenting the opportunity to people then you are missing the boat. I often think about what separates the person who earns $1 million a year from the person who earns $40,000 a year? They both have the same amount of time in a day! The difference is obviously what one is saying and doing and the other is not. Let's go make a difference now!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Escobars

Team Body Alive,
We are so grateful for our relationships with each of you and count you amongst our most choice blessings.  The Isagenix opportunity for us is all about family.  Our hope is that your family will be blessed with all you hope and dream for this time of year.  These are tough economic times for so many people.  The economic stress burdens people's health, their marriages and their families.   We know of a surety that we have solutions for people who are facing these seemingly impossible economic times.  There is hope, we can help!  Thank each of you for joining us in this mission of sharing this once in a lifetime opportunity forward.  Mom often says that millions of people are drowning and we possess a lifesaver which we can throw out and offer to those who accept.    Tremendous perspective isn't it?  What a wonderful cause we are engaged in.  Thank you once again, all you members of our IsaFamily, for making a difference.  You truly are.

The Escobars


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Body Alive Team

Many of you will be joining the team on our post Thanksgiving Cleanse, some starting Pre-Cleanse this weekend and others starting next week.  No matter the case, please make the most of it by actively participating and encouraging others in our Facebook Groups.  It's important to remember that Holidays present special opportunities to share with loved ones what has been working for you in with your health goals.  It is priceless gift we have to share, the Gift of Health!  It's a great time to plant seeds and invite friends to join us in post Thanksgiving Cleansing and the Big New Year Cleansing Group coming up.  

Now here are some thoughtful messages from Tony and Randi Escobar.  

"What a wonderful day to reflect on the many kindnesses and gestures of love that have been received by our family. We have been blessed so deeply by so many. Your examples of faith, hope and charity have truly enriched our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. There are so many heroes in our lives that it would be impossible to list them, but you know who you are and we know
 who you are! May you also know that your friendships are treasured, your goodness is appreciated and your acts of kindness are the gifts of the soul and will sustain so many. Tony and I and our entire family are grateful beyond measure for so much. We wish each of you and your families a wonderful day of Thanksgiving tomorrow as we all remember the abundance that we enjoy on this earth. We all live lives that were built on the sacrifices of so many who went before us. We hope that we will continue together to build a bright future for our the generations that follow ours. Happy Thanksgiving and may you all be blessed with all you stand in need of. We love you and appreciate all you do to stand strong for all that is right and good!"

-Randi Escobar


Thanksgiving is here, so our focus is turned

We appreciate everything that we all have learned      

To often we focus upon past thoughts

On what we’ve earned and what we’ve bought

We too often get our joy from everyday things

Overlooking the delight that friendship brings

If all those things did vanish today

You would see the foundation of a rewarding day

In building relationships, endless and true

All thoughts of gratitude would go directly to you       

Turkey day has arrived and is finally here                   

Lets all sing a song of remembrance and cheer      

For everything that makes our time worth living                            

Lets all sing a song of appreciation and Thanksgiving 

Have a joyful Thanksgiving you'll never forget

Full of joy and gratitude, the very best one yet!

Love you all very much   

The Escobars

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Free South Florida Event on the 15th of November

 THIS IS FOR OUR TEAM ONLY….let’s see how it goes with this first time!!!  7-8PM
NEW South Florida IsaTEAM Meeting    

HOSTED BY 4 STARS Dr. Corey Cameron and Lisa Possanza, R.N

Dr. Corey Cameron, Lisa Possanza -R.N., Tatiana & Kendrick Montgomery- Fitness TrainersSherry Fox and Dianne Congdon – NEW YOU Cleanse Support Coaches


1.      NEW PEOPLE – READY TO LEARN about Nutritional Cleansing
This breakout is for YOUR GUESTS and NEW PEOPLE…let us teach them!!!
          LEARN ABOUT CLEANSING from the    Coaches: Sherry Fox and Dianne C

-WHY Detoxify – Our Toxic Crisis + Liver Assassins
                          -WHAT Makes Isagenix Different: 5 Pillars of Health
                          -HEALTHY Weight Management – NEW IsaLean Shake/ Pro + Clinical Trials
                          -OBESITY: Jill Birth + Larry Fuchs Stories + Childhood Obesity
    A. LEARN HOW to give a “Tasting “ to build your business with 4Star Lisa Possanza
          B. BASED ON we will help you creat/call your TOP 5 List
                     -ENTIRE PANEL will be available to help you with your specific area of interest
                     -UNDERSTAND YOU + 2 & THEM + 2

3  HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS – Dr. Corey will meet with your HCProfessional
              -LEARN how to bring  Isagenix in their practice and RETIRE if DESIRED.

4  FITNESS PROFESSIONALS  Tatiana and Kendrick Montgomery will help you!!!
 BRING Gym Owners, Trainers and Athletes to ENHANCE their Fitness Performance!
          -IsaBody Challenge & It’s Benefits will be covered.

THIS IS A NEW PROACTIVE FORMAT to help YOU build your business. 
THERE is something here For EVERYONE.  NEW GUESTS are ESSENTIAL!!!


LEARN about the incredible natural all-organic products that are changing
the face of the Health and Wellness Industry with the cutting edge technology
of Nutritional Cleansing, Cellular Replenishing and Youthful Aging Systems.

SET UP NOW for your 2013 Business with announcements from the Phoenix IsaUniversity!!!

UNDERSTAND WHY we are positioned for the greatest expansion ever in SOUTH FLORIDA
with the growing number of people getting great results!!! 


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH                                   
3100 Stirling Road
 Hollywood, FL 33021 
(West off 95 on South Side)

Time:   6:30-7pm - Registration
Event: 7pm to 8pm – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Associates and Guests Free!

Share information with your team -
You at the event - good
You and your team at the event - better
You and your team and guests - BEST

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Think Abundance!

I had a thought provoking moment on Tuesday when I dropped down from the mountains to return Lily home, I took Crystal Escobar to lunch at a crowded restaurant, cafe rio if you must know, we had to have coconut shrimp tacos. lol   So I looked around this crowded restaurant and I thought I wonder if I know anyone in here.  I scanned the room carefully looking at each person's face, seeing if there was any recognition.  There must have been 35 people in that little place and I didn't know a single one, in my own Cafe Rio! lol   I also recalled how my mom will sometimes bring Identical twins up on the stage and notice how they too have things unique and special to only them, how God has never made a single person on this earth exactly as you are.  Isn't that amazing to think about!  I want sense that this time of year people begin to get distracted by many things, that's life.  Don't forget to keep things in perspective my friends and partners.  There is an absolute abundance in this world, an abundance of love, an abundance of friends/people, an abundance of money.  There is more than enough for all of us.  To attain the things we want, we must focus on just that, what we want, not on what we don't have or what is not working.  I bet you that 95% of those people in that restaurant that day have not used Isagenix and I bet that 50% of them have not even heard of it.  In fact, statewide in Utah, I would guess that only 2% of people are Isagenix customers.  I would guess that over 50% of the people in my homestate have not even heard of it or know what it is.   Abundance people.  Envision the right kinds of customers and business builder coming to you.  I pray for it nearly everyday.   You can grow right through the Holidays if you chose to!
Lets make it happen!  Sean

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Our San Diego Beach Vacation

Typical Family Picture, non of the kids chose to look at the camera!

Thanks to my wife Crystal for putting out a post on her blog about our vacation. The link is below.  She is so great at making sure we never forget the special moments by creating a way look back and savor the memories.    We had so much fun.  There were many occasions when we all spoke about how fortunate we have become as a result of our Isagenix business so that we can do things like this.  Spending time with our families and being able to have a high quality of life is our ultimate aspiration.  Not only did Isagenix pay for our vacation, it paid us while on vacation, thanks to our wonderful team members who are out there passionately sharing each and every day, thank you for that.  The 1st Presidential Debate was during our trip and much was said about the economy.  How wonderful it is that we, as Isagenix Business Owners, do not have to rely upon the government to determine our financial outlook.  We absolutely create our own economy and the sky is no longer the limit on what we can accomplish.  Dream Big my friends and partners!   This next week I will be taking Lily on a hunting trip, I will be available mid day throughout the week if I can assist any of you or if you'd just like to catch up.  If anything is pressing please touch base with either my mom or my wife Crystal.
Randi: 801-414-4853

We love you all dearly and count you among our most precious blessings, Sean
Here is Crystal recap of the trip:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sean Anthony Escobar's Mission Statement

I wrote this Mission Statement all the way back in 2004.  Wow, same holds true today! ;)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free Offer from Best Selling Fitness Author Pete Cerqua

Hi Everyone,

Pete Cerqua has put together a great sales tool free of charge for everyone in our Isagenix team.  Based on his workout program and bestselling book The 90-Second Fitness Solution published by Simon & Schuster, Pete has given you his Level 1 Home Workout to pass along to all your new customers to help them achieve even better results.  Based on what I've read, and contrary to popular belief, it is the strength training, not so much the cardio that accelerates weight loss. This email package will answer the question “where do I start when it comes to working out?” His THREE minute workout is great for ANYONE starting their Isagenix program with you and has yet to start exercising. All you have to do to get this information from Pete is email him directly with Level 1 Workout/ (and your name) in the subject line and  just ask Pete to “Please send me my free Level 1 Workout package.”

Pete will list all of you on his website as 90-Second Fitness Level 1 Home Exercise Coaches which will add a great credential to your business. Pete will also be available via email with any questions you may have.  Here is Pete's email address for reference:

If you are a Personal Fitness Trainer, reach out to Pete as he can teach you priciples that will accelerate your clientele and thereby contribute to your Isagenix Business. 

I want to express our appreciation for Pete for lending his credibility/endorsement to Isagenix.  He is an absolute professional and he's also a team player.   I've personally witnessed him donating much of his free time, which he doesn't have a lot of, yet he is helping Isagenix associates who aren't even in his immediate team.  That's the Isagenix Culture, we are one big family.   

Wishing you all much success,

Sean Escobar

Friday, August 31, 2012

Important message about the future of our Body Alive Sites

Hello Team,
We are pleased to announce a new direction for the Body Alive Sites.  We are grateful for the purpose they have served over the last 2 years.  Soon this is where you will go in order to connect with our Share it Forward Academy Business Training and to also show your potential business builder who your team is and what we have all collectively achieved.  For now, we will leave it the way it is as we know that some of you have placed this site on your brochures and business cards and such.   The only change for now is that we must disable the "ordering feature" of necessity.  Unfortunately there have been a few people who have mistakenly taken too long to process orders that have come in, which leaves people waiting for their product for quite some time, making us look bad.  We can't afford that kind of a first impression on new customers.

You can still use the site to promote Isagenix, just make sure that you skillfully follow up (within 48 hours) with the people whom you sent there, this is essential whether the site takes orders or not.   If you would like to use your corporate site then we encourage you to do so as we are now able to custom build the sites in our back office to meet our needs.   I like a much more simplified version.  You can see how I customized mine here:  Notice the videos that I strategically chose and the products that I chose to promote.  If people do sign up here, they are automatically entered into the tree, wherever you previously specified.   I also used my personal domain to forward there, making it even easier for people to remember,

We also encourage all of you to jump on the company's promotion of "You Plus Two, Them Plus Two," utilizing the 30 day system.  We can show people how to easily get $150 back in their pockets!  It's a no brainer as we are saving people money, helping them see the opportunity and most importantly building support around our cleansers!

We will always be a Product Result Driven Team, that is our motivation, helping people.  You can build a wildly successful business while remaining focused on the Mission of Enriching People's lives with good health.

We like the companies new simplified site  Again, focus on the 30 day system and most of the time you will want to start people on the 9 day cleanse within that 30 day system for the fast power packed results!.   If it is a couple doing it together we suggest that they get 1 30 day and add a "Fast Start Cleanse Pak with Snacks" (which is 2 bottles of cleanse and 1 snack)  That way both spouses can do a 9 day and still have a couple weeks of maintenance products each to boot!  Again, this is a no brainer.

We are grateful for the simplified message that Isagenix has been adopting.  This is a simple business to build.  Go to  Make out your list of people you know.  Contact them with your IsaBuddy once interest has been generated, teach them how they can save over 50% on a 30 day system.   You can always resort to a 9 day if needed, so naturally you want to be sensitive to the persons needs.  Still, can't think of anyone who wouldn't take a 30 day over a 9 day if they can get it for $10 less and still get about 3 weeks worth of additional products.  Then shoot for Crystal Executive.  Simple Simple Simple.  

We love you,
The Escobar Group

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Help New People Save $150 on a 30-Day System!

The Flyer for this has been posted in the Body Alive Biz Support Group on Facebook.  

Meet a Rising Star Audrey Kirnon!

This From our new IsaFamily Member Audrey!  She's in our Facebook group so please do say hello.  You'll be hearing about Audrey more in the future, same goes for Misty Easler, and Eric Daniels.  I can guarantee you that!  

"Hi IsaFamily! You might have seen my post last week about my Dad last week and how well he's for my own awesome 90 day testimonial and results. I am ECSTATIC about the renewed energy and zest for life Isagenix has given me! I was in a terrible car accident two years ago that resulted in three surgeries within months on both my ankles and right shoulder. In addition to the surgeries, I still had torn cartilage in my hip, 6 herniated discs in my back and neck, loss of some vision and hearing, sciatica, cracked teeth, nerve damage and a bunch of other injuries. I was in constant discomfort and had difficulty sleeping practically every night. I then received 18 steroid injections in my spine to "help" ease the discomfort. Unfortunately, they only temporarily masked the symptoms, but contributed to a new dysfunction. Trauma + inactivity + steroids + lack of sleep = adrenal fatigue. Yep, within months I literally started swelling and gaining a LOT of weight. I packed on over 60lbs. and felt horrible ALL the time. Here's the real kicker...I was an fit, active personal trainer on my way to work when the car accident happened!! Going from being a fitness professional for over 13 years and an athlete most of my life to now existing inside a body I didn't recognize and seemed to have no control over, was short of psychological torture. I tried a myriad of holistic supplements, purchased pre-packaged foods, spent a lot of money and cried a lot of tears because nothing worked...until Isagenix. By the second week I noticed my back wasn't hurting as much and I could do simple tasks, like bend over and brush my teeth, without discomfort. I began to sleep better and noticed I had energy throughout the day and didn't need several cups of coffee to keep me awake. By the next month, I was working out again, feeling stronger, focused and hopeful that I not only will get my body "back", but it will be a new and improved version! I'm also pleased to report that I am now jogging after my foot surgeon told me I'd never run again. I could keep going about each and every amazing thing that is healing and recovering, but I will end here and truthfully state that Isagenix has literally changed my life! Thank you to my coach and new-found sister/friend Misty Easler for being with me every step of this journey. Thank you to Jo-Ann DiLorenzo and Susan Rothman for supporting me in tweaking the system for my needs. And a final thank you to Sean Anthony Escobar for your encouragement and love through the miles. I still have a significant amount to release to get to my goal weight, but like they say, "I'm not where I want to be, but I'm darn sure not where I used to be!" xoxo, Audrey Kirnon"

Saturday, August 4, 2012

IsaBody Finalist Tiff Dodge's Entire Story!

Let's all get behind Tiff!  
We received IsaBody Finalist Tiff Dodge's permission to share her story in its entirety, she sees how she can uplift others and make a difference.  She is so authentic, I love that about her.  She's going to bless so many lives. Here's what she said, "I appreciate your sensitivity to the matter, but do feel free to share the story in its entirety  to whoever you feel. The Lord has been prompting me for quite some time now to open up, but I have been hesitant because of my fear of coming off as arrogant and bragging, and I didn't want all the "sympathy attention."  It was what it was, and I have moved forward in my life.  I don't dwell on it, and I didn't want others to.  I am now ready and willing to share.  I count it a blessing to have been able to share it with you and your family, because I know your reach is much farther than my own."  You can find Tiff on facebook by searching for "Tiff Dodge Isabody"  

Name: Tiff Dodge 
Start Date: 12/12/2011 
End Date: 5/27/2012 
Height: 5'3 
Start Weight: 157 lbs. 
End Weight: 125 lbs. 
Total Weight Loss: 32 lbs. 
Starting Fat Percent: 28% 
Ending Fat Percent: 13% 
Total % Loss: 15% 
Starting Measurements: 
Arms- 12.5" 
Chest- 37" 
Waist- 31.5" 
Abdomen- 38" 
Buttocks- 42" 
Thighs- 26" 
Ending Measurements: 
Total Inches Loss: 
1 inch 
3.5 inches 
5 inches 
8 inches 
7 inches 
5 inches 
Total: 29.5 inches 
Maintenance Weight: TBD 
Additional Weight Loss: TBD 

Disclaimer: The purpose of sharing this story is not to seek for sympathy, pity, or recognition. I share my story because as the Dalai Lama once said, "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others." I share with the hope that perhaps my story may fortify another who is searching for the strength to overcome their tribulations. None are exempt from the trials and pains of mortality. It is a frequently believed misconception that having trials makes us weak. On the contrary, it is our trials that make us strong. The strength we gain from trials should be used to help others to bear their own. It should not be hidden in an attempt to conceal the fact that we are now, or have already, experienced hardships. We often try to convince ourselves that our trials are unique, that "no one else could possibly know what I am going through," that "I am strong enough to do this on my own," and that accepting help somehow makes us inadequate. Somewhere in our mind we are told that making our trials known to others somehow makes us weaker or less "perfect" than everyone else. We want to believe that "this type of thing doesn't happen to people like me." But the truth is that it takes more strength to say "I need help" than it does to pretend like you don't. We are not strong when we try to disguise our need of assistance. In actuality we inhibit each other from fulfilling our purpose in this life--to lift and help others. So it is that I share my story; to let others know even the "strong" go through hell, and even the weak can make it out. I am not the first to experience despair, and I won't be the last. I share my story in hope that someone who reads it will know that they are not alone; that others have gone before them, and they survived. I share in the hopes that my story might lift another--even if it is only high enough to get a glimpse of the light at the end. I share to let others know, there are people out there waiting, and wanting to help. 

I am a control freak. I grew up a hard-nosed, determined athlete that thought I could do anything I wanted, no matter how hard it might be to achieve. I was known and recognized for my strength physically and mentally. Although I was small (5'3), I was confident and knew that I was in control of my own destiny. My "controlling spirit" helped me to prove I was strong enough to play with the big kids. It earned me four varsity athletic letters, an athletic scholarship to a prestigious college, Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and a scholarship to Graduate School in Washington, DC. 

I graduated with my Masters degree at the top of my class. I felt on top of the world--the future filled with unlimited possibilities. By all definitions, I was a "happy, successful individual." Then, a few days after graduation, I experienced a traumatic experience that sent me instantaneously spiraling into a deep depression, facing relentless anxiety. For weeks I was incapacitated--unable to sleep, eat, or leave my room. For days I sat expressionless on the edge of my bed, rocking back and forth, trying to convince myself to not carry out the suicidal thoughts in my head. Alcohol and self-mutilation became my tools of suppression. Eventually I succumbed to the idea that death would be less painful than what I was experiencing. After attempting suicide, I was placed on multiple medications to relieve the anxiety and depression. However, the anguish and feelings of worthlessness did not desist. Even with the medications and self-stimulation, memories of the trauma I had experienced were triggered by everything I saw, heard, or smelled. It was too much for me to bear. After another near attempt of taking my life, I was diagnosed with PTSD. Even more meds were added to my daily regimen. I felt like a walking pharmacy. I now relied completely on synthetic chemicals to function day to day. Without them, I couldn't control my thoughts or actions. With them, I was demoralized. No matter how you rolled the dice, "strong" was no longer an appropriate adjective to describe who I had become. 

I thought if I could get off the medications it would prove I was back in control; that I was strong again, but each attempt to rid myself of the chemicals proved to be a failure, and brought repercussions that caused more harm than good, often sending me deeper into the pit of desolation. Being on so many medications fueled my feelings of despair and helplessness. The fact that I had no control over these feelings made them multiply. It ate at my entire being, more or less paralyzing me. The one attribute that had brought me so much happiness and success in life, my sense of control, had vanished entirely. I had lost all control of my mind, my life, and consequently my body. The once strong and determined athlete that resided within the walls of my now dilapidated frame was long to be found. I longed to return to the days when I was healthy and active--back to the days when I believed I could do anything. But now, getting out of bed was a task. Performing any sort of physical endeavor would be a miracle! I just didn't have the strength, physically or mentally to get back to where I wanted to be. 

Everything began to change the day I reunited with my trainer, Aaron Ogden. I had purposely avoided having any contact with him since I had moved back to Utah. The last thing I wanted was for him to see me in the state of weakness that I was in. I was successful in averting him for five months, until as fate would have it I experienced a physical injury that forced me to humble myself and inquire of his expertise. What I thought would just be a few training sessions turned into much much more. Somewhere along the way of rehabbing my injury, I was reminded of when Aaron first introduced me to Isagenix and cleansing many years ago. I remembered my first cleansing experience. I had a lot of success. I lost 17 pounds and 9% body fat. More important than what I lost during that initial cleanse, is what I gained. I achieved mental and spiritual clarity on a level I had never known before. I then realized, the first step to getting my life and body back was to cleanse. 

I have always found the strength to overcome mental challenges by drawing on the physical challenges I have experienced. I used to often tell myself, "If you can do that then you can do this." With that in mind, I set out to do the exact cleanse I had done initially those many years ago. I figured if I could get the same cleansing results as I did before, then somehow that would mean I was strong and in control again, and could overcome all the mental health issues I was having. It was heartrending when at the end of the nine days I hadn't even come close to my goal. It tore me apart, and reinstated my belief that there was no hope for me. I was bound to remain in this state of obscurity, reliant upon medication and stimulants eternally. In my mind, the person who was once described as "strong" was now entirely extinct. 

Then fate stepped in again. Aaron began advertising the Isabody Challenge on Facebook. For reasons only God knows, I contemplated doing it, but I was scared to try to commit myself to the challenge. I thought about the mental angst my nine day disappointment caused. I couldn't imagine what six months was going to do to me if I failed? On the contrary, I didn't want to think about what the next six months could do to me if I didn't try. I still believed that cleansing was the first step to getting my life and body back, but I realized a nine or 30 day cleanse wasn't going to solve my problems. I needed a deep cleanse. A life altering cleanse. I knew the Isabody Challenge was the best avenue to do so. It was  the challenge I needed to reinstate my sense of control and determination. I decided to do it. Not for the money, the cruise, or to get a six-pack. I did it to show I could be in control of my life--that I was stronger than my mind. 

It has been six months since I started the Isabody Challenge. I will be the first to admit that I did anything but fail. I am now completely off medication, 100% sober, and actively training for a 12 hour adventure race-- an amazing feat for one who at one point couldn't leave their room for weeks. My new medications come in the form of the solace I have found in the outdoors. Hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and snowboarding are my new stimulants. The Isabody challenge gave me the tools and structure I needed to gain control of my body, and to do the things I love. By taking control of my body, I took back control of my mind and my life. When I look in the mirror at the body I've created, I am reminded of the challenges I overcame the past six months. The image gives me the courage to continue to transform my life. 

Everyone recognizes the physical changes. They see the weight loss. They notice the toned muscles. What they can't see is the real peace and clarity I possess within. To me, the physical achievements are secondary to the internal. I have my life back! My mind is clear, and I am happy again! Someone once asked me during an early morning training session, "When does your challenge end?" I responded, "Never." They laughed, but it was not a joke. There are still hard days; days when I am tempted to look to that bottle of pills or alcohol, or to contribute to the scars that remind me of where I have been. But now, because of the 5 am workouts, the two-a-days, and the months of comfort food deprivation, I can again tell myself "I am strong! If I can do all THAT, I can definitely do this!" I have reclaimed my determination and belief that I can do great things, and I AM doing great things. Thanks to the unwavering support and guidance of Aaron, and the help of Isagenix, I am once more in control of my destiny. 

Meet Tiff Dodge, IsaBody Finalist and Body Alive Team Member

Introducing IsaBody Challenge Finalist
& Body Alive Team Member Tiffany Dodge

We had the privilege of going out to a celebratory lunch with "Tiff" yesterday along with her trainer Aaron Ogden.   Little background here, Aaron is one of the most prominent trainers in Utah.  Tiff proudly proclaims him as "the #1 trainer in Utah!"  :)   We have known Aaron for many years, probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 years.   He is a personal friend of the family and trained my sister for some time.   I remember back when Aaron was first introduced to Isagenix, he was in our conference room and out of everyone there, he was the one with the most questions.  It was obvious that Aaron was not going to endorse something unless he was 100% sure that it was going to be safe and effective for his clients .  Thats what sets Aaron apart from the rest, he does not impulsively do things, off all the trainers we've ever met, he is the one that dedicates himself to getting educated and staying on top of the latest technologies that might benefit his friends.     Now that I think of it, I don't think Aaron got involved for quite some time for this very reason.  He stood back and watched for a couple years just to see if Isagenix was a legitimate company or if it was going to be just another fad thing.  Once he was convinced that it was worthwhile, then and only then did he begin to advocate that people utilize it to further their weight loss and fitness goals.

Tiff Dodge grew up a hard-nosed, determined athlete that thought she could do anything she wanted, no matter how hard it might be to achieve.  She was known and recognized for her strength physically and mentally.  Tiff earned 4 Varsity athletic letters, an athletic-scholarship to a prestigious college, Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and a scholarship to Graduate School in Washington, DC.   She graduated with her Masters degree at the top of her class and felt like she was on top of the world with unlimited possibilities.   At that point in time something happened that caused Tiff to lose herself physically, mentally and emotionally.  She hit rock bottom and then some.  Although painful, this experience has given her the capacity to empathize with others who are going through similar challenges, she's grateful for that, she never had that perspective before.  Here's how she recounts getting involved in the IsaBody:

"Then fate stepped in again. Aaron began advertising the Isabody Challenge on Facebook. For reasons only God knows, I contemplated doing it, but I was scared to try to commit myself to the challenge. I thought about the mental angst my nine day disappointment caused. I couldn't imagine what six months was going to do to me if I failed? On the contrary, I didn't want to think about what the next six months could do to me if I didn't try. I still believed that cleansing was the first step to getting my life and body back, but I realized a nine or 30 day cleanse wasn't going to solve my problems. I needed a deep cleanse. A life altering cleanse. I knew the Isabody Challenge was the best avenue to do so. It was 
the challenge I needed to reinstate my sense of control and determination. I decided to do it. Not for the money, the cruise, or to get a six-pack. I did it to show I could be in control of my life--that I was stronger than my mind. 
The Isabody challenge gave me the tools and structure I needed to gain control of my body, and to do the things I love. By taking control of my body, I took back control of my mind and my life. When I look in the mirror at the body I've created, I am reminded of the challenges I overcame the past six months. The image gives me the courage to continue to transform my life."

Congratulations Tiff!  It is just the beginning of your adventure as you will find the most rewarding thing of all is to help others who have little hope.  We will all be rooting for you at Celebration to WIN IT ALL!!!!!!  Make sure you introduce yourself to Tiff either on facebook "Tiff Dodge Isabody" or in person at Celebration.