GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

7th Day of Shaklee Christmas

Giveaway Time

Confession Time….

I used to use Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer like crazy.  Especially when I was teaching.  I should have known they were harmful when my chest would start to feel tight and I had trouble breathing. This is one reason why I feel passionate and obligated to share with you all- especially after reading this list cleaners_hallofshame!  I know everyone is exposed to chemicals and toxins throughout their day, but if you can eliminate the majority of them around your house- your families health will greatly benefit.

Shaklee cleaning supplies save you $200 a year (less expensive and  faster/easier than making your own cleaning supplies- we’ve done the math), non-toxic, and work amazingly better than any other cleaner I’ve used).  See my post here for additional information on their cleaning supplies.

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I am offering a GIVEAWAY all weekend long for GERM OFF WIPES!

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The holiday superhero! Prevent the spread of those clever germs by using Shaklee’s Germ Off  Disinfecting Wipes. These wipes give those unwanted invaders an order to cease and desist!

Basic G works well in cleaning….

•Garbage cans
Shopping Carts
• Pet areas
• Shower floors
• Tubs
• Toilet bowls
• Tile
• Sinks
• Under the sink
• Behind the stove
• Behind the refrigerator
• Behind the washer/dryer
• Counter/floors
• Walls
*After cooking meat-
*When someone is sick in your house
Basic G kills the following-
Basic G- Costs Less than Lysol- Basic G costs .27 per gallon where Lysol disinfecting Spray would cost $25 for a whole gallon. 
Basic G- Kills 32 Pathogens- Lysol only kills 8
Basic G- EPA registered- Lysol is well…we all know what is in Lysol..enough said
Basic G is not a part of the Get Clean line because it is only non-toxic when it is diluted, not when it is in its concentrated form.
H2- Many of my customers favorite

Looking for a super cleaner to clean up after all those holiday parties? Look no further than Shaklee’s Basic H- you can use it for thousands of household jobs and this sweet 16 oz bottle makes 48 gallons of super POWERful cleaner. The best part? It’s natural and non toxic, safe for the kiddos!

To read more about Basic H click here!

10% off all cleaning kits today!  Pick up a Household, laundry, or kitchen kit today! Makes a great gift- especially for moms!

http://katieodom.myshaklee.com/us/en/products.php?sku=89108

Basic G Wipe Giveaway

To ENTER,

Leave a comment on my blog or on my facebook comment about ONE SHAKLEE product you would love to try!

Winner will be announced Sunday night at 8pm by random.org

All proceeds during 12 Days of Christmas donated to Samaritans Purse

Day 1-Defend against winter

Day 2-Stress relief, b-complex/energy, and sleep

Day 3- Vitalizer

Day 4- Losing Baby Weight

Day 5– Childrens Vitamins

Day 6– Athletes/ Hydrating Drinks

Basic G or Basic H, and Cleaning Kits may be purchased on katieodom.myshaklee.com

This giveaway is closed….Winner is Stephanie Bellinger!!

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6th Day of Christmas

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6th Day of Christmas….

Run into the new year! Gearing up for your Reindeer Run?Planning your training for the 2013 season? Investing in that gym membership?

Make each one even BETTER with Performance: a refreshing electrolyte blend plus our unique mix of carbohydrates delivers instant and sustained energy and supports optimal hydration. If NASA wants to use it, I think I do too.  Clinically proven to hydrate better than water, see diagram below!  Great for working out, on a hot day, during pregnancy to stay hydrated/during labor, and when anyone is sick!

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And Physique will help you rebuild your muscles quicker and stronger after a workout—great for building lean mass, and for recovering from any intense workout (like labor).

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And don’t forget Energy chews if you’re feeling unmotivated or for a pre workout.  Great for moms on the run who need a little bit of a pick me up to get through the busy days!

All proceeds donated toward Samaritan Purse

All offers can be combined and last until December 12th:

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Free Shipping on Orders over $200 OR if you give me your order, I will give you free shipping as well

Childrens Vitamins….FREE SHIPPING….AND MORE

Shaklee is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order over $200.

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If your order is under $200, call or email me your order and you will still get FREE SHIPPING (Must live in the area)! 

Many of you may have seen on Facebook, but recently May May had a stuffy/runny nose that lasted for many weeks.  I am not sure what it was so I had her try Shaklee Increadivites, sure enough a few days of taking it and her stuffy/runny nose went away!  Amazing!

I started off with giving her a half a tablet in applesauce, smoothie, or yogurt, but now she just gums on tiny bits of them and loves the taste of them!  Because she only has 1/4 serving size, the vitamins  only cost around $5 a month.  Definitely worth every penny!

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To be honest at first I was a little worried about giving her a vitamin because she is so young, but then I remembered what Shaklee puts in their products and how they aren’t your typical vitamins.  Shaklee supplements are made from food and are used in our body just like food is. There are no synthetic chemicals, binders, fillers or anything else that can not be used by our body.  Knowing that would I not give May broccoli or apples?  No way!!  Also, Shaklee does 350 tests on each raw ingredient used in its products for pesticides, heavy metals, fungicides and any other harmful substance to ensure their products are safe.  Shaklee users also report their children getting sick less often and for a shorter duration of time.

Here are just a few examples of how Shaklee children’s vitamins differ from other store bought vitamins:

 Biotin is one of the essential B vitamins. It is a very expensive ingredient for manufacturers and because of that is often left out or reduced to cut manufacturing costs. Shaklee supplements include 100% of the recommended daily amount of biotin.

Lactoferin is an immune boosting ingredient found in breast milk. Shaklee’s Incredivites are the only children’s multi-­‐vitamin containing Lactoferin.

Shaklee supplements are made from food and are used in our body just like food is. There are no synthetic chemicals, binders, fillers or anything else that can not be used by our body.

 Aspartame when ingested into our bodies is converted to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde can cause allergies, cancer, immune system failings and asthma.

Shaklee does 350 tests on each raw ingredient used in its products for pesticides, heavy metals, fungicides and any other harmful substance to ensure their products are safe.

 Our bodies do not recognize synthetic ingredients and are unable to use them. These ingredients are simply eliminated as our bodies way of protecting itself.

 The FDA does not distinguish between children and adults for the Recommended Daily Amount(RDA) of vitamins and minerals. Most supplement makers agree that there are some vitamins amounts that should be reduced for children because of their lower weight and smaller body mass.

To see more comparison on how they are different from other kids vitamins check this out:

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5th Day of Christmas….

Sugar and Spice and all things Nice….

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Increadivites:

The first chewable multivitamin in the U.S. to contain lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids.  Formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals.  No added artificial sweeteners or preservatives!

Mighty Smarts:

Add in some omega to support memory, concentration, mind skills, and promote healthy eyes and vision!  Scientifically formulated with a power-packed blast of 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA.  Essential brain-supporting nutrient!

The following nutrients are particularly effective for children who may be susceptible to viruses, colds and ear infections:

Probiotics:

Probiotics are especially important for a child who has ever been on  an antibiotic or steroid-based medications (common with asthma). These medications kill off much of these essential “friendly microbes” that live in the lower intestine.

Without adequate amounts of these microbes, research now shows the body is more susceptible to infection (especially sinus and upper respiratory )  because 70% of the immune system resides in the intestines.

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Buy both and receive $5 off your purchase!

Buy all 3 and get $10 off your purchase

To purchase go to : http://www.katieodom.myshaklee.com

All proceeds made will go towards Samaritans Purse!

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Losing Weight…..4th Day of Christmas

Recap on First Day of Christmas, Second Day, Third Day….All promotions still available.

All proceeds made during the 12 Days of Shaklee Christmas will be donated towards Samaritans Purse. 

Losing weight.  It’s hard to do…especially post-pregnancy weight.  I know for some women the pounds just melt off after they have a baby, but not for me.  Sigh!  I actually think nursing made me gain weight.  They often say some women hold unto that extra fat to help nourish your baby.  What is so hard about nursing is that you have to be careful not to do a crazy diet (which I never think is good) or exercise too much and compromise your milk supply.  For me, I was ALWAYS hungry!!  I would eat a big meal, go to nurse Malayna for the night, and be hungry again.  Honestly, pregnancy hunger is nowhere near the hunger I felt and still do feel nursing.  Sam is constantly amazed at how much and how often I have to eat!!  One thing I was not getting enough of was protein!  Every nursing mom needs lots of protein- for you and the baby.

When I started on Shaklee, everyone kept talking about how good the Cinch shakes tasted.  So I tried them and was amazed (for a protein drink) how yummy they were.  I then saw the label of all the vitamins and nutrients in them,  protein, and they had a special amino acid Leucine that helps you maintain your muscle, while burning fat.  Leucine is a muscle-building amino acid found in protein rich foods.

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I decided to give it a try…and Bam!  I have lost 7 lbs AND around 5 inches (10 inches total that I lost with working out)!  I didn’t lose a ton of weight, but I definitely did lose a lot of fat around my hips, thighs, etc.  My body has honestly never felt so muscular.  I am working out and trying to eat healthy as well, but the only thing I changed when I started to lose weight was I added in Cinch.  I also didn’t follow the plan which was 2 shakes or meals a day, but only stuck to one as a snack.  So I know if I followed the plan more rigorous I would have lost more weight.

In a recent clinical trial, Shaklee tested our proprietary formula enhanced with leucine. This leucine-enhanced nutrition program was shown to help retain 100% of lean muscle mass. People in the program lost fat, weight, and inches while retaining their lean muscle. Participates on average lost 15.4 pounds and 6.6 inches over 12 weeks.

Some of you have asked for my favorite recipe (for those who don’t just like regular shakes).  I love to blend….

-Handful of Spinach

-1/2 cup of almond milk

-Xanthan gum (I love my smoothies thick)

-Scoop of peanut butter

-Chocolate cinch!  My favorite, but many people love the Café Latte!

So the 4th Day of Shaklee Christmas brings you…..

Stay slim over the holidays and CINCH your waistline IN. Tempted to munch on sweets? Grab a chocolate cinch shake, powered by Leucine to help preserve muscle while you lose weight, power packed with protein to help you feel full. CINCH is also amazing for moms wanting to lose the post pregnancy weight (and totally safe for nursing)! Added bonus: its scrumptious taste! Start your New Year’s Resolution today—before the family photos!

Buy any Cinch Shake, get $5 off!*

Buy Cinch Starter Kit- Get Free Membership

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Day 3, 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Special (if you didn’t see the first or second day check it out!)

Vitalize yourself for the Holidays:

Interested in getting all the vitamins and nutrients from these foods in one convenient strip?

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After a landmark study, Shaklee developed Vitalizer—a vitamin strip packed with 80 nutrients. Energy, health, and more in a strip you can bring to your holiday festivities! Vitalizer not only comes packed to the brim with highly tested raw materials, a patent-pending, cutting-edge delivery system designed to improve absorption of key nutrients (ensuring the right nutrients get to the right place at the right time), but it also comes with a free Shaklee membership and an auto-ship discount! (Not just during the 12 days but always!)

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Try Vitalizer today, if you don’t feel better in 30 days you can get your money back!! 

If you want to try Vitalizer, I am offering $10 off your first purchase! 

This is definitely one of my favorite products.  It has helped my husband and I’s stomach a lot (from the probotics), give us more energy (B-complex), improve my allergies, and keep us healthy when a lot of people around us have been sick.  It is one of the best investments in our health. 

To read more why Shaklee supplements are different check out my blog post here.

Birth Story….one year ago

Warning I will be graphic in this post.  Stop reading now if you do not want to hear about Malayna’s delivery.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Alright lets be honest almost all my readers are women anyway and what women doesn’t love a good birth story!

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On Friday, December 2nd, during 8th hour I felt a tiny bit of what felt like a trickle down yonder, but the past few days I had some discharge and lost my mucus plug so I didn’t really know what was going on.  I went home that evening to spend my last night at home with just Sam and I, but I could feel a lot of pressure and I felt like labor was coming.  I can remember saying goodbye to one of my dearest friends at school telling her I think I may not be back on Monday.  I was hoping to be able to teach until December 2nd and sure enough I made itl!  May’s original due date was December 9th.  Everyone told me I would go late, so naturally, I went early.

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That night I had cramps off and on, and went to the bathroom and as I got up felt more discharge.   Mind you this was a very small amount and everyone always told me when your water breaks you will know!  Well no one told me your water could break a tiny bit.

Around 5am I was awake, as most women at the end of their pregnancy you can’t sleep!  I felt a little more cramps so I called into the hospital.  They told me they wanted to check me to see if my water broke, but that I could take my time.  So I decided to go downstairs and walk on the treadmill.

I knew walking helps progress labor and at the time my contractions didn’t hurt so I wanted to do anything possible to spend things along.  I ate a nice big breakfast, cleaned the house, took a long shower, and we headed out the door around 9:00am.  My hubs did not think I was in labor.  He was so anxious for May to come and didn’t want to get his hopes up.  I called my mom and sissy and told them I was off to the hospital, but it could all be false alarms.  How is a first time momma to know what labor feels like.  I thought I was having contractions, but again, had no idea.

Well I got admitted and they ran a test to see if my water broke, and sure enough it had broken and I was having contractions.  At the beginning they feel like a lot of pressure.

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The nurse began to get a little worried when she asked me when I thought my water broke.  Oh umm around 2pm YESTERDAY. If your water breaks for more than 24 hours they worry about possible infection.  They called the Doctor and she wanted to put me on an antibiotic and Pitocin.  Immediately I associated Pitocin with two things….an epidural and after that C-section.  I just had to trust the Doctor knew best and go with the flow.  My wonderful hubby asked for a portable Pitocin and antibiotic so I could spend the next two hours walking the floors.  Everytime I walked by the recovery section I was so jealous of the women already with their babies while each lap I had more and more contractions.  Every half an hour they kept upping my Pitocin and each half an hour it got progressively worse.  Then I stopped being able to walk anymore and just bounced on the yoga ball, roughly around 2-3pm.  My mom and sister eventually came.  They are two of the most encouraging and comforting people I know, and knew it would be helpful to have them in the room until I was ready to push.

Around 3-4pm, My contractions began to get unbearable- around every 30 seconds and I was starting to have really bad back labor….and then I hit my breaking point.   The tears began and I started saying the e work- EPIDURAL PLEASE!!!!  For me it kept feeling like I had to poop.  I just felt all this pressure and just wanted to get it out.  I think May was really far down because when the Doctor would check me she would tell me “she is right there!”  I was extremely blessed that I got my Doctor that I had known for years.  She was extremely encouraging and had really good bed side manner.  She always spent a lot of time with me during my appointments.

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I went into labor open minded.  I would have loved to have gone all natural, but I knew realistically that would be hard- especially with the unknown.  I look up to women who go natural but holy cow is labor hard, especially when you get Pitocin.

After the epidural set in, I felt like a new women.  I was at 5cm so I figured I still had a few hours.  Well they checked me after an hour and I went from a 5-9 in that short period of time.  My doctor came in saw may’s head and said “I was going to go to dinner, but I am staying put your having this baby fast!”

I was really nervous about pushing.  I just didn’t know what to expect.  I started pushing at 6:40pm.  It took me a good 20-30 minutes to get her past my pelvic bone.  The first nurse didn’t give me much instructions.  They switched nurses at 7pm and told us to wait on pushing.  Well I could feel each contraction and I wasn’t going to waste any- so I still pushed. For those who know Sam, he is a pretty quiet guy.  Well that night he encouraged and cheered me on like I have never seen. He was the best coach I could have asked for and I am so thankful to have him by my side.

I knew the baby wasn’t going to fly out.   The next nurse came in and lets just say she was quite the cheerleader.  She told me to put my chin down, and move my legs a certain way and I finally started making progress.  She could see a full head of hair and I was encouraged by knowing she was right there.  At 7:20pm she was born.

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I cried out of pure joy and relief that it was all over.  They laid her on me but she wasn’t crying very much so they took her away and once they laid her down she let out a big wail.  It was love at first sight and a true miracle to set eyes on my little Malayna Faith Odom. I am so blessed by her life and thank the good Lord for creating this beautiful, loving, silly, baby girl of mine.

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Born on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7:20pm.  She was 6lbs, 15 oz and 19.5 inches.  She had hair all over her body and was the most beautiful little girl.

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12 days of Christmas, Day Two

12 Days of Shaklee, Day 2

All proceeds made during the 12 days of Christmas will go towards Samaritans Purse.  Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  My goal is to help supply Emergency Relief Supply, Freshwater wells, and Help Stock a Fish pond towards those in need.

Recap on the 12 Day of Christmas click here

Make your season merry….

Everyone gets a little stressed over the holidays

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so try Stress Relief Complex—relieves stress in as little as 30 minutes, helps relax the body and mind, and promotes alertness while enhancing the body’s ability to adapt to everyday stress. Can also help you sleep and avoid stress related weight gain.

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Feeling tired from the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season?  Fuel your body with B-Complex, known as the “happy vitamins”. Sugar, alcohol, stress, and caffeine all destroy the B vitamins in our body.  B-Complex works to metabolism your food into energy, giving you some extra energy to get through the day.

A few interesting facts about B-Complex:

*The most important thing to remember is that ALL B VITAMINS should be taken together in “COMPLEX” form. (You can throw your metabolism off by taking an isolated B vitamin.)

*If a person is tired, irritable, nervous, depressed, or even suicidal-expect a vitamin B deficiency.

*People deficient in B vitamins quickly become anemic, are nervous, do not sleep well (insomnia), crave sweets, and have high cholesterol levels.

*Reduces/eliminates PMS symptoms.

*Extremely important to take before and during pregnancy as  it helps prevent birth defects in babies

Reduces/eliminates morning sickness.

Adding in B-complex has helped a lot with giving me extra energy…and we all know moms need some energy!

Not getting quality sleep? Gentle Sleep Complex contains Valerian Root. Valerian Root has been used for over a thousand years because it helps maintain a calm state, promotes relaxation, and is a natural means of promoting restful sleep (without the side effects of melatonin).

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*Buy all three and get free shipping*

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What makes Shaklee supplements different?