A few years ago, Melissa Stokes and her husband were struggling financially, barely able to pay their bills. In addition, Melissa was struggling personally, with low self-esteem and uncertainty that began to affect her job and her personal life.
“My ability to handle life was gone,” Melissa said.
Eventually, she hit a point where she knew she needed to make a change.
Finding Herself Again
Melissa saw a friend posting on social media about her own transformation, and the two decided to meet for coffee. Her friend shared Isagenix with her, and after some thought and reluctance, Melissa decided to give the Isagenix products a try.
A few days into it, she knew something was different. “I started to feel like Melissa again,” she said.
When her husband saw the change in her, he encouraged her to stay on the products. “He said to me, ‘I have my wife back,’” she said. “That meant so much to me.”
No Quick Fixes
Once Melissa started to see results from the products, she enrolled in the IsaBody Challenge®, originally motivated by the $200 product voucher. She enjoyed the lifestyle Isagenix and IsaBody™ offered, and wanted to continue to transform, but never really thought she could become a Finalist. It wasn’t until a friend made an inspiring and motivating comment on social media that Melissa thought to herself, “Maybe I can do this.”
She set a goal, reached out to people for tips and advice, and upped the protein in her diet. Then, after months and months of hard work, Melissa received the phone call announcing that she was a 2018 Finalist.
While she is in great shape today, releasing over 60 pounds total,* Melissa’s road to IsaBody™ Finalist was not quick or easy. She overcame obstacles, and mentally pushed herself more than ever before. She became laser focused on her goal, refusing to let the internal demons from her past creep back up.
Melissa is now crushing her personal goals at the gym, and says she is no longer the woman she was before, who would have been hiding in the corner instead of putting herself out there.
She is making waves with her Isagenix business, and since becoming Finalist, more and more people are reaching out to her, and she is sharing Isagenix with them. This has proven to Melissa that her belief in the Challenge has paid off in more ways than one. She also loves that her Isagenix income can help with the family finances.
Focusing on the Future
Today, Melissa makes the products the foundation of her nutrition, regularly using Ionix® Supreme, IsaPro®, and AMPED™ protein bars. She hopes that Isagenix will be part of her life forever, and is incredibly grateful for her transformation. Looking ahead to her future, Melissa is going to school to become a certified personal trainer, and wants to focus on lifting others up so they can feel as good as she does, especially women.
“I want to change lives by inspiring and providing hope,” she said. “I want to help other women; that’s really where my passion is.”
*Results not typical. Weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences of Isagenix Customers and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup. In a two-phase study performed from 2015-2016 by Skidmore College in New York, researchers evaluated use of Isagenix products for weight loss. As part of the weight-loss phase, the participants took part in a calorie-controlled regimen of Shake Days and one Cleanse Day per week and lost an average of 24 pounds after 12 weeks. View the study results.