Updated: Sep 27, 2017
August 22, 2017
Let’s face it, food just isn’t what it used to be. A pepper from 100 years ago had way more nutrition than even an organically grown pepper today. We place a great demand on soil and it just can’t keep up with nutrient supply. Modern agriculture has necessitated dietary supplementation. As if that isn’t already a bummer, to top it off, the high-quality supplements that don’t just end up in our sewers cost a fortune. So how can you do right by your health when on a strict budget? Creativity, research, and determination. I hope I can save you some of the time commitment and share how I have been able to supplement my health on a suffocating budget.
Everyone needs a starting point so I wrote down some criteria of what I wanted as far as supplementing my diet went.
I wanted to find a trusted Company that has incredibly strict standards, unbelievable purity, and provides access to wholesale pricing, an amazing rewards program and promotions. I also wanted to have a one-stop shopping kind of experience. It’s already overwhelming enough to have to manage cycling through 5 different grocery stores to save on our food budget. I needed something where I could get everything I needed all in one place. I was a little doubtful that I could find something like this, but I threw it out to the Universe hoping that the whole Law of Attraction thing would take over, and BAM! There it was! A company that met ALL of these standards just fell into my lap. It happened on accident. It’s actually an amazing story that I tell often, but to save on time and space, I am going to have to leave you in suspense.
I realized that I would need to make a small investment up front to gain access to all that splendor, so I saved up for about 2 months and bit the bullet. Since I took the leap, my health has completely turned around. COMPLETELY. I am still discovering new things every day that improve my health, whether it be new uses for things I already have, or completely new products.
All right, I know, cut the crap, get to the chase, who did you find and what did you get?
The company I found was Young Living Essential Oils. I started with what’s called a “Premier Starter Kit” that has 12 of the most popular Essential Oils as well as samples of other products. I picked one oil at a time for one use at a time to prevent myself from getting overwhelmed. It was not long before I started getting their supplements, household products, personal products, supplements, etc. I have, at this point, made Young Living my lifestyle. I am so grateful to this company. I want to share them with the world in the hopes that others can see the same results I have.
So missy poor pants, how the heck did you get this stuff to fit into your budget? Other than the initial investment, which required some planning and saving, after about a month and a half I started running out of products, so I got on the rewards program and immediately started earning points back every month. They also threw in free bottles of oils to try out. I also told some friends about the company and they did the same. Within a couple months I was earning back everything I spent. So, basically I get all of my stuff for free! It takes some finesse and planning in the beginning, but everyone who knows me knows, when I want something, I figure out how to get it for free, or next to nothing.
If you are interested in starting your health journey, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I want to share with others and help them find ways to stay healthy on a budget. It’s so hard when you don’t have a lot of money. Trust me, I KNOW! It was not that long ago where we had to figure out how to live off of $1500 a month, sometimes less! And that’s for two people! You don’t have to put your health on the back burner. Yes, it takes a little sacrifice and planning, but it is SO worth it when you realize how much better you feel.
I promised to keep my posts short, so I will continue divulging my experiences with staying healthy on a budget in future posts. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@lisalhester) In the meantime, I will leave you with this incredibly delicious carrot cake recipe. Even though it takes like its going to show up on your hips. not to fear, this cake is totally guilt free :)