Our lives are in constant motion- so how do we become so sedentary? Even as a busy mom, I fall victim to sitting. I enjoy being active, but it's easy to fall into the trap of a sedentary lifestyle. I have a ton of excuses- I have to sit down to work, i.e.: type, return e-mails and so on, when my husband comes home from work, he just wants to chill and watch television, and I'm downright exhausted by the end of the day. Making simple shifts in my everyday choices and routine, however, can have a big impact on my life, and the same goes for you!
A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail invitation to take a look at The Shift, by Tory Johnson. The name sounded really familiar- like, I know her... why do I know her? You probably know Tory, too- she's the gal we love to see on ABC's Good Morning America, when she brings viewers the best Weekly Deals and Steals! As I read on, I saw that Tory was releasing a book, The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life. I never even realized that Tory was ever a larger lady (she looks great!), but she was... and she didn't wear dresses for twenty years! She even wore a pantsuit to her own wedding! After ABC execs told her that they wanted to send her to a stylist, because they didn't think her clothes were flattering, she had a serious wake-up call, and her journey began.
Tory's story is truly inspirational. She lost over 60 lbs in one year, and now she's sharing her journey with the entire nation! Tory has just released her new book, and she's touring the country to share her story!
Tory- before and after.
Tory- before and after.
“I finally recognized that what I put in my head is much more powerful than what I put in my mouth,” she says. (From Tory's website)
Tory has even put together a Shift Kit, which I was lucky enough to be able to review. I was so excited to see what would be included in this positive-thinking kit, geared toward everyday life. Tory is always sharing the best of the best when she presents Deals and Steals on GMA, so I knew the Shift Kit was going to be pretty fabulous.
Shift Kit is here! Let's see what goodness awaits...
Whoa, baby! Lots and lots of goodies!
The Shift Kit was curated by Tory, so she has hand picked all of these fabulous gifts and samples, because they're things she loves and believes in. The Shift Kit included all sorts of fantastic items, like Food Should Taste Good chips, Hail Merry Gluten Free Macaroons, Somersault Snacks, RUME Reusable Tote, Crest 3D White Toothpaste, GO Smile Whitening Pen, a Colonial Candle, a Shift Journal, and more!
I couldn't wait to try a few of these snacks and other products, too!
My Favorite item in the Shift Kit was this beautiful Sterling Sliver Single Wrap Bracelet from LuLu Dharma, which retails for $69.00! LuLu Dharma means 'The natural law of beauty and purpose,' so they use natural materials and precious metals to create beautiful jewelry.
My LuLu Dharma Bracelet- I have been wearing it a lot- I love it!
Also in the Shift Kit- Positivity Notes from Lifetherapy, which are inspirational reminders.
GO Smile Pen
The GO Smile Brush Tip Pen is another favorite, because I can whiten anytime, and anywhere I please! Coffee lovers, this is a must-have product, if you have coffee stains on your teeth, like I do! This pen retails for around $22.00.
Tory also included a SHIFT Journal, which is a daily journal, filled with encouraging notes, and daily reminders: Are you drinking enough water, getting enough sleep? Did you have a small daily victory? And don't forget- tomorrow is a NEW day!
I am going to start writing down what I've eaten during the day to take a look back on my eating habits and then see how that impacts how I look and feel.
I had never heard of Hail Merry Macaroons, but I couldn't wait to try them!
At snack time, instead of reaching for a peanut butter cup, I had one of these delicious Gluten Free, Vegan Certified Macaroons from Hail Merry. My sweet craving was satisfied, and I felt like going for a walk right afterward!
Whether you're wanting to make a big or even little Shift in your life, Tory's story and book are both incredibly inspiring! The Shift Kit contains lots of little things that can really help us change our habits, our attitudes and our lives. I can't wait to download and read The Shift. Tory's positivity is empowering, and together, we can make small changes that bring about positive results.
Want It? Buy It!
Are you ready to make The Shift? Head on over to Tory's website: Shift with Tory, to read more about her story, catch a few Shift Bits, or to see Tory's live event schedule! You can also keep up with Tory Johnson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
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One lucky MBP reader will win their very own SHIFT KIT, curated by Tory Johnson, just like the one I received for review. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.
Special thanks to Tory and her team for allowing us to experience the Shift, and encouraging us to make small shifts, too!