If you recall, back in February I found out that I was selected to be part of the Shaklee180 Blogger program. It was very exciting, and I couldn’t wait to get started. Unfortunately, I’ve been a huge failure this first month. I got my stuff a little late, which shouldn’t have been a big deal, but it turns out March was just not meant to be “start a new diet month.” I tried, I really did! But first Sal ended up in the hospital for a week and I was there every day, so I kind of ignored my own plans to eat healthier and instead ate quick junk in the hospital cafeteria. Seriously, it’s a hospital, you’d think they’d serve healthier food! I did remember to take my meal bar with me a few times, so I had a couple of good days.

Excuses, Excuses

As soon as he got out and recovered, I started my seasonal job managing the Easter Bunny photo set in my local mall, which was situated right next to the food court. You can see where that’s going right? I failed miserably at resisting the convenience of mall food and I actually gained weight this month.

The thing that ticks me off the most about the whole thing is that Shaklee180 is a pretty convenient program. All I had to do was take the meal bars with me to work and I would have been fine. My inability to stick to the diet was all my own fault, my own lack of motivation this month, and my own excuses for not sticking to it.

Turning my failure into motivation

So what do I do from here? I seriously want to cry while I’m writing this, because I feel like I not only let myself down, but Shaklee as well. After all, I was chosen as one of 90 people out of over 400 applications, and this is the thanks I give them? I’m reading the posts from all the other bloggers in the program, and they’re talking about how well they are already doing. They have reason to be proud of themselves! They dove in and did what they were supposed to do. They rock! Me, not so much.

Here’s the thing though- I figure there are others out there who try to start a new plan and fail miserably the first time around too. I mean, I can’t be the only one, right? So rather than crying into my smoothie and throwing in the towel, I’m going to take this month as a learning experience and rededicate myself to making the plan work for me. I want to show all of you that a bad month does not have to equal a bad year, and that you can recover from what you perceive as a failure and turn it into motivation.

I will follow the directions and do the Shaklee180 Turnaround Plan as it is meant to be done. I’ll start exercising more too. I have a dog who needs to get in shape, so I’ll take him for walks throughout my very hilly development. April will be a better month, and by this time next month I’ll be able to share some great results with you. As Yoda says, there is no try, only do or do not (or something like that), so I’ll stop trying and start doing. Wish me luck!


This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.