My name is Shizuka, but you can call me Shi (pronounced like "she"). My middle name is Christine. I'm Japanese, Filipina, Chinese and Spanish. I am of Samurai descent from my father's side. I'm happily married to my husband, Paul whom I've known since I was in Kindergarten and he was in the second grade. We have two beautiful daughters. I'm also an original member and president of Xtreme Vixens MC, an all female motorcycle organization.
Growing up I was very active and fit. I never really had weight issues till after college when I focused on my career. I was so caught up in the grind and serving the company's needs that I had not thought about exercising or eating well. I took advantage of my fast metabolism and still ate like I was actively playing sports (I played softball competitively for 13 years) even though I had a fairly sedentary job. I gained a normal amount of weight with my first pregnancy and was steadily losing. When I started on the birth control my doctor recommended, I noticed it became harder to shed the weight. Then I started working at Google thereafter and I blew back up to my delivery weight. Having FREE gourmet meals available to me breakfast, lunch AND dinner along with decadent desserts and snacks were dangerous. I ate to my heart's content. Good for the soul but bad for my waistline. I let the weight gain affect my confidence. I even avoided certain functions like my high school reunion because I was so embarrassed. I felt defeated and stuck.
Then I found It Works!
One day I was scrolling on Instagram and I came across information on the crazy wrap. I started looking up before and after photos and I became so intrigued. I started looking for distributors. I found Johanna from New York who presented herself so professionally on IG that I asked to join her team. It was the best decision ever. Although she moved on from the company I am grateful to her because she was very welcoming, supportive, and kind. I tried the wraps that came with my business kit and I was completely blown away! I saw impressive results after the first wrap and shrank significantly more after the fourth. My prego looking belly was finally going away! My coworkers noticed and complimented me. They asked what the heck was I doing to get results so fast? The wraps gave me new life and motivation to work on my health again. I started working out and eating healthy. I also used It Works! supplements, Greens, ProFIT. I use Fat Fighters for when I overindulged. I didn't change drastically or go on an insane diet. Day by day I made better decisions and worked on being consistent. Everyday is a conscious effort to remain consistent and persistent. The products are excellent tools for aiding my healthier lifestyle.
I just had my second daughter on 5/31/16 and I can tell my healthy habits helped me bounce back faster. I didn't gain much weight during the pregnancy and I returned to the weight I was at right before I became pregnant with her. Now I am working towards returning to my weight from before my first child, regain muscle and my strength.
My own progress and results confirmed for me that I found the right company for my personal and financial health. I admit I had been with other businesses but I wasn't as enthusiastic about the company or the products like I am with It Works! I finally feel at home. I am with a company with products that really work and I can help change people's health and wealth through It Works! I'm passionate and excited every day to be working on my business and finding people to share with because helping people is the most rewarding feeling.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
I'm working on my health and building my dream career with IWG and helping others do the same!