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Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 28, 2011

Learn How to Take Your Business to the Next Level on the December Organizational Call!

MonaVie invites you to participate in the North America Organizational Call on Monday, December 5, at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time). MonaVie President of North America Sales Jeff Graham will be joined by special guests from corporate and the distributor field, as they share their vision for MonaVie in North America through success stories, business-building tips, and major announcements. You won't have a more inspiring or productive 30 minutes all week!

To join the call, dial one of the numbers below on Monday at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time).

USA & Territories, Canada
1-866-221-6640
1-877-272-5573
1-866-787-8295
1-866-352-4928 (PIN: 4928#)

International
1-904-596-2373 (PIN: 7878295#)

To check out the webcast portion of the call, click here.

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kyle Kilman Loses 264 Pounds and Counting on MonaVie RVL!

An injury at the workplace resulted in the removal of Kyle Kilman's right fibula, and a consequent post-op infection led to him developing lymphedema in both thighs. Over the ensuing months, Kyle more than doubled in weight and suffered a bout with depression. Then, a friend introduced him to MonaVie RVL. Here's what Kyle had to say about his journey…

"At the time of my injury, I was 260 pounds. The complications of my surgeries made me home- and wheelchair-bound, and nothing I was used to doing was any longer possible. Everything I had passion for in life was no longer possible. It's sad to say but I was just waiting to die.

"When I got my hands on MonaVie RVL, I followed the program with exactness. To my surprise, I have had amazing results! I find the shakes and snacks bars to be very enjoyable and great tasting. I am losing weight, and I'm able to keep it off. I currently weigh 302 pounds and getting closer and closer to my goal weight of 248 pounds.

"The MonaVie RVL program has not been difficult at all. You will hit some plateaus, but don't get discouraged. Just stick to the program and you will soon find great success. When I wake up in the morning, I have a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, a MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement, and then a delicious MonaVie RVL shake.

"At noon, I have half a snack bar, a bottle of water, another supplement, and another RVL shake. Throughout the afternoon, I drink at least six bottles of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, and the other half of my snack bar. For dinner, I have a healthy meal with four ounces of MonaVie Active and more water. Since May 1, 2011, I have lost 264 pounds!

"As I mentioned before, at my highest weight and depression I could no longer pursue my passions in life. Now, I am able to walk again and go fishing in Alaska. This fall, I went elk hunting and was able to walk more in eight days than I have in a very long time. MonaVie RVL has given me a purpose to live and the ability to enjoy my life again.

"I encourage others who are battling with their weight to never, never give up. If I can change even one person's life, I would consider that a success. Remember, MonaVie RVL is not a diet. Diets do not work. MonaVie RVL is a life-changing program, and it works! If anyone out there needs encouragement or has questions, I will try and make myself available."

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 28, 2011

Good Morning America Features Touching Story of MonaVie Distributor Sean LaVau and Father David

On the Friday (November 25, 2011) edition of ABC's Good Morning America, MonaVie distributor Sean LaVau was featured along with his father, David, and the entire family, as they told their incredible story of survival and devotion.

View the Good Morning America segment.

"David Lavau was driving down a desolate stretch of narrow California mountain road when he saw two bright lights coming towards him and he swerved." Read more.

Nov 23, 2011

The Tonight Show Features MonaVie Distributor Sean LaVau

MonaVie distributor Sean LaVau and his father, David, told their extraordinary story of survival and devotion to Jay Leno on NBC's The Tonight Show, Monday, November 21.

View The Tonight Show segment featuring Sean and David LaVau here:
Part 1
Part 2

Nov 22, 2011

Think Black Friday and Cyber Monday Have the Cheapest Prices? Think Again!

MonaVie Perks gives you exceptional discounts on the good stuff right now, so why wait until Friday or Monday to shop?

The only rational explanation for lining up outside the mall before the sun rises and putting up with giant crowds is:

  1. You just love the crazed, festival-like atmosphere.
  2. You assume Black Friday gives you the best chance of buying holiday gifts at the cheapest prices.
  3. You want to sit behind the computer even more on Cyber Monday than you would on a regular work day.

But often, the most amazing, door buster–type deals feature goods that are cheap not only in price, but in quality as well.

So get the good stuff with MonaVie Perks right now. Don’t delay. Beat everyone to your favorite stores like Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Aeropostale, and many more!

View special message from MonaVie CMO Jeff Cohen.

If you have not yet signed up for MonaVie Perks, what are you waiting for? Sign up today in your Virtual Office.

Nov 21, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Firefighter Regains Fire Within After Debilitating Accident

Beginning March 10, 2011, life as Rob and Jennifer Hudnet knew it would never be the same.

A Baltimore Washington International Airport firefighter, Rob was involved in a disastrous accident at a loading dock. A freight of supplies came down on and crushed his right foot; and, though surgeons worked for hours to mitigate the damage, the gruesome mishap left Rob without his first three toes.

The injury forced Rob out of work—he had been working full time as a firefighter and as an ambulance driver—and landed him on workers' compensation, which restricts him from earning income outside of the money he receives from disability. The snowball kept rolling, as he was unable to achieve any standard of independence during a less-than-smooth recovery and rehabilitation. Rob's wife, Jennifer, would have to quit her part-time job at a doctor's office to take care of him and their daughter, who was 10 months old at the time.

"This is when everything really started to get hard and really get us depressed," Rob recalls. "We lost over half of our income, and we were facing the possibility of losing our house."

Off and Running
It was at a local car show that Rob and Jennifer were first introduced to MonaVie. The couple attended the event as a favor to a family friend, Greg Weller, who set up a tent at the show to promote MonaVie and the MORE Project. There, they met Bob Pirrello and received a MonaVie RVL 3-Day Sample Pack.

Combined with his extensive workout program through ongoing physical therapy, Rob lost more than six pounds during his MonaVie RVL trial run. He then got on the phone with Greg.

"What do I need to do to stay on this product," Rob asked.

Greg drove to Rob and Jennifer's place that night and brought a month's supply of MonaVie RVL. Greg enrolled the Hudnets and even paid for their first order, as he knew they had fallen on hard times.

"Jen and I just sat there in shock because we didn't really know Greg that well at the time,"
Rob says. "We had only met him a few times through my dad. But, because of his generosity we were off and running."

Taking a Chance
The generosity of family and friends has been a common theme throughout this journey for Rob and Jennifer. With the help of charitable loved ones, they were able to make their house payment when they were the most down on their luck. And, when their first AutoShip payment came due, they weren't sure they could make it. It was around that time that Bob and his wife, Stacey, called to ask if there was anything they could do to help the Hudnets.

"I told them that I love the product," Rob says. "I just needed to be able to build the business so I could stay on the product."

The Pirrellos thought about it and came up with a rather creative way to help Rob and Jen remain on AutoShip. On their weekly conference call with their team, Bob and Stacey offered one hundred dollars to the first 10 distributorships who enrolled two new people on AutoShip. Rob and Jen held a tasting party that same week and enrolled Rob's dad. During a one-on-one with their neighbor, they enrolled their second person of the week.

The prize money helped Rob and Jennifer gather enough earnings to remain active on AutoShip. And, the chance that the Pirrellos took on the Hudnets has proven to pay off, as Rob and Jennifer are now Star 500s who hold tasting parties every week with the support of their upline. Their goal is to become Bronze Executives by the end of November.

"We have many goals to hit in this company," Rob says, "and we're so excited to reach them."

Recovery
When Rob started his MonaVie RVL program, he weighed 224 pounds, was out of work, enduring grueling rehabilitation, and falling deeper into a devastating depression. Today, he is 27 pounds lighter and has come a long way since discovering he would have to relearn how to manage his everyday life as he lay in the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

"MonaVie has changed my life and given us something to look forward to as a family," Rob says. "The best part of my program is that it's a strength-building program with the goal of getting me back to work. I'm not at the final weight I want to be at, but I am at a point where I am no longer depressed and can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Nov 21, 2011

MonaVie's Corporate Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, a United States holiday, MonaVie's corporate offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. This includes MonaVie Support and all product pickup centers in the United States.

You will still be able to order products online through your Virtual Office. Enjoy the holiday!

Nov 21, 2011

Coming Soon—RVL Holiday Specials!

What do delicious RVL holiday recipes, an all-new RVL flavor, and MonaVie 2.0 have in common? Find out on Thursday, December 1, when we unveil our RVL Holiday Specials!* In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of what's to come…

  • Peppermint Holiday Shake
  • Dreamsicle Shake
  • RVL Strawberry Cheeseshake
  • The Perfect Holiday Eggnog
  • Apple Pie Shake
  • Strawberry Blast
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

* Holiday specials available in the U.S. and Canada only. Not available for purchase on AutoShip.

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