Aug 22, 2011
Joshua Edwards Becomes the Latest Distributor to Lose 100 Pounds on MonaVie RVL
It is a hot summer day in Traer, Iowa, and Joshua Edwards is strapping on his rollerblades. There was a time not too long ago when Joshua would've been too embarrassed to leave the house with his rollerblades on, ashamed of the looks and the whispers as strangers caught a glimpse of the 340-pound man glide by. That was then. Today is different, and so is Joshua both on the outside and inside after nine solid months of hard work on the MonaVie RVL program.
Two injuries to the same leg within a year's time and then hyper-extending a tendon in his elbow the following spring was all it took to set Joshua on a potentially deadly path of obesity six years ago.
"Ever since gaining the weight, I've tried everything and then some in order to lose it," Joshua says. "It didn't matter to me if the products came with warnings, negative side effects, or ingredients that weren't good for my body. If it would make me lose weight, I was doing it. Many times I'd 'succeed' by losing 20–40 pounds, but I'd gain it all back within weeks or months."
When Josh was introduced to MonaVie in July of 2010, he saw it as a great way to help him live healthier as well as make some extra money. But, it was three words he heard from MonaVie President of North America Sales Jeff Graham at a MonaVie event that changed his life.
"When I heard Jeff say 'weight management system,' I got really excited," Joshua remembers. "At the age of 21, I just couldn't stand myself. It was time to change something!"
A breakfast shake, a lunch shake, snack bars and a dietary supplement in between, virtually anything he chooses for dinner, and lots of exercise—that's the daily MonaVie RVL program that Joshua says has helped him lose 105 pounds. He says that of all the weight-loss programs he's tried, MonaVie RVL has been the easiest, best tasting, and most effective.
"I absolutely love and swear by MonaVie RVL," Joshua says. "I wish it had been around six years ago when I started doing everything that had anything to do with weight loss. Going forward, I'm focused on losing another 40 to 50 pounds, maintaining it with RVL, and becoming a solid Gold Executive by the end of the year."
Get a Little Uncomfortable
Joshua says he is also going to help others dream like he has and do things they may never have thought possible. The secret, he says, is they just need to be willing to make a little sacrifice.
"If you follow the program, get a little uncomfortable by doing workouts, and not let other people's views—or what you think they'll say—weigh you down, you can do anything you set your mind to," Joshua says.
On this day, the 22-year-old has his mind set on getting his daily workout in. Before he goes, he reflects on how much has changed since he began his MonaVie journey.
"Because of MonaVie RVL, I'm living a more meaningful life," he says. "I'm no longer embarrassed to go out in public. I enjoy jogging, walking, biking, and rollerblading; and, I don't care if people see me working out. So many people want to lose weight, and they ask me how I'm doing it. I tell them, and they get on the product. Some even go on to build the business. I'm Joshua Edwards. I'm all in for life. And, I am MonaVie!"