I am originally from Australia, but I’ve lived in Canada now for 10 years. My background was corporate retail, after losing my mum suddenly to heart disease a few years back I decided I needed to drastically change my life. I had suffered for years with depression and anxiety in my career, I was stressed out, overworked, unhappy, and unfulfilled.

Pre-Zija, physically, I was severely overweight for my size; at the highest point, I was 165 lbs. I would wear baggy clothes, avoid going out, and hated shopping. I had always had a petite frame and my weight has fluctuated my entire life, but this was the heaviest I had ever been. Emotionally, I was uncomfortable in my body, ashamed of how I looked, and some days I would struggle to get out of bed as a result of all of this.

The turning point was when I attended my first Zija Summit in September 2016. This was my second network marketing company, and I had taken a huge break between the two. My leaders had suggested I attend to reignite my passion for the business and why I started. Thank goodness she did—this was THE turning point in my life for where I am today. Seeing all of the amazing testimonials, I realized I hadn’t fully committed to getting started, and I needed to build my own belief not just in my products, but in myself. After that Summit event, I came home and ordered SuperMix, Plant Protein, XM3, and Premium Tea and began right away. In the following few months, right before Christmas (and even over the holidays maintained!), I lost 37 lbs! I have never felt better, I LOVE my body again—I can’t believe how good it feels to enjoy putting on clothes every morning and stepping out into the world!

Zija products (when I committed) made this kind of weight loss and maintenance, so easy! For me, it is really about the convenience—fast, simple and tastes amazing. I will never go a day without my Zija again!

During this transformation, I began sharing before and after photos, and my business took off. I was enrolling new customers all over the place, attracted some amazing leaders, and rebuilt my confidence in the process. This physical transformation created a mental transformation—from the inside out!