Sommer Poquette’s Cinch® transformation story
This post was written by Sommer Poquette of Green & Clean Mom. Sommer is a Shaklee Distributor and a social media consultant. As a consultant, she led Shaklee Corporation’s Team #Cinchspiration and Shaklee 180™ blogger campaigns.
I’m 34 years old and, for the past 20 years, I’ve been trying to lose weight—yes, this means since I was 14 years old. Sad but true. I’ve always heard people say I was “big boned” because of my height (5-foot-11), but really my bones aren’t big; I have always just been overweight. I shouldn’t say “always” because the fact of the matter is I’ve been a very successful yo-yo dieter. I could lose 10 pounds or even 60 pounds with national programs, over-the-counter programs, and fad diets, but each time I lost the weight I’d gain it back and then some. I never understood that I was losing weight the unhealthy way by losing my muscle, which I need to burn calories and have a healthy metabolism.
When I started as a consultant for the Shaklee Corporation in July 2011 and saw pictures of myself with Roger Barnett, I was ashamed. I had really let myself go. I needed to make a real change in my life. Everything happens for a reason, and part of what I’m doing now is to introduce women in the blogosphere to the Cinch® product line. Except how could I do this if I was not having success with the program—or even using the program—and if I could not tell my peers firsthand about the product line?
In September 2011 I began using Cinch on my own to see if I could really lose inches and weight. I followed the program, I ate healthier, I worked out for the first time ever, and over the course of 10 months I’ve had tremendous success. I’m healthier than I’ve ever been in my life, and this time I’ve done it the right way with the number one natural nutritional company in the U.S.! I’m down 40 pounds and 29 inches* and the hills that used to cause me to stop and breathe deeply I can now run up—maybe even twice! I feel better, and my BMI is now in the normal range. My complete transformation story can be found here.
Like I said, everything happens for a reason. Years ago when I watched Roger and Sloan tell the story about their son having asthma on The Oprah Winfrey Show, it was meant to be. I switched my household to green and safe cleaners and never looked back. I had a true Get Clean® testimonial to give, and thus my Shaklee business took off. I took a different career path that led me to full-time blogging, social media consulting, and public speaking, and I authored a children’s book. But today, I’m back with Shaklee in a different capacity and healthier than I’ve ever been. I do not believe it is a coincidence.
*Results not typical. In a preliminary clinical study of the Cinch® Inch Loss Plan, participants on average lost 15.4 pounds and 6.6 inches over 12 weeks. Sommer is a Shaklee Distributor.