My Journey to 100 Days to Amazing-52


Today’s tip for Amazingness:

The Death of a Ghost

 Every Wednesday night I go to a meeting for our Shaklee team where we learn about nutrition and health, the latest science breakthroughs regarding health, fitness, and wellness and the science behind our products.  It is a great time of fun and friendship as well, but last night there was an intervention, though the speaker didn’t know it.  Last night they targeted food dyes and other additives to our foods.  Sadly the speaker held up a certain ghostly cereal box.  Noooooo, la, la, la,laaaaaa.  I want to remain ignorant! Sigh, not my cereal!
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When fall comes there are 2 things I look forward to, the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and this lovely ghostly cereal that only comes out near Halloween.  I love the day when I turn the corner and there it is, not just on the cereal aisle, but usually on its own special display of three ghouly, monsterly boxes each in its own color!  MMmmmmMMMmm and I love it.  That crunchy cereal and the sweet little “marshmallows”  and the blue milk at the end! Yes, I throw nutrition to the wind and I tell myself the milk is blue because it is full of berry juice and marshmallows are a plant and plant based diets are good, right?!!  I mean it is whole grain right?!   But, no more! My Shaklee team reminded me of what I know to be true-what we eat matters.  Tonight my ghost died.  It was exorcised with the silver bullet of nutritional truth-OK, I know you can’t kill a ghost and silver bullets are for his friend in the other box, but work with me I’m mourning.  One always mixes metaphors when mourning.
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The concerns for this cereal were the poor nutritional value with almost 30% of the calories coming from sugar as well as the food dyes and BHT with known health risks regarding each. is a great resource to check out the healthfulness of your food items as well as cosmetics. EWG rates on a number scale and a red, yellow, green scale to make it easy to see where things fall.  I plugged in my beloved cereal and on a scale of 1-10 it rates an 8 or an orangey red! Um, noooo don’t cheer, 8 is bad, sigh; 1 is good!  The wisest thing is to read your labels and choose labels with the fewest, most natural ingredients. My cereal doesn’t quite meet my goals for what I think is best for me.
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Oh, my blue friend you will be missed, but I love myself enough to be careful what I put in my body because I want my healthspan to match my lifespan as closely as possible, so we must part ways.  You my friend are dead to me!
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To learn about the dangers of BHT and food dyes as well as other ingredients visit  If they don’t have your brand try entering the ingredients individually to see how they fare.
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P.S.  In all fairness, the company who made my lovely cereal has made improvements over the years, the ingredient list had more harmful ingredients in the past, and I believe they are making strides to continue to improve.  Read those boxes and let them know what you’d like to see in your food, they may just listen.  Your voice matters.


My journey to amazing:

My Shaklee Life: My husband and I love having a Shaklee business. We enjoy the income it brings in, but more than that we really love the fact that every day I get to help someone else be healthier and help them be their best version of themselves. We love what Shaklee means to the environment and community as well!  In our journey to amazing I – Lisa intend to grow my business and help more people and have fun in the process. If you’d like to learn more about Shaklee email us at

“Like” My Shaklee Life Facebook page and learn health and fitness tips as well as more about Shaklee.

My Life of Well Being: It is my determination to be more fit, and develop healthy holistic attitudes towards my health and my body.  I choose to do this through education, exercise, caring for myself, and healthy eating and Shaklee.

Here is my Shaklee 180 fitness plan.  If you you’d like to join me ask me about becoming a member and having access to the 180 fitness plan, meal plans and nutrition guides.

Every morning I drink a Life Shake and take a Life Strip- Strip and Shake!

My 180 Fitness Program:

Monday & Thursday: Upper

Tuesday & Friday: Core

Wednesday & Saturday: Lower

I also add in Yoga and Tai Chi and Dolphin Pushups -oof and walking!

What is 180?  Take a look at this video, but take note that the 180 shake has been upgraded and improved to the new Life Shake.

What motivates you? Reply and share your motivating tricks and tips.


I would love it if you would join my team either as a customer or a business builder! Here is a short video about the Shaklee Opportunity and please visit my website at

 100 Days to Amazing!  You can do amazing things. I believe you can; you believe you can too!

What the 100 Days is about:

I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried?  I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual!  What could I do in 100 days? This blog is a journey, an exercise in learning ways to be the best me, I can be and to help you be the best you, you can be while I’m at it!

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

All photography is by me. Feel free to share, but I ask that you credit the photo to my Lisa Wright Burbach.  To see more of my photos visit my flickr site and Instagram listed to the right.  I also have some photography on Pinterest.


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