My Journey With Ensure Enlive is sponsored by Abbott and their Ensure Program. I have received compensation for my time and all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
What will make you take charge of your life? Sometimes it is a small thing, but most often it is a catastrophic event. Five years ago my youngest daughter, Meredith, died unexpectedly. At age 23 and fresh out of college, she was just starting her adult life. At age 58, I now thought my life was over. It has been a long road back to a “new normal” way of life for me and my other daughter, Mariah. Deciding to be happy in the face of grief was a step that came slowly. Deciding to be healthy and active began with my journey a few months ago.
My Journey With Ensure Enlive
Before Meredith died, I was an avid runner. The half marathon was my distance of choice. I was lean and fast and loved running every day. But grief drained all of my energy and all of my motivation. My physical condition as well as my emotional well-being were no longer of any importance to me. My muscle tone deteriorated rapidly and I lived in a place of infinite tears. Fortunately my first grandchild, Weston, who was 6 months old at the time, brought some sunshine into the darkness. I knew I had to be there for him.
So I started coming back to life after a few years and now I know that Meredith wants me to be happy and live a long and active life. So I am taking steps to do just that.
Getting back into running proved to be too much for my body, so I had to find a different outlet to keep my muscles toned and in tip-top shape. I joined the local gym and started doing some weight lifting (low weights and high reps). I started walking on the treadmill at the gym and also walking around my neighborhood every day. I have made many new friends and really enjoy all the exercise. A new focus on my nutritional needs was also a change that I had to make. Eating a more balanced diet was a great learning experience for my whole family. One major part of this change was incorporating Ensure Enlive twice a day.
Ensure Enlive is a new, advanced nutrition drink that helps adults over 50 get the key ingredients they need to help maintain muscle mass so they can always be the person they want to be, no matter their age! Ensure Enlive contains 20 grams of protein and the unique ingredient HMB. These two ingredients work together to give older adults the strength and energy to continue living a healthy, active life. You just have to add the drive and the motivation. Just two servings a day can help you achieve the following:
- Regain strength and energy
- Remain active and independent
- Maintain lean body mass for strength and mobility
- Support recovery from illness, injury and surgery
And it is so delicious. My favorite flavor is Strawberry, but it is also available in Vanilla and Chocolate.
My life now is a life without Meredith. But it is a life filled with the joy of my grandchildren, my daughter Mariah, and so much more. I may not be running in any more races, but running after my grandchildren is a challenge I am up for! My journey continues…
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