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I’m Lexi – but you can just call me Lex – and I run the show over here at Happyness Is Key!
First and foremost, I would like to say welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate you taking the time to read my story – and I hope to be part of yours, too!
But I also want to take a moment to say how proud of you I am.
Seriously – despite any setbacks or previous disappointments – you’re here looking to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.
And that’s something to celebrate!
I’ll do my best to remind you of this – but just know:
You are beautiful the way you are right now. Yep, that messy bun, no make up, sweats look you may have going on (or am I just talking about what I currently look like?).
You’ve always been beautiful – now we’re just going to help you become the healthiest and happiest as well!
(Side note: I always believe in giving credit to those who help you along the way. We all need a bit of help sometimes, and I am so thankful for my awesome guy, Carson, who was there by my side through the entire journey.)
My favorite quote: “Just because you accept help from someone doesn’t mean you have failed. It just means you’re not in it alone.” – Eric Messer
Yep. That’s me. Living my best bloated life. Don’t I look happy?
It was Thanksgiving (and one to remember…) when my stomach began to bloat to appear nine months pregnant. I was admitted to the emergency room and with no room left in the inn – I took up residence on a cot in the hallway.
So there I sat – with a blanket covering my stomach – frequently encountering the recurring question, “Is it a boy or a girl??”
(Most people assumed it was a boy – perhaps that’s a sign for when I have my first child?)
I was congratulated, asked about names, and even questioned about the whereabouts of my husband (haha – that one was my favorite).
I eventually went along with it for the sake of my own entertainment.
But secretly – I was terrified.
That night, I had a CAT scan performed.
Since it did not reveal anything, I spent the next two years visiting doctors, specialists, and even had a colonoscopy just to keep things exciting.
And the conclusion?
I had developed a gluten intolerance.
Meaning I was not allergic – it was not genetic – but developed because I was not providing my body with the proper nutrition.
I THOUGHT I was eating healthy. I was always active.
But yet, my digestive system screamed “NO MORE!” and shut down on me.
It wasn’t just as simple as removing gluten (but how awesome would that have been?).
I had to completely reconstruct my gut bacteria, learn which foods are truly healthy foods (not just the ones that mask themselves to be) and do so all while living with bloated stomachs, chronic inflammation, and digestive distress.
I became comfortable falling asleep in the fetal position each night, as I was toppled over with overwhelming stomach pain.
But I can honestly say – I’m SO happy I experienced all of it.
I lost 15 pounds (without trying – simply by just nourishing my body with the proper nutrition) and have been able to keep it off for years!
My anxiety greatly reduced and my quality of life skyrocketed – my energy is through the roof!
I never knew how AMAZING the body is designed to feel – until I had no other choice.
So now I’m here to help you – and do this together!
Happyness Is Key is designed with the intentional purpose of helping women to achieve healthier, happier lifestyles.
Just as research supports, there is a direct correlation of the health of our bodies and the happiness we experience.
70 percent of the body’s serotonin (happiness hormone) is produced in the gut – and the entire body works holistically with each element.
We truly believe happiness begins from being healthy from the inside out.
We focus on incorporating healthy, whole foods with real, natural ingredients into everyday diets – helping thousands of women to:
– Lose weight
– Improve gut health
– Speed up metabolic rates
– Incorporate essential vitamins and minerals into everyday routines
– Create sustainable diets and healthy habits
– Grasp the life and body they’ve always craved
The US has been called “overfed and undernourished.”
And that statement – contains some scary truths.
The food industry today is just that – an industry.
The foods that we have been raised to consume are:
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates