Happy and Healthy: the story of a thick girl

I have a Pinterest board, I NEED TO WORK THE F’ OUT that I created over 5 years ago, when I was in college. I had the want and the desire to be healthy, but I did not have drive to get my body to where I wanted to be. 

After going through depression, due to a lack of income while being on maternity leave (you can read about my story, Maternity Leave: the story of a Struggling Mother), I completely gave up on my health and wellness goals.

My daughter is 18 months now. She is active and loves playing outside. When I took her to the park, I was unable to run around with her without getting extremely winded. This is when I knew I needed to make a change in my life financially and with my health.

A friend of mine had recently started her own business as a Independent Distributor for It Works! Global where she sold health and wellness products, including That Crazy Wrap Thing. I was familiar with the wraps from Facebook and Instagram connections that I made, but when she talked to me about how to build your own business and the Steps to Success to receive BONUSES, I became more intrigued about this enterprise.

It Works! Global  

It Works! was founded in 2001, as a skin care and nutrition company that “offers products that are sold globally by Independent Distributors who work as One Team with One Mission–to change lives!” It Works, seeks to help people feel great, “get out of debt, have fun,” and learn to love your body. 

To learn more about the history of It Works Global, click HERE.

Happy and Healthy 

I decided to become an Independent Distributor for It Works Global for two reasons:

  1. to get healthy for myself and my daughter
  2. to get out of debt

I determined that It Works would help me financially and boost my health and wellness journey at the same time. My initial health goal is to lose 30lbs. by the end of the summer. I want to help myself and others take a positive health and wellness journey, by learning to love our bodies and to ultimately be Happy and Healthy.

It Works Global‘s products are boosters for your personal health and wellness journey. Nothing healthy is a quick fix; it takes dedication and motivation to become a more confident and stronger you, and you can do that with It Works Global. By using the Wraps and the Greens blend, I see and feel the changes in my body. Both products have helped change my life in such a short period of time. I still workout and drink plenty of water, but the Ultimate Body Applicator has helped me tighten and tone my body when I do not have much time for the gym! 

Some of my Favs

  • The Ultimate Body Applicator/#ThatCrazyWrapThing ($59/Loyal Customer price) – helps tighten and tone your neck, arms, legs, stomach, and back in 45 minutes while drinking plenty of water “the more you drink, the more you shrink!” (source unknown)


Using the Greens blend, I have seen drastic results in my energy levels. I love the way my body feels when I use the Greens and how I know I am loving my body by giving it fruits, veggies, and super-foods.

  • Greens blend ($33 (small size)/Loyal Customer price) – Detoxing, Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend, 52 herbs and nutrient rich super-foods, 34 fruits and veggies, Matcha Green Tea (for weight loss), Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners (for more information here are the Greens Ingredients).

Greens container

Here are some other amazing products that are available for your body, skin, and lifestyle:

  • It Works WOW ($46/Loyal Customer price) – “Instantly reduces appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases”


  • It Works Cleanse ® ($36/Loyal Customer price)  “is a gentle two-day herbal cleanse that helps your body reset and rebalance itself so you can feel and look your best!  Formulated with two proprietary blends to work with your body to help remove toxins while delivering essential nutrients and vitamins. It Works! Cleanse provides a powerful cleanse without the harsh effects other cleanses can cause” (for more information here are the Cleanse Ingredients).
  • Stretch Mark ($39/Loyal Customer price) – a skin hydrating body cream that hydrates, “balances skin tone with beautifying botanicals and reduces the appearance stretch marks” on your skin.

stretch mark 30 days

  • Hair Skin Nails ($33/Loyal Customer price) – “Be a more radiant, youthful looking you with support for stronger nails, softer and smoother skin, and shine-worthy hair! With essential vitamins, minerals, and plant-based nutrients, Hair Skin Nails enhances your own natural collagen and keratin production, supports healthy cell growth, and boosts your body’s free radical fighting defenses.”
  • Fat Fighters ($25/Loyal Customer price) – “Powered by NeOpuntia® (a naturally based ingredient made from the prickly pear cactus) and will absorb some of the fat and carbohydrates from your food so that your body doesn’t! Simply take (2 capsules) it up to an hour after eating your biggest meal of the day.
    • Blocks some of the fat & carbs from meals
    • Helps balance healthy blood glucose levels and reduce cravings†
    • Designed to be taken up to an hour after meals
    • Cactus-based formula
    • Does not contain shellfish” (for more information, here are the Fat Fighter Ingredients).


  • Thermofit ($39/Loyal Customer price) – “Fire up your metabolism with this naturally based, thermogenic weight loss formula! Powered by the antioxidant super-food Acai berry and the metabolism-boosting properties of Capsimax® (red hot pepper blend)
    • Promotes increased calorie burning
    • Helps boost metabolic rate
    • Boosts energy
    • Thermogenic formula
    • Antioxidant benefits of Acai berry”


  • Defining Gel ($45/Loyal Customer price) – “Enhance your tightening, toning, and firming results with this deep moisturizing, body contouring gel. Defining Gel helps to firm problem areas, such as the abdomen, legs, and upper arms, while improving skin texture. It’s the perfect companion to our Ultimate Body Applicator™!
    • Improves skin texture & tightness
    • Redefines the appearance of your body’s contours
    • Softens and hydrates the skin”

defining gel

It is so important to develop healthy habits and It Works! has helped me jump start my goal plan. By using the products and building my business, I have seen financial and physical results, and I am only just beginning. Take a chance on your body with these affordable products and boost your health and wellness.

If anyone is interested in learning more about It Works Global, their products and/or how to B.Y.O.B and get out of debt, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below! 

Visit my website, Happy and Healthy. Boost you weight loss journey today!


Ta'lor Pinkston

Hey beautiful! I am Ta'lor Pinkston, MSW|founder of LADYHOOD journey, LLC|Women’s Inspirational Self-love|Poet|Prospective Self-love Coach|Feminist|Equality Advocate|Women’s & Family Therapist LADYHOOD journey, LLC focuses on helping college girls, mothers, and every woman to incorporate self-love into their lifestyle. The topics discussed include Women's Empowerment, Beauty Standards, Body Love, Equality, Mommyhood, and Healthy Relationships. I want women and all my readers to leave my site feeling inspired, uplifted, supported, and empowered in every stage of life. I love to spend time with my daughter, going to local bars and restaurants with family & friends, online shopping, photography, writing poetry, sipping Tea , sitting on my porch, trying new wines, and listening to music from artists like Chance the Rapper, SZA, Pentatonix, H.E.R, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Claudio, Jhene Aiko, Frank Ocean, Coldplay, and Kings of Leon.