DripFit Transformation - Suzanne Lanting
How has DripFit helped my transformation?
I was introduced to DripFit in 2018. I started using the product and sold it at my nutritional/sports supplement store. It has been a part of my daily essential till this day and I have been so fortunate to share it with so many people. No, not just to help us during our workouts, but to make us feel beautiful inside and out. It’s made for anyone and everyone. That’s what I love!
My Transformation Story:
My success story began in 1994 when I had my first child and nine months later, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I was misdiagnosed for months and Doctors put me on all kinds of meds that didn’t even relate to my actual problem. I finally got some answers from another Doctor, received ablation which in turn killed my thyroid (so it doesn’t produce any hormones) and quickly became hypothyroid. I had gained so much weight in a span of a couple months. That’s when my fitness journey started. I immediately seeked therapy, by means of working out. Fitness was one of many ways that allowed me to feel good and manage my weight. Even if I felt miserable at times and suffered roller coasters of many symptoms for so many years, I never stopped finding ways to heal as a whole.
I’ve been competing in bodybuilding off and on since 2012. But when I struggled with my illness, I would take necessary breaks for years. I was so sick of being sick, and I wasn’t getting results from doctors and specialists. I did my own research and even went back to school to learn more about natural medicine (my ultimate goal is to earn my PhD / Doctorate in 2024). In 2019, I became fully vegan (meat-free since 2015). It has been one of the best decisions I made for my health, because it cleared up some issues I was dealing with. But I still suffered and couldn’t figure out what was causing my inflammation throughout my body to worsen. I was living in pain and deliberating eczema for over 2 years on both hands. It was so bad that my skin would crack. Anything I touched, water, soaps, garlic, onions, etc … I’d breakout so bad. My hands literally felt like the desert and I’d slather lotions and creams, and sleep at night with cotton gloves. I did all sorts of cleanses and detoxes but nothing worked.
Finally in 2021, I had an explant done because I was living in pain from a level 4 contracture after my 3rd breast augmentation. It was such a hard decision to make because as a woman, I felt having a full chest was everything. I couldn’t imagine not having breasts, but I had a gut feeling all my inflammation was stemming from my toxic implants. Once they were out of my body, my healing was so profound. My eczema and all other inflammation throughout my body was gone! I couldn’t believe it!! The first thing I noticed was I could finally breathe!!! My breasts will never look the same, but I’ve learned to accept it as hard as any woman can even imagine. All my pain and suffering has not returned since. I am now able to touch water, wash my hands in public and wash dishes with my bare hands with soap, and touch any foods without having a single breakout. I am still healing today, because I’ve had implants for over 25 years, so I know healing will take time. My health has been on a pedestal since becoming vegan and free of breast implants. I can’t begin to explain how gratifying and free I finally feel for the first time in my life.
Later that same year, I went on my first vegan prep for a competition, but that didn’t happen because my husband was hospitalized. Covid had hit our family and he went in for low oxygen and doctors wanted to keep him longer. Days turned into weeks, then it became 3 months. 2 months of them he was on a ventilator. As healthy and active as he was, this was a complete eye opener for us. Never in our wildest dream we could think anything like this would take over our lives. No one was allowed in the hospital and it was the most challenging thing I had ever had to face all while taking care of our family and businesses. I was withering away, lost so much weight and muscle mass. I had to take care of myself, because I knew that if something was to happen to me, who would take care of the kids and businesses? Exercise was my outlet even if I’d feel guilty working out while my husband was fighting for his life, I had to make time even if it was some quick sets. He endured so much medical issues too long to list and we could’ve lost him several times. I don’t know how anyone can survive such a traumatic experience, but he’s living proof that miracles are real! Thank god he was given a second chance in life. The power of endless prayers, chanting, faith, hope, belief and positive vibes from everyone around the world truly made a huge difference. I could not wait to get him home to heal him. He could not do anything on his own whatsoever and needed oxygen day/night. I was his caretaker 24/7. I don’t know how I did it, but I did! I knew I could heal him and bring life back to his body, mind and spirit. It’s been 2 years since and he continues to heal. Healing is for life. Although his ejection fraction is at 20-25%, doctors can’t explain how he’s been able to be so physically active. I thank our lifestyle of being healthy, fit and active, because I believe it’s what helped him bounce back to life. I’m a firm believer and always have been. A true advocate of health and fitness, because through life challenges like these, it plays a huge part in our recovery and well-being.
In 2022, I decided to go back on prep. Again, I’m not sure how I’m able to manage prepping, taking care of my family, husband and businesses but I did! Through determination, hard work, discipline, I was able to balance all of that. I earned my pro status at the USA Masters National in LA on a vegan diet! I had no expectations whatsoever and never felt so good in my life on this prep! I had an amazing support system and I thank them all from the bottom of my heart for believing in me. Life has been so crazy and chaotic, but filled with so much love and joy at the same time. We will all be challenged in life at one time or another and what makes us different and stand out is our determination to dig ourselves out of the dark and shine light unto others. It’s us that go through these hardships, that are the champions! No one can and will ever take anything away from you, because this is our life.
I enjoy sharing my personal journey because knowing that if it can at least help one person, that means everything to me! I also enjoy hearing other’s journeys because it puts a lot of perspective in my own life. We are here to make the world a little better and with all of us doing that, imagine the impact it will have! I’ll be 48 this year and never in my life have I felt so good compared to when I was in my 20s! Fitness, good nutrition, mind and spirit and wellness are an important part of my life, because it has changed my life in so many ways and those that I help. Well wishes to everyone on this journey to be free, alive, thriving and evolving!!!
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