Lisa Blackburn, professional swimmer and NeoLife sponsored athlete shares how superior quality nutrition fuels her performance; giving her the ability to compete at the highest level – which in turn has lit her desire to become an Entrepreneur.
You’ve been taking NeoLife SPORT Nutrition products for 6 months now, can you tell us how it’s made an impact on your training performance?
I really like the NeoLife SPORT line and have incorporated the products into my daily routine and recovery process. They help me train at a higher level every day and recover much quicker. I have noticed more fatigue and soreness when I am not using the products – which is not often, but sometimes happens when I forget to order more and run out! I have noticed more definition and my friends have even commented that I am looking leaner and really toned. One of my favorite NeoLife SPORT products is Bio-Tone. This also helps give more definition and it helps to calm me down before bed for a more restful sleep. Which is probably the most important part of the training and recovery process of an athlete – sleep and rest.*
Have you also seen an improvement in your performance?
Yes! I’ve been able to shave 15 seconds off of my previous best 400m time!
We know that you enjoy both NeoLifeShake and NeoLife SPORT Performance Protein – can you tell us how you decide which protein to use?
I use both proteins because I just love the taste of NeoLifeShake Rich Chocolate. I usually mix NeoLifeShake with the Performance Protein. I believe both NeoLife proteins offer something special for athletes. Both are complete proteins that accelerate recovery after tough workouts; which is crucial for not just elite athletes but anyone looking to feeling better after working out.*
Sounds like you’re drinking a lot of NeoLife smoothies…What’s your go to recipe?
My go to smoothie is 2 scoops of NeoLifeShake Rich Chocolate mixed with 8 oz. of almond milk and ice. Sometimes, I’ll even throw in half a banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter. If I have some heavy cream in the fridge I’ll throw in about a quarter cup for a really thick, extra yummy shake. This helps me feel more full and satisfied since I’m training so often.*
Do you drink the NeoLife protein pre or post workout?
I drink NeoLife protein both before and after training for focus and recovery. When I have a shake immediately before a swim training session I notice I am able to focus on the task at hand and have a really great workout. I never feel like I am crashing during a workout or fading at the end of a 2-hour session. After training, I have another shake specifically because I don’t feel like preparing a large meal right after training. The nutrition from the shakes are key to post training, and I just love the convenience factor and the taste of a shake as well.*
As an elite athlete, consuming enough protein on a daily basis is crucial. Can you tell us how you feel if you’re not getting enough?
I have at least one NeoLife protein shake per day to ensure I can train at my peak. If I don’t have at least one shake a day, I notice I’m more sluggish and don’t recover as well. My next day of training is then somewhat compromised because I haven’t taken care of fueling my body with the right nutrition.*
What are your go to NeoLife Nutritionals?
Pro Vitality, NeoLifeShake, everything NeoLife SPORT plus Full Motion and All-C Chewable.
If you could share just one thing about NeoLife Nutritionals with someone new, what would it be?
I would want them to know that the products truly work and have the power to change your life. You don’t have to be an athlete to experience the benefits!*
After Convention, you committed to building your own NeoLife business – what inspired you?
I love the products and I know they work. The business side has been challenging for me due to lack of time because of my training schedule but I do my best every day to encourage people to be their best and share the products with them. It was so amazing to hear all of the NeoLifers personal success stories at Convention and how NeoLife has impacted so many people, both from a health standpoint and a business perspective. I have always thought if they can do it then why not me. The business is a work in progress but I am doing my best to get better at “running a business” and being an Entrepreneur 🙂
What are you performance goals for 2017? How does NeoLife play a role in that journey?
I raced mid-December of 2016 in a competition where I narrowly missed 4 Masters Records between 0.10 to 0.72 seconds. I know those records are definitely within reach so I am going to race again this year to beat them for sure! I am also pursuing some new sporting goals that I will share in soon once I have a race or two under my belt. I am really exited about continuing my journey with NeoLife as an athlete and businesswoman. I am grateful for all of the opportunities this amazing company and the NeoLife family have provided over the years and I look forward to sharing many more.
For any entrepreneurs out there who have a passion for sharing good health…NeoLife is redefining the world of startups. Put simply, it’s like a tech start-up, but with nutrition. There are low barriers to entry because NeoLife provides the infrastructure that any successful business needs, as well as consumable products, and a compensation plan. So instead of having to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to get started, it makes entrepreneurship accessible to everyone. You can own your own NeoLife business and it can be passed down as an income-generating asset to future generations. For more information please visit http://www.neolife.com/ or call 800.432.5862. To learn how to build a foundation of good nutrition for you and your loved ones, visit http://www.shareneolife.com/.
Photo Credit: Lisa Blackburn Instagram – @swimminglisa