You might recognize AIM Member Ann Mahoney from her role on AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, or you might have seen her in film like Big Momma’s House 2 or Barefoot. You’ll soon be able to watch her in season seven of The Walking Dead, CMT’s upcoming Million Dollar Quartet where she plays Elvis’s mom, Gladys Presley, and with Renee Zellweger this spring in the film Same Kind of Different. Additionally, she has five television shows that she created/wrote in the works. Ann has been recently sponsored by The AIM Companies.
By AIM Member Ann Mahoney from New Orleans, Louisiana
AIM Director Kathryn Tiki McIntyre is my personal trainer, and she gave me some CoCoa LeafGreens after a particularly hard workout one day. It was delicious, and it helped me get my energy back. Then she recommended the Garden Trio—RediBeets, Just Carrots and BarleyLife—and I started drinking that every morning. I noticed a big difference in my health and my energy. Tiki also used the Magnificence spray on my muscles when I was suffering from soreness after a rough several weeks on set; it worked instantly.
I took vitamins before, but I always felt like they upset my stomach and then didn’t have the kind of benefit I wanted. I wanted to do juicing, but with my schedule, I just couldn’t do it on a regular basis.
Here is what I notice: because I am drinking my vitamins with the AIM products now, my stomach doesn’t get upset, and I feel a longer-lasting effect from the juices. Sometimes, if I am really pressed for time, I just drink some juice for a meal, and it sustains me until I can put a healthy snack together.
A typical day on set can last about twelve hours, though we sometimes have shorter days. But I don’t know if there is ever anything typical about a day on the set of The Walking Dead! LOL! It’s a full day, in the heat, in Georgia, in the summer. A lot of my character’s stuff is emotional, so I need to be in top form and not rundown. Sometimes we start very early in the morning; sometimes we shoot overnight. But we always have to be at the top of our game, and the show is super intense. The overnight shoot where we were running, jumping, slashing zombies for twelve hours was pretty extreme. And hot. But everyone rallied, and it was an awesome act of teamwork.
Nutrition is vital for my work, especially now that I am working on two TV shows and a few movies all at once and traveling a lot. It is important that I keep my health in check. Also, I don’t like to eat anything super-heavy when I am shooting because it slows me down and makes me sleepy. The AIM products are perfect for sustaining my energy, giving me perfect baseline nutrition and keeping me healthy. I don’t really have time to be sick.
I love CoCoa LeafGreens, BarleyLife, RediBeets, Just Carrots, Red Rush, Herbal Fiberblend and Mag-nificence. The RediBeets and Red Rush have been super helpful when I am dragging due to lack of sleep and too much travel. BarleyLife improves my daily energy by such a noticeable amount; if I DON’T drink it, I really miss it.