Shakeology has been a amazing fitness and wellness tool for me in this journey to lose weight and get healthy. When I first thought about starting the 21 Day Fix, I didn't think I needed a shake, I thought wow this is going to taste like garbage, and can I really afford this? I really thought I could manage my eating habits and exercise and still reach my goals. Then I started to think back, to all the times I tried something before and gave up. Gave up because it was to strict, because I still had cravings and would give in to them, because I knew better than what the plans talked about. Then I thought about how much I spend at lunch every day, or at breakfast, or when I didnt feel like cooking and would order out. In any given day, for just me alone, I could spend $30 or more on 3 meals!! I never really thought about that before. So then I said well yes clearly I could afford this, since it breaks down to $4 per meal. Replacing 1 meal, and getting my butt into gear to plan and prep my meals would be saving me money! And really who doesn't like to save? I decided to give Shakeology a try.

I received my shakeology order and my first shake I blended ice, 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup of blueberries, and 1 tbsp almond butter. I was shocked! This was good for me? This was healthy? This tasted like candy! I was hooked for the simple reason it tasted so good! After a week, I decided to experiment to make a pumpkin pie flavor. Well that one didnt go so well, but I would not dare throw it out! I got better at mixing the shakes as the days went on and now I add spinach or kale - just to give it a little more extra (and to get 2 more green containers in per day :) ) I love trying new recipes, and I look forward to having my shake everyday. I can not imagine a day without it. 

By day 21, I was down 10.5 pounds. I knew this was possible with the help of Shakeology. I drink my shake for either breakfast or lunch. I immediately noticed changes in my body when drinking Shakeology. I was sleeping better. I was less moody. My cravings for cookies, cakes - down to a minimum! My digestion was finally on track, my nails and hair stronger!  

When I think back to all my doubts, my excuses, about trying Shakeology I chuckle now. All it really was the fear of the unknown. Fear of taking a chance and failing. Fear of it tasting gross. Fear that it would work. If it worked, then I didnt know as much as I thought I did, which would mean it was my fault I failed all those other times, not the "diet" as I so liked to blame. I had to take responsibility, grown up and put my big girl panties on. I had to face the demons and the liars in my head that tell me I can't do something and tell them to keep quite. I can do this, I will do this, and I will succeed! 

Here is a great video on Shakeology. See why doctors recommend Shakeology!! 

Here is my favorite Shakeology Recipe! It takes no time at all to make, and you can just grab and go! It's perfect when you are shuffling your kids around, or doing your daily errands. 

8oz Almond Milk
2oz water
1tsp flax seed
1tsp sunflower seed butter
2 cups spinach
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology

Tastes just like a peanut butter cup! 

2 minutes to make and you can grab and go!

Shakeology is more nutritious than a salad and tastes like a dessert!

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is a nutritional protein shake that provides a wide spectrum of healthy nutrients in a low-calorie formula. Whether you use it as a meal replacement for weight loss or simply to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for optimal health, Shakeology takes the guesswork out of nutrition.

What's in it?

Shakeology contains over 70 ultra high-quality ingredients conveniently located in one glass, to deliver nearly all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet. It's good for you, and good for everyone, because everyone's diet is deficient in some of the key nutrient groups packed into just one Shakeology serving.

Protein from whey, which is highly absorbable, gives you 8 essential amino acids that help you build muscle, lose weight, support brain function, and keep your skin and bones healthy.

Vitamins and minerals support optimum health.

Antioxidants boost the immune system and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and stroke.

support immune function and have anit-inflammatory properties.

Prebiotics support digestive and immune health.

Digestive enzymes help in the digestion of foods and increase the absorption rate of those foods for optimum health.

What can Shakeology do for you?

It is an effective way to help you lose weight, increase your energy and be the healthiest you can possibly be. Shakeology can help you reduce cravings and promote healthy digestion and regularity. Shakeology recommends that you replace one meal per day with a shake along with regular exercise and a balanced diet, participants who did this experienced remarkable health improvements. It can reduce your total cholesterol, reduce LDL cholesterol, reduce cardiovascular risk, and reduce oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It can also help regulate blood sugar spikes, can help alleviate side affects of autoimmune diseases.

Why Shakeology?

I love Shakeology because I am a busy parent and it is a quick and convenient way to get complete nutrition. It supplies me with the energy I need to help keep up with the kids and my hectic lifestyle. It is also easier to make and tastier than a salad, and it is an excellent way to eat healthy when eating a full meal is not possible. If you don't like eating fruits and vegetables then this is a great way to get all the benefits of eating a full bowl of fruits and vegetables without having to actually eat them.

If you are interested in trying Shakeology message me for additional information.

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