At the end of January 2012, I met my coach, Becky thru Facebook. After a few days, I reached out to her and inquired about P90X. I remember seeing the infomercial sometime around 2007-2008. I was intrigued at the results they advertised, but was very skeptical. Why? Because I didn’t know ANYONE who looked like that and because since becoming a mom in 1999, I had SEVERAL failed attempts at weight loss and achieving a “HOT MOMMY” status.
When I told her that I was ready to make my purchase, she recommended that I purchase a “Challenge Pack“. I had no clue what a “Challenge Pack” was. She told me that it was a fancy name for a combo-pack that included the program and a 30 day supply of Shakeology at a 25% discount. Plus, I would get a 30 day trial VIP membership, a bonus workout and FREE shipping.
The next question I had was, “What is Shakeology!?” She explained that Shakeology is a nutrition supplement that can be used as a meal replacement or as a snack. She shared a video with me that explained that Shakeology provides your daily dose of dense nutrition in ONE serving which helps improve your health while helping you combat your cravings and increase your metabolism. All which would help me reach my weight loss goals more quickly. My next question was, “Do I REALLY need it??????” She told me that it wasn’t necessary, but it would definitely help me achieve my goals faster than if I did NOT add it to my daily routine while embarking on my weight loss journey. The only things that were preventing me from trying it was 1) the price 2) I remembered how Slim Fast, Kellogg’s Special K Protein Drinks and Whey Protein never yielded any decent results. Becky told me that ALL Beachbody products came backed with a 30 day money back guarantee. So that was good. I also took a step back and looked at how much I had been spending on lunches eaten out (instead of packing a lunch), beer (The husband & I would kill a 12-18 pack during the week after the kids went to bed; case on weekend nights) and 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day) and did the math. It was peanuts compared to what a Challenge Pack would cost me. So after several hours and chickening out a few times, I did it. I clicked on PLACE ORDER.
I ordered on a Saturday. It arrived Wednesday afternoon. I never told my husband I ordered it because I was afraid I was going to fail and didn’t want him to know. When I got home, the box was sitting outside in the garage on a shelf. I quickly brought them inside while he was outside mowing the lawn. I grabbed the Shakeology out and quickly blended up a batch (I honestly can’t even remember how I prepared it). I guzzled it down really quickly before he came back inside. I remember thinking, “Hmm… This stuff doesn’t taste all that bad!”
Within 3 days of consumption I noticed a major change in my appetite. I no longer felt like bottomless pit.
Within 1 week I noticed a major change in my energy levels. I no longer felt groggy in the mornings nor did I feel like I was going to fall asleep at my desk after lunch and around 4 p.m., which had become a “normal” feeling.
Within 2 weeks I noticed my lifelong cravings for salty, fried foods had subsided. They no longer crossed my mind.
Within 1 month I noticed a major change in my caffeine consumption. I no longer drank 2 pots of coffee in the morning, just to feel “normal” and awake nor did I need that diet coke in the afternoons. I noticed that I was down to only 1-2 cups. In 3 months, I was able to completely cut out coffee from my diet, which was MAJOR, since I’d been drinking coffee since I was 14 years old.
My husband Ryan started drinking it a week after I did and LOVED it. He’d been drinking Whey Protein, but it just wasn’t cutting it. In less than 2 months, his allergies subsided and for the first time ever, he no longer had to rely on Nexium and over the counter meds for his Acid Reflux, that he suffered from for what seemed like forever.
Within 6 weeks we’d both quit smoking as well.
We felt great! Our minds were clearer. Our bodies functioned better. Our diet was better than it had ever been. Our digestion improved greatly. It was amazing how 1 serving of Shakeology daily could have such a positive effect on us. It’s not “random”, or a “coincidence”, or “in your head” that you FEEL BETTER, within days. These are the smartest calories you’ll put in your body!
21+ months later, our WHOLE family (husband, 3 kids & my 2 step kids) are all Shakeology fanatics! And guess what? We’ve managed to stay healthy for almost 2 years. Some may say it’s a coincidence, but I think not! The mere fact that we’ve withstood 2 winter/cold/flu seasons with 5 kids, 1 of which is a toddler and goes to daycare and not been down with the flu or other sickness is remarkable and not common. I see people constantly posting on social mdi a about how their kids are sick again!
It’s funny, I started drinking Shakeology, totally skeptical and for pure vanity reasons. I wanted to lose weight and look better. Now, almost 22 months later, I remain a loyal Shakeology customer for the fact that it keeps us healthy, keeps us functioning properly and because I believe it will not only improve, but save our lives, by keeping us as healthier than your average person. (And because of that, my mission is to get as many people as possible to try it!) My friend Seay Stanford put together this informative video on the health benefits of Shakeology. If you have 6-7 minutes & are serious about improving your health, I highly recommend that you watch it. Here is what Doctors have to say about Shakeology. Here what Doctors have to say:http://beachbodycoach.com/
Shakeology is the ultimate nutrition rich protein shake that provides healthy nutrients in a low calorie formula that your body can actually absorb. It takes the guesswork out of nutrition whether you use it as a meal replacement for weight loss, or just to make sure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for the best health. With one serving, you get over 70 high-quality ingredients.
People always want a simple overview of Shakeology. Here is an overview:
– Average weight loss is 10 pounds for just adding the shake to your diets. (replacing one meal)
– Reduces bad cholesterol an average of 38%!
– Hair & nails grows faster (and thicker).
– Skin looks and feels better due to the high amounts of antioxidants.
– Lower your risk of degenerative diseases by 35%.
– Builds and repairs muscle.
– Reduces oxidative damage in the body by 45% on average and some even up to 90%!
– Boost the immune system.
– Stimulates friendly bacteria in the digestive system to keep you regular.
– Shakeology is certified low Gylcemic. It is rated at 24 (An apple is 38 & a baked potato 93)
Here are some statistics based on a recent survey taken from Shakeology customers.
– Shakeology is MORE than a protein shake
– Shakeology is MORE than a meal replacement.
– Shakeology is MORE than an antioxidant drink.
– Shakeology is MORE than a weight loss shake.
Are you wondering why you would choose to purchase Shakeology over a protein shake and/or a multivitamin?
Protein shake – The purpose of a protein shake is to help repair and build muscle tissue after a workout. Protein is an important element of a healthy diet, especially if weightlifting is part of your exercise routine. Muscles are made primarily of protein, so by adding protein post workout you will help them to repair and grow. However, protein shakes do not replenish essential nutrients, vitamins and acids lost during intense exercise.
Multi-vitamin – This helps to replenish the vitamins and minerals in the body that are often depleted during exercise. Because of this, you need to consume the recommended daily allowance of vitamins, which becomes harder to do as you reduce calories to expedite weight loss. A daily multi-vitamin helps to prevent disease, maintain energy, and keeps your immune system strong. This aids in the prevention of illness and recovery. However, a multi-vitamin cannot be used as a meal replacement and it also does not help to build muscle tissue.
Shakeology – This provides a protein source (17g) and all of the benefits of a multi-vitamin. Plus, it can be used as a meal replacement. This means that it can promote faster weight loss and faster muscled gains. Shakeology is a premium meal replacement shake that combines many health-boosting ingredients, including real food sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, protein and phytonutrients. These ingredients help to rebuild muscle, maximize cellular health, eliminate toxins, kick start metabolism, and lower cholesterol in as few as 30 days. It can also keep you blood sugar from spiking. A typical Whey protein shake cannot provide you with these benefits and neither will a multi-vitamin. Have a complete shake, once a day, which combines a protein shake and multi-vitamins plus so much more. I know from my experience that this is easier, more effective and less expensive.
I have heard this often: “You don’t NEED a shake to lose weight. You just need to exercise, watch your calories and eat clean”, which is true.
ALSO TRUE STATEMENT: When you cut your calories, you are consequentially reducing your volume of nutrients. That means you still will have cravings. Having cravings make temptations difficult and you tend to “cheat” more (and feel miserable).
Secondly, when you reduce your calories (and nutrients) you feel tired. You lack energy to complete a workout or sometimes even get through your day. Then, you reach for caffeine which spikes your heart rate and drops you flat on your face feeling worse a few hours later. These are the two main reasons why people are inconsistent with losing weight and end up giving up. They are miserable and it’s difficult sticking to anything, feeling this way.
… IN SUMMARY: Yes, you CAN lose weight safely and successfully with just diet and exercise. But, by adding Shakeology, because it’s SO nutrient dense at just 160 calories, your body is satisfied because you are super-charging it with the nutrients it needs to thrive. Hence, you don’t experience cravings. Additionally, because of super-food blend of ingredients, you naturally get a rested energy so that you don’t “crash” and can workout harder. Additionally, because Shakeology is %100 natural (unlike anything else) your not “tricking” your body and harming it with chemicals (or metals) that ultimately reduce your bodies natural performance.
So, do you NEED Shakeology to be healthy and lose weight? No. But it sure does make the entire lifestyle change EASIER and way more enjoyable. It only makes sense to use this remarkable product to HELP you along in the process. It’s not just a “protein” shake at GNC or at your local gym. Shakeology stands alone in it’s whole-food ingredient integrity and super-food blend. Find out WHY it’s termed truly, “The Healthiest Meal of the Day”.
- Help build and repair muscles
- Reduce hunger and food cravings
- Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
- Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that’s ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*
- Aids digestion
- Support a healthy intestinal tract
- Increase absorption of nutrients
- Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
- Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the “friendly” bacteria in your digestive tract.
- Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.
- Help promote a strong immune system
- Help increase energy
- Help protect the body from stress
- Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
- Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.
Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*
- Help neutralize harmful free radicals
- Help decrease inflammation
- Help maintain the immune system
- Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
Many of Shakeology’s fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.
23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*
- Get a wide range of essential nutrients
- Get your necessary vitamins every day
- Make up for dietary deficiencies
Most of us don’t get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they’re flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)
Click the below links for the complete list of ingredients and nutritional facts for each flavor:
Here are what some of my friends/customers have to say about their experience with Shakeology:
“I’ve been drinking Shakeology for about 2 months now and It helps me give me more energy. I can last longer throughout the day and it also helps take my desire for sweets like ice cream, milkshakes, and other desserts. Last night my church had a Thankgiving dinner. This was my first holiday dinner with Shakeology by my side and I have to say, as I looked at the dessert tray, I thought they looked yummy but I didn’t feel the urge to grab a few. I did have ONE dessert. Someone offered it to me and I thought I would reward myself for being good for so many months. But there was a time when I would be eating 3 or 4 of those desserts. Thanks to Shakeology, I was happy with my ONE dessert.”
- Ashley M., California
- Jessica B., Arizona
- Michelle H., Texas
- Stephanie F., Texas
- Erica C., Canada
- Allison S., Texas
- Annette S. Oregon
- Veronica O., Texas
- Nicole G., New Jersey
- Paulina, Florida
- Nichole M., Texas
- David, Kentucky
- Kelly M., Texas
- D..H., Texas
- Mike A., Texas
- Lena T., Florida
- Bonnie B., Texas
- Kandi A., Texas
- Joanne M., Texas
- Chris D., Texas
- Melissa B., California
- Cassandra P., New York
- Jenny S., Texas
Well, luckily she had an open mind and gave it ONE more try. Because all flavors are NOT the same.Turns out Vegan Tropical Strawberry is her ABSOLUTE favorite (which typically is everyone else’s LEAST favorite.)
She has purchased 3 – 7 day trial packs from me while she awaited her 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack (That just arrived today!! YAY!!!!) and this is her testimony:
“Tried the tropical strawberry with OJ this morning. Loved it. All I have left is vanilla and one chocolate. Day three and I can tell a difference into energy level.”
Week 2 update: “So far tropical strawberry is my favorite. I really like how I’m feeling. I don’t crave soda at all. My office had cookies yesterday and I didn’t even want those. I’m actually finding myself looking at the clock and think when did I eat last oh maybe I should eat. I’m not hungry. I know I’ve lost 5 pounds so far.”
- Julie J., Texas
- Jennifer B., Texas
- Terry W., Texas
- Sheri L., Texas
- Angie B., Texas
- Nicole S., Texas
- Teresa R., Texas
- Kristina D., Florida
- Lenora V. Texas
- Myisha F., New Jersery
- Lisa C., Florida
- Kenya H., Italy
- Mary T., Florida
- James M., California
- Tanya T., Texas
- Melissa S., California
- Jasmine L., New York
- Julie B., Texas
- Tami M., Texas
- Stephanie F., Texas
“I am sticking with it and besides the improvement in my fatigue and cravings my plantar fasciitis is getting better. “
- Luci B., Texas
- Jenny L., Texas
- C.D, Texas
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So, an old friend expressed interest last year about trying Shakeology®, but the timing wasn’t right. A photo of herself triggered the I NEED THIS NOW alert so she made the commitment to start attending Brenham’s Weekly Free Fit Club every Tuesday night which after one workout and one taste of Shakeology she was SOLD and immediately purchased her 21 Day FixChallenge Pack. As everyone knows, it was on backorder, but she patiently waited. Meanwhile she told her husband and so many of her friends about it. Her husband, like most men, was skeptical. Then last Saturday, we were all talking and Ryan Hord SOLD him on giving it a try once it arrived by simply telling him how much it’s helped him kick his NEXIUM and PRILOSEC “addiction” since he NO longer suffers from SEVERE CHRONIC #acidreflux. (I also shared a story of one of my personally sponsored coaches who got her husband to give it a try and after 7 days he noticed that he no longer experienced that crash mid-day which was a HUGE plus because he worked long hours in the construction business and this lag in energy mid-day everyday was really holding him back.) And I am sure it helped that Ryan gave him a sip of his favorite recipe – 1 serving of Vanilla Shakelogy, Marshmallow Vodka, Kaluha, Almond Milk and Ice LOL. Ever since Saturday, her hubby has been asking everyday if she checked the mail to see if the Shakeology came in, which naturally it hadn’t since it was still on back order. Last night, she made sure she purchased a 10 pack of Shakeology atBrenham Weekly FREE Fit Club so that her hubby could get his fix and they both started it today. I LOVE IT! I love seeing more men give it a try and most importantly FAMILIES getting healthy TOGETHER!!!
And then to top it off, I’d been dying, waiting in suspense to see what Tye Lucio thought about Shakeology. He had promised a 1 week review and this is what he shared today:
“So it’s day seven of Shakeology and it’s review time! Now, I’ve tried a few protein shakes and meal replacements in the last two years. They’re chalky, taste blah, and are pretty much “chug ’em” drinks.
Shakeology: totally not the the case. In the past seven days I’ve seen improvements everywhere. So let me break it down:
1) My energy levels are way higher. I’m able to get up at 8 AM everyday and crash at 12:30 AM without the zombie feeling in the middle of the day.
2) I don’t daydream much anymore. I find its easier to stay focused on one thing and give it my all.
3) I’m way more regular now (no more Lucio gut!)
4) I power through my workouts and I’ve noticed my stomach pudge is going down.
5) I am not a veggie person. Never have been never will be. With this I could literally not eat another vegetable or fruit all day and still getting the recommended servings. In just one drink. Shwing!
6) I’m more balanced emotionally. I have aggression most of the time, but since starting this I’ve noticed I’m more calm and happy.
7) Its convenient. It literally takes me three minutes to make breakfast and go!
8) No more cravings. I don’t crave sweets and salty snacks. On the weekend it was easy to just stay home and make food because I wasn’t craving anything.
9) My skin is clearing up thankfully. If you know me you know I very much dislike my skin. Shakeology its balancing out my hormones so less breakouts.
10) It is actually saving me money. I don’t go out and buy fast food or go to restaurants because I’m not craving any of that crap.
11) Its all natural. No long complicated scientific names just good wholesome ingredients from all over the world.
So yeah I have to say its amazing. It took me two years to finally give it a try and I’m totally glad I did. The price was the only obstacle. I mean come on $129.95 for a thirty day supply sounds expensive, until I added up all the junk food and eating out I do. I’ve been spending easily $150 on junk food and restaurants a month. So if I can save twenty bucks and not waste my money on crap food then I’m that much happier Plus it comes with a thirty day money back guarantee (so if by day 29 you’re like “nah its not worth it” then send it back and you get a refund).
Imagine not having to drink your coffee in the morning to jump start your day. No more Starbucks and donuts. No more McDonalds or gas station snacks. You get to feel good, it actually tastes good, you get all your veggies and fruit servings in one cup and you don’t even have to leave the house to get it. It’s kind of a no brainer for me.
So I highly recommend it and plan on drinking it daily. If you want more info just send me a message. I’ll be glad to help you out.
On a side note: my wife has been drinking it alongside me and she is see amazing results. She is more balanced and less mood swingy (her biggest comment is, “I feel normal now and I don’t have to pop a pill. Yeah I’m definitely sticking with this”. She doesn’t crave junk food now. She has lost 8 pounds just from drinking it with no workouts. Shes way happier and more energetic since we started a week ago. Needless to say she is a ShakeO fiend now.”
Everyday, countless people walk thru the doors of GNC Live Well, health food stores or stand in front of the “health food” aisle at their local grocery store, scanning the shelves of protein or “meal replacement” shakes. Their decision is usually based on the following:
– price vs. quality over quantity
– convenience (instant gratification – you walk in, you walk out vs. having to order and wait for it to be delivered
– what is written in BRIGHT, BIG, BOLD letters on the front vs. the ingredient list on the back
– something they read in a magazine or saw on The Dr. Oz Show (Do remember Television Show hosts and celebrities get PAID to promote these things. It doesn’t mean that it is exactly their opinion. Anyone remember Oprah promoting her love for the Microsoft Surface from an iPad? Case in point)
I wonder if all these people realize that the moment they walk out the door with that purchase, ready and full of EXCITEMENT at the prospect of finally losing those extra pounds, feeling better than they ever had and one day looking just like that hot bodied person stamped on the front of that tub of powder they’re holding that there is one BIG difference, that makes ALL the difference than if they had of purchased Shakeology® thru a coach???
What is the difference? They are COMPLETELY all on their own!!!!!!!
Their purchase simply supported the growth of a LARGE company, that’s vision is based solely on numbers & retaining your money, not whether or not you succeed. Their products are produced in mass quantities and they market to attack those who want instant gratification with little to no thought or hard work put in.
No one from that company is going to check in on you, provide support and encouragement when you are feeling down, cheer you on when you reach a goal or provide assistance and help answer your questions to help you understand health, fitness and clean eating.
Why am I different?
I faithfully use the programs. I have done P90X3,Les Mills Pump, Les Mills Combat, Body Beast,Brazil Butt Lift, 3 rounds of Beachbody Ultimate Reset and am currently doing 21 Day Fix. I also own 10 Minute Trainer, Power 90®, P90X2, Hip Hop Abs, ChaLEAN Extreme®, TurboFire, Focus T25 – Focus on You, @Insanity: Insanity The Asylum and RevAbs™.
Not only do I drink Shakeology EVERYDAY, but so does my husband, 3 children and 2 step children.
I don’t just sell the products, I am a product of the product. My story and my body is a living testimony that the products work.
I attend every single corporate event offered by Beachbody within driving distance and every trip offered where I receive an abundance of training to help make me a better person and coach everyone I help profits from.
When you DECIDE to COMMIT I help you to SUCCEED. I am with you from that very first moment you start “thinking about it”, when you scan the “shelves” of Beachbody, when you actually click on PLACE ORDER. I become part of your life, part of your journey. I will even take you shopping, help you create meal plans, and most importantly I will become one of your biggest fans and best friends. I am the one who will text you, call you, email you to check on you for FREE. The only thing I want is for you to SUCCEED. All I expect is your friendship and honesty in return.
Shakeology has a 30 day bottom of the bag money back guarantee AND if you order on auto shipping or home direct you pay NO shipping (saving $12-14) and can still cancel or change your order anytime.
If you are ready to try Shakeology, risk free for 30 days, please contact me at: