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Today I have had many people ask me what exactly is this Shakeology thing all about. This just delights and excites me! Why? Because truly I am the product of the product. I am a natural hard-core skeptic turned devoted believer!
I think I mentioned before, I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and put too many hours into my work (required!) as a medical transcriptionist. Additionally, I am finishing my BA degree online. I have neglected my overall health for quite awhile and then added in too much wine (on a daily basis!), not enough exercise (or none at all for days at a time!) and just lazy, unhealthy eating habits. When I was introduced to Shakeology I felt physically and emotionally awful, basically defeated and feeling stuck in a rut, and was willing to give it a try. I will forever be thankful that I did! I actually find that I worry about future provisions of all these super foods and ingredients that go into making my most important meal of the day with all the global changes happening around our planet. Anyway…that is a whole other subject to blog about later!
Within the first week of being on Shakeology I noticed drastic changes and differences in my health and how I felt. I knew I was not imagining this either! The daily aching, deep and sharp pain I had in my hips was gone, for which I have had multiple cortisone shots over the years to help alleviate this pain. My feet and my ankles were hurting so much I was reducing my walking, which I love to do with my dog. Also, the swelling was causing me problems in my lower legs. This too has completely been obliterated. Lastly, my shoulders. I have had shots in my shoulders too, and now I have absolutely no pain. NONE! I have had so much energy I no longer feel the need for a nap each afternoon. I sleep deeper at night and feel refreshed and rejuvenated when I wake in the mornings. Another wonderful benefit: because my pain is gone, I am exercising more! I give all my thanks to Shakeology to start this chain reaction in my life. Believe me, I have tried many, many different products for losing weight, reducing cravings and having extra energy with zero, let me say that again, ZERO results and ZERO benefits.
Because of so many incredibly positive effects Shakeology has given to my life, I want to shout to the world and inspire others. I wish every person on this planet could be on Shakeology. I wish it for you, too. My hearts desire is to be an example, to inspire, to help YOU on your journey for taking care of yourself.
Here are a few results I am sharing from others from yesterday and today:
“Since I have been using Shakeology daily, my digestive issues have disappeared, my overall psyche feels so right on and I have a ton of energy.” -Lee W. (Ventura, CA)
“I will admit, I did take a break from Shakeology for reasons that I just can’t even justify, because looking back, it was not a smart choice at all! I felt like I had no energy, was craving junk, gaining weight and was just not happy. Now I know that this isn’t all because I stopped drinking Shakeology, but there is a trickle effect that really does boil down to that one change I made.” -Shannon W. (Brampton, Canada)
(I am linking Shannon’s blog here: http://cangetfit.com/shakeology-rocks/)
Take a few minutes and quench your curiosity by watching the video below. If you want more information, please send me an e-mail at: KeepChoosingConsistency@gmail.com.
However, if you just want to sample the product and be a product yourself, please go to http://myshakeology.com/Dbluuendy and look at all the flavors Shakeology comes in. My favorite is the strawberry, but most people say the chocolate just rocks! No matter, there is a 30-day money back guarantee and free shipping on home direct orders. What do you have to lose? The better question is what do you have to gain?
Thanks so much for listening to my excitement and I am really wishing you all good health!
So, who is your team? Ravens or the 49ers?
Whether you enjoy football or not, there is a good chance you will be hosting or attending a Super Bowl party this weekend. The fun part of Super Bowl parties is all the delicious (fattening!) variety of foods and beverages. My mouth is already watering thinking about it!
If you love spinach, artichokes, cheese and hot, here is an amazing low-calorie traditional side dish most people enjoy that you may want to bring or make for your Super Bowl party.
During your Super Bowl party, Keep Choosing Consistency in your healthy eating,
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Bring this hot spinach and artichoke dip to your next football party, no one will know it’s light!
This is easy to prepare ahead of time, then throw it in the oven when you are ready to eat. Serve this with Pretzel Crisps or pita chips, but baked chips would also be great. This dip is also delicious with carrot sticks!
Calories: 73.3 • Fat: 4.4 g • Carb: 3.4 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Protein: 5.2 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
- 13.75 oz artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
- 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
- 1/4 cup chopped shallots
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
- 4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
- salt and fresh pepper to taste
- olive oil spray
Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 3 3/4 cups.
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From total skeptic to total believer BECAUSE I know the benefits PERSONALLY and 100% support this product! Excellent video that says it all!
FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT + REWARDS = SUCCESS!
Challenge group starting for Monday, Feb 22nd! Excited! Almost filled up! Anyone else interested in what this is all about 😉
I just snipped some yummy vegetables from my garden.
I have been amazed with my garden this year! No bugs, no weeds, no mold, no problems whatsoever…just abundant growth and lots of delicious veggies for our household!
Here is a mouth-watering recipe you are sure to enjoy more than once! Enjoy!
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon And Orange
If childhood memories of smelly boiled broccoli have kept you from enjoying cruciferous vegetables, this cooking method may very well change your mind. Baking lightly oiled broccoli and cauliflower until crisp-tender inhibits the release of any unpleasant sulphur aromas. Tossed with sweet citrus just before serving, the vegetable mellows even more.
Nutritional Facts per serving
Fat: 6.2 G
Saturated fat: 0.9 G
Cholesterol: 0 MG
Sodium: 339.9 MG
Carbohydrates: 9.3 G
Total sugars: 2.4 G
Dietary fiber: 4.7 G
Protein: 4.1 G
Well, yesterday was an overall epic failure for me! But, I can look back and pinpoint every single factor that contributed to just feeling awful.
First of all, I missed my morning workout. I had too much work and also school homework to catch up on. My desire to walk in the evening (because I had missed my morning workout) was also unsuccessful. There is a complete difference in how I feel overall when working out in the morning that lasts for the entire day. Additionally, moving is a must for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (me!).
Secondly, I had a glass too many of white wine…with Mexican food for dinner! I just binged and right after dinner I felt bloated, too full and just miserable.
Needless to say, the rest of the night until morning I had an upset stomach (too much food) and felt utterly run down. I pushed myself to the gym this morning feeling physically terrible. But, maintaining consistency is what my journey is all about, and it certainly is a journey.
What I learned once again: I should have worked out yesterday. I should not have had that extra glass of wine with dinner. And, I definitely should have cut my burrito in half rather than consuming the entire thing!
Today is a new day! I started the day with my 40 minute cardio workout followed by a Shakeology with a mixture of fresh berries added. Morning snack was a pear and a slice of roasted chicken breast. Lots and lots of water all day long. Lunch was a spinach salad mixed with 1/2 an avocado and a small Persian cucumber, topped with a bit of Balsamic dressing and a hot cup of green tea. Dinner will be a small roasted chicken breast in olive oil/Soyaki and a small portion of quinoa mixed with some sauteed squash. I will have another cup of green tea before bed.
I must say I feel stronger today, I am not aching like yesterday, I have more energy and just overall feel fabulous.
Splurges are not always worth the pain and suffering afterwards. We can all take a flex meal (splurge) each week to keep us motivated in our healthy lifestyles or if you are braver than I, take an entire day to flex. That is an individual choice. I would urge you to journal how you feel if you choose to have a flex day or flex meal implemented in your weekly nutrition.
The journey is part of our lives to Keep Choosing Consistency,