Category Archives: Shakeology

Smart Start: A 7 Day Intro to Health & Fitness

This post goes out to all of you who follow me and my fitness journey but are not quite sure you want to commit to a full month of healthy eating, 30 minute exercises, meal planning, and starting a new lifestyle!!

I totally understand – it looks super overwhelming in the beginning, but I PROMISE it gets easier and I am by your side every step of the way!!  I am really excited to share with you a brand new tool to help you start understanding the basics of healthy eating, incorporating a delicious and nutritious Superfood Shakeology smoothie once a day, and workouts each just 30 minutes a day.

The good news is Beachbody’s newest program SMART START with our Team and it lets you “try on” a healthy lifestyle for just 7 days, no strings attached!!! 

Smart Start is only one week long and will show you how easy it is to make healthy choices and give you the confidence to take the next step. The best part? You do not have to fully commit to an entire challenge pack. This Smart Start option is $30 (plus shipping) and allows you to sample our coaching group for a week, to help you test out the products and be a part of our support & accountability group so we can teach you how to plan and prep, keep you motivated and share some of our tips and tools with you!

Who is Smart Start for?

This is a great program for beginners and those who have tried a fitness program and failed or haven’t started because they’re afraid to fail. You know you need to make a change, but you’re not sure where to start – Smart Start is your answer! If you want to dip your toes into health and fitness without diving in, this is the perfect program for you!!

We are all afraid to start a new job, buy a new car, make the decision to have a family but all of those things come with risks.  Life is about taking risks and seeing where it will take you.  You have no idea what you are capable until you put your mind to it. You can’t be afraid to give something a try, what’s the worst thing that could happen?  You may have to take extra water breaks or push pause to give yourself some breathing room.  But what are the rewards at the end of the day?

You can look back and say, “I did that”! You can show people your new body, you can wear clothes you’ve been wanting to wear for a long time.  You can pull out those skinny jeans that have been sitting in the back of the closet!  The possibilities are endless!  When you feel good about your body, it will show in every aspect of your life!  Other people will see your beauty radiating from within and your positive body image will reflect on others.  You can help end the trend of obesity just by saying “yes” I want to face my fear of failure and prove myself wrong! There is no room for excuses!

How does Smart Start work?

Smart Start is a 7-day fitness and nutrition program designed to introduce you to a healthy lifestyle with our newest super trainer Megan. You will get 4 workouts, a step-by-step meal planner, and a week’s supply of delicious Shakeology all for just $30.  To gain access to my group, I will personally send you a link to order through my website.

The Workouts

Smart Start comes with four 30-minute workouts: cardio, strength, core function, and flexibility.  The only equipment required is a set of dumbbells for the strength workout. There will be an intensifier available if you want to kick up your workout a notch!!

The Nutrition Plan

There is NO calorie counting in this program!! You will receive a step-by-step meal planner that breaks it all down for you with delicious, nutritious foods and a sample supply of Shakeology. Packed with all the nutrients, vitamins, and protein that you need, Shakeology will help curb your cravings and boost your immunity. The regular Shakeology sampler comes with 2 packets of chocolate, 2 packets of vanilla, 2 packets of cafe latte, and 1 packet of strawberry. There is also a Vegan Shakeology sampler available, which is the one I personally drink every day.

The Support and Accountability

The best part of Smart Start is the support and accountability you get from my Challenge Group! In a closed Facebook group starting on November 13th, I will provide you with daily motivation, tips, tricks, and everything you need  to make it through the week successfully!!  We are actually going to be running the group for 10 days! The 8th we will start the plan and prep process and on the 13th will be day 1 of our workouts!  Once you complete your enrollment, we will be adding you to our private online accountability and support group to give you daily tips, motivation, accountability and more.

Can one week really make a difference?

YES!!! This is the first step in making better choices and building better habits. If you stick with the program for the full 7 days, you will start to see and feel changes in your body. Plus you will increase your confidence and you’ll be ready to continue your fitness journey!!!

If you are interested, fill out the application below and I will be in touch within 24 hours!!

http://bit.ly/HealthAndFitnessWithExcelWithMel

HURRY!  Spots are limited to the first 25 who enroll!

Not Another Monday…

Do you know how many people are living in the same house they were living in 5 years ago?

Do you know how many people are working at the same job, in the same position they were working 5 years ago?

Do you know how many people are still dedicated to their goal of improving their health and fitness plan they started 5 years ago?

Do you know how many people who buy a Beachbody workout program actually complete them from start to finish?  I don’t either, but it’s not many…like less than 10%.

I did.  No coach.  No Shakeology.  No Challenge Group.

Just a set of DVDs, a workout calendar and a new set of weights.  September – December 2012 and I had AMAZING RESULTS!

Previously, I had starved myself skinny and created a habit of running extra miles to burn any extra carbs or drinks I consumed over the weekend, but I was still flabby after losing almost 50# in 2010.

I was SO OVER counting Weight Watchers Points.
I was SO OVER counting calories with My Fitness Pal

I was SO OVER the vicious cycle of starving myself during the week and eating whatever I wanted on the weekend, just to end up at the same spot every Monday.

Until I found Beachbody:

  • At-home Workouts
  • Nutrition including Shakeology (don’t knock it until you try it)
  • The accountability of Challenge Groups

I became a DVD junkie.  In a good way.  But I was one of the few that actually COMPLETED each program I purchased, submitted my results, and at least earned a free t-shirt (and several hundred bucks in cash and prizes for winning a few things).

And then came ON DEMAND…and for less than $100 A  YEAR I get every new workout, ALL the new programs, and take on EVERY new challenge including recently:

Shaun Week (who made me cry along with my sweat)

Shift Shop (where I lost over 10# in under a month)

Hard Labor (which has nothing to do with giving birth)

And instead of having to spend $60-$120 for EACH new program, I get them automatically as part of my annual subscription and I actually SAVE money and still get results.

You see my personality lends itself to needing a challenge…needing a schedule…needing the group support. And with Beachbody, I have all of that.

All you need is a coach.  And a plan.  You don’t even need a Monday.  But I can I help!

Submit your information below and I will be in contact in the next 24 hours to help you get set up with a workout, a meal plan, and small group support (including ME!).

Lets do this together!

CIZE Challenge Pack is PACKED with everything you need for success

Save $70 this month with our CIZE Challenge Pack and get everything you need for success.

Where do you sign up?

RIGHT HERE!

Video Testimony: Using Shakeology Daily = No More Pills and No more Pain

My Brother-In-Law has (or had GERD.  According to PubMed Health, GERD (Acid Reflux) is “condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

Listen to his story on how he not only stopped having to take his medicine, but he is feeling GREAT, and no more stomach pains!

I LOVE hearing stories like this.  If you have any stomach/digestion issued and would like to see if Shakeology can help you, I can put you in touch with Andy to be your coach, or just order through his website here:

http://bit.ly/ShopShakeologyAndy

Make sure you select Monthly Auto Ship to save over $16.00 in shipping costs.  You can always cancel after the first month if you don’t get the results you had expected.

 

Shakeology Digestive Health Boost: Improved Regularity and Digestive Relief

Improved regularity and decreased gas, bloating, and discomfort is just what Shakeology Digestive Health Boost brings with its 7 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, which is a big relief to anyone who has no time to be “backed up,” like Diane. Shakeology Boosts are the newest addition to the Shakeology family and provide you with the power to customize your shakes based on your specific needs, day by day.

If you need any help in this area, feel free to reach out to me confidentially and I’ll get you a private link to have this shipped to your home so you can try it out for yourself.  What do you have to lose except the bloat?

 

Shakeology Power Greens

A full serving of nutrient-dense vegetables in just one scoop added to your shake is why Shakeology Power Greens Boost is perfect for veggie haters like Mike. Shakeology Boosts are the newest addition to the Shakeology family and provide you with the power to customize your shakes based on your specific needs, day by day.

I started taking Power Greens last month, thinking I’d have it when I was at a conference, or a music festival, or any activity that took me away from my usual day full of fruits and veggies.  But I found I loved it so much, I started taking it pretty much every day.  It made me feel THAT good!

If you have questions or want to try Power Greens, just submit your information below and I will get in touch.

 

 

Shakeology Boost: Customize Your Shake Any Way You Want It

 

Thanks to NEW Shakeology® Boosts, you now have the power to customize your shakes to your specific needs. Introducing 3 unique Boosts: Focused Energy Boost, Power Greens Boost, and Digestive Health Boost.

Focused Energy Boost energizes your day the healthy way. If you’re looking for an effective pick-me-up without compromising your health, then this boost is for you. Not only will you feel more energized, this amazing boost also supports mental clarity, alertness, and focus to help you be more productive.

Power Greens Boost fuels your body with a full serving of nutrient-dense vegetables and exotic greens. Contains veggies like kale and spinach that feed your body more of what it’s not getting from the average vegetable-challenged diet, and it tastes great too!
Plus, it helps support the body’s acid/alkaline balance.

Digestive Health Boost is a quick and easy way to help support regularity and digestive health. Get over half of your daily recommended amount of fiber when you add this boost to Chocolate Shakeology.  With a unique blend of 7 grams of both soluble AND insoluble fiber packed into every single scoop, this formula stands apart from typical fiber supplements that contain only soluble fiber.
Plus, it helps improve irregularity, support digestive health, and helps keep you feeling full longer.

Order all 3 or mix and match yours today!  Click on the links in the description above to place your order, or contact me below and we can discuss which Boosts may be right for you.

 

ICE CREAM!

Shakeology Ice CreamWhat better way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon than ice cream.  But this ice cream has no artificial sugars, dairy, soy, or anything bad for you.  It’s just purely amazing and a few simple ingredients, and poof – you’re ready to enjoy this delicious treat.

If you’d like the recipe for this, please leave your contact information on the form below and  I will send it out to you.

 

Chocolate Shakeology Pie

ChocolateShakeologyPie

 

I made this little beauty the other day and I’m having a hard time resisting only one piece a day!

  • 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 container tofu, silken or firm (approx. 12 oz.)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 premade pie crust (I used a gluten free one)

PREPARATION: Place peanut butter, tofu, Chocolate Shakeology, and milk in blender; blend until smooth and creamy, adding a bit more milk if necessary. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. (Makes 8 servings.)

You’re welcome. 🙂

Shakeology Testimonials

There are many reasons why people get hooked on Shakeology.  Watch this video to learn how it has helped so many people.

I get the comment all the time, that it’s too expensive.  Yes, it’s $130 for a 30 day supply.  That’s $4 per serving.  I use it as a meal replacement.  I buy a big bag of frozen fruit at Costco and blend it up.  I’m buying all my breakfasts for the month at once.  So yes – to me it’s worth it.

Feel free to contact me to learn more about Shakeology.

 

 

CEO/Owner, Fitness and Freedom Coach