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So I live in the suburbs of Austin, with my awesome husband, who is also my best friend and our two gorgeous children. We are originally from NM, however my children were born in Austin! I currently work for a national recruiting firm as the head of the accounting dept. for 2 branches. My husband and I are both prior service Army and have served in many places around the world, including Iraq and Kuwait. I love working out and running. Once in a while I will try a fitness class. I love, love, love Beachbody workout programs!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shaking it up with Shakeology

For being a nut about fitness and watching what foods I put into my body, it may come as a surprise that I am not a fan of vegetables. Sure, there are the usuals that I like and eat on a regular basis; green beans, corn, cucumber.. but the list is much shorter than it should be. Vegetables are such an important part of a healthy diet and achieving maximum fitness results. Recently I have gotten on the Shakeology bandwagon. My favorite is of course Chocolate, but Greenberry and Tropical Strawberry are also really good! Even though Shakeology has been in my vocabulary for some time, it wasn't until recently that I have begun to consume it on an almost daily basis. When I first started my fitness journey, I was pretty naive when it came to eating the right foods. Let's face it, when we were young we could pretty much eat and drink anything we wanted without much effect on our health or bodies, but as we age and our metabolism begins to slow down and things change, we can't expect to lose weight, maintain good weight or stay healthy without incorporating a healthy regime, both fitness & nutrition and this includes eating our vegetables like our moms taught us!
There are so many health products on the market that promise weight loss, I wasn't interested in just the weight loss aspects, what I was most interested in was finding a replacement for nutierients my body needs, but which my eating habits lacked. I was astounded when I did more research on Shakeology and it's benefits. Not only were people losing weight with this product, it was full of vitamins and good stuff our bodies need for fuel! Well then why not just comsume a multi-vitamin every day? Unlike multi-vitamins, Shakeology provides a protein source (17g) and all of the same 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 muscle 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. 
In short, protein shake + multi-vitamins falls short in many ways. There's no probiotics, digestic enzymes, etc., so my choice was pretty clear, why not Shakeology! I have one in the morning for breakfast and boom, my veggie intake and vitamins for the day are consumed!
Healthiest meal of the day!

See what doctors have to say about Shakeology!

Stay fit & fab my friends!

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