Shanna had me start drinking one chocolate Shakeology a day and start exercising with a workout program called 21 Day Fix. This program laid out exactly what types of foods I should eat, how much of them to eat (no calorie counting!), and 30 minutes of exercise at home every day. So I started it, kind of believing it wouldn’t help me. But after the 21 days, I was down 7 lbs and 9.5 inches. The Shakeology drink had become my favorite thing I would eat all day. The super sweet tea and chocolate that I thought I HAD to have every day around 3:00…I didn’t even miss it that much! In fact after the 1st week, I remember thinking one day “I didn’t have chocolate today”. Big deal for me, because it’s not fun to “diet” and feel deprived. But with this plan, I didn’t feel deprived...I was making better choices and still getting to eat treats once in a while and I felt EMPOWERED. Empowered to take control of what I eat and how I spend my extra bits of time.