Everyone has a story. Mine may look different than yours and in some ways they may look similar. One thing is true, God is not done with any of us, yet! We are moldable and He continues to work on us from the inside out.
I was larger in college than I was in high school! Then after college i began losing weight. In fact, I had a hard time gaining weight. I was around 114 lbs for about 20 years. I have been a very UNHEALTHY 114, I have been a SKINNY, junk food vegetarian, eating what just what I craved–good or bad. NOW I am a ROCKING HEALTHY & FIT & TONED 120+/- . I look better and I feel GREAT!
I LOVE when people tell me that I am too skinny, I workout way too much, I count calories and I am concentrating too much on the scale BECAUSE it is so FAR from the TRUTH!! Pictures without the story are just pictures.
It is totally true that I was unhealthy at 114 lbs. four years ago, before becoming a coach. And actually my daily diet consisted of cereals, cheese and crackers (because I thought cheese was protein), processed veggie imitation meat products, chips, way too many nuts, peanut butter with jelly, french fries, waffles with high fructose corn syrup, too much alcohol, and ice cream any time I wanted some!! And because of my unhealthy diet my stomach was a total mess and my body was not retaining any nutrients to gain weight from. I have never had a problem with gaining too much weight but THAT DOES NOT MEAN I WAS in SHAPE or even remotely healthy! At 26 years old, I had my first colonoscopy. The doctor said I had a damaged and over excited intestine that did not properly process foods. Which explains why every time I ate, most of the food would run right out of my body. The doctor never gave me instruction on how to improve my condition by making right food choices. In fact, he told me this is “something” l would just have to live with. Seriously?? Believe me when I tell you, Shakeology is now the “something” I will live choose to live with for the rest of my life.
I started drinking Shakeology almost 5 years ago, and that is when my gut finally started healing, along with understanding how important nutrition is to my diet. After living with a condition for 30 years, I finally began feeling good. When you don’t have to worry about knowing where the the closest restroom is everywhere you go, you know your BODY is changing for the better. I started drinking Vegan Tropical Strawberry and have never stopped. The vegan is the BEST option for my gut because it is made with brown rice protein and dairy free. My digestive gut was a mess so I needed it to heal with with exotic superfoods, pre- and probiotics, enzymes, phytonutrients and complex proteins. Being a vegetarian limits me to non animal foods. My body was completely nutrient deficient (since I lived on junk food and only carbs) and I was under constant stress, working, raising small children…life. The first few times I didn’t like the taste, and I was making it with almond milk which I had never tried before. My taste buds had been so “brainwashed” to what real whole foods actually taste like. So for me it was an acquired taste at the beginning and slowly through the years, I have MASTERED my Vegan Tropical recipe to a Fabulous meal. I hardly ever miss a day and when I do, I MISS it! You see, my body and my gut matters to me and I am now 100% invested in taking care of it daily. With Shakeology, I know I am giving it the very BEST of what it needs and I need. The best daily dose of dense nutrition my body needs to function completely and handle any stress that comes my way. Shakeology supports nutrient absorption and healthy digestion which helps me to maintain lean muscle, strength and endurance. I never thought, in a million years, that MY body could transform into one that is healthy, muscular, fit and strong.
Do I believe Shakeology has helped change my intestine and my gut? Absolutely! Is Shakeology worth the price? Absolutely! You can’t put a price tag on your personal health and nutrition. Eating and becoming healthy has saved our family money!
Shakeology comes in a variety of flavors 5 regular and 2 vegan, so you are never bored of drinking your dense meal. Vegan Chocolate and Tropical Strawberry, which I love them both. And when your company offers a 30-day bottom of the bag money back guarantee, what you do you have to lose?
Here is my Go To Shakeology Recipe I am drinking now.
1 scoop Vegan Tropical Strawberry
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 red container of plain greek yogurt
1 green container of spinach
1 purple container of strawberries (frozen)
1 purple container of banana (frozen)
1 tbsp of MCT coconut oil
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of turmeric
Mix together in your Vitamix (or your blender of choice)
Here is the Corum Crew’s Go To Chocolate Shakeology No Bake Treat.
1 scoop Chocolate or Vegan Chocolate
1 cup of oats
1 cup of peanut butter (or almond butter)
½ cup of honey
Mix together and roll into 1 inch balls on cookie sheet and flash freeze for a few minutes then store in a glass airtight container in the refrigerator. Kid Approve (they ask for them weekly)
If you want to dig deeper in the exotic superfoods that are inside Shakeology, please check out this >> What’s in Shakeology
Cheers to becoming more Nutritional FIT!