I have always been a very skeptical person. My friend Collin says he appreciates that part of me because I dont just “go with it”. If I hear about something I look into it and I research it. It was the same with the Beachbody coach program, and it was the same with Shakeology. So I thought I would share with you a bit on why i chose Shakeology.
I was looking for a protein shake in the first place. I needed to get more protein and I wanted to get it from a good source, but when I first looked at Shakeology I just thought it was too expensive. Normal price is $120, and being a Beachbody coach I get a 25% discount, making it $90.
I looked around the normal places, GNC & Vitamin World, and what I found was about $40-$60 products, and they were just straight protein. Shakeology is a lot more than just a protein shake, but it is a great protein shake in addition.
So then I started thinking about what I was hoping for. I have been trying to gain muscle (needing the protein), but also lean out (loosing weight). Shakeology is more of a meal replacement shake. So then started this thought.
30 servings is $90. That is $3 a meal, which I choose to switch mine out for dinner. Even if I cooked every night, i knew i would end up spending more than $3 per meal, which actually, when I go shopping I always end up buying more food than what I actually end up eating. So I figured that if I commit to drinking this shake for dinner, then I will be saving money per meal, but also, not buying extra food I wouldnt be eating.
In addition to saving money, I would also be treating my body very well, and striving to achieve my goals. At this point in time I was almost sold. When I realized that Beachbody offers a 30 day money back guarantee, and gives you workouts to do and a shaker, I was in.
This is what happened next. The part I am very impressed with!
In no time Shakeology showed up. I started on it the next night. It has 70 great ingredients, that by no stretch of the imagination should be put in the same glass, so I wasnt sure how it was going to taste… but it actually tastes amazing for having all of that in it. I currently drink it with almond milk, and… if you set the mixer on high… it comes out like pudding… yum! lol
The AMAZING thing. 1 week in I lost a little over 3 pounds. Now I need to put this in a little perspective because the rest of the story is that I had just started loading up on creatine the same week. Creatine causes weight gain. That’s right. So while I was taking something that was causing weight gain, by replacing my dinner with Shakeology, I lost over 3 pounds in a weeks worth of time!
So, now I’m sold on it! Once I get down to the weight i want to be at I will just use Shakeology as a daily snack because of the incredible benefits. It has improved my digestion & energy, and makes me feel incredible. Also, if you are curious, it does break down very well in liquid. I ended up getting something from a local store, it was pretty expensive, and it wouldnt dissolve with a shaker cup, and then when I tried a mixer, it still ended up being chunky, so I never ended up using it.
Anyway, I hope this review is helpful to you! P90X & Shakeology both helped me a great deal with my fitness goals. Now working out and a meal replacement shake are part of my daily routine!
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