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This post is a little different from my usual posts but I’m so excited I just had to share with my readers! Six weeks ago my daughter, Katie, a Beachbody coach posted a challenge to take part in a 21 Day Fix Challenge Group. Three weeks of eating healthy, working out in the comfort of your own home every day, and getting awesome nutrition with Shakeology. I had never even heard of Beachbody or Shakeology but it sounded like something I wanted take part in. After all it was only 21 days and certainly I could get through it. I had a lot of stress in my life the past two years and as a result my weight was up and my fitness level was down! I decided to accept Katie’s challenge.

Before I committed I did a little online research on Beachbody. The more I searched the more amazing stories I read. Many people going into this program only needed to lose ten pounds or so. As a middle aged woman and a  grandmother I wondered if there were even any others involved that were my age! Believe it or not there were and everyone was exclaiming how their lives had been transformed. What impressed me most about the program was that it encourages healthy eating and regular exercise. You can create a free membership to find out more.

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The program sounded like it was just what I needed. I told Katie I was in and soon received an email with the information. Katie recommended a 21 Day Fix Challenge package, which would include the workout DVD’s, the containers used to measure food, and a 30 day package of Shakeology. I was also part of a private Facebook group. The groups members were also committed to the same program and a Shakeology shake once a day. Everyday we were asked to check in the with group and keep each other accountable.

My next question was what was Shakeology?

Shakeology

Shakeology

Was this one of those programs where your meals are replaced with shakes? No, shakeology is a protein shake that is full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and protein. It’s a superfood nutrient dense shake that tastes like a milkshake, acts like a super salad and is great if you are on the go. It comes in several flavors and helps you to recover after you workouts. I have since learned they are delicious! I reward myself with a Shakeology after each workout. My favorite is chocolate combined with ½ banana and 1 cup of kale or spinach, I then either add water or coffee.Shakeology

I have also found that Shakeology helps keep my sweet  tooth at bay as well as helping to reduce any junk food cravings. My favorite time to enjoy my shake is after my workout, I find it increases my energy!

Soon my package arrived and our coach suggested we read through the eating plan and set up our meals for the first week.

My meal plan

My meal plan

I think that was the hardest part! I would plan our dinners first, then our breakfasts and fill in the rest of the day. It was strongly suggested that you eat small meals including two or three snacks each day. Once my first week was figured out, the other weeks were easier to plan. I really enjoyed having everything planned out each day. I found it very easy to follow the plan. Of course some days work easier than others, if I’m out and about I either have to get my workout done before I leave the house or when I come home.

Three essentials, water, your meal plan and Shakeology!

Three essentials, water, your meal plan and Shakeology!

The three weeks flew by I am I was hooked! I felt better, lost some weight and even more important toned up and lost inches! I am now on my second 21 Day Fix!

Enjoying my Shakeology after a workout!

Enjoying my Shakeology after a workout!

I am also a Beachbody Coach and want to inspire others and help change lives.Beachbody coach My first challenge, to help co-coach a Push To Summer Challenge with my daughter!  We already have a private Facebook page in place and space is limited. I find these groups work extremely well because although the program itself is amazing, having the accountability and support of a coach and a “team” makes a huge difference. Are you interested in joining me? If so send me a PM or email me at NancyWolff@beachbodycoach.com and I will send you the information! It only takes 21 days to help make or break a habit. With our private Facebook Group we will encourage each other and help us stay motivated! It’s time to get fit and get moving! It may take some effort and planning on your part but we’ll be in this together as we make it fun, help each other and get ready for summer!

 

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