Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tropical Strawberry Shakeology Review

Tropical Strawberry Shakeology Review

First let's take a look at the ingredients list! I have been told that this is not ALL of the ingredients, they don't have all the vitamins listed on this one. But they're in there! That's a lot of ingredients!

Second let's take a look at my 1 week results from doing Turbo Fire + Drinking Shakeology and eating healthy.

For those of you who follow my weight loss actively, yes, I had put on some weight, I lost a friend to a car wreck and ate my emotions, hence the back sliding.

Since I started shakeology I have lost 8 Pounds! That was with just one week of shakeology + 3 days of Turbo fire workouts + for the first time EVER being able to eat healthy AND workout at the same time. Something I had never been able to do before starting Shakeology!!! I will be posting new pics every week, + upping my workouts to 6 days a week again! :)

Now then I've never been able to drink Shakeology due to a dairy allergy so when the Vegan - Dairy Free and Gluten Free, Strawberry flavor came out I had to see what all the hype was about!

I’ve been drinking Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology for a week now. Here are some of the things I’ve noticed.

Taste wise: A little chalky texture if you just add water and don't mix it in the blender long enough, but it has a great, strong strawberry flavor. I have found that adding something like vanilla coconut milk and ice (the kind from the almond milk section, not the stuff in a can) makes it smoother and more like a milkshake texture :)

* Increased energy

I am able to get SO much more done during the day now, it used to be I would only be able to do a workout and maybe sew a few toys, now I can do my workout, sew toys, paint paintings, keep the house clean and still have energy left for lots more! I’m loving this!

* Decreased cravings for sweets!

* Able to eat smaller meals and still feel satisfied!

(Did not expect this at all, I had 1400 calories today and I feel SO full.)

* Able to do more when I workout.

Before I always felt sluggish and sore all the time, before my workouts, during my workouts, after my workouts… now I just feel sore AFTER. And when I workout I actually FEEL like doing them!

* Able to workout and eat healthy for the first time ever!

I’ve NEVER once been able to eat right and exercise at the same time, I would always get sooo hungry after working out and just eat and eat and eat and then stay the same weight. For the first time ever I am eating healthy foods while I workout because Shakeology satisfies my sweet tooth! I drink mine mid-day before I workout and it keeps the sweet cravings away + gives me the energy I need to workout without that heavy feeling a meal gives me.

* I’m saving $170 a month on my grocery bill! Don’t believe me? Let’s break this down.

On a weekly basis I was buying 1 bag of cookies $3, 3-5 Bolthouse Fruit Smoothies $4 a pop, Raisins $3, Candy bars at the checkout lane, maybe 2 a week $2, Coconut Milk “Ice Cream” $5 That was $30 a week on snacks! (Yes I know I ate a lot of snack foods, but like I said I was so hungry from working out I just ravished all food in sight)

So that’s $120 a month and doesn’t include me going out with friends and grabbing a bite to eat at a pretzel place or something similar at the mall.

(By the way that was $120 dollars on snacks JUST FOR ME, I’m not including any of the snacks I was buying for my husband)

PLUS I was going out to eat every day, usually at Subway, or Panda Express or Noodles and Company, I was spending around $5-$10 dollars on a fast food lunch, which isn't very good for me anyways. So that's an additional $35+ dollars a week I was spending on lunch. That's $140 dollars a month! So between the snacks and the fast food meals I was spending around $260 dollars a month on food I really didn't need that was making me stay fat and unhealthy. Subtract the $90 I spend on Shakeology and I'm saving $170 a month!

I know Shakeology seems expensive if you’re just tacking it on top of your grocery bill, I thought that too, I seriously never thought I’d be saving money.

*Yes I know that not everyone spends that much money on their snacks/food a month, it’s just MY personal experience with Shakeology. ;)

Are you ready to try Tropical Strawberry Shakeology? Click the link below to get some for yourself! :D

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shakeology Day 4

I have been drinking Shakeology for 4 days now, my energy levels are crazy through the roof. It feels like the energy boost I get on a beautiful day where the weather is perfect + the feeling I get after I eat sushi + taking a B12 vitamin + that feeling I get after a great workout all wrapped up into one. I was NOT expecting to feel this way, I have been cleaning like crazy because I can't sit still for very long, my body is just like... MOVE DANG IT!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Juice Fast Day 3

I'm beginning day 3 of my juice fast, so far I'm down from 221 to 211 pounds, 10 pounds! Which puts me at 51 pounds lost total! I'm so pumped. I know a bit of that is water weight, but since I'm continuing to do moderate workouts while I do this fast I am sure some of that is fat loss as well. :)

I got my shakeology in the mail yesterday! I can't wait for day 7 of the fast to be over so I can try it, my curiosity is killing me!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Juice Fasting + Shakeology!

Tomorrow marks Day 1 of a week long juice fast that I will be doing with a friend.

The juice that I will be making is the "Mean Green" juice from the "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" documentary. I'll be drinking a minimum of 3x's a day + I will be riding my bike around 4 miles every day.

After the fast is over, I'm excited to say that the Tropical Strawberry Vegan Shakeology I ordered will be here and I will be documenting my progress with how it makes me feel, how it tastes, and my weight loss with it. I was unable to drink the other varieties of Shakeology due to the fact that I'm allergic to dairy products and while the chocolate variety is DELICIOUS, it contains Whey protein and causes me to swell in my throat, not good for me, but if you're not allergic to dairy, it tastes AMAZING with strawberries, you should try it!!! The Strawberry variety does NOT have whey so I am freakishly excited! I have friends who have lost 20+ pounds by replacing one meal a day with Shakeology... hoping to see similar results!

I plan to start doing Turbo Fire from day 1 once my Shakeology arrives + bike rides and eating a healthier diet than I have been eating lately. My end goal is to lose 20 pounds over the next 37 days, this will put me at 198 pounds and finally put me beneath 200 pounds for the first time in 13 years. Last time I can clearly remember being under 200 pounds I was in 9th or 10th grade.

I'm excited to see my progress over the next month, you can be sure I'll be taking weekly pictures again, starting tomorrow!