Why drink Shakeology over other shakes?

 

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I get questions like these a lot…Why should I drink Shakeology?  Is it really that different?  What makes it different?  Can’t I just keep drinking what I’m already drinking?

The truth is, there are so many shakes out there and I know it’s hard to figure out what’s good and what’s not.  The food giants like to trick us into thinking things are healthy for us when they’re not.  But please beware!  Not all shakes are created equal, and you can’t tell just by comparing the calories, protein and fat content.  When it comes down to it, it’s the ingredients that go into Shakeology that make it different…adaptogens, probiotics, prebiotics, amino acids, phytonutrients, digestive enzymes (all of this on top of the right balance of protein, carbs, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals).  These ingredients help you on a cellular level and significantly improve the way your body works and feels.  In the end, it’s truly the QUALITY of these ingredients that puts Shakeology above the rest.

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List of Personal Development Books

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5 dimensions of personal development: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, social

I used to look at personal development books and think they were cheesy.  But when  I became a Beachbody coach, they kept talking about the importance of continually growing yourself through these kinds of books.

I decided to put away my own pride and start reading my very first PD book called The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.  It only took about 10 pages before I realized this stuff was extremely powerful.  Now, my goal is to read personal development every day along with my daily quiet time with God.  Here’s a good list to get you started.  Some are business related, and others are about improving your life, mindset, marriage, time management skills, finances, etc. Remember, choose an area that you feel weaker in so you can strengthen that area of your life!  Happy reading!

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My Journey from Teacher to Mom to Fitness Coach

I wasn’t always a fitness nut.  This is where life has taken me over the last 10 years.

5 Ways to Increase your Motivation

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Lately we’ve been talking about feeling motivated (or feeling completely unmotivated) in one of my challenge groups.  It’s definitely hard to stay motivated for weeks on end.  How do you keep up the same gung-ho attitude on week 8 that you had in week 1?  Honestly, you have to work at it.  In the beginning it comes naturally, and you’re ready to give it all you’ve got, but once you’re settled into your routine, you sometimes have to trick yourself into feeling motivated.

Please know that it is completely normal to feel your motivation go up and down.  Truly what matters is what you do (and don’t do) when you feel your motivation waning.  Take a look at some tips that can help you get your groove back.

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Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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Seriously, friends.  This Chicken Fajita Salad recipe might be one of my all-time favorites!  It’s pretty simple but it truly gives your taste buds a party.  You don’t have to put it over spinach like I did, though…you can put it in a wrap and add your own fillings, just like regular chicken fajitas.

Here’s what you need for 2 servings:

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My Top 5 Reasons for Becoming a Coach

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If you’re going to follow me as a coach, then I want you to know me and know WHY I’m doing this. WHY I decided to become a coach and run my business on Facebook and Instagram. Please know my reasons don’t work for everyone, and I’m SO thankful for the great teachers that have taught my kids (the career I have given up). But for me, here are my top 5 reasons (will you make it to #5?): Continue reading

5 Reasons Meal Planning is Worth It

Be honest, do you pay attention to what you’re eating?  I sure didn’t used to.  I would work hard in the gym but then follow it up with not so stellar eating.  I used to think, “I’m working out and I’m working hard, so now it’s OK if I have that (cookie, ice cream, humongous portion) – you name it!  And I wondered why I wasn’t getting any kind of results physically.  Working out as hard as I was not to see the scale budge or any new definition took a toll on me emotionally.  I started feeling like a failure, like I’d never be able to change my body.

But then I was introduced to the world of Beachbody.  The focus was still on exercise, but now a new component was entered into the equation – nutrition.  I was not excited.  I thought I’d have to eat like a bird or eat foods I really didn’t like to get results.  I had no idea what healthy eating looked like.  Bottom line, I was out of my comfort zone.

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