How I Drink My Shakeology….

One of the great things about my Beachbody programs is the Shakeology as part of the meal plan. Once a day you replace a meal or snack with a shake and it is my healthiest,quickest and yummiest meal of the day! Full of over 70 natural ingredients and MANY benefits.

  • Increase in Energy
  • Reduced Cravings
  • helps in weight loss
  • FEEL healthier
  • Hair looks healthier

and those are just the results I have had with it!!

Now I know there are MANY ways to drink this but I’m going to share my current 3 favourite simple recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shakeo   Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana

  •  1 Cup of Almond Milk
  •  1/2 Banana ( you can use frozen if you like)
  • 5-6 Ice cubes (depending on how slushy you like your shake)
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 teaspoon of Natural Peanut Butter

Mix it up in the blender and enjoy!!!

 

Mint Chocolate

  • 1 Cup of Almond MilkMint Chocolate
  • 5-6 Ice Cubes (depending on how slushy you like your shake)
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Peppermint Extract (be careful with this as “less is more”)

Mix it up and enjoy! This one is perfect when your craving those Girl Guide Thin Mints or at Christmas when my family brings out After Eights my favourite chocolate!!

Chocolate Chai

  • 5-6 Ice Cubes (depending how slushy you like your shake)
  • Chocolate Chai Shakeo1 Cup of CHILLED Chai Tea
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • Splash of Almond Milk (optional)

Mix it up and Enjoy! This one is perfect for those mornings when you need that EXTRA energy boost, IF you don’t use Decaf of course!=)

**Just a note I did not create these recipes, these are just the ones I have TRIED and enjoyed! **

How do you drink YOUR Shakeology? Or if you don’t drink Shakeology what are some of your favourite shakes? Comment below and let me know! I’m always up for new recipes!!

 

 

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PiYo results, chapter one complete.

 

So it is Sunday afternoon, my boys are downstairs with their dad so I thought this would be a perfect time to write a blog post. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write and then it hit me. Oh yes, my before and after pictures….*shudder*  When I originally took these pictures I was never planning on sharing them. They were just going to be for me so I could see how far I had come in my fitness journey. Now though I see how important it is to share them.  You can tell people about a workout program, how great you feel and how you have lost weight BUT unless they actually SEE it they probably won’t believe.

So what is PiYo?

PiYo is an at home exercise program that mixes Pilates and Yoga and amps up the speed. Although you do lots of stretching you don’t hold the stretches, your moving and burning calories while stretching. It’s fast paced but low impact. There is also a modifier on every workout so if you are suffering from an injury, not as flexible, or just had a rough day you can still get your sweat on! Now of course exercise is only part of the program, the other half is the meal plan, and seriously it is the easiest meal plan to follow! It gives you tons of options and then you just mix and match to create some yummy and creative (or simple if you are like me) meals. And of course one meal is taken care of with your delicious shake of the day.

Okay so I’ve talked enough about the program now you probably want to know if the program works right? Well here are my pictures and you can decide that for yourself….

collagebeforeafter2 In my 60 days of PiYo I lost 1.5lbs ( I know doesn’t seem like that much) BUT I lost 2.25 inches on my waist and 1 inch from my hips, not to mention I gained muscle in my arms and legs.  I’m also going to be 100% honest with you and tell you that once a week I had a free DAY, not just one free meal. If I had stuck to just one free meal I KNOW my results would have been even better. That was the choice I made though and all in all I’m pretty happy with my results. The pictures don’t lie, I definitely had some changes and my hard work paid off!

am I done? Heck no! This was just the first chapter I have many more to go.  But I’m here to tell you that seriously if I can do this ANYONE can do it. I was the girl who ate junk food everyday and never exercised. All it takes is some determination, commitment and the willingness to change! YOU have to want this! Nobody else can do it for you!!

If you are ready to make some changes and are tired of giving yourself excuses please send me an email at angiehenry84@gmail.com We can chat about your fitness goals. I would love to help you reach them!! =) YOU can do this!! All it takes is the desire to change!