My Shakeology Experience

Check out the About Me page to learn more about my journey into Health & Fitness Coaching.  The first 4.5 years and 40 pounds of weight loss is what truly inspired this decision for me.  It wasn’t until early 2014 that I discovered the AMAZING benefits of Shakeology, but boy am I glad that I did.  Ever since I discovered Shakeology (and obviously added it into my daily routine), my energy levels have soared, my fitness routine intensified, and the amount of people who’s lives I’ve seen change by this product have reached unparalleled levels!  Shakeology has added an entirely new dimension to my world, and in turn, my Health & Fitness Coaching.

At the beginning of 2014, I was at a place in my life where I was looking for something that would provide nutrition and convenience while still fitting into my clean eating vegetarian/vegan meal plan.  I wanted something that was simple to eat/drink, easy to transport, and did not need to be refrigerated, as I am always on the go!  I LOVE to snack on fruits and veggies but those can get gross when sitting at the bottom of my purse all day.  I needed something that would be filling and nutrient dense, and I instantly thought … ding ding ding … protein shake!

Since I follow a mostly clean vegetarian/vegan diet, finding a protein shake that tasted good and met “my standards” has never easy for me.  I’ve tried plenty of shakes in the past, but most consisted of a chalky texture or “earthy” dirt-like taste.  Of the products that have tasted good, those shakes were filled with chemicals, additives, and sugar substitutes that left my belly twisting in knots 🙁

It wasn’t until a friend told me about Shakeology, that I started researching online and finding great reviews.  It wasn’t the protein shake that I was looking for, but rather a meal replacement shake and those words scared me a bit.  Meal replacement?  I don’t need that!  However, as I researched Shakeology, I found that it’s meal replacement claims could easily be modified to a snack version for myself so I bit the bullet and ordered my first bag!  I was very skeptical due to the price (and the fact that I couldn’t find any bad reviews) but I trusted my friend and gave it a shot. Plus, it was also nice to know that I could return the bag for a full refund if I didn’t like it.

I anxiously tracked my FedEx package over the next few days, waiting for the moment where I could FINALLY try this new product!  And when it arrived, it was like opening presents on Christmas morning!  Excitement rushed over me… I mean, who doesn’t love packages?

Even our kitten, Mr. Chow, loved the Beachbody products!

Mr Chow in box

WOO HOO!  I am SO happy that I tried these shakes!  Not only did the Chocolate Vegan Shakeology taste great, but I experienced no digestive issues and I felt full for an oddly long period of time after consuming the shake. <– This is unheard of for me!  I’m ALWAYS snacking!

Could it be that I ACTUALLY found something that tasted great, was filled with nutrients, and kept me full while on the go?  It was like my dreams came true!

Even since I first tried Shakeology at the beginning of 2014, I have been hooked!  The vegan chocolate is my ALL TIME FAVORITE flavor, but the vegan tropical strawberry is just as awesome too!  My mom ordered the regular versions (which I tried of course) and they were equally amazing and we have both been hooked ever since!  I’ve gone a few days here and there without having the shakes and to be honest, I felt kinda crappy on those days.  Maybe it’s the shakes unique claim-to-fame holy grail of nutrients, maybe it’s that fact that I was probably eating less healthy on those days, or maybe it was just a mental mind game, but I’d much rather drink the shakes and feel great than feel the way I did without them.  But hey, this is just MY experience with Shakeology.  It’s up to you to try it out for yourself!  Keep reading to find out more…

Check out these pics!  That’s me on the left smiling in the car with my Shakeology.  I tutor students in the evening and some nights there’s just no way to make/eat dinner since I’m out of the house until 9pm 🙁 Shakeology is MUST for me on those nights!  And check out my SUPER HOT MAMA on the right!  Seriously, how cute is she?  Take a look at those biceps!  

Shakeology Car Shakeology Mom

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more information about Shakeology, click here to read my personal write up/review about Shakeology!  Have a question?  Feel free to email me at max@maxpankow.com and I’d be happy to help!

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