Why we ALL should be drinking Shakeology!

Before getting my hands on Shakeology I wasn't a "shake person" either!! I maybe had tried a slim-fast here and there but knowing what I know now that wasn't doing me any good! Im just one of those gals who likes to chew my calories! hehe.. But, in the Summer of 2013 I was in school at nights for nursing and homeschooling my kids during the day and just not feeling so great at all. I was only about 10 lbs overweight but I was so uncomfortable in my own skin.. So after seeing my sis in law sharing her results with P90X and Shakeology online DAILY I had to message her and find out more.. Im a super skeptical person so at first I wasn't on board. But I told my hubby Im gonna just COMMIT to this for 30 days and see where that takes me.. Well, the REST IS HISTORY!!! I ended up losing all 10 lbs in that first month of drinking Shakeology along with eating healthier, drinking more water and exercising daily!! It changed my life in every good way and I fell in love with the products and the process I went through to lose the weight and change my mindset so I became a coach too to be able to help others just like I had been helped!! 

Here are 8 reasons WHY we all should be drinking Shakeology modified from the Beachbody blog!! Ive been drinking it for over 4 years now and if Ive ever had a short period where I stopped for whatever reason, my body is NOT happy with me! I get sick easier, go back to having digestive issues, find that I over eat and crave sweets again and overall just plain miss it!! If you have more questions or want more info about it feel free to reach out to me HERE!!!! 


1. Shakeology Is More Than Just a Protein Shake

Yes, Shakeology is definitely a great source of protein, with 16 to 17 grams of protein per glass (depending on the flavor); that’s about the same amount of protein you’d get from eating three eggs! 

And it has not just one type of protein, but a blend of globally harvested protein from whey, pea, sacha inchi, chia, flax, and quinoa.

But Shakeology isn’t a typical protein shake.

“In addition to the protein blend, it also has a bunch of awesome fruit and vegetable based ingredients in it,” says Paige Bente, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., and nutrition manager at Beachbody.

“There are ingredients with antioxidant properties like green tea, pomegranate, vitamin A, and rose hips. There’s a super-green/phytonutrient blend, and also a blend of adaptogens that have been traditionally used to help your body react to stress. And there are probiotics, prebiotics, and enzymes that are really important for gut health, ” she adds.*

This superfood protein shake can give you a head start on the nutrients you need for the day and to help you get through your workouts.*





2. Shakeology Can Help Curb Cravings & Help You Lose Weight Like it Did For ME! 

Losing weight would be so much easier if the foods we want were the foods we need — but, sadly, it doesn’t work that way.

We all know how to lose weight — eat healthy food, watch our portion sizes and exercise more often — but it can take serious willpower to reach for something nutritious when your brain is telling you to eat all the Halloween candy.

If that sounds familiar, think of Shakeology as a secret weapon to help you stay on track. “Shakeology helps reduce appetite and increase satiety,” Bente says. “It’s helpful in reducing the desire to eat and reducing the amount eaten at the next meal.”

And if you’ve got a sweet tooth that won’t quit, Shakeology can help satisfy it in a healthy way. “As part of a healthy diet, Shakeology can replace foods that are higher in calories but lower in nutrients,” Bente says.

So the next time you’re tempted to hoover a tub of chocolate ice cream or down a sugary latte, whip up a Mint Chocolate Shakeology smoothie like I do!! 


3. Shakeology Can Help Take the Stress out of Meal Planning

Meal prep can help you lose weight by taking the guesswork — and the last-minute, “hangry” decisions — out of eating healthy.

But let’s be honest: Some days you’re inspired to cook a healthy meal, and some days you’re just… not.

On those days, when you’re not feeling the greens, Shakeology, when added to a meal, can help you sneak more plant-based nutrients into your diet. (That can be especially helpful if you’re not a huge fan of veggies! 

And if your cooking skills are limited, Shakeology can help with that, too:

There are a ton of delish Shakeology recipes out there, so it’s an easy way to add more variety to your meal plan, even if you’re not a master chef.


4. Shakeology Is an Easy Grab-and-Go Food

When life gets hectic, it can be hard to find time to whip up a healthy snack — and you may be tempted to grab a bag of chips because it’s a cheap, easy option.

But Shakeology can help quell your snack attacks: It only takes a few seconds to mix Shakeology with water for a quick snack to tide you over until you can make or find a healthy meal.

So in less time than it takes to pop into a convenience store for a snack or wait in line at the drive-thru, you’ll be sipping a healthy shake that’s loaded with nutrients — and makes you feel way better than greasy chips or fries would.

5. Shakeology Is a Solid Source of Fiber

Each scoop of Shakeology contains 4 to 6 grams of fiber (depending on the flavor), which is key to a healthy diet —especially if you’re trying to lose weight! 

Fiber helps support healthy bacteria in your gut, move waste through your digestive system, and helps you feel fuller.

6. Shakeology Can Help Jumpstart Clean-Eating Habits

Whether you’re doing a program like Clean Week or just trying to cut processed junk out of your diet, Shakeology fits in your plan.

It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives, and it delivers superfood ingredient powders to help maximize the nutritional value of each ingredient.

“Beachbody is really careful about where we source all of our ingredients,” Bente says. “Many of these botanicals are from whole plants that have been dried and ground into a powder, and then put into Shakeology.”

7. Shakeology Actually Tastes Good!

Shakeology comes in five yummy flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Greenberry, and Café Latte — so even if you’re just mixing it with water, there’s a flavor you’ll actually enjoy.

There are also FOUR Vegan Options : Chocolate Vegan, Vanilla Vegan, Café Latte Vegan, and Tropical Strawberry.

8. Shakeology Can Help You Break Out of the “Kale Salad” Rut ;) 

Listen, I love a good kale salad as much as anyone else. But it’s easy to fall into a rut of eating the same healthy staples over and over and over again.

And even your favorite fruits and veggies can get a little boring if you eat them every.single.day.

So if you feel like you’ve been walking through the produce aisle on autopilot lately, Shakeology can help you shake things up a little bit. “Shakeology gives you a broad base of fruit and veggie ingredients, including a lot of things that most people don’t eat on a normal basis,” Bente says.

Think about it — when’s the last time you picked up reishi mushrooms, chlorella, or bilberries at the supermarket? One scoop of Shakeology contains all of those superfood ingredients and more, so you can enjoy their healthy benefits every day.

 8 Reasons WHY we should ALL be drinking Shakeology! 

8 Reasons WHY we should ALL be drinking Shakeology! 

Shift Shop Workout Program by Chris Downing

Tomorrow on the same day I signed up to be a Beachbody Coach 4 years ago (CRAZY how time flies!!!!) I'm headed off to our company's Big Annual SUMMIT in New Orleans!! (Im SO EXCITED to get there already!!) And this week our newest program called the SHIFT SHOP launches!! 

This program is unlike any I've seen yet! Its equally about making a MENTAL shift as it is a PHYSICAL one! And I think we all can say that a good exercise program is like that! Its the whole reason I left nursing school 4 years ago to pursue coaching. It CHANGED MY LIFE in every way and I had such a deep desire to PAY THAT FORWARD to other women! 

Shift Shop Launch

Here's a little of the specifics about the program! 

The Free&Fit OFFICIAL TEST Group will begin on July 24th!

If you do commit to the Test Group, you receive:

*The entire BRAND NEW Shift Shop 3 Week Workout Program
*First Access to 2 OTHER brand new exclusive workout programs you can stream from anywhere for the length of an entire YEAR!
*7 Portion Control Containers
*Full Recipe Book and Nutrition Guide for Shift Shop (I offer my own vegan meal plan, and there are plans for all lifestyles and other programs!)
*Quick Start Guide
*Exercise Wall Calendar
*30 day supply of superfoods to combat your cravings and keep you on track
*Shaker Cup
*Over $6,000 worth of workout programs to stream from anywhere! Gym, home, dorm room, wherever!
*My 1 on 1 coaching
*Supportive Community of Empowering Women! :) <<<<--- THE KEY to SUCCESS!! Well, that and DECIDING to Make the SHIFT in your life! 

Shift Shop Launch

This week as Summit ill be getting to work out LIVE with trainer Chris Downing!

Who is Chris Downing? 

He's a NASM certified personal trainer with one goal in sight. To help you accelerate the change you have always wanted.  As the creator of the Shift Shop fitness program, Chris’ engaging, motivation based approach lets you grow stronger both physically and mentally.  It is so much more than helping you get fit and lose weight.  It’s about shifting your body and mind to a place that allows you to reinvent yourself.

Chris takes the most results-driving training methods-effective for everyone from pro and amateur athletes to the everyday gym-goer and tailors them to help you achieve significant total-body transformation.  This includes shorter workouts with exercise intervals that help you burn fat and reshape your physique at lighting speed.

Here are some of the INCREDIBLE results that have come out of the program!! 

Shift Shop Launch
Shift Shop Launch

I'll be sharing more about the program and my group here and in my Facebook Sneak Peek Group! If you'd like more info or are ready to JOIN ME just go HERE to APPLY! As soon as the program launches tomorrow you'll be the FIRST TO KNOW!

You can go ahead and get signed up to have me as your FREE Team Beachbody Coach HERE or you can go ahead and order the OnDEMAND All Access Bundle Kit that'll have your program loaded into it tomorrow!! 

Reserve your spot now for my shift shop accountability and support group starting on July 24th!!  The program launches July 17th which means we will kick off our Shift Shop Accountability Group on the 31st of July. We will walk you through meal planning, food prep, mindset, modifications, daily accountability and support.  If you want to be on the list to get our personal mentoring and support in rocking your results make sure you fill out the application below to get involved.

Cant wait to get started with all of you!! 

 Exclusive Test Group starts on July 24th!&nbsp;

Exclusive Test Group starts on July 24th! 

My Ultimate Reset Journey and RESULTS!

So, I completed Beachbody's 21 Day Cleanse the Ultimate Reset last week and its taken me a week to get my thoughts together to share.

I took my before (aka GOODBYE ;)) pics on Day 1 and my after pic the day after I completed the program which was last Monday!! Ive had so many people reaching out wanting to see my results which I LOVED and even caved and private messaged a few! Thank you for all the messages and comments asking to see! I wasn't holding out, just processing my thoughts and gearing up for my transition plan. :) 

Ultimate Reset

Ive had the tendency to overcomplicate living a healthy/balanced lifestyle in the past. I seem to be an all or nothing type when it comes to diet and exercise and I really want to change that this year. I want to be freed of the stress I bring to it and naturally live an 80/20 or even a 90/10 lifestyle. So 80-90% of the foods I eat I want to be clean, wholesome, FUEL for my body and I even want to keep it more on the vegetarian side.

Vegan Wrap

That's what I LOVE about the Reset. It truly does reset your body and your tastebuds!! (side note : my FIL is in town this weekend and I bought Oreos as a treat and as they were eating them last night after dinner I had some sliced strawberries and blackberries with a little bit of maple syrup for my treat and it was amazing! Thats not to say ill never eat an Oreo again though!! :))


I realized on that last week and a half of the Reset that I truly love eating a mostly vegan/raw diet. The foods are amazing and better yet, I FEEL AMAZING. When I completed the program we went for tacos and I got the same ones I always get that have ~ steak, diced red onions, cilantro on a corn tortilla and the steak tasted a little weird to me. Almost gross. Don't get me wrong, I love a good steak or hamburger here and there but i'll be saving those for days that my body is truly craving red meat. I want to start listening to my body and how I feel and eating based off that vs. a clock/schedule/boredom or even routine. 

  Press'd Juice Bar &amp; Kitchen (LOVE this place)&nbsp;

Press'd Juice Bar & Kitchen (LOVE this place) 

So lets talk about my RESULTS shall we?! :))

The pic on the left is actually hard for me to look at. Not for any other reason than I know where I was in my head space that day. I had spent most of November and December of 2016 just sort of eating what ever I wanted. Not taking care of myself and allowing negative self talk to come in. I think we all know by now that we have to protect our mindsets!! And its as simple as this ~ you hear the negative thought rambling around and you TAKE IT CAPTIVE and give it to God! Ask him to protect your thought life and your mind. Its a process and takes a little time to start recognizing it when its happening but the more you do it the better your thought life gets and the better your LIFE gets!

Ultimate Reset

So back to my before pic ~ I had gained about 15 lbs through the holidays and end of 2016. I showed my 13yr old son this pic and he said "I dont even remember you looking like that" Well, son we have ways of hiding. Sad but true and I dont want to HIDE ever again. I want to LIVE!! Fearless and Free! Or I should say Free&Fit! :)) 

I had done the Ultimate Reset before and gotten amazing results so I knew the NEW YEAR would be the PERFECT time to start FRESH! Even though in that pic I had a pretty bad back injury I wasn't letting anything get in my way of starting. I set up my tripod and snapped the pics and walked away. I knew it was just my STARTING POINT and I wasnt gonna overanalyze or dwell on them! I also had to have my husband drive me to the grocery store and I used one of those electric carts to go shopping for the foods. I couldnt drive or walk but I could sit very uncomfortably and but what I needed for week one!! :) 

Now the pic on the right is the day after completing!! I felt and still do feel incredible! I lost 9.5 lbs which is so great but honestly, the shift in how I think about foods, my inner dialogue and my sleep patterns are all the BEST results!! Ive never had issues sleeping or at least I didn't think i did until I started waking up feeling REFRESHED. This whole week post Reset I've been getting up at 5am to start my day before my hubby and kids and its been easy! I do go to bed around 9:30 but I've sort of always been an "early to bed early to rise" person. My clothes are fitting so much better again! I feel HAPPY // ALIVE // ENERGIZED from the inside out!! 

If you've ever considered the Ultimate Reset or have questions, i'd love to chat with you!! Just go HERE to get in contact with me. I have multiple coaches on my team and friends who ordered and have started at different points in January and are all getting great results. I will say this ~ I believe you have to be READY. You have to have the mindset going in that it will be challenging but YOU ARE FULLY CAPABLE of anything you put your mind to! I 100% believe that!! 

Ultimate Reset

Calling all my MAMA Friends!

Calling all my MAMA friends!! 

Now its your turn! 

Are you ready to end this year by taking a leap and starting something NEW even if the only thing you receive is looking and feeling YOUR best!? 

I haven't done one of these free groups in awhile but with all the questions / messages and emails I get I thought it would be the perfect way to answer ALL OF THEM at once! :)

If you've wondered if Coaching is for you, even in the slightest, message me to get added to this group. 

Nope, I wont just go adding you without your permission. Not my style. ;)

Ive been coaching for just over 3 years and have met some of my favorite people! We'll actually be having Thanksgiving at our friends house who we never would've met without this little gig. :) It's helped me to stay consistent and accountable to my own fitness goals while I lead monthly groups helping others. Those groups aren't just for my challengers! I need them too! :) Its afforded us the ability to send both of our kids to private school and be fully present as a family. We've been able to take so many trips over the past few years and if they weren't free/earned trip from Beachbody, we payed for them in cash. For this Mama who has a desire to travel at least once a month thats been a huge blessing! It took the pressure off my hubby who was building a brand new business and we were living paycheck to paycheck while his company was growing. There have been so many wonderful benefits to my families life because I decided to take that same leap to become a coach. I simply had the heart to help others and the goal for me was just ONE PERSON. Thats all I said to Jared when I decided to do it. I said, id be SO HAPPY if I could touch someones life the way mine has been. That one person has turned into hundreds and I'm sure thousands at this point as my team Free&Fit and I continue to help so many people each month!

I have to add ~ Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. You gotta work but YOU get to decide how big you want to grow your business and ill help provide you the tools! <3

Now is the time friends. 

Let's end this year together starting something NEW and head into 2017 making it our best year yet! Are you ready!? Head to over to the MY TEAM tab to apply!! 

New Supplements in the Mix and FIGHTING to end this year STRONG!

After only a week on all of my new supplements Im starting to feel amazing!! Whoop whoop! :)

I recently found out that I'm Vitamin D deficient, Anemic and have low stomach acid. All of which are causing fatigue and the stomach acid is giving me some digestive issues.

So, once a day I take each of these and I'm making sure to get to bed early so I can wake up nice and early for my Yoga Retreat.

We have one week left of the 3 Week Yoga Retreat and then I cant help myself ~ Ive gotta FIGHT to end this year STRONG!!

It's been a bit of a doozy and Im not gonna let it end this way! Sometimes we cant control the things that happen to us or around us BUT we CAN control the controllables and a couple of those are how ACTIVE we get and what we put in our bodies! Right!? :)

So starting November 7th I'm personally committing to Core De Force, the anticipated MMA style workout that you can do right from your own home. Its a 30 day program and I'm going ALL IN from start to finish!!

Do you feel like you're in a fitness rut or looking for something new?

The New CORE DE FORCE and it's explosive mixed martial arts-inspired total body workout will have you blasting fat and leaning out in no time! Yea baby!

Just 30 minutes a day and killer results. The brand new program launches November 1st!!! 

I'm SO excited for this one!!

This is what can happen in just 15 days if you go all in. Commit to pushing play everyday, shakeology once a day, and following the amazing nutrition plan that comes in your challenge pack!!

Core De Force is designed by Beachbody Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews to blast fat and carve your waist in just 30 days - with no equipment. Awesome for all levels of fitness and a great way for you and I to work one on one together right from the comfort of your home. I will be here the whole way to guide you throught the program!

Here's a TEST GROUP Participants {Round 1} transformation of Core De Force!

Here is what Jenni said ~ 

"I seriously can NOT believe the way this program is reshaping my body! I was blown away when I put these pictures next to each other today!

Down 8.6 pounds and 13.5 inches! Over 3 inches off my waist and hips, and over 2 inches on each thigh! More than the weight and inches lost though is the confidence I'm regaining! Showing up for myself, and taking care of ME, has been the biggest blessing of all! I'm happier inside than I've been in a long time!"

I'm hosting an accountability group over on FB for 20 women to commit alongside! I know, I know Thanksgiving is in the middle and everyone can take that day to enjoy all their favorite family foods! I'll probably plan to stay on track and keep my Thanksgiving meal healthy and simple. Im SO EXCITED and READY to end this year STRONG!! There's no need to wait and set some New Years Resolutions for 2017 when we have TWO WHOLE MONTHS to commit togehter and get some amazing results!! If you'd like to be considered for this test group go HERE to apply! 


Total Health ~ Mind Body & Soul

I'm SO happy to be back to blogging and sharing my health and wellness journey here!! My previous website got hacked into and ruined. So sad! Why do people do that?! Who has the time or energy to go about destroying other people's property? I have no clue and can't wrap my brain around it BUT I'm moving FORWARD and happy to be BACK and on a platform thats totally protected! :) 

The past few months have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride with trying to figure out whats had me feeling "off".  I had completed another 90 Day round of P90X, stuck to using the 21 Day Fix portion containers and started to feel great but wasn't seeing much physical results which wasnt adding up because I was sticking to it! I started Intermittent Fasting which ill be writing a whole other blog post about because I truly love it and plan to stay committed to that for the long haul! I started Hammer & Chisel last month and only have two weeks left to complete it but have been SO exhausted that I finally found myself at a Natural Health Dr's office. Im not one to go to Dr's but this was long overdue. I filled out a 10 page questionnaire that went over everything from my diet/bathroom habits/stress/medical history etc!! My first appt was last week and I left with orders to get blood work done, I took a saliva test, I had an iodine patch on my right arm, got acupuncture for the first time and LOVED it, got an adjustment on my spine and was super tight, was prescribed Natural Calm every evening, to take an Omega 3 pill daily, and an all natural multi vitamin along with my daily Shakeology

Yesterday I went back to get the results of the blood work and it came back that I'm severely Vitamin D deficient and Anemic which = WHY I've been SO exhausted!! A couple other things were that I had very little stomach acid and that my thyroid was producing enough hormones but my body wasn't breaking them down well? It was 5 pages of confusion and I did my best to take it all in!! There was lots of good news such as my LDL being better than perfect, my red blood cell count was perfect but my white was low. We haven't got the saliva test results back just yet so i'll be going back next week to get those and find out about my adrenals. In the mean time, my Dr wants me to calm down on the 6 days a week of intense workouts and cut that back to 3 days a week along with some Yoga which I'm pretty excited about! Tomorrow morning sounds like the perfect time to jump in and start Beachbody's 3 Week Yoga Retreat alongside my hubby! 

3 Week Yoga Retreat

As an online health and wellness coach I never want to workout alone so I've created a new group  over on Facebook for those of you who like to work out with others even if we're spread all over the US and Canada! Thats how I got in the best shape of my life 3 years ago and decided to become a coach to help others do the same! This group is going to be 21 Days long and centered around the 21 Day Fix / Using the Portion Containers / drinking lots of H2O! / having FUN / getting FIT for Fall and skinny jeans and boots ready / utilizing the free 30 days of OnDemand and getting in some yoga each day and reaching our GOALS together!!!  

Fit For Fall

For the rest of 2016 I'm EXCITED to dive into finding out was TOTAL HEALTH looks like for me and helping my challengers do the same!! Mind Body & Soul. Doing things that I love while sharing every step of the journey to help anyone along the way! I'll be getting out into nature a lot more, going out on my paddle board, bike riding, starting each day with meditation/visualization/ and yoga and looking for my TRIBE to join in on the JOURNEY! If you've ever wondered if online coaching is for you, message me! Let's chat and see if this whole Momprenuer ~ Life By Design gig is something you'd be interested in!! <3