Category Archives: Shakeology

Daily Success 3/11/2013 – I couldn’t play sports with my kids. I felt unattractive to my husband.

I was in a bad place. All I used to do was sit around and watch TV and stuff my face. It hurt to get up and do things. I felt lazy, unmotivated, worthless, ugly, bored. I couldn’t play sports with my kids. I felt unattractive to my husband.
But something gnawed at me. The father of my children had passed away. And I knew that if I didn’t do something about my health… I couldn’t bear the thought of my kids losing me, too.

Luckily I had a friend who was a Beachbody Coach, and it saved me. I was so full of excuses. But my coach introduced me to the idea of taking baby steps. She introduced me to how fun a gym could really be. She held my hand at times… and kicked me in the butt at times.

But she always had faith in me.

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After 6 months, I hit a plateau. So my coach told me about Shakeology—and it got my body back into burn mode… and kept it there. So far I’ve lost over 100 lbs. thanks to Shakeology combined with healthy diet and exercise. I have so much more energy now. I am in less pain. I’m more active. And I don’t just watch my kids play sports—I play right along side them.

Most of all, I’m so proud of myself or sticking with my program and not letting excuses get the better of me. For that, I thank my Coach. They always reminded me that I was worth it, and always believed in me. Without a coach, I never would have found Shakeology, and I would have given up a long time ago. Thanks!

Daily Success 3/14/2013 – faced some pretty tough times—death of my brother, a divorce, and giving birth when I weighed 307 pounds.

Before finding Beachbody, I had faced some pretty tough times—death of my brother, a divorce, and giving birth when I weighed 307 pounds. When I was diagnosed with a cyst that covered 60% of my thyroid, my doctor also said I was pre-diabetic and would need to start taking medication twice a day.
2-Carrie-TJ-TF-ShakeOI kept thinking, ‘I’m in my 30s—I can’t take a pill every day, forever.’ That’s the minute I knew I had to do something.

TurboJam got me started, and now TurboFire is keeping me going! I can’t say how much I love the Turbos. I love the modifications and truly enjoy the New to Class aspect Chalene gives you on every program. You don’t have to get it right. Just keep trying! I will sit in traffic and think, ‘Wow, I could be busting a move now.’

And here’s the best. I’ve lost 87 lbs. so far. I can breathe. Take no prescribed medication. My blood pressure is normal. When I started, I was wearing a size 24. Now I’m a 14 and wearing larges. And I’m no longer pre-diabetic.

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What did Challenge Groups give me? Constant accountability. In my Challenge Group, we were all very active. Having a support group and being on a team was certainly one of the key factors for me. Shakeology, too. My doctor asked what I was doing to get such fantastic results, so I made sure to inform her that Shakeology is the key. I am truly a new person. Every day is an active day.

I’ve moved on to Les Mills Combat™ and I am still shedding pounds!

Daily Success 3/1/2013 – Being overweight was not fun. It left me exhausted all the time

Prior to moving to the U.S. 3 years ago, I was skinny. But during my first 2 years here, I gained 20 lbs. and couldn’t lose the weight. Being overweight was not fun. It left me exhausted all the time, I felt horrible, and climbing one flight of stairs was a huge challenge.

22-Marygise-SI6-ShakeOEvery day I’d looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe that the person staring back at me was ME! Eventually, I got used to seeing myself fat and just accepted it as who I’d become.

Then one day I came across some BEFORE and AFTER pictures of an old friend who had lost weight with Beachbody and I couldn’t believe her amazing transformation. I called her up, she took me under her wing, and the next thing I knew, she was coaching me through Slim in 6®.

Even though Slim in 6 is a low-impact workout designed for beginners, since I hadn’t worked out in over 20 years, I only got through the 1st 14 minutes of the workout on my first day. But the more workouts I did, the stronger I got, and the easier they became. Sure there were times I wanted to quit, but my Challenge Group wouldn’t dare let me. They all were so supportive and motivating, and I think they often believe in me more than I did myself.

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In addition to working out daily, I followed the menu my Coach prepared for our group, plus I replaced one meal a day with Shakeology®. I’m still amazed how incredibly quick and easy Shakeology is to make, and that a whole meal fits in just one glass. This stuff’s amazing!

Over the course of 6 short weeks, I lost 14 pounds, went from a size 9 pant to a 4, and replaced all my medium shirts with smalls or XS. I have so much more energy now than I’ve ever had, and even though I still have Osteopenia, my joint pain has completely subsided.

Not only did Beachbody give me a new body, they gave me the tools I need to live a healthy life. Now, my children are following in my footsteps and are eating healthy and exercising daily—which makes me so happy. But this is just the beginning of my heath and fitness journey. I recently started Chalene Extreme® and am excited about continuing to tone my body and live healthy. Thanks, Beachbody, for changing my life. Without you, I don’t know where I’d be.

Daily Success 2/23/2013 – I’ve tightened and toned my mommy areas!


I have never enjoyed working out. But when I was pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I held to a strict diet, but once I was cleared for the diabetes after my child was delivered, I fell back into some terrible eating habits. Fast food, sweets, soda!

I totally let go— until I realized that I could end up developing diabetes again, for good. So I began drinking Shakeology. What a treat! From my first sip, I was in love. Shakeology helped me shed the pounds and gave me ENERGY! I used that energy to do Rockin’ Body because I love to dance. Sean T did a great job motivating me. Then I moved on to ChaLEAN Extreme because my Coach recommended it.

And it worked! I loved Chalene. I loved the FULL BODY workout I got from it. I loved the strength training and I LOVED the burn. Over the course of six months, I have lost 19 lbs. and over 20 inches. I have healthy eating habits. I feel so much better about myself. I can now do more than 1 push-up.

And thanks to Shakeology and Chalene, I’ve tightened and toned my mommy areas!

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Daily Success 2/22/2013 – I was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer



I was never really into exercise. But when I was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer, I knew my life was going to change drastically. After a total mastectomy of my right breast and chemotherapy, I was weak, depressed, and totally convinced that I needed to make some life changes.

So at the urging of my daughter and Coach, I started drinking Shakeology daily and incorporating exercise into my routine at age 71! I chose Shakeology because I wanted my body to receive all of the essential nutrients I need for adapting a healthier lifestyle. I fell in love with it and Shakeology is a big part of my daily routine.

And it has really helped now that I’m so much more active. I chose Body Gospel because I’m a Christian woman and it’s a faith-based program with up-tempo gospel music an exercise moves that make you feel like dancing and praising the Lord.

But I’ve always had stiffness and joint pain, so I chose to do Tai Cheng because it’s supposed to improve flexibility and relieve joint pain and stiffness. Guess what? They both worked. I’ve lost a few inches around my waist. But the best thing is the flexibility I’ve gained through Tai Cheng!

I love the way my body feels after exercise. I have more energy. I feel young. And both Tai Cheng and Body Gospel have made me appreciate my life more. I’ve stopped making excuses. I start my day off with a workout. And now I can keep up with my grand- and great grandchildren and enjoy my golden years with my husband. And for that, I give praise!

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Daily Success 2/18/2013 – I was literally eating myself into an early grave.


Every New Year’s, I would say my New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight. But I never followed through—until this past year. I was a new mother. I was totally overweight. I had no energy, no confidence, and no self-esteem. I had headaches every day. So what would I do? Turn to food.

I was literally eating myself into an early grave. Until I made my New Year’s Resolution last year and followed it by starting P90X. I loved that P90X is a routine, sets a schedule so you have something daily to look forward to. It changes daily and it’s fun. Also, the meal plan and recipes kept my eating on track.

And when I started adding Shakeology, I gained a ton of energy, could sleep better, and felt like I could focus better. Don’t get me wrong, there were tons of days when I felt like giving up, but being in a Challenge Group helped me keep up—those people were there to support me, give me courage and inspiration.

And this time it worked. Thanks to P90X and Shakeology as well as TurboJam and TurboFire, I kept my Resolution. I lost well over 100 lbs. I have more energy, more confidence, I haven’t used pills for my headaches, my body doesn’t hurt anymore, my blood pressure and cholesterol are the best they’ve ever been— and I can run and play with my son without pain!

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Daily Success 2/17/2013 – gym, cardio, spin, weights, and boot camp but only lost 10 lbs


Several years ago I decided to get healthy and lose weight. So I joined a gym and started doing cardio, spin, weights, and boot camp regularly—plus I revamped my diet. I lived this life for two years and only lost about 10 pounds. To say the least, I was pretty frustrated.

Then a friend was ranting on Facebook about this amazing product called Shakeology®. She gave me a sample and immediately I was hooked. It tasted great, curbed my cravings, and filled me up. But could it help me lose weight like it promised…or like all the other Beachbody Challenge winners claimed?

Being the doubter I am, I set out to see for myself.

I made the commitment to replace one meal a day with Shakeology, and within 6 months I lost 39 lbs. THIRTY-NINE POUNDS!!!! And the thing is, I didn’t change anything else in my life. I exercised the same. Ate the same. And lived the same. Now, I have incredible energy and stamina, feel fantastic, and I’m in the best shape of my life. This stuff really does what it says it’s going to do. I even got my wife to start drinking this stuff and she’s amazed how it’s transforming her life as well.

I have so much energy from Shakeology that I just finished the BikeMS and rode the Century Route, averaging 14.645 MPH in a 25 MPH wind, which I would of never dreamed of doing before Shakeology. I just had my blood work done and my doctor gave me a clean bill of health. I don’t need any medication, or need to take any vitamins or supplements to be healthy. I already AM healthy—thanks to Shakeology.

Shake’O (what I like to call it) gives my body what it needs. I love this product so much that now I’m a Beachbody Coach, telling the world about this life-changing meal. Thanks Beachbody, this stuff is great!

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Daily Success 2/11/2013 – I put everything into running my store and just let myself go


I put everything into running my store and just let myself go. I knew I was gaining weight, but told myself I didn’t have the time to do anything about it. So I was “muffin-topping” around town, squeezing into jeans, “sausaging” into shirts that didn’t fit, and just basically miserable.

After my husband and I went to Vegas, I wanted to share all the pictures we took—but when I looked at them, I was shocked. I couldn’t believe how much weight I had gained. When a friend joked about which one of us could lose the most weight, I Googled “Lose weight in 90 days”…and a YouTube video of Beachbody came up.

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I said, ‘if she can lose that much weight, I can, too’ and picked P90X . That was the best thing I’ve ever done. I joined a Challenge Group, started logging my workouts every day to stay accountable, and got on Shakeology.

It was hard, but I kept at it. I had to. I was being accountable. The additional support I got kept me on track. And suddenly, I was amazed with myself. I’ve lost 23 lbs. and 32 inches. My “mom hips” disappeared and now that I drink Shakeology daily for breakfast, I have the energy I never had before to actually get things done.

Daily Success 2/1/2013 – I asked my husband if I could have liposuction


I finally came to the point where I asked my husband if I could have liposuction because I was feeling so disgusted with myself. I was absolutely miserable. I hated to go clothes shopping because I could never find anything in my size. I had no energy. I was depressed. And I was getting bigger every day.

Luckily, my husband ran across an old friend (who is now my BB Coach) who was always posting on Facebook about how much weight she was losing with P90X and Shakeology.

My husband didn’t want me to get liposuction, so he proposed that we get the program and the shake. At first, my greatest challenge was just keeping up. Just doing the warm-up left me gasping for air. But thanks to my husband, and my Coach, I kept with it.

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When I started seeing the pounds melt away, I knew I could do this, so I just continued to Press Play. I went from pausing during the warm-up to getting through the entire workout without stopping!!!

I lost 65 pounds and built muscle, which I never had. I went from never being into fitness to now owning almost every Beachbody workout. I work out every day. I eat healthy. I do Mud Runs. And I can play all-out with my kids. My life has changed so much for the better and now I’m paying it forward by helping others become healthy and fit.

When I started, I was hoping that one day my kids would look at me and be proud. P90X made that happen!