Why I didn’t buy Shakeology for so long
The funny thing is I have been a Beachbody customer for years. I’ve done P90X so many times I can almost recite the DVD’s from memory. I’ve also been part of the Team Beachbody community for almost as long. A few times in the past people had reached out to me about trying this Shakeology stuff, and I never really thought much about it. Like most people I just thought it was too expensive to buy Shakeology. I think it was Julie that eventually said to me “I really want to try that Shakeology stuff, I am hearing good things about it”.
Now I have tried MANY a different whey protein powder, ready to drink mixes, and everything in between. I figured like most people who Shakeology was just another protein shake. Man was I wrong! Once I started digging into it I learned just how much stuff was actually in it. There is so many different ingredients that nothing else even compared that I had tried. So we decided to give it a shot and buy Shakeology for a month.
Why do I continue to Buy Shakeology?
Once we began using the product almost a year ago now, both Julie and I started feeling great. We both lost some more weight, mostly I have been able to maintain my current weight. With the advent of the new Vegan versions, we have seen some interesting energy boosts when we use it. Frankly for me I LOVE anything chocolate. It is my one vice and will kill my diet. So having Chocolate Shakeology once a day actually helps curb my craving for chocolate and it gives me my fix. It has also helped with appetite and even helped me kick caffeine from my diet.
I travel quite a bit and I am never without it. When I am away from home Shakeology provides me a good source of nutrition no matter what even if there is nothing else good available. It is much too easy to grab something unhealthy so I always make sure no matter where I am I carry my food with me and Shakeology is a big part of my diet now.
How do I Afford to Buy Shakeology?
This is a great question I get all the time and seeing as I am the bean counter in the house, cost of things is right in my wheel house. At the end of the day I budget everything for our household. I mentioned earlier that using Shakeology helped me kick caffeine, well that was in the form of both soda and Coffee. I used to drink 2-3 K-Cups a day of coffee while at home. Between K-Cups and 12-packs of soda we used to spend over $250 a month if not more on just those two items alone. So for me the cost was easily absorbed into a couple of bags of Shakeology a month.
To further add to our savings originally I became a coach to buy Shakeology with the 25% discount that is available. Between getting the discount on Shakeology, plus other items we buy from Team Beachbody it worked out. The real thing I always tell people is you should be able to give something else up somewhere that is not as good for you and move that cost to your new diet. Most people I can to say they spend at least $10/day on lunch at the company cafe or other place. Most other people also grab things along the way throughout their day. I would submit simply track that for ONE WEEK and you will see that just about everyone can afford to buy Shakeology.
Most people just don’t look at it as a full meal in their day that replaces something else they are already eating that is most likely more expensive and less healthy for them.
Will I Continue to Buy Shakeology?
You bet I will. We have been buying two bags a month for almost a year and we never have extra. If we start to have some extra we use it for snacks like Shakeology Bars and other recipes you can make with it. I cannot see for some time that I will not buy Shakeology for myself and Julie it is now part of our food budget and it will always be. Now as Team Beachbody Coaches trying to help others as well we are truly products of what we use, and frankly I enjoy the product. It tastes great and I have my own personal favorite Shakeology Recipe that I will actually share with you:
- 1 Scoop Vegan Chocolate Shakeology
- 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- 2 Tablespoons of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup ice
If you need it a little thinner you can add some water while it is blending. Also I sometimes add a scoop of Beachbody Hardcore Base Shake for days I need more protein in my diet. I hope this article gives you a little insight to think about this incredible product. If you would like to buy Shakeology, you can lean more about the buying options, or just order below!