Saturday, September 25, 2010

Total Wellness Transformation: Shakin' Things Up A Little

Welcome to the next installment of "Total Wellness Transformation: Diary Of A 50lb Weight Loss."

Thanks everyone for the show of support. It is true what they say about Team Beachbody! The support is what makes everything else work. Wait until you see what happened to me this week!

Like I said last week, I'm aware this is a marathon, not a sprint. It's gonna take time, effort and consistency. Which kind of stinks, because I'm the most impatient person I know. But things are not going to change overnight. This is a lifestyle
change and ironically enough, one of the most profound changes I've made was also one of the easiest. I adopted the daily use of Shakeology®. I'm not a pitch man by any means but I will say this; it's already my secret weapon.

I have never been a breakfast person. Or a morning person, for that matter. Often, I would just start my day and go about my routine and then not even get around to eating until the middle of the afternoon when I realized I was starving. Of course, when this is the case, you rarely want the foods that are best for you, so you make unhealthy choices. Well, that was one of the first major changes I decided to make. So I started a new, healthy habit to help be break some long entrenched bad ones. I guess you could say I needed to shake things up a little - literally.

I have Shakeology in the morning so I can give my body the
nutrients and fuel it needs. (I'm a Greenberry man, but am learning to appreciate Chocolate, as well.) Now, I "drink" my breakfast and I don't have that crash that causes the cravings that lead to such poor food choices. If it's a really busy day, I'll have another Shakeology for lunch so I can power through.

After using it regularly, I noticed subtle differences. I started feeling more alert in the morning, not so sluggish. I had more energy. I just felt better. I realized that for years, I had not been giving my body the fuel that it desperately needed. Basically, I was getting in the car and flooring it, even though there was very little fuel in the tank.

I had to go to a conference recently and I took Ziploc bags of Shakeology and my shaker cup so I could make it in my hotel room. While everyone else was lining up at Starbucks, bleary-eyed in need of their morning fix, I was drinking my shake as I ran to my morning sessions. And I felt good about it.

The rare days when I don't have it or I run out, I find myself craving it. My body is used to getting all the good stuff. Plus, it makes things a heck of a lot easier. It saves time. I don't have to think about what to eat and I am less likely to make a poor choice. Water, ice, a scoop of powder - done.

It's working, because by doing some cardio 5 days a week and some light resistance training and combining that with healthier eating habits and Shakeology, I'm already seeing success...I'm down 6.6 pounds. Time to celebrate with some Greenberry!

Until next time,


screwdestiny said...

Hells yeah! That is awesome, Hank! Shakeology really is amazing. I tell everyone I know about it. Some are interested, some aren't, but I feel bad for the ones who aren't 'cause they don't know what they're missing out on! I'm glad it's helping you so much in your journey. Looking forward to the next installment...

Leanne said...

I just read an article about a genetically modified pig on more stuff like that happens the more we NEED Shakeology!

Debra said...

Hank, I am the same way! I am not a bkfst person and coffee was my bkfst,then usually skipped lunch and waited to eat until dinner. My metabolism was a negative and would actually gain weight due to the lack of nutrition. I love the Shakeology and recently ran out and my body was craving it as well. Congrats on the weightloss!! Hope to see that as well...