Well, I finished my 10 Day Shakeology Challenge!
When I had my assessment with Dillon this morning I was telling her how when I start things like this 10 Day Challenge, or a new workout program or eating plan, I am SO ambitious. I always have to check myself and remind myself that progress comes slowly and that in 10 days I am not going to lose 10 pounds – it’s not healthy and there really is no quick fix.
Overall, I lost just under three pounds. Of course I was hoping it would be more, but then I reflected on the other things I learned during my challenge and I realized that I came away with a lot more than a three pound weight loss.
I learned that it is a great thing for me to have an easy healthy meal to fall back on – Shakeology is a lifesaver when I’m hungry but don’t have time to cook or the ingredients for something healthy. It’s so easy to make and it keeps me full and fueled for hours, unlike the lunches and breakfasts I was eating before the challenge.
I (re)learned that making healthy meals really doesn’t have to be that challenging, so using the excuse of being tired to order in unhealthy food is kind of a cop out. The recipes provided to me as part of the challenge were easy and most didn’t take much time at all. I’m definitely putting a few of them in my weekly menu rotation.
I was also reminded that eating ‘real’ food in balanced meals instead of little snacks here and there or a snack bar as a meal will keep me satisfied longer. It may take more time to scramble an egg with some veggies than to pull a yogurt out of the fridge, but it’s not that much more time and the scramble will stick with me a lot longer.
All in all, I feel really great after incorporating Shakeology into my life for 10 days, and I know that I have the tools to make healthy choices. Here’s my ‘after’ picture, which I’m just thinking of as Before 2.0 since I’m continuing on my way to a slimmer self.
(p.s. If you have any questions about how I liked Shakeology, feel free to ask them in the comments!)
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Christina Broat is equally addicted to a good workout and ice cream – it’s all about balance! She lives in Seattle and spends her time traveling the country and talking to people as a market research consultant. When she’s not on the road, she spends her time exploring the city with her husband, knitting, playing with her new puppy, or doing a little freelance writing.