I am sure that people have noticed that in 2013 I have been doing exclusively Les Mills Combat Challenge Groups and I wanted to explain a little bit about why this program has gravitated to be one of the more successful programs I have seen. Also, this will give you a better idea so you can decide on joining one of my upcoming challenge groups for the remainder of 2013. I think you will see that this is a program anyone can really do right off the coach and see great results.
We all make choices every day, in fact life is about making choices every second of every day. Some of these choices are subconcious, but most of the choices we make that affect our lives are something we think about before we make the choice. We make choices when we are faced with what to eat, we make choices to change jobs, better our lives, help people, pretty much anything. Making choices is somethins as human beings we are able to do to make us a better person to our fellow man. What I want to know is why so many chose to harm the most technological thing on this planet….their own body.
|This week we wanted to talk a little about the coach coasts, monthly fees, discounts, Team Beachbody Club Fees, and other aspects that seem to get confusing for people. We will be also adding a simple diagram to help with this in a couple of days or so. Each week we are adding new fun fitness facts as Julie and Chris continue in their Professional Fitness Trainer studying.|
|Also, we wanted to cover a few recent things we have blogged about in case you missed the articles. Primarily the posts about product comparisons and weight loss surgery. We wanted to address some of the comments that had been left knowing these were controversial posts, but the idea is to always spark some good conversations. Enjoy this week’s Episode!|
Have you ever got a little overstocked by ending up with extra Shakeology on your monthly home direct? It happens to all of us at some point I think for various reasons. Most months if you are using it every day like you should be, you’d be scraping the bottom of the bag by the time the next shipment arrived. So maybe you forgot some servings, or you traveled and forgot to bring it. Either way you ended up with extra Shakeology and you don’t want to keep having it pile up. Here are my tips for using some of it that many people were not aware of. These are my personal favorites but there are many other recipes out there. These can be used along with your daily serving if ou like.
Extra Shakeology – The Shakeology Pie
Yes, that’s right you can make a chocolate cream pie out of some of the extra you have. In fact I have made this multiple times for holidays and other occasions. the best part if people do not even know that it’s GOOD for them.
- 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
- 1 container tofu, silken or ﬁrm (approx. 12 oz.)
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp. skim milk or almond milk
- 1 Pre-made Light pie crust
PREPARATION: Place peanut butter, tofu, Chocolate Shakeology, and milk in blender; blend until smooth and creamy, adding a bit more milk if necessary but not too much. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until ﬁrm, at least 1 hour. (Makes 8 servings).
Extra Shakeology – The Breakfast Bars
These are some of my personal favorites for grab and go in the morning or just a late afternoon snack. Part of the reason I like these is I am a full on Choco-holic so having something like this feeds my cravings. These are great to have when you need something better to run out the door with.
- 4 scoops Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
- 2 cups quick-cooking old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup unsweetened grated coconut
- ¼ cup chopped raw walnuts
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup natural, creamy peanut butter
- Combine Shakeology, oats, grated coconut, walnuts, and raisins in large mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Add almond milk and peanut butter to mixture. Mix well with clean hands.
- Press mixture into 8×8-inch baking pan; cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Cut into 9 bars.
Extra Shakeology – No Bake Cookies
We have made these to bring to parties and other gatherings and people LOVE them. It’s a great way to introduce them to something tasty and healthy for them. In fact the kids always love these too and you know they are getting nutrition not just junk food.
- 1 cup of Chocolate Shakeology
- 1 cup of Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 cup of Quick Cook Oats
- 1/3 cup of honey or Agave Necter
PREPARATION: Combine ingredients in medium bowl. Mix well. Roll into balls (about a heaping teaspoon each). Store in the fridge on wax paper
Extra Shakeology – Be Creative
These are just a few of my ways of dealing with extra Shakeology but there is even more recipes in the Meal Planner on the Team Beachbody club, and listed in other places online. At the end of the day don’t get freaked out because you have some extra, put it to good use and make some cool snacks and deserts to help you work down the supply so you can get back on track. Just be careful you don’t go the other way and run out too soon! If you have other ideas please post in the comments below!
Recently I’ve been approached by a few different people who have been reading my blogs and seeing my success trying to recruit me to jump ship to other companies that do “similar” things as Team Beachbody. With each conversation I start to talk about my Loyalty as a person to the products and people who have changed my life in the last few years. What’s funny is each person has had their respective cool-aide and some would say so have I. That’s what makes this country great is you can choose the options put in front of you. However I will say one thing that was told to me many years ago before I continue:
The grass is never greener on the other side, it’s just brown in different spots.
In the last year I have been using Phone.com for a few businesses that Julie and I started, but mainly as our business line for Virtual Fitness. A lot of people who start a home based business are not aware of the technology available to them to create a professional look and feel to themselves through what is known as a “Virtual PBX”. I wanted to take a moment to explain how this service has helped us really present ourselves as a serious company to our prospective clients and how we use a small fraction of the features they offer. I hope you find this useful and you decide to give them a try as the price is great and the service has been top-notch. I will try to keep the technical jargon to a minimum, but there is some great information in here for ANY small business regardless of your industry.
I rarely look into every single product out there, but I saw someone post about this Rockin Wellness shake and I decided to do a little research. I always try to dig a bit behind some of the marketing hype that you may read and provide what I can find in my own research. Once again I have learned that although it’s got some good items in it, it is not Shakeology. There are many imitations but there is only one Shakeology. Below is a few highlights I pulled out where you can make the case yourself. I’m just providing the facts to compare, nothing bad being said here about it, since I have not tried it and I am not bashing it in any way. I am a “by the numbers” kind of guy so I do the research and I provide the information nothing more. See the simple numbers side by side as a simple comparison.
So I was driving back home today from an errand and I heard a report that Governor Chris Christi just had Gastric Band Weight Loss Surgery for health reasons. While I respect the Governor very much and I love hearing him deal with the press, this news really made me upset. As an obvious long time proponent my opinion is that any kind of weight loss surgery is simply a cop-out for good old-fashioned hard work and clean eating. Mr. Governor, people who respect and look up to you now think they can just pay for the easy way out. I would have rather seen you do what is right, which is eat right and exercise. I’d like to know if that was something you even tried first with a real effort. I will also say I am sure there are medical reasons for this type of surgery but in the Governor’s case he stated it was about “getting healthy”. Really, getting healthy by having a surgery just makes no sense to me. However, like you see in the comments there are people that have gone this route, but they have stuck to the life changing decisions to make it successful.
Beachbody decided it was time to give the original Greenberry formula a makeover – to bring it up to speed with the newest Shakeology improvements. And they have taken this opportunity to improve the taste as well! The Research and Development team has delivered some AMAZING improvements and you are going to be impressed at what they have accomplished. In February, Beachbody initiated a Greenberry Sensory Panel and put the new, improved formula to the test. This panel consisted of both Coaches and Customers and they overwhelmingly favored this new, tastier Greenberry formula.
Something I find I am talking about as recently as this weekend is how Julie and I don’t actually sell Beachbody products. The reason I tell people this is simply because we cannot convince you to be healthy. Anyone that tries to really sell you Beachbody products does not understand that the choice to live a healthier, better life has to come from within you. It’s not something myself, or anyone else can convince you to do. I’m pretty up front with people who I cannot help those that do not want to help themselves.
I am going to start off by stating I am not an attorney, and I would love to hear people’s own thoughts on this in the comments. I am a consumer like anyone else and I am quite sure this post will garner just a little attention so I’m ready for that. However, I am not here to bash another product, I really just find this complaint interesting regardless of who it would have been filed against. What I did learn the other day is that there was a complaint filed in the State Of California alleging that three ViSalus Products were found to contain lead. Although this is still in process I did find the filing for you ro read on your own and I wanted to provide my own opinions and some of the highlights from the filing for you to digest.
Yes you read the title of this post correctly. In case you didn’t know there is a Shakeology Money Back Guarantee that basically allows you to try it for 30 days, and if you didn’t feel better you can send the empty bag back to Beachbody for a full credit of your purchase. We are so confident you will feel the benefits of that you will not even need to leverage the Shakeology Money Back Guarantee. Have you ever heard of another company having the same confidence in their products as this? I know I have not seen it before so some quick information on why we do this.
Something I hear all the time from people is, “That’s too expensive” or “It is not in my budget to eat right”. What I have to ask is can you really put a price on your health and wellness? Frankly, I’m calling bullshit on this one right here and now. There are so many things that can be prevented by living healthier and yes, eating better is more expensive than eating junk. However that’s what the food industry wants us to do is spend cheap money on crap, get obese and buy more crap. In the end you will actually spend MORE money on your insurance, prescriptions, and other things to treat your ailments instead of practicing a healthy lifestyle and simple PREVENTION.
Those of us that are Team Beachbody Coaches are very familiar, or we should be familiar, with the 3 Vital Behaviors that every Coach is supposed to follow. If you have not heard about them, I wanted to take a minute to point them out and explain a little why they are so important. In fact I think some of these if not all of them can also apply to other businesses if you wanted to. Personally I think they are very simple yet also very valuable in nature