Suzanne W. Lost Weight and Recovered from Injury with Shakeology!
Tell us about your life before you started Shakeology. How did you feel about yourself and your body? *
In 2003 I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease at L4 L5 and as time went by my L5 S1 disc became herniated. The pain was debilitating to the point where the simplest of things, such as getting dressed became impossible. I was 240lbs, extremely unhappy and felt so unattractive. The perception of myself at the time had caused me to put my life on hold and I hated that, but I felt like I couldn’t live life to the fullest because I was waiting until I had a nice body.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning Shakeology? How did Shakeology help you overcome that challenge? *
The greatest challenge at the beginning of my weight loss journey was my back. My weight gain was not the only issue preventing me from partaking in activities; having gained the weight caused strain on my back, which caused further pain, thus limiting most normal activities such as walking and sitting. I will say that thanks to Shakeology and having lost now 45lbs I am able to walk longer distances now, stand for longer periods of time, workout longer, and my stamina has gotten better. I have not had to receive any injections since November 2011, and my pain level has decreased considerable all thanks to Shakeology!
Why did you choose Shakeology? *
I have always been into eating healthy and working out, but I needed something more. My biggest problem was I am always on the go, which means I would usually skip breakfast and go out for lunch, which was becoming too expensive. I thought Shakeology would be the perfect fit for my lifestyle. I was tired of being heavy and tired of letting my back condition control me. I was determined to take back control of my life.
I chose Shakeology and drank it religiously, every day. From the moment I started drinking Shakeology I could feel the immediate boost of energy, I felt full and didn’t struggle with hunger; I have less cravings and more endurance. I have tried a lot of protein shakes and meal-replacement-type drinks, and Shakeology is the best tasting of them all … it has delivered on its promises! People at work are always asking me what I’m drinking and I tell them “why Shakeology of course, the healthiest meal of the day”!!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? *
I chose Shakeology because being able to replace any meal of the day with a great tasting nutritional shake is my favorite part of this particular program! I love the chocolate Shakeology the best, as there are so many ways I can make it! I’m so addicted to it that I have it for breakfast and lunch because it’s so quick and easy to make. I finish up my day with a sensible dinner at night.
With Shakeology, my sweet cravings are gone, and I know that I am getting all the nutrition my body needs to stay fueled throughout the day. Add in the workouts, and you have a complete package. The trainers make the workouts fun and exciting, and I love how I feel afterwards.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? *
I was never one to work out in the morning before work and have never been big on breakfast and even worse when it came to lunch, usually something quick would suffice. Working in an office, where there is constant junk food, made it difficult for me to stay on track UNTIL Shakeology! It really has given me more energy, a better outlook on life, a healthier eating style, a better immune system, and I am happy to say that I have officially lost 45lbs.
While it has been a long journey getting here, I look at what I have gone through over the years and why it has taken me so long to get to this point. I took my time, I did it right, and I did it the healthy way. As a result, I look good and I’m now fitting into clothes I once thought I never would. I now workout almost every day (sometimes twice a day) and have since purchased Brazil Butt Lift, TurboJam and Hip Hop Abs. I still have another 25lbs I want to lose, but I know I’ll get there simply by continuing to keep pushing play!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? *
It’s true that as you get older weight loss becomes more difficult. In fact, when I committed to losing the extra weight, I had no idea how hard it would be. It was so freaking hard in fact that I felt like I’ve had to fight for every ounce of fat I’ve lost and muscle I’ve gained. Since I’ve never married or had children being overweight and single was always hard for me. I’ve learned along my journey that when you eat to keep people at arm’s length, or to fill an emotional void, losing the excess weight doesn’t automatically eliminate your reason for gaining it. In the end, I chose ME, I chose to live a happier life one that would motivate me to face my pain, lose weight and share more of myself with others. I look great, my clothes fit loose and what a wonderful feeling it is. People now see me as attractive and vivacious. Men make more eye contact, smile more and want to carry on a conversation longer. Choosing Shakeology has not only changed my attitude, but also my life.
From: Shakeology – The Blog