Up til this week, when I did a Refresh, I didn’t work out the three day span because it’s a good time to give my body a •R E S T•, but this week Beachbody dropped three new yoga workouts designed specifically FOR the Refresh, so of course I had to give it a try!
Felt good to move but not do anything strenuous that would take away from my body resetting itself – you all know I believe in working hard and playing hard, but it’s important to also be gentle and show yourself and your body the love and compassion it deserves.
Day 2, here we go!
Healthy fat + superfoods = superhero shake!
Yes, I added an avocado to my strawberry shake! It’s delicious and adds a wonderful creamy texture, but not thick!
Avocados are high in tyrosine — an amino acid that’s a precursor to dopamine — the brain chemical that keeps you motivated and focused – perfect brain food for the morning!
Shakeology contains protein, but it’s not just a protein shake! It’s a whole food (meaning it comes from a real food and is not man-made) nutrition shake, but it has tons of other goodies other than protein.
It’s made with the healthy stuff you should be eating every day, but typically don’t. Shakeology’s the perfect combination of proteins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics!
Coldest weather I’ve ever gone running in – you would think the 26 degree weather would speed my pace up, but nope, still huggin’ 10 minute miles.
I AM still proud I got out there and did something – it took a LOT of self pep-talking! I much prefer the temps of spring/warm fall, but it makes me happy to know I CAN run in cooler temps.
Shakeology and its Low Glycemic status is actually the buzz that got me to try it, in a time where I was desperately trying to get my Diabetes under control.
Can you guess which Shakeology flavor scores the lowest? FYI, an apple rates a 39 on the Glycemic Index! This is a really great read.
Did you know that micronutrients provide the avenue towards good health? They may seem small, but they all add up to achieving optimal health!
Not getting enough of them can lead to disease and dysfunction.
I am often asked why I drink Shakeology, and while the full answer is lengthy, one of my favorite aspects of it includes that it is low glycemic and CLINICALLY proven to help lower your blood sugar levels – this is something that is on my mind all day, every day!
Elevated blood sugars aren’t good for anyone, not just Diabetics. Keeping them stable is ideal!
Why do I choose Shakeology? Their philosophy aligns with mine. They believe a product is more than just throwing in powders and having at it. They believe in making sure the ingredients work together synergistically, and deliver on what it is they are supposed to deliver on!
Integrity is big in my world, and time and time again, Beachbody proves it’s big in theirs, too!
Ahhh, chocolate for breakfast. With a side of NOGUILT. 🙂