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VIDEO: What IS Shakeology Anyway?

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What exactly IS Shakeology?

Great question!

Shakeology (Shake-O) is a, nutrient dense meal replacement shake, a vitamin and can even be considered a “whole food”. It contains many whole-foods and super-foods which provide many of your daily nutrients in one meal!  Do you know how many calories you would have to eat to feed your body that amount of nutrients in ONE day let alone ONE meal?

Shake-O is NOT just a protein shake, it does contain protein but I prefer to see it as a HEALTH shake — first. When I decided to implement Shakeology as part of my health and fitness journey my focus was not on getting enough protein. No one in America needs to worry about a protein deficiency… NUTRIENT deficiency — YES! The icing on the cake is that it contains NO soy, NO artificial colors, NO artificial sweeteners and NO artificial flavors! This is GOOD!

Shakeology is truly an INvestment not only financially but an INvestment IN yourself, your health and your body.  I’ve invested in many things outside of myself but I’ve learned that if I’m not healthy, thriving and performing at my peak it’s pretty hard to enjoy those outward investments. In my quest to find natural ways to aid in my fight against postpartum depression, I learned that nutrient deficiencies contribute to many diseases within the body including depression. I had no idea how alive I could feel until I began feeding my body what it truly craved and NEEDED! Honestly, during my pregnancy I didn’t have many cravings, aversions YES! But I CRAVE my icy chocolate frappe every morning!

Being a VAIN MOMMY is all about making investments in yourself. BOLDLY pursing self-care without guilt! I would not have given this to myself in the past. I would have made many excuses and ended up spending  wasting the money on something less important. You are WORTH it! I am WORTH it. Health is luxurious and I chose to treat myself and indulge in Shakeology!

If you feel you are ready to make Shakeology a part of your day or have more questions please feel free to contact me! Here or on Facebook!

xoxo

-Raivon

What can SHAKE-O do for you?

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From Inside Out, Shakeology Challenge! September 5th

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From Inside Out Pre-Fall Reset

Hi there! Are you interested in joining my 21 Day Shakeology Challenge, to start FALL off right? Would you like more information? Keep reading, everything you want to know is below.


Summer gets all of the attention. FALL is the season that we begin to relax and prepare for hibernation. But now is NOT the time to leave healthy habits behind! FALL is the beginning of what I call “eating season”, and we need to have all our defenses in place 😉 AND! FALL fashion is on its way! Scarves, Skinny Jeans, Booties, & Chunky Sweaters!
This Challenge Group is for those who want to enter the new season on the right foot, and build a solid nutritional foundation to compliment your current exercise program, or before you join October’s fitness challenge!

What is the purpose of a Challenge Group?

My challenge groups provide a place for women who are working toward a common goal to connect with and keep each other motivated, report progress, and encourage action by holding each other accountable to THEIR set goals. Not everyone will have the same exact goals, and that is OK. I will also provide tips, recipes and other resources so that you are better equipped to reach your goals.

What is the purpose of a SHAKEOLOGY only challenge group?

The reason I decided to have a SHAKEOLOGY only challenge, instead of a ShakeO and specific fitness program group (you will be required to exercise at least 30 mins a day, but not a specific program) is so you can build your fitness journeys on a solid foundation, from the inside out.  What I mean is, if your nutrition is on point you have a much better chance of rocking your fitness goals. Exercise vs. Eating?? What you eat will ALWAYS win! It’s the 80/20 rule. By having Shakeology as a part of your daily regimen, your cravings will be under control, you will have increased energy to blast through your workouts and you won’t have to play the yo-yo dieting game! BUT it’s not all about weight loss, I view Shakeology as a HEALTH shake more than anything else and value it for the way it will make you FEEL.

The reasons diets typically fail…

1) You feel deprived 2) You give into cravings 3) You say the heck with it I’ll start over tomorrow and then really blow it. 4) You aren’t seeing results, get discouraged and give up.

A craving is simply your body asking screaming for and demanding the nutrients you aren’t providing it, and for a weight loss to occur there needs to be a calorie deficit. You cut calories AND the vital nutrients right along with them.

By drinking Shakeology every day and building a solid nutritional foundation you will be able to cut calories, lose weight and KEEP it off!

Why 21 days?

Well they say it takes 21 days to form a new habit! Also, I feel in order to really FEEL and SEE the benefits of Shakeology we need to give it a chance to work on a cellular level. Although many people say that you should feel the benefits after 7 days. Lastly, when I first tried Shakeology I wasn’t so sure about the taste. BUT after a few days and a few tweaks I began to really enjoy it AND look forward to my chocolate breakfast!

To me 21 days seems like the perfect amount of time to get a real feel for it.

What are the benefits of Shakeology?

  • Increased Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • Clearer Skin and healthier Hair
  • Decreased cravings

to name a few

What’s required of YOU During the challenge?

You will be asked to:

  • Replace one meal a day with Shakeology
  • Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day
  • Eat clean/healthfully 90% of the time
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water per day
  • ENGAGE in our group daily, encourage and support

What to know more about Shakeology find more info here.

If you are interested, please fill out the form below. This Challenge begins on September 5th. Please apply by August 22nd. 

I look forward to reaching goals with you!

-Raivon 

Challenge Groups, Fit Mommy

FEAR, There’s Something Behind You & I Want It!

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Insecurity is debilitating. It stops us from being and doing the very things we were created to do.

As I move into this wonderful new opportunity as a Fitness Coach and essentially a business owner… with intentions to help myself and other women reach their health and fitness goals, I find the doubt and self-deprecation to be suffocating.

I created Vain Mommy because I want ALL women to realize their value, and to understand the importance of SELF CARE. It is truly a divine responsibility.

I have just come to understand this myself. Yes, we are meant to give back, pay it forward and to serve others. Without a doubt! BUT that is under the ASSUMPTION that we are first giving to, loving and valuing for ourselves.

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I’m a work in progress but when I get those beautiful exhilarating glimpses of what it feels like to experience my worth and value as God sees it — as He sees me?!

It is amazing!

But in these beginning stages of sharing my true self and my vision for Vain Mommy with the world, the negative voices in my head are deafening. Leaving me to wonder who the heck I think I am to even try to be more than a SAHM and wife.

Those thoughts are trying with all their might to stop me from moving forward, and reaching my goals — from living my dreams and becoming someone God can really use to bless others. But day by day as I focus on the truth of who I am, they are becoming a little less audible.

The one thing that I’ve learned quickly from my sponsor coach is that AUTHENTICITY IS KEY. No one wants to see lil miss perfect who only shares the good days, or a person who is trying to be someone they are not. We can’t maintain that facade long-term it will run us into the ground. As a former people-pleaser believe me it’s so true!

So today I’m showing you ALL of me — the nervous, anxious and a bit lost parts of me. But I’m pressing forward toward the prize because I know that’s what God wants for me. I know it’s time to change my life’s strategy of running from fear, and to begin running towards it.

As they say, “Everything we have ever wanted in on the other side of FEAR!”

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You maybe struggling as I am, possibly in a different area? Push through your fear, love yourSELF, CARE for yourSELF and believe in your dreams.

Most importantly be a Vain Mommy, BOLDLY pursue self-care without guilt!

-Raivon Lee

Beachbody Coaching, Fit Mommy, Fulfilled Living