Shakeology Review & Giveaway – CLOSED

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Okay, so those of you, who have been following me via Facebook for a while, know that my husband and I have made a deal to help each other get fit. So, I started looking for ways to cook a bit healthier (which by the way is not so easy when cooking for a family of 8) and we joined a gym. PLUS, my good friend, Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach, recommended that I try Shakeology to help me reach my goals and we agreed that I would try it for one month and write a review for my lovely followers. What better way to kick off my new way of life, right?


While I was waiting for my order to arrive, I did my homework (as I always do before trying anything new) to learn exactly what Shakeology is and the best way to use it. Shakeology is a meal substitute made by Beachbody which is one of the leading health and fitness companies in the industry, who is also the home of P90X, ChaLEAN Extreme, INSANITY Asylum (NEW,) and Slim in 6.  I learned that Shakeology helps eliminate toxins from our bodies while allowing for better absorption of the nutrients we need. It also gives us the amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that we need to curb cravings and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, and more. So, it is a way to help me cut down on snacking all day PLUS it helps me get a bit healthier. Woo hoo, exactly what I was looking for! I also took time to read through the rest of Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach’s informative website and found that there is a whole “Program” including an eating plan, the Shakeology, and a work-out plan. Now, my main question was, if it would be something that I would WANT to drink daily?  


I immediately opened my box, when it arrived at my door, to find a calendar with Shakeology recipes, along with an informational pamphlet and a box filled with individual Greenberry and Chocolate Shake Packs.
Look at how thick it is!
Now to be honest, as you know that I am, the Greenberry Shake does not look appealing at all, so I of course decided to start with that one. Ha, ha, ha… I made my first Greenberry Shake with milk (you can make it with water or milk.) I put it all together in the blender until was thick and frothy, just the way I like my shakes and took my first sip, it was actually pretty good, it had a kind of banana flavor to it and though I did not LOVE it, I definitely could get used to it. The next day I switched to the Chocolate Shakeology and since I was in a rush, I stirred it into some milk and OH MY, I LOVED it! It was still very thick and creamy, even without the blender, and it was so super yummy. It kind of reminded me of the Carnation Instant Breakfasts that my mom used to give me as a child, ha, ha, ha… It was so yummy that I actually found myself licking the spoon to get every last drop. 
For the next four days I switched between the two flavors, trying new recipes for each and found that I really liked the Strawberry Peach Surprise Greenberry recipe which was made with frozen strawberries, peaches, water, Greenberry Shake, and ice. I was surprised that on my day off I was actually missing my breakfast shake! For two and a half more weeks, I continued drinking my shakes. I would have done it for three more weeks, but my husband fell in love with the Greenberry Shakes and ended up stealing them from me, ha, ha, ha…He said that he thinks that Shakeology is probably the best shake he has tried and since he has tried many shakes from GNC and other companies, that is saying a lot. Oh and I should also mention that both my son and daughter stole sips of my drinks each morning, as well. So, for them to like it, you know it has to be good. 
After a month on Shakeology my shorts are a bit loose and I lost two pounds. After about two weeks on Shakeology I was no longer craving a mid-morning snack and could go until lunch time without being starving. I also added another vegetable to our nightly family dinners and I have been swimming for thirty to forty-five minutes a day, three to five days a week… So, all in all, it all seemed to work out nicely.
In my opinion, Shakeology is a pretty good deal; it comes to about $5.00 a day, which is what I would spend on a muffin and coffee from Starbucks! PLUS there are ways to get some great discounts on your orders, you can:

  • Sign up for auto-ship and you get free shipping.
  • Sign on to become a Beachbody Coach with Dawn, you can help others reach their goals, work your own hours, bring in extra income, and get 25% off your purchases.
  • Sign up to become a Club Member and get 10% off your purchases, personalized meal plans,  VIP access to Beachbody exclusives, your own personal Coach for guidance and support, and access to WOWY SuperGym® , where you can win cash and prizes for logging in.
All in all, I think Shakeology is AWESOME and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to lose some weight or who would like to become a bit healthier.
 
Buy It!
To purchase your own Shakeology go to www.myshakeology.com/lilbit71… Remember you can get up to 25% off by becoming a Club Member or a Beachbody Coach
Join Dawn!
To become a Club Member or to join Dawn in becoming a Beachbody Coach go to www.beachbodycoach.com/lilbit71
Win It!

A 7 Day Supply of Shakeology Giveaway

Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach has been kind enough to offer one of my lucky readers a 7 day supply of Shakeology!

Here’s what you need to do – MANDATORY ENTRY: (Leave a comment for each and be sure to include your email so that I can contact you if you win!)

  1. Register for Updates from Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach, then come back here and Comment “I registered”
  2. Share this giveaway via Email or Facebook (tagging Adventures of 8) and leave a comment letting me know how you shared this and if by email, how many people you emailed it to with (The SHARE button is at the bottom of this Giveaway under my Signature.)
Extra entries –  leave a comment for each entry and be sure to include your email address in each entry (YOU MUST FIRST COMPLETE THE MANDATORY ENTRIES):

  1. Make a purchase from Myshakeology.com(10 entries)
  2. Join as a Club Member or a Beachbody Coach (15 entries)
  3. “Like” Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach (2 entries)YOU MUST LEAVE THEM A COMMENT THANKING THEM FOR THIS GIVEAWAY (please tag Adventures in the comment)
  4. Follow Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach’s Blog (3 entries) (Must follow publicly and leave a comment saying you are following from Adventures of 8’s Giveaway)
  5. Blog about this giveaway – tell me your blog’s URL (3 entries) (Must be a real Blog with followers)
  6. Vote for me in Picket Fence Blogs (top right hand of Blog 1 entry)
  7. Subscribe to my Blog via email (2 entries) Make sure you verify it! I will check!
  8. Enter another giveaway (3 entries) List which giveaway you have entered! (Can only be completed ONCE)
  9. Follow Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach  on Twitter(2 entries) (Be sure to leave them a tweet thanking them for this giveaway)
  10. Follow The Adventures of My Family of 8 on Twitter. (2 entries) (Left hand column of blog)
  11. Tweet this giveaway, tagging The Adventures of My Family of 8 & Dawn (you can do this once per day!) (1 entry per tweet -leave twitter name)
Winners will be chosen through Random.org and the winning entries will be validated (I will make sure that you did the mandatory entry and the entry # that is chosen.) If you do not leave your email address, you will be disqualified since I will have NO way of contacting you if you win; RUNNING AROUND THE INTERNET TRACKING DOWN WINNERS IS NO FUN!

Thank you to so much to Dawn Quicksell Hipsley, Independent Beachbody Coach for sponsoring this review & giveaway! This giveaway will end on Sunday, May 15, 2011. I will contact the winners by email and they will have 24 hours to respond before the runner up is chosen. Good luck!
Disclosure: This product was provided to my family for the purpose of review. I was not paid for my personal opinion of this product contained in this review. The review is my family’s honest opinion of the product.

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  77. Crimmy Lynn says:

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  83. Went to Dawn's Beachbody page. Shakeology (chocolate) is my favorite product. I love the taste and the fact that it's so healthy! I love to add banana chunks to mine. It tastes awesome!

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