I’ve Accepted a Fitness Challenge

If you follow me on Instagram, on Twitter or if we’re Facebook friends… you’ve no doubt seen my fitness posts. Over the last 6 months… I’ve been working very hard in the gym. I joined a UFC gym and took up kickboxing! It’s changed my life! I did a vlog about it the other day… but to recap… I gained new friends, new strength, and lost 20 pounds!


But then… I stopped losing. There is only so much that exercise will do for me if I’m not paying attention to what I’m eating.

Enter Shaklee.

For the over 50 years… Shaklee has been producing natural health products.

Thirty days ago… I joined a team of bloggers who all embarked on a journey together. A fitness journey. We’ll be together for 90 days on the #Shaklee180 program and 90 more days of support. We’re swapping donuts for Blueberry Almond Meal Bars. And ditching calorie laden dinners for delicious shakes. Even snacking is a part of the program!

before and after

Let me walk you through my day.


Coffee and a Shaklee 180 Meal-in-a-Bar


Something very normal with my co-workers… like a chicken sandwich and some fries at Red Robin. Yeah. I’m still eating fries. Is that my best choice? No. But I’m allowed 1200 calories a day and I make fries a part of that occasionally! Plus… I just have to get out of the office sometimes.


I’m hungry again around 3pm or so. I grab a Shaklee 180 Snack bar. I’m a fan of them all… but particularly the Crunchy Peanut Butter.

Gym Time:

I burn about 800 every time I walk into the gym. I’ll do at least 1 hour of cardio-kickboxing. Sometimes I add on 30 minutes of personal training, a run on the treadmill or weight training.


After an intense workout… I don’t want to eat. I feel like I need to replenish! So… I make a Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothee. I often will add baby spinach, frozen fruit, or a touch of peanut butter.

After 30 days of being a part of this program… I’ve lost another 5 pounds. But it’s not the pounds I’m really focused on. It’s the inches. The inches have been falling off!

I’m not going to say that it’s all been unicorns and rainbows. I’ve not stuck to my plan everyday. But the fact that I’m making a conscious effort to track my calories and make healthier food choices is HUGE for me!

I’d really love it if you followed me along on this journey for the next couple of months. Your support and encouragement means more to me than you know. Thank you friends!




Note: I am receiving the Shaklee 180 program free for 90 days. All I have to do is share my progress through a video diary and blog post each month. Peo­ple fol­low­ing the weight-loss por­tion of the Shak­lee 180™ Pro­gram can expect to lose 1–2 pounds per week.