So from time to time I get asked the question. Does Shakeology really work? I am here to tell you in my time as a Beachbody Coach, Yes it works. Not just for me but for thousands upon thousands of other people who have made the decision to change their overall health. Now it is not a miracle shake, it is close to it however and I admit I am bias, but it is an excellent compliment to a new change in diet and a exercise regiment. For me it was P90X and the meal guide that came with the P90X program. It taught me how to eat, when to eat and what to eat. That with Shakeology was a win win for me and also for literally thousands of others. 

I also hear from time to time even with in your face definitive proof that Shakeology works that it is nothing more than a scam. No people it is not a scam, You are getting so many things that are good for you in 1 shake a day that within 1 week you will notice the difference in your overall energy level, your digestion, and your cravings. Yes 1 week. Read on to see what 6 months can do for you.

I am not going to write a long drawn out sale pitch on why you should incooperate Shakeology into your daily lives. Instead I will share with you my actual Lipids test results and my eGFR results from when I first decided not to die to 6 months of making the decision to save my life. The numbers do not lie people. You judge for yourself. 

These are my Lipids Results and the time line
These are my eGFR Results and the time line
So there ya go. If you want to try Shakeology without committing to a 30 day serving bag then try the Shakeology Sampler Pack. A great was to try different flavors and see how it will work for you. As Always I am available to answer any questions you may have. I am more than happy to help you change your life.
The #1 thing I love about being a Beachbody Coach is reading and hearing success stories. Respecting their struggles and their challenges is very humbling. Celebrating their success with them is a treat to be sure. I see how coaches change lives everyday. When it is someone close to me, a personal friend it is even more sweet. One such man is Robert. I have learned a lot from this man about how his dream and the drive can motivate him to make nothing out of his reach. He inspires me. He has come such a long way and killed it! His additude has changed so much and really embraces life. I am so proud to be a part of his journey. He is now running 5k & 10k runs all over the country working towards a half marathon and beyond. Kudos to you my friend, You Rock! 

Always remember you can do anything if you want it bad enough!! The best investment you can make is in yourself. Dream Big, believe in yourself, and go for it! Don't take my word for it, take his.
Robert September 1013:
  I want to start by saying this is 100% NOT directed at anyone. Over the last few days, I've seen heard things, and tonight in the shower after my run I got thinking. We all need personal time. Just time by ourselves, away from the distractions of every day life. Time to just let our minds clear, even if for a little while. A time to just say "screw the rest of the world, it's all about me right now".
 I've really found my personal time through my running. I'm away from people. For the most part away from technology (I still have my phone, but using it to play music and track my run). I'm not doing anything but moving my legs and breathing. I can switch off my mind for that 20 or 30 minutes and just take in nature all around me and do something for myself. I don't think we as a society do that much anymore. We work our asses off, come home, do work around the house, don't unplug from what ever it is we do, eat and sleep. Yes, I'm guilty of all of that too. I'm not perfect. I don't claim to have all the answers. I'm not saying your living life wrong. All I'm saying is that we need to make time for our own person. 
  We're just surrounded by so many things that cause stress and chaos. When I do my Combat routines, I can get rid of the stress, but I can't relax. Running, I can get rid of the stress and relax. We're all different and have to find that right combinations for our selves. It's taken me this long to figure it out. After a run, I feel calm, relaxed. Generally in a better mood. And it's just calming. When it comes time for bed, I'm ready. When I wake up in the morning, it's go time. 
  I guess what I'm getting at here, is we all need to make that time for ourselves. We all have time, and if you don't, try and make that time. It really is amazing what 20 or 30 minutes without outside distractions can do. I've seen changes in myself and other friends who have taken that time in their day, just to do something for them. Heck, even if it's not exercise, you have to do something for yourself. Go get ice cream. Go take the biggest poop ever. I don't really care. Just make it YOUR time. The key in this is "you". No one else, just you. Enjoy that time. Embrace it!

Robert March 2014:
  Feeling good. Looking at the pics I just posted compared to day 1 is amazing. I can tell the winter hasn't been all that kind to me. Saw my Haunted Hustle pic and my Frosty 5 pic, and my middle looks a little squishier. But it's ok. I'm sure even the best atheletes from cold climates put on a little winter fat. It's part of our DNA. We like to be warm. And as it warms up out, and I'm able to get outside more, that'll burn off quick. Hard to imagine looking at some of these how bad I had let things go. Thank you all for your support and kind words you have given me, it really does mean a lot. Big thanks to Coach Wooggy for getting me on the right track. It's still a struggle at times, and I'm sure in ways it always will be, but now, more than ever, I've got the motivation not to let myself slip back.
If you want to read more from Robert you can follow him on his Blog.
 Run Like There's No Tomorrow
So April is here and we are only 2 Months away from Summer. How would you like to shed some winter pounds, look and feel great for summer?
In addition to that, how would you like to earn a FREE 21 Day Fix kit? Well then I have a wonderful and exciting offer for you. 

I am looking for 2-6 new challengers to take part in a 10 week or 60 day Challenge with Focus T25 or Brazil Butt Lift Starting on Monday April 21st 2014. Both programs are on special this month and both come with a 30 day supply of Shakeology and me as your personal coach! All you need to do is purchase either one of these Challenge Packs, drink your Shakeology everyday, report to the team everyday and work together in an encouraging environment which I have set up as a private Facebook group. This is a friendly competition to see who can lose the most percentage of weight. The winner will get the 21 Day Fix Kit ($59.85 Value) Compliments of me as a way to say awesome Job for hard work. How cool is that?

For more information don't hesitate to ask. Don't wait, jump on this offer right away. Just contact me and I will work with you on getting set up with ease. Comment here or email me at

Focus T25 Challenge Pack

Spend 25 minutes a day working out with Shaun T and your customers will be ready to take their shirts off and soak in the sun.
How? The FOCUS T25 Challenge Pack Promotion is reduced to $180 (normally $205).

Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack

For all our ladies (and our gentlemen too!), we have the Brazil Butt Lift Challenge Pack Promotion.

Typically retailing at $160, this package will give your booty a lift for only $140.

Your Potential Prize!! (A $59.85 Value)


Today I received my 21 Day Fix kit. I am very happy to have it here. I have looked through the materials, Shanna and I are very excited to bring this into our health and fitness lives. For me the portion control aspect is what I am excited about. That has always been my weakness. I eat pretty healthy, I just have a tendency to eat too fast and too much. Shanna will be starting this in its entirety on April 7th. I will be doing the meal plan portion with my own hybrid of various cardio and Body Beast.

If you are interested in this as well I have new groups that start a couple times a month and I would love to have you join us for wonderful support, accountability, and encouragement. Oh and some fun to boot! Just send me a message at or head on over to my 21 Day Fix page for further information. I am here to help YOU achieve your goals and that is FREE coaching!
Someone asked me the other day why I drink Shakeology and take my daily supplement pills every day, and I told her I don’t like to take supplements in anything other than a pill form.  She looked at me funny and said, but isn't Shakeology a supplement?

Well, I had to really think about that one.  I don’t consider it a supplement.  I consider it a nutrition drink and a way to replace one of my meals per day sometimes 2. Hey, I am a busy dude. Yes, it can replace supplements, it can give you good nutrition for one meal per day, but I don’t think it is a supplement.

Shakeology is a premium superfood shake containing over 70 healthy ingredients, including super-proteins, super-fruits, antioxidants, super-greens, adaptagen herbs,  pre and pro-biotics and digestive enzymes.  Shakeology is currently available in 2 whey based formulas and 2 vegan (non-dairy) formulas.  The 2 whey based formulas are fortified with additional vitamins and minerals, and the 2 vegan versions get 100% of their nutrition from whole food sources.  None of the Shakeology formulas contain soy.

If you want to learn more about getting your nutrition from a delicious drink, please check out the the very in depth details at Wooggy's Shakeology

This is one of my favorite recipes using Shakeology (I drink the chocolate formula!)

If you have any questions about Shakeology, please let me know.  I LOVE this stuff!  I really do drink it every single day!

If you want to try it out, but don’t want to buy a whole bag, and who could blame you, go for the Shakeology Taste Sampler pack – you can try all the different flavors and find your favorite!

Well here I am again. posting my random thoughts. I have been thinking lately of what is a Beachbody Coach (To Me). I bring it up because I get asked quite often what a coach does and what I do. Well there is not quite a short answer for this from me. It is a variety of several factors as to why I became a coach and least of which is to get rich, beyond popular belief. Yes you can make money being a coach by being a distributor of Beachbody products. Great perk and incentive right? Well how about actually helping people? Paying it forward? Being a positive influence in someone's life that needs someone? Those 3 things are my main motivation. Being able to help inspire people to change their life in a healthy way and help them live an active and longer life (statistically speaking) is such a wonderful feeling and very humbling.

Another reason, I believe in the products, if I didn't why be associated with it? That would make no sense. I use Shakeology everyday because it gives me value, value in nutrition, value in time, and value in my pocketbook. Yes I believe it is the best thing you can buy for your nutrition. It has literally saved my life. No more high BP, no more high cholesterol, no more diverticulitis attacks. That is worth the price of admission. Plus the workout programs are top notch, a lot of fun and really work. I get a personal trainer at home for life that I paid for once. Plus I get 25% off all Team Beachbody products? Hell yes!!

I get comments all the time, it is a gimmick, it is a scam, it is a waste of time. Believe what you want. It isn't my job to change your mind or convince you otherwise. That's your opinions. But what I can do is join you on your journey if you decide to have some faith in yourself and try something new, something different. If money is an issue, just kick back and think about how you spend your money now. Do you drink alcohol? Do you have Starbucks often? Do you eat fast food? There are so many things you can look at in your life that do nothing but hurt your both health and finances. Most of the time, I would guess 80% of all no thank yous for money reasons is just an excuse. Most people do not like change or have much belief in anything past their own comfort zone. Fine I get it, I have been there. But unless you take risks and embrace change you will always keep looking back asking what if. There is so much life outside of comfort zones.

People accuse me of being arrogant, cocky, or thinking I am better than most. That my friends is nothing more than confidence in myself. I don't judge you so don't judge me. One thing you can never accuse me of is being dishonest or fake. Don't like my answers then don't comment or ask. I say what I feel, I can be blunt but I respect your feelings. I believe in people, I believe there is more to everyone even if they don't believe it. Nothing is out of reach if you want it and this is no different to changing your life fitness and nutritionally. Being healthy is so much more fun than wishing I was, the hard work is so worth it! Anyone who has (drank the Beachbody Cool aid as people say) will agree with me.

So there ya go, my view of a Beachbody Coach. I love it and have zero regrets and will continue to help for as long as it takes to reverse obesity. So take my view or take thousands of other coaches's views. They are both the same just worded differently :)

If you are interested in joining my team I am available to help get you started, I will help mentor you and show you how to get involved and start helping your family, friends and other who need your help. Just comment here or send me an email at
So sometimes I get these thoughts in my head and they race around in random order. When they become clear to me I write them down. One thing that has become clear to me again is the doubt factor. Others will always doubt you either out of jealousy or spite. We have a tendency to look at their opinions and believe them. I believe it is in our human nature. We value other's opinions for acceptance and validation, it is just the nature of things. What we tend to realize as we become better as people and as we start to take control of our own lives is we value our own opinions of ourselves more. Yes yes we lose sight of that at times I get that, I do it too, maybe more often than I should. But as I get older the lapses become less and less. I always remember a quote my father said me to as a nervous young man. "Douglas, When you are in your 20's you worry what everyone is thinking about you, When you reach your 30's you really could care less what anyone thinks about you, and when you hit your 40's you realize most really don't care about you in the firth place." As I creep to 40 I have to laugh as it is so true. I will probably shock my father that I actually remember things he told me as a stubborn young man.

So this winter has been tough on me. I slipped into a funk, I didn't really want to put in much effort into myself besides the bare minimum. I hit a point about 4 weeks ago where I saw it and asked myself if this is what I wanted for myself, to give average effort, to do just enough to get by. My answer was no I didn't it. I had this little devil on my shoulder telling me it was cool to just hang around and get by. I was doubting myself plain and simple. That little part of you that validates average effort when you know you are something more, it is nothing more than a part of you playing games. So to be blunt I told that little devil, "So you like to play games? Well go play hide and f*ck yourself, I am going after something more, something I had, something I am going to get back."

I started doubles everyday for 6 days 2 weeks ago and adding a few triple days with a 20lb weighed vest for every workout. Why, because I know I can be better than the average me. I have goals and dreams for myself, not just in fitness but in my personal life, career, overall the outlook on things. But I admit, sometimes I set myself up with too much, I just learn from it.

The point of this is simple, If you are reading this, stop letting other people dictate the road you travel and how you should feel about yourself and start looking at your own opinion of yourself. If you do not like where you are, only you have the power to change it, no one is going to do it for you. Dismiss that part of you that doubts you and realize you are as capable as anyone to be more than you are. Believe and achieve!
All good things come in threes, but be warned: P90X3 is far from a trilogy. No, P90X3 is NOT the kid sister workout. It’s the workout that took notes from it’s siblings, then condensed, and accelerated to become the most dynamic and fastest workout yet.

The ultimate excuse buster
Time is the biggest excuse. P90X3 solves that. Every workout is 30 minutes and the clock starts the minute you push play. Before you can say “drop and give me 10,” it’s over and you are one workout closer to the six-pack of your dreams. 

Muscle acceleration explained
Many P90X fans were hooked on the science of muscle confusion – which introduced variety to the workouts and prevented plateauing. P90X3 takes a hint from that success and from studies showing the most dramatic body transformations happen within the first 30 minutes of exercise. Enter muscle acceleration, a Tony Horton-approved highly-structured schedule with an incredibly high level of intensity and an unprecedented variety of moves. The gurus behind P90X3 combined exercises and added some twists to maximize your time and keep every muscle challenged for a full 30 minutes.

Say goodbye to boredom
Which brings us to the fun-factor. Host, world-renown fitness ledgend, Tony Horton does not disappoint. With his witty one-liners and can-do mantras, he’ll simultaneously have you laughing and fired-up to bust out that final rep. Along with the constant entertainment, P90X3 has the most workouts of any Beachbody program. With 16 workouts in the base kit, they switch it up before you have a chance to consider boredom. From cardio to strength to pilates to MMX, there is something for everyone. 

The ideal P90X3-er
It may seem lofty to proclaim, but P90X3 is indeed a workout for everyone.  Everyone searching for tighter abs and leaner muscles, that is. But fitness novices and experts need not be afraid by P90X3’s come-one-come-all invitation. You don’t have to have any previous P90X experience in order to get killer results. For the beginner, the variety of workouts in P90X3 is the perfect place to discover their fitness style. If the move can be modified there is a cast member showing you how. But don’t expect to be an expert on day one. (Yes, fitness veterans will still be challenged.) As Tony says, ”You don’t get off easy, you just get to finish faster!” 

It doesn’t stop there
And of course there are some bells and whistles too good to ignore. First off, the Coach exclusive: If P90X3 is purchased through a Coach any time from December 10th – 31st (including Challenge Packs), the customer receives an exclusive P90X3 baseball cap. What better way to spread the word about this revolutionary program?

And last but not least, we have the app: Yes, now for the first time the P90X app is available on Android and iOS (will be available 12/10 on Android) The app includes P90X guided workouts, tools to track your reps, weights and progress. Launching soon, is the P90X3 addition – which brings you workout specific tracking modules, scheduling options and the motivation you need to power through the 90 days. P90X3 scheduling and tracking will be available on the app for Android on 12/10 and is coming soon for iPhone. Check out the app and get ready to bring it!
  • The warm-up will be 2 minutes and then constant work for the remaining 28 minutes
  • There will be a separate warm-up disk called Cold Start if you need a longer warm-up
  • P90X3 is NOT a graduate program for P90X and P90X2.  Even beginners can start with P90X3
  • The nutrition plan goes back to nutrition basics of Power 90 and healthy eating
  • There are 16 workouts in the P90X3 Base System
  • The Deluxe package has 4 extra routines for a total of 20 workouts
  • P90X3 will include a new Pilates workout
  • P90X3 will include a new Isometrics workout- A New Strength/Balance/Flexibility workout with Static Holds
  • P90X3 will include CVX – Cardiovascular Extreme - a Cardio workout with weights
  • P90X3 will include MMX - Mixed Martial Arts Extreme
  • P90X3 will include Agility X- All new agility programming
  • P90X3 will include Yoga
  • There will be at least 4 schedules in X3- classic, lean, doubles, and bulk
  • Equipment needed will include weights or bands and a pull-up bar
  • Every move in X3 has a Beginner Modified, In between move, and Challenging/Hard

We will be starting an exclusive P90X3 challenge group on January 6th 2014! Join the group.To sign up visit HERE or email to get into the group.I am so excited to start this program!
This story comes from a good friend of mine. I love her story about Shakeology and just had to share it with you.

Just wanted to share my story.....It is no secret that my whole life I have struggled with high cholesterol. I had it as a young child. As I got older it was out of control. It was as high as 330. I was put on Cholesterol meds and they didn't work. I went to a dietitian and cardio specialist. They put me on a high dose of Crestor and 4 triple strength fish oil pills a day. I even ate more of a vegan diet. No that didn't work either. The best I could get it was 250. Still high. It was starting to go back up again. A friend of mine told me to try Shakeology. I honestly thought "yeah right that isn't going to work". I thought I would give it the benefit of the doubt and try it for a couple of months. I did and to my surprise my cholesterol went from 270 to 174. It has NEVER been that LOW EVER!!!!!. The way I look at it.....I would rather drink ShakeO than have open heart surgery. But that is just me.