Vicki Roberts, the fearless fitness leader, has definitely become a well known Shakeology guru, but also an extremely influential Mind and Body Transformation Coach. With almost 6,000 Facebook followers, she provides DAILY messages of inspiration, healthy eating guides and probably the most effective – very raw, beautiful pics and videos of her own transformation.
Her transformation is Uh-Mazing! She went from 268lbs (size 18) to 137lbs (size 4)!! Not only does she have a killer body, but she is extremely kind and sincere. EXACTLY the type of person you need when divulging your vulnerable weight and exercise fears.
So what is Fit with Vicki? In Ms. Robert’s own words…“I always thought it was about getting skinny. Never healthy or strong. I want to help others, especially women, that are not afraid of getting fit, getting a fit mindset, getting fit physcially, and fit financially.” And so she joined the Beachbody family and became a very successful Coach (so much so that she was able to quite her ‘day’ job and thrive 100% financially off of it!). She also belongs to a team called the MisFit Republic, which is a collaboration of other coaches who each share that same fire. Part of her program includes fitness and nutrition Facebook groups where she provides a safe place for people to join, share and hold each other accountable – these ladies are known as the “Unstoppable MisFits.”
So what is Beachbody? Where do I even start?! I literally had no idea how crazy HUGE this company was! P90X, Brazil Butt Lift, Insanity ring a bell? They have EVERYTHING covered to be healthy & fit – from home fitness programs, to nutrition, to workout gear – it’s all there. A truly incredible empire that is obviously successful from the dynamic results it’s produced. Vicki is a great representation.
Since Vicki encompasses all of the Beachbody realm, I thought she would be perfect to introduce me to this colossal company and narrow down her favorites.
Our #WOTD or “workout of the day” for you non-hashtaggers :) was PiYo, Vicki’s personal favorite and the program which she is certified in, which integrates Pilates and Yoga in a 35 minute fast-paced format. I am definitely one to avoid a home dvd workout at all costs (I thought I wouldn’t work as hard or that I needed to be at the actual “gym” to get a good workout)….boy was I wrong (I could totally feel the burn & was so sore the next day)! It helped that Vicki’s home gym was funky awesome with lime green paint and a full motivational chalkboard wall (loved this!!).
After I busted my butt and was glistening with sweat, Vicki treated me to a Shakeology sample session (yes also made by Beachbody!) where I was able to taste Strawberry & Chocolate Vegan. I’m obsessed with all things chocolate and I always opt for vegan protein if available so the Chocolate Vegan was my jam. I LOVED it! It had a rich texture, with zero aftertaste. It felt clean and filling – perfect!
Ok so here’s the rundown on what exactly sets Shakeology apart from other “protein” shakes:
-A shake a day helps you Lose Weight, Reduce Junk Food Cravings, Increase your Energy & Improve Digestion & Regularity.
-One shake has more than 70 nutritious superfood ingredients including proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, probiotics, fiber and digestive enzymes.
-5 flavor options available, including 1 Vegan!
Basically, your typical protein shake is just protein and maybe a few other vitamins and minerals. Shakeology stands out in a majorly positive way by including awesome ingredients like Chia, Maca, Chlorella, Spirulina, & Pea Protein. This is SERIOUSLY a superfood shake.
It can seem spendy, at $4/day, but it’s a quick, easy way to get whole nutrition every single day. Much better decision than the Sausage McMuffin, Grande Mocha or even worse skipping breakfast all together.
Shakeology is incorporated into several Beachbody programs, including the 21 Day Fix which is Vicki’s favorite. “…It combines portion control eating (which alot of us are very bad at monitoring) with 30 minute workouts…and you can have wine and chocolate too!”…Did you say WINE??? :)
Another quick program is the 3-Day Refresh which is a low calorie meal plan that allows your body and mind to cleanse, focus and energize. I decided to take the plunge and dive into the Refresh so I could give you a firsthand review and give my body a little boost. I also must admit, I could use the help curbing my evening sweet tooth :)
–3 Day Refresh is on sale for $140!
-In February the NEW 21 Day Fix Extreme is being launched, which is a hardcore version of the 21 Day Fix & that will be $140, as well!
*Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program to avoid/reduce the risk of injury. Exercise at your own risk. Portia will not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained as a result of using any fitness program presented and/or discussed on Obsessed by Portia.
*Obsessed by Portia is in no way affiliated with Beachbody. The opinions expressed here represent my own, which I take great pride in providing pure honesty…because I’m OBSESSED with sharing the Good!