Aligning Your Actions with Your Goals- can you afford it?
I’m sure you’ve seen it all over Facebook… everyone who drinks this Shakeology crap loves it so much that they post selfies kissing it, hugging it, telling you why YOU NEED to drink it, too… & I’ll be honest, before actually consuming it myself, any time I would see one of these selfies I would give a big fat eye roll and scroll for the “unfollow” button.
But, then, one late March night, I hit my lowest point. I was sitting in our living room eating a Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich and looked down and thought…. what am I doing?! My husband is type 1 diabetic… & here I am KILLING him by serving him fast food for dinner. Literally, I’m slowly killing my husband. I can’t do this anymore.
I quietly snuck upstairs & got out my iPad and ordered T25. There was something called a “challenge pack promotion” where it bundled a month supply of this Shakeology stuff that everyone is always making out with on social media, so I thought, WHAT THE HECK… I’LL GIVE IT A TRY! I won’t tell anyone, but I’ll give it a try.
A week after I started using it, I couldn't believe the following things:
- Improved digestion
- Improved energy levels
- Better SLEEP! (who knew?)
- I no longer craved fast food (salty stuff is my weakness.. I could eat a bag of chips in one sitting)
- I had a desire to make healthier choices all around because I knew this one shake a day was helping me live a healthier lifestyle and I didn’t want to “mess it up”.
So, what happened next kind of sucked because my husband caught wind of the price of Shakeology and it was throwing off his monthly expense spreadsheet…. It was time for my second months shipment to come & I told him how much I loved it and couldn’t wait to try new flavors…. his response went like this….
“I’m so happy that you love it, but it’s not cheap. It comes to about $4/day and if you really are trying to better yourself, something has got to give here in your daily spending. I don’t mind that you’re spending your money on this if it makes you feel great, but is there something else you spend money on every single day that isn’t in line with these “new you” goals that you could stop buying in order to replace that cost with Shakeology?”
REALITY. SLAP. ACROSS. THE. FACE.
So, I took a look at all the crap I was buying and realized… I was spending about 5-7 bucks a day at Starbucks on sugary filled coffees to try to get an energy boost that would last me a couple hours & then I would crash. It was determined that I would stop buying Starbucks for just a month and replace it with Shakeology to see how I felt about it… After that month, we would chat again about if I still thought Shakeology was worth it.
I’m sure you can guess what happened as I’m still drinking my shake every single day today- a year later. When Dave and I chatted again, he was so happy to inform me that I had actually SAVED US MORE MONEY by switching to Shakeology- about 50-60 bucks that month.
& even better news is- Dave drinks it now, too! What it does for his sugar levels is pretty cool- stabilizes him throughout the day- but that’s another topic for another blog post!
So, today, I challenge you… whether you are drinking Shakeology or not, take a look at your health goals. Is there something you do daily that is not in line with those goals? Can you replace it with Shakeology? Can you replace it with a workout program, a gym membership, OR MORE TIME DOING SOMETHING YOU LOVE?
There are so many ways to make the things you love the most fit into your life. Align your actions with your goals & you will not be disappointed.
All my joy.