21 Days–That’s it?!!

Here is what I’ve learned in 11 days on the 21 Day Fix and drinking Shakeology!

#1  I USED TO EAT WAY TOO MUCH FOOD!

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Here is what came in the mail- little containers, did I say little? It also came with an eating plan to follow and the Shakeology (I got the challenge pack which you can see here) .  The good news it allows you to eat all the foods I already eat, the bad news is the portions are cut in half Surprised smile!!  I looked at each meal before I ate it and said to myself “I am going to die, I will be starving”….I ate my meal….walked away…..and miracle of all miracles….I’m fine!!

Not starving, not dying but feeling really good Surprised smile !!!

Ready for the next shocker, I still kinda don’t believe it myself!!!

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look at the middle picture- see how the bottom screen says 11 days – that is what I weighed 11 days ago (early morning weight)  and the top weight is what it said this morning Surprised smile seriously, just like that I get rid of excess food and my body drops the excess weight?  Too good to be true but here are the other numbers TOP LEFT is BMI,  TOP RIGHT is my body’s age, BOTTOM LEFT is my body fat and BOTTOM RIGHT is my muscle mass (percentage of my body that is muscle).  I would never share my scale shots with the world but this is so impressive and unbelievable to me that I had to share so that anyone can get going on this ASAP!!!

Roughly lost 7lbs, 2% body fat, kept my muscle, and decreased my BMI and body’s age.  I’m sure some of this has to do with water retention but I don’t ever see the 130’s.

#2 YOU CAN KEEP GETTING BETTER!!

I wasn’t trying to lose weight, honestly I am so happy and thankful for where God has put me!  I tried this program truly just to help others, not realizing that it would also help me.  I run a boot camp in Perkasie and I wanted to give everyone the tools they needed to really feel their best and I was searching for a simple nutrition plan.  I don’t believe in crazy diets that cut healthy food out just for the sake of calories or lose weight quick scams.  I want people to learn to eat for life, and include all the food groups to feel the best you can and that is what this plan is!

The Shakeology has been the biggest shocker for me because I was a skeptic.  I saw the videos of how amazing it is for you and all the wonderful benefits but again at $129.00 a bag I wasn’t sold.

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Sold – It cost $4 a day for a meal that curbs my cravings, gives me energy, and helps me to not feel hungry ALL day long (which in turn saves me a TON of money on extra food my body doesn’t need).  The best part is the whole family loves them.  My husband has been doing the shake and nutrition plan (started 2 days after me and ate like a horse on the 4th of July) and he is down 8 lbs Smile with tongue out men stink.  My beautiful Taylor is 6, she hates vegetables, and is always hungry like her momma.  She loves the shakes, and she now gets all her veggies in a half scoop and she is NOT as hungry!!!!  Getting all your nutrients for the day in one drink does change the rest of your day!

#3 THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THEN HELPING OTHERS FEEL THEIR BEST!!!

I am so excited that so many have already joined me on this journey to be and feel their best and I can’t wait to share their story’s as well!!

I want to help anyone who is ready to stop the weight battle forever whether you have 5 or 100 pounds to lose.  With God and the right tools I know that anything is possible.  Dream Big, don’t give up, and be the amazing person God created you to be!!!

contact me at shannonclelli@gmail.com to get started!!

What are you waiting for?

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I spent YEARS yo-yo dieting, here was my mental state….one minute……”I don’t care”…..next minute……”I’m so fat”…..”I will start Monday”…..”maybe this new diet will work.”   Until God showed me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Relying on Him to help me with my struggle changed everything. When things are hard and I lean on Him with all my might He gives me joy in the midst.  When I lean on my own strength I am a mess….full of stress, worry, and fear.  I’ve learned that I’m God’s girl and nothing is going to stop me!

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This is me today; I’ve managed to stay within 5 pounds of my transformation which was a year and a half ago.  I’ve had moments of being focused and driven.  I’ve cut out everything from my diet with Whole30 and experimented with different recipes and eating styles such as Paleo.  I’ve also had weak moments of not wanting to think about food at all and I’ve fallen off the wagon into a pit of ice cream but I haven’t given up!

I get bored easily so I’ve challenged myself (and Becca) with different workouts.  I’ve taken crossfit classes, trx, spinning, and even tried some lap swimming.  I also just went for my first bike ride of the season and I still try to go for a run here and there.  I believe fitness should be fun and when it’s not you’ve got to try something new.  I even tried resting…haha.

The best part of this journey God has put me on is that He has used me to inspire others.  Life is short and everyone should get the chance to love their body and see it’s full potential.  It took me 34 years but I know it can happen at any age, and any fitness level.  We were all created perfect, in God’s image and it is up to us to seek Him in being all He designed us to be!

I started a new journey for a few reasons #1 I want everyone to experience what they are capable of and love the body God gave them #2 I want them to inspire others #3 If it could be their job that would be amazing!!!

I own a successful smoothie franchise that I have had for 12 years.  I love my smoothie shop and hope I have it forever but I also love helping others with their fitness goals!  I could be a personal trainer? Go into nutrition? or join an amazing organization with a product I know works and give people the opportunity to make a great income, while helping others from the comfort of their own home!

That’s right

Beachbody!

I’m sure you have heard of the company, the makers of P90X, Insanity, and Shakeology.  If you haven’t heard of them their programs are exactly what I preach – clean eating (with occasional treats), muscle and cardio combined for the most effective workout in the shortest amount of time and a smoothie to replace one of your meals!! I am running my first challenge group over the month of July.  The program is the 21Day Fix Challenge pack.  You get a simple eating plan with proper portion containers, it comes with great workouts, and a 30 day supply of Shakeology (your protein smoothie that curbs appetite, gives you energy, and all the nutrients you need for the day)! Here is what comes in the mail!

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My husband is doing it with me and he already lost 7 pounds, so not fair!

The BEST PART of doing this program with me is that I can be your PERSONAL COACH for FREE (if you want accountability)! I want you to SUCCEED and for you to see your full POTENTIAL!!

If you want any information about the company, why I’m doing it, and how you can join me, please don’t hesitate to contact me at shannonclelli@gmail.com

So what are you waiting for?

With Love,
Shannon

Defrosting

A perfect way to describe my winter was FROZEN.  Physically, emotionally, and spiritually FROZEN!  It was a rotten winter, this is what our backyard looked like for 3 months.winter2014

What I learned this winter –#1 I dislike winter more every year, #2 I like to eat comfort food in large quantities when I’m cold, #3 waking up at 5am to exercise when it’s zero degrees outside is miserable, and #4 that God still loves me when I’m a mess!

The good news is I’m defrosting (finally)!  Spiritually I’ve been digging in my bible and God has been shaking the ice off me. I’m in a great bible study with an amazing group of women called Stuck by Jennie Allen and also a study through the bible with my cousins going from Genesis to Revelation seeing God’s great plan and promises!  Physically I’m back on point with my eating, I’ve gotten strict and I’ve been eating Whole30 to get all the junk out of my system.  Remember I don’t believe in diets or fads but in trusting God with what to eat and you can find a little about that at my food diary.  Emotionally balance is hard for me and if I’m not seeking God in all that I do I am an utter disaster and completely out of balance!  Emotionally this sums me up.ladder

One day I’m on top of a mountain and the next in the valley with a box of cookies.  I thank God that He never gives up on me and continues to call me higher and gives me new challenges and even though I fall He picks me up.

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

It’s funny that this blog has helped me so much, just reading my struggles, my victories, and how God has carried me is so amazing and the reason I started it.  For me and my children to know my heart and my journey and if it helps one person know the love of God and how he cares for every detail of our lives then it was all worth it!

I have so many food favorites right now that it would take me all day to share but I will leave you with a quick treat that is Whole30 approved Winking smile

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How was your winter? Have you defrosted yet?