Where’s my Shakeology?

21 11 2010

Sommer sent me this of Griffin's Shakeology mustache...that's my boy!

Where is my Shakeology?!?!?!  Stuck somewhere between here and the states, I guess. Everyday I realize how much I have taken things for granted but I never dreamt in a million years that I would miss my daily glass of awesomeness so much.

Four weeks ago I ignored Sommer’s plea for me to stash some in my bag when I was packing for deployment.  She has been adamant about this stuff from day one.  Being somewhat anal (sorry babe) about what she puts in her body, I remember her doing so much research and taking the ingredients to numerous doctors to get their okay.  While she was definitely impressed about the metabolic and energy benefits, she was most excited with the overall health benefits.  What I love most about Sommer is that while she does like to look and feel good in her clothes, she’s believes whole heartedly in looking good inside as well.

I’m not going to lie; I was a little concerned with the price at first. There’s no doubt that I have been accused of being a penny pincher once or twice. But Sommer is a firm believer that there is no better investment than your health and I can’t really argue.  She says she refuses to let some disease that is completely under her control cut her time short with her family. I mean, did you know that the shakes are designed to…

  1. lower total cholesterol by 30%, something that rears it’s ugly head in Sommer’s family
  2. Reduce cardiovascular risk factors by 24% (heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States…how many times have I heard Sommer say that?!?!)
  3. Reduce oxidative stress, a risk factor for degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Speaking of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, it may have also reared its ugly head lately.  Come to find out that Sommer recently took a break from Shakeology so that she could send her supply to me.  She has been on it for a little over a year in an effort to combat some of those crazy stomach issues.  Turns out we didn’t realize how much it really was helping her.  She has been in and out of the ER here lately for severe abdominal pain….something that very well could be caused by IBD as she has battled it in the past.  Is it a coincidence that this coincided with the absence of Shakeology from her diet?  I highly doubt it.  She added it back in three days ago and was able to enjoy solid food for the first time…pizza sans the cheese.

So, is it worth it?  Absolutely.   Every single penny.  Being over here has reminded me how important my family is to me.  Investing in this, is investing in my family. Thank you, Sommer for such a gift. Now, WHERE IS MY SHAKEOLOGY?!?!?

Chad Tucker








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