Something I wish I learned sooner…

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ.โฃโฃ
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The goal is not to lose weight forever. โฃโฃ
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Sure you may go through cycles of life where you want to lose a bit of weight to prioritize health, getting to your most comfortable body, etcโ€ฆ and thatโ€™s perfectly normal and understandable. โฃโฃ
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But if you are forever trying to diet and lose weight, yet never see results, youโ€™re doing it wrong. โฃโฃ
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You want to learn to fuel your body in a way that supports your healthiest and happiest body. โฃโฃ
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If that comes with weight loss, great, but the goal is not to continue to diet forever, itโ€™s simply to sustain it. โฃโฃ
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And if you donโ€™t sustain it, thatโ€™s okay too. But now we have the tools we need to get you back there if you choose to be there. โฃโฃ
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๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ. โฃโฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ. โฃโฃ
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What is something you wish more people understood? โฃ

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Do you fear CARBS?

Last week I had a reel take off that was all about carbohydrates and why they are beneficial for our bodies. โฃ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅฏ
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๐‚๐ฎ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌโ€ฆ โฃ
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โ€˜๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ.โ€™โฃ
โ€˜๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.โ€™โฃ
Even to the effect of โ€˜๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.โ€™โฃ
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In all honesty, the comments got turned off real quick. Not because I donโ€™t believe in healthy debate and discussion, but because I never want to see someone develop a fear around any one food. โฃ
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Yes, as a nutritionist I logically know an apple is better for you nutritionally than a handful of skittles. Sure, if youโ€™re diabetic, you do need to be a little more careful around the quality of carbs youโ€™re consuming (๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ). โฃ
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But I also will forever preach that while for some people progress is choosing the apple over the skittles. โฃ๐ŸŽ
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For another person, progress is enjoying the skittles instead of an apple, free of guilt and fear. โฃ๐Ÿญ
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For some, reducing consumption of inflammatory oils can be incredibly impactful for our health. โฃ๐Ÿฅ‘
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For others, actually eating the funfetti cake complete with fully hydrogenated oils on their birthday and enjoying every bite is leaps and bounds of progress. โฃ๐Ÿฐ
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We have to see all sides. โฃ
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At the end of the day, I am a supporter of making food choices that support your healthiest and happiest body, including mental, physical, and emotional health. โฃ
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๐€๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž. ๐Ÿ‘Œโฃ
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Can I lose fat and build muscle?!

“๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ.” โฃ
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๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ? โฃ
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Truth is, itโ€™s the request of at least 80% of the ladies who come to me. โฃ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Last week, I shared a bit more about how โ€œ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จโ€ is essentially us wanting to build more muscle, and then be lean enough to feel โ€œ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅโ€. โฃ
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And I always have to be the bearer of bad news in sharing that we really have to pick one at a time to focus on. โฃ
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๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต? ๐๐จ but youโ€™re also not optimizing your body to increase muscle at that time. โฃ
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๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ? No, but again ideally we should be eating at least in maintenance to really maximize this process, which will likely slow down weight loss. โฃ
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๐’๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ: โฃ
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๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด. โฃ
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๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ. โฃ
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If your priority right now is building muscle and youโ€™re eating at maintenance it doesnโ€™t mean you can never lose weight again. โฃ
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Or, if youโ€™d rather focus on losing some weight right now, it doesnโ€™t and ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐๐งโ€™๐ญ mean youโ€™ll be dieting forever. โฃ
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We can do both. โฃ
We can have our cake and eat it too. โฃ
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Just not at the same time. ๐Ÿ™Œโฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ, ๐˜’๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด? โฃ
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Fitness = Therapy?

๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ. โฃ
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๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด? Because Iโ€™ve been so very guilty. โฃ
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For years I masked everything from anxiety, to stress, to loneliness, to depression, with one thing: my fitness. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ ๐จ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐. โฃ
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Suddenly I realized my entire world revolved around my workouts and my only form of coping with negative emotions was through fitness. โฃ
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It was the reality check I didnโ€™t know I needed. โฃ
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Since then, Iโ€™ve learned to embrace the fact that fitness can be therapeutic and a helpful tool to temporarily band aid some negative stuff, BUT I alsoโ€ฆ โฃ
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๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜บ โฃ
๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญโฃ
๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด โฃ
๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ โฃ
๐˜๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด โฃ
๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ โฃ
๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ โฃ
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And I still use fitness as the occasional dose of therapy, but now I also go to therapy. โฃ
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New Program Alert: LIIFT More

Are you ready to LIFT More?!ย 

Can you commit to 35โ€“45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks to help you build strength, burn major fat, and see a powerful total-body transformation.

What Is LIIFT MORE?

This is a true full-body program made for those who love to lift.

To get the most variety and maximize the effectiveness of each move, youโ€™ll need an adjustable bench โ€” a real game-changer for your home gym that can help you see more results in less time.

But the simplicity of LIIFT4 is still at this programโ€™s core โ€” no-nonsense moves, perfectly paced, paired with the right combo of classic resistance training and HIIT to help get results for everyone, whether this is your first go at strength training or youโ€™re a seasoned lifter.

Try out the SAMPLE workout here!

What Kinds of Workouts Can I Expect From LIIFT MORE?

There are 40 unique real-time workouts in LIIFT MORE with exactly the right amounts of variation and progression to keep your muscles challenged week to week.

  • 40 real-time workouts, 5 days a week, 35 to 45 minutes a day, for 8 weeks.
  • 2 Phases:
    • Phase 1 alternates traditional weightlifting days with lift + HIIT days to help you build strength and lean muscle whileย burning fat.
    • Phase 2 follows a similar format, but Joel changes it up with new training splits, more volume, and more intensity.
  • Every workout ends with an abs-focused finisher to shred and strengthen your core.
  • In addition to targeting every muscle group with heavy lifting, youโ€™ll regularly incorporate total-body HIIT to rev up fat loss.
  • Joel walks you through each move to help you perfect your form and maximize your results from every rep, along with modificationsย when needed.
  • You also get 9 LIIFT Express bonus workouts (20 minutes each) for days when youโ€™re short on time or just want an extraย challenge.
  • Every week, youโ€™ll get two rest days to give your muscles a chance to repair and recover fully for the following week, along with upper and lower recovery workouts help your tired muscles feel better so you can come back strong.

    What Equipment Will I need?

  • Youโ€™ll need a set of light, medium, and heavy dumbbells โ€” keeping a range nearby will help you choose the right weights for each muscle group and increase your load as you gain strength.
  • Joel also incorporates an adjustable bench โ€” essential for key compound lifts such as the bench press, bent-over row, and step up.
  • And for added resistance during burnouts on leg days, you can use optional Power Loops.

How Do Nutrition and Supplements Fit Into LIIFT MORE?

To really succeed with LIIFT MORE, youโ€™ll need a nutrition plan thatโ€™s as powerful and straightforward as your workouts.

Thatโ€™s why Joel recommends following either 2B Mindset or Portion Fix, two proven nutrition programs that can help you stay on track and reach your goals without counting calories or depriving yourself of the foods you love.

And since Joel really wants you to get more out of every workout, he especially recommends the Advanced Stack, aka the โ€œJoel Stack,โ€ of Beachbody Performance supplements.

Start with Energize before your workouts that may help with energy and performance*.ย On HIIT days, Hydrate may help replenish electrolytes lost through sweat and improve endurance*.

To take advantage of the post-workout muscle-building window, reach for Recover after every single session, to potentially help with recovery, repair, and soreness*.ย Finally, drink Recharge before bed to give your muscles some extra love while you sleep*.

The important thing is to keep your body nourished throughout LIIFT MORE while giving yourself some flexibility so you donโ€™t feel overwhelmed.

Now letโ€™s chat resultsโ€ฆ

I know youโ€™re wondering what the results look like so letโ€™s check em out! Theyโ€™ve been absolutely incredible! These are from participantsย in the test group for the program.
Ian Nicole Meg

What do you get?!

Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s in your LIIFT More Totalย Solution Pack:
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โœจย Get Started Guide + workout calendar โ€“ get a quick overview of the program + the workouts, plus easy steps to get you started on BOD. The guide will also share more about your nutrition options (I can help here too!) + how to track your progress.
โœจย Workout Calendar + Dumbbell Tracker (printed & digital)
โœจย Quick Start Nutrition Guide โ€“ working out is half the battle! Smart nutrition choices will fuel your body and make you feel amazing.
โœจย Access to both of our premium nutrition programs, Portion Fix and 2B Mindset, plus discounted rates for the newest nutrition program 4 Week Gut Protocol if gut health is a part of your goals.
โœจย 30-day free membership to BODi + Nutrition+ to help you stay on track with your eating habits. Youโ€™ll get new monthly recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, expert advice, exclusive workouts, and access to our online community.
โœจย 30-day servings ofย Shakeology, our Performance Line, or Go & Glow supplement pack based on which bundle best fits your goals!
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Weโ€™ll be kicking off our exclusive VIP test group where we go through the program all together! We start prep week on Tuesday August 2nd!ย Please complete this short form and we can get you set up with your pack!ย 

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