Thursday, June 25, 2009


Maintaining a healthy weight is like maintaining a clean home. You can't just clean your home once, neglect the things that got it "messy" in the first place and expect your home to stay clean. You can't keep a clean house if you only have a sponge. You need the right tools, the right products and to think of a clean home as something you provide for your family.

The same is true of your health. Health and fitness are something I work at everyday. I really don't think of it as work, but rather a part of my life and a part that I actually really enjoy. But just as I would not be very successful if I only had a sponge to clean my whole house, so too do you need the RIGHT tools to achieve and maintain your health and fitness.

New tools, the right tools, like a new lunch box on the first day of school, can really get you excited about your pursuits! I like to share the tools that I know to work and that make my pursuit of health and fitness easier and more convenient.

If you've read my previous posts, you know how much Shakeology has done for my diet and the nutrition of my whole family. We LOVE our protein shakes! We also love to travel. We snowboard in the winter, water ski and wakeboard in the Summer. We take the kids and our healthy habits with us when we travel. That means that my nutrition does not take a vacation when I take a vacation. I pack one small suitcase with the foods that I might not be able to obtain in the city we are visiting. In that suitcase I also pack my "CalorieKing" food calorie book, and a bag of Shakeology and my "Magic Bullet" blender!

You've probably seen them advertised late night on one of those "cheesey" infomercials (he he!) But guess what... they work! They really work and they travel beautifully.

Basically what you have a large plastic cup that serves as the blender kraft as well. You fill it with all your ingredients, screw the base on to it and blend away!

Now, depending on how much ice and water you put in your shakes, if you're like me, you might have to make two! The only draw back to the magic bullet is it only makes one serving at a time. Yet, the way I make my shakes is with a ton of water and ice (so I feel like I'm getting away with murder even though the calories and nutrition are the same). Other than that, I can't think of a draw back and they are SO necessary if you travel and don't want to give up your daily shake habit. In fact, I know several people who bring there's to work so they can make a quick protein shake in their office. Clean up is a breeze and the price is right!

The right tools make the difference! Do an on-line price comparison, but you should be able to find one for around $55! About $99 About $54


Sunnee said...

I got the magic bullet from my mom at christmas and it is, by far, one of the best presents i have ever received! Plus it makes drinking my Shakeology so much easier!

carmen said...

How cool that you posted this!! The kids and I bought a new BBQ grill and a Magic Bullet for my hubby for Father's Day. We have our vita mix at home, but now my hubby keeps his bullet at school and he can make his Shakeology right in his office during classes - he loves it so much better than the cheap blender he had before!! We have also been grilling lots of chicken and salmon (my fav) this summer!! We bought the Magic Bullet at Costco. It was priced at $49.99, but we had a coupon for $10 off, so we got it for $39.99 - what a great bargain!! :o) (Love when that happens!)

Diana said...

I love magic bullet! By the way Chalene - have you ever tried the Green Monster?

dianemary126 said...

"so I feel like I'm getting away with murder even though the calories and nutrition are the same)"

--hahaha i do the same thing!! =D

Anonymous said...

Have either of you had any problems with gas and shakeology? I used it for a few weeks and LOVED it, but I had to stop because the gastro-intestinal situation got so unbearable. I wish I could go back to having one every morning, but it took 2-3 weeks for the gas to stop the first time! It was bad. Any suggestions??

Tricia0509 said...

I have been using the magic bullet since I had my first child (who is now 5). I bought it to make my kids baby food and then found I was using it for everything. It's a very very handy thing to have and works much better than a regular blender.

beachmom15 said...

awww.. I was hoping to see your blog about the body bugg.

Lisa (lisita15)