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Angela Horn

The Fitness Grummy

My health and fitness journey

Struggling to lose weight?

Need to get fit? 

Welcome to my blog page about my fitness journey!

“Grummy” has different definitions (not all so appetizing), but I discovered one that I love:

“Grummy describes food so tasty that one growls when eating it.
Maurice the Cat says, ‘Cat Chow is sooooo grummy!'”
by youngtorch May 09, 2007

About Angela (Angie), the Grummy

The best definition and most fun for me is an endearment for grandma. I’m most honored to be called “Grummy” by my little granddaughters.

My daughter and I loved the term “Grandmommy” and referred to me as Grandmommy to her oldest daughter. She was learning to talk and had figured out how to say Mommy, Daddy, and what the other grandparents wanted to be called. But Grandmommy seemed a bit much for her to say, so one day she finally came up with her version – Grummy. Now my husband and I are the official Grummy and Grumpy in the family. We love it. It’s fun. Cute. Adorable. Because our granddaughter made it special just for us.

In 2016 I began a new fitness journey as an Independent Beachbody Coach. Not because I was the fittest grandma you’ve ever heard of. Because I had experienced an awakening. A need-to-be-fit awakening.

You Can Lose Weight and Become Fit

Feeling frustrated because you need to lose weight but don’t know how? Tried different things to lose weight, and you’re still stuck on a plateau of weighing no more and no less? I know how you feel. Those were my feelings and dilemma in the spring of 2016. If it helps to encourage you any, allow me to share how I got past those feelings and plateau. Changes happened when I began to drink Shakeology, a nutritious shake that tasted good and made me feel so much better.

My Experience with Shakeology

I was stuck in a never-can-lose-weight rut, felt out of breath when trying to keep up with my grandchildren, and needed relief from digestive difficulties. My son-in-law lost weight by working out and drinking Shakeology. I read on his Shakeology package that it helps aid digestion. That’s what caught my attention. I tried the nutritious shake for three days and was convinced because I felt relief from the feelings of uncomfortable bloating and digestive discomfort I had been having.

There was a problem, however. I had been laid off work, and I was unsure about committing to another monthly bill. Money, or the lack of it, always comes up when making decisions on purchases. Right? My husband works, but could I add an additional cost to our budget? When I want to do something that seems like a good thing but difficult for some reason, I remind myself to not ask “Can I?”, but “How can I accomplish it?”

My husband and I agreed to take the chance on ordering Shakeology because of my digestive problems. I did not order the drink because I wanted to lose weight but because I wanted to improve the way I felt physically. 

After drinking Shakeology daily for about a month and a half, I discovered that I wasn’t craving sweets like I had ALWAYS done previously. Now that really got my attention. I loved sweets. I wanted something sweet every day. You’re familiar with the typical “gotta finish off dinner with something sweet” adage that many people live by. Yep, that describes the way I was.

Since I wasn’t craving sweets like before, I was now interested in trying out the 21-Day Fix DVD workouts that had come with the challenge pack I had ordered months earlier. Physically, I was terribly out of shape so I started out slowly with the workouts. I didn’t want to take a chance in overdoing it and injuring myself. Soon after beginning a regimen of working out with the DVDs, more pounds started falling off. WOW! Was I excited! November and December holidays arrived, and I didn’t gain one pound.

Remember that I’m a grandmommy, not a young chick. When I was in my 20’s and 30’s, I worked out with aerobics, dieted, and lost weight easier than I have in my 40’s and 50’s. Finally, this “Grummy” found something to help – Shakeology and the 21-Day Fix program.

Can the 21-Day Fix program and Shakeology work for you? Yes. But it’s up to you to do your own research and talk to your doctor or health provider to determine whether or not this is a good fit for you. I only am sharing my experience with and opinions about Shakeology, the 21-Day Fix and/or any other Beachbody programs I have used. (*)

My Personal Experiences with the 21-Day Fix Program

When I received the 21-Day Fix workout DVDs that had come with my Shakeology and challenge pack, I’ll be honest with you. I set the DVDs and colorful containers aside (though I loved all the pretty container colors). I was more interested in how great I was feeling since beginning the Shakeology. But when my sugar cravings changed, I decided to check out the DVDs and cute little containers. Something amazing happened when I started working out with the 21-Day Fix workout program. Pounds started dropping. Do you know how that made me feel? I was elated!!

Listen, I know what it’s like to be overweight and feel miserable. I hadn’t been able to figure out why I was stuck with a certain weight for so long without losing before I found out about Shakeology. The good thing was that I had not been gaining weight. The problem, however, was I needed to weigh less and couldn’t lose a pound.

I walked often for exercise. But then I would have heel pain. Well, think about it. You walk with all those extra pounds, and that extra weight bearing down on your feet makes your feet scream at you for putting them through such torture. Surely, there was a different way to exercise. There was – and is. It’s through incredible workout Beachbody plans like the 21-Day Fix. What I love is working out with various fitness programs through online streaming videos – and I don’t have to pay $50-$100 for each set of DVDs. I love this benefit I have with Beachbody’s Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand.


I love being able to inspire others to get fit and to encourage them to become what they want to be in life. Being an Independent Beachbody Coach provides a way that I can inspire and encourage others. It is something that works for me through healthy eating, nutritious shakes, and doable workouts.

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Contact Me

Contact me if you want me as your accountability coach to inspire you to become fit, lose weight, and start your own fitness and wellness journey with Shakeology and Beachbody products. Email me at, or call (909) 334-2564 and record your name,  phone number, state that you are calling to be invited to and join one of my challenge groups.