Some Changes Here

I am making changes. Joshua Smith Fitness does not fit what I am doing now.

I started Joshua Smith Fitness when I was a Beachbody Coach. I liked the company and what they were trying to do, but the product, Shakeology, does not treat my body well. I have hyperthyroidism and the super herbs in Shakeology is bad for me.

I am treating my conditions not with lots of exercise and one-size-fits-all nutritional supplements, but with two wheels and doctor regulated supplements. I’m still exercising, but its not the same and for another post.

So, Joshua Smith Fitness is fading and Adventures With Redbeard is here. This is also the name of my YouTube channel and Facebook page. YouTube has some traction, but the Facebook page is brand new.

There may be more changes, but this is the start.

New Eating Habits

I have tried many different philosophies of eating. I really like the fruitarian diet. Gandhi was a fruitarian the last few years of his life. He also experimented with diet. What I learned the year or so I was a fruitarian is that people are not ready for  what is viewed as an extreme diet. There are lots of people who are fruitarian and there are forums where people can learn about it. Many people have overcome many problems, like eating disorders, and major illnesses, by changing to a high fruit diet. But I would guestimate that 90% of people will not try it, too extreme.

I want to help people be healthier, that’s why this website exists, so what can I share that will work? Well, I really believe teaching balance and portion control will do it. Everyone already believes a balanced diet and proper portions will work. What keeps people from doing this? I think it is too many fad diets, too many companies selling their food, etc. Beachbody has a program called 21 Day Fix. This program has some accessible exercising with a simple eating plan. You can eat the foods you already have and already know you should eat. The picture above illustrates how it works. If it fits in the containers, you eat it, if it doesn’t you save it for tomorrow.

Today is Day 5 of me being on the program. If you have been following me you know that I have been on a anti-candida diet. Today is my first day after the diet. I can eat “normally” again. I am rejoining the “normal” eating world with the 21 Day Fix eating program. Candida has influenced my eating for many years, now that it is gone, or at least under control, I can choose what and how much I eat. I choose this program to help me with this. It is day five and that means this is the fifth day of me following the exercising, but it is the first day of me following the diet. I am so excited to be able to eat rice and fruit again. For breakfast I had my Vegan Chocolate Shakeology. My mid morning snack will be rice and homemade kimchi. My diet is over, but for the next week or so I will be taking copious amounts of probiotics and eating as much fermented foods as I can. My gut is healed, and now I need to grow the beneficial bacteria needed for a healthy gut. I’ll write more about my experience later. Thanks for reading, here’s to your health!


I was at a big Beachbody event yesterday and I was told a couple of things I will be saying a few times this week. First thing is that all Beachbody programs and Shakeology have a money back guarantee. Even if the bag is empty. Second there is a sale that ends at the end of the month. It is a very popular program. 21 Day Fix has an amazing eating plan it really helps with portion control and it has  an approachable exercise. Here is a video. I’ll post more later, but I want to make sure everyone knows that for the next few days it is on sale.  Sorry I did not tell you earlier.

What Shakeology Did for Me Today


This morning after my workout and my wonderful fruit smoothie, I was feeling tired and a little cranky. I couldn’t figure out what it was. I wanted to feel good and have some fun with the kids, but just wasn’t feeling it. Late in the afternoon I was looking for a snack and realized I had not had my Shakeology yet. I mixed the Vegan Chocolate up with some cashew milk, peanut butter vanilla, ice and water. I enjoyed drinking it, as I always do, especially when it has peanut butter and vanilla extract in it. What surprised me is how I felt. I was feeling good again. I soon grabbed the Frisbee and played with my kids and some of the neighbor kids. It was good fun running around and playing.

I started asking myself, “What is in this that would make me feel better.” Maybe it is something illegal. 🙂 I have experienced a reduction in cravings, and a better ability to control my portion of food, but what is it? So I looked at some more information.  I found that Shakeology ” is made from fruits, veggies, antioxidants, probiotics and protein. It’s all natural; no caffeine; no artificial flavors or sweeteners; no GMO’s. There is even a shot of wheat grass in every serving. It’s basically 70+ all natural sources of fuel designed for your body, and if you read the label you’ll actually recognize the ingredients! (Quinoa, spinach, blueberries, wheat grass, flax, chia seeds, and acai berry…).” I have read the ingredients. There are some I do not recognize. One was Reishi. I found on the web that Reishi is a mushroom and:

  • It is non-toxic and can be taken daily without producing any side effects.
  • When it is taken regularly, it can restore the body to its natural state, enabling all organs to function normally.
  • Immune modulator – regulates and fine tunes the immune system.

How’s that for an ingredient? This could be the reason I felt better. Maybe my organs weren’t functioning normally. I know I wasn’t feeling like myself.

It could have been the antioxidants and the probiotics. There is a lot in there, so I’m not sure. I’m just glad I have it. From now on, I must drink it in the mornings.

I am selling Shakeology. I am doing it because it in amazing stuff and the more I learn about it, the more I want others to try it. A sampler can be purchased here. This super sampler has all six flavors. If you are a vegan, or can’t do whey for any number of reasons check out the vegan taste sampler. The vegan taste sampler has two of each vegan flavor. I like both, but I really like the chocolate.

Contact me if you want more information. This is really great stuff.

Here is a nice little video about what is in Shakeology: What’s in Shakeology?