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Revolt Now Fitness – July Uprising Week 1

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Revolt Now FitnessIt’s July!  That means Canada Day Celebrations…Cake and party foods!  I’ve decided this to start back with my workouts.  I haven’t taken any measurements but what I did do was focus on doing the workouts.

I am struggling with the videos at the moment.  My internet connection is horrid…I could use some other choice words, but horrid will have to do.  I need to plan out my workout so that I can start buffering the videos so that they are ready for me to go when I am ready.

I really enjoy the workouts this week.  I pushed myself a little too hard.  My legs were really sore, but it felt great.  I felt like I accomplished something and am working towards one of my goals of getting back to Karate.  Since I haven’t been doing the workouts for most of June they felt incredibly hard.  I’m starting back at square one but I think I’m okay with that.  I just really need to remember that I’m not in the same shape I was back in 2008 and I need to work within my limits now, and not be disappointed in what I can’t do anymore.

The program is evolving each week.  As more and more ideas flow through the group, Nichole and her awesome team implement the best of the ideas.  It’s great to see and work with a program that is working “with” you and changing to meet the needs of the users.

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Revolt Now Fitness – June Uprising Week 3

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Revolt Now FitnessIt’s week three of the June Revolt Uprising.  I haven’t done anything more than think about what I should be doing and how disappointed I am in myself for not following through.  Despite my failures these past couple of weeks, Revolt fitness does work.

The weeks where I have followed the plan (and I haven’t followed any weeks perfectly) I had results, but it required work and determination on my part.  The excitement has faded  and I just keep finding myself making excuse after excuse.

This week I took the kids on vacation to the mainland.  We had a great time, but I didn’t make any time for “me”.  That meant that I missed out on my workouts the first half of the week and decided that I’d just start fresh “next” week.  Isn’t it always better to start something fresh at the beginning of the week?  See how easy it is to make excuses?

The great thing about the Revolt Now Fitness is that even though I’ve been slacking off, I am still participating with the group on facebook.  Seeing the results that people who are working hard and following the plan make me want to do get back on track.  I want to be healthier so that I can keep up with my kids.  The numbers on the scale don’t really mean much to me, but it’s more about how I feel about me.

Revolt Fitness works, but only if you are willing to put forth the effort.

 

Revolt Now Fitness – June Uprising Week 4

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There isn’t much to report, I’ve completely and utterly fallen off the boat and haven’t even tried swimming to shore.  I still keep in touch through the facebook group and the feelings of “I need to do something” are lingering.

I’m amazed at the results people are getting and am so jealous that I’m not getting those same results, but how can I when I haven’t put forth the effort?

Revolt works, and it worked for me when I was putting forth the effort.  Why am I struggling?  I still have a million excuses…none of them valid.  Maybe it’s the heat, maybe I’m just lazy or maybe it’s just because it’s summertime. Whatever the reason I need to figure it out, and do something to fix the situation.

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Revolt Fitness – June Uprising Week 2 – The Beginning of my Derailment

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Revolt Now FitnessSo last week was the beginning of the end for me…this is the start of my derailment from the Revolt Fitness Program.  The excitement from the first few weeks has faded.  I did okay while on vacation.  I tried my best to workout when I could and eat as well as I could with the spread of buffets before me.  Once I got home, my best intentions went by the wayside.

I had been working out when my son took his nap. My daughter was upset that I had gone on vacation for a whole week and didn’t take her with me, so I used the nap time as one on one time with her.  It wasn’t a big sacrifice because I have discovered that I really don’t like doing the Tabatas that we are doing this month.

My excuses for not working out:

Excuse 1:  I’m tired…I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.

Excuse 2: I really need to get caught up on laundry and house cleaning

Excuse 3: It’s sunny out, too nice to be working out indoors

and the list goes on and on and on…

I found a million excuses not to workout or follow the menu plan.  So here I sit, at the end of the week with nothing to show you except for some excuses as to why I didn’t work out.

Revolt Now Fitness Works even on Vacation! – June Uprising Week 1

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Revolt Now FitnessThe first week of the June Revolt Now Fitness Uprising happened on my vacation.  After last week being a complete bust for me, I was determined to make the best of it even if I was on vacation.

The great thing about the Revolt program is that it travels with you. I had my laptop so I was able to do the workout at the hotel.  This week we did Tabata’s.  I was able to do these in the comfort of my hotel room. The Revolt workouts are awesome for doing in the hotel rooms as they don’t require much space to do.  I did skip the body sculpting workouts.  The gym at the hotel wasn’t air conditioned and I wasn’t used to the heat in Las Vegas.  Back home when I left it was 50F and it was over 105F in Vegas, so I found it very difficult to do anything strenuous in the heat without feeling sick.

SubwayAgain I didn’t follow the diet, but we did try to make healthier choices while we were gone. We tried to have one meal each day that wasn’t fried.  We ate at Subway quite often, getting a ham sandwich with lots of veggies.  We skipped out on the pop and cookies, which was hard since I absolutely love their white chip macadamia nut cookies.

We ate at a lot of buffets and tried to fill up on veggies and turkey.  The buffets were hard though since you wanted to “get your money’s worth”.  What was nice about them was that you could control your portion sizes and choose what you wanted.  One buffet had a nacho/fajita station where I was able to fill my plate up with salsa, chicken and fresh veggies.  It was a wonderful fresh meal.

I did find it hard to avoid the dessert stations.  Since it was vacation I decided that it was okay to splurge and eat my favourites.  So I did have some cheesecake and some other yummy things.

We drank lots and lots of water while we were out. We made sure to buy water to fill up out water bottles.  I allowed myself a soda with supper since I dislike the chlorine taste of the water.

We tried to walk as much as we could.  In the heat of the day we would hop on the bus down the strip, but when it cooled down later at night we would take the walk back to the hotel.

One of the biggest things I learned this week is that Revolt Now Fitness works anywhere, even on vacation.  Again I don’t have measurements to share, but I will take them this week and have them posted next week all ready for a fresh start. I did weigh myself tonight and I am still down to 162.2 lbs.  So I put on 1lb since week three, which I think is pretty good for being on vacation.

The vacation is over, and I am back to my real life.  I am going to do the detox diet plan this week to help clear my system of the food I ate while on vacation.  It’s wonderful to have an accessible plan and support group behind me while I try to get back on track.

 

 

 

 

Revolt Now Fitness – Week 5

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Revolt Now FitnessWeek 5 was a complete bust for me.  I spent the week getting ready for our vacation.  I spent much of my time getting ready to leave on vacation the next week.  Between cleaning the house and doing the outside yard work and a couple trips in town meant that I didn’t always pick the right foods to eat.  I had fast food from the local burger joint twice and missed a workout.

In the past, when I had weeks like this, it almost always led to complete failure.  Once my exercise train was derailed I always found it really hard to get back on track.  Since I’m behind on these posts, I can tell you now, that was not the case.  I was able to jump back on track, even on my vacation.

One of the great things about the Revolt Now Fitness program is that the support group is on facebook.  So when you are having a bad day…or week…you can just pop on and read how other people are doing, and there is almost always someone else who has had a bad week too.  Even better than that, you see a post from someone who had an amazing week and it pushes you to continue on where you left off because you want to see those results too!

Overall I maintained my position on the scales, not losing anything, but not gaining any weight either.

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Revolt Now Fitness – Week 4

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Revolt Now FitnessI must apologize now for the late posts, summer and vacation got away with me.  I don’t have my stats to share with you right now.  I had them written down but my paper has gone missing, I think a certain toddler may have taken it for a colouring sheet…

Week 4 –  I loosely followed the diet plan.  As you can tell, I haven’t followed the plan exactly to date, but I use it as guideline to help me know what and how much I should be eating.

I did the workouts.  I found that this week I was stronger and had more stamina to keep up with Nichole.  My close are fitting a little better now, and I just “feel” better.

I didn’t see a change in weight this week, and I know I’m not getting the result that I should because I’m not following the diet and the workout for maximum results, but I am happy with the results that I am getting and I’m losing weight, getting stronger and becoming more healthy on my terms in a way that works for me thanks to Revolt Now Fitness.   I was never sure where to start, how to continue and when I had questions who to ask where to turn to for help.  Now I have Nichole and a whole team of people working with me and working out and losing weight no longer feels like a journey to take alone, but one to take along with friends.

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Revolt Now Fitness – Week 3

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Revolt Now Fitness It’s been three weeks since I’ve started with Revolt Now Fitness.  This week I really struggled with the menu plan…well, by struggle I mean I never followed it at all.  Another birthday started the week and I just never recovered.  I resisted the sweets and treats last week, but one more cake began my spiral into the world of sweets and treats!

The week started out with a birthday celebration for a great friend of ours.  The meal just screamed for my daughters favourite, chicken fingers and fries.  I should have made my own chicken fingers and fries but I didn’t…I bought them at the grocery store. I knew that night that my willpower was dwindling so I made sure to send the leftover cake home with him.

Then the next day my daughter wanted to bake.  I should have opted for something healthy but instead we made gluten-free chocolate chip and peanut butter chip cookies.  So now we have had 3.5 dozen cookies.

We also went out for dinner with the kids and although I tried to order something healthy, my steak arrived smothered in cheese and onion rings. My mashed potatoes, were french fries. Not at all what I was expecting.

Throughout the week I did try to make healthier choices but they most certainly weren’t what they should have been. One thing I like about the Revolt program is that there isn’t any guilt associated with it.  If you make a poor choice, accept it, learn from and start fresh NOW.  Don’t wait until next week or the next Uprising. Start now!

Since I started with Revolt Now Fitness I noticed that my skin had cleared up and I had more energy. Now after a week of eating sweets my skin is breaking out and I’m definitely feeling sluggish.  It’s amazing the changes in diet can have on a person.

I was successful with the workouts.  I make a point of doing them as soon as I am sure that my son is napping.  My daughter is usually there cheering me on.  I love how it feels like I have I personal trainer in the room with me.  I have been struggling with a pain in my lower abs.  It shows up after I’ve done any core exercises and my stomach muscles are tired.  It’s not a workout sore, its more of a “Hmm…that isn’t right.”

The great thing about working out with the Revolt Now Fitness crew is that you can customize the workouts to fit your fitness level and ability.  So when that pain shows, I modify the exercise and keep going.  It’s amazing the results you can see and feel in as little as 30 minutes a day.

My Results

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Change
Starting Weight 164.0 163.4 161.6 -2.4lbs
Chest 41 41 40 -1 inch
Waist 41.75 41 40 -1.75 inches
Hips 41 40.25 40 -1 inch

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Revolt Now Fitness – Week 2

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Week 2 was tough.  It was filled with 2 Birthday’s (one being mine) and Mother’s day…which meant Birthday Cake and Special Meals!   A lesson I learned in Week 1 was that preparation was the key to my success. So I made sure I thought about what I was going to do on each birthday and mother’s day. Once I had my plan I was ready for Monday! I decided to start fresh with the detox diet since I didn’t follow it all last week.

I really struggle with meal plans because I am such a picky eater as well as everyone else in my family.  I knew that they wouldn’t eat everything in the meal plan, nor could I expect them to.  I really worked to make the food suggestions for the week suit everyone in my household.

"Nacho" SaladThe great thing about Nichole’s menus are that you can customize them. Created for simplicity in planning she has one set of meals for the week for those who don’t mind eating the same things each day, but you are able to mix and match if you want a little more variety.

One of the big things on the Detox menu is salad…I hate salad.  I tried it and I told myself that I liked it…but I didn’t.  I try not to think of this menu as a diet, but when you are trying to eat things that you openly hate then it feels like a diet and I knew I’d never be able to make these changes last long term. I knew I liked homemade Salsa (my husband makes the best!), so I thought that I’d try making a “Nacho Salad”.   Instead of using chips as a vessel to get the salsa to my hungry self, I used the spinach leaves. It’s close to a salad, but it was something that I actually enjoyed eating. By customizing the meals to my family’s likes I know we will be able to continue eating like this even after the “6 Weeks” are up.

Now my birthday showed up first and then my father-in-laws. This is where “my plan” really kicked in.  I knew there would be cake and ice-cream.  Before the meal I told myself that I would only have 1 piece of cake and no ice-cream (I don’t really like ice-cream so that wasn’t too hard to leave behind) and we would leave the leftovers at my father-in-laws so that they weren’t there to tempt us at home for the rest of the week.

Unexpectedly on Wednesday the power went out, so we ended up taking the family out for supper.  Mother’s day was scheduled to be my cheat meal because we were having a big family gathering so I tried to find the best of the worst meal on the menu.  Even making small changes makes a big difference.  I made the choice to simply have water with my meal and opted for a rotisserie chicken and removed the skin.  The entire meal was by no means a healthy choice, but it was certainly a better choice than many of the items offered on the menu.

So many people may feel that I have failed again on the meal plan portion, but I see it as a success.  I enjoyed eating out with my family, 2 birthday’s and a mother’s day meal.  Life happens and not every meal is going to be perfect, but my making healthier choices daily allows you to enjoy those “life events” guilt free.

The workouts for the week were just as difficult as week one. This week I made sure to warm up before and stretch after each workout which helped take away some of the sore muscles I experienced in week one. I came to terms with how weak my upper body is.  Sometimes it’s hard not to get disappointed in what you can’t do.  This is where I found that the facebook group is really one of the driving forces behind the Revolt workout.  I was frustrated that by the end of the shoulder portion of the workout I had to put down my weights and continue using no weights.  I mean really…it was just two 3lb weights.  I can lug two toddlers around all day, but I can’t lift 6lbs over my head?  I was reading on the facebook group how some others were struggling too and I realized that I’m not alone on this journey!

So after 2 birthday celebrations and a giant Mother’s day meal did I have any success at all on my journey to being fit? I did, I’m down 0.6 lbs.  I went from 164lbs to 163.4lbs.  I am waiting for my body fat calipers to come in the mail for a true measure of my fat loss, for now I have to rely on my scale which isn’t the most accurate.  It tells me that I’ve lost 3.3lbs of body fat.  I’ve lost 0.75 inches from my waist going from 41.75 inches to 41 inches and another 0.75 inches from my hips (41 inches to 40.25 inches).

Week 2 is in the books as a success!

How do you plan on surviving all life’s events like birthday’s and holidays without falling into the trap of…”Just a little bit more won’t hurt”?

 

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Revolt Now Fitness – Week 1

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Summer is coming and I dread the thought of having to wear a bathing suit in public.  I knew that I was steadily gaining weight, but it didn’t really hit home with me until I went looking for a bathing suit and bought something that I can only describe as a “Mom Suit”.  You know the kind.  The ones that completely hides your belly with the skirt that goes down to your knees…At that point I knew I needed to do something.

When I saw the opportunity to try the Revolt 6 Week Workout Plan I thought that it would be perfect for me.  Back in 2009 I was in the best shape of my life.  I was training in Martial Arts 4 nights a week, and then was lucky enough to train in Okinawa for a month and was training 7 nights a week.  It was such a great feeling. I had all kinds of energy and  I honestly felt I was 10 feet tall and bullet proof.  Then I had kids, and that is when “the fat” happened. I am now 164lbs and none to happy about it.

So on to the Revolt!  Week 1 was a week of lessons, failures and success for me…

The first thing I learned that preparation is the ultimate key to your success. Nichole Huntsman, creator of the program suggests says in her ebook,

“I’ve found that the more we eliminate opportunities for failure,
the more successful we become.”

These words really ring true for me. Week 1 was the detox diet to cleanse the body of the effects of sugar.  I really wasn’t looking forward to this so I really did set myself up for failure .  This week I didn’t prepare my meals on Sunday as suggested, I figured I’d just make them as I need them. Monday morning was great in fact I followed the plan right up until 4pm…then I walked out the door and headed off to take my daughter to dance class.  We were running late so I stopped at a fast food place to grab something for daughter and I told myself that I wasn’t going to get anything and then I caved. I ended up eating a burger, fries and had a pop.  If I had been prepared I could have grabbed a prepped meal from the fridge.

Then on the afternoon of the second day the headache started and by the evening I was back to my old sugary eating habits.  By the end of the week I still wasn’t following the Detox diet, but I was making healthier choices.  In the end I lost absolutely nothing, but learned a valuable lesson in setting myself up for success!

The workouts were where I had my greatest success.  They were hard.  The first two days I could hardly move.  I hurt everywhere, but it was a good hurt.  There is a certain sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are working hard. Each time I wanted to stop, I just reached a little deeper inside myself and kept going.

One of the greatest things about the program is that I am able to workout on my own time. Working out to the video’s is great.  Nichole is very upbeat and the time passes quickly. The workouts are short enough that I am able to complete them during my son’s short nap, whatever time that may be.  No more excuses that I don’t have a sitter or time.

The facebook group has really kept me going on this journey.  It’s really encouraging to hear from people who are feeling like you do.  Without this group of people I don’t think I would be able to continue the journey to getting fit.

Week 1 has had it’s ups and downs.  Week 2 is about to begin and I know what I need to do to set myself up for success…

 

 

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.