Revolt Fitness Program: First Uprising Results

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I made it through my first Revolt Fitness Program uprising! An uprising is a 6-week cycle that Revolt uses to help us all stay on track and motivated. I knew it was going to take more than one uprising to get me where I wanted to be, and Monday I started my second uprising. The format and workouts have all changed, so I’m looking forward to exciting new challenges!

revolt_fitness_program I’ve learned so much about my body and about myself. I started out trying to talk myself out of working out for whatever reason – too busy, too tired, too sore. Then somewhere along the way these past 6 weeks, something changed. Now I talk myself into one more rep, one more circuit, 5 extra pounds.

It’s been the same with food. I started out justifying putting anything into my mouth. Since I worked out, eating fries wasn’t so bad. A glass of wine every night wasn’t going to kill me. And that all changed too. I’ve been working so hard trying to transform my body that I know that extra calories and sugar just because I am having a weak moment really will make a difference – those extra calories throughout the day do add up. And while I’m not perfect, I really do try to save the cheating for my cheat days.

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So let’s get to the results. After just six weeks, I’m already seeing some significant changes! revolt_uprising1_results

I’ve lost over 11 inches and almost 10 pounds of fat! That’s a decrease in fat mass of about 19%!

fitness_programA few people that don’t know how hard I’m working have even asked if I’ve been losing weight. My family has told me they can see a difference in my face and tummy. I can see small changes here and there. I see definition beginning to take shape. My muffin top is decreasing.

But the biggest change for me is the way my body physically feels. My legs aren’t as wobbly as they used to be; when I touch them, they are hard instead of flabby.

I won’t forget the day I was soaping up to shave my legs and I realized that my legs were hard…there is muscle there now! To be honest, I don’t see a huge change when I put on my bathing suit, but I know from my measurements and the way my body is transforming that I am doing all I can.

So here are a couple of final pics. I’m just showing the side profile because I think it shows the most significant changes. I won’t continue to post these all the time – maybe just at the end of each six weeks.

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I hope that some of you will join me! What started out as an opportunity to blog about a fitness program as turned into an addiction fro me. I can’t say enough about how much I love the Revolt Fitness Prorgram!

Disclaimer: I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the fitness program out. All opinions expressed are my own. And yes, I would pay for the program and will continue to follow it even after my six week commitment is up.


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Revolt Fitness Program: Week 3 Down And Some Advice

I’ve been at the Revolt Fitness Program for 3 weeks now. 21 days. That’s how long they say it takes to make something a habit after doing it over and over…and this is one habit I am happy to have! Last week I told you what I learned since starting the Revolt fitness program. Today, I’m going to give  you a bit of advice…

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Revolt Fitness Program: Advice

Right now, it’s that time of the month for me. I am crampy, grouchy, and hungry. All I want to do is sit around and do nothing while eating junk. Obviously, that’s how I got myself 35% body fat in the first place.

revolt_fitness_programSo my biggest piece of advice is to not listen to that little voice in your head that says it’s okay to skip a day of working out (unless it’s a rest day of course).

Do not listen to that little voice that tells you since you already had a cookie (or other small cheat) you might as well just blow off the rest of the day and start again fresh tomorrow.

That little voice is a liar and a lazy liar at that. That little voice is what has kept me miserable with the way I feel about myself for far too long.

I told you last week that I stopped listening to that voice, and even though it still pops up and says something a couple of times a day, I don’t even acknowledge it because I know it’s wrong and gives me horrible advice. So just don’t pay attention to it at all, that’s my advice to you!

Week 3 is pivotal in the Revolt fitness program. Nichole Huntsman, our trainer extraordinaire, said that Week 3 is the week that people sometimes get frustrated and decide to give up. Maybe because they aren’t seeing the progress they want to see? All I can say is that this week, I can see changes to the way my body looks. I can feel changes – my body is starting to feel more solid than flabby.

And even more exciting than me noticing changes is that Jason is noticing them too! He says that I’m slimming down in my face and stomach. He can see definition in my arms. He is helping motivate me and pushing me to keep at it and not to give up. He wants this for me almost as much as I do!

What are you waiting for? Head over and join the Revolt Fitness Program for just $9.99 a month. There are no contracts and you can cancel at any time. You have nothing to lose except fat and everything to gain. Let’s do this together!

Next week I’m sharing my before and after measurements and pictures from the first month…I can’t wait!

Disclaimer: I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the fitness program out. All opinions expressed are my own. And yes, I would pay for the program and will continue to follow it even after my six week commitment is up.


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Revolt Fitness Program: Week 2 Down!

fitness_program Last week I told you that I was revolting against my muffin top with the Revolt Fitness Program. As I come up on the end of Week 2, I’m amazed at how much my body is already changing on this fitness program. My arms are getting some definition, my legs are feeling “harder”, and I generally feel better. Now if this damn cellulite would go away….

I have this mantra that I chant silently in my brain everyday: “I didn’t gain all this fat in a week and I won’t lose all this fat in a week.” I won’t lose all this fat or transform my body in one week or two weeks or three weeks…not on any fitness program. I keep motivation pictures around me all the time. I don’t skip workouts…or meals. I am drinking more than a gallon of water everyday, and green tea (which boosts your metabolism).

I’ve learned several things these past couple of weeks, and so I thought I’d share them here.

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1. Since I started working out using the Revolt fitness program, I am much more aware of what I am putting into my body and looking more carefully at calorie count, fat content, etc. I don’t want to cancel out all the hard work by eating a 1,000 calorie cheeseburger, no matter how good it is.

2. If you are serious about losing weight and getting into shape no matter what fitness program you are using, you need a heart monitor…tracking your exercise in MyFitnessPal.com isn’t gonna cut it. After some research and asking around, the Polar FT4 came highly recommended. I got mine on Amazon.com for about $65.

3. The reason why you need the said heart monitor that I mentioned in #2 instead of just using MyFitnessPal? Because you are burning WAY more calories than you think when you are working out. I got my heart monitor the other day and I’m burning 2-3 times more calories than MyFitnessPal was telling me I was burning.

This was important to me for me to understand because it explained why I was starving every day. I needed to up the number of calories I was eating so my body wouldn’t go into starvation mode, which would actually prevent weight loss.

4. If you gain weight during the first couple of weeks of dieting and working out, don’t freak out like I did. I started at 148, gained 2 pounds last week (which I was NOT happy about because I really wasn’t cheating), and now I’m down to 146. Those extra pounds are probably water gain, and it will go away as your body adjusts.

5. As a matter of fact, don’t even look at the scale! Measure the inches you are losing, notice how differently your clothes are fitting, and how your body is changing…that’s much more important.

6. The soreness from working out all those muscles you never use goes away. Suck it up and keep on keepin’ on.

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But the greatest thing I’ve learned so far is this: DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOURSELF! I can’t recommend the Revolt fitness program enough. It’s given me the confidence I needed to know that I CAN do this.

Two weeks ago, one part of my brain kept telling me “you can’t do this, just stop now because this hurts.” And usually, I would listen to that voice. But there is something about this fitness program – though the workouts are hard and just about kill me while I’m doing them – that makes me want to keep going. I started to tell that part of my brain to just shut up and do it. I ignored it.

And guess what? It finally stopped saying that I can’t. Do you know why? Because I am doing it! And now I’m enjoying the burn and the challenge. This is the first time that I have ever looked forward to working out! I know I can do it so I want to see what else I’m capable of. I still can’t do a “real” pushup, but you can put money on this: I WILL be able to soon.

What are you waiting for? Head over and join the Revolt Fitness Program for just $9.99 a month. There are no contracts and you can cancel at any time. You have nothing to lose except fat and everything to gain. Let’s do this together!

Want to learn more? Revolt is having a Twitter party on March 19th at 6pm PST! Besides sharing more about Revolt, fitness, and nutrition, Revolt is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card from Linky Tools, $100 gift card to spend at Albion Fit, Joovy Zoom jogging stroller, kettle bells, and a stability ball!

To be eligible to win, RSVP for the party here. Hope to tweet you there!

Disclaimer: I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the fitness program out. All opinions expressed are my own. And yes, I would pay for the program and will continue to follow it even after my six week commitment is up.


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Try The Revolt Fitness Program And Say No To The Muffin Top!

Earlier this week, I posted a vlog about why I chose Shaklee 180 for weight loss. In the video, I mentioned that I wasn’t concerned so much with how much weight I lost – that I was more concerned about losing inches, fat, and feeling and looking better. That’s where the Revolt Fitness Program comes in.

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So what is the Revolt fitness program all about? It’s a combination of workouts and meal plans to get you in “killer shape” in 6 weeks. And let me tell you, the workouts are intense! But not intense in a bad way. With other fitness programs I’ve tried, I’ve always dreaded having to do them everyday. I didn’t look forward to them.

These Revolt fitness program workouts are about 20 minutes or so long, and super effective without putting you in a gym for hours at a time.  You go through a series of circuits with short rest periods in between. You don’t have to do a ton of reps, either. I happen to love working out with weights, and with the Revolt Fitness Program, strength training is key.

Why Chose the Revolt Fitness Program?

I also like that you don’t just get examples of the exercises or partial videos to do by yourself.  You have your trainer, Nichole Huntsman, with you through each circuit. Part of the reason I’m enjoying this fitness program so much is because of Nichole! She’s very sweet, has a smokin’ hot body, and they don’t edit out when she loses count or makes a mistake…and that makes her real and relatable. The workouts are done in Nichole’s living room as further proof that you can do this at home and don’t need a ton of equipment to do it.

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You can sign up and join the Revolt Fitness Program for just $9.99 a month. There are no contracts and you can cancel at any time. But I don’t think you will once you start seeing results! Jump in anytime and start…you don’t have to start on “Day 1”.

Not only all of that, but you can also join in on a Revolt Uprising…a 6 week challenge to transform your body! You will join an Uprising (one just started this past Monday and I joined in), take before and after pics, and then workout hard. Then the Revolt fitness program community selects the top ten who have transformed their bodies the most, and then the Revolt team selects the overall winner based on Before to After transformation.

People? I posted my before pics in a closed Facebook group. They were so hard to look at, but also very motivating. I am making a promise to myself that I will NEVER look like this again. As I mentioned in my vlog earlier this week, this is a lifestyle change for me, not just a 6 week or 6 month challenge.

Let me be clear here: I am following the Shaklee 180 program for weight loss and the Revolt fitness program for the exercise. It was karma – I was chosen to try both programs and they started at the exact same time. It was like the gods were screaming at me that now is the time to make the change.

Maybe you don’t have gods screaming at you, but you still should head over and check out the Revolt Fitness Program. I can’t say enough about it, and it’s only been a week!

Next week I’ll be posting my first week results…stay tuned!

Disclaimer: I was chosen as a Revolt Fitness Program blogger and received free membership to try the program out. All opinions expressed are my own. And yes, I would pay for the program!