Who am I?
- ~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation
- Hi, I'm Cameron (aka Iffy), a stay at home mother to 4 beautiful children. My family is my life! I am not crafty by nature....but I am learning =D I will share my experiences with you(good & bad) with crafts, DIY, cooking, and life. I say what's on my mind, and remain honest, it's just who I am. Love it or leave it =D So follow me and see my progress as I document my journey, and If All Else Fails....at least you have gained a friend and gotten some great tips or maybe learned something new along the way!
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Revolt Blogger ~Week 1~ Checkout What The Bzzz Is All About AND I Lost 5 Pounds!
Hi everyone! I'm just jumping back into blogging more regularly, as you know I have put Stay At Home Nation on the back burner for the past several months. Life, health issues, and family took over on my list of priorities, and I just haven't had the free time. To put into blogging like I would like to. In fact, I haven't had much free time period. But isn't that the excuse that most of us make, whether it be with friends, with work, cleaning, dieting, or anything else I didn't mention that you may put off. But you have to make time for the things that are most important to you. With that being said, I want to share with you a program I just started this week called Revolt- with Nichole Huntsman.
Revolt Now Fitness makes it possible to lose those extra pounds & tone your body up in no time. When I was first contacted 2 weeks ago about trying out the program, I was just finishing my first week on a slow carb diet & was seeing results but I knew I would have to incorporate some sort of fitness but didn't really know where to begin. I took a look at the Revolt Now Fitness web page & was inspired by Nichole's story. (see it here) I could relate to her, with her being a mother of 4 also and going from heavy to a fit, foxy mama with no flab. Seriously she has won competitions and I doubt you could pinch any fat on her if you tried. Not to say I want to be a body builder or even look like one, but I would like to fit back into my cute clothes instead of them just hanging in my closet. I want to feel comfortable in my own skin again & be sexy again from head to toe.
Nichole Huntsman came up with the Revolt program to help anyone, male or female, on any level, needing weight loss, just to tone, or both. Whether you need to lose a little or a lot, she has taken the guesswork out of where to start & what to do to achieve your goals. With the program she gives you a weekly meal plan, daily workouts, and you even get a cheat day! Every six weeks starts a new "uprising" which you can start on day one with everyone else, or you can jump in whenever. Monday starts week 2, so it's not too late to get on board.
I am writing this after my first full week on the program & today is actually my cheat day. While the meal plan this week has not been exciting, it certainly is better tasting than then alternatives out there. This week was the sugar detox, which wasn't too hard for me, since I had already detoxed from sugar the week before on the diet I was doing previously. You do get a lot of food on the Revolt diet, with eating 5-6 times a day, you may ask how in the world can I find the time to eat that many times a day? Well it's simple really, with the meal prep done on Sunday for the whole week, you just grab it & go. You work out when you can fit it in, which is a 20 minute intense workout. What I really like is that Nichole is a personal trainer & she has the videos posted daily on her site & you do them in the comfort of your own home, or work, or where ever you can fit it in to your schedule. In her videos, she does it at an intermediate level & pace but you can adjust it to the level you need. What's great about it though, is that she does all of the circuits with you so there is no guessing if you did it right or long enough and she encourages you along the way too, which is nice too! You will feel the burn! I over did it the first two workouts, and sadly could barely walk so I had to miss my last two workouts of the week :/
So now onto my week's progress, I am down 5 lbs this week (I have been under the weather all week with a cough & cold so not feeling 100%), but overall, I feel good. I am very pleased about my weight loss so far & am looking forward to the weeks to come. I think the main tool that has helped me stay on track, besides that my husband is on the Revolt fitness plan too, is the Facebook community. Everyone on there is so encouraging & helpful. You are not in this alone, which helps you stay accountable AND these men & women are all on the same diet, same workout, same day you are which helps you to not feel left behind too! :) If you have a question, you can post it on the secure(members only) Facebook page & you will get an answer quickly, sometimes from Nichole herself as she is very active in the community.
I am so lucky to have been asked to participate in the Revolt Now Fitness challenge, and am so looking forward to swimsuit season! I hope you will take the challenge with me too & know you can always contact me directly with any questions concerning this or any other posts.
Have a great weekend! I know I am, as my husband & I are dining at a French Restaurant in Buckhead tonight.....it is cheat day after all & the kiddies are all with their grandparents tonight ;)
Stay posted for some awesome giveaways this coming month as I make up for my absence from Stay At Home Nation.