This week marked the first official week of my Revolt Now Fitness. This couldn't have come at a more opportune time. Unfortunately, with no baby weight to blame, I am at the heaviest, and potentially most unhealthy I've ever been. Revolt is about fighting back against the "before." For me, my wake up call was a charity gala that I helped plan, and the night of the event, put on a dress that fit me like a dream last summer to find out that I had become a marshmallow. That evening I was voluntold to model an auction item, pearl bracelets, and parade around with that stupid rolly polly look. Not thrilled. Then this picture surfaced, and I'd had it.
|Not a fan of that round purple tummy.|
So Revolt came at the most opportune time. It is a great fitness plan designed by Nichole Hunstman, a certified personal trainer, that provides 6 week "uprisings," soon to be monthly instead, of diet and exercise plans in a comprehensive website. The diets are varied enough for my tastes, and the workouts are dynamic and constantly changing. There is a new workout video posted nearly every day, and they are easy to follow and adjust for your level. Nichole is the cutest personal trainer, and she makes the workouts fun. Sometimes her daughter peeks in while she is filming, which adds an air of attainable motivation, since you really can do the workouts right from your own home. Maybe someday I'll be a gutsy gym bunny but that day...is not today.
The first week was Detox week, aimed to cleanse the body of unhealthy sugars. The goal of the diet plan is to get everything made in advance so there are no excuses to stray from it. This was my first night divvying up salads and making SO MANY hard boiled eggs. Thank goodness I like egg whites, because there is no shortage of them this week. If I had to report on one thing about the diet, it's that I was never hungry. Although it was a low calorie intake overall each day, the meals are full of protein and timed so that I never felt quite empty.
WHAT I LIKE: So simple! Revolt is the perfect program when you don't know where to start. It provides EVERYTHING you need, step by step, laid out in an easy to follow program. For just 9.99 a month, you gain complete access to the diet plan, workout instruction, and a super helpful online community for motivation. Nichole really is right at your fingertips, like a virtual personal trainer, and available to help you when you really need it.
By the end of the week, I felt cleaner and stronger. I actually doubted that I was losing weight, since I never believe I've lost weight, but my boyfriend said he could tell and the scale agreed: I lost 4.2 pounds in 6 days. My measurements were either inaccurate when I measured at first or stayed the same, but hey, I like my scale this week at least.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE: Waaaah, pasta is a banned food! I could survive on rigatoni and butter if I had to, seriously. So that was a tiny slap in the face, but every Saturday is a free day so I can get a little fix then. This Saturday I had pasta and vodka sauce, and actually kept the portion pretty reasonable.
So every week I will be chronicling my exploits along this journey. I've decided it's high time for an ass kicking, and who better to do it than myself?
Week 1 Weight Loss: 4.2 lbs