Saturday, May 4, 2013

Getting my fitness on. Week One Recap

So.  If you know me in real life, you know that I seem to have come down with "junkinthetrunkitis". When I was in highschool I thought I was "fat".  Looking back NOW I wish I was as fat as I was then!

MANY years have gone by since then and three kids later I am not in the best of shape.  I try things here and there, but my challenge is that I can go a few days then I run out of meals on my planner and there goes the diet!  Pizza it is!

So magically I received an email one day from this lady talking about a new website and wanted to know if I would review it.  If I followed the diet and exercise plan and blogged about it for 12 weeks I got free access!  It was kind of destiny.  

But being the skeptic I am, I was weary about it.  THEN I found out my good friend over at It's An Ordinary Blog got the SAME email and was going to do the challenge as well!  I ended up missing the signup for the first round and they said that I could get in the second round...which was 6 weeks later.  I agreed.  BUT then I got an email three days before it was to start saying there were some cancellations and that I was in!  It WAS fate.

So.  I got all my info and read through it.  Reading about the meal plan is one thing but actually DOING it is another.

The first time you do Revolt Fitness  they recommend you do a detox for a week to detox yourself of sugar.   If you remember I did the Quantum Wellness Cleanse last year and that was a 21 day thing, so I am ok with limited diets.  This was crazy limited though.  If I never eat another hardboiled egg again I will be fine.  The set up is AWESOME, you eat small amounts every few hours, but the repetition kills me.  In the future weeks you can swap out meals, but detox week is rather strict.  I ate a TON of chicken and eggs and spinach.  

When I went grocery shopping, I kind of felt like I was on Supermarket Sweep.  I  LOVED that show.  But seriously.  I had 3 HUGE containers of spinach and three 18 count eggs in my cart.  Actually I had 4, but one was for the family.  The meals on the detox week were VERY monotonous.  We are talking about 6 cups of raw spinach A DAY.   Starting next week though I get to have lava cake...EVERY night.  Woo hoo!

The exercising was the part that I was most worried about.  You do 20-40 minutes a day, depending on your level which is determined in the guide book.  I found the easiest way to get it in was to take the boys to school and come home and crank it out first thing.  I was worried with V being around and exercising.  I was worried she would get in my way.

I couldn't be more wrong.  She LOVED it.  She loved it so much, that when I was doing my jumping jacks to warm up the first day she LITERALLY pulled her Elmo chair up, sat down, and when I stopped said "More Mommy!!!  MORE!"  it is like I have my own cheering squad!

I started on Monday...I thought I was going to die on Tuesday.  Then I worked out.  THEN I thought I was going to die.  If it wasn't for the toilet roll holder being attached to the wall and the door jam, I would never have used the bathroom.  I could not sit down.  It was SORE.

Wednesday was an exercise free day, but then we got back to it on Thursday and you know what?  It didn't suck.  It actually felt GOOD.

I am really looking forward to this process and once I get going I will start sharing my stats with you!  Here's to hoping you see less of me in the future!

The new site it under construction and SHOULD be up and running Monday the 6th and I will have an affiliate link for you.  Just so you can let them know I sent you!

Disclaimer: I am participating in the Revolt Now Fitness Program for the next twelve weeks for free in exchange for my weekly review of their program. I am under no obligation to write a positive review and the expressed thoughts are uniquely my own. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions. 

Double Disclaimer:  I basically stole the previous disclaimer from Holli over at It's an Ordinary Blog because she worded it perfectly.  lol


  1. I am SO excited about Lava cake every night

  2. Wow, that sounds ROUGH but you made oit! congratulations!

  3. Best of luck with the program. I am enjoying it so far.

  4. I love the daily dessert!

    Although I did swap the lava cake for the macaroons. Because, you know, macaroons!

    Glad you're doing well; keep up the good work and you'll see BIG results! :)

  5. Thanks so much! I am excited to see where this is going!

    And I want to eat the macaroons as well. lol