The Take-Back Smackdown

The Take-Back Smackdown

We’re taking it back and changing our thinking. We’ve talked about damaging ideals, dieting obsessions, and the way the industry wants us to measure and weigh ourselves like meat at the deli counter. What’s the big thing you’re taking back?  In what ways are you letting go of the BS? What if we stopped telling ourselves, “I’ll be happy when…”? What would life be like if we stopped comparing from a place of discouragement, and started believing, aspiring and striving? We’ve all caught ourselves having internal dialogue… “Once I: drop ten pounds have ripped abs fit into those jeans sail through burpees quit my job buy that car… I’ll be happy. I’ll be who I want to be.” There’s nothing wrong with these aspirations.  Maybe you’ll legit feel killer fitting into those badass jeans; maybe sailing around in those fancy new wheels will bring hours of road-trip pleasure. What we need to take back is the idea that we are somehow “less than” NOW. Just because we want to evolve, it doesn’t mean that we currently suck. Am I right?  Changing our thinking isn’t easy, but Revvers have superpowers.  Let’s go back to the GET Force, shall we? We don’t HAVE to drag our heels on the long road to where we want to be.  Let’s remind ourselves every day: I GET to be STRONG ENOUGH to be on this fitness journey. I GET to experience these personal challenges, and test my resolve.  I GET to aspire to all kinds of things, and today, I GET to feel good knowing that I am one superstar badass Rebel who’s driven and...
Renée Primeau: Get Organized for Change!

Renée Primeau: Get Organized for Change!

Renée Primeau is a fitness, lifestyle and wellness coach in London, Ontario. In fact, she was Revkor™ Founder Angela Rivard’s coach and you can see how well that worked out! Sounds like someone who knows her stuff. www.reneeprimeau.com Organizing our lives for Healthier Lifestyle Changes Renée Primeau With new fitness and health goals, it is potentially a very exciting time. We have the opportunity to learn a lot from our bodies and our plans, to gather new supports (or strengthen familiar ones…or both!), to see amazing progress, and to really allow our will to become stronger as we make strides toward reaching our goals. Without proper planning and implementation, even the most awesome, brilliantly put together plan is not going to do us much good. We have to be willing and able to put in the work, and we have to become organized enough to “plan for our plan.” Once we have “planned for our plan”, and once we put those plans into action, this is when the exciting stuff can start to happen; this is we can watch ourselves respond to a good plan. From both personal and client experiences, a big plan hindering thing can be: not planning or preparing well for the plan. Life is going to happen and things are going to come up, regardless of what life looks like for you: If you are caring for a child or children, kids are spontaneous, delightful, exciting little creatures; but they are also going to have things come up that can potentially throw plans off: (“Mom! Nathan spilled juice all over my white shirt and the dog...