REBELLION: The Take-Back

REBELLION: The Take-Back

Week One: We take it back. Here’s a single truth we cannot change: The biggest successes in the world are born out of passion.   This, Rebels, is why we have to start our 8 Week Take-Back by - you guessed it - taking the power back. Have you ever noticed?  Typically when we try to do things for the wrong reason or go against our gut, we fail.  Can you think back to any examples of this in your own life?  We sure as hell know we can. There are so many things in life we do because we feel we have to, and most times this is what leads us astray.  And when we do follow our passion, people tell us we’re crazy or that we’ll fail - with big and small things.  Any of these sound familiar? “You can’t actually make a living as an artist.” “You won’t look good with short hair.” “Why would you want to run a marathon?” “Don’t get the special, you always order the steak.” “You’d have to be crazy to give up that job.” Here’s the thing, and we’ll scream it in all-caps to help make this point oh-so clear: THE COOLEST SH*T IN THE WORLD HAPPENS WHEN WE SAY EFF THAT, I’M TRUSTING MY GUT AND GOING FOR IT. What does this have to do with workouts and meals? EVERYTHING.  What’s our driver for launching into this 8 Week Take-Back?  If numbers on a scale or a goal outfit are our answer, then we might have to dig deeper.  Why?  Because we won’t succeed unless we’re INSANELY PASSIONATE about our path and...
Beating the Shred Blahs!

Beating the Shred Blahs!

You’ve got this revNATION! As we land on the first weekend of your Revkor™ Shred, you might be feeling - well - a little like crap. We know what you’re thinking…why am I eating so well but feeling so gross, grumpy, bloated, icky? It’s called DETOX.  It’s your Shred working it’s magic.  While you’ve been filling the body up with loads of goodness, your body’s systems might be wondering where the junk is at.  When we eliminate preservatives and chemicals, we forget that the body was really USED to all that stuff!  The body even becomes dependent on things like sugar and caffeine, so it’s a little angry with you right now wondering when its next hit of chai vanilla latté is going to show up. Keep going! Here’s some tips to beat the Shred blahs! Caffeine headaches?  This is about balance!  Have a green tea or treat yourself to one GOOD black coffee as you ween yourself off your 3 cups a day. Sweet tooth? Spend time this weekend with your BFF trying a new recipe to satisfy your sugar cravings in a healthier way.  There are loads of Shred-friendly recipes at Angela Liddon’s site Oh She Glows or try our amazing Shred Approved Ginger Meltdowns! Salt craving?  Easy!  Slice some beets and sweet potatoes super thin and speed on a parchment lined pizza pan.  Brush with 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil and season with your favourite spice and a healthy sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt.  Bake till crispy! Sea salt contains trace minerals you need to replenish from all your sweating.  Go for it! Hydrate!  Lemon water - a glass every...