REBELLION: The Zone

REBELLION: The Zone

Eye on the prize. In Week Two we got real about this Rebel truth: The road to great success is paved with HARD WORK…for life. As we tackle Week Three, our goal is to get into the unstoppable goal-crushing mode we call The Zone. Why? Because this is another guaranteed fact: Those who succeed develop the ability to focus and drown out the doubts. Hopefully in Week Two we got right into the mindset of The Grind.  Bring it on! Nothing can stop us.  Except for some of these…any sound familiar? Work is getting pretty busy, I’ll have to press The Reset next week. I’m just not feeling the results I want, it’s easier to just be “realistic” and tone down my efforts. My friends tell me I’m obsessed with my workouts, maybe I should ease off. I’m exhausted. Life is just too busy for all this. Maybe I’m not such a Rebel after all. Step One: Climb the hurdles. We get into The Zone by pushing past our doubts and choosing to become the person who achieves our goals. We think we’re the only one with a perpetual reel of discouraging dialogue going through our minds, but guess what?  It’s there for everyone.  From Oprah to Gretzky, we’re pretty sure we won’t find anyone who doesn’t battle that doubting voice inside. Busy? This is what last week’s GRIND SWITCH is for!  The reality is we have to TRY harder to make space for ourselves. Discouraged?  We all feel it from time to time.  Listen to the Bandits! Revkor instructors are there to motivate you.  Results come in due time - you will meet...
Peach ice cream

Peach ice cream

Peach Ice Cream Recipe from Lavinia Todor Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 3 cups sliced peaches (3-4 medium peaches) ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt or coconut yoghurt 2 tsp. raw honey or  agave (melted) 1 tsp. lemon juice MAKE IT HAPPEN: Place the peach slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 2-3 hours. Add the frozen peaches to the food processor and process until they become evenly crumbly, but not pureed. Add in the raw honey, plain greek yogurt, and freshly squeezed lemon juice into the food processor, and process again until smooth. When everything is incorporated, mixture will resemble loose soft serve. Taste for sweetness, and add additional honey as needed. You can serve immediately or transfer to air-tight container and freeze for a couple hours for a harder consistency....
Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Recipe from Lavinia Stuffed Peppers Ingredients 6 Bell peppers (yellow, orange or red are best) 3 cups cooked brown rice 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 lb ground turkey 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional) 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup tomato sauce (or homemade + extra for toping) ½ medium onion, finely chopped ¼ tsp smoked paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 cup water 1 cup mozzarella, shredded (optional) MAKE IT HAPPEN Preheat the oven to 375°F. Remove top of peppers,seeds and membranes; rinse peppers. Pour 1 cup of water into a glass baking dish, and arrange the six bell peppers so that they are standing in the water. Set the baking dish aside while you prepare the filling. In a skillet, cook turkey and onion (mushrooms if using) over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is brown; drain. Stir in the salt ,pepper , paprika, and garlic. Next add the chicken stock and the tomato sauce and combine well. Turn down the heat and add the cooked brown rice to the pan.  Stir everything together and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Fill each pepper ¾ full using the rice and turkey mixture. Top them off with leftover tomato sauce if available (optional). Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and place into the oven to bake for 45- 60 minutes. Once the peppers have finished cooking, uncover them and sprinkle mozzarella over each (if using). Broil for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese....
The Food Truth…

The Food Truth…

..and it’s seriously empowering. Wanna take your power back?  Start with this list and feel seriously empowered to crush all your goals. 1. Food is (almost) everything. We’d be lying to you if we said you could Rev like a maniac and eat all the cheesy pulled chicken tacos all the time and feel like a million bucks.  The truth is, no workout on the planet will change the way you look and feel the way that food can.  Yes genetics play a role (don’t we all have that uncle who puts bacon on everything, smokes a pack a day, and lives to 102?) but by and large, healthy food has serious power. 2. We don’t know sh*t. We’re not sure when the world decided that personal trainers and bootcamp leaders were nutrition experts, but unless they’ve studied the field, they’re not.  We don’t tell you what to eat because we’re not food pros.  During our challenges, we always share what works for us.  Sometimes Revvers ask, why doesn’t Revkor hire a nutrition expert to plan our 8 week meals?  Two reasons: 1) we believe that if we learn and think for ourselves, we succeed  by being empowered.  2) because there is no one-size fits all way of eating.  Guys who are 200+ pounds need way more food and energy than someone half the size. We have women who are breastfeeding, menopausal, tall, small, and everything in between.  People have allergies, intolerances, likes and dislikes. We should never be letting fitness people tell us what to eat - whether you’re a Revver or not, we encourage you to really think about this piece. 3....
Why we don’t tell you what to eat.

Why we don’t tell you what to eat.

It’s not about diets or meal plans. One of the most common questions we get during our Shred season is: why didn’t you give me a meal plan?   Remember the cabbage soup diet?  How about the Master Cleanse?  Diets and cleanses imply that the body needs some sort of special and temporary scenario to achieve health, or that losing weight should be our focus. This is not true. Building a strong and healthy body means a commitment for life.  This is why our Shred is 8 weeks long, so that we have a chance to build healthy habits that we can sustain forever…not just for temporary results.  Because who wants that?  Don’t we want to be hardcore, super-strong, feel-good Revvers for the long-haul? We share basic tools and tips but the rest is in your hands, because it has to come from you.  Educating ourselves - getting support where we need it, and implementing shifts based on our own knowledge - empowers us to  create true change in our lives. True story. What we should eat in a day depends on so many factors: age weight activity level hormones special dietary needs If simply making clean, healthy choices and using the recipes we provide as inspiration isn’t enough for you, then you might like to hire a registered nutritionist to help you really get the tools that are customized just for you! Let’s commit to doing whatever it takes to educate ourselves to make the best choices possible, remembering that healthy, shred-worthy food should also be simple and seriously delish....