REBELLION: The Grind

REBELLION: The Grind

Week Two: Here comes the hustle. During Week One we kicked off with a single truth: The biggest successes in the world are born out of passion.  To succeed, we must LOVE what we’re doing.  Letting go of what holds us back, making space for all the good sh*t, and using The Get Force to keep a positive state of mind - this is how we get there. Here’s another truth we cannot change: The road to great success is paved with HARD WORK. This goes against everything the quick-fix solicitors have been telling us all our lives.  Any of this sound familiar? Do this 21 day detox and change your whole body for life! Take this course and change your whole career overnight! Take these supplements and burn fat just sitting! Sell these products on the side, you’ll get rich! Do what you love and the rest will follow! We’re sorry to break the news but all of this - yes, EVEN the last point - is BULLSH*T. Everything worth having comes from the hard work it takes to MAKE it happen.  No way around it.  As Rebels we not only accept this, we EMBRACE THE GRIND.  We’re not looking for short cuts or cheap solutions, we’re going for gold and loving (almost) every second of the journey. What holds us back? GUILT:  Turns out we FEEL BADLY focusing on our own goals, and would sooner put others first.  Don’t we deserve to be all we can? Isn’t that better for those around us? FEAR: Sometimes disguised as procrastination.  What if we fail? What if we don’t like what we uncover on the other side...
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...
Chantal – Real Rev Strong!

Chantal – Real Rev Strong!

Shred Star Chantal! “Revkor was a beautiful discovery – I could build muscle during an enjoyable class without touching a weight!” One of the things we love most about Shred is sharing stories to help change the way we think of each others’ journeys.  It would be easy to meet Chantal and think it comes easy.  Strong, always smiling and ready with something kind to say, she’s one of those people who just makes you feel happy when you’re around her. But being strong hasn’t come without setbacks and struggles. Always a lover of life, Chantal has always loved staying active, being outside, and making the most of every day. “I started running when I was 20 and never looked back. I quickly got into distance running,  participating in Marathons on a regular basis. I was never one for the gym, however pushed myself to start going a few years back, realizing that muscle was very important to support myself when running.” Chantal says she never fully enjoyed weight lifting and felt it was more of a chore. “Revkor was a beautiful discovery – I could build muscle during an enjoyable class without touching a weight!” Naturally active, Chantal rides horses, snowboards, and loves being outdoors with her family.  A while back, she suffered a setback with a snowboarding injury, and raves about how the bands helped her move through her knee recovery. “I completely tore my meniscus and partially tore my MCL.  The torn pieces of meniscus were lodged behind my kneecap for months, limiting mobility until I went for surgery.  Due to a month of no use, I lost...
Get ready!  This is no diet.

Get ready! This is no diet.

Ready to Shred? Keep it simple.  It’s about using common sense to: eat clean, commit to workouts, and have a little fun in between so that the whole thing feels like a lifestyle you can keep! Stay tuned to your inbox. If you’re new to Shred, you may be wondering what’s next.  EVERY SUNDAY you’ll receive an email right to your inbox.  These emails are designed to set the stage for a focused and successful week ahead and feature recipes, goal-setting motivation, live-fully inspiration and more.  You will want to read these emails thoroughly…it will be a lot of content so try not to read it when you’re rushed.  Make yourself a tea and put your feet up for 15 minutes, going through the weekly content and maybe writing down some of your reflections on the past week and setting goals for the week to come. Shred-ify your kitchen! The number one thing you can do to set yourself up for Shred-crushing!  Click here for all the ways you can get your fridge and pantry ready to support your goals. Read our blog. There are loads of tips on our blog - click here!  If you want to get a head start, dig in.  From recipes to workout tips to full-living motivation, you’ll find lots of inspiration!  Spend your next coffee break reading through and getting prepped! Take “before” photos. SO many people finish Shred and regret not taking photos along the way. So often Shredders tell us they didn’t realize their incredible progress until they saw their photos side by side.  Take photos before you begin and continue taking them along...
Creamy Leek + Potato Soup

Creamy Leek + Potato Soup

Time to get cozy with this super-rich and creamy soup that you’d swear is loaded with cream!  Roasting the veggies creates a surprising richness to this yummy soup, perfect for a cozy night at home with a good book OR for entertaining!  This recipe is clean, Shred friendly, and vegan of you replace the chicken stock with vegetable. MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat oven to 425. Chop: 5 yellow potatoes, skin on 2 fresh leeks 1/2 yellow onion Toss veggies in a large bowl with a little sunflower oil, salt, pepper, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, and tsp ground rosemary and sage. Spread on a parchment covered baking sheet and roast about 30 minutes or until toasty and golden. While your spuds are roasting – Chop: 1 red onion 1 leek Sautee in a large pot with one tablespoon of organic butter and a dash of sea salt until translucent. Add your roasted veggies to your large pot of sautéed onions along with: 1 can good quality coconut milk 5-6 cups of good quality chicken stock Add rosemary and sage to taste along with a dash of chilli powder and one tablespoon of real maple syrup. Heat through till it bubbles over medium heat.  Cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Transfer to your blender in small batch and blend until completely smooth. Serve on its own or topped with a little goat cheese.  ...