Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Making the testimonial for rev abs part 2

Well , Happy New Year:) I cannot wait to party hard tomorrow night, but in the meantime, I thought I would tell you all about the filming and photo shoot for the rev abs testimonial.

The whole thing took place at a studio on the West side, and I showed up right on time. The first thing I had to do was get into the outfit I originally wore for the before shoot. I am happy to say the sports bra was so big, we had to clip it in back with clips. Yay! Then on to hair and makeup (a ponytail, and light daytime makeup) for the photo shoot, with a white wall background. Several poses in the sports outfit, then on to the "too tight jeans" from the before shoot. They were nice and baggy so we took some photos of me pulling them out and showing the space between the jeans and me :) Then it was time to take my hair down and head upstairs to wardrobe to pick out some new tops for my rev abs testimonial. This was fun. I tried on all colors and fabrics of tanks, and tees, and we finally decided on a pink polka dotted cotton tank. I was already to go, my makeup touched up and when I got in front of the lights, it turns out the tank was see-thru. So.....

Back to wardrobe to find another choice. Our final decision : a fuschia Stella McCartney for Adidas sports bra..cute!

The interview lasted about 20 minutes, and covered my experience with rev abs, what I wanted out of the program, and how it changed me. I was honest, and although it was hard not to get too emotional , I held back until the very end, when the tears slipped out. I cannot wait to see if I "make the cut" and am included in the infomerical. I sure hope I am. If not, the only thing that matters is how much it changed my life.

How has it been since the program ended. I am not going to lie. It has been difficult, and I have cheated somewhat on the carbs end. I had a turkey burger, and ate half of the roll!! Also, I broke down and had some ice cream last night (friendly's peppermint, yum).

Tomorrow I am having a huge gourmet meal, but then back to the 5 meal a day , low carb plan come the 1rst! Also, I will be using this blog as a food diary as well as an exercise diary.

SO hang in there, and Happy New Years!! I will be back with photos from our After Party! And my story of my shopping spree #1 as well as the exercises from rev abs....


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Making the testimonial for REV abs Part 1

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Me with some of the rev abs ladies!

So today we started our testimonials for the final product of Rev Abs!! We all met at 1pm at a different gym (so the location is different in the video from another of Beachbody's products, Insanity). The cameramen set up, we all got out on the floor, and warmed up before a hard 2 hr workout with weights and ab exercises. Although I wasn't chosen to speak on video (sweaty or
otherwise), I put 100% into my workout, and had fun with it!! We really burned some calories today.
The second part of the testimonial will take part for me on Thursday at a studio for photos (my after photos) and my video testimonial. So what will I say? I will definitely let everyone know that I lost 20 lbs in 3 months using this program, and all of the inches (not sure what they are exactly). I will also let them know that this is real, it takes work and dedication, but we can make a change, one day at a time. Without surgery. Without yoyoing. Trendy diets. Just good old fashioned sweat and tears.
Speaking of tears, I have been an emotional mess today. On the verge of tears in class, I did not speak up and thank Brett in front of the class. I just could not. Not because I didnt want to, I was just afraid that I would start the waterworks, and not be able to stop. So when I got home, I sent him an email , telling him thanks. Tomorrow I am heading out to do some Xmas shopping, and will pick him, Mike and Rachel from Beachbody some little thank you gifties :).
So check out all the photos from today. And look for my next blog, where I will let you know the exact exercises that we did to get that way. I have had several requests for the exercises, and plan on sharing them...I just didnt want to post anything that might copyright infringe the program. But i think a crunch , is a crunch!

Until tomorrow,



the boys :)girl



Sunday, December 14, 2008

Photos of the Abs, Last Week...and 2 below goal!!

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It is unbelievable, but it is true! We are in the last week of rev abs classes, and I am so apprehensive and sad about them ending! I have gotten used to eating little meals 5 times a day, making my daily trek to the gym, and meeting up with my friends to get our butts kicked. I will miss them all dearly, and hope to keep this up and then some. On Saturday after a particularly fun kickboxing based class, we all took a steam, and I stepped up on the downstairs gym scale to find out I am 128 lbs!!! or 2 lbs below goal! I sure hope that when i weigh in at weight watchers tomorrow (Mon), it is the same weight. I didnt eat anything salty or naughty this weekend, so it shouldnt affect my weight!!

I made it! I have lost 32 lbs, and feel unbelievable. Today, I went shopping for some new clothes for our photo shoot this week. (You should see the list of things we need, none of which I now own). I did not find much, but bought a sequined minidress and a little blue ruffled dress, photos to follow. Our last class is Wed, Thursday and Friday are our photo shoots and infomercials and Thursday night is our Rev Abs dinner at a great downtown organic restaurant and bar (photos to follow from there as well, yeah!).

I cannot wait to go shopping at the Woodbury Commons for a whole new wardrobe, either right before or after Xmas, I haven't decided, get back out there for auditions and the job force.

I will keep you updated on this week's festivities. Be good, eat well and work out hard!



My new abs, my old jeans!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our official end of Rev Abs clothing swap and 2 lbs to go!!


So last weekend, I hosted the Official End of Rev Abs clothing swap, and it was loads of fun. We all had a bag or two of clothing that no longer fit, and sadly or happily, most of our clothes were too big. I have some fun photos from the day, and will upload them soon...One of the girls sent me hers (see below). I am home today with a slight cold, I have been unable to eat solid food for about 3-4 days, and can just hack some oatmeal and yogurt. I have been taking class despite my lack of food, but it all caught up with me last night, and I woke up feeling crampy, dizzy and out of sorts. I decided to take a day of rest, and let my body mend with some dayquil and pain meds. Tomorrow I head back into the gym, and am getting excited for our after photos, the infomercial shoot, and our official end party! I am 2 pounds away from my lifetime goal, and will be going to a WW meeting tomorrow to weigh in(hopefully the scale is the same at WW as at the gym again). 2 lbs! I never thought it would be possible...I thought it would take a year for sure to get even close to 30 lbs..and now it is just 2 measly little annoying pounds away. LOL. But i have far exceeded my size plans, and am a 4-6 so I am really happy!!! I hope to put this happiness into use with job searches and auditions in the New Year. This will be the first year that my #1 New Year's Resolution is NOT to lose weight..woohoo..

Enjoy your Thursday..






Friday, December 5, 2008

3 lbs to lifetime goal!! And an extra week as a surprise.

Hello! So the Thanksgiving shenanigans are all over, and X-Mas, Hanukkah, and New Years are upon I decided to join Weight Watchers before Rev Abs is finished. Which is not as soon as I thought it was going to be. In fact, we will be working out until the 17th or 18th, and then doing the photos and infomercial the 17th -20th. So, I have a week more than I originally thought. Yahooo.

I went back to Weight Watchers, and weighed in at 133 even, so I have exactly 3 lbs until lifetime goal. Then, I have to stay at that goal or under for 6 weeks to become a lifetime member. YAY!! I am soooo almost there. But, it will be hard, because I am starting to get food cravings, and have added in bars again. I dont really want the bars (they are Luna, and are super yummy), but they do fulfill the sweet tooth that I have..and my monthly cravings as well. I will just have to get in some extra workouts next week to make up for it.

Sunday is the official rev abs clothing swap, and I am hosting I hope it goes well! I will take photos and share them next week as well. Until then, have a very happy weekend, and stay healthy!!