Halloween Hangover - How To Lose The Extra Pop Rocks Pounds

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Everyone has an Achilles Heel. A weakness. Something that, no matter what, no matter how bad it is for them, they crave it constantly and sometimes just have to give in.

If candy is yours, you're totally fu*cked today (or this past weekend, or all of the above, depending on how you party...)

We can relate. So here are some helpful tips on how to bounce back from your candy coma and get on the right track ASAP. 

PS If you are wondering how we party, we have been screwed since Saturday. We need this as much as you..

Lets first get science-y, courtesy of Refinery 29:

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It is important to understand why your body feels like it is turning against you after a night of sugary snacks. Refinery 29 breaks it down :

"It enters your bloodstream in the form of glucose, triggering your pancreas to create excess insulin to deal with all that glucose. Because the kinds of sugar in candy — typically sucrose and fructose — are so easily converted into glucose (the form of energy you body prefers to use), your blood-sugar skyrockets. Your body is having a field day with all that sucrose — transforming it to glucose in a snap. But, once all that excess glucose is gone, your blood sugar drops precipitously, triggering the crash. All this excess insulin can make you feel hungry."

Don't Let Last Night's Milky Way Creep Into Today

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Since all that insulin is making you hungrier for more bad food decisions than a zombie for brains, it is important to stay strong!! Fight the urge. Eat things like proteins or hummus with vegetables. They break down slower, slow the absorption of simple sugars and can help keep you full without crashing from more sugar. So unfortunately, stay away from those carbs...

We Know You Know... But Drink Tons Of Water 

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But not all at once! Space it out over the course of the day, but make sure you drink at least 12 glasses over 12 hours.

Get Moving!!

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We know this is the LAST thing you want to hear when you're crashing but working out will help your muscles use the blood sugar instead of storing it. AKA use it's powers for good instead of evil. So we will see you in the saddle tomorrow! 

Last Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration

For all you procrastinators out there (myself included) we have compiled a list of a few costume ideas that will have you looking right just in time! Whether you have a SO you want to dress up with, ride solo, or dress your whole squad, these costume ideas will get you pumped for this candy fueled Holiday!!

"Ferrari Girl" and Clark Griswald

I mean, although this guy looks EXACTLY like Chevy Chase himself, we are sure your version would still rock! Plus, throwback idea that is guaranteed to have almost no one duplicate :)

I mean, although this guy looks EXACTLY like Chevy Chase himself, we are sure your version would still rock! Plus, throwback idea that is guaranteed to have almost no one duplicate :)

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Topical and SUPER fun - a great option for you and your squad!!!

Topical and SUPER fun - a great option for you and your squad!!!

You knew this one was coming... 

I mean, points for creativity amiright?!!? No matter your stance, gotta chuckle at this one!!

I mean, points for creativity amiright?!!? No matter your stance, gotta chuckle at this one!!

For that competitive couple...

Adam/Eve and forbidden fruit: So creative and out there that you and your BAE would be sure to win any costume competition!

Adam/Eve and forbidden fruit: So creative and out there that you and your BAE would be sure to win any costume competition!

Classic, but now topical!

We don't care what anyone says, it is NOT too soon for this costume. He was like a million, people.... For a dark spin you could make them both zombie-style... since ya know...

We don't care what anyone says, it is NOT too soon for this costume. He was like a million, people.... For a dark spin you could make them both zombie-style... since ya know...

Get your cute butts in gear and head to the costume shop/your closet and get into this Holiday! Its not just for kids ya know? Be safe and have fun REVers! Also, be on the lookout for part two of this blog where we talk about how to handle the candy coma that is sure to insue, not matter your age :)

Fall Fashion: Clean out those closets to make room for these 5 trends

Everyone loves a good season change! You clean out your closet and replace all your bathing suits and cover ups with knee high socks and chic coats. It gives you a chance for a new beginning: recreate yourself! Below are a few trends that will get your creative juices flowing to help you figure out what your Fall will look like!!

Velvet Vixen

Velvet (finally) takes on formalwear! Keep this style in mind for a Fall wedding or a fancy AF night on the town. Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Velvet (finally) takes on formalwear! Keep this style in mind for a Fall wedding or a fancy AF night on the town.

Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Cowboy Chic

Get in that saddle ladies!! These chic pieces will make you want to move to Montana and marry a country boy named Billy, Hank or Tommy. Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Get in that saddle ladies!! These chic pieces will make you want to move to Montana and marry a country boy named Billy, Hank or Tommy.

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All That Glitters

Having a pair of these in your closet would even make Ziggy Stardust jealous. Slap these bad boys on with any jean/jacket/dress combo and Ziggy wont be the only jelly belly. This is your new staple Fall boot!! Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Having a pair of these in your closet would even make Ziggy Stardust jealous. Slap these bad boys on with any jean/jacket/dress combo and Ziggy wont be the only jelly belly. This is your new staple Fall boot!!

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Belted Jackets

Bust your ass all year at Rev and dont want to hide it under a bulky Winter coat? Grab your favorite waist cinching belt and Voila! That booty and those hips are on display! Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Bust your ass all year at Rev and dont want to hide it under a bulky Winter coat? Grab your favorite waist cinching belt and Voila! That booty and those hips are on display!

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Street Sneaks 

Finally, a trend even the Tomboys can get behind! Chic, comfy footwear is a godsend to any modern woman :)

Finally, a trend even the Tomboys can get behind! Chic, comfy footwear is a godsend to any modern woman :)

Labor Day Sales That Will Get You In The Shopping Mood!

Some spend Labor Day soaking up the sun and every last drop of Summer. Some spend it straight up Netflix and Chillin it. Hey, no judgement. But if you wanna get the most bang for your buck out of this Labor Day, use these deals to shop your until your arms fall off guilt free!! Happy shopping REVers :)

Beyond Yoga - Up to 75% off Sale

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J.Crew - Use "HELLOSALE" to get an extra 40% off sale in-store and online

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Milly - Get an extra 30% off sale with code "LABORDAY17"

TargetSave up to 30% on select furniture, patio, and more during the Labor Day Home Sale. Use coupon code HOME for an additional 10% off. 

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Nordstrom: Come September 1, Nordstrom will be launching their Nordstrom Summer Sale in stores and online with products up to 40% off.

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Lena Dunham and Gwyneth Paltrow hang out doing what?

Turning to the stars can be a good way to get new ideas on trends or nutrition ideas. It is also a great place to turn for new workout ideas, Think about it - they have an entire team around them and are always the first to hear about whats new! Below are a few workouts that your favorite stars turn to to mix things up and inspire you for new levels of greatness!

Carrie Underwood does Tabata

Carrie Underwood's got a rockin voice and an even more rockin bod. According to Shape Magazine one of her go-to exercise methods is Tabata, an interval workout that involves 20 seconds of hard work and 10 seconds of rest for four minutes.  "I choose seven different exercises, like squats, lunges, or push-ups, and do eight rounds of each...It really revs up my metabolism. When I’m done, I can handle anything." Take a page out of her book!

Jennifer Aniston takes to the ladder

Jennifer Aniston relies on a VersaClimber, a cardio machine that mimics a ladder-like climbing motion. The actor told Well+Good, "In Los Angeles, I work out at Rise Nation, which is a fitness climbing cardio class—it’s such a great workout!” Anything to look even remotely like Jen.

Khloe Kardashian and how she is killin it

Everyone knows the First Lady of Reality TV has transformed her body. What is one of her (many) secrets?  "The stairs are everything for your lower body, and you’re sweating, it’s a great cardio workout," Kardashian said in a video on her app. "It is so good for your butt, thighs, squat, everything.” Anything to get a booty like hers, amiright?

Lena Dunham and Gwyneth Paltrow love them some Tracy

In order to help her with with her anxiety, Lena Dunham thanked Tracy Anderson for "showing her the light." Tracy Anderson has a huge celebrity following, including the one-and-only Gwyneth Paltrow, that are all big admirerers of the dance-inspired cardio and strength workout. Dance your way to a better, healthier you!!!

 

 

 

 

https://www.self.com/story/12-celebrities-favorite-workouts

Letter From The Editor

Life is full of beautiful moments that fill you with happiness, love and joy. These moments are precious and should be held close to your heart. These moments make life worth living. 

But these are not the moments that make you who you are. The ones that mold you. These are not the ones that make you look inward and put yourself back together piece by piece. That happens when you have been beaten to a pulp and are at your all time low. When it feels like you have been hit with a Mack truck and you can't seem to catch your breath. 

These are the moments that make you strong. These moments take you to hell and back. You know how they say what doesnt kill you makes you stronger? Cliche? Maybe. But 100% true. What gets you through these times is taking care of yourself; Mind, body and soul. Take time to meditate. Talk to your friends. Do yoga. Cook. Workout. Make a routine and stick to it. Rise above the drama. Regain control of your life and get exactly what you want out of it. And don't ever settle.

A huge advantage is having somewhere like Revolution to weather the storm. The instructors inspire you not only during your workout but beyond the bike. They are there to lean on whenever you need an extra dose of "yes you can". They create a community that is there for you. Every day. Rain or shine. Trust me. If you are ever having a tough time, get your ass in the saddle, sweat out the toxins and the bullshit, and count on your Rev instructor to give you those songs you feel in your soul. Leave everything on the bike. Find your inner strength and find your greatness. Start the rest of your life today.

#FYG Wear To Get Your Ass In Gear!!

Need a little extra nudge to get your cute butt in the saddle?

Look great while you work to make that body feel great in these spicy new apparel items - available for purchase at Rev!

ALO Ripped Warrior Leggings ( $125 ) & ALO Ripped Warrior Sports Bra ( $60 ) - This hot little number will bring out the warrior rider in you FO SHO!! 

Nectar Sunglasses ($39.99) -  Block that shade being thrown at you as you walk that REV bod down King St!

ALO High Waisted Rich Navy Glossy Leggings ($114) & ALO High Waisted Airbrush Nude Leggings ($84) & Ride Revolution High Neck Tank ($29.50) - Show off those glutes and sexy arms you've been making in the saddle in our ALO leggings and Ride Rev tanks

ALO Sunny Strappy Bra ($54) & Revolution Blue Foil Tank ($32.50) - All that sparkles is BLUE in these Rev Foil tanks / Pair it with the ALO strappy bra for an edgy look, worthy of a goddess like yourself :)

If these looks don't get you craving some ride time, we don't know what will. Come and get these looks while they last! See ya'll in the saddle #fyg

 

4 Looks For The 4th

One of our favorite Holidays is here!! Whether you will be attending a casual Bar-B-Q or posting up at the pool, looking the part is key. Celebrate the Fourth of July in style with these four looks:

Brunching With Your Bae

Drinks & Dancing With The Girls

Subtle Touch Of Spirit

Bar-B-Q On The Beach

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Stay safe this Holiday! And we will see your butts in the saddle after to undo all the damage :) 

Top 5 Vacation Spots This Summer - On A Budget

Want to get away this Summer but don't have Jay-Z level funds?? We feel you. Below are 5 amazing vacation destinations that will take your hard earned dolla the furthest...

1) Mozambique

One of Africa's best budget travel destinations! Extremely affordable accommodation along white sand beaches - What more could you ask for!? Forbes suggests checking out Villa Sands or Terraço das Quitandas. - easily feel like a millionaire here for nothing! 

One of Africa's best budget travel destinations! Extremely affordable accommodation along white sand beaches - What more could you ask for!? Forbes suggests checking out Villa Sands or Terraço das Quitandas. - easily feel like a millionaire here for nothing! 

2) Dallas

Dont want to leave the great United States this Summer but still want fun, food and great hotels? According to Forbes, the city was voted the most affordable destination in the U.S. last year by Priceline! They also suggest the high-rise Omni Dallas for its stunning rooms and starts at just under $200 - leaving you plenty of money to bar hop in your boots!

Dont want to leave the great United States this Summer but still want fun, food and great hotels? According to Forbes, the city was voted the most affordable destination in the U.S. last year by Priceline! They also suggest the high-rise Omni Dallas for its stunning rooms and starts at just under $200 - leaving you plenty of money to bar hop in your boots!

3) Haiti

The island provides all the awesome Caribbean characteristics you're looking for this Summer without bleeding your bank account dry. Outside of the later part of the summer, flights from New York range from $300 to $500, and even cheaper when flying from cities in Florida. And living large while you're there is totally doable - According to @missjetsetter even the nicest, newest Marriott Port-au-Prince goes for $130 to under $200 a night for larger rooms. Fresh seafood caught and prepared right in front of you for under $10 tickle your fancy? This is the place for you!

The island provides all the awesome Caribbean characteristics you're looking for this Summer without bleeding your bank account dry. Outside of the later part of the summer, flights from New York range from $300 to $500, and even cheaper when flying from cities in Florida. And living large while you're there is totally doable - According to @missjetsetter even the nicest, newest Marriott Port-au-Prince goes for $130 to under $200 a night for larger rooms. Fresh seafood caught and prepared right in front of you for under $10 tickle your fancy? This is the place for you!

4) Greece

The weakened euro will make your American dollar go the extra mile! The struggling economy welcomes your tourist dollars and you can eat and sleep like a king at a peasants price. Holly Johnson of Club Thrifty suggests you book a three- or four-star hotel for well under $100, like 360 Degrees, a beautiful hotel in Athens located directly on Monastiraki Square. 

The weakened euro will make your American dollar go the extra mile! The struggling economy welcomes your tourist dollars and you can eat and sleep like a king at a peasants price. Holly Johnson of Club Thrifty suggests you book a three- or four-star hotel for well under $100, like 360 Degrees, a beautiful hotel in Athens located directly on Monastiraki Square. 

5) Guatemala

For our last destination, we rely on probably the best person ever - Shannon O'Donnell, National Geographic Traveler of the Year and founder of ALittleAdrift.com Often looked over because of nearby Costa Rica, Guatemala is more off the beaten path and it's also easy on the budget. O'Donnell suggests staying at Lush Atitlan - a gorgeous, affordable place to stay in San Marcos La Laguna.

For our last destination, we rely on probably the best person ever - Shannon O'Donnell, National Geographic Traveler of the Year and founder of ALittleAdrift.com Often looked over because of nearby Costa Rica, Guatemala is more off the beaten path and it's also easy on the budget. O'Donnell suggests staying at Lush Atitlan - a gorgeous, affordable place to stay in San Marcos La Laguna.

So get your butt in that saddle and get that body vacation ready!! You'll have money left over for some pretty bathing suits to get those heads turning :) See you in the saddle!!

List courtesy of Forbes magazine https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2016/11/30/30-cheapest-places-to-travel-in-2017/#5f9ae24324c5

Post Memorial Day Guilt Free Dishes

After 3 days of burgers and beer, that bathing suit might be fitting a little bit too tight. If you are craving a lighter fare but dont want to compromise flavor, check out these dishes below to get your fix while still satisfying your taste buds. 

Acai Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3.5-ounce package frozen unsweetened açai puree
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

In a blender, combine one 3.5-ounce package frozen unsweetened açai puree with 2 bananas, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 cup pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon agave nectar and blend at high speed until smooth. Serve right away.

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Kale Salad with Miso and Pistachios 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds kale—stems discarded and leaves thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon brown miso
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted roasted pistachios, chopped

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  1. In a large bowl, toss the kale with the lemon juice and a generous pinch of salt.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar with the sesame seeds, miso and sugar. Gradually whisk in the oil. Add the dressing to the kale and toss well. Scatter the scallions and pistachios on top and serve.

Tuna Ceviche with Avocado & Cilantro

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound sushi-grade tuna, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large Hass avocado, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
  • Salt

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  1. Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap. Arrange the tuna slices in a single layer on the baking sheet and freeze until fairly firm, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stack the slices of tuna. Using a very sharp chef’s knife, cut the tuna into neat 1/4-inch cubes. Transfer the cubed tuna to a medium glass or ceramic bowl and stir in the red onion, lime juice and black pepper. Cover the tuna with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour, stirring gently with a plastic spatula every 15 to 20 minutes (the diced tuna will change color slightly).

  3. Just before serving, gently fold in the diced avocado and chopped cilantro. Season the ceviche with salt. Transfer the ceviche to a serving bowl or individual glasses. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Cucumber and Baby Pea Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded basil leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound frozen baby peas, thawed
  • 3 large seedless cucumbers (about 1 pound each)—peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt with the lemon juice and olive oil. Add the parsley and basil and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the peas and cucumbers and serve.

Melon and Strawberry Salad with Spicy Lemongrass Syrup

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 plump lemongrass stalks, bruised and coarsely chopped
  • 2 fresh hot red chiles, quartered lengthwise
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pound strawberries, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 pound cubed (3/4-inch) peeled yellow or white-fleshed melon such as Canary or Crenshaw
  • 2 tablespoons slivered mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  1. Set a medium bowl in a large bowl filled with ice. In a medium saucepan, combine the lemongrass, chiles, lime zest and sugar with 1 cup of water and bring to boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to the ice water bath and let chill for 15 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the strawberries with the melon and mint. Strain the cooled lemongrass syrup over the fruit and toss gently. Refrigerate just until slightly chilled.

  3. In a bowl, stir the ginger into the creme fraiche. Spoon the fruit salad into bowls, top with a dollop of the ginger cream and serve.

Photos and Recipes courtesy of FoodandWine.com