Cammo Style Love

Monday, February 13, 2017

Nutrisystem Week 3 and almost 4...... #NSnation #sponsored


You know how in life you're going along so well. Too well in fact. Because in this military spouse life, or frankly life in general, one is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. The third week of Nutrisystem was amazing! The food is good, I wasn't getting bored, I had allowed myself a diet soda on rare occasion and things seemed to be going along swimmingly. I was all prepared to prepare my third and fourth week's posts and then it hit. The last hold-out in the Cammo Style Love house came right down with one of the worst cases of stomach flu that I had ever had!!!! And left to fend for myself alone it successfully derailed me from my rhythm.



And now I find myself one week later still not eating a ton of food, if really any. I've managed to eat saltine crackers, a little bit of toast, and some chicken and rice. But not much else and my stomach doesn't love it. However, I remain confident that I will soon be over this ridiculousness and back in the saddle again.

Now, if you've started Nutrisystem, or are thinking about it I want to encourage you. This has been by far one of the easiest health transitions I have made, and believe me I've done a few. And while I may have been derailed and not found my work-out rhythm yet I still have noticed changes. The scale is still my nemesis and I've decide to avoid it still, but took this first month on the program to really pay attention to my body and my eating habits. That's what I would encourage anyone starting this program to do. You can't get hung up on losing the maximum. It might not happen for you like it will for others.

Another important piece of the puzzle for me is finding my snacks - my PowerFuels and my SmartCarbs! If you are following me on Instagram or Snapchat you might have seen me talking about this. My favorite snacks by far are hardboiled eggs, sweet peppers and yogurt. Discovering easy snacks that I take with me on the go have been extremely important for me. You don't realize how busy you are until you have this program you must follow. Thankfully there is much that I can take with me as needed, you just have to plan it right.

I'm trying not to rush myself currently, but I feel the need to jump back in full force, especially since my newest shipment came! I did an unboxing on Instagram and there is so much good stuff that I ordered this time around. New stuff to try that I find myself getting giddy about!!! I just want to eat it all right now. But alas, I must wait.....and it's killing me guys!!





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Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 2 Nutrisystem Recap: Uniquely You #spon



Week two of my Nutrisystem program is over and I'm staring my third week right in the face. I decided I was going to lay off the scale because for me that's a brick wall. I get obsessed with the numbers I'm seeing, while not appreciating all the things that may or may not be happening with my body. How do my clothes feel, how do I feel inside...those are things that are important. The foundation for what I'm trying to do is what's important. A lifestyle change, and a different way of looking at what I'm eating. The fact that I can immediately notice a difference in my eating and how I feel is really the goal that I'm trying to reach.

The first full week off the Turbo Takeoff week is an entirely different world. I'm not hungry, I'm not cranky and it's amazing! I'm fueling my body with food that I'm also choosing, which is empowering to me. My favorite fueling food has been hard-boiled eggs and bananas. But so many options are available to me like yogurt, cottage cheese and peppers.

One of the best things about being on the Uniquely You program, which I mentioned last week, was the ability to choose and create my own meals. I think this is such a valuable part of the Nutrisystem program. Learning how to translate the Nutrisystem meals into my ow meals is a motivator. I was able to meet my friend for lunch at Chick-Fil-A, and with Nutrisystem's Eating Out Guide choose food that fit in the program and satisfied me. There's something on the other side of this. What I found is that I was simply not eating enough food to fuel my body, and despite what one might think, eating nothing isn't a great way to lose weight. I was also drinking my calories. Transitioning away from sugar completely was way easier than I thought it would be. The cravings for it have all but completely gone. I know there will be struggles, but the little victories are what get us through.

For anyone that is trying to make a change, don't let yourself be thrown off course by the little roadblocks that come up. It's just life. And that's okay. It's okay to not be perfect, or thin, or to loose the 1.5lbs a weeks. Everyone is different. It's how you feel, your body and yourself that matters. If you get wrapped up in these you won't succeed. At least, that has always been a problem for me. Getting caught up in the fact that I haven't accomplished exactly what others have in exactly the same way as others.

But I will win!!!!!!

how do you get through the tough times?!
what keeps you motivated?









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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Week One Nutrisystem Recap ~ Turbo Takeoff

Well, I finished my first week of Nutrisystem, and if you follow me on Instagram Stories or Snapchat (RheChristinr) you know it was a doozy of a week. As someone who has previously followed other plans I can say there are definite differences, but also some similarities. One thing that I love about this program is that provide almost everything for you. And what they don't provide for you they help you a ton to make sure you get what you need. One of the greatest things about this program is that it truly is designed to help you achieve a new way of life. I know for some people, having to still shop while also paying for a program might be an annoying aspect of it. But truly it is for the best. With the tools they slowly introduce to you in the program, you will surely succeed outside of the program.


The down and dirty of the program is that the first week was hard! Like, really really hard. It reminded me of when I did the Paleo program. Any abrupt change to your diet can have that affect, so stay strong and get through it. Know that it is truly worth it on the other side.

Favorite things - the shakes! So yummy! I get kind of worried when you are making a shake from water only. I worry that its going to be super watery. Not the case. The food! Despite the fact that I was adjusting to the calorie drop and the sugar crash, the food was amazing. Probably one of my favorite things was the loaded mashed potatoes. Yummy. I can't wait to fully dive into my full program! I even made a dedicated area for all my food!



Change is hard. It really is. But sometimes change is the best thing for you. So make sure you follow me along my journey with Nutrisystem. Click the link on my sidebar for more details on the program. Also, feel free to catch me gabbing about it on instagram stories and snapchat and leave me a comment! If you're a success story I wanna hear!!!!

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**This blog post is brought to in part by the Nutrisystem Blogger Program. I am being provided food in order to complete my review, but am not being compensated in any other way. As you may or may not know, I strive for honest and real content. My views and opinions are my own, take them or leave them.**







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Thursday, January 19, 2017

My Heart is in Washington, DC

We've lived here for almost six years now! It's really crazy if you think about it. Time has passed slow at times and yet here I am and my baby (who was months old when we came here) is now five and will enter kindergarten this year. We've built a lovely life here and after five years of basically rebuilding and re-branding myself I feel like I've almost hit my stride. We are completely involved in our church, I have amazing friends, the children have build beautiful friendships and their school is amazing. We've been so lucky and I'm grateful. Focusing on another positive aspect of my life is what is going to make 2017 great!

This past week I went to yet another amazing event with some of my new blogging pals in DC! These ladies are some of the most amazing people that I haven't met. I was also excited to bring Samantha who is a fellow milspouse and an amazing life & style blogger who just moved to DC! To find a group of people that are outside my normal go to circle has been such a amazing thing. They've taught me so much, and just broadened who I am. I've had so much fun with them and am always grateful that they've welcomed me into their group. The Bubbles and Bloggers group met up at Sax Lounge in DC and it was the coolest. I'm already planning my birthday there!









you gotta have a DC driving in an Uber picture....right?!

If you're looking for some amazing blogs, check out these ladies!!





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