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Health Journey – Progress Update #1


It has been nearly two weeks since my original health journey blog, and I am so excited about this new path that I am on!

My goal was to go to the gym at least twice a week, and I have far surpassed that. Dare I say that I am LOVING the gym? As a stay at home mom, I’m finding it to be the perfect place for some “me time”. I just feel like I have one focus while I am there and that is to get a good workout in. I can finally relate to the people that say exercise is a great way to clear their minds!

While I am at the gym, I typically workout on the elliptical for 35 minutes to a hour. I also get a lot of cardio in on the days that are nice enough to take Audrey on a stroll. As far as weight lifting goes, I do the majority of it at home. I actually keep a set of weights in Audrey’s room. While she plays, I get in a few reps.

Progress Update

I am down 2 pounds. So, I have 9 to lose before I shed the BMI category of “over weight”. I am going to be honest and say that I do wish I had lost more, BUT I know that this is a process.


Besides, my non-scale victories say a lot more about the time I have put in and how much better I feel.

  • I have so much more energy.
  • I can already tell that I am getting stronger. I had to up the resistance on the elliptical 3 levels.
  • I wake up feeling leaner/ less bloated.
  • I am not having to chug coffee all day! (That is huge for me!)

The biggest thing I have learned is that I am 100% capable of making my health a priority. I am excited to see what the next couple of weeks bring!


-Rachel xo




3 thoughts on “Health Journey – Progress Update #1

  1. Yay! That’s so good, Boo. Keep it up. I think concentrating on how you feel is a great way to stay motivated when the scale doesn’t move. I often tell my patient’s that the best way to lose weight is to not stress over it and get a good night’s sleep (hormones control your body’s weight gain/ loss as much as what you eat and what you do.)

    And 2 pounds is healthy weight loss, any more than 2 pounds a week is usually unhealthy.


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