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Health Journey – Progress Update #4

I was on a walk with Audrey a couple days ago, and I noticed that some of the cherry blossom trees are starting to produce little green buds! It was such a reminder that spring truly is around the corner. I’ll be so happy when I can start doing some of my workouts outside instead of cooped up in the house! This momma needs the warmth, y’all. Winter, I am done with you!

Also, total flash back moment, this time last year we were checking out the cherry blossoms in D.C. I hope to take Audrey this year to see them! (Read that blog post here.)

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ANYWAY.. enough about cherry blossoms. πŸ˜‰

Before I get into my results from the past couple of weeks, I want to talk about the Beach Body Guide workout (better known as BBG). I recommended checking them out in my update #2, as they are really challenging and apparently yield amazing results. Sadly, I am no longer doing these workouts. I am bummed because I loved not having to think about how I was going to train different muscle groups.. I just simply followed the guide.

After having to take multiple days off of working out due to injuring myself (knees and back) during the workouts, I am calling it quits! I worked really hard on my form and truly took my time during each session to prevent injury. I have bad knees to begin with, so this workout just isn’t for me. When my knees and back hurt so bad that it is preventing me from being able to carry Audrey (homegirl is 20+ pounds!), something has got to give!

I am still strength training! I actually have just started to use resistance bands.. so I will update you all on how I like them soon! πŸ™‚

As for my progress..

I am down another 2 pounds as of today. That is a pound lost a week.. slow and steady! I am only 2 pounds from my goal of having a “normal” BMI. After I reach that goal, I am saying BYE to my scale for a bit! I know that with strength training comes muscle and muscle can add on pounds (healthy weight!). Instead of weighing myself, I will start to take measurements and more before/after photos for motivation. πŸ™‚

weight loss update

 

-Rachel xo

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