Rachael Fights Back
Just lifted and went on a late night walk with the boy!

It was solid, but I got really upset because my hip flexors have been giving me a lot of issues. I stretched for a while focusing on them, so hopefully that will help when I run tomorrow.

“Where are you moving and who with? ;)”

—Anonymous

Sooooo, a ton of you have been asking where I moved! I’ve known about this for a few months now and somehow managed to keep it a secret. I didn’t want to jinx anything because I’m officially living with these studs :)))

They’re pretty grand and I even get to come home to little things like Jeff waiting to have dinner with me, and notes like this. 

“Could you recommend some arm and ab workouts to help tighten the skin as I lose weight? I'm as heavy as you were and seeing how you have no loose skin or very very minimal, I'd like to achieve your success ^^ sorry if this is an invasive question :/”

—Anonymous

Questions like this don’t bother me at all! I’d rather be an open book and potentially help someone instead of keeping it all to myself.

But boy oh boy. I wish I didn’t have loose skin… I’m just really good at hiding it. I actually had a consult for a tummy tuck back in April to see where I was sitting and what my options might be someday if I go down that road. 

Posts tagged with tummy tuck.
Posts tagged with loose skin. 

(There’s doubles in there, but I don’t feel like going back and tagging them all the same). 

As far as exercises go though, lifting and core exercises are great. It’s also important to have a balanced diet, take your vitamins, drink lots of water, and even applying lotions can help. I’ve always done a lot of planks, sit-ups, burpees, and side twists (while holding a weight). Loose skin happens. I’m not a fan of mine, but I’d 100% rather have loose skin than to have it full of fat again. Good luck! 

I’ve accumulated a lot of miles for these bad boys. It’s crazy to think that I only started out with the goal of running an entire 5k (3.1 miles), and eventually made my way through two marathons (26.2 miles). I want more. #running #medals #addicted #marathon #halfmarathon #getitdone

I’ve accumulated a lot of miles for these bad boys. It’s crazy to think that I only started out with the goal of running an entire 5k (3.1 miles), and eventually made my way through two marathons (26.2 miles). I want more. #running #medals #addicted #marathon #halfmarathon #getitdone

For over a month now, I haven’t been training for a specific race. It’s the first time really since I started half marathon training a year and a half ago. This is a strange feeling, and it’s been kind of nice, but I’m almost ready to start training again. There’s a 15k race at the beginning of October that I am going to register for when I get paid.

Today I ran 3 miles, and then half ran/half walked another 1.5 miles home. I’m really itching for an 7+ mile run. I just want it to cool down first.

I finally gave in and got a Chipotle burrito bowl for lunch. So much yes. Now it’s time for work…

Why yes, I did walk to 7-Eleven at almost 9pm for iced coffee. The boy and I may have needed some snacky snacks to go with our Netflix. I also got my nails done today and am in love with this color. He picked it out.

And lastly, these glasses are the best. I’m so glad I got something different for the first time in years.

Here, have a photo of my lunch today! It was delicious and much needed after moving out of my apartment on a 90+ degree day… But it’s done!

All I have left to do now is get the last few things out and then scrub the place down. I’m excited to be done. 

Does moving all of my furniture and boxes count as a workout? I think yes because stairs were also involved.

Here, have a photo of my lunch today! It was delicious and much needed after moving out of my apartment on a 90+ degree day… But it’s done!

All I have left to do now is get the last few things out and then scrub the place down. I’m excited to be done.

Does moving all of my furniture and boxes count as a workout? I think yes because stairs were also involved.

My only options for dinner at work were a Luna bar, almonds, an apple, grapes, and carrots with hummus.

I realize that’s a crap ton of food, but I so insanely wanted to go get food during my break (Chipotle or Subway). Instead… I ate my mound of snacks and saved $$$ and calories and I was still satisfied. This is huge for me.

Then I made a turkey burger patty when I got home because of reasons.

“Hello. could you tell us what you absolutely hated about being overweight? was it clothing, not being able to fit into booths? I'm having these issues and I hate it!!”

—Anonymous

Honestly, I hated not being able to do what others could do. I couldn’t fit into the chairs at school very well, I wasn’t fit enough for some of the activities in gym, I rarely went shopping with friends because my sizes were always in a different section, and I was almost always the biggest person in a group. Overall, it just wasn’t very fun, but then I made the change for a healthy lifestyle :) You can do this! 

“How many calories do you eat when you work out and how many do you eat on rest days?”

—Anonymous

I average 1600-2200 everyday. I aim for the lower end obviously when I’m not burning much/taking a rest day.

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