Life As Rachel

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weight Loss Update.

Yall...I am only 3 pounds away from my goal of losing 40 pounds this year. I want to be 155 by Christmas which will be 10 months from when I started working out and really pushing myself to lose this weight.This morning I weighed my self and the scale said 158. I am loving seeing that number go down and down and down. It is such an accomplishment to be losing this weight and knowing it is from hard work and dedication. 
Currently I am going to the gym 5-6 days a week. I work out for a hour to hour and half. I like to do 3-4 miles of cardio and then the rest of the time I am doing weights. I was super scared of weights at first when I started, but now, I love them. They are amazing. I feel like that is part of what has really helped me shed the poundage off! 

Compared to what I did look like when I first started until now, the difference is amazing. A good bit of my clothes are way to big and I need to go buy news one but unfortunately, my wallet says No No No! Christmas is coming! That is one of the hardest parts of weight loss, everything is way to big now! 
This girl below, was miserable, unhappy and everything I wore fit so tight I felt like a stuffed sausage. That is not the case anymore! 
The only sad part is my PCOS has yet to go away. I have had to get back on birth control to help regulate my periods and hopefully help my ovulate because as of a month ago, nothing is happening. I am happy though. I am not letting anything bring me down or slow my thunder! I am slowly losing this weight and doing what I need to do to find who I want to be. 
To date..I have lose 37 pounds. I have lose it on my own. I am not using miracle pills. I am not using a special diet or paying for some membership to a online workout coach. I go to the gym and workout. I eat right. I motivate myself.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pinteest Fall Loves

I love fall and with fall comes fun crafts and decorations. That brings me to Pinterest!  I have found so many amazing ideas for decorating and crafting on Pinterest. That site is amazing and I am not sure how I functioned without it for so long. I figured I should share some of my pin-spiration with you guys! 

Let me know some of your favorite crafts below and make sure you follow me on Pinterest! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rugged Maniac Fall 2016 Part 2 Virginia

I ran Rugged Maniac a little over a week and a half ago. I would of had this post up sooner but ya know, bronchitis will make you go MIA for awhile. I love running OCR races and Rugged Maniac is by far my favorite race. This was my 4th time running the race and I have lost 35 pounds since the last time I ran. I am in the best shape of my life and I was super pumped before hand to see how I would do this time.

I had never ever tried the warped wall at the end. If you do not know what the wall is, here is a nice video from Youtube of others trying it. Now bear in mind, the day I ran it here in Virginia, IT WAS A MUD PIT!


I was able to make it up the wall my first try. MY FIRST TRY! Do you know how amazing that felt? I got up there and hugged the volunteers and screamed! It was the best feeling in the world. I wish I would of gotten it on video. I tried to record the race on my GoPro. Little tip for anyone using their GoPro cameras for these races, clean out your memory on your camera before hand. I did not and my camera was full 17 minutes into the race. I am a moron and did not get any footage of the good obstacles. 
It had rained for almost a week straight here so the course was SUPER muddy and it was actually pretty hot for it being October. It was a fun course though. We did the race in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It was so much. I recommend every one to try it. I will be running it again this spring!