Even when no one is listening…

Today is a day of celebration. I’ve lost twenty pounds in the past four months. Throughout the journey I have learned to love my body no matter what form it takes. I chose to take steps towards being a healthy person through a vegetarian and restricted processed food diet. Diet meaning a PERMANENT life style change. Not once did I feel restricted or denied. Rather my tastes changed to craving healthier options. Exercise has played an important role as well. Training for a marathon, yoga and strength training have all attributed to a healthy and happy Rachel. I’ve never felt this alive before. And I know it will only get better from here. Sure there are obstacles along the way. Fears to face. People to prove wrong 😉 Life is a challenge. The minute we stop pushing ourselves is the moment we stop growing. Never give up. Never clam up. Never doubt yourself. If this girl can do it….YOU can too!

Mama, I am proud of you for making healthy choices recently and your willingness to try new adventures with me. Looking forward to our Five K together 🙂 I love you so much!

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Here’s me on my 23rd birthday at the Indiana State Fair posing next to what might possibly be the girliest tractor on planet earth.

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Here’s me, today,  grinning girlishly outside Brew’ha thanks to Andira making me laugh.

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