• Rachel Saxon

21-day weight loss challenge



Starting March 1, 2021 I will be starting my last and final weight loss journey/lifestyle change. I will be participating in the #bodyfordayschallenge with Body for Days with Jerrica on Youtube. Her challenge consists of drinking one gallon a day, work out at least four days out of the week and participate in your progress using the hashtag above and posting on social media.


Currently, I am at 221 pounds. My height is six feet and my waist is at forty-one inches. How did this happen? Well...I got too comfortable with food and stopped working out. Exercise and eating right are the key to losing and gaining weight, truth be told.




As I mentioned in my other health post, I noted how I was able to lose weight during my summer break, but when I went back to work I did not take the time to exercise or pay any attention to me and now I am feeling the affects of that. Now that I know what I need to do differently to feel better, I am going to take control of my eating, and pay attention to myself.


As a wife and mother of three, I have gotten into the habit of not taking time for myself to do the things I know I need to do for me or want to do for myself. Working out is something I need to do for me. Getting quality sleep is something I need to do for me. Eating right, fruits and vegetables is something I need to do for me. Ditching the bad eating habits I have adopted is something that I will no longer be participating in. I am not one to over indulge/gorge but I will have a few too many sweets, snacks and teas/coffee over a period of time.


Now that I have come to the conclusion that those things must change and I cannot pour from an empty cup, I will be making my health a priority.


A couple of weeks ago I had my physical. I am anemic, but I have always been anemic. Along with my iron pills I will also be taking the following supplements during this journey.


goli Apple Cider Vinegar gummies

Benefits:

-Promotes calmness and reduces stress

-Supports muscle strength and post-exercise recovery

-Supports a healthy sleep

-Helps Endurance and physical performance


B12

Benefits:

Some people lack a protein that helps the body absorb vitamin B12 from foods and supplements. A lack of B12 can put you at higher risk for a specific type of anemia that makes you feel weak and tired.


coQ10

Benefits:

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been linked to improved aging, exercise performance, heart health, diabetes, fertility and migraines.

The following foods contain CoQ10:

  • Organ meats: Heart, liver and kidney

  • Some muscle meats: Pork, beef and chicken

  • Fatty fish: Trout, herring, mackerel and sardine

  • Vegetables: Spinach, cauliflower and broccoli

  • Fruit: Oranges and strawberries

  • Legumes: Soybeans, lentils and peanuts

  • Nuts and seeds: Sesame seeds and pistachios

  • Oils: Soybean and canola oil

I will be drinking a gallon of water and working out after work at least four times a week for at least thirty minutes. This first week, to get back in my routine, I will be walking after work, before I come home.


My intention is to share my progress on Instagram stories @therlslife. I do not know how, but I am going to figure it out for this challenge.


If you are on a fitness journey, share with me what is helpful for you! I really want to know!!!!


Thank you for your time!! TheRLSLife❤️


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