Life before the challenge: Before I started the Oxygen magazine challenge and joined #teamrachel, I was still training as I have been for the past 12 months. I had minimal motivation, struggled to be consistent, and was trying too many fad diets, rather than changing my lifestyle and having a healthy balance.
I started the Oxygen challenge because I needed motivation. Motivation to get this mum of two’s booty moving out of my comfort zone and not use the excuse ‘I’m too busy’ any more. It’s so easy to just keep cruising along and making plans to start your ‘diet’ next week. Then you start and have one bad ‘cheat’ day or meal and you fall off the wagon and promise to start again next Monday. I really needed a program that covered all bases: a challenging exercise regime, a realistic, yummy, nutritional program, and most of all support, which is exactly what the Oxygen challenge offered.
Life has definitely changed for me over the past month. It’s not just become a change of diet, but a change of lifestyle, which is exactly what I needed. I’m not starving myself; I’m always full and have really found my motivation and love for training again. Especially since seeing the changes to my body in such a short time — as I had found that I had plateaued for a long time. A major change I’ve made is I’m making sure that if I do eat something bad or slip on my diet that the rest of my meals for the day are on point. My whole week is not ruined and I don’t need to wait until Monday to get back into it. Plus, I love a challenge and now I have something that I can hold myself accountable to. I’m so excited to see what results I can achieve over the next eight weeks.
Favourite #teamrachel workout so far: Advanced gym: lower body
Barbell sumo squat
Standing calf raises
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