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Rachael | Set the Table

Hello! 

Welcome to Set the Table! My name is Rachael and I'm here to help you set your table with beautiful, healthy, delicious food your family and friends will love. More importantly, I'm here to encourage you to welcome everyone to your table. Talk. Listen. Laugh. Eat. Be kind. 

Because I Can.

Because I Can.

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It's taken me a long time to feel like I actually want to take care of my body. It happened quickly after baby #1 was born, probably in part because we lived in Tokyo and I walked literally everywhere. So my "exercise" was built in to my everyday life. After baby #2, I just wanted to sit and snuggle and nurse and enjoy having a newborn and I was, and still am, perfectly happy with that decision.

But there comes a time when you have to make a decision to carry on and be sedentary, or push yourself to be more. I chose to make a change, not because someone told me I had to or flashed a sparkly, magical smoothie or wrap in my face, but because I can.

I wake up before my boys almost every morning. I go to the basement and do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred 4 days a week and I go to boot camp with my best friend once a week. I get at least 10,000 steps in daily because I love that buzz from my fitbit when I reach my goal and because I can.

I drink smoothies and eat salads but I also eat Chinese takeout and order pizza. Because I can.

I have running races with the 4 year old because I can.

I lift heavy things because I can.

I enjoy the feeling of my muscles changing and strengthening, even if it hurts, because I can.

And I want to teach my kids that they can do these things, too. Because it matters.

And because I can.

 

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