Rachel Baxley

πŸ‘°πŸ’New Wife. πŸ©πŸ•Mother of furbabies. πŸ’›πŸ‹Balance & Grace health & fitness coach.

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Sundays are made for no makeup, puppy snuggles & staying in your pj's however damn long you want to. ❀️ β–ͺ️
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#sundaysnuggles #boxerbug #relaxing #puppysnuggles #dogsofinstagram #boxer #pug #furbaby #ourboycash #pjsallday #cozy #itfeelslikefall #happiness

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Back in December I couldn't wait for my wedding dress transformation pictures. As the days crept closer to the wedding and the news that my dress couldn't be altered any smaller crushed my spirits a little. I had a lot more weight I had pictured losing.
I chose these two pictures as my transformation pics because you can't deny the transformation on my face. Even though I didn't hit my goal weight for the wedding, I still got my dress taken in 4 sizes & more importantly I hit my goal x100 for my heart. The day of my wedding I felt beautiful. I felt strong, confident & calm walking down that aisle to my husband. And without this journey throughout the last year, I know I wouldn't have felt that way.
I owned this dress. I felt proud and confident all night long in it. I didn't worry about my arms or double chin, or any other insecurities my brain has always told me I have. I enjoyed every minute of that day to the fullest. My smile says it all. And that's what this journey is all about for me. Transformation on the inside & out. Becoming the best version of me. 😊❀️ β€’
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#transformationtuesday #balanceandgrace #bestversion #loveyourself #lifestylenotadiet #myjourney #healthylife #healthandfitnesscoach #fitness #health #happiness #loveyourself #bride #wife #weddingdress

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Jeff and I enjoyed being pampered! A fun day at the spa including a couples massage & champagne and dipped strawberries...OMG YUM! Then a fun night out to dinner and some games. We definitely can't wait to go back! β€’
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#honymoon #peppermillreno #couplesmassage #champagne #dippedstrawberries #Peppermill #married #husbandandwife #weretheraymonds #spaday #pampered #truelove #marriedmybestfriend #married

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Even the bathroom stalls are gorgeous here! I HAD to snap a selfie. πŸ˜‚
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#Peppermill #reno #honeymoon #bathrooomselfie #CAbi #married #wife #beautifulbathroom #weretheraymonds #JandR2017

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I asked Jeff to take a picture with me and Cash hopped right up on my lap for the picture. Lol. I love this life we are living. #14days β€’
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#marryingmybestfriend #JandR2017 #boxerbug #daycruise #engagedlife #truelove #happiness #engaged #2weeks #jeffandrach #mylove

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It's finally fall!!! And my smile says it all! The fall means I'M GETTING MARRIED!!! πŸ‘°πŸ’πŸ’
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#finallyfall #fall #fallwedding #engagedlife #soontobeawife #soontobeaRaymond #bridetobe #JandR2017 #happiness #smiley #CAbi #15days #engaged

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Testing out wedding nails today & I think we found a winner! @dinamoyersfamilyandnails you're not only AMAZING at what you do but you're freaking FUN too! Love you & my gorgeous nails! πŸ˜™πŸ’…πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ‘°
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#weddingnails #justalittlesparkle #bridetobe #nails #16days #icantwait #soontobeawife #soontobeaRaymond #engagedlife #engaged #soft #bridal #pink #marryingmybestfriend

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I only have 2 weeks left until my wedding. I'm beyond excited to marry the love of my life. But! I'm also SUPER excited to get back to kicking some major ass on my weightloss journey. β€’
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I had to put losing weight on hold and just focus on maintaining or else my wedding dress wasn't going to fit. And that's been a huge struggle for me cause I have so much more weight I want to lose! β€’
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The pic on the left was just one week after becoming a health and fitness coach. The pic on the right is just a couple weeks ago. Choosing this lifestyle has made my life so much happier. Both smiles in these pics are full of excitement & happiness. And I can't wait for the next chapter after the wedding.
#healthandfitnesscoach #tbt #transformation #slowlybutsurely #balanceandgrace #lifestylenotadiet #engaged #engagedlife #soontobeaRaymond #happy #smiley #truehappinesscomesfromwithin #weightlossjourney

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I officially own something with my soon to be name on it. Mrs. Raymond. That's me!!! πŸ€—πŸ‘°πŸ’πŸ’
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#misstomrs #soontobeaRaymond #engaged #19days #almostamrs #JandR2017 #soontobeawife #mrsraymond #icantwait

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Even though wedding planning has been hard, my favorite part of the day is coming home to a mailbox full of rsvp cards!!! And it is safe to say, Jeff & I are truly loved and people can't wait to celebrate with us!!! β€’
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I'm marrying the love of my life. Our wedding will be the best day ever because I get to become a Raymond. πŸ‘°πŸ’πŸ’
#22days #soontobeawife #soontobeaRaymond #JandR2017 #engagedlife #engaged #marryingmybestfriend #loveofmylife #jeffandrach #rsvp #checkingthemailismyfavoritepartoftheday

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I'm at that part of wedding planning where I'm wishing every dang day we'd eloped. β€’
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But then I come across one of my favorite pictures. Dancing with my handsome Grandpa Dick. And I get happy butterflies thinking of dancing with him at the wedding. β€’
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I smile. I breathe. And think okay, the memories will be worth it. And I know they truly will. β€’
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But oh my goodness. Can someone pour me a cocktail cause it's 7am and I am one stressed out bride!!! 😨😲

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On our way for a day at the lake, & I am happily sporting ice cold water instead of my beloved Angry Orchards. Gotta start getting ready for the wedding! I can't have puffy skin or breakouts from all the sugar!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘° #icewater #BalanceandGrace #lakedays #summerisalmostover #AngryOrchard #weddingready #boating #engaged #28days #soontobeawife #soontobeaRaymond

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I keep looking back on pictures from this weekend & I just keep thinking...If I had never joined my tribe of strong, amazing women last August, I don't think my shower day would have gone the way it did. 🌼
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Joining those online groups was originally to get me skinny. Fast forward one year and my mind is blown on what I actually know about health & fitness. And that I never will be or WANT to be skinny. But I WILL be strong & healthy! 🌼
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But more than that, I'm learning how to be healthy mentally. Which in return let's me have healthy friendships. Something I've never really had. 🌼
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I looked around the room of 30+ people and laughed a little. How can ALLL these women come together just for me? From all different times of my life. But they did! They loved on me, hugged me, smooched me & laughed with me. 🌼
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Becoming a health & fitness coach led me into a world where my heart & soul could be healed. And where I could be more myself then I ever have been. I've lived in fear of being judged my whole life. But now I live every day just being ME. And you know what??? I REALLY LOVE BEING ME. ☺️

#balanceandgrace #healthandfitnesscoach #loveyourself #lifestylenotadiet #liveyourlife

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