G is for G-Funk
“I’ve had to watch my weight all my life”
Rachel Guerrero is a 38 y/o wife, mother & banker from Phoenix, AZ. At the age of 10 she was put on her first diet & Like many, she has struggled with her weight most of her life. She was determined to be a healthier person, so upon her 30th birthday, she lost 75 lbs. Rachel was successful at keeping this weight off for almost 5 years, but by the end of 2016 she had gained most of it back.
“I was having trouble finding the motivation”
In January 2017 a friend convinced Rachel to join Jabz, a women’s boxing fitness gym focusing on cardio, strength training, plyometrics & core strengthening. Although she stuck with this gym for a year, Rachel saw no results due to lack of changing her diet & 100% determination.
“I was really embarrassed…I felt like a failure”
A day after her 38th birthday this year, Rachel committed to a 60 day challenge the gym was offering. Halfway through she had lost 3 pounds & 3 inches. Initially disappointed, she found a silver lining in strength, endurance & overall stamina. After the 60 days she had lost an additional 3 lbs of fat & more inches. Rachel started sleeping better, feeling better & feeling strong.
“Legs..Ive come to appreciate their strength”
Rachels favorite exercise incorporates legs. Squats, deadlifts, kicks & hiking in the Arizona scenery are her favorites. She wakes up at 5:30 am before work to start her day with a workout. She feels invincible after these workouts, and that feeling is a great motivation for her. Other support Rachel has to keep her going is her family, friends & trainers at the gym. She feels a strong sense of camaraderie & really doesn’t like missing a workout.
“My goal is to work on my relationship with food”
Admitting to be a “number of the scale” type of person, Rachel realizes that isn’t the mindset to keep her successful. Working on diet, celebrating successes & not mood eating are all within her ability to stay on the right path.
Movie: “The Godfather, bc I think everyone secretly wants to be Corleone.
Drink: “A nice rye whiskey on the rocks!”
Food to cook: “I’m a proud Latina, so anything Mexican! Chile rellenos & ceviche.
Band/Singer: “I’m really into bluesy rock right now. Patrick Sweeny, Kaleo, Gary Clark Jr., Arctic Monkeys & Black Keys. I cant pick just one!
Color: AZ Cardinals RED
“Nothing makes you feel as gangster as flipping a 347 lb tractor tire”
Thank you Rachel for sharing your story! In a few months we will have a follow up interview & a workout designed by the AZ Native herself! Go Cardinals, jk GO CUBS!