My Personal Training Business is Launched!

Guys, I am so excited that Raquel Lodge Fitness is FINALLY happening after being in the works for so long! I have been pondering on the idea of personal training for a while, and I kept going back and forth, being too scared to do it, wasn’t sure if I would be good at it or if it was the right thing for me. But now that I finally took the plunge and launched it, …

What Letting go of Dieting Has Taught Me

DIET. That one word we are all so familiar with, and one that the majority of us probably tried and then failed. I have grown to hate that word. Keto, Atkins, mediterranean, paleo, juice cleanses, raw food diets, intermittent fasting and MANY more are all forms of dieting. Call it what you want but if you are following some sort of strict plan to lose weight, cutting out certain foods or food groups for fear …

5 Must-Read Books for Personal Development

Going to be honest, because of the book worm that I am, I’m really surprised that I didn’t write/share about this topic sooner. I have a lot of favorite books, I mean ALOT. I was so excited to get my own book shelf in my own house and pack it full. But there are a select few that have made a significant impact on my life, my mental health, physical health and my own personal …

Why Being Thin and Healthy Does Not Define Your Worth

A few weeks ago I seen a post on instagram, I cannot for the life of me remember who posted it but it seriously sunk in with me and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. So naturally I need to share with you guys. The post talked about how being thin AND being healthy does not define your worth. For the last year or so I have come to the conclusion that being thin doesn’t …

You Don’t Need to “Get Back on Track”

Well another birthday for me has come and gone and I am sad. YES I am absolutely that girl who gets super excited and super extra on her birthday. You are damn right I soak in all the attention. No shame in admitting it either. Now that I think about it, I’m actually super surprised that I didn’t write a whole entire blog post on my birthday. Maybe I still will 😉 Birthdays are amazing, …