Most importantly, she implemented exercise into her daily routine. She also switched to a standing desk, which she said motivated her to move around more.
“Whether I walked with the dogs or did the rowing machine (which is in our living room!),” she detailed, referencing some of her workouts. “I learned that making time each day to exercise simply had to be done—because, just like having a baby, there’s never a good time…It was a simple shift in mindset, but it was important!”
At one point, Ree explained that she hit a standstill with her weight loss, so turned to her husband, Ladd Drummond, for advice on how to build more muscle.
“I asked Ladd, ‘How do I build more muscle, anyway?’ I assumed it was just a matter of doing more repetitions with my hand weights to make my biceps and triceps stronger,” she expressed. “But Ladd responded, ‘If you really want to build more muscle in order to burn calories, you need to build them in your legs and your butt—since those muscles are much bigger than your arm muscles.’ It made perfect sense. I was 52 years old and had never once considered that concept.”