‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond Reflects on 1 Year After Starting Journey ‘to Get Healthier’

Ree Drummond is the star of The Pioneer Woman and has been a hit for many years. The red-head icon is an inspiration to many viewers. Drummond embarked on a journey to get healthier and is now giving her followers an update on where she’s at now.

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Ree Drummond takes a journey to getting healthier

Drummond is updating her fans on a journey she has been on for over a year involving her health. The Food Network star started in January 2021 a process to getting healthier and changing some habits. Following a year of this challenge, Drummond has seen incredible results and is sharing her thoughts with fans.

“One year ago, on a dark and stormy night, I decided it was time for me to change a few dang habits and try to get healthier,” Drummond posted on Instagram. “My kid was getting married a few months later, and also…I had no spring to my step and really wanted some. So toward the end of January 2021, I jumped right in.”

Drummond continued, “Last summer, I wrote a post about my experience up to that point, and considered writing another update in the fall…but then I decided I needed to wait a bit longer and learn a few more things. So I did wait, I did learn a few more things, and I just wrote a one-year update.”

The celebrity cook said that she’s not an expert but hopes her fans enjoy the approach she had for the health goals that she detailed in her blog.

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Ree Drummond enjoys the results of her change

Although Drummond had to change some habits on her road to getting healthier and is enjoying the results she is seeing. Not only did The Pioneer Woman star lose weight (as she says in her blog), but she is benefiting from a more active lifestyle.

“Today I feel stronger, more in balance (both physically and mentally), and I have more spring to my step,” she wrote upon reflection a year after starting her journey. “I am wearing clothes I wasn’t comfortable wearing a year ago, I feel better about the way I look, and I’m smiling more (yes, even more than I smiled before, which was a lot–haha) and that is a nice feeling at age 53.”

Drummond continued, “After the experience of the past year, I feel better. I have more energy. I’m more motivated to take on projects and put things on the ol’ calendar. Feeling good bleeds over into all aspects of my life. And that has changed my outlook.”

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A change is coming to ‘The Pioneer Woman’

Since the pandemic started, The Pioneer Woman changed the way it shot its episodes. Instead of having a professional film crew film the cooking show, it was Drummond’s own kids that went behind the camera. However, the star recently shared that her production team is set to return when new episodes are produced.

“Looking forward to starting filming again next month! We’re going to start shooting more of the ranch activities again, which I’ve missed…and later this summer, my original crew from the U.K. will be coming back for the first time in over two years,” Drummond posted on Instagram on Jan. 15.

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