A word from Rachael:
”If you’ve been following me on Instagram, or reading my blog, you know that you girls are my main inspiration & motivation. This is why I recently reached out to some of you to ask about your progress and feedback. These are their stories. Hope you find them as motivating and uplifting as I have.”
In this interview, we chatted with 22 y/o Erika from Prague, Czech Republic. She recently finished our 3 Steps to Lean Legs Program. Here is a summary of her experience & results after completing the Program.
1. WHAT WAS YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE BEFORE YOU STARTED 3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM?
ERIKA: My fitness routine before the Program was comprised only of weekly dancing lessons and very rare gym sessions.
I was always quite lazy to keep up with any type of fitness routine and didn’t have the actual need to lose weight since I’ve had 51 kg for a pretty long time.
However, everything changed when I went for 5 months to the US and started to eat really unhealthy food.
After this period, I came back home with 15 kg more than I had before and that’s when I decided that I don’t want to stay this way.
2. WHAT CONVINCED YOU TO TRY OUT RACHAEL’S PROGRAM?
ERIKA: I am not sure how I discovered this program, but I’d say that thanks to Instagram ads (+ my history of long research about losing weight haha).
I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now and I saw the transformations photos on her Instagram so I decided to give it a go.
3. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED EXERCISING ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY TYPE BEFORE?
ERIKA: I had no idea about different body types before I discovered your Program!
My body type is mesomorph, which means that I can lose or put on weight pretty easily. Also, it means I can build muscle quite quickly.
I now realize that I used to focus my whole “fitness life” on exercises that would not help me to slim down and get lean (as squats and heavy weight lifting).
But thanks to your Program, I’ve incorporated cardio into my fitness routine and I’d say that cardio was the main reason behind losing so much extra body fat. I finally managed to reduce body fat and get lean and toned without becoming bulky!
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4. WHAT WAS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PART OF OUR PROGRAM AND WHY?
ERIKA: I think that the part of the Program I enjoyed the most was running. :)
Running used to be that one activity that I hated the most and I was never able to keep running for more than 10 minutes.
I really started to enjoy running and I am glad that I discovered the beauty in it!
5. WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF THE PROGRAM?
ERIKA: As I said, I found running to be very challenging in the first week or two. Also, I was struggling to keep up with the circuit training and to power walk every day.
However, every time I started my day actively I felt really good afterwards and for me, that was the main motivator.
After a few
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6. WHEN DID YOU FIRST START SEEING RESULTS?
ERIKA: My first visible results appeared after only a few weeks thanks to the fact that my calorie intake was lower than my body was used. And to be honest, it was amazing to see even the slightest change :)
It felt great! And it still does. I am so glad I took pictures before starting the program. I was able to track my progress by comparing those before and after pictures and that was very motivating.
7. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND 3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM TO YOUR FRIENDS?
The benefit of the Program is not only in helping you to lose weight and make your legs lean.
For me, it was more about start thinking differently about my lifestyle, building a healthy relationship with food and improving my physical fitness.
Furthermore, Rachel has a lot of great tips, you will get new workout ideas and learn a lot about the way your body works.
When I did the Program, I didn’t feel like I was forcing myself (except for the first few weeks of running, that was a real struggle haha). Also, the meal plan was great! I didn’t have sugar cravings and it was easy to follow it.
Just try it and you’ll see for yourself. Don’t give up after a few uncomfortable runs. And to keep yourself motivated, I recommend doing some exercises with your friend and taking the before and after pictures.