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, I chatted with 37 y/o Jeanne Mare who currently lives in the UK. Her plan is to travel to Europe so having a program that she can follow easily (and effectively) on her laptop is important. She recently finished my 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?
@jeanne_mare: I used to surf quite extensively (up to 3 times/9 hours a day at times).
I trained with a personal trainer 3 times a week and while travelling, I used to do Kayla Itsines’ SWEAT program.
However, my thighs continued to be a problem despite exercising like a machine (in fact, I started measuring them and the more SWEAT I was doing, the bigger they became).
Then I started Reformer Pilates and noticed my thighs were starting to go down in size… However, those classes were quite EXPENSIVE and I couldn’t attend 6 days a week, which is what I had been doing in my first “unlimited” week as a new client when I started seeing results.
I also couldn
2. WHAT CONVINCED YOU TO TRY OUT MY PROGRAM?
@jeanne_mare: A lot of Rachael’s exercises seem to mimic movements I was doing on the reformer.
That coupled with the before and after pictures and having spoken to some of the girls who had had success and especially those who looked like they had my (Mesomorph) body type as well had me convinced to try it.
3. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED EXERCISING ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY TYPE BEFORE?
@jeanne_mare: I initially thought I was an Endomorph body type although I had no idea that was what it was called. I knew power walking could make a difference but I didn’t realise the extent until I committed to walking at least 6-7 days.
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4. WHAT WAS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PART OF OUR PROGRAM AND WHY?
@jeanne_mare: Walking. Walking and more walking! Being able to exercise my inner thigh areas (which are also prone to cellulite) without bulking up my quads was great.
5. WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF THE PROGRAM?
@jeanne_mare: It took me a couple of tries to get started for real but once I got serious, I started seeing results fast and that helped me stick to your Program!
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6. WHEN DID YOU FIRST START SEEING RESULTS?
@jeanne_mare: In the very first week. I measured my body parts including 3 points on my thighs, another one across my glutes and another point over my ‘back muffin top’. I also measured other areas such as my muffin top area, the skinniest part of my middle section, my breasts, my upper arms, my neck, and my wrists.
7. WHAT ARE YOUR FITNESS GOALS FOT THE FUTURE?
@jeanne_mare: I plan to continue the program – and I’m especially excited about starting with Rach’s full video series this time around. Hopefully, by the time I start Round 3, Rach will have an app where I can input all of my measurements, my food diary (which hopefully will calculate my macros and calories) – I love the idea of seeing my measurements decrease on an
8. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND 3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM TO YOUR FRIENDS?
@jeanne_mare: Absolutely. I’m about to start my second round and I recommend it ALL the time – and every friend that has tried it has loved it.
Thank you so much, Jeanne-Mare for sharing your story with my girls!
And if any of you lovelies have questions for Jeanne-Mare, feel free to ask her on Instagram: @jeanne_mare <3
I am 60 +years and have decided as an ex aerobics / gym trainer who followed Jane Fonda’s workouts (they got me hooked ) that your plan was the one to try ! I was right
After lockdown and although I will adjust slightly parts of the exercise programme
I LOVE and recommend it 💕
Nothing and no -one hAs inspired me since the very early 80s
So well done to Racheal
I am on board and staying there.!!!
Keep walking ladies ,eat well and look after yourselves
Thank you 😊 ❣️
I must say that we are truly beyond happy and proud to read this! :)
I will most certainly forward your kind words to Rachael since these kind of messages mean the world to her! :)
I hope that one day you will decide to share your progress pictures with us and if you ever do – please feel free to! :)
You can always contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help, concern resolved, or simply a talk! :)
This is also a place where you can send your before and after pictures if you finished the first 8 weeks so we can reward you with a refund for your hard work and dedication! :)
Hope to hear back from you! xx
I have a question regarding calories. I calculated my calories using the formulas Rachael provides. My Total Energy Expenditure equals 2363. When I subtract 500 calories to make a deficit it equals 1863. Will I be okay using the nutrition program that Rachael has tailored that is a daily calorie intake of 1685 calories?
Hi lovely <3
Out of curiosity - did you multiply your BMR with 1.55 or 1.725? Because Rachael's Program counts as a medium level activity (so 1.55) so if you counted it as heavy, you might need to redo your calculations :) In case your numbers are good, it's best to adapt the meal plan so that it aims more towards 1800 because 500 calorie deficit is enough. Of course, if you can pull off eating at a bigger calorie deficit and you wish to do so, you can do it since 1600 is in the "healthy zone" and you won't damage your metabolism, although it could be tough because it could leave you feeling hungry often and that might lead to binge eating.
If you have more questions, you can also write to email@example.com.
I’m just wondering is the program just the one ebook of 8 weeks worth of workouts, or is there 3 different books? Where I have read someone has completed their third round, is that the third round from the same ebook?
Rachael has 3 different versions of the Program, one for each body type :)
So there are 3 different ebooks but you’d only need to follow one (the one that is designed for your specific body type).
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!xx