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 30 y/o Lorna from Scotland. 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 AND WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE IT?
LORNA: I was training for my beach honeymoon so I was already on a structured diet plan and I was doing a lot of HIIT circuits, spin classes and yoga/Pilates classes. But then I found your program through a friend who was just starting her 2nd round. And since she looks great I thought why not give it a go!
2. MY PROGRAM IS AS YOU KNOW BODY TYPE SPECIFIC. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED EXERCISING ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY TYPE BEFORE?
LORNA: I’d never even heard of the 3 female body types so it was all new to me but I love learning new techniques for exercising. So I messaged you to double-check my body type and you quickly responded to my message confirming that I’m a Mesomorph body type.
4. WHAT WAS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE PART OF MY PROGRAM AND WHY?
LORNA: I really enjoyed resistance training with ankle weights! I think the burn in the bum is a great indicator it’s working.
I also loved power walking with my dog, Rocco. Both of us benefited from this and I feel like getting up before work to do this set me up for the rest of my day!
I also enjoyed doing the circuit training on my lunch breaks. :)
5. WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF THE PROGRAM?
LORNA: Since there’s a lot of walking in your Program, getting outside while it’s raining was sometimes a bit tricky. When the weather was really bad when we were out walking, I always had my honeymoon in the back of my head and that helped!
Also, seeing the changes in my body help me power through the rain and got the walks done.
And when the weather gets VERY cold and snowy in Scotland I will opt for treadmill power walks. I will just pop my AirPods in and watch an episode of something on Netflix!
6. WHEN DID YOU FIRST START SEEING RESULTS?
LORNA: I took before and after pictures, so this really helped me see a difference quickly along with exercising twice a day.
I haven’t tried Rachael’s meal plan yet as I had one in place already. And then after the honeymoon I found out I was pregnant. (Congratulations, hun! <3)
I think the power walks really helped me. Also, laying off spin classes and heavy leg exercises like box jumps and burpees. That’s what I used to do and I really thought that type of high-intensity training would help me burn fat and slim down my legs rather than bulk them up!
I was really happy with my results when comparing my pictures from week 1 and 5, I was much more defined and felt good really good about myself on my honeymoon. :)
7. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER YOU FINISH THE PROGRAM?
LORNA: My experience with the Program has been a bit disjointed as I said above. I have done the first 5 weeks then found out I was pregnant :)
After returning from my honeymoon I restarted the Program but without the runs, as I felt it was too much for with my forever growing boobs it’s been quite sore to run!
I have had to alter some of the ab exercises and handstands etc. because of my pregnancy.
So I look forward to having a proper run through the Program after pregnancy and healing. :)
8. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND 3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM TO YOUR FRIENDS?
LORNA: Yes! I have already recommended it to friends and family and my friend who is also pregnant has just started and she is loving it so far <3
It’s the only type of exercising that’s really concentrated on legs which have always been my main problem area.
9. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR THE GIRLS WHO ARE ABOUT TO START THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY WITH MY PROGRAM?
LORNA: My advice would be to take before pictures and retake them every 4 weeks. Stay away from the scales and just concentrate on the small changes in the monthly pictures.
Really try and get those power walks in as I feel like this made a MASSIVE difference to my legs.
Diet is always going to play a huge part in weight loss so if you have a goal date in mind, really try and stick to your diet 6 days a week and allow yourself a treat 1 day a week. This will help you avoid overeating :)
Try doing the walks with a friend or dog as it makes the walks a bit more fun and I always feel safer when I have company.
Love Rachael xx
Thank you so much, Lorna for chatting with me! Best of luck with your pregnancy and I can’t wait to see your results after the second round on my Program <3