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!
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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.
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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. :)
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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!
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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. :)
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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
I am a little younger and in my teens and was wondering if I could start the program because I already workout and think I can handle it. Thanks.
Thank you for reaching out! :)
I don’t recommend my Program for anyone under the age of 18. Your body is still going through a lot of transformations so if you want to lose weight, it’s best you talk to your parents so they can get you an appointment with a specialist. A nutritionist can advise you on your nutrition and workouts so that you can achieve the results you wish in a healthy way that suits your age.
Wishing you the best of luck! xx
I would like to start your program. However, i do not know which one to choose. Should i go for the 3 steps to lean legs or should i start with the workout videos since I’m assuming it will be easier to follow.. Please advise. Thank you.
I suggest that you send an email to email@example.com and we will gladly explain the difference between Rachael’s products and help you decide.
We will also help with any potential questions or concerns that you may have! :) xx
Hi Rachael, I noticed that the program specifically targets the legs. However, my other problem are is my tummy. How effective is your program in targeting the core? Thanks.
Rachael’s Program engages your whole body, not only your legs, and you will definitely see the overall results! :) xx
I don’t know my body type yet
In order to find out your body type, you can take Rachael’s totally free 2 minute Body Type Quiz.
If you are still not sure about your results, you can feel free to send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org while dressed in some fitness clothes (e.g. leggings, a top.. ) so I can tell your figure easily and I’ll gladly let you know what your body type is.
Don’t worry, they won’t leave that email thread. :)
Hi, Rachael! I was wondering if your Lean Legs Program is also for ectomorphs? And are all ectomorphs tall?
Yes, Rachael’s program is for Ectomorphs too :) And no, not all Ectomorphs are tall but if you’re not sure about your body type, you can always send us a picture via email (email@example.com) and we’ll be able to determine your body type xx
I would really like to start the program but I’m in quarantine and cannot go outside to walk and run. I also cannot go to the gym to have access to a treadmill. Will walking indoor and jogging in place have similar benefits? I have a fitness tracker to make sure that my heart rate would be in the correct zone for the exercise.
Thanks for reaching out!
If you cannot go outside you can get Rachael’s program now and follow the resistance training workouts and her meal plan as it is.
And as for the walking an running, you can replace them with these videos Rachael posted here.
Then after the quarantine is lifted you can get back to walking and running outside :)
Let me know if you have any other questions! xx