What if I told you that living a healthy lifestyle could become something you crave rather than a chore? That’s exactly what happened to the 27 women who tested the eight-week exercise and nutrition program in my new book Love Your Lower Body.
This month’s book club pick celebrates the standout test panelists who transformed their bodies and lives in just two months with a consistent barre3 practice and a whole-foods-based diet. These women made Love Your Lower Body come alive for me. They helped me work out the kinks in the workouts, perfect the recipes, and create a healthy whole-body program that really works, and for that I am truly grateful. Read on to see what these inspiring women had to say about their experiences as a Love Your Lower Body tester.
“The movements reshaped my muscles in ways that no trainer or cardio ever has. For the first time in decades, I have room in the thighs of my jeans. I was able to fit into the dress I wore to my dad’s wedding back in 2000 — and it was even big on me in the hips, waist, and thighs! This program has given me the body I used to struggle so hard for. I love the energy I have and the way I can make the workouts and food work for me. I have gotten so many compliments on how I look.” – Christina Post (lost 15.2 pounds and 12 inches)
“I lost almost 4 inches around my waist and got more toned in my arms, back, shoulders, and legs. How can I not be overjoyed about that? I feel great and confident in my clothes, and I look so much stronger and taller. But my biggest “win” was a shift to being concerned with getting my exercise in and eating well rather than being supremely focused on my weight and size. There was no unhealthy focus on the scale, just a real concentration on creating healthy habits, which is a far more peaceful way to go through life. This program helped me understand that you can love your lower body even when it’s not perfect, that you can love how much stronger it is getting.” – Frayne Masters (lost 11.5 pounds and 3.5 inches)
“When I do my 10-minute workouts, I’m not dripping in sweat, but it’s strengthening the places I need and doing wonders for my stress management. When I start to move, that tightness in my chest literally disappears. I recently got back from a short family vacation, and I’ve had some dinners out and a glass of wine here or there, but I don’t enjoy it as much. I think my taste buds have changed, for the better.” – Jessica Klein (lost 4 pounds and 10 inches)
“These days I’m happy, healthy, and full of energy. I wake up early in the morning to work out and really enjoy it. I still have a ways to go, but I know I can keep this going. As I make choices about my future, I am doing so with a clearer focus and greater feelings of peace because of the balance this program has brought to my life. I have gained physical and mental strength over the past few months, and I have the Love Your Lower Body program to thank for that.” – Erin Dineen (lost 15 pounds and 11.25 inches)
Feeling inspired? If you enjoyed these success stories, you’re going to love the others in my book. You are also going to love the tools I give you to deepen your barre3 practice and body wisdom, and dare I say…love your own lower body! Get your copy here, and learn more about the real women who tested the program and their strategies for thriving and sticking with healthier habits long term.
I wish I could invite you all over to my house to discuss Love Your Lower Body, but our book club wouldn’t fit in my living room! Since face-to-face time isn’t doable, we’ll make the most of the time we spend together on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram instead. Let me how you like the book in your comments below.