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In this episode, I interview Sara, who read Thinner Leaner Stronger and used what she learned to go from obese (with a BMI of 32) to ripped at 18% body fat, while getting significantly stronger in the process.

Before finding TLS, Sara was 190 pounds and a size 16 after having 4 kids, and was at her heaviest. She wanted to get in shape, but didn’t know the best way to go about it. 

She started to learn about calories and tracking her food intake through Noom, and the weight started to come off. Once a friend introduced her to TLS, though, she deepened her understanding of nutrition and most importantly, started to learn how to train.

She stopped doing heaps of cardio, learned about progressive overload, and actually started to gain muscle and improve her body composition.

Now she’s 135 pounds at 18% body fat, and significantly stronger than before with visible abs for the first time in her life.

In this interview, Sara and I chat about her story, and the obstacles she navigated along the way, including how she changed her training and learned proper form, dealing with gym intimidation, why she reduced her cardio, what she’s working toward now, and more.

So if you’re looking for a jolt of inspiration and like motivational stories, definitely listen to this episode.

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5:19 – Where were you before you found me and my work?

9:06 – What were some of those behavioral changes that you experienced with NuMe?

15:15 – How did it go at the beginning of the program?

19:09 – How was your first few months in the gym?

35:43 – Were there any unforeseen obstacles that I didn’t mention in the book?

41:14 – Where do you want to go from here?

Mentioned on the show: 

Bigger Leaner Stronger 

Thinner Leaner Stronger

Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!