Rochelle is Red E’s little weapon! She’s tiny but she is SO strong!! Rochelle started in 2015 absolutely determined to hit some serious goals for the year, and after a rocky start with illness and injuries she is firing on all cylinders! As well as her physical changes, Rochelle has come a long way psychologically too – by trusting herself (and her trainers) that she CAN do it! Well done Rochelle, you are a machine, and there’s big things to continue coming from you!! Great job!!
What was your motivation to start training with us here at Red E?
It was a long time coming, I think. I had been paying for a gym membership that I hadn’t used for the better part of a year – partly from being anxious about working out around all the ‘fit’ people, and because the longer I left it, the harder it was to go back. Not only that, but I was getting sick of seeing pictures of women who I aspired to look like, and I wasn’t really sure if the work I had been doing in the gym was correct anyway. I knew a trainers who worked at Red E, so when I finally put aside all my excuses and decided to do something about changing my life, Red E was the obvious choice.
What were your goals?
My main goal was to develop a fair bit of visible, defined muscle, but I wanted all the internal benefits as well – having more energy, being less stressed, feeling more confident, etc.
How have you gone with your goals? What achievements have you made?
I think I’m going well considering I’ve had a rocky start – I was sick, which set my training back a few weeks, and then I got in a car accident which set it back even further. So I’ve only really been back consistently since May, and in that time I’ve gone from struggling to do 20kg squats/deadlifts/leg press, to pumping out PBs such as 200kg leg press, 60kg deadlift, and 80kg squats. I’ve improved technique with various exercises, started doing (and even liking) cardio, and my next goal is to be able to do unassisted pullups.
What benefits do you feel?
I’m less stressed, more aware of the kind of foods I’m eating, I sleep better and wake up both earlier and easier, and I’m starting to notice some muscle definition happening, which is doing wonders for my confidence.
What did you do to achieve your results?
I started training three days a week, and moved to four days a week as of the end of May. I was a bit hesitant about how my body would recover, but it’s actually improved my results significantly. I try to eat as cleanly as possible, without being so restrictive as to begrudge it, and I’ve been experimenting with meal prep to try to find the perfect mix to prevent me from getting bored, under eating, or turning to less than ideal foods.
What permanent lifestyle changes have you made?
Really all I did aside from training was try to improve my nutrition a little more each day/week. I stopped drinking in 2012, and water has always been my go-to drink, so there wasn’t really much else I needed to change I guess.
Fave “clean” food: Breakfast! Scrambled or poached eggs with mushroom, avocado and spinach on rye.
Fave ‘not so clean’ food: Hot chips, and coffee.
Fave exercise: Squats are my all-time fave, but I’m loving deadlifts and pull-ups at the moment.
Most “Dreaded” exercise: Lunges, or cardio.
Favourite Quote? “Change nothing and nothing changes.”
Advice for others starting out…
Be committed, be motivated, be patient, and just get it done.
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