Twenty questions and answers with Leanne Moore
So today I’ve decided to do a Q&A style post after welcoming so many new followers in the past few weeks (thank you!!) I’ve chosen 20 of the questions I was asked and popped them into this little post!
1: Where do you live?
I live in Dublin but I am from Limerick so I travel home to see my family as often as I can.
2: What age are you?
I’m 32, I’ll be 33 this year in July.
3: What are your views on protein powder for women?
I think protein powders are a very convenient way of topping up your protein intake day to day. Supplementary proteins – powders, bars etc – are not entirely “real food” but they are not a bad option when trying to increase your protein. My main advice here is to try use as much “real food” as you can but I would certainly use supplementary proteins with one meal or snack every day. Namely because it’s so hard to hit a sufficient protein intake with just animal and plant sources alone. Here’s a whole blogpost I wrote in the past CLICK HERE.
4: What are the best protein powders – low on carbs and sugars?
Most brands have low carb/sugar varieties now. I like My Protein’s own brand and Optimum Nutrition.
5: How long would it take the average person to lose a dress size?
This is a tricky question to answer. Basically because what in weight equals a dress size? Every person will be different but depending on a persons bodyweight and what weight they have to lose I would say a drop of no more then 2lbs per week is optimal. I can honestly tell you thought hat if you gave it a solid 6 weeks of hard work and good food – you would make a MASSIVE difference to your body shape and to how you feel on the inside.
6: How are your teeth so white?
I had my teeth whitened about 4 years ago but they aren’t nearly as white now. I am actually going to get them done in a few weeks time again. I drink a lot of coffee and I love a glass of red wine so it’s badly needed!
7: Do you wash your hair everyday?
I try not to. I always have a can of dry shampoo in my gym bag! I definitely wash it every second day though!
8: What PT courses would you recommend?
I done my PT training with Elite – and so that is the only one I can recommend. I loved the training though. And the tutors were amazing.
9: How long are you with Dave?
Dave and I are going out three and a half years!
10: What type of dog is Toby and what age is he?
Toby is a cavachon, so half a Bichon Frise and half a King Charles. He is almost three.
11: Whats your favourite snack?
I love the dark blue fulfil bars! They taste like after eights. I also love hummus on corncakes and some garlic olives for good measure! Fruit bowls are a favourite of mine too! Berries and greek yogurt with some granola on top!
12: What jobs have you had in the past?
My first job was in Spar in Corbally at home in Limerick. I then worked in Supervalu in Corbally all while in school and college (Mary Immaculate College Limerick). After college I worked in Poppins Pre School while I saved for money for my H.Dip to become a secondary teacher. I never actually went on to do that though. Instead I completed a Higher Diploma in Journalism and Broadcast Media. My first job after that was with The Irish News of the World. I was an Entertainment journalist and columnist there till it’s last publication. I then went freelance as a journalist and presenter and worked for:
The Sunday Times
The Irish Sun
The Evening Herald
TV3’s Ireland AM
The Limerick Chronicle
I have also worked as a singer ( after winning RTE’s Your A Star in 2008). In the line of entertainment I’ve done loads of bits and pieces.
2008 – played Cinderella at The Gaiety Theatre Panto
2009 – played Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk at The Gaiety Theatre panto
2011 – Backing singer for Jedward at The Eurovision Song Contest (Dusseldorf)
2012 – Backing singer for Jedward at The Eurovision Song Contest (Azerbaijan), Cinderella in the UCH Panto
2013 – Backing singer for Ryan Dolan at The Eurovision Song Contest, Jasmine in Aladdin in the UCH Panto, Sandy in Grease at Cork Opera House
2014 – Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk at the UCH Panto
2015 – Sleeping Beauty in the UCH Panto
2016 – Belle in Beauty and the Beast in the UCH Panto
In terms of the journalism and media work – in 2014 I decided to change my career to become a Personal Trainer. The best decision – for me – I have ever made. I started my social media pages and website/blog last year (properly) and they have helped me to share my fitness and food ideas.
13: What’s your favourite cheat meal?
Apache pizza with chicken, pepperoni and sweetcorn and piles of garlic dip. Maybe some Ben and Jerry’s afterwards!
14: Do you own your house?
Nope we live in an apartment and are just renting right now. I’ve one big goal I need to reach before I can think about owning our own house – but I am very nearly there!
15: What’s your favourite exercise?
There are two exercises I try to NEVER leave out of my training program. Hip Thrusts and Deadlifts. They are game changers for glutes and abs.
16: How do you train?
I usually aim for 4 weights sessions with a Finisher (a short HIIT workout) after each one plus I teach a spin class every Saturday at 10am in Go Gym so that’s a good cardio workout. I always pop up Finisher ideas on my Instagram so make sure you are following. My weights sessions vary from program to program to concentrate on the new goals I set. Right now I am doing:
Chest and Back
Arms and Shoulders
17: Do you recommend pilates or yoga?
Whilst I’m not qualified in either I would recommend both if you can absolutely! They are so good for the body and the mind. When I was suffering badly with anxiety I find yoga and mindfulness excellent for helping. Pilates is fantastic for stretching the body out too and helping work on core strength.
18: Who are your favourite snap chatters?
I love so many – but my top four are:
Siobhan O’Hagan – @Siobhsies
Ellen Kavanagh – @Waxspertsellen
James Butler – @JamesPatrice
Sinead O’Brien – @Sineadstyle
19: What do you do to chill or relax?
I love to unwind at the weekend with a glass of red wine and something good on the telly. I know I’m a bore! Dave an I love Celebrity Big Brother and I love The Voice Uk or any TV talent show like that! I’ve also tried to read for 30 minutes a day. I’ve taken to listening to audio books in the car as I drive to and from work – and that counts as more than 30 minutes so that’s great. I absolutely LOVE going out for dinner and a glass of wine too but that isn’t every weekend. I used to be very good at going to yoga once a week. I’ve let that slip since before Panto last year so I need to get back on that now too.
20: What is your career goal?
To be a girl boss. Watch this space 😉
Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better! Follow me on snapchat: Leanneacmoore for more day-to-day.