Before Dusty lost 7.2st, she reveals she wasn’t able to keep up with her kids. She struggled running around with them, playing at the park together and getting into the pool.
Then she came across The Healthy Mummy Facebook group and witnessed the health journeys being undertaken by mothers just like her.
After seeing the amazing results, she decided to jump straight in. She’s now lost 7.2st. and 55 inches!
After experiencing a terrible car accident, Dusty had a choice. She could fall off the wellness wagon or throw everything she had left into her weight loss journey. She chose the latter and threw all her energy into The Healthy Mummy community.
“I know I’m not alone and that we are all fighting our own battles and thanks to The Healthy Mummy, I have the right tools to be able to control one thing in my life” she says.
Dusty’s goal weight is to reach 11.8st, however, her biggest goal is to love herself.
“I have been overweight my whole life, and been bullied as a child and a teen by fellow students and with my family having mental health problems, loving myself has always seemed impossible,” she reveals.
Meal prepping snacks mainly saves Dusty buying junk and reaching for naughty foods and saves her a bit of money too.
Dusty says, “Selecting recipes is so easy, I’m in love with the app. I usually try and aim for recipes based around the same main ingredients which makes thing easier too!
“I try and prep enough snacks for just over a week incase I don’t feel like cooking the first few days of the next week.”
A great hit with the family, Dusty says, “My kids and partner love love LOVE everything I cook and will complain if I did try to bring junk to the dinner table.
“My children love doing the Challenge exercises with me and it’s part of our morning and afternoon routines.” A far cry from not even being able to run around with them at the park!
Finding a rhythm
Routine, this is what Dusty thinks is the key to staying motivated.
“Get yourself into a routine of some small changes. Keep it simple, don’t overwhelm yourself, you’re only human,” she says.
Always feeling better after a walk, Dusty makes sure she goes walking everyday! There’s nothing better for the soul than some fresh air.
When the going gets tough, Dusty likes to go back and compare her before photos or check her measurements and see just how far she has come.
Dusty says, “All the mamas on The Healthy Mummy support pages are there when you need them.”
Find your support and motivation through the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge with so many other mums going through the same emotions as you! Support each other and celebrate your results together.
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