Weight Loss

3 mums share their summer goals and best tips for body confidence

Summer is here and we are all about BODY CONFIDENCE.

So we asked three of our lovely mums to share their summer goals and top three tips for staying on track.

Kaitie, Julie and Lauren summer goal

Kaitie, Julie and Lauren share their summer goal and top 3 tips for staying motivated

Kaitie Purssell

Katie is a busy mum-of-two and after years of trying fad diets and only having short-term success she joined The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and lost over three stone between February and October.

For me, The Healthy Mummy taught me I didn’t have to miss out to lose weight. I could eat more than 1200 calories a day and get significant results,” she says.

Since joining The Healthy Mummy I have not only lost weight but I have gained my health, I have gained confidence and I am setting the best possible example for two young girls.”

“My summer goal is to tone up and build on my strength!”

Kaitie’s 3 tips for staying on track:

  1. Meal Prep and Snack Prep every chance you get. Preparation is key to success!
  2. Drink 2-3 litres of water a day. I find this much easier when I carry a water a bottle around with me.
  3. Move your body whenever you can.

Go for a walk with the kids, do 10 squats every chance you get or try out some exercises from The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Challenge App – Tabata is my favourite!

Julie Banham

When she joined The Healthy Mummy Julie weighed 19 stone and she says she tried to avoid being in any family photos.

I missed out on so much. Fast forward to now I’m 8.5 stone down and I’m a different person. I feel happy and confident,” she says.

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“I go to the gym five days a week and play indoor netball with my 23-year-old daughter. I can keep up with my 3 and 8-year-old girls and I love life!  

“I meal prep and love to make new recipes off the 28Day Challenge App each week. The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge keeps me on track.”

Julie-Banham

“My summer goal is to lose my last 11lbs, I also want to do some serious toning and try and work on building more muscle at the gym.

Julie’s 3 tips for staying on track are:

  1. Be organised. Have a clear plan for your week ahead. Meal and snack prep is so important to keep you on track
  2. Keep track of your daily calories as you eat them making sure that you don’t exceed your daily calories each day.
  3. Learn to love exercising. Try to incorporate exercise into 5 days a week and have two days rest.  

“Most importantly do this for yourself. Nobody else. Try to put yourself first for once because you’re worth it.”

Lauren Kolstad

Lauren first found The Healthy Mummy when her son was turning two.

“It was time to take control of my health. I had gained weight was the highest I’d ever weighed at over 17 stone. I lost four stone in around 10-months and maintained this until I got pregnant with my second child,” she says.

“I had healthy weight gain while pregnant, but during the first year of being a mum of two I turned back to old emotional eating habits and gained a fair bit of what I’d lost.”

Over the past 2.5 years since my daughter was born, I’ve slowly started chipping away and working my way back to a goal and I’ve now lost 1.5 stone.”

“My summer goal is to continue to work on my self-confidence and wear my swimmers at the beach with my kids knowing that I’m doing all I can to be a healthy and fit mamma.

Lauren-Kostad

Lauren’s 3 tips for staying on track are:

  1. Set lots of different goals – when you have more than one thing to aim for, it helps keep you motivated and on track. Mine are both fitness and weight loss/size related.
  2. Write out your plan of attack for the week. Think about the little steps you need to reach your goal.
  3. Don’t worry about the 3 stone you have to lose – focus on the first 7 lbs (or other non-scale goals). You have to lose 7lbs first before you lose 3 stone.
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