Do you think the mums following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge who share their stories on our Facebook page have it all together? That they follow the meal plans 100% of the time? Well these real mums are here to say..um…NOOOOO…they’re not perfect!
They slip up sometimes, they have bad weeks where they go off plan and skip their workouts. But the key is consistency. They don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week (or month). They acknowledge that they are human, dust themselves off, and get back on track from the next meal or snack.
That’s the beauty of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Every meal is a chance to start over. Everything you eat is an opportunity to nourish yourself with healthy food in order to reach your weight loss goals.
These 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge mums share their stories in the hope that they can help give your motivation a boost when you have a tough day or week.
Sarah Ireland is using her knowledge to get back on track
Sarah (pictured above) says, “This week was a flop with food but one thing I’ve learnt is to be consistent. So yes I have eaten too much but I have done a workout everyday and that’s a step towards my goals of been a stronger and healthier mum for my kids.
I’m using the weekend to regain my focus and get myself back on plan (and I’m keeping out of the kids snacks!).
Tracey Bentley is down 4 dress sizes in 9 months
Tracey says, “The pic on the left was taken about 9 months ago, the one on the right was taken yesterday.
What’s the difference after 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge? Well nearly 3 stone gone forever and I’m down 4-5 dress sizes.
I’m now not buying clothes that I have to squeeze myself into but buying clothes because I like how they make me feel. Thank you Healthy Mummy.”
Charlie Johnson feels the best she has in a long time
Charlie says, “My husband bought me a new coat and I love it! It’s a size smaller than my old one and what a difference it makes!
I was actually really hating my old one because it made me feel twice my size. Judging by the picture it definitely wasn’t doing me any favours.
I seriously love my new one – smaller, brighter – all the things I am from my Healthy Mummy journey!
Right now I feel the best I have in a long time. I’ve found my exercise mojo again and I’m really feeling the benefits. I’ve got more energy, I feel stronger and more confident, all thanks to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
I want to shout it from the rooftops – THANK YOU HEALTHY MUMMY FOR HELPING ME BE THE BEST ME I CAN BE!!”
Sar McGowan doesn’t shy away from photos anymore
Sar says, “Well, I am on the eve of my birthday and looking back through my photos of last year, I couldn’t find one picture of me on my birthday…not one!
That makes me feel so sad, no record of me blowing the candles out on my cake my hubby bought me with my kids helping me, no pics of the laughter we shared when my little dude helped me open the presents, no pics of the extra big birthday cuddles from my daughter! Nothing…. it is like I did everything in my power to not exist!
The before picture below was one taken at my mum’s birthday lunch 15 months ago. It was the first time in ages my mum, sister, aunt and myself were in the same place at the same time so we took a photo – it was one that made me cry at the realisation at how far I had fallen, how depressed and ashamed I was, how broken physically and mentally I felt.
I knew something needed to change but I didn’t know how until…the Healthy Mummy found me 10 months ago, and I haven’t looked back since.
Since my first 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge nine months ago, I have lost 2.5st, 3 dress sizes and over 20 inches!
The mental changes have been more profound for me though.
- I now have a healthy relationship with food for the first time in my life
- I enjoy cooking healthy food for me and my family again
- I have self respect
- I feel that I am worth it
- I have more confidence than I ever thought possible
- I have found my true smile again for the first time in years
- In short, I have found me!
These positive changes to mind and attitude in turn have helped me to become a better mum for my children, a better wife, daughter and friend and for the first time I accept me for me.
It is overwhelming to me that I am becoming the mum I always wanted to be, the one my kids deserve who joins in and has fun instead of hiding on the sidelines, ashamed to be seen.
I have good days and bad days but nothing wavers the determination I have to reach my end goals, no matter how long it may take with injury, illness and life in general thrown into the mix.
When I look at my photo taken today I can smile with acceptance and I can see the changes in my body already, as well as seeing the areas I still want to work on, with pride and excitement for what the future holds. I am no longer afraid to be me!
You have helped to save this mummy from herself and make me a better me – I am eternally grateful for finding you all and for everything you have done for me.
If I can do this, I know you can too. We are all amazing! We are all strong! We’ve all got this!”
Katie Elizabeth Kirkham is ready to crank up her results
Katie says, “So you may of heard me saying I’ve had a bad week, well I decided to look through old photos to remind myself how far I’ve come.
I’ve realised one bad week doesn’t mean that’s it game over or that I’m going to put all the weight back on, all it means is it’s time to refocus, set some new aims and goals and start over.
Looking at the two photos I can see that I’m smaller, (3.5st down) I’m more confident and I actually look happier!
This has really cheered me up and I know I’m not failing I’m just stalling, I can crank it up a gear and continue on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.”
Are you ready to kick-start your weight loss?
Want to shift your baby weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.
Our Challenge entails:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.
To find out more about joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for £1 click here.