1) to feel stronger, fitter and be happy with how I look, and
2) to be a good example for my kids on eating healthy and staying active
My goal is to lose another 13 pounds and be more toned.
My 3 tips on getting started are:
Ease into it slowly. Too much too soon can be a bit overwhelming. Small steps in the right direction can go a long way.
Take pictures! I really didn’t want to take my before photo because I didn’t like what I saw at all, but I’m so glad I did now. Every time I get discouraged or have a bad day, I look at my before photo to remind myself of how far I’ve come and find motivation to keep going.
Use the support available on The Healthy Mummy Facebook group. The ladies on it have a lot of love to give and tips to share. At times when I wanted to give up I found their support and encouragement invaluable.”
Amy Stokes Cooper
“Hi everyone! I’m Amy, I’m 38 and I live in Derbyshire with my hubby and two beautiful girls who are 7 and 4.
I joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in May 2018 after a couple of years of trying Slimming World on my own (I’d had success with it in the past) but realising that lots of healthy food I love is actually pretty much off limits there.
Also, having taken up a new practice nurse role at the beginning of this year, I found that being overweight but trying to advise patients on weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and carbs was embarrassing!
I started trying to fit more walking into my days (I love walking) and started a few of the exercises and recipes from the website.
I have completely overhauled how I eat and get to enjoy things like avocados and nuts again, which makes me feel healthier and happy!