After topping 16.8st on the scales and feeling depressed and insecure, Mum of two Melissa Timmer took back control of her health and life with The Healthy Mummy and lost 5.8st in 18 months. Three years on, her confidence is beaming from her inside and out.
“I didn’t want a quick fix – I wanted a long-lasting solution to be a better me”
Having built up her own self-confidence Melissa is now passionate about empowering other mums to achieve their weight and health goals and regain their confidence too. Melissa is starring in the brand new ‘Real Mum’s’ Workouts where she hopes to inspire other mums to get smash their fitness and health goals.
See more about the Real Mums Workouts and Melissa’s Weight Loss Story below
Melissa’s Incredible Weight Loss Journey
Melissa admits that she had been on a roller coaster ride with her weight for pretty much her whole life.
She says, “After I had my son I gained 3.1st and went on a stupid diet and lost it all, but only to gain 6.3st back 2 years later”
Following the birth of her daughter, she was officially at her heaviest and was at an all-time low both physically and mentally.
Melissa shares, “I was feeling very very depressed and had absolutely no confidence in the way I felt or looked. I started at 16.8st feeling very very depressed and had absolutely no confidence in the way I felt or looked. I knew I needed to do something the right and healthy way”.
Luckily for Melissa, she found The Healthy Mummy and began by her journey by ordering a Healthy Mummy Smoothie tub and upping her exercise. A few months later she joined the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. The program helped her take back control and within 18 months, she had lost a whopping 5.8st and has been maintaining her weight for three years.
“Unexpected Side Effect”
Melissa also used to suffer shocking eczema but since using the Healthy Mummy smoothies and changing her lifestyle her eczema all but disappeared.
“I had severe eczema where my skin would bleed and it would be painful to exercise or even shower. It has all completely disappeared and I put it down to the smoothies. I think they balance out my body and give it what it needs to fully recover. My skin is just glowing every day, I always get so many compliments.”
Finding a Love of Exercise
One of the biggest impacts on Melissa’s life has been developing a love of exercise and fitness. She still regularly works out and now focuses on strengthening her muscles and toning her body.
“When I was looking to shred I would always change up my routine. Lots of high-intensity workouts, like HIIT, BOXING, SPRINTING definitely got the kg’s off me. And adding weight sessions in between really toned and got me feeling a lot stronger.”
Even Melissa’s partner adopted the Healthy Mummy lifestyle and went on to lose 2st in 10 weeks and has just been maintaining that ever since.
Melissa says, “Now that we train together and are on the same page it’s bought us so much closer because we have something that we both love and can talk about.”
“Our combined weight loss over 7.9st gone. Thanks to The Healthy Mummy for giving us the knowledge and the support.”
“We live and breathe a healthy lifestyle.”
Even though Melissa’s weight fluctuates up and down a little she says “I couldn’t care less because this journey is about being happy and if you feel happy in your skin, no matter how much you weigh or what size you are, that’s all that matters.
“We are all different and beautiful so don’t be stuck on what scales say all the time”.
Advanced Weight Workouts with Melissa
Mel and our fabulous Healthy Mummy Fitness Trainer Wendy are doing advanced workouts for mums who are at an intermediate to advanced fitness level and have been working out for a year or so and are confident with technique. These workouts are challenging, but are guaranteed to get RESULTS in less time.
Using heavier dumbells/weights, these are full-body workouts focussing on each muscle group to burn calories faster and more efficiently.
Wendy says, “The goal of these workouts is to make you strong, build and tone muscles and push your body to make positive changes. You’ll get shaped and toned and create lean muscle with burns more calories in less time – even when you sleep.”
Melissa is committed to her exercise regime and has a great tip for mums who may have lost their motivation to exercise.
She says, “Don’t give up. It could be that you haven’t found your groove, remember exercise can be so many things, swimming, karate, walking, pole dancing, a sport like soccer, netball etc try something new, you may just surprise yourself.”
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