At the Healthy Mummy, we believe that one of the best things about losing weight is discovering the inner confidence you never knew you had.
We decided to invite seven mums to our BIG photoshoot to celebrate their AMAZING weight loss and new found body confidence!
These incredible mamas have lost a combined total of over 47 stone by following our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and these snaps show just how happy, healthy and confident they all are feeling while rocking their figures in black underwear! Wow, don’t they look FABULOUS?!
1. Cicily Goodwin
Cicily, 23, who is a mum-of-two, has lost an INCREDIBLE 8.5st in just 18 months and is no longer the depressed and anxious woman she was before, thanks to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
“I finally feel like I get to be me and who I’ve always wanted to be but I’ve always hidden,” she says.
“I felt like I couldn’t do normal things like wear shorts and stuff like that, so I feel like I’ve opened up a whole new world, this is who I am meant to be and everything seems so much easier and better.”
2. Nicola Oates
Mum, Nicola’s Healthy Mummy journey began on Christmas Day 2016 after looking at herself in a family photo. She was so unhappy with what she saw, so she cropped herself out of the picture.
Since starting the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in January 2017, she has lost 7.3st, woohoo!
“I’m now really proud of that first photo because we did the same photo for Christmas just gone and I posted the two side by side and now I feel like a completely different person,” she says.
“I have a different perspective of myself and of my health and I value my health so much more now than obviously I did back then.”
3. Stacey Chisholm
Stacey joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge back in November 2014 and has lost an AWESOME 6.4st. In fact, she is now training to be a personal trainer! Since she started her Healthy Mummy journey, her confidence has changed so much.
“I used to wear long sleeved T-shirts and jumpers in summer because I hated showing my arms off. But I can wear shorts now, I never used to wear them until I was 18, I even take selfies as well!”
4. Sascha Farley
Mum-of-two Sascha, 27, had tried numerous restrictive, calorie-counting diets before joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge four weeks after having her second baby. She says she used to be self conscious but that changed after she lost over 4.10st.
“I always hated my legs, always hated my lower body and never appreciated my body for what it could do, it was always what it looked like.”
Sascha was so excited to be a part of our photoshoot that celebrated mums of all shapes and sizes!
“I think to be able to embrace my body in a way that I can’t do every day, to be with a bunch of women who are all empowered and have gained the knowledge and happiness and celebrate that together in our own skin is really really cool,” she says.
“To be in underwear and show our skin and our marks, I think that’s really powerful, especially in this day and age of social media.”
5. Nikki Myles
Nikki has lost 4.10st since November 2016 and says that before she joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she never would have applied for a competition like this, but just look at this stunning mum brimming with confidence now!
“Because I’ve lost 4.10st, I have an excessive amount of loose skin and that’s what I’m conscious of, it’s not my body it’s the fact I have excess skin and that I’ve had twins so my body has stretched,” she says.
“But this photoshoot shows people you don’t have to be afraid of what looks back at you in the mirror.”
6. Mel Hyland
Mel, 27, started the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in November 2015, the day after she left her husband, posing in her underwear for a photoshoot certainly wouldn’t have been something she would’ve considered!
“I was over 21 stone so this sort of thing would never have crossed my mind. Even when I was younger and I was quite thin, it would have been completely out of my comfort zone.”
But after the weight dropped, her confidence skyrocketed and she’s now lost an AMAZING 7.3st!
“I know I’m still larger but my aim is for curves and tone instead of a thin figure, I want to be healthy for my body shape and that’s always been my goal.”
7. Amy Atkinson
Mum-of-four Amy, 28, has lost an UNBELIEVABLE 8.11st since jumping on board with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and is loving her newfound energy and confidence.
“It’s quite exciting. I would’ve never thought I was going to do this, I didn’t have confidence before and now I obviously do because I’m here doing this,” she says.
“I struggle to come up with the words to describe how much better my life is now. I’m able to be a mum now that I’ve lost all the weight, it’s not only benefitted me but it’s benefitted my four children, and they know that I’m different, they look back at old photos of me and they don’t even recognise me.”
Congratulations ladies, you all look FANTASTIC!
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.