Meet the empowering mums who bared all to encourage fellow mamas!
Led by Kaitie Purssell, these mums had a few days to decide what they would write on their chalkboards that summed up how much they had changed, see what they said below.
Kaitie Purssell has lost 3.4st
27 year-old mother of two Kaitie says,“Being a part of this was beyond anything I have ever done before, it was raw, it was emotional and it was beyond powerful. Self love and self acceptance is hugely important to me as it is something I have always struggled with until recently.
“Women are so hard on themselves and especially as mums we tend to put ourselves last. It shouldn’t be the case.
It’s ok to have stretch marks, saggy bits and imperfections. Our bodies have been through a lot. The thing to remember is you matter and your health matters physically and mentally- so take care of YOURSELF mumma, you’re doing a good job.”
Kristie Wood has lost 2 stone
30 year-old Kristie says, “I used to hide behind closed curtains. I was scared, ashamed and wished I wasn’t me. I’m fighting the fear. I’m building my confidence. I AM BEAUTIFUL!”
Julie Banham has lost 1.10st
Julie is 45 years-old and says, “I was never in family photos. I’m strong. I’m confident. I’m in control.”
Kimberly Felton has lost 1.1st
29 year-old Kimberly says, “I hated my body and suffered from postnatal depression. I’m stronger mentally and physically than ever before.”
Jane Santone has lost 1.3st
Mum Jane who is 31 says, “Saggy. Rolls. Stretch marks. Scar. My goal is to fall in love with everything I am.”
Khloe Babic has lost 1.12st
31 year-old Khloe used to say, “I am disgusting, I am fat, I am unworthy, I hate my body.” But now she says, “I am strong, I am beautiful. I AM ENOUGH. I accept myself.”
Melinda Fitzgerald has lost 3.6st
Melinda, aged 41 says, “Embarrassed, I lived in denial of my weight and health for so long…Proud of what I have achieved! Have faith I will reach my goals!”
Bec Heatherill has lost 5 pounds
Bec, a 33 year-old mum says, “Years of bullying distorted my self-view, all I saw was a flawed reflection. Being me is my superpower. I WILL SURVIVE.”
Rebecca Wells has lost 2.5st
Mum Rebecca, aged 37, says, “‘You have a pretty face.’ ‘What about the rest of you?’ ‘You’re fat, you aren’t pretty.’ ‘Who would love you?’ POSITIVE. Love is perfect. I don’t need to be perfect to be loved.”
Nicole Breeze has lost 3.8st
26 year-old Nicole used to say, “I am weak…food is my comfort. But now, this mama says, “I am a warrior for my kids. I WILL FIGHT!”
Kristy Carlyle has lost 1.12st
Kristy is 36 and used to say, “I’m self conscious, I need slimmer thighs, I need a flatter stomach.” But now, “I am strong. I am fit and healthy. I AM ENOUGH.”
Susan Bell has lost 2.5st
30 year-old Susan says, “Before kids, my eating disorder ruled my life! I redefined myself. Now I am fit, healthy, strong, confident.”
Terrie-Anne Barber has lost 1.3st
34 year-old Terrie Anne says, “I used to hate everything I was. I am learning to love myself more and more each day.”