These real mums made themselves a priority and are now reaping the benefits
As a mum, you generally put yourself right at the bottom of the priority list. Between the kids, your partner, the house, (even the dog!) it can feel like there’s just no time to consider your own needs.
But the old safety message from the plane is true, we need to fit our own oxygen masks before we help anyone else. And these mums are testament to that – they decided to make their own health a priority and are now enjoying the results.
Weight lost, inches gone, confidence up, all thanks to joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and putting themselves a lot further up the priority list for a change.
I despised this photo and the 10 that got taken with it! All I wanted at that time was a photo with me and my little one to treasure.
I genuinely thought I deleted it because of how much I hated it but I am glad I didn’t. Now I can look back on the very rare ones I do have and notice a change not just physically but emotionally and mentally too.
When my little one was born I lost myself massively I wasn’t Maria nor did I felt like a good mum. My independence, work life that I was used to I felt like it got taken from me and I would say I comfort ate.
I was far from happy in that photo and I think the awkward fake smile shows. I am now a mum who is 23lbs lighter, 6 1/2 inches smaller in the waist and can hold my son that little bit longer without my back hurting too much.
I have a long way to still go to get where I want to be but I will forever be thankful that I did something for me!
I think it’s great that you take things at your own pace. I do think progress photos work as you can look back and see how well you’re doing!
I’m wearing the same pants and they’re fitting much better. “
Hazel Cooke can see a difference in just four days
Hazel says, “So I nearly didn’t post these after seeing some amazing 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge transformations and abs, but then I realised that’s not what this group is about at all… we aren’t here to compare ourselves against others but to encourage and push each other on our own personal journeys.
The picture on the right was taken on Sunday and the one of the left this morning after 4 days of full cleansing. I know that the difference isn’t very visible but I can’t expect much in 4 days! I definitely feel less bloated.
Furthermore, I’m proud of sticking to a strict cleanse all week as yes it’s making me feel less bloated but more importantly it’s changed my mindset. My head is well and truly back in the game! I’ve made sure I’ve met my 10k step count and really tried with my water intake.
Next week I will get that 3L every day and am pushing to exercise at least four times a week. I’m posting this to make myself accountable. Thanks Healthy Mummy!”
Tracey Bentley has gone from size 18 to a 10-12
Tracey says “9 months between photos!
This shows why progress pictures are so important, the scales doesn’t always move but the photos show a dramatic change to your shape that you wouldn’t notice day-to-day.