Motivation can come and go. Things like holidays, stress or just plain #mumlife can cause you to veer off track. Even members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge have days where they can feel a bit BLAH.
Think back to when you first made the decision to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and then write down the reason for this decision. Be brutally honest in your writing, as it will be this deep desire for change that will keep you motivated to reach your destination.
Changes can be missed, especially when they are so consistent. We are often able to convince ourselves that all of this exercise, commitment and healthy eating is of no benefit. But if you have a before photo and you continue to take progress photos to compare the changes, you will have physical proof. Seeing these changes will encourage you to keep moving.
Placing too much pressure on yourself can be the number one killer of motivation. Placing unattainable expectations on yourself will only set you up for disappointment and failure.
Permanent weight loss on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challengeis a journey, it is not a race. It takes a lifetime commitment, a lifestyle adjustment and it is acceptance. Acceptance of slip-ups, bad weeks, great weeks, goal reaching and everything in between.
4. Record Your Goals
Set yourself attainable and achievable goals. Start off with small goals so that you can guarantee you can reach them. Mark them off as you work your way down the list.
Understand yourself, what tempts you, and what emotions or situations may cause you to blow out. Then limit the temptations you have stored in your home at these times. If you don’t have a packet of chocolate biscuits in the house then when you have a bad day at work you are less likely to eat the whole pack.
Remember, having a larger size dinner or overindulging in healthy foods (like these Cookie Dough Bliss Balls) is much better for you than allowing yourself to finish a block of chocolate.
6. Do Not Compare
Every single body is different and even if you have the same weight and height as another 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member you may hold your weight differently. Or you could lose your weight differently.
Comparing yourself to another woman will only cause you disappointment. Your only comparison should be between your past self and present self.
7. Start 2-Minute Workouts
We are mums. We are busy. We’ve the pressures of breastfeeding, taming toddlers, working and a thousand other responsibilities throughout the day. You do not have to complete an hour work out session in one sitting. Read here for tips on how tofit in exercise as a busy mum.
8. Keep A Journal
Record your reasons, goals, eating patterns, exercise routines, measurements and feelings in a weight-loss journal. One place to keep a record of your entire journey means you have something to read back over.
9. Reset Your Mindset
Being on this 28 Day Weight Loss Challengejourney should be a slow walk to a healthy lifestyle, rather than a sprint to being skinny. Focus your energy on being healthy, strong and changing your life rather than simply losing weight. If you have a strong mindset you will achieve all of your goals!
Remember that you don’t have to deprive yourself, feel hungry all the time, cut out food groups, or miss out on eating the foods you love. As part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you can enjoy favourites made healthy like these Slow Cooked Beef Nachos.
10. Find A Routine
Have a plan or something to follow that will help encourage you. Without this, it can become very easy to lose your mojo. If you haven’t already, try signing up to our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and we can provide you with meal plans, recipes and exercise plans.
Plus you’ve the added bonus of a huge community of beautiful and supportive mums who are following the same journey and help each to stay motivated. Most importantly, have fun with it!
Weight Loss Results From the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
New mum Ebannie says “I joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and enjoy doing the exercises. I’m finding the food super yummy and I love that the plan is breastfeeding friendly.”Although Ebannie lost a whopping 7.8st. she prefers not to take much notice of the scales anymore. The clothes speak for themselves.
A self-confessed couch potato who couldn’t stand up for longer than 10 minutes without pain in her legs and feet is now training for marathons! Bethany has lost 8.8st. (almost HALF her weight) with the28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Bethany says “This is the only program I have come across that cares for the person as a whole”.
Mum Renee has overcome depression and anxiety stemming from an abusive relationship and transformed her body, losing over 6st with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. She says, “Previously I lived day by day, but now I embrace life as it were my last day on the earth!”.
Jo Hart not only rocks her new bikini, she has lost 5.9st.with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. She says “I am proud of the change I have made for not only me but for my family too”.
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 Challengecan 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)