Weight Loss

Woohoo! It’s Week One of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

Get out your shopping list, fetch your trainers and fill up that water bottle because it’s WEEK ONE of the 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge and it’s time to kick some MAJOR weight loss goals.

In this blog, we will provide a brief challenge overview, what we recommend to do before getting started, highlight incredible results our mums have seen, share 10 tips from a long-time 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member and menu fave’s from this week’s challenge.


Brief Challenge Overview

Our  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is the PERFECT way to get you through those days when you just WANT to stay in your PJs and slippers all day.

Our nutritionists have worked above and beyond to plan delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that not only the whole family adore – but keep your belly warm and full WITHOUT the unhealthy side effects. Including snacks like this Hazelnut Meringue Biscotti!

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Our fitness and exercise plans are also EASILY done in the home (like in front of the telly with the warm, heater on). So, there’s NO EXCUSE not to get moving this winter.

And remember ladies – summer bodies are made in winter!

Getting Started

Well, it’s day one of week one. That means, it’s the perfect time to check your BMI, BMR and take our fitness test.

This will give you an indication as to where you currently are with your fitness and weight. That way, you can set realistic goals for the month to aim for.

Not sure what you BMI and BMR is? Check out this blog: BMR and BMI Explained. 

Healthy Mummy Fitness Test

The Healthy Mummy Fitness Test is designed to help you TRACK YOUR PROGRESS throughout the month. To do the test you simply need to perform each of the four fitness test exercises for 60 seconds and RECORD & COMPARE your RESULTS. You can find the test in the exercise section of the Challenge Hub.

Below are some amazing weight loss results from incredible mamas, who have shared their awesome weight loss success with us after completing the last 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Brittany lost 13 lbs in 28 days

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“I have lost 13lbs! My goal was to lose my excess weight and I’ve done that. I also had the goal of attending every park run for the month and I’ve done that also,” Brittany says.

Emily no longer craves soft drinks!

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“I was a soft drink addict. Over the course of the past four months, I have kicked an average 50 tsps of sugar (daily!) out of my diet through cutting out sugary drinks alone,” she says.

Christie has DOUBLED her fitness levels and trimmed her waist

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“My goal was to lose 3 inches and after cutting sugar during the challenge, I lost 7 inches all over!! I also wanted to improve my fitness,” she says.

 

Kaitie’s Old-Timer’s Tips To The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Kaitie Purssell has been a long-time follower of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Not only is she a consultant, she has been a Squad Mum and Motivating Mum time and time again.

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Not only has this incredible mum transformed her body while following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she now dedicates a lot of her time EMPOWERING other mummy’s to take charge of their health!

Here are Kaities top 10 tips for starting a new Challenge!

1. Customise Your Meal Plan

Customise your meal plan to suit you and your family. There are over 4,000 fabulous healthy recipes – USE THEM!!

2. Think About Your BUDGET!

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is made to suit everyone, this is where the customisation tool can help you out. Think about what you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry. Search the recipe hub for meals using those ingredients to cut costs on your shopping. You can also repeat snacks, meals or add in smoothies too.

3. Get Organised

Check what you need to get from your shopping list, this is super easy using the new app.

Try to get to the shops before Sunday or even get your shopping delivered – this is a great idea if you’re likely to sneak in that chocolate bar or packet of crisps on sale at the end of the aisle. Online shopping bypasses this temptation..

4. Preparation Really Is Key!

Sunday is our official prep day to set us up for the week ahead, if Sunday doesn’t suit you to prep try and do whatever you can when you can to make your life easier. Having healthy snacks and meals ready to grab when things don’t go to plan can be a lifesaver!

5.Drink Your Water

Water intake is crucial to weight loss! Fill up some water bottles so you have them ready to take with you whenever you are on the run.

6. Move Your Body…No Matter What

Think about moving your body. When are you going to make time to get your Challenge exercises in? They normally take about 30 minutes. Making a PLAN as to when you can fit this in will make it easier to stick too.

7. Take Photos

Before you start a new Challenge preferably the morning of day 1 take photos, measurements and weigh in. This can be incredibly daunting but it will be worth it when you can look back at how far you have come!

8. Calories, Calories, Calories

Work out how many calories you should be eating and try to stick to that amount, it can be overwhelming but it absolutely works (this is where the BMI calculator comes in).

9. Take Advantage Of The 24/7 Support

Use your support! Your family, friends and the fabulous range of Healthy Mummy Facebook groups to help keep you motivated and to answer any questions you may have.

10. And Remember, You Can Do This

You deserve this and you can absolutely be one of the Healthy Mummy success stories!! Believe in yourself and see where you end up in 28 Days!

If That Isn’t Enough To Inspire You – Check Out Some Of The Snacks Kaitie Made From The Challenge Recipe Hub!

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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecakes

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cheese and Chilli Chips with Herby Yogurt Dip

Let’s Get Ready To SMASH Week 1!

Well ladies – you have EVERYTHING you need to get started and kick some butt!

We have every bit of faith that you will stick to it, achieve your goals and take control of eating habits.

And it’s not too late to jump onboard! For more information, check out the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge HERE

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