5 TOP TIPS: Mum shares how she stays motivated while trying to lose weight

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Staying on track with your fitness can almost be as hard as actually taking the first steps to losing weight!

Thankfully, one of our Motivating Mums, Julia Meadows, has shared her top tips for staying motivated.

“Trying to lose weight and getting fit is hard work and it can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if the scales won’t budge,” she says.


Julia’s five top tips for staying motivated

1. Take progress pictures


“I’m glad I took before and after photos, because even if the scales aren’t moving I can still see process and know that I’m moving in the right direction,” says Julia.

“I had to learn that scales don’t always tell the truth and now I’d rather go by my progress pictures to reflect on my achievements.

“Looking at how far I’ve come gives me the right motivation to stay on track.”

2. Join The Healthy Mummy community

“A massive motivation for me is definitely all those amazing mummies on The Healthy Mummy Facebook pages,” says Julia.

“So many mums have got fantastic results and it’s very inspiring. I also get all the support and help I need from the Healthy Mummy Facebook pages.”

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3. Make a motivation board

motivation board

“I have made myself a motivation board and it’s hanging up in my kitchen,” says Julia.

“That way, I can see it daily and remember my goals as well as reflect on how far I’ve already come.”

4. Change up your workout routine

alternative exercise

“I find nothing worse than feeling bored with my workouts. It’s almost certain I will lose interest and fall off the exercise wagon,” says Julia.

“It doesn’t always have to be a walk, run or a gym. Jumping on the trampoline, having a dance off with your kids or running around the play centre with your kids is a great way of staying active – plus, it’s also lots of fun.

“I shake up my workout routine and try new exercises all of the time.”

5. Don’t beat yourself up!

julia-meadows-weight-lossJulia thinks the most important thing mums need to realise is that we ALL fall off the wagon once in a while, but we just need to jump back on it!

“Don’t beat yourself up about it. Brush it off and move on,” Julia says. “One bad day is not going to ruin all of your hard work.”

We love your inspirational wise words, Julia! And couldn’t agree more with you!

Julia’s 10kg weight loss journey

julia meadows transformation

Julia is in the best shape of her life! 10kgs* lost and this inspirational mama is healthy, happy and loves to whip up family-friendly, healthy meals.

Julia says, “I was the heaviest I’ve ever been in the first photo and I am in the best shape of my life in the second one.

The Healthy Mummy has thought me so much about healthy eating and how easy it is to prepare healthy meals the whole family will love.

“10kgs* lost and so much happiness and confidence gained.”

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