Health

At 45+ this mum never thought she would wear a bikini again

Cheryl says thanks to stumbling onto the Healthy Mummy Smoothies 7 years ago she has lost 18kgs and is now proudly wearing a bikini to the beach at the age of 47. You go, girl!

“Never did I think I’d feel confident in a bikini at the beach!”

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At 45+ this mum never thought she would wear a bikini again

Cheryl Boughton, 47, from South Australia is a mum of 5 boys aged 20, 18, 15, 13, and 7.

“Finding The Healthy Mummy when my youngest was 5 weeks old helped me find me again. I’m not just a mum I’m still a person who deserves to be healthy!”

“Never did I think I’d feel confident in a bikini at the beach, I didn’t think I’d be a size 10-12 ever again. A healthy lifestyle, still enjoying the occasional chocolate but I’m now eating better.

“I discovered the Healthy Mummy Smoothies when my youngest was 5 wks old and got down to goal weight in 5 months following the gestational diabetes recommendations of eating 6 times a day I lost 18kgs once I stopped breastfeeding.

Losing weight despite health issues

“After my mum passed I put some of that weight back on so in July 2017 so I joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to give my family a variety of different meals and motivate myself to get back to a healthy food relationship.

I suffer from hypothyroidism and was diagnosed when my youngest was about 2 years old, I’ve been on thyroid medication for 5 years, I try to eat healthily, but I still eat chocolate and I walk regularly most days and enjoy working out 2 to 4 days a week. Keeping my thyroid levels maintained helps heaps.

“At 38 I was a mum of 4 boys I didn’t look after myself or my health. I had to be there for my boys. Suffering gestational diabetes while pregnant was my wake-up call. I’m now a mum of 5 beautiful boys I’m grateful for my youngest as without him I wouldn’t have discovered the Healthy Mummy Smoothies 7 years ago.”

“I’m stronger fitter and healthier at 47 than I was in my 30’s”

“I’m a lot more active than I was when I had 4 kids, I walk my kids to and from school each day and do 45 to 60 minutes of activity 6 times a week.

I think becoming a mum again at 39 and that feeling of not being comfortable in my own skin. I wanted to not be fat at my 40th and finding the Healthy Mummy Smoothies (to help lose baby weight) back then made it that I could still breastfeed, lose weight and not skip meals.

I enjoy lightweight workouts but hate cardio workouts. I generally do my own exercises but sometimes I do an app workout if I can not decide on something, I love the belly exercises.”

The best way to lose weight over 45

1. Sleep more
2. Move more
3. Do more weights
4. Add more time to your workouts
5. Drink more water
6. Don’t overeat
7. Limit your alcohol
8. See your doctor for a hormone check

Read – Everything you need to know about perimenopause

Cheryl’s favourite Healthy Mummy Smoothie and recipes

“I love my Healthy Mummy Smoothies and generally have a Smoothie a day or use the Smoothie powder to flavour my morning porridge.

The family favourites would have to be Devilled sausages or Mexican lasagna and there always has to be Peanut bubble crunch in the freezer to snack on.”

Peanut Bubble Crunch

Cheryl’s tips for other mums

  • Keep active! Don’t put yourself on a diet, it’s a lifestyle, you need to still live a fun family life.
  • Don’t put yourself down if you put some weight back on.
  • Don’t compare. This is your journey so don’t compare yourself to others and don’t get upset and give up if you slip back into old habits. Take it one day at a time.

Read: How to lose weight over 45+

Check out The Healthy Mummy 45+ Smoothie

The Smoothie 45+ is perfect for women wanting to stay vital and vibrant over the age of 45. In just 1 serve there is 50% of daily iron, brain boosting B12 and herbs like Green Tea to help fuel both mental and physical resilience.

Order yours HERE.

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written by:

Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!