Fiona Falkiner has long advocated for body positivity and now the new Healthy Mummy Global Ambassador says she’s having to practice what she’s preached!
Following the birth of her gorgeous baby, Hunter, at the end of March, Fiona tells us that she’s really had to embrace her body and how amazing it is.
“After going through a big journey to fall pregnant and having to go through IVF, I’m actually the least fit I’ve been in years,” says Fiona.
“But I had to give my body over to the process to create a baby and take a step back and think, it’s amazing, really.”
Fiona Falkiner: ‘Our bodies are amazing’
Fiona reveals she gained a lot of weight while she was going through her IVF journey.
“I wasn’t allowed to let my body temperature go up too high and that meant having to stop training,” she says.“Training was so important to me for my mental health as well as my physical health.”
So, the curvy beauty was able to swim but early on after falling pregnant she suffered from pelvic girdle pain so she couldn’t do as much as she wanted to.
“I always thought I’d be one of those pregnant exercising mums, who worked out heaps and was fit and healthy,” says Fiona. “But I didn’t get to be like that.”
In fact, Fiona says this is the least fit she’s been in years and also the heaviest but she’s not going to let it get her down. After all, she has a beautiful baby to show for it!
Fiona’s IVF Battle
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The Australian stunner admits that she’s remained body positive despite all the changes her body has gone though with IVF and pregnancy.
Both Fiona and fiancee Hayley Willis have made no secret of their IVF battle on their path to parenthood undergoing four rounds to get pregnant.
“It was so worth it in the end. It really was so tough,” she says.
“Hayley and I created a podcast called What The IVF? to share our experience because I felt so alone going through it. It was so beneficial to hear other people’s experience.”
Fiona is looking to The Healthy Mummy to help her get in shape
So no wonder Fiona turned to The Healthy Mummy for help. She is determined to get back herself and also get into the wedding dress she had made pre pregnancy, ahead of her October wedding.
“I’m not going to get hung up on the scales or losing a certain weight,” says Fiona.
“I just want to feel good and feel a million dollars. I do want to fit in my dress but I’m not going to put pressure on myself.”
Fiona urges mums to stop comparing themselves
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The biggest advice Fiona has to those who are starting their journey, like her, is to ‘stop comparing yourself to others’.
“Your body is your body. It doesn’t matter if you’re thin or curvy, it’s yours and it’s amazing. It’s carried your baby, it keeps you alive. You have to learn to treat it well and love it and nourish it,” she adds.
“It’s not going away, so the best thing you can do is think nice things about yourself and take care of it.”
Fiona’s LOVES the Healthy Mummy recipes
Fiona knows only too well how good the food is on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
While she was heavily pregnant, Rhian Allen did a massive cook-up, meal prepping 57 main meals for $135 for Fiona’s freezer, in preparation for Hunter’s arrival!
You can check out the MASSIVE meal prep for Fiona here.
We can’t wait to follow Fiona’s health journey!
We’re all about body confidence at The Healthy Mummy!
Keen to become your best self? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.
What do you get? You get access to:
- 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)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
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