How amazing does Lauren Kolstad look! The gorgeous mum has lost 27kgs by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
And to celebrate her amazing wins, she took part in a photoshoot for The Healthy Mummy.
“I said goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle. I said hello to The Healthy Mummy! It is so flexible for my family, the recipes are amazing,” she says.
With a combination of following a healthy eating plan as well as exercise, Lauren has managed to keep off the weight she has lost with the help of The Healthy Mummy off and maintained her healthy life.
For most of her life, Lauren has been an emotional eater. “I am the definition of an emotional eater – you name it, I would eat because of it,” she says.
“For most of my life, the exercise or physical activity I was doing would counterbalance this aspect of my eating, but as I got older and especially after having my son, this was less and less the case.”
In fact, Lauren says she would hide behind humour and a smile but inside she would be frustrated, angry and bitter.
“Losing weight has not ‘fixed me’ but taking control of my lifestyle by making healthy changes, eating better and exercising regularly has” she says.
If you’re following our healthy eating and exercise plans, then you will know there are always ways to get around finding the time to exercise. And this is exactly what Lauren endeavoured to achieve.
She realised that with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, the workout videos are created specifically for you to do in the comfort of your own home!
Lauren says she was always a sporty teenager – she was a national swimmer and played state basketball. She was never into running but always wanted to do a race. Trying to achieve this goal is part of what started her on her exercise journey.
“Before The Healthy Mummy, I always thought exercise was planned, an hour at a time, with equipment,” she says, “I never exercised at home (then again I rarely exercised at all!).”
“I couldn’t run more than a few metres without feeling like I was going to spew and pass out at the same time,” she reveals.
“I struggled to run around after my son. I couldn’t do things with him that I wanted to, like take him to the park.”
Despite being sporty when she was younger, Lauren’s active lifestyle soon went south and she found herself gorging on junk food.
“Then I joined The Healthy Mummy app and found a fab, easy, busy mum suitable way to exercise and found my healthy!”
But the mum-of-two soon found herself getting fitter and faster and achieved her dream of finishing an entire triathlon! Lauren says she now LOVES to exercise at home.
“You can pretty much use whatever you have around you – kids! Kids toys. Home furniture. Squats holding your 25kg son and 14kg daughter.”
“Push-ups with added weight. Double plank with your son on top!” she explains.“The options are endless.”