Need some inspiration? Then check out the incredible weight loss story from Lauren Kolstad has lost over an incredible 21kgs with The Healthy Mummy weight loss plans and today Lauren talks about how she also feels so much happier
Well I am super very proud to report that I got my goal of being under 90kg by my birthday and I have now lost 21kg with the Healthy Mummy Plans
A lot of my colleagues and friends know that I am following a weight loss program and in the week leading up to my birthday asked me ‘so what are you going to do about your birthday?’ My reply – I am going to enjoy myself! I am not just following a weight loss program, I am making healthy forever lifestyle changes and some days…like my birthday…that means I am going to eat cake. It’s all about balance.
I have had awesome weight loss results, I am currently down 21.5 kg (from 110kg to most recent weigh in at 88.5kg) and have lost 22cm from my bust, 21cm from my waist, 22cm from my hips and 15cm from each thigh, but I would never have kept motivation to achieve these results, without having balance to my approach and occasionally eating ‘off the menu’. In the 5 months I have been following the healthy mummy program I’ve had my sons 2nd birthday, been interstate for work a couple of times, been to numerous social functions and of course had my 31st birthday.
I have learnt the difference between really really wanting a ‘cheat’ or what I prefer to call it – a ‘sometimes’ meal, and the days where I was having an ‘I can’t be bothered’ day. There were times when I needed to let myself enjoy a sometimes meal and other times where it was better for me to get the psychological win and crave something but choose a healthier option/version.
This has been such a revelation as weight loss has always been more of a psychological battle for me, I am the definition of emotional eater – you name it, I would eat because of it. 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.
I hid behind humour and a smile but inside I was a frustrated, angry and bitter person. Losing weight has not ‘fixed me’ but taking control of my lifestyle by making healthy changes, eating better and exercising regularly, has certainly made me happier and more emotionally balanced and for that I’ll be forever grateful to Rhian, the team and the wonderful ladies in the closed facebook group.
Being part of a group of amazing, strong and inspiring women is unbelievably awesome and everyone goes above and beyond to encourage and offer words of wisdom and support.
I am absolutely loving the November 28 Day Challenge, the customisable menu is amazing as I use to spend over 30mins going through and customising my weekly menu myself!
I’m also loving the exercise – I remember my first challenge I was struggling to get through a whole minute of each exercise and I gave it everything I had just to do the challenge exercises each day. This challenge I do bootcamp 2-3x per week, run 5km once a week and try and fit a Healthy Mummy Exercise DVD session in as well as do the challenge exercises. My fitness level has improved so much and yet I still find the exercises challenging and a great workout!
I am eating amazing food and losing weight – what could be better! Here’s to finishing off November with a bang, I can’t wait to look and feel amazing this Christmas.
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