Mum shares one of the biggest things the Healthy Mummy has done for her is to help manage her anxiety of 13 years without medication.
“I’ve lived with anxiety since I was 16 years old and never thought I’d be okay without medication.”
Bree Thompson, 29, from Bendigo in Victoria, is a new mum to a 1-year-old boy. She has lost 23 kilos with the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge after she became a member in July 2018 when she was about halfway through her pregnancy.
Bree shares, “I had a rough start to my weight loss journey due to experiencing Postpartum Depression and an infection in my C-Section wound after not being stitched up correctly.
“But in December 2018, when I was constantly tired, grumpy, had no energy, was struggling to get up and down off the couch and floor and was weighing 131+ kilos, I knew I needed to make a change.
“I now had this beautiful little guy depending on me to make him happy and healthy. To play with him, make him laugh. And to be his role model.
“So I threw myself into the Healthy Mummy lifestyle. I have now lost 23 kilos with the Healthy Mummy, 15 of those kilos have been lost since May this year when I started to have Healthy Mummy Smoothies twice a day.
“I’ve lost a lot of kilos and a lot of cm’s but what I have gained is so much more impressive.
“I have the energy to play with my son and enjoy life. I’m happy every single day. I can move more easily than I have been able to in over a year. I’ve become proud of the woman I am today instead of wishing my life away and wanting to be someone else.”
Bree says one of the biggest things that Healthy Mummy has done is to make her capable of managing her anxiety without medication.
“I’ve lived with anxiety since I was 16 years old and never thought I’d be okay without medication. I am now all about the Healthy Mummy and super passionate about this lifestyle.”
“The Smoothies have been an absolute game-changer for me”, says Bree. “I am ALL about Healthy Mummy Smoothies!”
Bree says her favorite flavours would have to be Strawberry and the Sneakylicious and her favourite Smoothie recipe would be the Pink Porridge Smoothie.
Bree admits she has tested out ALL the Healthy Mummy products and thinks they are pretty fabulous.
Bree says, “I have the ACV Tablet and Metabolism Support Supplements every morning. I am hooked on the Choc-Caramel Protein Balls and the Brownie Bite Mix which I love making whenever I need a good chocolate fix. I have the Vanilla protein powder that I occasionally add to my Smoothies.
• Meal prep every Sunday to set yourself for the following week! Even if you only prep your snacks.
• DO NOT compare your journey to anyone else’s! We are all different and our results will ALWAYS differ from someone else.
• If you do have a bad day, don’t punish yourself! We are all human and we all have bad days, just dust yourself and refocus.
Bree says to any Mum’s out there who feel like they are struggling, “I promise you that you can do this! I know how hard it can be to be heavily overweight, not loving who you are and being a mum (especially a new mum) but if you don’t push through the struggle, nothing is ever going to change or get better and you’ll keep sitting there wishing you could make that change.”
You can make that change!
Bree adds, “Once you start you just need to keep going. I stumbled more times than I can count and thought to myself “omg am I actually getting any smaller? Is anything good actually happening?” But you just need to keep going!
“No matter how many times you fall or what negative thoughts you have, you need to keep going because changes are happening even if you can’t see them and you ARE becoming that woman/mother/partner/daughter that you want to be!”
“I’ve tried every diet imaginable, but nothing compares to The Healthy Mummy! It really is the only way to live! It’s not a fad diet filled with false promises, promoted by fitness models.”
Bree says Healthy Mummy is a lifestyle change, one that you can continue living every day of your life! “The women we are aspiring to be like are REAL MUM’S with the REAL before and after photos and with a story that we can relate to as mothers!
“The women you see on TV or read about in magazines or on the Healthy Mummy website, are the women you are communicating with every day in the Healthy Mummy community! Sometimes you even get to meet your role models! And I think that’s pretty amazing!”
If you feel anxious and or depressed, we advise you to seek help from a friend, a GP or counsellor.
You could even call Lifeline 13 11 14, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia [PANDA] 1300 726 306 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36.