Mum who lost 28kg is fitter than ever and is training for a 22km trail run!
Robyn was overweight before having her two babies, and struggled to lose the weight after her first. Not only that, but she’d had a hard pregnancy with high blood pressure, pelvic instability and a back injury.
But then she discovered The Healthy Mummy in September 2015 after having her second baby and second c-section.
And after joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she lost 28kg and is currently training for a 22km trail run!
“I saw a picture of myself playing with my (then) two-year-old daughter in the rain. That picture made me realise how much I had to lose. I signed up to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge that night,” Robyn says.
A back injury used to be Robyn’s excuse not to exercise and she let it hold her back, but when she lost some weight and started exercising it actually helped the injury! She has now strengthened it and works out 5-6 times a week and no longer needs any medication.
Robyn has gone from a size 16 (tight fitting) to a comfortable size 8 and is currently at her goal weight after losing 28kg.
Currently training for Ultra Trail Australia, a 22km trail run through the Blue Mountains, Robyn is running this with two other Healthy Mummies.
She has also started using the cables and weighted workouts from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app with goals to keep on toning and shredding.
Robyn says, “I’ve seen great results toning my upper body and I can’t wait to do the same with the booty challenge! I’m a runner so I need a strong bum!”
Robyn says her grocery shop now consists of mainly fresh produce including fruits and veggies, meats and perishables. She buys very few packaged items as she makes the majority of her families food from scratch.
“I don’t cook dinners during the week as it’s all done!” Robyn says, as she makes her snacks on a Sunday for the week ahead.
“I have added more protein into my diet since starting the weighted workouts and I’ve seen great results in the 6 weeks of doing this,” Robyn said.
A typical day on Robyn’s plate is a Healthy Mummy Smoothie for breakfast, veggie sticks and a Healthy Mummy dip from the hub for a snack, Smoothie or a salad or scrambled eggs depending on the day as lunch, a boiled egg, cashews or a Healthy Mummy snack and then dinner is a Challenge meal (usually a protein and veggies with the occasional pasta meal).
Robyn’s biggest meal prep tips are:
-Multitask, cook two similar recipes at once. The Porcupine meatballs and Mexican lasagne have similar ingredients so there is less prep work.
– Cook double batches, it’s the same amount of effort.
-Customise your meal plan to ingredients you already have
-Don’t overthink it, even chopping up veggies ahead of time helps.
“My children are involved with our meal prep, they love to exercise with me (they also make great weights!) and are growing up where eating healthy and exercising is part of our daily routine,” Robyn adds.
Robyn’s husband has also lost 20kg on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge! She says they are both fitter and healthier now at 30 years old than before they even had children.
Struggling to stay on track when you’re not feeling great? Robyn says don’t give up and remembering why you started can keep you on track.
“We all have bad days and life happens but keep going. Small changes add up and even if you don’t want to share your progress pictures take them. You will be amazed at the changes you notice,” she said.
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