Living across the road from the beach has proved to be the best motivation for mum Crystal to lose some extra weight. All she wanted was to feel comfortable in a bikini at the beach, and now 6 months after joining the Healthy Mummy, she’s not only lost 15 kilo’s, she’s wearing a bikini and plans to run a marathon!
“I feel like I have finally found the perfect program for me. I love that I can eat carbs without feeling guilty. It really is all about balance, and a total lifestyle change…….The Healthy Mummy has truly changed my life. I’m happier and healthier then I have been in such a long time.”
Crystals Weight Loss Story
Mum of two Crystal Gubecka was fed up of having no energy and just being tired all the time. After moving to the Gold Coast from Melbourne for a healthier lifestyle six months ago, she also joined the Healthy Mummy determined to lose weight.
Crystal says, “I was sick of constantly having no energy. I was tired all the time, and it was affecting my running. My ultimate goal from the start has always been to feel comfortable wearing a bikini at the beach. And now I live across the road from the beach, so it’s perfect motivation.”
Crystal felt she was always the chubby girl growing up and it was something she just didn’t want for her two daughters.
“I needed to stop the pattern now, and be the best example I can be for my girls”
The Healthy Mummy App – “Super Helpful”
“After joining The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, I started using the App and planning out my meals. I found the app super helpful and easy to navigate. I liked that I could save my favourite recipes so they were easy to find.”
Crystal also found meal prepping became a major part of her success;
“Sundays became meal prep day! I choose a few of my favourite recipes and rotate them for my work lunches and dinner. My favourite recipes would have to be the Stovetop Lasagna and the Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Ravioli.
Who knew you could lose weight while having pasta?! Meal prep became key in setting myself up for the week.”
Since joining The Healthy Mummy, Crystal has found she has so much more energy. She is taking full advantage of her location getting up early every day to run on the beach.
“It feels amazing. I have dropped 2 dress sizes! It’s time for a new wardrobe . My mindset with food has now changed. I feel like I have finally found the perfect program for me. I love that I can eat carbs without feeling guilty. It really is all about balance, and a total lifestyle change”
Crystals ultimate goal to run a marathon!
Crystal has always been a keen runner, but prior to her recent weight loss felt that her running was being affected.
She says, “My running has improved dramatically and I’m back to loving it again. Being overweight made it so hard, and not the mental release it once was. But I’m back to it now and absolutely loving it. I have set myself the ultimate goal of running a marathon. I feel stronger than ever, and I know I will reach that goal. I’m not exactly where I want to be, but I’m not too far off. Watch this space!
Crystals Three Tips for Success”
- Meal prep
- Utilise the Healthy Mummy Facebook group for questions and support
- Find an exercise that you are passionate about.
Crystals advice to those thinking of giving up
“If you’re a Mum who feels like giving up, my biggest bit of advice would be to reach out for support, especially in the Facebook group. There are women in that group who have felt exactly the same at one point or another. Everyone is so supportive.
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