How this mum lost nearly 40kg in just over 12 months

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INCREDIBLE! Rebecca Perkovic has lost 38kg in just 13 months by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

“I am much happier and healthier. I am more confident and comfortable in my body. I am excited to get new clothes and not wear the same old thing for years on end,” she says. “I am enjoying life again.”

Here’s how she did it…

How this mum lost nearly 40kg in just over 12 months

How Rebecca was able to lose 38kg in 13 months

Rebecca says: “This last 13 months with The Healthy Mummy has been life changing for me. I was stuck in a rut, I was getting bigger by the day. I was struggling to keep up with my children, especially my 1 year old at the time.

“I hated bending down to pick up toys as my back and legs hurt and getting down and up off the floor was a real struggle. I thought this was it for me, I would be overweight til the end.”

How this mum lost nearly 40kg in just over 12 months

In fact, Rebecca reveals she had been watching The Healthy Mummy from the sidelines for a while.

“On my 42nd birthday I decided to take a leap. I signed up initially for three months then continued,” she says.

“I have lost 38 kilos and 4/5 dress sizes. I can keep up with all my children. My eight-year-old asks why I walk so fast. We get out as a family for walks. I am getting 10000 steps everyday.

“I workout from the app 5/6 days a week. I eat my calories. I drink at least two litres of water a day.

“I work hard and it has payed off. I am still a work in progress but I am stronger, fitter and healthier. Now I feel like I will be around for my children.”

Rebecca wanted to make a change to be a good role model for her kids

The mum-of-four, who is based in Canberra, reveals the reason she decided to go on a health kick is because she was unable to play with her kids and wanted to be a good role model for them.

“I was struggling to bend down, carry him and get down on the floor to play with him, especially the more active he became,” she says.

“I had given up and hated myself. I knew it was time if I wanted to be around to watch him and all my children grow up. I needed to be a better role model.”

How this amazing mum-of-four lost 34kg in 9 months

Outstanding effort

Amazingly, Rebecca has gone down from a size 22 to a size 14 and she says she’s seen huge changes in her body. Her face looks slimmer and she even has been told she looks younger now!

“I am seeing changes in the shape of my body, other people saw it before I did,” she says.

“I no longer have several chins as my face has changed a lot, I look younger and healthier. My shoulders, thighs and bottom are becoming toned and strong.

“I look back at photos and can see how far I have come. Mentally it has taken longer to see changes and is a work in progress.”

How this amazing mum-of-four lost 34kg in 9 months

In fact, Rebecca reveals she has stopped emotional eating and is very aware of what she’s putting into her body.

“I don’t rely on food when I get upset, angry or depressed anymore, if I feel any of these things, reading the support pages, going for a walk or exercising helps. I now believe in myself and make myself a priority,” she admits.

“I can keep up with my toddler and know I can run to catch him if I need to. I don’t feel tired all the time or want to sit and watch TV. I sleep better and my snoring has subsided. We spend Sundays out as a family trying walking tracks.”

What Rebecca eats on a typical day

How this amazing mum-of-four lost 34kg in 9 months
Morning tea: Apple and peanut butter
Lunch: Healthy Mummy Smoothie
Afternoon tea: Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffin and Healthy Mummy beauty collagen
Dinner: Healthy Mummy meal, such as the One Pot Spaghetti, nachos or Easy Butter Chicken, Stovetop Lasagne,   (pictured) Pita pizza
Dessert: Herbal tea and chocolate

Rebecca’s favourite snacks

– Hidden veggie sausage rolls
– Wholemeal choc chip muffins
– Best brownie mug cake
– Bounty muffins
– Choc chip fudge

Rebecca’s top tips

 1)  Make small changes, every little bit helps
 2) Be prepared – Plan out weekly meals, have water bottles filled, set a time to exercise.
 3) Use the app/support pages.

“You need to be ready, set your self up for success. I used motivational posters all around my house, especially above my TV,  to get me up and moving,” she says.

“Get the whole family involved, having support helps even if it’s just one person.  Start with small changes,  I started walking, then 10,000 steps a day, then added workouts. Find your why and use it to help you everyday. Believe in yourself, you are worth it!”

Join us on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY

Want to shift your baby weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.

Our Challenge entails: 

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

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