This busy FIFO mum shares her tips for weight loss success after losing 20 kilos thanks to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
“Don’t give up! Six months ago you would have given anything to be where you are now.”
Tabitha Langdon is a 30-year-old mum of two boys living in Perth, WA. She is a busy Geologist and has spent many years working on the mines doing fly in fly out. As a result, Tabitha says she completely ballooned in weight thanks to the massive spreads of food that were always available (and lack of self-control) as well as her hectic lifestyle.
Tabitha shares, “At the beginning of the year I decided it was time to take better care of myself and work on my health so that I could be a better mother for my sons, I wanted to be able to run around and play chasings or go to the beach and not feel self-conscious.”
Tabitha has lost around 20 kilograms in the last 8 months. “It definitely hasn’t always been easy especially with my baby bringing home every possible illness from childcare and sharing it with me,” says Tabitha.
“I’ve definitely been able to see and feel the benefits of the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. As contradictory as it sounds, doing the exercises really does give you more strength and energy and I find I can handle the daily craziness of mum life better.
“I started off following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. I had to alter the menu plans to work around the kids but I stuck with the fitness programs as best as I could and slowly but surely I got better.
“Slowly I found myself able to do something that perhaps I wasn’t able to do the week before or couldn’t do very well. After a few months, I had the confidence to move up from beginners to advanced and I love feeling stronger (I swear my arms had the same strength as cooked spaghetti when I started).
Tabitha adds, “I love being able to use the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app to track what I’ve eaten or what I’m planning on eating. I also love the menu planning ability because what mum isn’t sick of trying to decide what to cook for dinner?
“We have our favourite dishes (anyone who’s had the Ravioli or Mexican lasagne will know what I’m talking about) but it’s also great for giving me new ideas to try. The variety of exercises is fantastic and I love having options to make the workouts just that little bit harder (if I feel up for it) or maybe not quite so hard if I am having an off day or haven’t had enough sleep.”
Tabitha says when she returned to work, two months after she started Healthy Mummy, she had lost around 8 kilograms.
“I started using the Healthy Mummy Smoothies for breakfast on workdays due to how crazy mornings were to get myself ready and the two kids dressed and fed and off to childcare. The smoothies are so versatile and I love that I can pick the smoothie flavour and then add a couple of extra bits and pieces depending on how I feel (my favourite extra ingredient is frozen banana). I currently love the choc mint smoothies and I’m really looking forward to trying the sneakylicious smoothie.”
Tabitha says she loves that she still gets to eat all of her old favourite meals. The Beef burgers are a huge hit with hubby (and herself), she also enjoys the Healthy nachos and says the Mexican lasagna is seriously delicious!
Tabitha adds, “For the mum who feels like giving up, don’t feel like you failed because you’re struggling.
“Being a mum is so hard and weight loss isn’t easy. I saw a picture that I love that said: “Don’t give up, 6 months ago you would have given anything to be where you are now”. Remember that every little bit counts, whether it be actual weight loss or just the fact that you did that little bit of exercise. Not all victories will be scale related. Our main aim is to feel better about ourselves and live longer, healthier lives, enjoying the time with our families.”
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