Mum of four gets real about her body and all it has achieved, “I’m not an Instagram fitness model! I’m a mum. I’m a woman…” and you are too. Read on for this Healthy Mummy’s inspirational story and join Megan on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Megan Carter, 40, from Ballarat Victoria is a mum of four beautiful children aged 17, 13, 2 & 1. Over the past 12 months living The Healthy Mummy lifestyle, Megan has banished 31 kilos and over 150cm from her waist measurements.
Megan says, “it’s not just what I have lost, it’s what I have gained that is the most amazing part of living a healthier lifestyle.”
Megan has gained:
Megan adds, “But just like most mums out there, I still have my days when my motivation deserts me, especially being someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, but I don’t give up! Why? Because I refuse to!”
Megan says when she struggles to keep motivated on her journey she remembers why she wanted a healthier life. A life free from weight-related illness, a life she can be proud of…
“I want this because my children deserve the very best mum I can be. A mum who is active, a mum who shows them how to live well. A mum who isn’t watching from the sidelines crying. A mum who is happy within herself and radiates this happiness, and I want this so I keep going because I deserve it!”
“I deserve to be able to join in and live life, I deserve to be able to feel incredible and full of energy, I deserve to be able to look in the mirror and see the incredible queen I am looking back at me and be proud of her, just like every woman does and should.”
Megan shared her inspirational thoughts with the Community and attracted so much positive attention, we just knew we had to share her amazing words with you too.
“A mum of four beautiful, incredible children. A mum who does her absolute best for them and would do absolutely anything for them. A mum who loves with every single fibre of her heart.”
“A woman who at her heaviest, weighed over 125 kilos. Had a waist measurement of over 250cm x4 times. Given birth via c-section twice. Given birth vaginally twice.
“A woman who has worked her butt off (literally) to get her strength, health and fitness in check so she can live a long active life with her family and no longer watch them, crying, from the sidelines.
“So after all I’ve been through, all I’ve achieved, all I have, why do I still sometimes look at myself in the mirror and tear myself to shreds?
“We have been told for most of our lives that to be beautiful we must look a certain way, weigh a certain weight, wear a certain size, but the truth is, we ARE all absolutely, imperfectly perfectly beautiful!
“No matter the weight, size or way we look. Our wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, loose skin it ALL tells of a life that is being lived.”
Megan shares from our child’s perspective, all they see is:
“So next time you start picking yourself apart STOP, remember your children and loved ones see the complete beauty that you are, the magnificent, incredible queen that they adore. And you know what? It’s time you see that too!”
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