Weight Loss

Inspiring Mum Talks Openly About Her Weight Loss Journey And Getting Through Anxiety

Like a lot of mums, after the birth of her first baby Leah Romiti suffered from severe anxiety and Post Natal Depression (PND).

Leah received amazing support from her doctor, family and friends, but after having her second child, she worried that she would go back to square one with her anxiety. She reached a point where she knew she needed to do something different.

Mum-Of-Two Talks Openly About Her Weight Loss Journey And Getting Through PND
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On the advice of a friend, Leah decided to give The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges a try and hasn’t looked back since!

Check our her beautiful transformation photos above and keep reading below to read her incredible (and beyond inspiring) story!

The Beginning: Living with Anxiety & PND

Mum-Of-Two Talks Openly About Her Weight Loss Journey And Getting Through PND
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“It was extremely hard for me to admit that I wasn’t on top of everything. After receiving amazing support from my doctor, family and friends I felt a lot stronger. But after having my second child, I worried that I would go back to square one with my anxiety so I decided I needed to do something just for me to keep me on track. That’s when a good friend told me about The Healthy Mummy,” Leah says.

“I started The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges in February 2015, when my youngest was 5 months old. I was 75 kg and I felt tired, lacked energy and I constantly felt bloated. I 100% stuck to the meal plans and exercise plans for 6 months. I steadily lost 15kg, averaging a loss of 500g-1kg per week.”

What Did The Healthy Mummy Meal Plans Teach You About Food?

“I quickly learnt that I had been eating way too much and completely the wrong things. The biggest changes were making my portion sizes smaller and cutting out refined sugars. The Healthy Mummy meals are absolutely delicious, easy to make and the choice of meals is endless,” Leah says.

“I also love that The Healthy Mummy is not a diet. It’s a healthy lifestyle choice. The Healthy Mummy has changed my life. I am fit, healthy, confident, so happy and I know I am a wonderful role model for my boys.”

Feeling Good

Leah says, “After losing the weight, I loved that my clothes no longer felt uncomfortable and I absolutely LOVED walking into any clothes store and being able to try things on knowing they’d fit and look good! I felt so happy, healthy and proud of myself.”

Getting Your Spouse On Board

We all know how important it is to have a great community around you to support you on the journey to better health and well-being. We especially love to hear when our challenge members’ husbands get on board to help their beautiful spouses through the challenges!

“My husband is my no.1 supporter,” Leah says.

“He eats everything I eat and loves that by discovering The Healthy Mummy, our lives have become so much more healthy and positive. Our boys are learning how to lead healthy lives and my 4 year old always tells me that he loves that I’m a healthy mummy.”

What’s Next?

As if running after two kids isn’t enough! Leah now has her sights set on some even bigger challenges!

“I have recently started participating in parkrun and my next goal is to take part in a mini women’s only triathlon at The Regatta Centre, Penrith NSW,” says Leah.

We couldn’t be happier for you Leah! Go get ’em girl!

PLEASE NOTE: If you or someone you know is struggling, then remember you are not alone. Have a look at our story on what every mum who has experienced PND needs to hear as well as our post natal depression archives for ways to get the help you deserve. Also, here are well known support services:

PANDA National Helpline www.panda.org.au – 1300 726 306

Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au 1300 224 636

Inspired To Tackle Your Own Health And Fitness?

If you are inspired by Leah’s AMAZING transformation and want to take charge of your health, then be sure to check out our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge! 

March challenge support squad

Think of the challenge as the best value personal trainer, dietician, meal planner, chef and motivational coach that you have access to every day – without the high cost and all created JUST FOR MUMS.

Every month is DIFFERENT with over 100 NEW recipes added each month. EVERY MONTH you receive NEW 28 Days of FAMILY FRIENDLY customisable meal plans, daily exercise plans and daily support.

 

To find out about this month’s challenge OR to join, click here.

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