Weight Loss

Mum with chronic muscle pain has lost 19kg and is now active everyday!

Melanie is a mum of three and has lost 19kg, going from 89kg to 70kg on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

With 11kg until she reaches her GOAL WEIGHT, Melanie is making strides!.

“I gained 26kg during pregnancy and closely after due to medication…it wasnt till seeing our family and newborn photos did I realise that I needed help, The Healthy Mummy kinda help!” Melanie said.

Read her full story below.

Melanie O'Hara

Melanie’s Healthy Mummy journey

Since joining the Healthy Mummy Melanie has really pushed past her limits despite suffering from Fibromyalgia (condition that causes chronic muscle and bone pain).

She says, “I’m brave enough to push past my limits. I use to be too scared to move in case it ment more pain. The Healthy Mummy gave me my life back.”

Melanie’s goal is to keep going and never give up and to show others with chronic illnesses that they can do achieve a successful too.

Starting slow

When it comes to exercise and activity, Melanie struggles due to having Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and hashimoto’s so exercising and energy is hard. “I have to be careful what i can do because doing too much can over do it and it can cause days of not weeks of injury,” she said.

To start slowly introducing exercise into, Melanie started slowly walking and increasing the distance more and more each day. She says, “my kids have been amazing helping every step of the way.. they are my reason to keep going.”

Now, Melanie has come up with a challenge herself and in order to get coffee or tea she drops and give 10 squats. Creative!!

Local produce for food

Melanie’s kids have gone from complaining about dinner every night to now, excited and loving it! “We live on a dairy farm so we love using local farmers produce,” she says.

Meal prepping every morning means the family plans every shop and everything is sorted a week in advance so no trying to figure out what’s for dinner!

Favourite meals of the family are Stove top lasagne! And Melanie loves the Healthy Mummy cookies and cream smoothie “thats my go to smoothie for I need a comfort snack,” she says.

Melanie says that her Healthy Mummy journey has changed everything for her family.

“It’s made me a mum and wife again. Its given me my life back. I have gone from being too scared to move, in a lot of pain on a lot of medication, to a HAPPY, ACTIVE, HEALTHY fun mum and wife.. I’m back!!” she says.

Join Melanie on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

The July Bulk Cooking 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge offers you a wide range of budget-friendly recipes that just require you to prepare a few ingredients, add them all to one pot and let the oven, stovetop or your slow cooker do the rest.

Plus, they are perfect for making in bulk and freezing, which again will save you time in the kitchen!

The Bulk Cooking Challenge Starts July 2nd

Teaming these delicious recipes with the July 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge NEW fave fat burner workouts will help ensure that you stay on track this winter with your health and weight loss goals.

Join HERE!

written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!