Here at Healthy Mummy HQ, we believe that one of the best things about losing weight is discovering the inner confidence you never knew you had.
We decided to invite seven mums to our BIG photoshoot in Sydney to celebrate their AMAZING weight loss and new found body confidence!
These incredible mamas have lost a combined total of over 300kgs by following our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and these snaps show just how happy, healthy and confident they all are feeling while rocking their figures in black underwear! Wow, don’t they look FABULOUS?!
1. Cicily Goodwin
Cicily, 23, who is a mum-of-two from Nambucca Heads, NSW, has lost an INCREDIBLE 53kg in just 18 months and is no longer the depressed and anxious woman she was before.
“I finally feel like I get to be me and who I’ve always wanted to be but I’ve always hidden,” she says.
“I felt like I couldn’t do normal things like wear shorts and stuff like that, so I feel like I’ve opened up a whole new world, this is who I am meant to be and everything seems so much easier and better.”
2. Nicola Oates
Queensland mum Nicola’s Healthy Mummy journey began on Christmas Day 2016 after looking at herself in a family photo. She was so unhappy with what she saw, so she cropped herself out of the picture.
Since she bought her first Healthy Mummy Smoothie tub in January 2017, she has lost 46kg, woohoo!
“I’m now really proud of that first photo because we did the same photo for Christmas just gone and I posted the two side by side and now I feel like a completely different person,” she says.
“I have a different perspective of myself and of my health and I value my health so much more now than obviously I did back then.”
3. Stacey Chisholm
Ballarat mum Stacey joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge back in November 2014 and has lost an AWESOME 40kg. In fact, she is now training to be a personal trainer! Since she started her Healthy Mummy journey, her confidence has changed so much.
“I used to wear long sleeved T-shirts and jumpers in summer because I hated showing my arms off. But I can wear shorts now, I never used to wear them until I was 18, I even take selfies as well!”
4. Sascha Farley
Mum-of-two Sascha, 27, from Cromer, NSW, had tried numerous restrictive, calorie-counting diets before joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge four weeks after having her second baby. She says she used to be self conscious but that changed after she lost over 30kg.
“I always hated my legs, always hated my lower body and never appreciated my body for what it could do, it was always what it looked like.”
Sascha was so excited to be a part of our photoshoot that celebrated mums of all shapes and sizes!
“I think to be able to embrace my body in a way that I can’t do every day, to be with a bunch of women who are all empowered and have gained the knowledge and happiness and celebrate that together in our own skin is really really cool,” she says.
“To be in underwear and show our skin and our marks, I think that’s really powerful, especially in this day and age of social media.”
5. Nikki Myles
Melbourne mum Nikki has lost 30kg since November 2016 and says that before she joined The Healthy Mummy she never would have applied for a competition like this, but just look at this stunning mum brimming with confidence now!
“Because I’ve lost 30kg, I have an excessive amount of loose skin and that’s what I’m conscious of, it’s not my body it’s the fact I have excess skin and that I’ve had twins so my body has stretched,” she says.
“But this photoshoot shows people you don’t have to be afraid of what looks back at you in the mirror.”
6. Mel Hyland
Back when Queensland mum Mel, 27, started her Healthy Mummy journey in November 2015, the day after she left her husband, posing in her underwear for a photoshoot certainly wouldn’t have been something she would’ve considered!
“I was 135kg so this sort of thing would never have crossed my mind. Even when I was younger and I was quite thin, it would have been completely out of my comfort zone.”
But after the weight dropped, her confidence skyrocketed and she’s now lost an AMAZING 46kg!
“I know I’m still larger but my aim is for curves and tone instead of a thin figure, I want to be healthy for my body shape and that’s always been my goal.”
7. Amy Atkinson
Mum-of-four Amy, 28, from Tasmania has lost an UNBELIEVABLE 56kg since jumping on board with The Healthy Mummy and is loving her newfound energy and confidence.
“It’s quite exciting. I would’ve never thought I was going to do this, I didn’t have confidence before and now I obviously do because I’m here doing this,” she says.
“I struggle to come up with the words to describe how much better my life is now. I’m able to be a mum now that I’ve lost all the weight, it’s not only benefitted me but it’s benefitted my four children, and they know that I’m different, they look back at old photos of me and they don’t even recognise me.”
Congratulations ladies, you all look FANTASTIC!
Check out our feature on The Today Show below!
With more than 4,000 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!
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