Within a year of joining The Healthy Mummy, Catherine Farley had lost 21 kilos and realised she wasn’t the person she used to be. This proved to be a defining moment for Catherine and spurned her on to continue her new lifestyle.
Fifteen months later, she’s lost another 8 kilos and is loving her newfound self-confidence.
“I’ve been so much more confident and happier within myself and I love the newer and better version of me.”
“Time for a Change”
Catherine admits that before she found the Healthy Mummy over two years ago, she did little to no exercise and even the short walk to her son’s school would leave her puffed. Her diet wasn’t that much better although at the time she didn’t realise how much eating so much processed food was contributing to her weight.
She says “I ate a lot of processed food and out of the jar or packet sauces – quick to grab type foods – and my kryptonite weakness was chocolate of which I’d consume a couple of family size blocks over a couple of nights.”
At 122 kgs, Catherine knew it was time for a change.
“Enough was enough. It was time to put myself first and get back some health and fitness.”
Catherine came across The Healthy Mummy on Facebook and joined the Facebook support groups.
“I watched for a little while and was curious at all the success stories I was seeing, so I thought, well, I had nothing to lose as eating a low calorie diet never worked for me (well except a pile of weight), so I joined up for 6 months and jumped in head first”.
Catherine started using the App for all the Healthy Mummy meals and snacks and following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.
“My family all have Healthy Mummy dinners and I also make my kids and husband snacks to snack on during the week. Exercise wise I started increasing my step count and after a few weeks I began doing the beginner programs from the app 2-3 times a week.”
“I love the workouts in the Healthy Mummy App. I am not an exercise person and it would take a lot to get me to a gym, so I love having a variety of workouts in the app there at my fingertips ready for me to knock out when it suits me.”
In the first year Catherine had lost over 20 kilos and since then has lost another 8 kilos. Almost 30 kilos in total.
She says “Almost 30 kilos loss later, over 104 cms lost and 4-5 clothes sizes down I am rockin’ it and can’t wait to see what else I can achieve with my The Healthy Mummy lifestyle.”
Living The Healthy Mummy Lifestyle
“I have found following the programme really easy. I love having over 4000 plus recipes to choose from and love trying new things each week. I love the convenience of the app to plan my meals and snacks each week and the fact that I can record everything I eat and the water I drink and I can also record all my exercise as I find it helps keep me accountable.
The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges have helped me understand how to feed my body to work as effectively as it can. Eating 6 times a day I find keeps my metabolism firing and working to the best capacity it can. I love the different themes each month with the Challenges – the different themes each help keep it interesting for me.”
‘I Love the Healthy Mummy Community’
One of the big aspects of success for Catherine has been the Healthy Mummy Community and support from like-minded mums on their own weight loss journeys.
“I have learned so so much by just reading others tips and posts, and, of course, if there’s something I don’t know I can ask a question any time and when I’ve done this I have always received great information and help back. Also seeing other ladies’ successes in the community is a great motivator for me.
‘It’s never too late start’
Having been part of the Healthy Mummy and following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges for over two years, Catherine has learnt some valuable lessons about living a healthy lifestyle.
“One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from my whole journey is it’s never too late to start your journey to a healthier you! And it doesn’t matter if you fall off the wagon occasionally, the Healthy Mummy lifestyle will always be there for you when you’re ready to get back on. “
Catherine’s Advice for other Mums
- If you’re not an all or nothing person like me, change one small thing at a time – swap some unhealthier snacks for healthier ones or swap the soft drink out, then swap some meals out
- Start trying to fit more steps in your day
- Should you lose your way, that’s okay, be kind to yourself and just jump back in when you’re ready to.
Join Catherine on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
If you are interested in kickstarting your weight loss and want to improve your energy – not to mention – improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including a 7 day cleanse)
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!