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6 ways to prepare yourself for losing weight during the festive season

December is not the time to give up on all that you’ve achieved this year! Think of it as an opportunity to finish off the year as the best version of yourself.

Take Chelsea, who has lost over 14kg since following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, she says and she’s not using Christmas spending as a reason to slow down this month.

“I spend about $150 on Healthy Mummy meals each week, which includes extra serves to put in the freezer for those nights where you just couldn’t be bothered cooking dinner,” she says. “This is your chance to be your healthiest yet and smash out the end of 2017, and head into 2018 with a BANG!!”

Here’s Chelsea’s top tips for weight loss in December…

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How Chelsea is preparing for losing weight this December

1. Clean out your fridge and pantry

Keeping order in your fridge and pantry means more order in your challenge and overall life.

“I find writing a list of all the ingredients that you have, so there isn’t any doubling up or unnecessary purchases.”

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2. Prep, prep, prep

Prep and write down your meals, it makes for a seamless December, as we all know the stresses that can come around Christmas time.

“I like to make the snacks, plus chop up any raw meat and pop them in the freezer. Those little extra jobs done on a Sunday really make week one that much more easier and less stressful.”

3. Customise

When budgeting, customising is your best friend. Ideas like buying products in bulk, buying local and making extra can save you money and time. Something all mummy’s can relate to.

“The weeks where you can, make extra serves so they can be put into the freezer for those nights where you just don’t feel like cooking.”

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4. Write down your week’s goals

Sticking goals on your fridge is a great motivator if your mindless eating. Seeing your goals right in front of you will trigger something in your mind to stop, breathe, and remember why you’re doing this. Here are some of Chelsea’s ideas:

# Drink more water
# Go to bed at a reasonable time; listen to the Mind Body Breath before bed to help you sleep
# Do a challenge exercise at least three times a week, even if it’s only a 5 minute workout.
# Cut out coffee for the week and drink your super greens instead
# Go for a walk at least three times a week
# Run around outside with the kids.

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5. Set out your reward

Setting goals and then rewarding yourself upon completion is a great way to keep going. Try avoiding food rewards and try something like self-love.

“Even if it’s just getting your eyebrows waxed, just for successfully completing week one. It will make you more determined to have a fabulous week.”

6. Take your measurements

“Don’t just rely on those pesky scales. Because they’re quite deceiving, and can throw your motivation out the window.”

Sometimes looking t old photos can make your realise how far you’ve actually come!

Chelsea’s 14kg weight loss journey

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“Before I had kids, I was a very fit person, who lived an active life. But over time I just lost sight of who I was. The Healthy Mummy has given me ME back, and I am fighting hard!!”

Since following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, Chelsea has lost over 14kg and 70cm. She is no longer the mum sitting on the sidelines.

Being a mum to three boys, Chelsea now lives an outdoorsy life, taking part in activities like camping, fishing, and dirt bike riding.

“I love the Challenge, I love the smoothies and, the super greens. It’s the most valuable company to be involved with and I’m so glad I stumbled upon the Facebook group all those years ago.”

Join our December 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

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With more than 3,500 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!

This December, our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is all about getting SUMMER BODY READY on a budget, all the meals will cost you less than $2.50 per serve!

To learn more about our challenge OR to join – click here.

NEXT CHALLENGE STARTS MONDAY!

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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!