Rae Willingham has lost an incredible 17kgs with The Healthy Mummy and talks about self belief in the face of big obstacles.
Hello to all my beautiful fellow tiger striped mummas!
My name is Rae Willingham and I get to be on the fabulous team of Motivating Mums for The Healthy Mummy. I am a mum of three under five and without the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and the Healthy Mummy Smoothies I shudder to think where I would be in terms of kilos now. I also now LOVE my body and have learned so much.
I adore everything about the Healthy Mummy. EVERYTHING!
Since having my precious baby Margot nine months ago I have used two Healthy Mummy Smoothies a day.
Between working almost full time hours in my own business, doing the book work for my husband’s business, having three at home (except five hours of kinder a week), moving house three weeks ago and attending twice weekly appointments to help fight the big C with my beloved first born fur baby Winston who passed just before Christmas, I didn’t and don’t have the time to think; not thinking leads to some pretty horrific choices from the pantry for me!
I am sitting at pre baby weight less than nine months after the birth of Margot which is INCREDIBLE for me. Breastfeeding is not my weight loss friend. It took give months for me to see a drop on the scales after the initial post baby loss.
I didn’t once throw in the towel though, I will admit to being disheartened on some days, peeved on others!
But this is my life now. I eat well because I have learned to respect my body. I only get one shot at this life and eating rubbish isn’t good for us. We all know it. I knew it before I started my Healthy Mummy journey but I didn’t take any notice of the facts.
I think the reason for this was that I didn’t realise there was an alternative that didn’t involve me feeling hungry all the time, or making ridiculous restrictions on my diet.
I had tried a million times to lose weight over the years. I have survived on Mars bars, I have lived on liquid, I have popped duromine, I have boiled up cabbage, I have cut out all carbs, fat, protein, red food, green food, I have drunk hideous for you ‘shakes’. You name it I have tried it. With initial success yes, long term no. The weight crept straight back on as soon as I stopped and I felt crabby and nasty doing them all.
The Healthy Mummy encourages you to EAT, I was super skeptical when I first worked out my calorie target for the day but I took the leap of faith and stuck to the program and low and behold those 15kgs were gone in no time and the best bit was that I felt AMAZING!!
Not tired or irritable or fragile but full of energy, alive and for once in my life body confident.
The Healthy Mummy has changed my life. I am no longer the girl with the excuses to not go out and enjoy life, the one who suffered debilitating anxiety and regular panic attacks. I am this amazing butterfly who loves her life and lives it with no worries (well far fewer, I am still a woman after all!)
If you have been looking for a sign to get started on a new healthier and happier you then this is it.
Take back the control, do something for you and start LOVING your body
If I can do it, you can too!
Love Rae xxx
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