With a plan to one day (after kids) be able to recapture the active woman that she was before kids, lead Sue to put herself second.
Prior to having her son, the mum of 3 says she used to be one of ‘THOSE fit people’. She ran, swam, and played sports of all kinds, but as we all know, having a family means they come first! As a result, she put herself and her health on the backburner.
After starting the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Sue has found herself again and has lost 15kg!
The Healthy Mummy has changed Sue’s body from the inside out
At 178cm tall sue currently weighs 74kg with an aim to get to 68kg, which is her pre-baby weight. “I weighed over 80kg after the birth of my twin girls 3 years ago, so I feel like a new person!,” she says.
The Healthy Mummy has changed Sue’s body from the inside too as she says she previously had iron levels that were too low to donate blood.
“I never EVER got periods or ovulated – for about 10 years and now this too has returned. The Healthy Mummy lifestyle has helped me to reinvent my body from the inside, changes which others can’t see and changes which I love.”
Sue’s children have been such a blessing in her life and after having all her kids, she managed to breastfeed them all up to 12 months old.
Her weight loss journey has not been without its obstacles, she says, “I have PCOS and as such all my kids were IVF kids. I didn’t ovulate at all, and had to have insane cocktails of drugs through my IVF just to conceive my kids.
My twin girls were my 7th and final try to become pregnant a second time, after going through chemical pregnancies, ectopic pregnancies, failed cycles and more.”
As The Healthy Mummy aims to promote a healthy and sustainable eating plan to maintain weight loss, Sue has learnt about food and exercise and living in harmony.
She says, “Its helped me to accept my body for what it has done, and what it continues to be capable of. It has helped me to be a positive role model for my kids, my family and my friends. Not only about self image, but that mums truly can do anything they set their minds to!” AMEN!
“I am a salted caramel smoothie fiend”
Shopping seasonally, with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, Sue selects meals that fit with fruit, vegetables and proteins that are in season, on special or growing in my garden.
She says, “it saves me huge amounts of money, and means I get the best diet possible.”
Meal prepping on Mondays, things can get slightly chaotic with 3 year old twins and a 6 year old son, it also means Sue can spend more time with her family in the kitchen.
“My son the other day told me he wanted to be a Healthy Mummy. He asked me ‘Do they have Healthy Daddies too? Cos I can’t be a healthy mummy’, my family sees what I do everyday, how I live my life and they love it. They aspire to mirror it, and I love that!” Sue says.
A favourite Healthy Mummy recipe in Sue’s house is Mexican Lasagne and Weetbix balls, along with The Healthy Mummy salted caramel smoothie, “I am a salted caramel smoothie fiend. I can’t get enough of the stuff. I think I may have a problem!” Sue says.
How Sue exercises during winter
Sue recently completed a half marathon in 2 hours, a lifelong goal of hers and she wants to one day complete a full 42km marathon!
Owning a spin bike means that even in winter or if the weather is terrible, the kids are horrible or Sue can’t leave the house, she can still spin!
“Even if it’s after they go to bed, and even if it’s just for a short time. I’d say my exercise tip, is to find ways to incorporate exercise into your every day. Even if it’s not a lot, every bit counts,” Sue says.
By taking small steps, Sue was able to remain positive, knowing that nothing happens overnight!
“If I fell off the wagon (and I did) there’s no point in beating myself up over it. The important part is that I learnt from my mistakes, recognised my weaknesses and turned them into a positive that meant I didn’t go and do it again anytime soon!”
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As most of us crave comfort food in winter, The Winter Weight Loss 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has an abundance of recipes that are designed to give your body the richly satisfying and nutrient-dense food it craves, but without the unhealthiness.
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