It’s the 29th of May! Do you know what that means (minus the fact that winter is coming)? It’s WEEK ONE of the 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge.
So get out your shopping list, fetch your trainers and fill up that water bottle AND GET READY to tackle some MAJOR weight loss goals this winter!
In this blog, we will provide a brief challenge overview, what we recommend to do before getting started, highlight incredible results mums saw since following the May Challenge, share 10 incredible tips from a long-time 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member and menu fave’s from this week’s challenge.
Brief Challenge Overview
Our June 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge is the PERFECT way to get you through those days when you just WANT to stay in your trackies and Ugg boots all day.
Our nutritionists have worked above and beyond to plan delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that not only the whole family adore – but keep your belly warm and full WITHOUT the unhealthy side effects.
Our fitness and exercise plans are also EASILY done in the home (like in front of the telly with the warm, heater on). So, there’s no EXCUSE not to get moving this winter.
And remember ladies – summer bodies are made in winter!
Well, it’s day one of week one. That means, it’s the perfect time to check your BMI, BMR and take our fitness test.
This will give you an indication as to where you currently are with your fitness and weight. That way, you can set realistic goals for the month of June to aim for.
Not sure what you BMI and BMR is? Check out this blog: BMR and BMI Explained.
Healthy Mummy Fitness Test
The Healthy Mummy Fitness Test is designed to help you TRACK YOUR PROGRESS throughout the month of June.
It allows you to record changes in your upper body, lower body, and core strength over the 28 days.
To do the test you SIMPLY need to PERFORM each of the four fitness test exercises for 60 seconds and RECORD & COMPARE your RESULTS. You can find the test in the exercise section of the Challenge Hub.
Be sure to check out the video below.
June Motivation – Mums Who Saw MAJOR RESULTS IN MAY
Below are some amazing weight loss results from incredible mamas, who have shared their awesome weight loss success with us after completing the May 28 Day – SUGAR DETOX – Weight Loss Challenge.
Brittany lost 6kg* in May
“I have lost 6kgs! My goal was to lose my Easter excess and I’ve done that. I also had the goal of attending every park run for the month and I’ve done that also,” Brittany says.
Emily NO Longer Craves Soft Drinks!
“I started with Healthy Mummy in January. I was a soft drink addict. Over the course of the past four months, I have kicked on average 50 tsps of sugar (daily!) out of my diet through cutting out sugary drinks alone,” she says.
“In May, I further concentrated on added sugars in my foods. I’ve selected Healthy Mummy snacks which have no added sugars. I now no longer crave soft drink which is huge.”
Christie Has DOUBLED Her Fitness And Toned Her Waist In May
“My goal was to lose 10cm and after cutting sugar this month I lost 18cm all over!! I also wanted to improve my fitness,” she says.
Week 1 Menu – Looks DELICIOUS!
Well, the week 1 menu is ready to go and it looks absolutely delicious. Prepare ladies for YUMMY, WARM FOOD coming your way.
Here’s What We Are Looking Forward To Making This Week
While everything on this week’s menu looks unreal, we really can’t wait to make:
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies: The perfect sweet-treat. Make a batch to store in the pantry and share with the whole family.
- Baked Lemon and Ricotta Cheesecakes: This delicious recipe serves four and is less than 150 cals per serve.
- Tuna Zoodle Bake: A perfect lunch dish to enjoy in the cooler season. This recipe is PERFECT to make in advance and just reheat when ready to eat.
Kaitie’s Old-Timer’s Tips To The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
Kaitie Purssell has been a long-time follower of The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Not only is she a consultant, she has been a Squad Mum and Motivating Mum time and time again.
Not only has this incredible mum transformed her body while following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she now dedicates a lot of her time EMPOWERING other mummy’s to take charge of their health!
Here are Kaities top 10 tips for starting a new Challenge!
1.Customise Your Meal Plan
Customise your meal plan to suit you and your family. There is over 3000 Fabulous healthy recipes USE THEM!!
2.Think About Your BUDGET!
The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is made to suit everyone, this is where the customisation tool can help you out. Think about what you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry. Search the recipe hub for meals using those ingredients to cut costs on your shopping. You can also repeat snacks, meals or add in smoothies too.
Check what you need to get from your shopping list, this is super easy using the new app.
Try to get to the shops before Sunday or even get your shopping delivered this is a great idea if your likely to sneak in that chocolate bar or packet of chips on sale at the end of the aisle. Online shopping bypasses this temptation..
4.Preparation Really Is Key!
Sunday is our official prep day to set us up for the week ahead, if Sunday doesn’t suit you to prep try and do whatever you can when you can to make your life easier. Having Healthy snacks and meals ready to grab when things don’t go to plan can be a lifesaver!
Water intake is crucial to weight loss! Fill up some water bottles so you have them ready to take with you whenever you are on the run.
6.Move Your Body…No Matter What
Think about moving your body. When are you going to make time to get your Challenge exercises in? They normally take about 30 minutes. Making a PLAN as to when you can fit this in will make it easier to stick too.
Before you start a new Challenge preferably the morning of day 1 of take photos, measurements and weigh in. This can be incredibly daunting but it will be worth it when you can look back at how far you have come!
8. Calories, Calories, Calories
Work out how many calories you should be eating and try to stick to that amount, it can be overwhelming but it absolutely works (this is where the BRM calculator comes in).
9. Take Advantage Of The 24/7 Support
Use your support! Your family, friends and the fabulous range of Healthy Mummy Facebook groups to help keep you motivated and to answer any questions you may have.
10. And Remember, You Can Do This
You deserve this and you can absolutely be one of the Healthy Mummy Success stories!! Believe in yourself and see where you end up in 28 Days!
If That Isn’t Enough To Inspire You – Check Out Some Of The Snacks Kaitie Made From The June Challenge!
Join our inspiring 28 Day Challenge Squad
Let’s Get Ready To SMASH JUNE!
Well ladies – you have EVERYTHING you need to get started and kick JUNE’S BUT!
We have every bit of faith that if you stick your mind to it, follow your goals and take control of eating habits – you’ll take June by storm and edge closer to your weight loss goals.