Healthy Mummy mum Melissa Timmer has lost 37kg and completely transformed her body in a SPECTACULAR way (with a booty to rival JLo’s). But her weight loss journey has not been without challenges.
Melissa understands as much as any other mum, the frustration of not seeing immediate weight loss results and offers some valuable advice which you won’t want to miss.
Melissa’s weight loss journey
It is easy to look at the body confident Melissa today and think that she was always like this or simply blessed with good genes. But like many other mums she has had to work at it.
She says she had been on a roller coaster ride with her weight for pretty much her whole life.
“After my son I gained 20kg and went on a stupid diet and lost it all, but only to gain 40kg back 2 years late!”.
Following the birth of her daughter she was officially at her heaviest (107kg). She says “I was feeling very very depressed and had absolutely no confidence in the way I felt or looked.
I knew I needed to do something the right and healthy way”.
While scrolling through healthy ways to lose weight while breastfeeding she stumbled across The Healthy Mummy and hasn’t looked back since.
Joining The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges
The Healthy Mummy Challenges taught Melissa that she didn’t have to cut out any food groups and could still enjoy her favorite meals and snacks. Yet, simply showed her how to make healthier versions of them.
She says “I was loving the recipes and learnt that I could still enjoy life and eat yummy foods (like these Berry, Oat and Coconut Muffins) made with healthier ingredients”.
Weight loss – 37kg
Melissa has lost 37kg and has been maintaining her weight for the past year.
She says “At the age of 30 I’m the healthiest and fittest I have ever been but I also have self love”.
Valuable advice to mums starting out on their weight loss journeys
Mellissa says, “A huge part of losing weight is believing in yourself enough to do it. Then you need the patience to wait for the results to come.
Did you know it takes 4 weeks for you to notice results. 8 weeks for family and friends to start noticing. And 12 weeks for everyone else?
Every time I want to pick up a bad choice of food I try to remember: how bad I felt when trying to get dressed for a night out; how horrible my skin was; regretting what I ate and not having energy.
Wanting to change those are more than enough reasons to stop me eating bad choices.
We can all work on being better but don’t waste time hating what you see because life is short and the woman’s body is incredible it deserves the love. Love yourself, because you are beautiful!”
Even though Melissa’s weight fluctuates up and down a little she says “I couldn’t care less because this journey is about being happy and if you feel happy in your skin, no matter how much you weigh or what size you are, that’s all that matters.
We are all different and beautiful so don’t be stuck on what scales say all the time”.
We couldn’t agree more with Melissa. The Healthy Mummy team would like to thank Melissa for such valuable advice and inspiring us all to love our bodies and live our best and healthiest lives.
Are you ready to become a Healthy Mummy?
If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help 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 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!