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Two Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge mums share how they have achieved AMAZING weight loss success despite the constant merry-go-round of parties, events and celebrations to attend during the festive season.
Together they have lost over 7st. Read their VALUABLE tips for weight loss success below.
So many parties!
As mums, it is easy to feel like every weekend there is some kind of celebration or party to attend. Because there is! Particularly if you have several children. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve weight loss success.
And now that we are approaching the end of the year the frequency of parties naturally increases. So how do you maintain your weight loss success during this period?
Mums Rochelle and Lauren confirm that it is all about ‘balance and mindset’.
So it is possible to have your cake and eat it too! Within moderation of course…
Rochelle found weight loss success despite all the parties
Rochelle has lost over 5st. in 12 months following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.
She says “I’ve been lucky enough to lose 5st. in 12 months – on average that’s about 6lbs a month.
Doesn’t seem like much does it? Until all those little numbers added up.”
Over the last 12 months, this busy mother of six says she has attended a MINIMUM of 14 birthday parties, had Christmas, Easter, and then threw in a few anniversary celebrations.
WOW! That’s a lot of parties!
She says “There has also been the odd date night as well as other events. But you know what? The weight still came off!
I celebrated with the odd meal which wasn’t on my Challenge meal plan – but in reality that would have been ONE OVERINDULGENT MEAL in a week of a minimum 35 NUTRITIOUS meals.
Just know that it ISN’T going to throw you off track.
You can STILL have those celebratory meals whilst doing the Challenge.”
Rochelle’s tips for weight loss despite the parties:
– Finding that balance is the KEY and the results really do speak for themselves.”
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t. You’re right!”
In addition to her fabulous new body, she says “It’s crazy how you don’t always notice the little changes until you have a moment to reflect.”
She says “It’s the small changes over time that get you there.”
The power of your mindset
When Lauren began her weight loss journey she couldn’t have imagined having the mindset where she didn’t feel like she was ‘missing out’ on sugar-laden treats, but she said: “it eventually happened.”
She says “I’ve had a crazy weekend, two kids’ birthday parties and a family BBQ.
But not once did I feel like I was missing out, nor did I have the temptation to have a huge binge sesh like the ‘old’ Lauren would.”
If you’re struggling, please know, it’s worth it to keep working on your mindset.
Notice I didn’t say motivation, or willpower, I mean mindset.
Mindset is more powerful than motivation or willpower will ever be, and is actually something you can positively work on each day.
If you tell yourself:
- I can’t!
- It’s too hard!
- Giving up is easier
Then you’ll believe that!
- I can do this!
- I’m not missing out!
- This is worth it!
And before long – you will start to believe yourself!
You’ve been listening to, and believing, that negative voice inside your head for too long.
How about you try a different self-talk?”
Great advice Rochelle and Lauren! Let’s all keep this in mind as we approach the festive season.
Join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
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Every week you are given a different meal plan to follow and each month we add NEW recipes to our Challenge Recipe Hub. That way, you’ll never get bored and stay on weight loss track while digging into healthy, yummy recipes. Some mums also choose to add in Healthy Mummy Smoothies to their meal plans, but it’s totally up to you.
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