Motivating Mum Elle Temple has lost over an amazing 20kgs with Lose Baby Weight and shares her top tips for staying hydrated.

Hello Healthy Mummies!
So far January has been a fabulous month! The 28 Day Challenge has kept me motivated and satisfied, especially when all of those post Christmas choccies are lying around!
I’m going full throttle ahead in January, my goal is to get from 62kg to at least 60kg by the end of the month. I will be careful not to have little ‘tastes’ of bad foods, no sneaky Lindt balls and drinking lots of water.
I am switching up my exercise routine and getting out of my comfort zone. I have been doing stair climbing and different combinations of strength training to stop my muscles from becoming used to certain exercises. I am still regularly using my Lose Baby Weight DVD, but I’m upping my weights I’m using… You have to keep challenging yourself and you will continually see results. I have been running intervals, I find this is a great way to blast fat and build fitness in a quick session, as time is always poor for us mums!
Walking is also very underrated, especially when you feel DOMS setting in, it is much better to keep moving but not push it too hard. It’s also an easy way to get out with the little ones in the fresh air!

The recipes from the 28 Day Challenge have been amazing! So far I have LOVED the halloumi, strawberry and cucumber salad, the vegetarian cannelloni and the dark chocolate and strawberry parfait!

I’ve been enjoying my Healthy Mummy Smoothies every morning and making up my own little combinations! The smoothies at breakfast keep my full throughout the morning so I’m not over snacking, which is great when I haven’t had a good nights sleep!
This was a great smoothie this week!
Berrynana Smoothie 

  • 250ml skim milk
  • 2 tbsp strawberry HM mix
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tbsp peanut butter

Blend well and enjoy "</p

Before I finish I’d like to remind all of you ladies how important it is to increase your water intake as it is becoming hot in summer! Our metabolisms slow down when we become dehydrated and there are lots of other nasty side effects such as headaches, tiredness and much more!
My top tips for stating hydrated!
– Always take a water bottle with you when you are not at home.
– When exercising take regular sips of water and drink lots post exercise.
– Avoid high sugar sports drinks and opt for natural hydrators such as coconut water to replace lost electrolytes.
–  Avoid excessive caffeine consumption as this can dehydrate our bodies further. Join the reduce caffeine challenge!
– Keep track of your urine – gross I know! – but the colour can be a huge indicator that our bodies need more water if it is dark in colour or smells strong. If this happens drink 500mL to 1L of water as soon as possible.
Have a fantastic month and keep at it!!!
Elle Temple xx

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