My name’s Emily and I am a mum of two. My eldest daughter is 4 years old and my son is 12 months old. I’ve been using the Lose Baby Weight Plans and Healthy Mummy Smoothies for nearly a year and as a result I’ve successfully reached my pre-baby weight! I’ve found the Lose Baby Weight plans some of the best ways to lose weight and am now on a mission to lose the 10kgs I’ve wanted to lose since before my first child was born.
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The day before I entered the hospital to have my second child, I bravely stepped onto the dusty, neglected scale to see just how much weight I’d gained. You see, I had spent my entire pregnancy eating whatever I wanted and it was marvellous…until I saw the number. I was 92kgs. I had NEVER been so heavy in my life.
Thankfully, denial swept in and took over from there, and before I had a chance to think about it too much more, I was going into labour, and the panic over being “FAT” took a back seat to the elation and exhaustion of having a new baby.
I first saw the Healthy Mummy advertised in a parenting magazine while sitting in my obstetrician’s office and I was so excited because it was exactly the type of thing I’d been looking for after having my first child. I had a very fussy baby the first time around who did not enjoy sleeping, and who enjoyed being put down even less. I was a zombie Mummy, forced into attachment parenting by my tiny bundle of screams.
On the rare occasions when I finally got bubs down, I found myself trying to decide if I had the energy to take on the seemingly mammoth task of fixing breakfast , but wait, they say I should sleep when the baby sleeps…or maybe I should have a shower…when’s the last time I brushed my teeth? Breakfast was soon forgotten.
The idea of whipping up a quick, breastfeeding friendly meal replacement and eliminating ‘cooking’ was so appealing, I wasted no time ordering a few of the Healthy Mummy Smoothies in readiness for those blurry new-baby days ahead.
For a few weeks after the birth I continued to eat whatever I wanted, (denial). I didn’t want the good times to end, (denial). I knew I was still very overweight but I had no idea by how much, (denial) nor did I care to find out in a hurry, (denial).
By 6 weeks post-partum something finally happened which helped me to realize it was time to get my act together; my husband left the toilet seat up in the middle of the night. Ugh! A woman’s worst nightmare, right? Midnight. Man leaves seat up. Unwitting sleepy woman sits down and sploshes into the horrible, freezing cold, and germ infested toilet bowl water. Only, I didn’t splosh. No, my bum fit snugly on top of the bowl and did not come close to grazing the water beneath!
It was then I realized just how big my bum had become and I didn’t need the scale to tell me.I had my 6 week check and got cleared for exercise but my first priority was to get my diet under control and follow a healthy eating diet plan. Within the first week of using The Healthy Mummy Smoothies, and following a nutritious diet, I dropped 3kgs.
It didn’t take long to discover that there was a direct correlation between eating well and feeling good. During this past year, I’ve had good weeks and I’ve had bad weeks. During the good weeks, I felt light and fit and clear headed. My skin was bright, my stomach flat(ish) and I had TONS of energy. I was productive and happy and strong. During those bad weeks when I convinced myself that the cure to all my stress was definitely at the bottom of a 750g jar of Nutella, I felt sluggish and sad and tired and fat. My skin looked dull and my tummy was bloated. I didn’t want to do anything with my family and I longed for the day to end so I could just go to bed.
To help avoid those bad days and weeks I started writing myself little motivational notes and I stuck them to the door of my fridge so that the moment I reached for emotional food, I’d see it and remind myself of the bigger picture. Something as simple as, “Eat well + Exercise = Feel Good” was all I needed to keep my head in the game because it kept things simple.
It’s amazing to look back and realize just how far I’ve come in the past year. Not just physically, but emotionally as well. I began this journey wanting to lose post pregnancy weight and “Get skinny”. From following The Healthy Mummy plans and doing my own study on health and nutrition, I’ve realized that at some point my goals changed. I no longer want to “Get skinny”, I want to “Be FIT”. I want my body to be firing on all cylinders and I want to feel strong and beautiful.
Most importantly, I don’t want my daughter to ever hear the words, “I feel Fat” come out of my mouth because I don’t want to put those words into her mouth. She will know a Mummy who loves and respects her body and who nourishes it with exercise and wholesome foods. She’ll know a Healthy Mummy.
Emily Koniditsiotis
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