Every month, a mum who is on the Lose Baby Weight plans will be writing about their journey, exercise, ups and downs and will be here to help motivate YOU and THEMSELVES along the way – and if you want to become our Motivating Mum for one month see here on how you can enter (we pay you for it too!).
And in April our Motivating Mum of the Month and taking up the challenge to motivate you is Janet Cook – see Janet’s THIRD week and THIRD MOTIVATING post below – and well done Janet on another great weight loss week – 1.1kg down bringing her total to 13kg overall since being on the Lose Baby Weight plans – WHOOO HOOO Janet!

Janet’s Third Motivating Mum Post

Hi Lose Baby Weight mums,
Wow -half way through April already! I have officially decided that autumn is my favorite season – the trees are beautiful, the days are sunny and the nights are cool. The perfect time of year to start being healthier than ever and get those good habits firmly entrenched before winter sets in!

Well this week has certainly had its ups and downs. I had planned to do a boxing session on Tuesday so in preparation I rescheduled a lunch so I could go to boxing, contacted the instructor to confirm I was coming, packed my gear, organized a babysitter and mentally prepared for a tough workout. When I showed up on Tues with my gear and all excited, there was no one there!

Boxing had been cancelled and no one had let me know! The rest of the week was filled up with family and errands and also a surprise middle-of-the-night visit to emergency with our little one!
Well, this is pretty much life as a mum so I just had to get on with it and make the best of things.
After my failed boxing attempt I felt really deflated but I went for a walk anyway. In the emergency room I got quite hungry but avoided the vending machines and nibbled on some raw almonds I always have in the nappy bag.
During family visits we walked to get lunch and walked to the park to play with the kids and they were also happy for me to bring my own smoothie for lunch.
When doing errands I chose a shopping strip on a steep hill, put on my sneakers, parked up the top and walked up and down for 2 hours while I got everything done. This morning (Sunday) I had a great ride on a beautiful day! I also managed to fit in the daily exercises from the 28 day Plan each day which are designed for busy mums and only take a few minutes.
It just goes to show there are always a million reasons not to be active and healthy but its all those small decisions that can add up to great results. Sometimes you put lots of energy into preparing for something and someone else lets you down. In my case, they hadn’t done it on purpose and it was up to me if I was going to let a small obstacle ruin the rest of my week- I decided it wasn’t.
My biggest achievement this week was getting into the ‘healthy’ BMI range!!! I’m also getting regular compliments – it’s made any sacrifice worthwhile. I feel fit and strong and I know I will just get better every week following the 28 day Plan.

The recipes this week from the Lose Baby Weight 28 day Plan have been so tasty and filling and my husband is really enjoying them too! He even had a healthy mummy smoothie the other day and really liked it!
I also started drinking my green tea as iced tea which has made getting my four cups per day a lot easier, especially when I add fresh mint or lemon – It’s a great alternative when I feel like nibbling.

Please keep your eye out for regular posts from me on the Lose Baby Weight Facebook page under ‘recent posts by others’ and I would love to see your posts on there also about your successes, challenges or questions.
This week I will be continuing on the 28 day plan with a healthy mummy smoothie for lunch, but I will be picking up the intensity of my exercise with more jogging and resistance training. I look forward to next weeks results, this week’s results are as follows:

  • Weight: 72.9kgs (-1.1)
  • Bust: 94cm
  • Waist: 81cm (-1)
  • Hips: 93.5cm (-1)
  • Thighs: 61cm (-1.5)

If you want to become our Motivating Mum next month see here on how you can enter (we pay you for it too!).
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