I gave birth to my second daughter in July 2012. Before I fell pregnant I was 60kg. By the time I gave birth I was about 94kg!
Within a month or so of giving birth, I had lost all the fluid and was down to about 82kg. This is where I was when I discovered The Healthy Mummy Smoothies in September 2012
I liked that it was breast-feeding friendly and had online support.
I decided to get the Healthy Mummy Smoothies, and would make them for breakfast and lunch most weekdays, then have a big meal for dinner.
I was not doing much exercise (just an occasional walk), and was still eating huge quantities when I did eat. I was also having a lot of takeaway on weekends.
I lost about 4 kilos very quickly after starting the smoothies, but then got stuck at about 78kg.
I noticed other positives, such as my skin looking clearer, and my milk supply increasing.
I am still breastfeeding now (my daughter is 9 months old) without having to supplement with formula feeds as I did with my first daughter.
In about October 2012 I decided I needed to start getting active, and hired a personal trainer along with a couple of friends who also had babies.
We were able to bring the bubs to our training sessions which really helped me to stick to it. I also began playing netball again once a week.
During this time I continued to have the smoothies for breakfast and lunch most weekdays, but I still wasn’t motivated to eat properly at night or on weekends.
I could feel myself getting fitter and stronger, but was not seeing much difference in my body.
I slowly lost another three kilos and was down to 75kg by Christmas 2012.
In mid-January 2013, after getting back from a two week holiday at the coast where I just ate and did no exercise, I decided enough was enough and I needed to focus on losing the rest of the weight.
I started back at personal training and netball, and got back on the smoothies.
I purchased the 28-Day Diet and Exercise Plan, and while I didn’t follow it religiously, I did use the recipes to plan my meals.
I cut down on the quantity of food I was eating at night, and started making healthier versions of all our favourite meals – I also get great inspiration from your blog recipes – and my husband and I are both really enjoying these meals.
Since getting back from our coast trip I have lost a further 7.2kg and am now down to 67.8kg!
All up I have lost 14.2kg on the program. I have also lost more than 36cms of fat from my body.
My first goal is to reach 65kg, so I am almost there.
I’m feeling fantastic, fit and healthy, and am even fitting back into my size 10 jeans!!! And I am so motivated to lose the last few kilos!
Thank you so much for your weight loss programs and support!
– Kristen Perkins

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