Single Mum Melinda Phillips has lost an amazing 14kgs with Lose Baby Weight and has become a Motivating Mum for August. Read her amazing weight loss story below.
Hi, my name is Mel and I am one of the Motivating Mums this month.
I am 30 years old, currently 66.1kg and I’m 168cm tall.
I started my journey in March 2013. I had become a single mum with 20 month old boy to look after. I was 80kgs, I felt so horrible and was just so tired all the time. I knew I needed to do something to snap me out of this funk I was in and be the best I could be for my son. Then I stumbled across the Lose Baby Weight Facebook page and read through a heap of success stories. I thought right I’m going to do this! I set a goal to get to 70kg.
I purchased  the Trial Kit and started having a Healthy Mummy Smoothie for breakfast (I was never a breakfast person, I never ate it through school or even at work or ever!), a Healthy Mummy Smoothie for lunch and dinner from the 28 Day Diet and Exercise Plan or something from the amazing selection on the website.
I started off by doing 10 minutes on the exercise bike in the morning and a walk before lunch. I would do the exercises from the 28 Day Plan before dinner if I had time or after I put my baby to bed, if I could be bothered. I was absolutely shocked to find that after only one week I had dropped 1.9kg! But it seemed so easy, everything was delicious and in no way did it feel like I was on a diet. That was all the motivation I needed to keep going.
I had a lot on my plate though. Dealing with a broken heart, trying to cope with my new role in life and looking after a toddler on my own full time. I had good weeks with a few really bad days thrown in but by the end of July I had lost my first 10kg. I felt so good, especially when people would notice. I had a lot more energy and felt a lot more confident. I set a new goal to get to 60kg.
I found over the next few months that getting out of bed and putting the radio on was my biggest motivator. It stopped me from sitting on the couch of a morning and I found that I would just find things to do, plus when an awesome song came on myself and Mr 2 would boogie away, not to mention a great stress reliever. I was actually enjoying exercising, it was like this fantastic drug that made me feel awesome! I was still walking, when it wasn’t raining, and working on strengthening my core with exercises from the 28 Day Diet and Exercise Plan.
By Christmas time I was at 65kg. My little man and I went on a holiday to WA and for the first time in my life I wore a bikini! I felt a bit self conscious as I still wobbled but I was happy with my size. I decided I was going to up my efforts and work on toning up. I bought a treadmill and started jogging. I could not even manage 1 minute!
Over the months I worked myself up to be able to jog for 10 minutes and I’m still working on it. I decided to purchase the Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD and absolutely loved it. I found it so easy to just pop a workout in here and there and still use it all the time. By May I got down to 62kg and was stoked, I felt fantastic! But after a stressful couple of months I got back up to 67kg.
I wanted to be a Motivating Mum so I can inspire others, I’ve read so many inspiring stories and can’t wait to share my current journey with you all. Life is tough sometimes but you should never give up! I love my new healthy lifestyle and I am so much happier, more confident and I wake up every morning with an all new attitude towards life.
It’s been a bumpy ride but I have not one regret. I want to keep being this amazing, healthy, active person that my son can look up to – he even chooses a head of broccoli over a lollipop at the supermarket most days! I am determined to reach my goal weight by Christmas.
Melanie Phillips
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