Losing weight is a combination of healthy portion-controlled eating and regular exercise.
And while we have a LOT of amazing moms who have lost a ton of weight on the 28 day weight loss challenge, have you ever wondered EXACTLY WHAT they do?
Healthy Mum Cicily Goodwin lost a whopping 56kg by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and drink The Healthy Mom Smoothies.
Here’s what a typical week looks like for her now…
How this mum lost 56kg in less than a year!
Before Cicily found The Healthy Mummy, she reveals that she had a ‘toxic relationship with food’.
“I’ve always had a lot of trouble losing weight, despite following countless diets and trying my best over and over,” she says.
“I started having a toxic relationship with food, where I didn’t care if I was eating healthy because it didn’t seem to matter. I think that’s where a lot of my health issues started.”
Cicily then took the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and says she started making more of a conscious effort to check and monitor what she ate and also found time to fit exercise into her week – and started The Healthy Mom Smoothies
Cicily’s weekly food and exercise diary
“This weekly food shop costs $146.65 for 2 adults and 2 children,” said Cicily.
Breakfast: Banana and frozen mango Vanilla Smoothie
Morning tea: Green beans with cucumber and yogurt dip
Lunch: Mango, Acai, Mint and Vanilla Smoothie
Afternoon Tea: Carrot and Zuchinni cake and a batch of cucumber and yogurt dip.
Dinner: Chicken Fajitas
“I like to choose meals and snacks that are really simple to make. I choose things with similar ingredients so I cut costs and don’t waste things.
“I always make extra portions so I can have something ready to go later in the week. I don’t have big preparation days, just fit in cooking when I can and it works around my kids.”
Breakfast: Pine, mango, baby spinach and Vanilla Smoothie
Breakfast: Choc Mint Power Bar
Lunch: Pine, mango, baby spinach & Vanilla Smoothie
Afternoon Tea: Green beans with cucumber yogurt dip
Dinner: Chicken Noodle Stir Fry and Super Greens
Exercise: 5 km walk
“Tuesday is my very busy day, so I woke up and went straight for a walk. I always bring a Power Bar in my bag in case I get stuck and hungry on Tuesday’s. Today my meals were all super quick with no mess to keep it easy.”
Breakfast: Choc Orange Smoothie with skim A2
Morning tea: Carrot and courgette cake and a coffee
Lunch: Banana Smoothie with skim A2
Afternoon Tea: Green beans with cucumber and yogurt dip
Dinner: Slow Cooked Asian Chicken
Exercise: Pilates Challenge Circuit exercise of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
“Today I use up stuff in my fridge. I already have everything prepared, so all I have to do is put dinner in the slow cooker. I have already cooked rice in frozen portions.
“I love the Pilates exercises, they are very easy and effective exercises that I actually really enjoy.”
Breakfast: Vegetable-laden Frittata and coffee
Morning tea: Chocolate Zuchinni Cake
Lunch: Cookies and Cream Smoothie with skimmed milk
Afternoon Tea: Choc Cherry Power Bar
Dinner: Out for dinner – rump steak with extra salad.
“I really feel like something nice for breakfast, so I have the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub with ingredients I have in my fridge. Mushrooms, baby spinach, tomato. I chose the Frittata as it appealed to me today.
“I made the Chocolate Zucchini Cake for the kids and ate 3 pieces. I’m feeling pretty upset about it and thinking about calling it a day. BUT the Cookies and Cream Smoothie arrived today! I chose to have it with just A2 skimmed milk, which means I’m back on track! I had extra melted chocolate after making the Choc Zucchini Cake so searched the recipe center and found Choc Dipped Fruit Coins, I made those too.
“My Choc Cherry Power Bars also arrived. So I had to have one for afternoon tea – it was soo yum! Come afternoon I started to go off the rails. I let my attitude take over and ate on impulse. I feel pretty upset with myself.
“Thursday nights we usually go out for dinner, I thought about having a Smoothie and keeping things on track, but today I chose not to. I went out for dinner, I ate the chips. But that’s okay, that’s life, and not every day I make the best choices.”
Breakfast: Cookies and Cream Smoothie with skimmed milk
Morning tea: Black bean dip with vegetable sticks
Lunch: Power Bar and Super Greens
Afternoon Tea: Carrot Zucchini Cake
Dinner: Chicken Tabbouleh (this is Cicily’s own recipe)
“Today I’m up with a fresh mind. I wanted to go for a walk, but the weather is bad. I made extra servings of dip and extra Tabbouleh salad. I ate very well today. I had a strong mindset today after being off course yesterday.”
Breakfast: Super Green Smoothie
Morning tea: Carrot and Zucchini Cake
Lunch: Dukkah Eggs and tabbouleh salad
Afternoon Tea: Choc-Dipped Banana Coins
Dinner: Marinated Lamb Chops
Exercise: Postnatal cardiotoning. Advanced Core Workout 4 in Quick Workouts.
“I was going to go to an Aqua Zumba class today but couldn’t make it, so I picked some of my favorite workouts from the Workout Hub.
“Advanced Core Workout 4 is probably my favorite video in the core. It’s fast, effective and I really feel it but enjoy it. I ate amazing food today and had a great day! I love having fun to eat food.”
Brunch: Cinnamon and Vanilla Waffles
Afternoon Tea: Carrot and Zuchinni Cake and Supervegetables
Dinner: Banana, Mango & Vanilla Smoothie
Exercise: Advanced Core Workout 7
“On Sunday I like to have a nice family breakfast, so I started the day with the Vanilla and Cinnamon Waffles. They are a favorite of mine. I had them with the Coconut and Vanilla Ice Cream and unsweetened warm berries.
“I decided to have a Smoothie for dinner after having such a delicious breakfast, so ended the day with a banana, mango and vanilla.”
You can find all of these recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Center.
Monday morning weighs in:
“Loss of 1.3 kg. I am pleased with this week’s efforts. I used to get discouraged by a ‘bad day’. I now know I can move forward and still achieve great results, so I instead try to use it as motivation to do better the next day,” said Cicily.
“I’m also very happy that I used all the vegetables in my fridge and didn’t have to throw anything out. I didn’t work out every day, but that’s how it is for me, I don’t always make time.
“And I did have a bad day and chose an unhealthy option while out for dinner, but that’s my life too. I have bad days.. and then I choose to move on. It was a pretty average week for me. Now I will re-evaluate and try to make the next week better. I reconsider every week.”
Things I can do better next week:
- Choose savory snacks. This way I won’t be tempted to eat more portions of cake.
- Reassess my weekly goal. I think I put too much pressure on myself to accomplish more this week, which leads to my bad choices and impulsive eating. This week I will show it back and not put so much stress on myself
- Drink more water!
- Go to bed earlier so I’m more rested and can find time to exercise every day.
Join the 28 day weight loss challenge
If you are inspired by Cicily’s before and after photos and want to take control of your own health and weight – then join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY.
With over 3,500 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises and 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy moms like you lose weight!
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