"As is the case for our members, my life has also been transformed by applying the lessons and changes recommended in the Healthy Mums program.
I’ve always been a fit and active person. In fact, Amanda and I actually met at an indoor soccer match.
The trouble was that with a change in lifestyle after kids and an increasingly demanding corporate job, there was less time for me to do the things I once did to stay fit. I also started snacking on the office cakes and too frequently having lunches out.
All up I weighed 84kgs. At 5’7”, that gave me a BMI of 28 (the high end of overweight). I wasn’t happy with my body and I found I was catching any colds going around the office. So from Christmas 2011, I started applying the Healthy Mums lessons. By July 2012, just seven months later, I was down to 76kgs. I had lots of extra energy which meant I was able to start training for that marathon I’d always wanted to do. After four months of training I lost a further 3kgs and I finished the Melbourne Marathon in a gruelling 5hrs 36mins. By the end of 2012 I had lost another 3kgs – and that was without any further running!
So by the end of 2012, I had lost 14kgs weighing in at a healthy 70kg. I had reached my ideal BMI and I felt great.
I rarely get sick now, I’ve got loads of energy and I find myself making better choices without even having to think about it. It takes commitment, but I feel great. I firmly believe in what Healthy Mums is all about and I am so proud to be setting a good example for my kids, family and friends."