The Challenge of Weight Loss For Moms

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Weight Loss For Moms

As a busy mom, beginning a body transformation journey can be intimidating and filled with daily challenges.  In order to get results, you must be willing to take action and do something different.

Let’s be honest – Change is HARD.

In order to initiate change, you must be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Changing means discovering something new, moving forward and growing.

If you think changing is hard, consider not changing is even harder.

This is why many moms come to Fit Yummy Mummy – looking for help, for answers for a solution that stands up to its promises and delivers true and lasting results.

Yet just as many moms find it so challenging to get started or stick to it in order to be successful.

Why is this?

Tell me about it.

What are the biggest challenges YOU face as a Busy Mom who is trying to get results?

What Do YOU Think?
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16 Responses to “The Challenge of Weight Loss For Moms”

  1. Stefanie Skrijelj says:

    We can say that change is HARD but can make it happen when we start dominating our weaknesses. We can easily reduce our wait just we need to do work hard and concentration.

  2. Valerie says:

    Habit. It’s all about habit. When tired, it’s easiest to resort to habit. When stressed, habits move in to help lessen the load. Unlearning, and reprogramming new habits takes times, something many busy moms don’t feel they have… I’m happy to say that while my habits still aren’t great, they are miles better than they used to be, and I’m working every day to continue to improve what happens on auto pilot.

  3. Alison says:

    I was in a great routine of getting up at 5am to work out before work, I managed it 5 days a week.

    Then I got sick from IVF treatments (I went through 4 drug stimulated cycles), then I got sick from my pregnancy and now I am building it back up in my second trimester after 5 months of being too ill and fatigued.

    I am sooo worried about how I will cope in the third trimester and after the birth with sleep deprivation and I can imagine a baby will mean sticking to a routine will be nearly impossible….. middle age spread, here I come!

  4. Rachel says:

    I also relate! The top for me is feeling exhausted and not having support from my husband. He supports me in words, but not actions. I know I will feel better when I eat less sweets and more produce, but is hard to get my head where it needs to be, because ultimately all my choices are my own and I haven’t given up my power to anyone else. I try to concentrate on one change at a time so I don’t get so overwhelmed and feel bad for not doing more.

  5. julee says:

    I stick with the exercise, I eat totally healthy but i drink waaay too much alcohol which sabotages all my good work.

  6. Jana says:

    I find that the biggest challenge right now is sleep deprivation. With a toddler and a baby, I am tired all the time. As I’m an emotional eater, the hardest part for me is making the right choices when I am tired, stressed, or otherwise experiencing negative emotion. Being tired isn’t an excuse to make poor choices, but I find it incredibly difficult. But… I am ready to make a change! Even if it means going to bed when the kids do, I’m determined to turn things around for myself!

  7. Dawn says:

    With my husband away with work, and I am home with 4 kids for the last year and a half… which includes a nursing baby, I’m lucky if I can get 3 meals on the table, much less a few minutes to myself. Oh yeah, that’s the bathroom if I’m lucky…. I will be glad next month when he comes home for good. I think having kids… there’s a point where you lose yourself, and after the nursing stage, it’s time to find yourself once again…. Because as a friend of mine says, “You ARE THAT Girl” and You are SO worth it. Thanks for the encouragement. Now it’s just getting over the hurdle of “Doing It.” It’s time to begin to get acquainted with Mr. Kettlebell. ;)

  8. Abby says:

    My biggest challenge is just starting out with the new habits and continuing to do what works, day after day, even when results aren’t super noticeable yet. To get more days under my belt so it starts to be a new habit, gaining momentum with each choice each day, kind of like a snowball effect, is definitely what is hardest for me.

  9. nicole says:

    My husband is my worst enemy when it comes to fueling my fire with unclean foods….it is so frusterating and have cried out to him sevareal times that I need his support on this lifestyle. Now I know that when push comes to shove, it is me having a lack of self control too, because when he brings home my favorites I need to say NO. Weekends are my tough days and this is where he wants to eat all the naughty foods and huge quantities on top of it.

  10. Jilligan says:

    Well, I finally accomplished reducing the pocket of fat under my belly and that in turn made my saggy abdominal skin seem tighter – but it wasn’t sustainable. In order to accomplish it to took serious dietary changes (Atkins, no sugar, wheat, dairy) and 2 hour workouts 6x week – including MRT, slow steady cardio, and strength training. I looked ready to step on stage, but that isn’t what I wanted to do – I just wanted to lose my “pooch”. Now that I know how hard it is to keep fat off my belly, I’ve accepted that anything over 15% body fat is going to give me a tummy and I just have to dress accordingly. And suck it in.

  11. Julie says:

    I can relate to all the comments in one way or another. I also seem to want to make it more complicated that it really is.

  12. Bren says:

    I feel I’ve made great strides in eating better, except for those treats I want to share with friends and family moments. But its not enough, I need to excersize too and that is where my problem lies. I don’t like to excersize so I come up with creative ways to talk myself out of it. ei. I don’t want to excersize now cause I’ll get sweaty, and then need a shower, and then I’ll have to refix my hair. I don’t have time for that now so I’ll do it later… I’ll get down to do an excersize but then there is a dog’s nose in my face or a kid jumping on my back begging for a horsey ride. I’ll think about doing push-ups but notice the floor needs to be vacuumed and think “eh gross, I’ll do them after I’ve cleaned the floor” and afterwards find another excuse. Lack of time, lack of energy, and a serious dislike of sweat during the day are by biggest challenges…. that and wanting to excersize when I’m completely by myself. No one else watching or needing anything! If I could fix the sweat problem surely I could convince myself do deal with the other excuses better.

  13. Connie says:

    Oh my, I can so relate to all the comments already mentioned. The bottom line for me is I need to make more time for myself and stick with that time. I schedule everything else in so I should be scheduling the me time in as well. Eating is getting better as I have just resigned to the fact that I will eat differently from the rest of my family at times. They refuse to eat some of my healthy stuff and I refuse to eat some of their junk stuff. However, like Karen, I do like the ice cream here and there and that just sends me into wanting more sugar. It’s breaking the habits and as you have said time and time again, Holly, stepping out of your comfort zone. But you are right it’s also hard to “not change” too. That just adds additional problems – I don’t have time for additional problems. LOL

  14. Karen says:

    I think if it was just me then I would be able to stick with it but I get derailed by the activities and treats that my family wants. I also want to have the ice cream on a hot day but once I have the sugar I find that I have to fight so hard not to have another treat. I want to be able to eat the same meals and I find this challenging with children. I also overpack my schedule so my workout time is lost. I know these are my choices but these are my challenges and why I have a hard time keeping the weight off. I am really good at losing the weight but the maintenance is what gets me as I find it difficult to continue to say no.

  15. bekah says:

    The battle of wanting junk food/too much food more than I want to be healthy/look nice.

  16. Melissa Owings says:

    Having “junk” food in the house for other members of the family and then indulging myself when I am stressed, exhausted or emotional.

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