How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

Bernie Fanning has managed to shed an impressive 25kg in just 12 months after signing up to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

The beautiful mum reveals due to her mental health decline, she put on 20kg in a couple of months and then again while suffering with gestational diabetes with her daughter.

“I started my Healthy Mummy journey on the 1st July in 2019, after the looking in the mirror and not recognising who the sad overweight lady was staring back at me,” she says. “And I’ve not looked back since.”

How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

Mum loses 25kg in 12 months and overcomes her mental health issues

Mum-of-one Bernie admits her clothes were so tight and her energy levels were non existent before The Healthy Mummy.

How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

“I struggled going to work and playing with my daughter . I was never overweight when I was younger,” she says.

“After my daughter was born she was diagnosed with a chromosome deletion, which experts believed could be causing her developmental delay.

“I was a member from of the Healthy Mummy for a few years become I committed to it fully. I would look at ladies stories wishing it was me.  My daughter deserves a mum who wants to live a healthy lifestyle.”

How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

Now, Bernie’s daughter helps her in the kitchen and she also loves all the yummy healthy food from The Healthy Mummy app.

“Skylah also loves getting into the workout room with me and especially loves box jumps, skipping and small hand weights,” she says.

“I have lost 25 kilos in 12 months and have been maintaining for almost 11 months. I have lost 150cm from my waist and dropped 4 dress sizes. My visceral fat has more then halved.”

How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

Bernie says her mental health has improved thanks to exercise and eating well

Best of all, Bernie says her mental health has improved dramatically and her fitness levels are the best they have ever been.

How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

“My biggest tip to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume and use the BMR calculator to workout your daily recommended calories,” she says.

“If you are feeling down or overwhelmed, go see your local GP for a mental health care plan in place.

“They may suggest therapy or medication. The Healthy Mummy app also has great tools to help with mental health, such as the meditations and the mind power tools.”

How losing 25kg in 12 months helped this mum overcome her mental health issues

If you feel depressed or are suffering from depression and or anxiety, we advise you to seek help from your GP or call Lifeline 13 11 14, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia [PANDA] 1300 726 306 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36.

Join Bernie on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Want to shift your baby weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.

Our Challenge entails: 

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

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