Mother-of-three drops 40 kilos and is the fittest she’s ever been

‘I was puffed just walking’: Overweight mother, 31, drops an incredible 40 kilos to become a personal trainer – WITHOUT giving up the tasty foods she loves

  • An Australian mother, who tipped the scales at 114 kilos, has lost 40 kilograms  
  • Stacey Chisholm, 31, joined The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Challenge in 2014
  • The mother-of-three used to feel ‘puffed out’ walking just a few hundred metres
  • Hoping to become a PT, the Victorian runs regularly and trains six days a week 

An Australian mother, who once tipped the scales at 114 kilograms, has lost an incredible 40 kilograms.  

Stacey Chisholm, who joined The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in November 2014, revealed she used to get ‘puffed out’ just walking.

Now incorporating running into her six-day-a-week workout regime, the 31-year-old is at her fittest, and studying to become a personal trainer.

‘I was puffed just walking’: Melbourne mother, Stacey Chisholm, 31 (pictured), dropped an incredible 40 KILOS, and now runs regularly as she studies to become a personal trainer

‘I was so unfit, puffed to walk even a few hundred metres, it was really affecting my health,’ Ms Chisholm said on The Healthy Mummy’s blog.

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‘I hated doing anything with my kids, I was so depressed, fast food was my go-to food, not to mention the chocolate and soft drink I craved daily.’

Now training six days a week, the mother to three young children, all under the age of 10, is able to run and doesn’t get ‘puffed out.’ 

What are Stacey’s tips to keeping motivated?  

1. Prepare your meals in advance

2. Don’t buy junk food or any ‘specials’ in supermarket aisles 

3. Prepare easy snacks 

4. Become part of a support group  

Ms Chisholm, who lives in Ballarat, Victoria, said her main tip for others wanting to shed the weight, is to be prepared.

‘Meal plan and prep, it’s a must. I always buy just what I need,’ she said.   

Ms Chisholm who previously consumed a diet of fast food, chocolate and soft drink, followed The Healthy Mummy’s diet and exercise plan.

The app provides you with access to over 4,000 recipes, based on lean protein, vegetables and healthy carbohydrates, along with over 350 workout videos.  

Transformation: Having once tipped the scales at 114 kilograms, Ms Chisholm now weighs 74 kilograms and trains six days a week 

Personal trainer and lifestyle coach Alexa Towersey told FEMAIL on Thursday that long-term weight loss, such as Stacey’s, is a case of ‘slow and steady wins the race.’

‘The problem with deadline dieting is that it’s more than likely involved some sort of extreme action – in the case of a lot of my female clients – over training and under eating,’ Ms Towersey explained.

‘As a general rule of thumb, the more extreme the action, the more extreme the reaction. The longer it takes to come off, the longer it will stay off. It’s truly a case of slow and steady wins the race.’   

Half her size: Reflecting on her former self, the mother-of-three shared on The Healthy Mummy blog: ‘I was so depressed, fast food was my go-to food’ 

What is Stacey’s average day on a plate? 

Breakfast: Toast with banana

Snack: Piece of cucumber and some cheese with a coffee 

Lunch: Healthy Mummy Smoothie with raspberries, kale and milk OR leftover prawns and polenta 

Snack: Yoghurt with honey and chopped carrots 

Dinner: Steak and homemade sweet potato chips and a side salad  

Ms Towersey said a lifestyle journal is one way of keeping yourself accountable.

‘I encourage all my clients to begin their journeys with a lifestyle diary where they record their food, water, training, sleep and relaxation,’ she said.

‘It’s not about judgement, it’s about awareness and the ability to identify self sabotaging patterns.’

‘By keeping track of decisions you make in your day-to-day life in response to different stressors, you can start preparing strategies to set yourself up for long-term success,’ Ms Towersey added. 

New chapter: Ms Chisholm is studying to become a personal trainer 

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