Okay, before we begin, this is a long one! But if you are in need of a push in the right direction of regaining a positive mindset to build a body shape you feel content with, read on!
Six weeks before Christmas, I thought it would be a really good idea to begin a new exercise and eating program that lasted twelve weeks – yes, that means that week six fell right on Boxing Day – great idea!
But I had had enough. I had had enough of my eating, enough of watching my body sag a little more every day, enough of saying I plan to do something (anything!) and ultimately enough of doing nothing. I am not overweight, I am not unfit but I am a normal person with a busy schedule who actually just needs to prioritise her body and her health for once.
I kept seeing The Mummy Makeover flashing up on Facebook and after clicking in a few times, I decided to start the ball rolling and finally do something. So I filled in the interest form, and made an arrangement with Gary (the man with the inspiration behind the program) for a phonecall to get an overview of what was ahead if I signed up.
After watching his wife struggle with her changing body after having their two boys, Gary (already a gym owner and personal trainer) decided to put together a program that would assist other mummies in the same position, that they could complete at home, in their own time frame but with a support group running in the background, ultimately helping them to gain control of their own body again. My little boy is now 7. It’s taken me this length of time to make excuses, to sit on the sofa, to eat as much cheese as is humanly possible but finally, in The Mummy Makeover Program I had found something that motivated me enough to take the first step. Result!
During the initial call, Gary chatted about not only what I should expect to be doing over the course of twelve weeks, but he also laid out what would be expected of me – an opportunity for him to see how serious I really was. Apparently I was ready, and so I began The Mummy Makeover! 12 weeks of clean eating, exercise 3 times a week, a new body (hopefully!) and possibly most importantly, changing my mindset. Obviously there is a cost with the program (£297 or as I looked at it, £25/week) but again, to me and for what the program was offering me, it was worth it.
The perks of the program?
- You measure yourself (hips, bust and stomach) rather than solely looking at weight – the idea is to focus on your new body shape that changes with both eating habits and exercise (I also wish I’d measured my around my bum and my thighs to see the difference there!)
- You are given a link to a page that contains all the information you need – your menu plans (to use as you wish), an exercise program (word document and videos to follow step by step) and motivational videos created by Gary
- You are always accountable (via Gary and the other girls in the group!)
- You have access to a private Facebook group to share stories/food ideas/stresses with other mummies on the program
- You have a group call once a week to discuss successes and any issues you are having
- The call is followed up by Gary adding a challenge to the Facebook page, one to keep you on track and motivated
- Challenges are also added randomly e.g. the first person to drink 2l of water
- If Gary knows you have been struggling, he checks in on you and keeps you motivated
- If you are local, Gary owns a gym in Portadown so you can arrange to see him if necessary
- There is a Graduate Program which allows you to continue for another 12 weeks, or as I did, you have the opportunity to sign up for some personal training sessions with Gary to continue on your next phase
What I have learned on the program
- I have an understanding of food – admittedly understanding what I was eating had never really crossed my mind before, but it was explained in a way that made it easy to build into my lifestyle
- Sticking to the 90% clean and 10% treat rule is easy (most days) and is now how I continue to eat
- I need to drink at least 2 litres of water a day – I have felt the difference and now know from experience how important it is
- I don’t love exercise so I just need to make myself do it
- In order to achieve what you want, you need to change your mindset
Would I recommend this program?
Yes, Yes, Yes! For the first time in my life I have taken responsibility for my body – my eating habits and my exercise regime (although this has definitely been my biggest challenge). I am still on this journey, and admittedly since finishing my twelve weeks I have really struggled to continue with the exercise but my mindset is transformed which is making me think about myself and my goals, thus keeping me on track. I will get back to it properly!
So, feeling ready? It’s time to take that first step and get your body back! Click here or here to find out more…