Mother-of-two reveals her incredible body transformation after tipping the scales at nearly 100kgs – and she DIDN’T go to the gym
- Kerrie O’Brien at her heaviest tipped the scales at 91kgs after having children
- Kerrie credits The Healthy Mummy program for her incredible transformation
- She is able to work out from home and often indulges in pasta and stir fry dishes
A mother-of-two who struggled with yo-yo dieting and a regimented exercise routine managed to shed nearly 20 kilos when she stopped going to the gym.
Kerrie O’Brien, from Sanctuary Cove in Queensland, at her heaviest tipped the scales at 91kgs, a by-product – she believes – of having two children later in life.
Her weight fluctuated after giving birth, and she spent years cutting sugar, jumping on board diet trends and doing cardio five days a week.
‘I had been overweight for 10 years following the birth of my 2 children in my late 30’s. At age 47 I knew my 50’s were approaching and I wanted to get fit and healthy before turning 50 as I didn’t want to be older with health problems,’ she told FEMAIL.
Mother-of-two Kerrie from Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, said her periodic arrhythmia and rheumatoid arthritis in her knees held her back in her fitness for years
But two years ago, a friend introduced her to The Healthy Mummy, a fitness and well-being app dedicated to helping mothers juggle the responsibilities of parenthood with a healthy lifestyle.
With some exercise and a healthy diet Kerrie lost 17 kilos, is fitter at 48 than she was at 20 and can confidently wear a swimsuit for the first time in years.
Kerrie credits the program for her incredible body transformation, saying home workouts are more rewarding than the gym ever was.
‘I exercise 6-7 times a week and it’s all done in my bedroom — bedroom bikini body — it’s funny but it’s true,’ she said.
Kerrie credits the program for her incredible body transformation, saying home workouts are more rewarding than the gym ever was
Her weight fluctuated after giving birth, and she spent years cutting sugar, jumping on board diet trends and doing cardio five days a week
‘You don’t need a gym to do their exercises, all you need is a fitness mat. It’s like having someone physically with you.’
‘Working out at home is so much easier because I can do it whenever or even wherever it suits me.’
She said the large range of exercises on the Healthy Mummy app mean its suitable for all fitness levels and moods.
‘I can easily fit my exercise around my family and get it done and even my children like to join in sometimes for a bit of fun. The videos all have instructors so it really is like having your own personal trainer.’
‘And we save money as I don’t need to pay gym fees,’ she added.
‘If we are away from home I can take my exercise with me. I’ve exercised in hotel rooms and on holidays many times just using the Healthy Mummy app.’
Kerrie regularly eats the foods previous diets warned her to steer clear of – pastas, curries and stir-fry dishes make up most of her meals.
‘I didn’t used to feel confident enough to wear bathers in public. Now I definitely do,’ she said
The mother-of-two said she was diagnosed with periodic arrhythmia – or irregular heart beats – 12 years ago.
But since shedding the weight, she hasn’t had a single episode.
‘I had suffered from sporadic arrhythmia of the heart for 12 years already with several hospital stays as a result.’
‘It worried me that the extra weight I was carrying, especially around my waistline, was contributing to my heart problems. I wanted to be there for my family for many years to come.’
In a recent photo-shoot celebrating The Healthy Mummy lifestyle, Kerrie wore a swimsuit for the first time in 10 years.
‘I didn’t used to feel confident enough to wear bathers in public. Now I definitely do,’ she said.
She said she would definitely encourage other mothers to try the program, saying: ‘It’s never too late to change your life for the better and get healthier.’
What is Healthy Mummy?
The aim of The Healthy Mummy has always been to empower mums to live a healthier life and it started off with just a few hundred mums using the programs on Facebook to more than 825,000 mums being part of The Healthy Mummy Community and transforming their health, life and body on the plans.
The two biggest products are the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and the Healthy Mummy Smoothies.
There are also over 52 books, supplements, singlets, active range, snack bars and lots more which cover Healthy Kids products and Healthy Pregnancy products. There are also 130 Healthy Mummy Consultants who are working mums themselves.
Free healthy recipes can be found here
Healthy pizza recipes are popular among those who follow the Healthy Mummy program
Pasta is also encouraged but is often loaded up with vegetables and low fat cheese