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Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy
Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy


Week 7 and 8 Challenge Review on the Healthy Mummy.

 

Heading into the end of the second month and on to the last 4 weeks to make up the 12 week Healthy Mummy challenge.

I set my goals for the week and at the end of the week, I go back to review and evaluate to ensure I am on track to complete the goals set.

I find this step is really important to be able to make changes and adjustments otherwise nothing will change if I am not overlooking my daily habits.

My goals throughout The Healthy Mummy challenge are to be:

 

 

As busy mums, we all know how hard it is to complete our daily tasks, and throwing in more commitments to making a healthier change into the mix may seem daunting. 

It is going to feel in the beginning overwhelming and as if you are not going to have time, but this is where planning and being prepared are really going to make a difference.

Taking the time each week, for me it’s a Sunday, to think and write down how I am going to tackle my week to ensure I have factored in each task and goal to complete is going to set me up without giving up and taking the old easy road.  

Meal Planning and writing in my Daily Planner and Journal allow me to schedule, organise and plan for the week which in turn helps me manage my stress levels and also helps ensure I haven’t forgotten anything I need to do during that day.

 

I have a whole article I have written on the preparation for the 12 week Healthy Mummy Challenge , and I discuss that this is a journey for me, and a lifestyle. I don’t look at this as a diet. This style of living is for life.

Incorporating balance into your lifestyle will help you to understand that eating a wide variety of food is ok and everything in moderation and balance rather than cutting everything out and then finding you cannot sustain this type of diet. 

Education and understanding how to incorporate this healthy lifestyle into your day takes time. Adjusting to a new routine will become easier when you have established a routine that works with your lifestyle and family. 

I am finding by undertaking the Healthy Mummy 12 week challenge I am gaining more knowledge about eating healthier and also maintaining and implementing this type of lifestyle is not only for me but my family who will benefit from living this healthier balanced lifestyle.

Weekly Meal Prep

As above I take meal prepping seriously. As you have probably found from all my other 12 week challenge review articles I really do believe that being prepared and organised helps me to stay on track and reduces my stress levels with my everyday busy life.

At the beginning of every week on the Healthy Mummy 12 week challenge, I use an hour or so usually on Sundays to plan my weekly meals and snacks in order to eat healthier and not be tempted by unhealthy foods from running out of time in particular at dinner times.

What I love about using a program like The Healthy Mummy, is the app has everything I need to help me meal plan. Each month there is a different healthy meal category, for example, budget, 15-minute meals, summer shred etc. 

Each week on Wednesday is when the new meal planner is released for you to plan for your next week of meals. I love the range and variety, you never get bored of the same meals.

You are never left wondering or stuck with coming up with new and exciting meals to keep you and your family happy.  

Have you tried meal planning? If you are wondering, I have written an article here Meal Prepping. 

Meal prepping is a way to organise and plan your meals and snacks for the week ahead. By doing some chopping, portioning, and even cooking some meals and freezing helps to free up time on the days you don’t have much time.

I find with work, school, and sports after school is a crazy time to walk in the door and feel overwhelmed to try and get a healthy meal up within 30 mins with hungry kids. 

Having this in mind I’m ensured on those days I have planned a meal that is ready to simply heat and eat. 

 

Week 7 and 8 Meal Prep

Homemade Pizza Night

This has become a ‘fake-away’ night for our family. 

It’s exactly like takeaway only healthier and more delicious! 

I get the kids involved in this one. They have a pizza each to top with their chosen toppings. 

I make the pizza sauce to limit the amount of sugar and additives and it’s also a cheaper alternative. 

Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy - Homemade Pizza Night
Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy – Homemade Pizza Night

 

Shredded Chicken Tacos

I love using the slow cooker for easy midweek dinners.

This is where the planning and scheduling of a meal will help with making the dinner process easier.

I Like to prep the ingredients the night before so I can place them straight into the slow cooker and turn on to make the morning rush that little bit earlier.

Any leftovers I use for nachos, taco bowls for the lunch the next day, or freeze the leftovers to use for another meal.

Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy - Slow Cooked Tacos
Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy – Slow Cooked Tacos

Coleslaw Salad

I love salads, they are easy, healthy, and delicious. 

Sometimes to make the process even easier I grab a bag of preprepared salad mix to speed up the process. 

It’s as easy as grabbing a few containers and portioning out the mix but leaving out the salad dressing so the mix doesn’t go soggy. 

 

Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy - Coleslaw Salad
Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy – Coleslaw Salad

 

Oat Slice

These are perfect for the kid’s snacks or even for work. 

I love adding nuts and seeds but when I know they will be for the kids to take to school I just omit the nuts to keep it nut free. 

You will want to make double batching or even triple batching to make them last longer.

They are perfect for the freeze. Slice them up and individually wrap them and pop them in the freezer to grab out when needed.

 

You can grab the recipe here Healthy Oat Slice.

Healthy Oat Slice
Healthy Oat Slice

 

Smoothies

I often have a smoothie. The convenience and knowing the nutritional benefits of a smoothie being packed full of protein and essential amino acids along with vitamins and minerals. 

I find if I don’t have protein in my salads at lunch I will grab a portion of protein powder to ensure I have enough protein in my diet at each meal.

 

The Healthy Mummy Smoothies

Healthy Mummy 12 week challenge review – Week 5-6. The Healthy Mummy Smoothies

 

Date Night!

I love scheduling a date night. 

It doesn’t happen often but when it does the feeling you get from unwinding and taking some much-needed couple time is perfect for the mind and body. 

 
Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy - Date Night
Week 7-8 Review on the 12 Week Challenge Healthy Mummy – Date Night


Workouts

I haven’t had much luck here again this week with getting out and enjoying the fresh air for a walk and getting active.

It’s been another wet and rainy week and fortnight with flooding in some parts of Australia, again!

To top it off magpie season is still in full swing.

But having The Healthy Mummy app allows me to still work out with the hundreds of workout programs from the comfort of my own lounge room. 

 

28-Day-Challenge Healthy Mummy
Healthy Mummy 12 week challenge review – Workout program

 

Weekly Tips

As each week I like to wrap up with any new tips that I have learned during each week on the program.

I hope you enjoyed my Healthy Mummy 12 Week Challenge review and it has inspired you to take control of your health and fitness goals.

One month to go until the end of the Healthy Mummy Challenge!

See you for my week 9-10 Healthy Mummy Challenge Review.

Amy xx

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