Mia “I’m living a life where I’m a happy, healthy role model for my son.”
How it started
I was inspired to make a change because I wanted to be the person I was before I had my son. After I'd had my son, I didn't feel healthy and I didn't feel good about myself. I couldn't stand looking at pictures of me and my baby together, which just shouldn't be something that’s on your mind. So that was the big driving factor.
I now love looking at pictures of us [my son and I] together. I'm happy looking at them, I feel so glad that they're displayed in the house. I'm happy being tagged on social media now too, as opposed to shying away from that or being behind the camera or even being that person at the back of the room while other people are at the front holding my son.
Any surprises along the way?
What surprised me about [WW] is the focus is not just on the nutritional aspect, but also on other pillars too. Particularly, sleep, sleep hygiene, good mental health, and mindfulness. As a new mum, sleep and understanding the importance of sleep and how that plays into creating those healthy habits has been key.
Weight Watchers is so flexible. If I'm having a busy week, I can jump onto an online [workshop] that'll fit around my day. If I'm having a week where I'm not able to go online, I can go to a drop-in [to a workshop] with my son instead. I'm in the driver's seat, I'm in control. I can chop and change what I do. I can go out if I want to. I can exercise all week and spend all those Points if I want to, it's flexible around me.
When it comes to tracking, the best piece of advice I can offer is, to be honest with yourself. If you're having a day where you've eaten your full allowance, be honest with yourself about that and go into weeklies if you need to. Understand [and recognise] where you are– you can always change the rest of the week.