Trista Cashman had been suffering anxiety and depression since her daughter was born. But that all started to change when she decided to put herself and her health first.
Just 6 months into the Healthy Mommy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, Trista is proving to be the BEST MOM POSSIBLE to her daughter.
Losing 53 lbs and 32 inches from her body, she has managed to stay on top of her anxiety and depression. And now faced with her BIGGEST hurdle yet, she tackles it with newfound strength and determination.
Mom Trista shares her personal weight loss journey on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge below.
Racked with anxiety and post natal depression she knew it was time to make a change
After the birth of her daughter in April 2017, Trista began to struggle. She says “Anxiety and postnatal depression had me in a complete rut – and I just didn’t care!
Towards the end of 2018, I saw a picture of myself and I was completely in shock at what my body had let itself get to.”
Trista knew it was time to make a change. She says “I had to show my daughter what healthy living looked like. Show her that being healthy doesn’t have to be hard or expensive”.
I had followed The Healthy Mommy Facebook group for a few years, in complete awe of the transformations that thousands of moms just like me where making.
I knew that I wanted to make a complete lifestyle change and not just a fad diet or something to get quick results – we all know these never last!
For me, that’s exactly what The Healthy Mommy offered – a safe, healthy and easy complete change of lifestyle, not only for me but for my husband, 2-year-old and my 11-year-old stepson.
The simple and easy to follow customizable meal plan keeps me focused and got me started loving food, as the recipes are fantastic!”
Try the Cheesy Taco Pasta recipe here.
Getting started with The Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges
“I started with a trial month, and then signed on to the 12 monthly subscriptions when I realized how easy it actually was!
You pick from hundreds of yummy healthy meals. They give you your shopping list and it makes life easy, both at the store, in the kitchen and also on the pocket!”.
For exercise, Trista simply walks five times a week.
Weight loss results – 53 lbs and 32 inches from her body
Wow! In just 6 months following the Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meals plans, Trista has lost 53 lbs and 32 inches from her body.
The best part of being a ‘Healthy Mommy’
“I love Healthy Mommy for so many different reasons. The food is amazing and the choice of recipes is incredible.
However, the thing I love the most about Healthy Mommy is the amazing support!
The Facebook group and the admin team are so supportive and you realize that you are not the only one in the same boat!
I am now a lifetime member of The Healthy Mommy and it is the best thing I have ever done.
As my little one gets older, I’m excited to get her involved in the planning and prepping of these meals so she has a further understanding that healthy can be fun!”
Overcoming obstacles during my Healthy Mommy journey
“I have had to overcome different issues to start a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve had the anxiety and depression threaten to come back when I had a bad meal or a bad day.
But I pushed through with the mentality that one bad day won’t ruin weeks/months of good work. I’ve realized that it’s OK to have treats if that’s all they are!”
Try making your own healthy treats, like these Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.
Facing new hurdles with strength and determination
“The biggest challenge I am facing, however, is my diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma.
My appetite has shrunk and I’m regularly too tired to exercise.
But when I look back at my pictures I am motivated to know that I am healthy and I am going to face this challenge with great nutrition behind me to help with treatment.”
Advice to other moms
When it comes to advice for moms it would be:
- “Don’t be too hard on yourself. Amazing transformations don’t happen overnight. If you beat yourself up over one bad meal you will undo all your amazing work as you will undo your mind set.
- Pick small goals to help keep you motivated. Some rewards that will push you past the times you want to give up.”
The Healthy Mommy team would like to thank Trista for sharing her story.
Trista, we are blown away by your strength and courage for putting yourself first to become a better mom to your daughter.
Congratulations on your massive weight loss to date and your determination to show your daughter a healthy lifestyle.
We are cheering you on and are here to support you through your recent diagnosis and any future hurdles you face.
Are you ready to become a Healthy Mommy?
Our Challenge is designed by moms FOR MOMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.
The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises moms can do AT HOME.
To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.
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