Samara Syed is a single mom-of-2 who has been able to overcome struggles with her mental health as well as reclaim her confidence and happiness. And who wouldn’t be happy after she shed 38 lb in just 8 months!
Not only has she had amazing weight loss success in a short period of time thanks to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge but she has maintained this for 2 years. She is the picture of healthy and happiness with a set of abs that would make even the fittest person envious.
30-year-old single mom-of-2 Samara Syed is one of 6 INCREDIBLE moms flown to New York for a special day of pampering and celebration as they participate in the first Healthy Mommy Body Confident photo shoot, which is part of World Healthy Mommy month.
A celebration of moms of all ages and sizes who are living their best and healthiest lives.
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago when she started her Healthy Mommy journey she was racked with anxiety and suffering postpartum depression.
Samara shares her AMAZING mental and physical transformation below.
Samara’s weight loss journey
Samara joined The Healthy Mommy in January 2016, a week after giving birth to her second daughter. Mentally and physically at her lowest point and she was desperate to find herself again!
Not only did she gain 44lbs, but she also admits that she was fueling her body with all the wrong things.
She says “My diet consisted mostly of soda, chocolate bars, and Krispy Kreme donuts!
I felt sluggish, I was depressed through pregnancy and had bad anxiety too.”
After my daughter was born, I absolutely hated what I saw when I looked in the mirror. I was not the mom I wanted to be.
Not only did none of her clothes fit the way she wanted them too, but Samara also says she was constantly feeling sad, anxious and short tempered.
Lacking self-confidence she preferred to stay at home, rather than go out anywhere.
Signing up to The Healthy Mommy
The day Samara made the conscious decision to put herself higher on the priority list was the day she joined The Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.
She says “It was the day my life changed and the day I realized I was worth it!”
Weight loss results – 38 lbs
By following the nutritious meal plans and exercise programs available via The Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App, Samara lost 38 lbs (down from 170 lbs to 132 lbs) in just 8 months and has been successfully toning and maintaining her body ever since.
Meal planning made simple
Samara loves the convenience of having a regular meal plan to follow and thousands of alternative options. She says “The Challenge App makes meal planning simple and cooking has now become a fun and educational experience. Now my girls even join in!”
“Exercise has become a celebration of what my body can do”
Rather than exercise being a punishment for what she has eaten, Samara says that exercise has become a celebration of what her body can do.
Overcoming obstacles during weight loss journey
Like all moms, Samara’s weight loss journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing. She says “There have been SO many ups and downs. There have been SO many excuses. There have been SO many times I’ve thought I wasn’t moving forward or times I’ve actually taken steps backward.
But you know what’s remained consistent.
I HAVE NEVER GIVEN UP ON MYSELF.
Through all the tough times, through all the excuses. I have NEVER failed because I ALWAYS get back up.
So take this as a reminder – not every day will be easy, but it will get easier every day”.
Overcoming fears and developing self-confidence
Before joining The Healthy Mommy, Samara was always living her life worried about how other people saw her.
She says “I was always worried about what other people thought of me and said about me.
Living with the fear that I was never good enough.
But now I have found true self-love, self-respect, self-worth, and self-confidence.”
“I am now the happiest, healthiest, most confident version of myself. I have beaten depression and am living my best life possible for myself and my two daughters.
My goal is to show the ‘every day’ mom that it is possible to reach your health and weight loss goals with The Healthy Mommy. It’s not a fad and it is maintainable.”
Tips for staying on track with weight loss
- Meal prep – it will make all the difference when you feel like straying from your healthy meal plan.
- Set small daily goals – this will help you from feeling overwhelmed.
- Try to fit in as much incidental exercise as you can each day
The Healthy Mommy team would like to congratulate Samara and thank her for sharing her weight loss journey with us together with her tips for staying on track.
Her beauty and confidence radiates from the inside out.
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