After 4 years of infertility, 8 unsuccessful rounds of IVF, 4 miscarriages and what she describes as a whole bunch of heartache, Carly became a mum to two beautiful, miracle boys. As so many mums do, Carly gave motherhood her all and in the process, put her own wellbeing on the backburner. She felt gross and unhappy. “I realised that if I continued on in the state I was in, I wouldn’t be here for long. They deserved more than that”
So, after looking through family photos of Christmas Day back in 2017, Carly decided it was time to take control of her health. “My weight was always something I was aware of and I knew I wouldn’t be around for my boys if I didn’t do something about it.”
So with the clean slate of a new year, Carly joined 28 on the 1st of January, 2018. With the support of her family and her boys even joining in some of the workouts, Carly stuck to the program and hasn’t looked back. Over the course of 12 months, Carly said she “got my head into a great place, sorted my body out, completely changed my life, and lost 35 kilos.”
. . Read what Carly had to say about her 28 experience below:“The changes I made have been realistic and sustainable and that is the beauty of 28 by Sam Wood. Nothing crazy. Nothing extreme. Just eating real food and moving my body every day. I struggle, I fail, I get going again, and I know at the end of the day I just need to do my best and that is enough. I have never felt this good - this healthy, positive, energetic, and happy. I’m not happy because I’m ‘skinny’, I’m happy because I can keep up with my kids, go on adventures with my family, dress for the weather rather than covering up, and know I’ve done my best to ensure I’ll be here for my family for the long haul. .
So, that’s me. I’m daggy, saggy and awkward, but also so keen to support others who are on the same journey. I hope that somewhere in amongst my wobbly skin slow-mo’s and gratuitous active wear Mumbod shots you can find a little bit of inspiration to keep going when it’s hard, do it even when don’t want to, and put yourself first enough to live your best life. It’s worth it.