“How I lost 23 kilos”

Mum of six reveals her secrets to staying motivated

August 15 2018

Eight At Home blogger Krechelle Carter has been on a weight loss journey for the past nine months. In that time, she has dropped 23kg and is “on a roll” to lose 23kg more.

The mum of six has talked openly about her health and fitness on her Instagram page and says sharing the journey has helped her to keep going.

“People ask me how I stay motivated,” she wrote. “And the answer is I never lose sight of the end goal.

“One nurse once said to me she genuinely worries about people who are near or over 100 kilos as their health risks are astronomically higher; I don’t want to be another statistic. I choose my health. I choose life,” she added.

When it comes to mealtimes, Krechelle says she likes to keep it simple: “I can’t understand these programs with 102 ingredients; mate I don’t have the bloody time. Broccoli green chicken sweet potato mash; meal.”

She also keeps portions sizes small, focusses on lean protein, eats heaps of greens including spinach, pears, celery and kale, snacks on carrot sticks and protein shakes, and stays hydrated by drinking two litres of water a day and limiting herself to one milky coffee.

Finding exercise she enjoys has also been a game-changer for Krechelle.

“If I can’t wait to exercise then it’s not a chore anymore it’s fun, it’s exciting; it’s a good part of my day,” she wrote in her blog.

“I love lifting weights, I love netball and I love gym classes and beach walks so this is what I do. Because I want to!”

The first picture was taken in 2012, (thus the blurriness) I was depressed and I didn't know who I was ; id already lost 15kilos but I was still disgusted in myself; and that makes me sad. I asked Dave to take the photo and was horrified of myself and what I saw. The new photo is a further 10kilos down but way more strength and the difference is I finally feel confident. I feel proud of all I've achieved and All I'm going to achieve. I know I can do it, I know I've got it in me. I took this photo;me; I am confident. I'm not at my goal weight yet but I'm heading there. I've had a few hiccups and as my gut heals I'll be backing of exercise a tad and focusing on nutrition. My new journey will be great for anyone learning about food or weight loss or just needing to ease themselves into exercise. People ask me how I stay motivated?! And I guess the answer is ; I never loose sight of the end goal, one nurse once sad to me she genuinely worries about people who are near or over 100kilos as their health risks are astronomically higher; I don't want to be another statistic. I choose my health. I choose life! This mornings starting with two scrambled eggs and some spinach rocket mix. Good morning Happy Wednesday Krechelle Xx #mumlife #mommyblogger #adelaideloves #blogging #largefamilylife #instamom #motherhoodrising #momlife #healthymum #family #mummy #fitness #homeworkout #tattooedgirls #mumssupportingmums #blogger #mumblog #reallife #adelaideblogger #farmhousedecor #healthylife #boweldisease #ceoliac #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #homeworkout

Having a workout buddy has also helped – she has five! – because it keeps her accountable and is a great way to catch up with friends and work out at the same time.

On days when she can’t get to the gym, the Adelaide mum pops on a YouTube workout at home.

“I burn on average around 400 calories in 45 minute home workout and that makes me super happy!” she adds.

Her six children also help motivate her to be consistent with healthy eating and working out because she is conscious of setting a good example:

“Exercise and healthy eating is not just important for us it’s important for children to learn at a young age, and we lead by example.