International Women’s Day is celebrated once a year on March 8th. It is a global day that celebrates all aspects and achievements of women.
here in healthy mummyWe are all about supporting and empowering women to be healthy and strong. We want to celebrate women’s accomplishments every day!
We have an exceptional community of women, who support each other, and celebrate achievements big and small. It’s a place where friendships form and women lean on each other to help them get one step closer to their health goals.
So in light of International Women’s Day, we asked amazing community From mothers to tell us how powerful they feel and what personal accomplishments they have achieved make them feel proud. Read their stories below…
Our healthy mummy community shares their achievements on International Women’s Day
Jenna Daniel “defies people’s expectations”
Gina says,When I was in the middle of my double degree at university, I got pregnant with my daughter Lexi. People told me that I should take time off from university and postpone my studies for a year or two.
My daughter was born the day before the start of her second semester in 2016 and I am still studying full time with a newborn who has rebound and sleep issues.
“Challenging people’s expectations and not just completing university but not taking any breaks from studying because becoming a mother feels like a powerful achievement.”
Nicole Beveridge “Parkrun”
Nicole says,I’m a self saboteur and always put my kids first so I try really hard to do what my body needs. I’m so proud that my whole family tries to do a Parkrun every weekend.
“This is my son and I at Parkrun in Darwin when we were there on holidays in January. ”
Britney Barden “Exercise Every Day”
Britney says, “I recently lost my dad to cancer and he broke my heart in two.? I feel strong by exercising every day and carrying on his legacy (he has been a passion for fitness and bodybuilding who built his entire life, and taught me a lot of what he knew when we trained together).
“It was a huge shock and he was gone within a couple of months of finding out. I know he would be proud to watch me slowly build muscle and drop dress sizes after the birth of my second little boy who unfortunately he never met.
“So, right now, I’m taking small steps out of accomplishment, trying to find a way to get back into myself and healthy mummy Help me do that. “
Samantha Tal “Being”
Samantha says, “The past two years have been an absolute nightmare for my family. From the joy of welcoming our second daughter into the world to discovering that the eldest had cancer within 6 months.
Watching my biggest struggle for her life knowing I couldn’t help her break me but also feeling like I was letting down my younger self because I wasn’t there for her was just as hard. It has now been 20 months since my beautiful girl lost her battle with cancer and I will forever be sad.
“However, I am very proud of the way I grew up every day and made sure I was in my youngest daughter’s life. I already lost a sister, and even though it took every inch of my strength, I didn’t want to lose her mother either.”“
tash horrocks “hit role model”
Tash says, “When I first started my healthy mummy journey 3 years ago, I set a goal of losing 25kg. I remember thinking I’d never be able to do that but why not give it a shot.
“The day I stepped on the scale and weighed less than 90kg, I did a happy dance and cried. I feel more powerful and confident in myself than ever before. I’m setting the example I wanted to do with my son.
“It feels great to be able to follow him on the court or go up the slides without worrying. I would still like to lose another 5-10 kilograms, but I am sure that I will be closer than I thought.”
Joanne Brennan “Being the best me”
Joan says, “I am proud of myself because every goal I have set in my life I have achieved, including having two children, making my childhood dream of becoming a dance teacher and having my own studio for 15 years.
“Now that I’m retired from dancing, I’m working full time and I’m going to make another life change, menopause. I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs but still here is the best thing I can do every day. “
Eleanor Hanna “Keep on working”
Eleanor says, “I am very proud to have been over the last 5 years in particular, my husband’s recurring cancer, full time job and 4 kids, was born younger than me deaf and had cochlear implants, and now I am going to school this year all with pretty much peers.
“I think we as mothers/women don’t really sit back and take pride in the way we go through so much and go on.“
Jana Coleman “Become More Positive”
Jenny saysI’m so proud of myself for getting out of the funk and anxiety phase I’m in. I was able to achieve this by overcoming my negative attitude and becoming a more positive person. I have been able to focus on what is most important and why. I have been able to maintain my weight which I have lost 10kg in the last 3 years due to this change. This photo is the most empowering for me.
“The first picture was when I just started to put on my heaviest. The second picture was when I was going through the anxiety phase and lost a lot of weight because of it. The third picture is where I am today happy and content. I feel stronger now knowing what I’ve dealt with and hopefully it helps others” .
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