My name is Rachael Mason, I am a 26 year old single mum of three young boys, I also work full time, an to date I’ve lost 34kgs in the past 9 months. I had been over weight all of my adult life, its hard to use ‘I just had a baby’ as an excuse when your youngest is 3, I realized it’s time to get rid of all my excuses. I joined a gym, and had a friend at work who each week would bring in her scales an we would weigh in together, so I was being held accountable to someone. Slowly it started to come off.
I hit a Plato an the weight wasn’t shifting, I started to talk to one of the guys from TSN that came into my work regularly, he was so supportive, helpful and non judgmental. He guided me with food an added in supplements of a weight management plan that otherwise I would have known nothing about, still going with the gym and with all the extra knowledge I gained from the team at TSN the weight started to drop again. The one moment that sticks with me, that makes me keep going, I can now have running races with my 5yr old. That wasn’t an option when I was 34kgs heavier. It’s worth it. I still have another 10kgs to go to reach ultimate goal but I know I’ll get there. There is no easy quick fix.