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Sharny Transformation

My Story

While it's amazing and so much more inspiring to see the thousands of transformations our programs create, I get asked daily to tell my weight loss story. So here it is.

Quick Facts

  • I'm nearly 40.
  • I have 6 kids (all mine).
  • I have lots of stretch marks (see this photo).
  • I used to weigh 84kg (185lb).
  • I used to have very bad postnatal depression.
  • I exercise less than 15 minutes a day using the Fit, Healthy, Happy Mum program.

I was 30kg heavier and basically eating my way to joy every day.

Joy... a hollow, empty existence.

I'd wake up in the morning hoping that night time would just come by a lot faster so that I could sleep.

Imagine that (you're probably living that right now)... sleep being the best part of your day.

It doesn't have to be...

One day, I decided “Fuck it”.

Normally I don't swear, but as I say in the book, there is no vocabulary that better encapsulates the feeling of letting go like the F-bomb!

I decided there and then that all the bullshit stories I had heard about "eating for two" or "being a mum is hard" were no longer going to apply to me.

Before saying "fuck it" it was as if I had just accepted my fate without even a fight, AND I grown up as a strong, confident girl.

I had grown up as a strong confident girl what on earth had happened to me?

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I felt like a terrible mother, and that it was just going to be this way forever until something externally changed for me. But nothing had, not even my clothes. I was still wearing my maternity clothes. LOL

12 weeks after the birth of my 4th baby (Emmett), I had lost 24kg and gained my power back.

Actually, I gained more power. I felt more power. I felt that I had finally transitioned into what I WANTED to have as a mother and what I wanted to be as a mother. Not the apron wearing hag with tuckshop arms and whispy hair who spent most of the day hiding in the pantry guzzling chocolate

I was a WOMAN and I understood what my place in the world was.

No longer was I afraid of exercise

I learned to LOVE it (not in that positive talk convince yourself to love exercise way, but in a deep lust for the freedom of movement and expression that all out lung busting exercise can have).

No longer was I afraid of my body.

I wear bikinis now (and even got asked to do a photo shoot for VEVE swimwear). Yes, the swimwear designers that put bikinis on Crystal Hefner, Stephanie Rice, Ellie Gonsalves and Sheridyn Fisher.

No longer was I afraid of my kids

I learned to be the QUEEN in my family, not the SLAVE. My kids love me more now and my husband can't get enough of me (he literally showers me with gifts and praise every day now.)

No longer was I afraid of my stretch marks.

I LOVE them now (and millions of FB shares agree with me that stretch marks are symbol of the sacrifice I made for my beautiful, perfect children. Thank you if you are one of the people who commented!)

No longer was I afraid of anything really.

I had grown up! (I know it sounds puerile, but from the messages I get about the program, so many of you agree that you feel like a girl, stuck in a middle aged woman's body, with no support and a TON of pressure!)

You Don't Need To Be Afraid Any More!

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