Gugu lost 16 pounds. Her post-partum depression that was made worse by her doctor banning her from working out immediately after giving birth. Once she was clear to workout, she started working toward getting her pre-baby body back.
Starting weight: 75kg (165.3 pounds)
Current weight: 67.7kg (149.2 pounds)
I am Gugu Mema. I’m a 30 year old mother of a 3 year old from Johannesburg. South Africa. My before photo is from January 2017 and my after photo is from October 2017. I started exercizing again in May 2017, because I wanted to get in my pre-baby jeans by July 18th, which is my birthday. I failed to hit the target then but I fit unto them now.
What was your motivation?
I went through post-partum depression that was made worse by my doctor banning me from going back to working out immediately after baby. I wanted to get back to my before baby body. My child is turning three years old this month. I had complications with my C-section and the doctor stopped me from working out too much for close to two years. I just got fat and lazy.
What inspired you when you wanted to give up?
I knewI could look my best if I put in the work because I had done it before. I refused to buy bigger than size 14 in clothes. My stepmom is 46 and she is banging hot. I could not let myself look fat with such a hot mother.
How did you change your eating habits?
I did not change much. I kick started my journey by blending all my food into liquid in the beginning. Now, I just eat solids. I stopped eating white rice, mealie meal pap and cut down on the lays and chocolates. I cheat a lot, but I also workout very hard. I’m a maniac at the gym.
What did your workout routine look like?
At first, I ran 3 times a week. Now, I workout 5-6 times a week. I started with running around the blocks in my residential estate. At first, I could not do more than 2km. Now, I do 10-12km easy. Eventually, I went back to gym and started incorporating spinning and weight training.
When did you start your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I can do anything. I cam run 20km if I really set my to it.