An Australian mum-of-six has shown off her brand new figure after losing 17kg in just eight weeks.
‘17 kilos down guys.’ Krechelle shared on April 26. ‘Currently on a beach run. And had to post this. Because I’m bursting with pride and energy and love for all of you.
‘Running along the beach appreciating the props you’re all giving me thank you thank you thank you! You can do it to!’ the chuffed mum wrote.
‘I’ve often been asked; “what’s your secrets?” and there certainly are some tips back on my blogs but reality is EAT LESS, MOVE MORE.
‘I’ve got some times to beat so I'm gonna go enjoy this beautiful beach walk run gallop; keep the inboxes coming ladies!! I’m here for you just like your all here for me!! What a force we are.’
It was a different story back in March, when Krechelle shared a searingly honest post revealing she felt ‘sad’ about her body.
‘I feel saddened by what I see; that’s just a fact, it makes me sad and it makes me feel uneasy because what I see scares me,’ she wrote.
‘I want to encourage “healthy body image” to my daughters,’ Krechelle admitted. ‘But I also want to be honest with them. And if I’m being completely honest. I haven’t been trying my best. Or looking after my body the way I should.
‘I may not of gotten myself here this time but I refuse to stay here or get bigger. I know the facts. I also know at this size I am not healthy. And I don’t want to die.
‘I have six beautiful children I NEED to live for. I don’t want to be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and the list goes on.
‘I don’t want to worsen my immune disorder. Which I am because my weight is causing my arthritis to worsen.’
Krechelle said she was sharing her journey in the hope that she inspires other mothers to look after their health.
And just a week later, the proud mum – who is due to undergo sinus surgery in a few weeks - could already see results.
‘I’m feeling super happy with my progress. I am 1.7kilos down this week. And my body is changing I can feel it,’ Krechelle shared. ‘My core is lifting and getting stronger.’
It’s not the first time Krechelle has transformed her body. After having her twins in 2013, she lost 56kg and could ‘run 8km in 42 minutes’.
This time around the mum said ‘willpower’ was the greatest muscle she was using – and that she had been inspired by the likes of fitness stars Michelle Bridges and Emily Skye.
As for her top tips, Krechelle said she swears by is never eating after dinner.
‘I have a cup of tea or coffee but I don’t eat. Which means from 5pm till 6am; I’m on tea and water,’ she wrote.
Drinking water is another key ingredient.
‘I drink at least 2.4 litres of water a day. Drink it because it aids digestion and keeps you hydrated and full,’ Krechelle wrote. ‘I drink water in the evenings to curb cravings and during the day between meals.’
Avoiding dairy has also helped the mum slim down.
‘I don’t really have much dairy; yogurt I definitely do but I don’t have cheese and chocolate can be so creamy,’ she wrote. ‘I replace milk in my coffee and protein shakes for water most of the time.
Sticking to 10,000 steps a day has also helped her, she added – as has finding a support system of ‘like minded souls’ to inspire and encourage her.
Read more from Krechelle on her blog here