Monday, 8 August 2016

Interview With TV Presenter Laura Hamilton On Her Amazing Weight Loss

Regular readers will know that I have really struggled with my weight since having my son, almost two years ago. I am currently on a weight loss mission for the third time since he was born as I gained 4 stone whilst pregnant with him. When I heard  A Place In The Sun TV presenter, Laura Hamilton, who has two children close in age like myself and who also gained 4 stone in her last pregnancy had lost an impressive 5 stone in weight I just had to know her secrets. 

After the birth of her one year old daughter Tahlia, Laura enlisted the help of celebrity fitness guru John Beeby - who also helped Nicole Scherzinger  get in shape. With John's help Laura went on to lose an amazing five stone in baby weight. Together they devised a simple fitness routine which lead to Laura launching her own fitness app Laura Hamilton's Full Body Workout. The app has been designed to help busy mums (like you and me) to exercise anywhere, anytime. With 5 simple routines that are suitable for all fitness levels this app will help you get fit from the comfort of your own home.



When I was given the chance to interview Laura I had to find out just how she managed to lose weight and still look so gorgeous and glam whilst being a busy working mum with two very young children, Rocco aged two and Tahlia aged one.  

1.) You look amazing, what made you embark on your fitness and weight loss journey ? 

After the birth of my first child Rocco I knew I wanted another baby so I didn't bother getting back in shape, but after having Thalia a year ago I thought it was the right time. It was slightly harder because it meant I ended up putting more weight on second time around. I wanted to feel fit and healthy for myself but also for my children. I did put a fair bit of pressure on myself because of my job being on screen constantly in summer clothes. 

2.) Did you ever feel like giving up on your bid to lose weight due to lack of time ? 

I manage to find time to work out when they both sleep and actually when I work out it gives me more energy, so I have never felt like giving up. When I started to see results it started to push me more. 

3.) Do you do any other form of exercise or just the routine on the app ? 

I run around after two toddlers, clean a house and look after my husband! I guess that kind of counts as exercise too. In all seriousness I do run around at a million miles an hour but I love to be busy and having the app means I can focus on particular areas of my body when I work out. 

4.) Do you find it harder to stay in shape since having children ? 

My body has completely changed shape and that is down to a combination of diet and exercise. I eat more healthily and that's also because I want to make sure my children are eating healthy too. In that sense I would say it's easier than I thought. 

5.) You probably get asked this all of the time but how do you manage to juggle looking after two young children, working and fit in time for looking after yourself ?

I have to be really organised all the time. I constantly write lists and when I have childcare I make the most of it!  As well as having my app I belong to a David Lloyd gym. They have a really good creche, soft play and children's pool so we can all be active together! 

6.) In a typical day what do you usually eat and do you still have the odd treat ? 

I try to eat a lot of protein and avoid sugar and carbs. Eggs and salmon are a breakfast favourite. I no longer drink orange juice or drinks loaded with sugar so have a lot of water. I try to follow the 5:2 diet where 2 days of the week I have whatever I want. 

7.) What would be your number one tip for a busy mum looking to lose weight ? 

Do it for you and don't let anyone else put pressure on you. Be realistic about the goals you set and don't expect it to happen overnight. 

8.) Lastly how do you manage to look so amazing with two young children ? 

I struggle to even get dressed and out the house most days! That is very kind. Make-Up ?!?! I think keeping fit and healthy definitely helps. I don't smoke and I don't drink (that much) and I often have a tan so I guess that helps. 

You can find out more about Laura on her website www.laurahamiltonofficial.com

You can also follow her on social media 

Twitter laurahamiltontv
Instagram laurahamiltontv

You can download her app Laura Hamilton's Full Body Workout  on the app store and Google Play priced at £2.99. To download the app visit  http://apple.co/29KYj8h I am certainly going to be downloading it myself, as after reading Laura's story I feel very motivated to lose my own baby weight once and for all. 

37 comments:

  1. Oh wow she looks AMAZING! I am really struggling with motivation lately. It is so hard as you have no idea how pregnancy changes your body so much x

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    1. She really does doesn't she. You have done amazing Mrs L keep going as you are so close to target xx

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  2. She looks stunning, I think once you find the motivation you are half way there x

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    1. She really does doesn't she. I totally agree with that statement xx

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  3. Motivation is a massive factor in staying so fit but unfortunately, I don't have it!

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  4. She looks amazing I need to loose the baby weight from when I had my son nearly 20 months ago.

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    1. I am the same my son is two next week, not even a baby anymore and I still have not lost the weight xx

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  5. She looks amazing, and such great advice. Do it for you and not other people.

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  6. She does look amazing and it is really interesting to hear how she has done it. I will certainly check out the app, it sounds perfect for a busy mum

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  7. I loved this, it's really inspiring hearing how other people have hit their goals. :)

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    1. It really is such an inspirational read, I think so many of us can relate to this too xx

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  8. She looked great before but she looks good now too. She is so gorgeous xx

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  9. I was lucky enough to have Laura do an interview for me back in February and she is such a lovely lady. She looks amazing and has done so well to loose the weight the right way. x

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    1. She really is a lovely lady. She looks great and I am sure she will be an inspiration to so many people x

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  10. Whoo Laura looks amazing :) great post! I remember putting loads of weight on after my children and it was so hard moving extra weight. Great tips ..

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    1. She really does look amazing. I am still struggling to lose the extra weight of baby no 3 and he is almost two! xx

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  11. OMG she looks amazing - will be looking into her eating plan

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  12. That is an inspiring story! It's not easy losing weight and it's oh so easy to put it on!

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    1. It is very inspiring, it has certainly motivated me to get on with losing weight xx

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  13. Wow she looks amazing. She lost quite a lot of weight. Good for her.

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  14. Woweee! It's nice to look at before and after picture. She really work hard and this is a motivation to some.

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    1. It really is great when you can compare before and after photos x

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  15. Wow she looks absolutely stunning, before and after to be fair x

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    1. I agree she looked great before, very pretty lady xx

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  16. Wow! She looks amazing. What a transformation. Great interview x

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    1. She really does look amazing, she looks so much happier too xx

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  17. Wow, she looks great before though too :)

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    1. She did didn't she, she is very pretty. Impressive how much weight she has lost xx

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  18. Wow what a difference she looks great in both photos.

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    1. I agree she is so pretty and looks great in both photos xx

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  19. To be honest she looked amazing before, but now she looks fierce!!!!

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