The Young Mother Who Lost 60 Kilos After Giving Birth


She was embarrassed to look at herself in front of mirrors and was really unhappy with her life. But she had a firm determination and lost almost 60 kilos. Her only secret was walking and drinking more water!

Natalie Burtina was a single mother and unfortunately was obese. She lost 60 kilos after the birth of her child and showed a dramatic change.

Burtina, 23 years old, lives in Mooroopna Australia, a town situated 181 km away from Melbourne.

She was 135 kilos before she lost weight and couldn't stand a sight of herself when she looked in the mirror.

''I was embarrassed. I hated looking at the mirror. Looking at myself made me feel sick''

Natalie, a mother of one child, is really happy with her body now. She shares a lot of photographs on her Instagram and encourages people who want to lose weight.

''A few simple things are enough to lose weight''

''When I had my baby, everything got out of control. I had put on a lot of weight when I was pregnant. I didn't care at first but I wasn't happy with myself.''

Natalie's son, Layton, has autism. He's really energetic but, like every kid, it's difficult to keep up with the things he wants.

''I felt like I couldn't do anything right and I was really tired. I have my energy again.''

She was only 20 when she got pregnant and started to put on weight fast. She had high blood pressure problems throughout her pregnancy, and Layton was born 5 days early weighing 4 kilos.

She had difficulties being a mother at first.

Though it was difficult and tiring to care a lot for somebody other than herself, in the end she decided to change.

''I knew I had to do something so I started to walk and eat healthy''

Natalie's turning point was the 2 km stroll she made with her son. Even though it was difficult at first, she starting walking longer distances and decided to go to a fitness center in the end.

Now, Natalie goes to work out 2 or 3 times a week, and her mother takes care of her son when she's working out.

She's a dental assistant and a single mother, so she has limited time. But when she can't go to the sports center, she exercises at home and keeps in shape.

''I didn't use to pay attention to what I was eating. I almost never used to drink water but water is the only thing I drink now. I generally eat vegetables, fruit and meat. I try to eat organic as well''

Natalie has a message for other mothers out there ''Just start from somewhere. Whatever that is. Make sure that you'll feel much better. If you had a stressful day, working out will be like a therapy.''

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