Last week, I had my measurements taken for the end of my 12 Week Challenge. To be honest, I wasn’t really excited to get them done – it’s only been just over 4 months since I had Noah, and I couldn’t see a huge change in myself. I really didn’t want to be disappointed.nBut I got a surprise! I lost 5cm around my waist and 2.5cm around my hips. Yay! I reflected on the 12 weeks and I really didn’t change that much from what I was doing before. It was simply a few small changes, repeated consistently. Things like: Going from drinking a mocha coffee daily, to a cappucino. Simply removing the extra calories of the chocolate syrup in the mocha made a difference. (Next stop, long black!)nAnother small change – cutting down on the amount of chocolate I was eating everyday! Going from 4 pieces to 2 halves the calories, fat and sugar straight away. Enlisting the help of a trainer. Luckily, I’m married to one! However, prior to my pregnancy and all the way throughout, I was doing my weights sessions by myself. Since having Noah, Luke has started training me again and I know he gets so much more out of me than I ever could myself! Working that little bit harder has definitely influenced my results. Many people think that to achieve their ideal body weight or size, they need to completely overhaul their whole life. Not only is that unnecessary, it’s unrealistic! Consistency is key when it comes to losing weight or staying in shape, and you can’t expect to stick to a plan that has you going from eating chocolate daily to never at all! Small changes, repeated consistently = big results. So if you’re wanting to make a change, but you’re not sure where to start, just focus on changing 1 small thing this week. It might be having 1 extra piece of fruit per day, or an extra glass of water. Or it could be going to bed half an hour earlier or getting out for a walk with the kids in the pram once a week. Start small, get consistent, celebrate the small wins – because they all add up to the big success in the end!