I used to spend all day sat at my desk in an office.  Now I spend all day running round after the kids.  In theory I should be a size 10, and here’s why… 


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The School Run:

I mean that quite literally.  Going to pick the big one up from school with the little one is akin to interval training.  The little one has two speeds.  Full speed, or stop.  He runs for thirty seconds (and though he be but little he is fast!) then stops for 10 seconds then off he goes again.  And of course being part of my job is to protect him from harm and oncoming traffic, when he runs, I run too.  Add to this the return journey involves me carrying school bags, discarded coats and lunchboxes, by the time we get home I’ve had a full workout.

The Tidying:

Toy cars seem to multiply in my house.  And they multiply all over the lounge floor.  I must do at least 100 squats a day picking up toys just to clear a path through the destruction of my living room.  Tidying up after small people is a complete legs, bums and tums workout.

The Carrying:

The little one is going through a rather clingy phase at the moment and wants to be picked up all the time.  He’s heavy!  There’s definitely no need for me to bench press in the gym when I’m carrying around a two year old!

So between running, legs bums and tums work out and weight lifting, I think I get a pretty good toddler workout!


Loving Me is a weekly weight loss series following the LighterLife Fast plan.


My Weight Loss Diary

What is LighterLife Fast?

LighterLife Fast is based on the 5:2 diet concept.  You eat healthily for 5 days and then fast for 2 days on restricted calories.  On the fast days you eat 4 of the LighterLife Fast food packs.  These food packs give you 100% of your daily nutrition.

Week Eleven:

I’ve accepted that the weight is coming off slowly.  And I’m ok with it.  Before I would get frustrated and disheartened.  But right now I’m in a place where I know I’m headed in the right directions and that’s what matters.

The Lighterlife Fast plan is fitting into my life really well and it just feels normal now.

This week I’m really chuffed to have got my first stone.  Next goal will be one and a half stone.

 Week Eleven Weight Loss:



Total Weight Loss = 1 Stone


If you wish to find out more about LighterLife Fast visit lighterlifefast.com  LighterLife Fast products are available exclusively at Superdrug.

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1 Comment on Loving Me: Part 11 – The Toddler Workout

  1. ‘Should be a size 10’ line made me smile – my mum once uttered the words that I should be as thin as a rake the way I run around (as opposed to a size 18 if I suck everything in)

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