Want to Lose Weight? Have a Toddler!

Toddlers are great for losing weight!

“Mommy… Mommy… Mommy… Mommy — Are you gonna eat that?”

“Mommy… Mommy… Mommy…Mommy — Why can’t I play with this?”

“Mommy… Mommy…Mommy…Mommy — I want to go to the playground!”

My replies to the above?

Go ahead!  EAT IT!
You CAN’T PLAY WITH THAT!  It is EXPENSIVE… as I run across the room quicker than a superhero praying he doesn’t break the item in question.

And lastly — Sure you can play on the playground as long as you don’t make me chase you for three hours to get you back into the car.

But alas, it is all great for a diet which many of us are on these days right?

Lets all face it, once we have children many of us long for the body we had pre-pregnancy, no matter how many children we have given birth too.

Since my daughter was born in April I have hunkered down and lost over forty pounds. Yes, as in 4-0. I am short, a whopping four foot ten inches tall, so the extra sixty pounds I was walking around with simply wasn’t healthy and it was noticeable — at least to me.

It hurt. I felt like to matter what I did the weight was just stuck to me — then my kids turned into toddlers.

They are my biggest weight loss credit so far. Why?

Well because toddlers are just great for diets. First off, they never let you eat anything off of your own plate. You could put roasted dog crap on a plate and sit down to eat and they will swarm you like they haven’t seen a bite to eat in the entire two years of their life… and will gobble it all down.

Second?  Just chasing them around and keeping up with them is enough cardio for a month — in a day.

The picking up, and putting them down… the wrestling to get them in car seats or just to even get them dressed will have you benching your own weight in no time.

Do your kids help you lose weight?


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