Just as I was beginning to enjoy my evening (ie pager turned off, kids in bed and large glass of red wine poured) I stupidly checked a certain newspaper’s online tv and showbiz column and saw this photo. Ok, well firstly it serves me right for bothering to read the online paper in the first instance, but it’s only 3 days into the new year and already the internet and tv is a wash with weight loss/get fit/new you adverts. And this really gets on my nerves. Especially this kind of photo. It’s 2 years since I had a baby and my stomach doesn’t look like this! And you know why? Because I don’t have a nanny, a personal trainer, a chef and a contract with a magazine to lose the weight in time for their first edition of 2013. Any you know what else, what ever you may think I’m not jealous or bitter. This photo is irresponsible, no one can safely and sensibly lose weight that fast. And she’s obviously had a boob job.
However I do have a pair of pretty cool new running trainers I got for Christmas and a great park on my door step. And with the powers of inspirational women like Jenny Scott at Mothers Meeting we have created a running group for South London Mamas. So ignore slightly irritating and unrealistic photographs of celebs (Patsy Kensit that includes YOU) and come and run with other like minded Mamas, every Saturday at 10am in Brockwell Park. Meet outside the Lido by the flag. It’s free, it feels good and all abilities welcome.