A new mum has walked off her baby weight in lockdown after taking IVF treatment which saw her pile on more than four stone.
Mhari Cockburn, 32, watched her weight balloon while taking medication to help her get pregnant with daughter Daisy, now one.
On the fourth attempt, her and husband Scott, 38, were over the moon to discover they were expecting.
But when the mum, from Kilwinning, Scotland, stepped on the scales after giving birth and weighed 15st she decided it was time to beat the bulge, the Daily Record reports.
Mhari said: “That was the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I couldn’t believe it. I knew it was from the medication, but also because I was not keeping active while I was pregnant.
“I was so terrified and anxious about doing anything that would harm the baby so I just deliberately didn’t do anything or move very much.”
Despite lockdown restrictions, the 32-year-old decided to get moving and took full advantage of her daily exercise window.
Mhari set herself a target of 13,500 steps a day and with baby Daisy tucked up in her pram, the new mum pounded the pavements every day.
She also signed up to Mission Fit, a fitness programme run by her pal Roy Blakey, who gave her tips on how to change her diet.
Within six weeks Mhari had lost a stone and over the course of the year, another three fell off.
Now weighing a healthy 11st 6lbs, Mhari say the transformation has boosted her confidence and mental health.
She added: “I know your weight shouldn’t make you happy or unhappy, but it does affect us. I have gone from being really anxious and self conscious to feeling much more confident and I love getting out and about.”