Photos of a 3-year-old with six-pack abs and toned biceps may seem startling to some people, but the boy’s mother insists it’s the result of her son’s love for all things physical rather than some parent-mandated fitness regimen.
“I feed him as healthily as possible, but he always has his head in the fridge and loves ice cream,” Dash’s mother, Ursula, told Daily Mail Australia. “The most I can hope for at this stage is to feed him well and encourage him. Who knows what the future will hold?”
Ursula, who did not disclose neither her nor her son’s last name, told the news website she first noticed the beginning of a six-pack in her son when she was changing his diaper about six months ago. While she considers herself and Dash’s father, who was not identified, as reasonably fit, that neither of them would say they’re fitness fanatics. She said her son’s love for exercise comes from his enjoyment of the outdoors.
“He’s outside every day, come rain or shine. I used to run with him in the pram when he was a baby, and as soon as he hit 2 [years old], I took him out on what it thought would be a gentle jog,” she told Daily Mail Australia. “Dash ended up running 4 kilometers.” Four kilometers is equal to about 2 and a half miles.
Ursula, who lives in Canberra— Australia’s capital, inland from the country’s southeast coast— said she considers herself blessed to have such a healthy child. She said doctors predicted Dash would be born two weeks premature, but he ended up being born two weeks late and weighing 10 pounds, Daily Mail Australia reported.
“He started walking at 10 and a half months, has been climbing from the beginning, and does constant laps of the kitchen, climbing the coffee tables and kitchen sides— he has this constant energy,” Ursula told the news website.
Ursula documents her son’s tumbles and flips on an Instagram account that has more than 600 followers. She further told the news website that she would love for her son to continue being active, but she said she understands the most important thing is that he’s healthy.