October 16, 2013
Okay, so maybe I wouldn't go as far as to say she is "fat shaming", however.... There are those who think people getting up in arms over this picture are nuts.
So here are my thoughts.
First, I'm happy for this woman. She has obviously tained hard, she looks good and she's passionate about something and makes time for it, with 3 young boys.
Secondly, I do, however, take issue with the "what's your excuse".
No two lives are the same. And some moms out there can train all they want and they STILL won't look like HER after having 3, or even less, kids.
EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.
I thought we knew that by now, but whatever. This is the society we live in.
women have a ton of pressure on themselves to get back to there pre baby weight. We hear about it endlessly. Celebrities are "back in shape" after so many mere weaks, even though they have access to the best trainers and tons of money to boot.
The point is, WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO PRESSURE WOMEN WTIH STUPID IDEALS!
You may not have washboard abs. You may not want to train like an athlete. Maybe you're so stressed out, that the idea of just getting 30 minutes of a workout in a day is ENOUGH. You should be happy with that.
What's their excuse? Please...
So yeah, when I saw this picture, I took it one way and maybe other moms took it another. Some maybe find this positive inspiration and if that's the case then good. I however know others will just feel MORE pressure, feel WORSE about themselves.
And to me, that is not a good message at all. Intended or not, it came across. And that is not positive. At all.