Maria Kang is looking good. As a mom of 3 young sons, ages 3, 2, and 8 months, it's clear that she's been keeping up with her exercise. Though many mothers don't try as hard to regain their pre-baby bodies, there has been no shortage of criticism about Maria's photo. Â
One commenter, identified as Michelle Wyatt said, "I'm not fat so please don't take it as I'm 'miserable' and 'unhappy' with myself, but not everybody wants to look just like you!! Just saying! Posting pics of yourself and your hot body and telling everybody that they don't have an excuse and that they should look just like you is NOT ok! We all can see that you have a hot body, but posting pics and telling people that they should look just like you will only make them feel worse about themselves when they realize that they can't!!" Â Why is it, Michelle, that every woman can't look like her? She has the same hours in the day as everyone else, with the same challanges associated with parenting, maybe even moreso, given the young ages of all of her kids.
However, other comments have been positive and supportive, with one saying she wished she had the hot mom's motivation. Inspirational is more likely what Maria Kang was going for. Perception is funny like that. A person would only be insulted or offended by this photo and the question "What's your excuse?" if they feel it personally targets something they are self-concious about. Of course, not everyone is going to look like Maria Kang, but with if every person had even a tenth of her obvious desire to be fit, obesity rates would plummet and McDonalds would go out of business. Bottom line is this pictures shows someone who is healthy, which is more important than being sexy. This is something she will pass on to her children, who will, in turn, be less likely to be obese. Â
Thumbs up to Maria Kang, who has reminded us that the love handles are directly related to the choices we make. So, does anybody feel like going to the gym?
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