I have been posting a lot about my journey with Operation Nutrition the past 2 weeks, so I thought it best put up a post of a different nature. And I also have a bit of a gripe…so here it comes.
There has been a photo circulating the web lately of a super-hot mum and her 3 young kids. The pic shows her posing with her kids wearing a crop top and micro shorts and the words on the pic are ‘What’s your excuse?’
Now my issue isn’t with this pic. My issue is with the 1000’s of women out there who saw it and hated on her. She has had to defend herself for posting this photo!
The way I see it, this lady had a goal. Her goal was to look this good and she achieved her goal while still being a mum to 3 young kids. Well done to her! Anyone who sets out to achieve a goal should be praised when they get there. Not accused of ‘fat shaming’ others.
Now I’m all for positive body image and feeling happy and beautiful in your own skin. But the reality is, whether we admit it out loud or not, we all have insecurities and we all want to look and feel better. That is human nature and whether you are a size 6 or 16, you will most likely dislike some part of your body and wish you could change it. And there is nothing wrong with that! I’m learning to appreciate my body and who I am, but I still want to look better, and more than that, I want to feel better and be fitter, healthier. This is a good thing right? Well if you ask a number of media outlets, body image specialists etc this isn’t the case. I should just be content at being a size 12 (or larger) and shout it out to the world. Who needs to lose weight? Who needs to be healthy? Don’t dare try to achieve your own personal goals and be proud of it. When you look that hot you are obviously a fat shamer! WTF???
What’s happening to the world? It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to look like this woman does. And people should not be putting her down for looking how SHE WANTS TO LOOK! I sincerely doubt she posted this photo to offend others. If anything, this is inspirational for all the other mothers out there struggling to find the motivation they need to achieve their goals.
It appears we as a society have gone from hating on larger people, to hating on super thin people, now we hate on fitness type bodies. Can’t we just appreciate everyone as they are?
And the other thing that’s important with this photo is that she’s simply pointing out a very true fact. There are NO excuses. If you WANT something (want being the key word here) then you can have it. You just gotta be prepared to work hard for it!
“You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both.” – Unknown