I heard about her on the radio, and I was intrigued. A mother of three, a fitness enthusiast had posted the following photo on her Facebook page. I think at the time, the youngest was 8 months, and she’s raising a total of 3 boys.
And with the photo, came the uproar.
Some of the comments were supportive. Some of them were nasty. She was called everything from obnoxious to inspiring.
Here’s my thought. I don’t know if it’s obnoxious. I’m not a mom, and I’m not sure if I’ll be one. But I know, even in my current place in life, that something like this makes me maybe a little, teeny bit envious, but mostly inspired. I work hard on what I have, which makes me feel pretty confident. Could it be better? Probably not, I’m sexy as hell. But I digress.
I’m trying to put myself in the shoes of some of the women who called her obnoxious. Was it the tagline at the top? The fact that she’s perceived as being genetically gifted?
Here’s what I think. Maybe the tagline at the top was a little much. But, but, big ol but, I can tell she works hard, and she’s proud off what she’s got. And that’s okay, I think. From what she’s said, she struggled at a time with bulimia, and now has eliminated television and gets up super early (heck, I’m not a mom and I could use some help in that department) to get her workouts in, for an hour at a time. It sounds reasonable.
You guys know, usually I have a ton of opinions on things, but I’m really just not sure here. What do you think?
One thought on “Was this Obnoxious? What do you think?”
Not obnoxious at all. I hate when women use being pregnant or a mom as an excuse to be unhealthy. Not everyone can have this woman’s incredible results, but you can still take care of yourself and simultaneously be a mom, a working mom, a single mom, etc. Women should eat healthy and be as active as possible both during and after their pregnancy. Personally, I take the Jillian Michaels approach.