This piece is a response to that question, sort of. several months ago, there was debate over a photo of a woman in fitness clothes, flat stomach holding her children under the headline “whats your excuse?” I wanted to give “hot mom” as she was branded by the media the benefit of doubt that she did not come up with the slogan, perhaps someone added that & It went viral, I thought. No. Here we are maybe a year later and this lovely example of fitness is at her body shaming best. A new photo is circulating stating “hot mom still wants to know ‘whats your excuse’?” So in response to that photo -which I have attached a link to – I give you my thoughts WordPress….
First off shes wearing some lovely clothes & make up, how wonderful that she clearly can afford the benefits of that in addition to her gym membership. I lost weight pretty quick after having my son, a combo of good genes & Breastfeeding. I didn’t exercise except to take my infant & dog on small walks. Why? B/c losing weight rapidly is bad for you, b/c being exhausted is common & so is being puffy in the belly as a result of stretched muscles & a stretched uterus. You’re not even supposed to do strenuous exercise after childbirth. People like her perpetuate the myth promoted by Hollywood of “getting your pre-baby body back quickly. Its not healthy nor should it be a standard by which to be condescending to others about. And I say this as someone who is a size 2. One size does not fit all!!