I was born small, grew up a size 0, and am still a size 0 today. I have friends that are slender, and I have friends that are curvy. I have friends who you would consider to be overweight. The truth of the situation is that every single one of them is in better health than I am.
When mom and personal trainer Maria Kang posted a picture of herself in little more than a sports bra and shorts last month with the tagline "What's your excuse?," the outcry might have seemed like re...
By now, we've all seen the fitspiration mom of the year who "unknowingly" unleashed all kinds of fat shaming rage across the world. The family photo of her toned body with her three children asks "Whats your excuse?" Because she asked, I'm happy to answer, and perhaps someday she will see that its not as simple as everyone wants to believe.
My original plan for this article was to talk about fat shaming. I was going to do it based on the viral photo of Maria Kang. Fortunately for me and my writing career, I got publicly made fun of and had my integrity questioned. All thanks to one tweet, from someone I don't know, here we are. Instead of fighting, I decided on a different approach. Here's a unique perspective on fat shaming and bullying... mine.
This morning, a friend of mine sent me what's now become the infamous photo of fitness trainer and uber lean and toned mother of three Maria Kang, with the caption "What's your excuse?" I was a hard bodied, fit looking mother of two and it's because I've been there that I am so frustrated by the myth it represents. What's my excuse? Here are just a few.