I'm sure by now most of you have seen the Facebook "Hot Mom' drama. If not, here's a little run down from what I gather. A fitness fanatic mom of three young boys posted this picture and people went nuts. Some, congratulating her, but many freaked out, calling her a bully, 'fake', obnoxious and even going so far as saying her three sons aren't really hers. Implying that she didn't carry and give her birth to her babies because she looks too good? It's disgusting.
Yes, she looks amazing. She works her ass of for that body though. Literally. So what is it to anyone else? She works out hard an hour every day and eats healthy. Yes I get the 'What's your excuse' comment might be offensive to some, but honestly? Get over it. I see is saying, hey look moms, I have three young kids too, if I can do this, so can you. And she's right. Most of us could have some version of that body if we cared enough to do something about it. Do my abs/legs/arms look like that? Not even close. Could I put in the effort if it was something I really wanted to get to look like that? Okay maybe not Exactly like that as genetics do play a part plus I've had a c-section (maybe she has to?) but yes I could be a LOT more satisfied with my body if it was important enough to me to put in that kind of effort. But it's not. And I like my donuts and mcdonalds french fries too much. And yes I even complain that I don't have the time to work out because I'm at home with kids all day, but all that really means is I don't want to sacrifice my time. I don't Want to wake up at 5 AM and go to the gym. Nor do I Want to go to the gym at 9 at night. I just don't care enough. And I think most people are like me. We complain about not having enough time, but really we do have the time. We just choose to spend that time sleeping/eating/cleaning/blogging/stalking facebook/watching TV. Etc.
I know this is just a long rant, but it's a slow blogging week over here and I'm just sort of frustrated with these kinds of attacks on (usually successful) people. If you feel so threatened by someone else's success maybe do something about it? But don't resort to bashing those that do put the work in.