The mommy craze that has started lately has been one crazy debate!
Since when did being fit after or during pregnancy become a crime?
Somehow, these 3 ladies below have managed to catch some flack-for simply taking carer of their bodies. I am sure you guys have heard of Caroline Eriksen, the model who posted a perfect selfie 4 days postpartum. Or Maria Kang, a mother of three boys who became a fitness model. Or even Lea-Ann Ellison, the mom who stuck with CrossFit during pregnancy.
All 3 of these ladies have had some pretty sickening comments and allegations made towards them:
*They starved themselves during pregnancy.
*Them being fit is "selfish."
*They put their baby at risk.
*The nasty list goes on..
(All 3 of these ladies gave birth to healthy on target babies, by the way.)
Is the real problem here jealousy? Is it the fact that over half of Americans are actually obese?
Is it "fat shaming" to take care of yourself and bounce back hotter than ever after having a baby?
I am sorry, but no amount of surgery is going to make you look like you never had a baby. These women did it the old fashioned way-hard work and perseverance.
When I post photos of myself lifting at the gym, I occasionally get the "be careful" comments. It chaps my ass because yes I am careful. Yes, I do know what I am doing. No, I did not just wake up and begin this routine on a whim. Most of all, why do people think that its crazy to maintain a healthy routine before and after pregnancy?
We only have our ancestors to thank for that. But now, time is changing. I am happy these women are coming out and not giving a damn. They are fit and proud and have done nothing wrong. They are not "unrealistic." Who's to say what is and what isn't?
Why not turn the focus to the REAL problem of American obesity, instead?