Another fit mom ensues criticism for not being fat just because she gave birth.
The world seems to maintain an unexplainable air of hypocrisy when it comes to women. Images of perfection have been held out as the gold standard for years in “Hollywood” making many regular women feel inferior. But once some amazing woman has attained the so called perfect image she suddenly becomes a self centered, vain and excessive woman.
Everywhere one looks these days there is some message, some image, some reminder of how inadequate women are, how out of shape the “average” woman is and how she really needs to put her health and wellness first.
More and more studies are released, monthly, weekly, even daily of how diseases are running rampant through the female gender. Illnesses like breast cancer are still on the rise and diseases once thought to be more “male” in nature like heart disease are now the number one killer of women to date.
It is no wonder female self esteem is at an all time low when women beautiful curvy women like Serena Williams and Amber Rose are called fat. Love her or hate her, calling Beyonce’s muscular dancer’s thighs “huge” is an outrageous exaggeration to say the least. And sure Kim Kardashian may not be a size two, but her size is much more representative of the average American female form, much more than the models that grace the pages of photo shopped magazine covers. But that “average” female form is rarely embraced.
With all that said, conventional deductive reason would then lead one to believe that if the average female is overweight, at risk for deadly diseases and should be ashamed of herself for wearing a bathing suit in public with cellulite present, then when the opposite is presented, when she is fit and in shape, lean and muscular, we should all stand up and applaud right? WRONG!
This super fit mom from the UK has received similar back lash to the “Cross-fit Mom” who worked out during nine months of pregnancy only to return to her pre-pregnancy weight in mere weeks. This time the scorn came against super fit Mum, Sally Brouwer, posting her pregnancy belly full of three beautiful babies beside a shot of her post pregnancy belly ripped and shredded to pieces.
Again, people spewed venom just like they did at Cross-fit Mom about how self centered she was and how vain and extreme she was. But why so much criticism? She works hard and she reaps the rewards. She is a mother of triplets, a police officer, a wife and an advocate for Autism. She calls her work out “me time”, the one hour she takes out of her day to take care of her health. So why isn’t she being commended instead of criticized? Worst of all, her most vehement opposers are women.
It seems strange that in a world that is so critical of the the so called lazy and slothful among us who dare repulse civilization with their imperfect existence that when one among us “gets it right”, she should be praised not lambasted, ridiculed and belittled.
The moral of the story is….be the best and most healthy you can be and base it on your own research, goals and standards. Anything else will leave you empty.
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