I’ve been hearing a lot of debate lately about this topic. Today it seems like everyone wants to be a social media celebrity and they’ll do anything to get attention even if it means exposing themselves or hurting others in the process. People will do anything to gain extra popularity online and tend to forget about reality in the process.
I was reading something earlier about body shaming and people are always very upset about fit moms who are posting pictures of their abs online and asking the question, “What’s your excuse?”. This is something I can really relate to because I’m a mom and after having my sons I made fitness a priority because it’s always been a priority so having kids wasn’t going to stop my passion. However, I do believe there are much more positive ways to go about making these kind of posts. I believe all women(or men) can achieve the body they desire if they make it a priority and eventually anyone can reach their ideal physique but some people will take longer than others. That being said, if you’re a mom and have abs then that’s great… And if you’re a mom struggling to lose weight don’t be discouraged because everyone is individual and has to face different struggles everyday and just because you don’t look like the girls in the magazines it doesn’t make them any better than you.
Personally I enjoy following other female athletes online because it’s motivating and I like to see people following their dreams. Usually I don’t pay too much attention or put a lot of thought into fitness meme’s and I would never be negatively or positively affected by what they say (considering many of them have spelling mistakes they can’t possibly be very serious!).
I also enjoy following the women who are just beginning and aspiring to be great athletes. I think the transformations and lifestyle changes are amazing. They should be proud of their progress and if people have a problem with seeing progress pictures, food prep or motivational quotes then it’s pretty simple… Unfriend them or don’t follow their page!!
What do you think? Female fitness models are inspiring or tiring?