Maria Kang….the name seems to spark great debate amongst people. Some think she is heaven sent and some people think she is way out of line and you wanna know what I think? She is one woman with one opinion.
Personally I think she looks amazing- fit and healthy and good on her because she obviously values healthy eating and exercise. She doesn’t intimidate me or motivate me because if abs were my motivation I would have drawn them on by now.
I remember when it felt like my facebook went nuts with the poster of her with her kids and her non drawn on abs and that headline of “What’s you excuse?”. So many people were offended and not only that felt the need to defend their choices, their bodies and their lack of posterworthy abs.
This is one woman that I am fairly certain that nobody in my newsfeed knew personally and yet it felt like they all wanted her approval or her understanding. If you asked me what my excuse was I would tell you 1 of 2 things either “None of your damn business” or “Never judge a book by it’s cover”. Because like Eleanor Roosevelt said “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent” and I have had enough of justifying how I look to the outside world who believe they are entitled to make assumptions about my appearance.
They don’t know about my battle or my current and ongoing wins they just see a big girl sitting in a restaurant and believe it will make my day better by telling me to eat a salad once in a while….it used to spoil my evening or make me cry now it honestly gives me a little chuckle because I know me, I value me and when it comes down to them or me you better believe it that MY opinion of ME is going to win.
The marathon continues and there are long ways to go yet, the very least of it is how I look on the outside. How do I feel on the inside? Worlds different. I can move, dance, run. I think about what it is I eat and consume. I know without a doubt that the better I eat the better I feel. I drink water. I have cut down on caffeine, I make healthy choices and I am loving myself sick for it.
This is about individual journeys, yours, mine and even Maria Kangs…no one journey is comparable to another we all have separate barriers and strengths and expectations. I don’t want abs of steel I just want to be healthy and to ride on amusement park rides without any restrictions. What’s my excuse? Nothing I’m too busy being awesome.
<Linking up with the awesome Jess from Essentially Jess because IBOT>