While Maria Kang and her pictures and her opinions can be a lightening rod for negative attention, generally I agree with and support her views. In my adult life I have gone from fit to overweight and now back to fit. Each day I am continuing on my fitness journey to be a role model to my kids and encourage others that think it can’t be done. In America we have the right to be anything we want to be and FIT should be one of those things!
Will a “real woman” please stand up? In the age of Photoshop, plastic surgery and celebrity idolatry, it seems women are constantly debating what is considered a “real” woman. And, as I found out recently when I posted a picture of myself looking fit and healthy in workout clothes with my three sons (playfully asking the question “What’s your excuse?”), apparently I don’t count. My voice as an apparently nonreal woman counts so little, in fact, that Facebook recently banned me temporarily from the site — shutting down my account for almost three days for supposedly violating the site’s terms of service — after a number of users flagged a post of mine venting about the damaging culture of fat acceptance. After my post had garnered thousands of likes, comments and shares, these users apparently reported what I wrote as “hate speech.”
While I accept Facebook’s explanation that the post…
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