Why Does Society Hate Fit Moms?
It seems that fit moms are the new target for America's haterade... how ironic.
While a group quickly being referred to as "Fit Moms" is focused on health and wellness, America is in an angry rage, declaring their behaviors to be absurd and ridiculous.
Caroline Berg Erikson recently took to social media to post a picture of her body after having her baby four days prior. She captioned the picture with "I feel so empty, and still not 4 days after birth."
America went ballistic on the fitness trainer and wife of Norwegian soccer player, Lars-Kristian Erikson. What in the world have we come to as a country of overweight messes that we take such personal matters to heart when they aren't even meant that way to begin with? It is beyond guaranteed that Berg Erikson had no desire to start this firestorm online less than a week after her baby was born.
Perhaps everyone on Instagram has suddenly forgotten that women share "post-baby body" photos all the time-- regular women, in fact. We, as society, hunt down the celebrities to exploit their post-baby body progress like it's the greatest thing we'll learn all day. Let's not forget that.
Sure, this woman's progress is rare and extreme as her abs are chiseled and her tiny figure shrunk back to it's normal shape so quickly, but wouldn't you want to share that if you were her, too? And as a 26-year-old fitness trainer, of course she was going to take to Instagram! We all do!
Berg Eriksen explained that she posted the photo because she, herself, was stunned at how quickly her remaining baby bump diminished. The sad thing is that she shouldn't have had to explain herself, but she did anyway. Somehow, in some way, society decided to twist this into the most negative thing ever. Perhaps we need a reality check-- there are worse problems, and much bigger [like, you know, the obesity epidemic].
Maria Kang, infamously known for posting a photo of herself surrounded by her children, as well, was also shunned for being so "fat-shaming" in her statement. The photo's caption read, "What's your excuse?" Evidently, Americans everywhere took her simple attempt to motivate others to get in shape as she has done, and concluded that it was absolutely wrong and entirely distasteful.
If you simply type in "Fit Moms" under the search box on Facebook, an entire community of mothers dedicated to fitness are most likely the next candidates for this same exploitation.