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Old 03-14-2014, 09:38 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by mariposssa View Post
Haven't clicked the link yet but I think I do remember this from a couple of months back. I don't have a problem with "What's your excuse?"and I have plenty. I do have a problem with fat shaming....but will have to read more before I form an opinion about that. BUT, what I really wanted to say about what has been said upthread here...I totally believe in making health and fitness a priority and it is one that I have been working on consistently for the last couple of years. But to achieve certain levels of fitness you would HAVE to sacrifice something somewhere. I'm not sure she would be winning any mother of the year awards because she sounds neither nurturing nor sympathetic and not motivating or inspirational to me. I'm not sure that a mother of 4 can achieve her level of fitness without it affecting time spent with family and children. We all have to decide which priorities go where and fitness comes in below family for me. There are only so many hours in the day. I typically use one of them for fitness and would take WAY more to get a six pack. She can ask me what my excuse is but Id have to ask her what her priorities are. Just saying.
Questioning her priorities as a mother is the flip side of the coin here, why should we judge her when we don't want her judging us? I have to defend her right to work out and don't wish to speculate on her priorities. Obviously she makes makes her health not only her priority but also her livelihood. She is trying to earn money in the fitness industry so if she's working on it as a full time job then she's no different than us to prioritize her job. Just saying.

"If you pay attention to when you are hungry, what your body wants, what you are eating, when you've had enough, you end the obsession because obsession and awareness cannot coexist." - Geneen Roth
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