What’s your excuse? Motivation or Bragging?

When I first saw Maria Kang’s “What’s your excuse?” photo I didn’t really think twice about it. Then it didn’t take but a couple of days for it to blow up and everyone freak out over it.People got way too angry about it. It wasn’t a personal attack on anyone — I didn’t think Maria was trying to brag as much as she was saying you can do it if you commit to it which I totally believe. Even before that, I’ve seen hundreds of athletic brands and people use that line. I took it as motivation.


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Now lets fast forward to the latest photo. THIS photo is a whole different story to me. Yes, I’m glad you are and do all these things but it feels like she’s throwing her self-discipline and awesomeness into our faces instead of taking a more encouraging approach.

Not everyone can look like you and flaunting your body in a negative manner doesn’t help. Your first photo was natural and inspiring. This second photo is just rubbing it in and seems like your crying for the spotlight again. I don’t feel like its the best way to be a leader and support those who are trying to get into shape.I am by no means trying to tear her down however in the same aspect I feel as though this second photo is tearing down others.

Now check out Taryn’s response to Maria’s photo. This is what a motivating and inspiring photo looks like. I think she’s brave for putting herself out there and letting you know that you can be healthy in more ways than one.

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What did you think of Maria Kang’s first photo? What about her second photo now? How about Taryn Brumfitt’s response? 
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3 Comments

  1. March 21, 2014 / 1:33 am

    So can Maria Kang raise a special needs child, manage a chronic illness and manage million-dollar projects on time and on budget? No? So what’s her excuse?

  2. March 23, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    I agree, I didn’t really take any offense to the first photo it was just like a million others…err the second one, well I guess the idea is still the same to me as all the nike ads about not making excuses, right?

  3. Anonymous
    March 24, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    I wonder if her kids are happy, or if they even know their mother.

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