Since it's all about our bodies today let's discuss Maria Kang

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Just saying, for all we know she might also have had a tummytuck. Other ways to make a nice advertising picture : body make-up (bronzers in specific places to enhance the cleavage, muscles or tummy), and this picture is also Photoshopped.Look at her thighs, they’re so smooth, real skin doesn’t look like that. FI agrees, that’s his job (he’s an infographist so he spends a lot of time Photoshopping pictures exactly like this). Don’t get fooled, she probably doesn’t look like that IRL. I mean, she obviously is in a great shape since she’s a personal trainer, but other than that, the picture went under a process of ”modifications” before looking like this, and I wouldn’t take what I see for granted. 😉

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I hadn’t seen this advert before nor had I heard of Maria (I am from Australia). It’s a silly idea…obviously genetics play a role in this woman being able to bounce back. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

What is that article (the answer to the initial ad) ?

Post # 7
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think if she wants to display that photo of herself, she obviously has some insecurities, but okay, no harm done.  However, the caption is rather insulting to anyone she is facebook friends with who is not in shape.  Certainly she must have a family member or friend who isn’t in the same shape as her, and if I were that person, I’d be quite offended.  However, since she’s a complete stranger, I take no personal offense, but I can see how someone who considered her a friend or loved one would.  I think she must have some serious insecurities, I know women who look that fantastic but they aren’t posting photos like that on FB. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have no idea who she is but really you have one uber fitness person and one obese person, isn’t there a middle? Does it have to be all or nothing when it comes to fitness or where you are happy at weight wise..I guess thats all that bothered me was that its two extremes , I don’t know  lol I’m a happy middle/got some chunk. But really no one needs an ‘excuse’ you’re the way you are either way because you choose to be *shrug*

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I personally think she is an inspiration. I would freaking love to look like that after having 3 kids! I also read somewhere (because I have obviously seen this picture before) that she is not a fitness trainer. I think the article said that she used to do fitness modeling, but now she owns 2 small businesses or something like that. I also read that her husband has traumatic brain injury, so I am sure her life is not just about fitness. Oh, and she also battled bulimia. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I heard about this on the radio but I only knew that she’s a mom with three kids and looks amazing. (Also the radio host was a friend of her husband; the family is pretty well-off fwiw.) But I didn’t know that she was a freaking fitness guru!! You’re right, it’s her job to look like that!

 

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I don’t get it…. my excuse for what?

I never heard of her before, but does she really think so much of herself and her decisions in life that she thinks people need an excuse to have chosen different things? How would it go over if I held up my degrees and pets and wrote “what’s YOUR excuse?” (maybe you aren’t as interested in the topics I’m interested in, and maybe you aren’t an animal person? UNACCEPTABLE, you LOSER! What kind of excuse is that?!)

I’m thinking personality disorder. Also, she totally set herself up to be judged for her appearance, so I’m going to do so. Her face is very plain and she has a poor waist to hip ratio. My face is more defined and my WHR is smaller. WHAT’S HER EXCUSE?!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Atalanta:  honestly, I agree with her message. Do I think being a mother is hard? Do I think it’s time consuming and exhausting and that it leaves limited time to do anything else? Absolutely. But EVERYONE, no matter their situation, has 20 minutes a day to do some cardio. I don’t think you necessarily have to achieve her level of physical perfection, but I do think too many women use motherhood and the fact that they have kids as an excuse to let themselves go. I see it all the time in threads on here- “well I don’t have to defend myself or feel bad for gaining weight or being out of shape because I had a baby, go me!” Sorry, but I don’t think becoming a mother gives you the right to become lazy and out of shape  

 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t get why people are so offended. She makes a legit point. I look nothing like her, and I’m not offended. Let’s face it.. I make excuses. I could work out more than I do and eat better. I should prioritize my health more than I do. Yes, I’m tired when I get home from work.. and I already get up super early.. but I bet she’s tired raising 3 small children. Everyone has one reason or another to slack on fitness. I think many of us definitely could do better. I think that’s the point she’s trying to make. And if it inspires someone to say “you know what?  If she can do it, I can do it, and I am tired of making excuses!” then great. I am pretty sure she doesn’t think everyone can look like her… she is just saying that many of us COULD do more despite our busy, hectic lives.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

@jennygrl070:  Have to disagree, and I find it amusing that you think that this in-shape woman has some “insecurities” cuz she posted this fabulous photo of herself, but you think that asking hundreds of perfect strangers to choose your wedding gown is a sign of a SECURE, well-adjusted female???????????  And don’t flag me as attacking, cuz I have 6 years of psych training to back me up.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@Lana_Rose:  I think being born a free organism, that is, with innate freedom which no one has the right to take from you, gives you the right to become lazy and out of shape.

Whether it’s a good idea might be up for debate. Whether it’s your right or whether you need to excuse yourself for decisions that affect only you… no, that’s basic freedom, you do you.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I want to add too that even on this thread, people are quick to come up with excuses. Oh well she doesn’t have a real job, or there’s no way she could look like that if she had my life or busy schedule…you either want to make the commitment to look that good, or you don’t. Everything else is an excuse. 

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