Guest post: Of Maria Kang, motherhood, and fitspiration

Fit and Feminist

This guest post is written by my dear friend Suzanne Best, whose passionate reaction to this story provoked a lot of heated conversation in the blog’s Facebook page earlier this week  I asked her to write something for the blog, and she produced this beautiful essay about her experiences as a new mother and a runner.  I am so honored to be publishing this on the blog, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. Let her know what you think in the comments below. 

Let’s talk about excuses. If you’ve just started on a fitness journey, like I have, memes are everywhere. They rule fitness blogs, Twitter accounts, memes… you name it.

And most of them bring the same message to their readers.

No. Excuses.

“Excuses are useless. Results are priceless.”

“You can have results or excuses; never both.”

And, of course, this:

"What's your excuse?"

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