A mother who stays very fit has been criticized after posting photographs of her abdomen marked and comment that there is no reason to be a robust woman and neglect. Abby Pell, 33, thought it would serve as an example to help other mothers lose weight after pregnancy when she posted a photo of her marked belly, and added a message that said: I have a girl, a marked belly and no excuse.
Instead of being an example to follow, Abby was described as shameless by hundreds of people and her photo received a lot of negative comments. There were some positive messages congratulating me on the hard work, but they were mostly negative, Pell said. They criticized me for embarrassing and putting pressure on the mothers. I do not say that the unpleasant comments are for jealousy, but they could be of insecure people because of their physical appearance.
One person wrote on the Internet: This is very degrading, I bet you do not have to work to live.
Another added: It is a direct criticism to those who are overweight. It exploits its motherhood and that only shows that it is despicable. Embarrassing
However, Pell is a very dedicated mother. She moves from East Grinstead to East Sussex to fulfill her role as mother and her own business. In addition, he goes to the gym up to six days a week.
She says: Having a child is not a reason to be out of shape. Everyone can have excuses. I want to show that it is possible to keep a slim and athletic body. It does not matter if you are overweight, if you have an active lifestyle, and you have children to take care of, you should be able to achieve it. If you really want to do it, you will give yourself time.
Being a mother does not mean you should neglect or give up having a beautiful body. Even with stretch marks, you can keep a great figure. I am very proud of my body and I want other women to feel happy with theirs too.
Abby has just one year of intense weight training after climbing 13 kilos with the pregnancy of her daughter Bella, who is now six years old. Abby managed to lose not only the overweight, but 20 kilos.
I looked for weight loss plans, such as the Atkins diet and the South Beach diet, in which I restricted my calorie intake per day. However, I always ended up hungry, and I could not bear the thought of starving any longer. As soon as I got down to my ideal weight, I decided to stay.
I proposed a last option and started lifting weights. I was amazed after seeing results in a short time. My butt was firmer, my arms more defined and my abs were being marked. In the gym I dedicate time for myself, which is something that all mothers need to do.
Abby posted the photo of her flat stomach with the subtitle that was so degrading after her daughter said: Mom, you look like the Wonder Woman. From there came the idea of publishing the image on Instagram.
It was never my intention to offend anyone. My life has improved now that I am in shape. I just hoped to be an inspiration for other women to do the same.
Among the few positive comments he received, one said: you look fantastic.
Abby Pell posts photos on Twitter and Instagram as @Superabs, and says that if only one person follows her advice, it will be worth it.
Abby weighs 57 kilos and is size 8. She says she feels much better now than before she was pregnant.