Mom Hopes Photos Will Help Women Love Their Bodies

Posted on: 11:08 am, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 01:16pm, December 19, 2013

Photo credit: Body Image Movement Facebook

Photo credit: Body Image Movement Facebook

AUSTRALIA — Do you remember the “What’s Your Excuse” campaign started by a fitness enthusiast and mother of three children?  Well, one woman is firing back at her with the message “I’m okay how I am.”

Taryn Brumfitt, 35, is also a mother of three children.  Her new mission in life is to encourage women to live healthy and love their bodies at every shape and size. She posting a very nontraditional “before & after” photo of herself on Facebook that went viral.

“I’m on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Women have been brainwashed into thinking fat, wrinkles and cellulite are bad. They’re not. It’s just a part of being a human being,” Brumfitt told the Daily Mail.

Recently, she caught the media’s attention with a blog post she wrote in response to a viral Facebook photo that was put up by a woman named Maria Kang. Kang, who is also a mother of three, put up a photo of herself, looking very fit, along with her three kids, the youngest being eight months old, with a caption that read ‘What’s your excuse?’ The photo sparked outrage among several women, and Brumfitt became a voice for them with a blog post entitled, “Dear Maria Kang…this is my excuse!”



Brumfitt said her motivation for loving herself was to be a good example for her daughter.

Brumfitt  hopes to empower women (and men) to embrace their body and all the changes it will endure throughout their lives, and in turn discover real health and happiness.

Read more: WDAF


  • Karin says:

    The truth is that the majority of women don’t look like the “before” picture, will not ever look like the “before” picture. We’re called normal people. While everyone wants to look their best, I’m sick of people who maintain that it is their God given duty to gloat over their good looks and put anyone down who does not maintain their personal idea of how we should look. The woman who posted “What’s Your Excuse” owned a fitness studio…duh!! If I owned a fitness studio, was young and energetic, could afford a maid and babysitter… I’d be trim and slim too. But, alas.. I’m not and I’m not and can’t and am not. That’s my excuse.

  • I commend you for your honesty and spirit to encourage everyone to love themselves without succumbing to unrealistic industry standards of the ‘perfect image’.

  • Casondra says:

    Honestly there is no such thing as the perfect body shape, or size!! I’m a mother of five!! I have been made fun of all my life because I didn’t look like other people thought I should! Some people believe that every one has the same bone structure, which is false!! I happen to have a large bone structure which made me look so much bigger than other girls !! I have tried everything to fit the “ideal body type” but I have found it so much easier to love my body no matter what shape or size!! For God made this body its my job to keep it healthy!!!!

  • Nina says:

    good for you-god loves us no matter the size of our bodies

  • Michael Kewl says:

    Time changes everything…including our bodies…good luck fighting gravity & calories plus hormones!!!

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