Even the most physically fit moms know how hard it is to shed those extra pounds post-baby.
And while jaws dropped after seeing royal mom Kate Middleton bearing her sculpted abs three months after giving birth, now there’s a new mom creating backlash after posting a picture of herself on Instagram just three days after giving birth.
Caroline Berg Eriksen, wife of soccer player Lars-Kristian Eriksen, has the biggest fitness blog in Norway. She says she posted the controversial photo showing off her chiseled body and washboard abs with the caption, “I feel so empty,” because she missed her baby bump.
The photo has definitely sparked controversy. Some say she’s bragging. Others say she should be cuddling her baby. One blogger even accused her of being from a different species.
Caroline, a well-known health and fitness blogger responded to the haters.
“I let out the picture because I’m proud of myself and my body for something as tough as a pregnancy / birth, and I think all mothers, regardless of the body shall be.”
This isn’t the first time a fit mom has gotten backlash. Remember California mom of three Maria Kang and the post of her toned body next to her three boys with the caption “What’s your excuse?”
Maybe they should start a mommy support group.
Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this picture. I doubt she was neglecting her healthy baby girl to take the pic. And if I looked this amazing I would post a pic too. Will, I look this good after having a baby? Probably not. But I’m ok with that. And I’m not going to hate against another woman because she looks good. Women need to start supporting one another more. And instead of spending all of your time and energy hating on a random hot soccer mom, go to the gym!
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.