'What's Your Excuse' Facebook Mom to Haters: It's All in Your Head


Maria Kang, the fitness blogger and mom who posted an “apology” for a photo of herself on Facebook only to have it go viral — it got 16 million views and counting — stopped by the Today show this morning.

Matt Lauer asked Kang whether or not, if she could do it all over again, she would change the phrase “Whats your excuse?” to something else. She replied: “A lot of people say that I should say, ‘If can do it, so can you.’ But I mean, honestly, if I were to put that, it might come out as ‘Well, I can do it so can you,’ — it’s really, again, that dialogue that’s happening in that person’s head.” See guys? It’s not her, it’s you. This argument is similar to what she wrote in her “apology”:

What you interpret is not MY fault. It’s yours. The first step in owning your life, your body and your destiny is to OWN the thoughts that come out of your own head. I didn’t create them. You created them.

Always remember: How you react to her is your problem!

Kang also said that while she knows a lot of people saw her picture — and non-apology — in a negative light, “I think the majority saw it as inspiring.”

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