'No Excuse Mom' Maria Kang launches swimsuit calendar

Photo courtesy of Maria Kang's site.

Photo courtesy of Maria Kang's site.

Rosalyn Solomon, QMI Agency
 

, Last Updated: 11:17 AM ET

As hundreds drag themselves to the gym this month with New Year’s resolutions on top of mind, ‘No Excuse Mom’ Maria Kang – who made headlines last year thanks to one Facebook photo – is back to remind us it is possible to reach those resolutions - and this time she isn't alone

After posting a photo of herself in workout clothes posing beside her three young children with the headline ‘What’s your excuse?’ across the top, Kang received backlash for supposed ‘fat-shaming.' She was even temporarily blocked on Facebook for posting the photo. But she also had supporters who encouraged her to keep her positive message about being healthy going.

Kang explained that she only hoped to motivate other moms and women, and to show that with hard work, bodies like hers were possible.

She’s now released a 2014 Fit Mom Swimsuit Calendar, featuring 24 real, everyday women who transformed their bodies and got fit after childbirth. Kang herself is the cover girl.

“These mothers represent different ages, sizes and shapes and show how their healthy body manifests through nurturing it, loving it, BUT not accepting it in its past (unhealthy) form. They are REAL ROLE MODELS,” Kang wrote on her Facebook Page.

Proceeds of calendar sales will go to Kang’s 'Fitness Without Borders' and 'No Excuse Mom' initiatives.

 


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