Only a few months after mother of three, Maria Kang, gave birth to her youngest son, she was feeling confident enough to take a picture of herself in her workout gear in an effort to motivate other moms.

Included in the photo were her three sons along with their ages. Kang's youngest child was only eighteen months old. The photo begs the question, "What's your excuse?"

Kang couldn't quite understand the issue. She didn't get the fact that lots of working moms out there aren't able to devote tons of time working out to achieve the rock hard abs and toned physique, that she had.

Many moms are simply too busy with more pressing issues and some even consider a healthy, home-cooked meal a luxury.

What's more, lots of moms out there do work hard to keep in decent shape, but they just can't push themselves hard enough to look like a fitness model. Our bodies are what they are - we can take care of them the best we can, but we can't make them do what they cannot do.

Understandably, lots of moms were angry. The photo seemed to imply that if you didn't look like Kang did, you were lazy, you were making excuses, and you weren't leading a healthy lifestyle.

Now, almost seven years later, Kang is singing a different tune. She's faced some struggles of her own, gained a little weight, battled depression, and struggled in her marriage.

All of a sudden, those so-called "excuses" have become Kang's "excuses."

Maybe this mother has learned that life isn't always perfect, so no one- especially a mom- should have the high expectations of looking "perfect."

"It was important for me because I always tell women to celebrate their bodies," Kang said in an interview with People.

"Regardless, if we have some cellulite, extra weight, extra skin or extra scars - be proud, because we are constantly progressing, transforming and aging! This is our temple, so take care of it!"

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