Maria Kang unveiled one hot mama of the 2014 No Excuse Mom swimming suit calendar on Jan 2nd. According to Facebook, Miss January is named Esther Devries. Esther is an amazing woman. She is the proud mom to ten amazing children. Like most moms to super large families, her health had not been her priority.
She had her share of setbacks, too. At one point, she could not walk without a walker. Even so, despite her obstacles, she still completed two half marathons last year (2013). She was guarded to let her story be told, because of some of the negative press she was receiving being part of Maria Kang’s calendar. She held on to the reason she decided to pose in her swimming suit for the calendar, to inspire others.
She faced many challenges to reach her weight loss goals and fitness goals. She is a busy mom, with a busy schedule, and yet, she still made time for herself each day to be the best role model to her children as she can. She nursed all her children, even the youngest children who are just over two years old. Her words needed to get out. Women need to be kinder to each other. Fat-shaming, Fit-shaming, jealousy, it all hurts from whatever side you on. Esther is one tough cookie, though, and she didn’t let the harsh comments crush her spirit.
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.
Congratulations to Esther, Miss January, she looks amazing!