I don’t want to write this post. That’s the truth.
I made a pact with myself at the beginning of 2013 to try my best to live by the adage “promote what you love don’t bash what you hate”. And I’ve done that. Mostly. But on the weekend I clicked on an image that irritated me. An image that left me feeling weary and sad. This is it:
I clicked on a photo of Norwegian Caroline Berg Eriksen – a fitness blogger/footballer’s wife. And when I clicked, I found myself awkwardly staring at a photo of a woman in pretty black and raspberry lingerie. A woman with watermelon boobs and long glossy hair and a thigh gap reminiscent of when my daughter sticks matchsticks in a lump of play-doh. Oh flat abs.
You see really the photo was all about Caroline’s stomach. That’s because four days ago Caroline had a baby – a beautiful little girl called Nelia. But believe me when I tell you, Caroline’s daughter is the last thing everyone – including Caroline – is talking about.
News Limited reports:
Norwegian Caroline Berg Eriksen gave birth to daughter Nelia on Monday and posted a selfie on Instagram dressed in nothing but underwear with the caption “I feel so empty, and still not … 4 days after birth.”The fitness blogger – who is married to Norwegian Premier League player Lars-Kristian Eriksen and blogs under the name Fotballfrue meaning “footballer’s wife” – has since been slammed in her native media who have accused her of placing unfair pressure on new mothers to lose weight immediately after birth.
Eriksen hit back on Facebook, saying: “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.”