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  1. VVeronika

    Dear Marion,

    Haters gonna hate,potatoes gonna potate :)
    I just feel sorry for these women who have the time, heart to write these nasty comments…
    Go Marion!
    V

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
    1. “potatoes gonna potate.” I love it LOL!!!

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  2. Claire

    I don’t understand, you’re skinny, if you are too fat to pose in workout clothes I don’t want to know what these people would think of me in mine.

    Well actually, I don’t care :)

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  3. Shari

    Seriously I can’t believe anyone could call you fat! You are so athletic looking! More importantly, your spirit and personality is what makes me love your blog! Thank God those petty and jealous opinions don’t have to define us! I have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters and I pray they always rise above such cruelty. Keep going strong!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  4. Natacha

    Marion, you are the second blogger today writing about hate. There must be some “hate-spreading trend going on”! (which is baaaad)
    Thank you for this letter, to confirm ourself in the confidence we have (however our looks) and for those “haters”, hoping it will open their eyes a little.
    Have a great day in your fitness clothes!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  5. PamelaSC

    Very well said. You look gorgeous, but more importantly, you look happy. You love to take care of yourself and your family, and it shows in your fitness level – and your smile. Keep doing what you do. The haters will always be out there to show you what is lacking in themselves. The rest of us will laugh over your “moments”, cheer you on when you reach your goals, and support you when the going gets tough.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  6. Laura

    What!!!!! I would kill for your abs!!!!! If you are fat I must be a huge whale!!!!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  7. Love this, love you, rock on with your hot body!!! What’s wrong with women these days?!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  8. nikki

    I love this post! You are so beautiful and have encouraged me in my efforts to get in shape and be healthy! Why is it so difficult, as women, to encourage and lift each other up! Its something I’m working on to do better at! Thanks again!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  9. Marion my jaw LITERALLY dropped open when I read that some people had said you were too fat (I can’t believe what I’m quoting) for fitness clothes. I think my mouth has shut only just now as I’m starting to write this.

    I HONESTLY thought at the beginning of the post that you were going to say that people were hating on you for being “skinny” (their possible words, not mine) and that you shouldn’t be showing off in “skimpy” workout clothes. Or something along those lines.

    The point being – no one is “too fat” for fitness clothes. NO ONE. The mere fact that someone puts on fitness clothes is the whole point – they want to get fit. And that is the most commendable thing anyone can do to appreciate and respect the body they were born with, no matter what their fitness levels to start with. If you’re already fit, good for you. If you’re unfit but now starting on the road to fitness, GOOD FOR YOU.

    I won’t wade into the “you look amazing” statements that are going round my head as they don’t need saying, but you’re a lot more toned and smaller than me – and I’m often being told how slim I am, so their comments are all bull***t, aren’t they. A perfect body is one that is looked after with a healthy diet and regular exercise… that’s it, in my opinion.

    Hmmm rant over. Off to get a drink as my mouth went dry from being so wide open for so long. And YES to the getting along. I always say (re. trollers): if you think of the nicest people you’ve ever met in life, they would never, ever say mean things about others to their face or online or anywhere. So these people that do must be seriously unhappy people, and I just feel sorry for how miserable their lives must be.

    That’s it!!! Prize for longest comment please! 😉

    Catherine x

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
    1. Insane. I second very much what Catherine has said! I think you look amazing – and I’ve been motivated to get back into a gym (joined this week and have built it into my schedule!) – I miss lifting weights most of all!

      August 21, 2014 | Reply
    2. Karen

      I’m with Catherine. My mouth is STILL hanging open. COMPLETE AND UTTER SHOCK. Marion, you are beautiful inside and out!! A ray of sunshine and shining example to so many women.

      August 21, 2014 | Reply
    3. Ditto what Catherine said! The usually wordy me is just too stunned to type my own dialogue! Marion, you are awesome in my books. xo

      August 21, 2014 | Reply
    4. Theresa

      My sentiments exactly!

      August 21, 2014 | Reply
    5. Everything that Catherine said was what I was thinking. I seriously don’t understand who could think of you as fat. That is just CRAZY. I can’t even wrap my head around it.

      August 21, 2014 | Reply
  10. Kate

    These had to be people trolling sending you such untrue, dramatically offensive comments. I hate that people like that exist in the world, hiding behind a computer, and don’t think to get help. Actually, it scares me a bit, too. The photos were beautiful, and you look amazing- toned, slim, healthy, and happy. Here’s to loving one another… Even the trolls!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  11. Great post…people are so ridiculous! I literally showed my friend your picture and said I want her body ….those people who emailed you must be joking!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  12. I can’t get past the fact that people call YOU enormous? What? Were they looking at the same pics?
    You look amazing, and it’s obvious you work hard to get and maintain that body. Go you!
    and to all those nasty women, grow the hell up.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  13. People will genuinely say anything to wreck another’s self confidence when they don’t have any themselves, or sometimes just to provoke a reaction or stir an argument. I can’t believe people would even consider you as fat. You have a great body, are fit and healthy!!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  14. What a great post Marion. I was once there, that person who said negative comments about someone like you with your confidence because I hated the way I looked and wanted what they had (their body, their confidence, their style, etc) – although I didn’t blast it on anyone’s blog or social media pages. When people are down about their own image, their defensive wall immediately goes up. And unfortunately, the way they feel about themselves gets spewed out onto someone else because of jealousy. I love that you didn’t shame the people who leave these comments on your blog, but rather ask them WHY they do it and encourage them to think differently. It’s just one more way for you to use your fitness blog to encourage people to change their ways (eating, exercising) and change their attitude (towards others and confidence in themselves). Hoorah!

    xo Meg
    @Missmegasaurus
    http://www.glamoroushustle.com

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  15. Ummm…I’m still stuck on the “you’re too fat” part. WTH are these people looking at? You look amazing…and not just amazing for someone whose had a baby, but just plain old AMAZING! As they say, you obviously needed new haters, cause the old ones were starting to like you. Keep doing what you do and loving life!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  16. GreenieWeenie

    People are ridiculous. I usually think people’s opinions of me aren’t really any of my business and I’m not sure why they’re supposed to matter anyway–so why those people feel compelled to share them when they’re that ridiculous is baffling. Sometimes the internet feels like it’s full of angry 15-year-olds.

    Off topic but this is the first time I’ve seen your blog in ages as I usually use Feedly. I read your About section for the first time and you’ve traveled a lot! I’m an expat and I’ve been living in one of those countries for quite some time…will you blog about some of those travels? It’s always fun to hear about other people’s impressions of places you’ve been or want to go.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  17. Wow – the audacity of people. Evidently no one ever taught them the golden rule. You look amazing and strong – the type of fit I am striving for. Great open letter – very well said.

    Jennie

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  18. Ellie

    I am really shocked…I don’t understand why people feel the need to try and put other people down like that! I just got done reading a post by J’s Everyday Fashion about how people write hurtful stuff about her too. I just don’t understand it. You look amazing, you’ve worked hard and you are helping/inspiring others to achieve their goals too. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  19. Kimberly Bumpus

    It’s such a shame that you had to address this, and even more sad that as women we continue to tear each other down. As I have always mentioned to you, as well as the other ladies who follow you, we appreciate you, love you and will continue to support you no matter what. I find you to be such a breath of fresh air, and your sense of humor is so contagious and I crack up every time I read your blog. Now, I could use some colorful words to say what I would like to say, but my mother raised me to be a lady, so you do you boo and forget about the haters, which is what I teach my daughter. God will take care of those people who spew hate and ignorance. So, just give those haters the side-eye and keep it moving because you know WE have your back and will continue to support you no matter what. Now go have your smoothie in your wine glass. Boom!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
    1. Maayan

      Cheers to you and your wisdom, Kimberly! Couldn’t agree more.

      August 21, 2014 | Reply
  20. I’ve been reading for a while but not much iof a commenter and I had to chime in on this post. Some people are so mean and I just don’t get it. I’m a blogger too and I have been lucky not to get many rude comments but it really hurts when I do. I would never say hurtful things on someone’s blog because I wouldn’t want them said to me. I love reading your posts and think it’s great you are following your fitness passion now too.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  21. Amber

    I’m really shocked to hear woman say that….you look great! You don’t need to loose anymore weight though, your super tiny. Some people are just so bitter with their own lives they can’t see past it when others are happy. The woman saying those mean things are probably overweight, eating fatty foods, jealous that you are so fit and health conscience. Unfortunately people are mean and we wish they could grow out of it with age, but some people are still stuck in high school mentality.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  22. Lorraine

    This is the second blog post I have read about haters today and I am sorry it has happened to you as well. I am astonished at the comments you received fro these haters too. You are a beautiful, intelligent, perceptive person and far too sensible to let this get to you. I can only assume that they are jealous of your body, style and fabulous personality. I love reading your blog – you usually give me my daily chuckle so don’t stop!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  23. Milissa

    Marion

    I love that you wrote this!! (Not that you had to go through the terrible comments to get here part) You’re right, we women should celebrate our differences and the unmistakable beauty within each one of us.

    You have worked so hard to get in shape after having your son but that aside women should celebrate the fact that your body gave birth, it has gotten you through several moves, a new job, etc…

    And from where I am sitting ….I would kill for a body like yours!! XO…….let your haters be your motivators!!!

    M

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  24. I honestly never comment on posts such as this but I really felt the need to this time. First, I thought you were going to discuss the fact that people were negative because you were so thin. I was blown away after having read your post about people saying you were large. Clearly, they need glasses and to hold their tongues because large, small or in between, if you don’t like what you see, you don’t need to look. Personally, I think you look amazing and you should feel wonderful because you have the courage to put yourself out there and the confidence to write a post like this.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  25. Teresa

    Are you freakin’ serious???!!!! if people think you are fat then if they were to see a pic of me they would call me a whale!! people have too much time on their hands and if they make comments so out of line like that then issues of their own! I simply admire you so much Marion. I had a baby 4 months ago and still have about 20 lbs to loose and even though I feel huge at times I say “hey your body grew a human being for god’s sake” so I’m taking it slowly and giving myself time to get back into shape and if people have a problem with that then let it be! The way i see it people are always going to criticize! So keep doing what you are doing Marion! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION to many of us!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  26. I am always shocked that there are so many hateful people(especially women) in this country. They give good women a bad name. I don’t feel sorry for women who behave this way. They disgust me. At the end of the day they have jealous hearts with no room for goodness. You are beautiful, healthy, strong and a good example for women who want to have those traits themselves. You work hard for it! Keep up the good work! I love your blog!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  27. Like many of the other commenters, I thought you were going to say that the snarkers were saying you were TOO fit and skinny….but saying you’re fat? This blows my mind. I would love to look as good as you…AND you have kids? Lucky girl.

    I am glad you posted this. There’s so much negativity out there with bloggers, its hard to not let it hurt your feelings, but I’m glad you’re not letting it ruin your confidence as you look amazing.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  28. Amy S

    Amen, sister! As others have said before me, You look Ab.Fab. :)

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  29. Lauren

    Marion you go on with your bad self!! You are an inspiration to lots of us out there and we are grateful for sharing your world with us. So keep on doing what you’re doing!!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  30. Rebecca

    I have noticed that it takes an enormous amount of positive to over-ride a negative comment. I LOVE your response. Excellent job!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  31. Simone

    Hi Marion
    I have been reading your blog for a while now and have never commented but today I had to. You have inspired me to start exercising again and for those people to say you are fat is unreal. Obviously they have issues with how they look and need to justify it by adding nasty comments to make them feel better which is sad.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  32. marion, you’re an inspiration to me and you’re extremely crazy gorgeous and fit! i am envious of your crazy non-giant body! whatever nasty things people are saying are, as you already pointed out, coming from inside them. i actually feel sorry for them for whatever’s going on that drives them to comment hatefully on someone else’s confidence and rockin’ bod. keep doing what you do!
    ladies in navy

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  33. Shannon

    Instagram, blogs, news items: I’ve had to institute a personal policy of NEVER reading the comments on ANYTHING. It’s so infuriating and most times, just absolutely ridiculous, as in this case, what people choose to write to gain attention and shock others- because that’s what it really is. Marion, it wouldn’t have mattered what your pictures looked like, good, bad or indifferent, someone somewhere feeling lonely and insecure would have something crappy to say, hoping desperately that you or others would respond and validate them. I so admire you and everyone else who has the guts to “put it out there,” whatever “it” is; a blog, a recipe, even a photo of your child- because it’s all fair game now. And it’s not just garden-variety trolls anymore. Seemingly well-adjusted folks are joining in, not with the obvious fishing-for-attention comments, but with just general rudeness and disprespect, as if they’re entitled to say whatever the heck they want to whomever they want. I’m sorry you got those comments- it would have been a gut punch to me, but you seem to rise above. And that is why I read your blog and others- for inspiration; be it to workout, dress better, cook better, parent better or just be a better human! I surely don’t need to read every opinion or insult from every jack ass with time on his/her hands- so I don’t. No comments for me. They just make me rage-y. And ain’t nobody got time for that……

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  34. Thank you for this post Marion! I find it shocking that anyone would say such nasty things to you. I mean, really. You’re an inspiration, and clearly any nasty comments come from a place of self doubt and zero self esteem. As women, we need to support one another and I wish the hate would just go away. Such is life (and social media) I guess. We all know you look AH-MAZING on the outside and I’m lucky to know that you are even more beautiful on the inside. XOXO

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  35. Pam B

    Are you kidding me???????? People are seriously calling YOU enormous????? Are they blind?!?!?! You are so thin!! I’d kill to have your figure. Let the blind idiots hate. We all know they’re just jealous. You’re fabulous and they know it. Keep up the great work!!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  36. Well, you sound like you’re handling this MUCH better than I would be. I think you look freaking fantastic, but you have always looked amazing! Your smile and kind words are the reason why you’re one of my favorite bloggers (and I consider you a friend I just haven’t met in real life yet!). Thank you for your honesty and inspiration. Even though you weren’t soliciting it, you do have a ton of support!!!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  37. whitney

    ok, really!?!?!?
    first, i am going to go ahead and state the obvious…you are beautiful and have a killer body. i have been following your blog for a while now and its clear that you take care of yourself, are healthy and there is a damn good reason why you are a fashion/style blogger :)
    there are ALWAYS going to be people in our world who are negative and miserable. and these people have to post negative comments to justify their own unhappiness…its very sad.
    so go on girl, keep rocking your style!! there are so many of us out here that love what you do!

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  38. Heather

    Too fat for fitness clothes….like saying “Sista, you’re too sick for the doctor!” You are the third blogger I follow who has had unkind things said to them. There does seem to be a group of women who can’t be kind. Unfortunately, these women have daughters grow up to be exactly like them. We have to fight that culture!!! It is a culture of death.
    Big hugs!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  39. wait, what? I for sure thought you were going to say someone ragged on you for wearing skimpy clothes (false, workout clothes) or being a show off or too skinny.. that’s delusional. I thought you addressed this very appropriately and maturely. I love your blog. It’s the perfect mix of fashion-timeless and classic, positivity, and humor (seriously, I look forward to the Moments of the Week all week. :) ). Sorry you had to even address this, it’s obvious where those types of comments come from- a place of insecurity and sadness.

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  40. Emily

    I read your blog (and love it), but have never commented before. I can’t believe that someone would call you “fat” or write about your body that way. Keep doing what you are doing and continue to be the positive person that you are. You look fabulous and more importantly are an encouraging, funny and kind person.

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  41. Tracy D.

    That’s unreal! You look amazing. Like super hot amazing. I’m inspired to do your fitness program after I have this baby (I’m 40 weeks today…no signs of labor yet either!) so I can build abs like yours!!!

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  42. Janine

    I can’t believe someone would say you are fat! You look great!! Seriously Amazing!! I’d trade bodies with you any day!!

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  43. I’m not saying this as just a way to try to make you feel better, but HOLY SHIT. Your body has always been banging, and I remember right after you had the baby and talked about your approach to getting back into working out and seeing how amazing you looked (then!) motivated me to start working out more. When I saw your pictures last week I was like “damn, how did she have a baby like a year ago!” Seriously. While I’m all about feeling like everyone gets a say, calling you enormous is just…outrageous. Like, there is no point and I hate to say “people are jealous” but this may be one of those times. Head up lady – you have a body all of us want!

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  44. Laura

    AMEN!!!

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  45. Jody

    I just love this post…and to be honest, I love ALL of your posts!

    As a classroom teacher, we talk about how children are bullying more and more, without any care for consequences or empathy towards their peers. It is incredibly scary to think that if grown women are bullying other women, how can be expect the behaviour of children to be any better? The fact that these women felt the need to be so rude is bullying and they should feel ashamed of their behaviour. It’s posts like this one that show that those of us that care about others will stand up for one another and not let bullying, mean-spirited comments and hatred win.

    Thank you for being so honest, sincere, confident, funny, beautiful and down-to-earth in your posts. They truly are a joy to read!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  46. shadowy_lady

    ok seriously wtf? I’m hoping “women” who made these comments weren’t actually grown women. It’s a sad world to live in if there are adults behaving this way, to make the time to go and post negative comment about someone’s else’s (perfect in this case) body :(

    I used to blog and I have gotten negative comments too (also about my body) and you are handling it much better than I did. This is why you have always been my inspiration. Not only I love your style, but you are also amazingly fit, have a great sense of humour AND handle all situations with tact. Much respect Marion :)

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  47. Wow, I don’t even know where to start, and maybe that is a good thing because I don’t have anything nice to say to anyone that felt the need to email you and belittle you. I’m stoked for you and the idea of starting a fitness blog. You are beautiful, healthy and radiant, and some women just can’t handle that. Keep on keepin’ on – YOU are a rock star my dear. :)

    Sequins&Stilettos

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  48. You are such an inspiration!

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  49. Yikes! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE??? I just can’t imagine ever writing a comment like that for any reason. I guess the internet makes people brave to be nasty, but really?? I don’t get it. And have they been to a gym recently? There are way fatter people (myself included) rocking fitness clothes. In my world, visible abs does not equal fat, so I don’t know where people are coming from sometimes!

    Keep doing what you’re doing! I am definitely one of the people who appreciates your sense of humor in this world of fashiony bloggers! Some of the stylish folks just take themselves too seriously. But I mean, I would never go comment on their blogs being mean about it!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  50. Vicky

    Thank you for this post, Marion. And thank you for your honesty and class in responding to the negative comments/bullying you received without attacking those haters. Your grace and kind + fun personality are the reasons why I’ve have been returning to your blog for the last 6 months and look forward to doing so in the future. You are a beautiful person, inside and out!

    I wonder if some of the negativity you were exposed to is a byproduct of a society that has created this utterly insane image of a ‘perfect’ woman/mother who ‘has it all’? You know, the fit/gorgeous/classy/happy/funny mom/wife/employee/employer who is successful in everything she touches? And if any of us women appear to do ‘have it all,’ even momentarily, we suddenly become such easy targets for those who feel victimized by this pressure… It is a very sad outcome of an unrealistic societal pressure when women start turning against each other, instead of giving each other the support we all so desperately need.

    Personally, I read your blog because of the support it gives me every day in my effort to balance the demands of a life of a working mom. Simple as that. So thank you for all that you do!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  51. Ashley

    I think you look fantastic! Anyone who can use adjectives such as the ones you mentioned, do not have eyes. Making those comments to anyone is shameful. However, making comments to someone as fit as yourself, is more than inappropriate and does give off the wrong impression to others who may struggle with their self-esteem and whom are not as fit as you are or whom are perfectly as fit as you are. Such a shame.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  52. brigitte

    that’s appalling! what is wrong with people? it is so cowardly to hide behind a computer and spew hateful insults. i can only imagine how sad and full of self loathing these people must be. a happy, confident person doesn’t need to put others down to make themselves feel better.

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  53. what the actual shit. you look amazing! i can’t believe people said such hurtful and mean things. really though, why cant we all get along? i hope i never get such negative remarks, but if i do, i hope i have half the positivity and courage that you have. kudos to you. now, tell me how to look as awesome as you, please :)

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  54. Diane

    I was shocked at people’s response to you. You’re in amazing shape! And they’re WAY out of place to say anything. I’m sorry people were so mean to you-without reason. They’re just jealous! You’re a beautiful inspiration!

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  55. You look absolutely beautiful in those photos, and your confidence shines through. I cannot believe people took the time to tell you their negative thoughts AND I cannot believe they actually thought those things. You’re an inspiration, and I’m so happy for you that you are happy with you!

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  56. OMG I am shocked that anyone could think you are too fat to be wearing workout clothes, or not fit in any way! You look incredible! People can be so mean, and it’s so uncalled for! You are beautiful and your fitness blog is going to be hugely inspirational to me.

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  57. Dear Marion! What they say of you says more of them than of you.

    BTW! I wish I looked like you in my workout clothes!

    http://misspippisstyle.blogspot.hu/

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  58. Nicole

    I am SO happy you addressed this and good for you. As a mother of 2 and someone who is currently struggling with self image, I praise you for putting this out publicly. I think you look absolutely amazing and you inspire me to work even harder to achieve my own goals. Thank you for being such a positive person and for expressing that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes. Additionally, I am very much looking forward to your fitness section going live.

    Thank you again for your words, inspiration and beautiful soul!!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  59. Leslie

    Insane!! I cannot believe I am reading this. I did not see this post going this way. You are not fat….at all. You are beautiful. You are one of my favorite bloggers because you are so down to earth. Let people hate. They are the ones who are jealous and have insecurities of their own.

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  60. Megan

    Thank you for sharing, Marion. This is so important. These comments are insightful as well, but I want us to challenge each other to move beyond addressing whether what these negative women said is or is not “factual” (in our own opinions), and instead focus on the bigger message: it shouldn’t matter. I see a lot of self-deprecation in these comments, and it makes me sad! I’m very guilty of this as well, but I think if we can bring it to each others’ attention and keep it at the forefront of these discussions, we can begin to change our attitudes.

    I read this recently, and it really resonated with me: ” You can’t always control what somebody tries to give you, but you’re always in control of what you accept.”

    You’re wonderful, Marion. Please keep writing.

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  61. Catherine

    I follow several fitness, fashion and home decor blogs, and I have to admit I stopped reading comments on the blogs several months ago. I was continually amazed at the amount of negativity, and hate that random people were spewing. Thank you for addressing this head on. It truly is disheartening to see some of the comments, but I absolutely LOVE seeing that you don’t let them get to you. Your confidence shows through, and that is truly an inspiration for women everywhere. Thank you for sharing both your fashion and fitness blogs with us!

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  62. kim

    Wonderfully written! You look amazing and shame on any woman for not agreeing with them! Thanks for being a great inspiration!

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  63. Jason

    I actually don’t believe that this happened. Strange that these “nasty” comments came via email where no one else can see them and not on the original post. I think you made this up to get a bunch of women to tell you how skinny and pretty you are. Just my opinion, but congrats if that’s the case. It worked!

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  64. Wow – I can’t believe people can be so judgmental when they are sending an actual person an email and attacking them. I can only dream to have your figure.

    Glad to hear that you won’t let the haters get to you. You are a great inspiration and keep up the great job that you are doing!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  65. Meghan

    I applaud you for posting this! I know you may have been conflicted about confronting the negativity but your response is so classy and well-intentioned. It’s not about being “skinny” or being “fat” it’s about feeling good and being healthy, something that you clearly do and are. I am so glad you are above the hate. Props to you for being a mom that your little one can look up to. Grateful for those that model realness, contentment, and genuine love for their children to see. I worry about the next generation of these women that breed hate. :/

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  66. Annie

    I agree with other comments– I thought you were going to say they were shaming you for being too thin! Seriously, I’m appalled. I’d kill for your body!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  67. Carla

    I am in total shock! I know you didn’t write this post to have all of us comment on how awesome you look etc ( you really do look great) … but honestly, I can’t believe that anyone would consider you “fat”! These people are clearly not in touch with reality! You look fantastic, have worked hard for what you’ve got and should be proud to inspire many women in their fitness journey! Stay strong!!!

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  68. Kim S

    Wow! I’m sorry you had to deal with such mean people! I don’t understand the negativity. I love your blog and you look amazing!

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  69. Amy

    You look amazing! I’m shocked that you would receive negative comments regarding your photos. You are inspiring to women and I wish I only had a bit of your confidence to do what you do on a daily basis on your blog. Stay positive and no the haters are few and far between.

    August 21, 2014 | Reply
  70. Tarah

    I’m so glad you’re able to let those horrible, untrue, words slide right off your back. There are always people out there who want to bring others down with them, they’re not happy unless others are unhappy. I pity those people, what a horrible way to live life.

    I think you look beautiful & strong & happy in all of your pictures. Kudos to you for knowing it.

    To the haters – I’m sorry you don’t believe you’re worthy of being nice to others. Hopefully one day you’ll be as confident to let others know that you think they’re beautiful just the way they are.

    August 22, 2014 | Reply
  71. Melissa

    We’re team Marion all the way. You said it right, love yourself! I will never understand why people would make hateful comments online. Especially hateful comments towards other women.

    August 22, 2014 | Reply
  72. I realize my response might get lost in the enormity of this comment section, but I just have to say how sad it makes me that 1) people would take the time out of their day to spread negativity like this and that 2) they would spew lies that couldn’t be more false. You are fit, strong & beautiful…um, hello, I would KILL for your abs! This makes the point of my post yesterday even more resounding. Beauty comes from within!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    August 22, 2014 | Reply
  73. Jenn

    I find it absolutely deplorable that you had to write this post. I honestly thought that you were going to say that some people, in a very twisted way, thought you were FAT SHAMING, because you look so damn good (and THAT would have been ridiculous and entirely inaccurate). I would never have even considered the idea that, instead, women were fat shaming YOU! You look incredible – I dream of having the perseverance to turn my body into what yours has become. There are clearly some very distorted views out there about body image. All I can say is kudos to you for rising up above those who are clearly struggling to be comfortable with how they look, and recognizing that “you go girl.” You have much to be proud of, and by reading all the other posts above mine, evidently others think so too. <3

    August 22, 2014 | Reply
  74. I can honestly say I am shocked…shocked to see that people suggested you were overweight. What the WHAT? Are they crazy? I can’t believe it.

    I could see people saying whoa Ms. Terminator woman…you are looking strong & tight…but anything other than that?… simple jealously…or online trolls that have nothing better to do other than tear people down.

    You look amazing!

    bisous
    Suzanne

    August 23, 2014 | Reply
  75. Michelle

    I thought exactly the same things that any hate would be coming from the other direction. But, really, any hate is uncalled for. From everything I have ever read on seen on your blog you promote self worth, self acceptance and fostering the same in others. Who could hate that? If women want to achieve greater things in life we need to support each other and start looking beyond our physical appearance. Beauty truly is within. And you have it in spades!

    August 23, 2014 | Reply
  76. First of all, someone having the nerve to call you fat is entirely laughable. It really does suggest pure jealousy, insecurity and plain “haterism” on their part. I’m glad you posted a response. Kudos to you and your self-confidence. I hope more women can shake the haters off.

    August 23, 2014 | Reply
  77. i love your blog for the hysterical true life things you post. i am craving to do one of your fitness classes. i consider your honesty and great smile to be true beauty. and love that you respectfully replied. beauty is more than just your physical appearance. and i thank your for bring in the mental part of it. its more of being who you are mentally than physically. than what the media considers. i just hope that people can be honest to themselves before they lash out at others.

    August 24, 2014 | Reply
  78. Shelly

    Well said, Marion!!! Women everywhere need to sprinkle more kindness around (just like you do with this blog)!!!!

    August 25, 2014 | Reply
  79. Liz

    I think you are beautiful!

    August 25, 2014 | Reply
  80. I am truly disgusted that anyone would leave hurtful comments in response to those photos! For one thing, they are beautiful (especially the one with your child on your back). And for another, you look incredible. People can be unbelievable, but I guess it is easy to be mean when you are anonymous writing away at your laptop. I really wish that women would just support each other. As you said, we have nothing to gain by being mean!

    August 26, 2014 | Reply
  81. I LOVED your fitness photo shoot! Why in the world would someone call you fat?!?!? I really appreciate your post. We as women have to stop hating on one another and start loving each other. We are ALL beautiful regardless of our shape and size.

    August 28, 2014 | Reply
  82. Andrea

    It is unfortunate when women try and break each other down. Congrats to promoting health and fitness, and being comfortable in your body. Everyone can always have a different opinion about health and their own body, but we need to stop there, learning to appreciate another person’s dedication, learning a life with no judgement. You look amazing. I found you via your old maternity style posts, I look forward to pushing my post baby body back into shape when the time is right. Congrats to you on your fitness shots, they look great and so do you!!

    August 28, 2014 | Reply

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