I haven’t known too many moms that can take more than 6-8 weeks of maternity leave off in the US. I guess some are lucky enough to take extended time off.TheQueenBee wrote:I'd suggest that it isn't as common as you're saying regarding moms returning to work and fitness - maternity leave usually lasts a lot longer than just a couple months, and oftentimes mom will stay home for longer if the family has the means to do so.Stacie16 wrote:TheQueenBee wrote:I agree with you. If she was working out hard and posting about it, and taking body shots, I'm sure she would get criticism for being too self involved and not caring about her baby.becausescience wrote:I also think it’s kinda shitty to compare her to someone who has a six pack after giving birth. That’s not realistic for most women, even ones who are really into fitness. I know I’m in the minority here though. I guess it’s because I fully expected her to milk the postpartum thing and try to make money off of her “bounce back”, but she didn’t and isn’t even trying to make postpartum plans so that’s refreshing and I just think it’s kinda crappy to talk about someone’s body who just had a baby. But anyways, I totally agree that it’s how she makes her money and she just doesn’t seem into it anymore. She dug herself a hole by not having any backup plans once the fitness thing fizzled out. Now they’re relying on shelling out as many challenges as they still can, and selling stupid products like a fat burner
Obviously this is a gossip forum and everyone is entitled to their own opinion (and I do understand what y'all are saying about it being her job), but I just think it's a wonderful thing that she has the means to focus all her energy on her newborn. It's a privilege I think many new mothers would love to have, but can't because they don't have the money and resources. And if anything, her as a mother who doesn't lose the weight immediately may make her brand more relatable - just a thought.
Most mothers are going back to there full time job plus raising a family and maybe even able to fit in gym time. Katy has nothing else going on but want you to buy her supplements and equipment with her name on it. Seeing that she doesn’t even post any videos or photos of herself using her supplements or products, why should anybody else buy them? She’s not even getting into shape, so why would anyone want to purchase anything from her? She may receive criticism for getting into shape to fast but at least she’d inspire some people and it’s what sells her products. She’s not doing anything to keep her followers interested in her. People follow her for her fitness. Once she looses her followers, which will happen because there is always someone newer and better, they won't have an income.
As for the other part, I'd say that there are tons of fitness products, equipment, supplements out there, and the likelihood that all of the people behind it are fit and match the 'image' is extremely low. I understand Katy has been a big part of her brand, but I actually think they have done a relatively good job of making their brands sustainable away from Katy, the IG fitness chick. That's just my perception though, maybe I'm wrong. It just seems that her challenges, Bite meals, the supplements, the equipment have taken off to the extent that they don't rely on her having a six pack. It seems she hasn't really been that big on the IG fitness scene for awhile... but again, I don't know.
I agree that the second part of what you said in regards to her having established her brand and not needing to get back to taking so many ass shots to gain followers and what not.