The women of the Real Housewives franchise live very cushy lives. They have multiple cars, multiple houses, and more household help than you can shake a diamond-encrusted nail file at. They also have jobs, and while some are demanding, or even impressive, like Bethenny Frankel's Skinny Girl empire, or Lisa Vanderpump's multiple restaurants, most can barely even be classified as work.
But that's the point. The entire show is based on watching women in the one percent go at each other.
It's not so funny, however, when they do so to the rest of us.
Joanna Krupa is a top model and a star of the "Real Housewives of Miami."
She has modeled for Shape, Inside Sport, and FHM, among other magazines, and was once voted the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World by Maxim. She is a very fit woman.
This week, Krupa shared her cover for Be Active magazine on Instagram. The 38-year-old model also had - *eye roll* - a very helpful post to go with it.
In the post, she said, “There is absolutely no excuse in not staying fit and healthy at any age! Motivation and drive is the key…. I make sure to workout 2-5 times a week depending on my schedule. I don’t get lazy even when tired after work or on a vacation… I find time to be active.”
Excuse us while we go grab a burger and gather our thoughts.
No excuse? Krupa's entire JOB is to stay fit, and she has a team of people whose entire JOBS are to help her do so.
The rest of us have to maintain full-time jobs, and kids, and our homes, and all the other nitty-gritty things that come by virtue of NOT having hundreds of thousands in disposable income to blow on personal trainers and such.
And even if we did have all those things, there are lots of people who have metabolic disorders and other conditions that are HUGE roadblocks in the path to fitness. “Motivation and drive” is all good and well, but genetics and health play a large part too.
Krupa then goes on to say, "It's called being ambitious and dedicated. It's a choice. For those that don't follow that please don't judge those that choose to be fit."
But here’s the thing – for many people, it’s simply NOT a choice. Lots of people wish they had oodles of time and money to spend on themselves, but they don’t. And it’s not helpful when a well-paid model whose job is LITERALLY to spend time schmoozing and looking good implies that it is.
Glad we got that off our chest.