-- The mom who made headlines for her controversial "What's Your Excuse" photo featuring her fit physique and her three small children, is back in the news again.
She's gained 10 pounds and gone through a host of personal struggles. But one thing remains the same: she's still not sorry.
In a before-and-after style photo posted to her Instagram account Wednesday, Maria Kang writes:
"There's a lot of false information in recent articles about 'me making excuses' (for my recent photo) or apologizing for my original photo. Let me begin by saying: Despite gaining weight, I am unapologetically still healthy. I have always celebrated women's exercise, fitness at every size, shape and age. I have never said there are no excuses. My message is that fitness should be a priority (not your first or only as many of my critics have stated). Do I have more excuses now than years before? My challenges are different. Years before I gave birth three years in a row and cared for these tiny humans without much help while starting my second business. Today, I have three active kids, 3 businesses, a no excuse mom organization and personal setbacks."
Earlier this week, Kang posted a "raw photo with absolutely no retouching, no preparation and no shame." She even ate a donut right before the shoot, she said.
Though many of the mom blogs blasted her for now "having excuses," the comments from her followers are overwhelmingly positive.
"You look beautiful and you see so brave to tackle what you were afraid of before and literally put it all out there. Here's to your new donut fitness plan, it's working. You look amazing," wrote one.
"You are so beautiful! You never deserved all the hate you received," wrote another.
She told ABC News in 2013, "I never said anyone should look like me or anyone else. I am talking about health not looks. But if you exercise and eat healthy you can be healthy. That is my message."
Some think Kang looks even better now than she did at the time of the "What's Your Excuse" photo controversy.
She wrote about adjusting to the changes in her life.
"I'm finding my beauty again, I'm discovering my strength again," she wrote. "I'm relearning what it means to be brave, bold and unapologetic about where I am in my life's journey."