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Jessie James Decker denies ‘overtraining’ kids to have abs

Jessie James Decker denies ‘overtraining’ kids to have abs

Jessie James Decker has more to say about her children’s athletic physiques, which she posted on Instagram over the Thanksgiving holiday.

After clapping back at a handful of critics in the comments section of a photo featuring Vivianne, 8, Eric Jr., 7, and Forrest, 4, flashing extremely ripped abs in swimsuits on a beach in Mexico, the singer dedicated an entire post to shutting down the “bonkers” controversy once and for all.

“When I posted the pix of our vacation and included the kids being silly flexing on the beach on our thanksgiving trip I had NO clue it would get the reaction it did,” Jessie, who is married to Eric Decker, captioned a video compilation on Monday of the couple’s children enjoying their tropical getaway.

“But Being accused of photoshopping abs on my kids (I can’t help but laugh) or … the polar opposite about ‘overtraining’ our kids makes me realize how bizarre our world has gotten regarding the body and what’s normal and what’s not,” she wrote.

The 34-year-old — who admittedly struggles with body image issues and bouts of obsessive weight fluctuation — told her followers that she and her retired football player husband, 35, make it a point to “preach about body positivity and acceptance” in their house.

Jessie said they want to raise their kids “to feel proud of their bodies and hard work,” going on to reference Vivi’s “elite competitive gymnastics,” Eric Jr.’s desire “to be like his dad as an NFL receiver” and Forrest’s hours-long sessions of “dancing his heart out.”

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“Let’s not pick and choose what we normalize regarding bodies and be accepting of all people and children,” the singer told her Instagram followers after her family vacation photos went viral.

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“Let’s not pick and choose what we normalize regarding bodies and be accepting of all people and children,” the singer told her Instagram followers after her family vacation photos went viral.

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“But my kids having a mass amount of genetics and built muscle from athletics is ‘weird’?” she penned, adding, “Let’s not pick and choose what we normalize regarding bodies and be accepting of all people and children.”

The country songstress then invoked a variation of Maya Angelou’s famous words and encouraged her fans to “do better.”

“I’m proud of my children and encourage them to live their dreams,” she concluded her post, going on to joke, “We’ll see y’all at the 2032 Olympics, and wearing Bubbys jersey in the stands and dancing at Forrest’s rock concert✌️.”

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Jessie — whose husband, Eric Decker, is a retired professional athlete — insisted the pair’s kids are simply very active.

Eric showered his wife with love and support by commenting, “U get mama bear 🙌🏾🦁.” Fellow celebrity moms also backed her up.

“I’m sorry this even had to be addressed 😢,” “Jersey Shore” star Jenni “JWoww” Farley wrote, which was followed by Jamie Lynn Spears’ remark, “Yes mam [sic]!!! Your kids won the genetic lottery!! Go team Decker.”

And Candace Cameron Bure, who’s in the middle of navigating her own unrelated internet controversydropped the emojis, “👏👏.”

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