Το instagram είναι ίσως το μοναδικό μέρος στο οποίο μπορείς να είσαι τέλεια 24 ώρες το 24ωρο. Με τη μόνη διαφορά ότι απέχει αρκετά από την πραγματικότητα. Ή, ακόμα καλύτερα, αποτελεί μια εξιδανικευμένη, φιλτραρισμένη και πολύ καλά διαλεγμένη, εκδοχή της.
Η Chessie King ανήκει σε αυτόν τον πολύ νέο και δημοφιλή κλάδο διασημότητας που ονομάζεται “social influencer” και έχει 250 χιλιάδες ακόλουθους στο Instagram. Αποφάσισε, λοιπόν, να χρησιμοποιήσει τη δύναμη που της δίνει αυτό το social medium, ώστε να απομυθοποιήσει την τέλεια εικόνα που επιλέγουν να δείχνουν γυναίκες όπως κι εκείνη, στο instagram.
Η ίδια είναι fitness blogger και personal trainer και έχει ένα από εκείνα τα κορμιά που όλες θα ζηλεύαμε. Παρόλ’ αυτά έχει κι εκείνη τις πόζες που δεν την κολακεύουν, και ακόμα και το δικό της σώμα, δε δείχνει πάντα αψεγάδιαστο ή ιδανικό.
??|?? Left photo: Favourited out of the 8 taken & posted. Right photo: Immediately deleted & forgotten about. Both photos unedited & seconds between them. I do so many of these but this one is my scariest & most exposing so far. I was going through my recently deleted folder ready to 'delete all' but saw the right photo & recovered it. I felt this sense of guilt that I'd deleted it & posted the left one. A year ago I would've been left feeling so unhappy by how I look on the right & deleted it forever like it never happened but it was a huge reminder for me today that Instagram can be such a 'perfection trap'. I'm clearly super happy in the right one after @brontekingg had cracked a hilarious joke, I don't hate it but the lighting isn't 'flattering' nor is the way I'm holding my body or the angle of it but it's ME. Both of the photos are me ?? I am proud of how I feel about my body looking at these photos. I feel like I look healthy in both & look after myself but also live without controlling myself like I have done in the past. So your Monday Motivation all the way from Singapore: People post the best photo out of a bunch taken… I know it's said a lot these days but it helps me a huge amount too. If you see a photo of yourself in 'bad' lighting or an 'unflattering angle' just remind yourself how beautiful you are & that you're ALLOWED to look like that. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be humans who FEEL insanely good 24/7 ?
Επέλεξε να ανεβάσει διάφορες λήψεις του εαυτού της και να τις αντιπαραβάλλει προκειμένου να μας δείξει ότι τα πράγματα δεν είναι έτσι όπως φαίνονται, αν δεν τα στήσεις και δεν τα φωτίσεις σωστά.
"I want to look good for summer" "I want my bikini body back" SURE… but whyyyyy don't you want to look good for winter too? For Father Christmas? ??❄️ How about FEELING good for life? FEELING like a superwoman the whole year round? Yes '8 week transformations' are amazing to get you going & if you're learning from them AMAZING… but if you just stop there after the 8 weeks, your body isn't going to stay like that forever AND you may have changed your body but not your mindset. I can change my body in 2 seconds, from the left photo to the right & in both, I feel good. I know I train consistently, I know I fuel myself well, I know it's okay to let my belly out when I'm sitting down next to the pool. SO… long term/life plan: • Educate yourself, that doesn't mean doing a personal training course, that means learning about yourself, how to train & how to eat. • Do your own research, your own body is your best friend, explore it • Find a class you love & look forward to, find a PT that works you hard but looks after you, find a friend that gives you that little boost of motivation when you need it… find things that work for YOU! So tonight, do one thing for me & let your belly release, embrace it, give it a little jiggle ?
THE STRUGGLE YOU DON'T SEE ON INSTAGTAM… the 15 minute try-to-squeeze-into-the-jeans dance before the photo ? Every girl will agree it's a fight you will never loose, no matter how much sweat, sounds of ripping & loss of blood flow… we will NOT let them win! ?? Let's see more of the right photo take over our Instagram feed please! Who's with me?! These @freddyukireland jeans are pretty magic though, definitely live up to their hype & my tall girls… THEY COVER THE ANKLES! What a dream hey! ?
We've all seen hundreds of these but they really do help me 1. Be honest with you & 2. Feel body confident in myself ?? I'll let you into a little secret… @mathewlcarter was snapping away like the amazing boyfriend he is & I stopped half way through to say I really felt uncomfortable. He asked why & I said I just feel like my legs look chunky. You see so many girls on their tiptoes 'posing' & I'm guilty of it too. It makes your legs look leaner & longer… but in reality, yes I am nearly 6 foot & I'm lucky to have long legs, but they are still the part of my body I feel conscious of. I know some of these 2 photo 'posing' 'natural' posts are done wrongly & they actually make you feel worse about your body, but a lot are done in the right way & really help me. Even though I preach body confidence & 'embracing the wobble' I still have moments where I feel like I want to hide my legs… but what's different is how I deal with it. I give myself a little prep talk & shake off that negativity & remind myself what they do for me! They carry me round every day & are strong mother f??kers. I then just stopped 'posing' & smiled the biggest smile I possible could & it completely changed my mood. It's okay to find your 'pose' you feel comfortable in in photos, the tiptoe, the hip to the side, the one leg in front of the other… but it's even better to feel comfortable just standing flat foot on the ground, smiling like the grinch ?? Rashie – @une_piece @seen_group ?
You know what I LOVE about people sharing these photos on Instagram, they make ME feel normal & even more okay with not being perfect ?? I know social media has bad press with links to depression in young people BUT if you're following the right people, it can also remind you that you're not alone. The people that actually take their responsibility seriously & help educate you are the ones that should be taking over your newsfeed ? Some comparison photos are done very badly, with hope they come across 'real' but hopefully you're starting to filter out your Instagram just to make it purely positive. Like everything in life, you can choose whether social media makes you feel good or bad. There are so many wonderful people trying to share their stories & support you through social media, I've shared some of my faaavs on my story ? Andddd whilst I'm talking about stories, I absolutely love being able to show you ME, from smiley jumpy chess to sweaty mess to the times I need YOUR support… They're like my own mini vlogs ? Workouts are always better when your @nikewomen @jdwomen shortshorts match your @womensbest BCAAs & shaker ? #womensbest