Die britische Bloggerin zeigt, was eine gute Pose und ein bisschen Photoshop alles verändern können.
Jeden Tag werden wir mit unrealistischen Körperbildern konfrontiert. In der Werbung, im Fernsehen oder auf Instagram werden uns schöne Körper gezeigt, die (zumindest unbewusst) einen großen Einfluss auf uns haben.
Immer mehr Bloggerinnen auf Instagram rebellieren gegen diese falschen Eindrücke und zeigen auf ihren Social Media Kanälen, dass die perfekten Fotos auf Instagram nicht das wahre Leben repräsentieren.
So auch Chessie King, britische Moderatorin und Fitness-Bloggerin, die sich auf Instagram ihren Ängsten stellte und "unschöne" Posen und Fotos von sich veröffentlichte.
"Ich hatte früher Probleme mit meinem Körper, weil ich wie die anderen Insta-Girls aussehen wollte. Dann habe ich erkannt, dass mein Po und mein Bauch auch dann hübsch sind, wenn ich sie nicht per Photoshop verändere", gesteht Chessie.
??|?? 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 ?
Oft liegen zwischen den Fotos nur Sekunden, trotzdem sieht der Körper Britin aufgrund ihren Posen anders aus.
"Alles, was ich auf Instagram gesehen habe, war Perfektion. Es hat sehr lange gedauert bis ich einen Bikini anziehen konnte, ohne mich sofort hinter einem Handtuch verstecken zu wollen, wenn mich jemand darin gesehen hat", erklärt die Britin gegenüber Femail.
Mittlerweile fühlt sie die junge Britin sehr wohl in ihrem Körper - und möchte auf Instagram nun anderen Frauen zeigen, wie sie zu mehr Selbstliebe finden.
"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 ?
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
No matter what shape, size, height you are... never ever apologise for wearing a bikini ? The way you hold yourself speaks a thousand words. It changes how you look & how you feel. Shoulders back, chest open = confidence. Even if you're not feeling super comfortable, this posture oozes 'I'm slaying this bikini' Hunched over, slouchy = 'sorry I'm wearing this, I shouldn't be' YES YOU SHOULD. After so many questions since Ibiza bikini photos, I've filmed my top tips for SLAYING YOUR BIKINI ? I want you to try something for me now. Whether you're standing or sitting. Roll your shoulders forward & let that belly hang out. Notice how it makes you feel. Now, open up that chest & pull those shoulders back. You've grown a few inches & how do you feel now? Body confidence is a feeling, it's something you slowly find when you start thinking a different way. It's not just about 'losing a few pounds' or 'dropping a dress size'. With summer holidays coming at you like a rocket, I want to help you feel like the GODDESS YOU ARE in every outfit, bikini or you're favourite dress ??