Its a world wide fad right? Everyone wants to get fit.
Between the social media posters such as Instagram, Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest everyone has a wonderfully perfect body and has a perfect solution how to become “fit”and “sexy”.
Now lets get real. I am sure in the hell not the skinniest woman in the world. I mean come on I was just pregnant six weeks ago. But when you see pictures of not only women but men as well with perfect bodies and no start point, it kind of puts a damper on self esteem doesn’t it? It can also give you a serious drive to work out and go crazy fitness wise to get to that point. But at what cost if you don’t know how they got there?
I mean come on lets be honest about Instagram fitness posts. Fitness is Not pretty, glamorous, sexy, or EASY.
I should know. 5 years ago I was 198 pounds, at which point feeling depressed and disgusted with myself my boyfriend who is now my husband encouraged me to work on my health… I’m sure y’all are reading this like what the hell is she talking about?
Well lets be realistic. The pictures posted on Instagram for example include perfect lighting, flexing, and posing extremely particular.
Confession: Being a body shamer myself, I’ve tried this out. After taking about 20 pictures, and having to flex every part of my body at the same time (Which is quite an accomplishment in my book) ;P. I began to think why am I even doing this?
That brings me to ask you why do you want to get fit? Because the truth of fitness as our society believes it is having a perfect body, but where is the blood, sweat, and crying over having no carbs?! (This is a serious life accomplishment for me)
I mean come on!! Get real, FOOD is life… and honestly seeing photos like that makes people want to starve themselves. When in reality guess what? Choosing to be healthy for YOU instead of the pictures you see on social media is much more inspiring and rewarding.
How cool is it when you see before and after pictures of women who went threw the blisters on your hands, cramping legs, and self control not mowing threw a bag of chips in self pitty :D.
The nitty gritty is fitness and health aint pretty- Weather you look at it from society’s perspective which includes starving yourself and flexing unnecessarily. Or the truth of sweating like crazy, eating consistently, and allowing yourself the benefit. DONT be so hard on yourself!
Fitness is awesome when its REAL ;] can I get an AMEN?!