• REALITY CHECK •
(sorry, a bit of a long read 👀)
Truth be told, I almost didn't post the photo that I posted on here yesterday.(can swipe to see it)
I saw it and immediately had some (silly) negative thoughts about my body and how it's not the most flattering photo and doesn't show me at 'my best'. (🙄🙄🙄) How my posture wasn't the greatest or how my abs weren't 'defined' and that I'm not lean at all etc etcccccc and I became really self conscious/insecure and was like 'yeah that's not a good photo of me.'
Until I gave myself a MASSIVE reality check and realised that that photo encompasses what I preach about on here so much. The fact that INSTA IS NOT REAL LIFE. Like okay yeah there are gonna be *a few* people who walk around all day with the holy grail of abs😛 but 99% of the time, when you're walking and smiling and whatnot, you aren't flexing or giving your 'best angle' or finding the best light and you aren't going to look like you just walked off a VS fashion show catwalk 😜
That photo was a candid taken by a stranger and I really liked it because of how happy I was. & for me (although from time to time I have to remind myself), that's what's most important! BEING HEALTHY AND HAPPY ☺️
Why did I get self conscious? Despite my best efforts, it's still sooooo easy to get caught up in the 'picture perfect' insta bikini bodies or the bodies you see on billboards or magazines etc and then you compare yourself against them and feel like 💩
Each day I try my hardest to stop myself getting sucked into that mindset but I guess we all have off days 🤷🏼♀️
That brings me on to these three photos ^^^
highlighting again how insta (and the majority of magazines) is not real life. How stomach rolls when you sit down are soooooo normal or how when I sit down, not only do my thighs expand; the butt dimples and cellulite make an appearance 😛 (but then tbh they also make an appearance while I'm standing up) 😜
So yeah! Just because it's not always talked about, please don't ever think that these so called 'imperfections' are abnormal or make you believe that they stop you being awesome and beautiful. BECAUSE THEY DON'T!