I've never posted a video like this before but I want to show what my body looks like not flexed, posed, or arching my back (I have a natural anterior pelvic tilt tho). It's easy to look at people on social media and think of how perfect everyone else's lives seem. Perfect bodies, relationships, clothes, always traveling and happy. But that's the thing about social media, we only post the best. Which is understandable, we post things we are proud of and want to show of, not our insecurities or struggles. But don't assume that the people's lives you look up to on social media are perfect, because everyone is fighting their own battle. I struggle with insecurities about my body. I suffer with extreme stomach pain on a daily basis and often go to bed looking 3 months pregnant! And some days I want to curl up in a ball in bed and just cry because the pain gets so bad. I'm not perfect, and my life is far from perfect. But I'm human. Perfection does not exist and if you spend your life trying to be just that, rather than accepting your flaws you will be utterly unhappy and disappointed. Don't give into negative self-talk. This is something I know I need to work on every day as well. It's true that we are our own worst critique. We need give ourselves credit for our hard work and love ourselves for who we are.
PS Lighting also makes a HUGE difference. Here the lighting is pretty good. This also makes a difference in the visible cuts and muscle definition with a body. I took this video a little after breakfast this morning. Stomach still relatively flat, but like I said, at the end of the day I sometimes am bloated and my stomach looks huge! I may post a picture soon, but it's one of my greatest insecurities.