Instagram kontra valóság: 16 képben egy fitneszmodell valódi alakja
A tökéletesen kimunkált testű fitneszmodelles képek láttán mindig felmerül bennem, hogy vajon mennyi munka van a kerek fenék, lapos has, feszes test mögött? A következő fitneszblogger csajnak például csak fél percnyi. Sara minden öniróniáját összeszedve megmutatja az Insta-képek mögötti valóságot. Szőcs Lilla írása.
Az Instagramos fitneszmodellek büszkén hirdetik barackformájú popsikkal, lapos hassal és a derékig húzott féltanga bikini alsókkal, hogy megérkezett a nyár. Bárhová lapozok a telefonomon, ugyanazokat a pózokat, ugyanazt a fazonú bikinit látom, ugyanaz a tekintet néz vissza rám minden képről. Néha eltűnődöm, hogy hová tűntek a bevállalós csajok, akik nem akarnak megfelelni az aktuális szépségtrendeknek, miközben az egészséges testképet propagálják. Pár éve mintha több lett volna belőlük.
Aztán valamelyik nap, mintha csak a gondolataimban olvasott volna a telefonom, kidobta Sara oldalát, aki olyan tökéletes társadalomkritikát fogalmazott meg a képein, hogy egyből ő lett az új hősnőm.
Sarát fiús testalkattal áldotta meg a jóisten, bármennyit sportol, bármit is eszik, neki bizony sosem lesz homokóra alakja. Aztán rájött, hogy ha nincs is ilyen alakja, tud úgy pózolni, mintha olyan lenne. Megvannak a saját öltözködési trükkjei, modellpózok, amikkel könnyen lecsalhat pár kilót. De mert saját bőrén tapasztalta, hogy mennyire torzítja az önbecsülését, az énképét az instagramos szépségtrendek követése, leszokott a pózolásról, és inkább más utat választott.
Úgy döntött, inkább lerántja a leplet a közösségi média által gerjesztett szépségtrendekről, és megmutatja, milyen a pózok mögötti valóság. Milyen fitneszmodellként a teste egy karácsonyi menü után, hogy kétszer akkorára puffad a hasa a menstruáció ideje alatt, és azt is, hogy húszéves sportos, fiatal csaj létére is lehet bőven cellulit a fenekén.
Mindezt abból a célból teszi, hogy a fiatalokat arra buzdítsa, inkább magukat válasszák a trendek helyett.
1. Napozás Instagramon vs. napozás a valóságban
Lying on your back vs lying sideways 🙆🏼🌿 You know when you lie down on your back and feel leaner than normal, but when you lie on your side and all your tummy fat gathers together and all of a sudden you feel slightly insecure? Well you shouldn't because it's a completely normal thing that happens to everyone!! I used to get upset seeing all these lean people posing like the first photo and comparing it to my body while lying in bed like the second photo. Our bodies look different in different positions. We should love our bodies both ways because there is nothing wrong with either of them!! We can't compare our bodies to anyone's. We're all unique and we all come in different shapes and sizes. No one is better than someone else because of their body. We are all equal. Our bodies do not define our worth and we should not let our insecurities control our everyday thoughts. You are amazing the way you are and you don't need to change yourself!! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #bodypositive #stopcomparing #bikinibodies #effyourbeautystandards #weareallbeautiful #embracethesquish #bodyimage #loveyourbody #bodyacceptance
2. Strandolás Instagramon vs. strandolás a valóságban
Comfortable in your skin 🌿 (Posting again because Instagram thought it was 'inappropriate'🙄). I've hated my body since I was 11. After 10 years of self hate I can finally say I am comfortable in my own skin. I hated my wide torso, my shortness, lack of breasts etc. it seemed like every year I found a new thing to hate on my body. But now I've stopped trying to only pose my body in a way to make these things less visible and trying to conform to society's ideals of "beauty". There is nothing wrong with these things. There is not one type of beautiful. Media has made us think that we all need to have a certain body type, and if we don't have that body type, we cannot be considered attractive. But that's not true. Our bodies are not a fashion trend that can go in and out of style. Our bodies are with us for life and trust me, it's a lot easier starting to love your body now than wanting to change it and constantly hating on it. Stop hating yourself and talking to yourself negatively about your body. Complement it, take care of it and thank it for all the things it allows you to do. You're worthy of feeling comfortable and happy in your skin. Your body is amazing the way it is and you don't need to do anything to change it. 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #bodyposi #nobodyshame #loveyourbody #justbeyou #selfacceptance #stopcomparing #youareworthy #youareunique
3. Ruhaméret, amire azt gondolom, hogy jó nekem (34-es felső, 34-es nadrág) vs. ruhaméret, ami valójában jó nekem (42-es top, 38-as nadrág)
Clothing size 👖🌿 I noticed that I have so many different sized clothing and we give clothing size so much importance lately and it's weird. Clothing sizes have the ability to make us feel bad about ourselves when we've gone up a size and feel good when we've gone down a size. Why is this a thing 🤷🏻♀️ before I used to always wear a European (EU/EUR) size 34 and once I started putting on weight and started strength training I've gone up to a EU pants size 38. I remember the first time I had to buy a size 38, I felt so upset. I let that size define me and thought that going up a size made me less attractive 🤦🏻♀️ But I've realised that it actually doesn't matter at all. I shouldn't let these things upset me and I should wear clothing that fits me and makes me feel comfortable. There's no point squeezing and not being able to breathe in a smaller size just to say I wear that size. I've noticed that different materials on clothing will fit differently regardless of size, as you can see in this picture. Don't let clothing sizes dictate how you feel because they do not define you in any type of way!!! We all have different body shapes, so wear whatever you want that makes you feel comfortable and happy! Ignore all the things in media that say drop X amount of dress sizes in X amount of weeks, because they're silly. Just because someone wears a smaller size than you doesn't make them a better person or a more beautiful person. Clothing size doesn't define you. You are beautiful no matter what size you wear! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #sizes #wearwhatyoulike #wearwhatyoulove #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodypositive #selfworth #youareworthy #youareenough #youarebeautiful #youarenotalone #bodylove #bodylove4all #allbodiesarebeautiful #bodyacceptance #effyourbeautystandards #clothingsize #effyourbodystandards #nobodyshame #selflove #loveyourbody #gratitude #lawofattraction #loa #selfawareness #personalgrowth
4. Nadrágméret, amilyenben azt hittem, csinosabb vagyok (34-es) vs. nadrágméret, amelyik valóban jó rám (és valóban csinosabb vagyok benne)
Pants size transformation 👖🌿 I've been asked many times in the past few days if my legs have grown bigger rather than slimmed down while working out. For me my legs and butt grow muscle the fastest, I hated this first when I started working out and my pants size got bigger. I've always had this odd idea that the smaller my clothing size the more attractive I am. (That's why in the picture on the left I'm wearing a jean size way too small for me) I think it's mostly come from magazines/Internet putting up ads along the lines of "drop 2 jean sizes in a month with these workouts" "this diet will make you drop a dress size in a week". Just absurd stuff that honestly won't work and isn't true. So when my jean size went up from gaining thigh/butt muscles, I just felt like I was doing something wrong and wasn't attractive. It took me a long time to realise that it's just the muscle and I shouldn't let some number on my clothes define how I felt about myself. I want my clothes to fit properly and not suffocate me when I sit down. It should be about feeling comfortable and confident because there is nothing wrong with having to go up a pants size. Why should a size 34 be more attractive than a size 38? As long as you are happy and healthy that's all that matters. I'm so glad I've learnt this, it took a long time but I'm finally there and it feels good not to constantly judge my own body. I felt the need to share this to show that it's normal for your booty/thighs to grow while working out, so go out and buy some amazing jeans that you look gorgeous in and wear them like the beautiful human you are!!! The sizes refer to European sizes so: European size 34 (AUS 6, US 2) European size 38 (AUS 10, US 6) Just wanted to put this here so you know what sizes I was referring to in the photo 🙈 I hope you all have an absolutely amazing day and a great start to the week!! 🌴☀️
5. Bikini body Instagramon vs. bikini body a valóságban
Bikini body 👙🌿 I'm sure we've all had that feeling where you're feeling cute at the beach but then you sit down and all of a sudden feel insecure and don't know how to sit without your tummy feeling oddly too exposed. The other day I went to the beach and would have slight moments where I felt like people were looking at my tummy and these feelings of insecurity where I wanted to hide my tummy because "it didn't look good" sitting down. But I realised that I was being silly and ruining my time at the beach and not enjoying it fully just because of this small silly thing. You really shouldn't feel that way! Everyone looks like this when they sit down! Nobody is judging you and even if someone was then that's a reflection of their inner insecurities, not yours. You are not fat. We all have fat, especially on our tummies and it's completely normal. And that fat does not make you worth any less as a person! Nobody has abs or a flat tummy 24/7 when they sit down. Don't let this idea ruin your time because it's completely normal! If you want to wear a bikini, then wear it cause life's too short not to wear what you want!! You look amazing so wear it with confidence and you'll radiate beauty! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #bikinibody #bodypositive #lawofattraction #beachtime #insecurities #bodyposi #fitnessmotivation #positiveenergy #manifest #bodyfat #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodyacceptance #selflove #bopowarrior #allbodiesarebeautiful #fitnessjourney #weightlossjourney #bopo #vegansofig #veganfitness #bbg #positivethinking #positivelife #positivemind #loveyourself #youareenough #youmatter
6. Amikor természetesnek próbálok tűnni az Instagramon vs. amikor természetesen viselkedem a valóságban
Instagram vs reality 😬🌿 Sometimes it's funny to think about how posed some of my Instagram photos are 😂 On the left I'm posing pretending to be all casual, just chilling on a bridge. When in reality I was waiting for all the other people to cross the bridge so I could run in and get a few photos before panic running off to move for all the people starting to cross the bridge behind me 🙃 But in all seriousness, photos are not reality. So this is why we should never compare our life to someone's on social media. We pick the best parts and most flattering angles. So when you see 'bad photos' of yourself don't let them get you down, learn to appreciate your body from all angles. Don't have a goal of losing a certain amount of weight or looking a certain way for a holiday or to look good in photos. Because that'll lead to unnecessary pressure and sometimes disappointment. Life's too serious, learn to laugh at yourself and be okay with your body rather than hating on it. These photos may seem overdone but I love doing them and it's just a reminder for all of those who need it today 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #bopowarrior #allbodiesarebeautiful #bodyconfidence #beforeandafter #nobodyshame #loveyourbody #healthyhabits #selfesteem #selfacceptance #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #youareworthit #youareunique #flaws #insecurities #instagramvsreallife
7. A hasam az Instagramon vs. a hasam a valóságban
My body 🌿 Ever since I've been a teen I've been horribly self conscious of my tummy area. I would put myself down over having a wide torso and no curves compared to other women in media. I'd think that once I hit puberty I would somehow suddenly get super curvy and all of it would be fixed. But I've realised that that's not going to happen. And that's completely fine. It's not a bad thing at all. I don't want to change this anymore. When I took photos like the one on the right I would feel like my body has not progressed from 2 years of working out at all. But the thing is that bodies will always look different from different angles. Don't let "bad photos" make you hate your body. Because everyone has these bad photos, most people just don't show them. Tummies are designed to have fat on them, it's there to protect your internal organs. Having a flat tummy 24/7 with no fat is impossible because our stomachs are designed to expand when we eat or drink. They're constantly changing and that's completely normal!! I don't think there is anything wrong with either of these photos anymore, they are the same body. I love this body and thank it for functioning and keeping me alive. I feel sometimes we as humans get too caught up in looking good when we should be happy that we have a body that is capable of doing so much. Instead of hating that your body looks a certain way, thank it for functioning and keeping you alive. You only have one body, it's much harder going through life hating it rather than appreciating it for all the incredible things it does. Your body does not define your worth as a person. You look absolutely amazing the way you are, from all angles, at all times of the day 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #mybody #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #nobodyshame #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourbody #healthyhabits #selfesteem #selfacceptance #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #alsome #youareworthit #youareunique #flaws #insecurities
8. A fenekem az Instagramon vs. a fenekem a valóságban narancsbőrrel, striákkal együtt!
Comfortable in your skin 🌿 It's easy to scroll through social media and assume that everyone has smooth, 'perfect' skin. But that isn't reality. I personally have bumps, cellulite and scars!! These aren't things I want to get rid of anymore, they are a part of me and there is nothing wrong with them!! Don't be ashamed of having cellulite or uneven skin!! It doesn't change who you are as a person! I used to feel insecure about these things until I started realizing that nobody has 100% smooth skin. It's all about what people choose to portray on social media and majority of models are photoshopped to hide these things. Start accepting and loving these things rather than hating your body and spending hundreds of dollars on remedies that don't work. There is nothing wrong with them. It's unrealistic to expect yourself to have porcelain smooth skin, we are humans, not dolls. These things show that we have lived and that we are alive! These things don't change your intelligence, compassion or strength. You are an amazing person no matter how you look!! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #cellulite #skinproblems #insecurities #selflove #flawsandall #selfesteem #embraceyourself
9. Hálaadás napján a testem reggel, még mielőtt ennénk, hét órával később, miután ettünk, és 20 órával később
20 hour transformation photo 😁🌿 Since it's the day after thanksgiving I thought it'd be appropriate to share this photo 😬 The first photo was taken yesterday morning after working out, the second was at night after eating a whole bunch of food with my whole tummy relaxed and the third was this morning again after working out 🏋🏻 I've posted a photo like this before but I just wanted to remind you that it's normal for your stomach to get bigger after large meals and that our bodies don't look the same throughout the day! I know I get pretty bloated looking after I eat a lot and that used to really upset me because I thought there was something wrong with me and that nobody else's tummy looked like this after eating but I realised its just not shown or talked about a lot. So I just wanted to show what my relaxed food baby tummy looks like compared to my empty, post workout tummy. I'm learning to love my body in ALL its forms, not just when it looks lean and toned because I know I don't look like that all day. It's time for me to love and appreciate the body I have and stop striving for "perfection" ☺️ Anyway, I hope you all had an amazing thanksgiving, got some delicious food in and spent quality time with your family and friends!! 🌴☀️
10. Hasizmok Instagramon vs. hasizmok a valóságban
Morning abs vs reality 💁🏼🌿 I was feeling leaner than usual this morning so I decided to take some selfies! So this is what my body looks like on an empty stomach, posing vs not posing, I usually take my photos after eating so I thought I'd switch it up a bit 😁 Believe it or not, I'm so happy with how I look on the right! Also on the left though, I'm amazed at how my body can look like that with a strenuous amount of posing and good lighting! Please ignore my resting bitch face in the left photo, it's actually so hard to hold this pose (bending while sucking in like crazy and flexing) and smiling at the same time 😂 But what I wanted to say about this is that I know I don't actually have as curvy of a body as I appear to have on the left, I used to feel bad about this and it was one of my biggest insecurities. But once I started accepting my insecurities and started loving them, that's when I truly felt like I loved my body fully! It's strange that I can finally say that I feel good about both photos, I love myself and my body, I've worked hard to get to where I am today, remember that you can too! You should be proud of your body and who you are because you're a beautiful human being!! It's okay to take fierce photos where you look amazing af but remember to appreciate photos where you don't look your best and start loving your insecurities and your body from all its angles! There's no use in comparing your body to others and wishing your body was different, because once you change what you don't like, you'll find something else to pick apart and it'll just make you feel horrible! You only have one life and one body so you might as well start loving it for the amazing body and lovely person attached to it ☺️💕 I hope you have a lovely and positive day 🌴☀️
11. Karácsony az Instagramon vs. karácsony a valóságban – Így alakul a testem a valóságban: 1. kép: evés előtt, 2. kép: evés után 3. kép: másnap
Christmas dinner transformation photo 🎅🏼🎄 The first photo was taken before eating food, the second was taken after eating lots of delicious Christmas food, and the third photo was taken the next day, today, before eating 😊 I wanted to post this transformation to remind you that eating lots of food one night won't change your body permanently!! It's normal for your tummy to expand when you eat lots of food!! It'll go back down the next day! Everyone's body goes through these changes differently and that's okay!! Eat what you want without worrying! Don't let food control you. Don't punish yourself or feel guilty for eating food, food is meant to fuel you and it's meant to be something that's enjoyed, it's not meant to make you upset. So please don't stress out and skip out on eating all the delicious Christmas food, do what makes you happy and satisfied!! Treat yourself, life's too short to count every calorie and portion everything you eat. Don't beat yourself up for eating unhealthy or eating a lot because you aren't doing anything wrong, you deserve to be happy with your body and love it no matter what!! So please don't stress about eating!! Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones and cherish the special moments today!! 🌴☀️ Ps: I'm Finnish and celebrated Christmas yesterday, that's why I already had my Christmas dinner ☺️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #christmasdinner #bodyposi #loveyourself #youreworthy #merrychristmas #loveyourbody #eatinggood #stopcomparing
12. Ha leülök a székre az Instagramon vs. ha leülök a székre a valóságban
Siting down sucking in vs sitting down and relaxing ☺️🌿 I used to be so self conscious about my fat showing while I sat down. I'd always suck it in and wear high waisted jeans while trying to hold that posture when I noticed people were looking at me 🙈 but you know what?! Who cares! We all have fat, it's perfectly normal and okay! We need that fat layer on our tummies to protect our vital internal organs. You can still be fit/healthy and have fat! It's an absolutely normal thing that you should not be ashamed of! So next time you sit down and see that protective layer, thank it for saving you from not dying 😬 But in all seriousness, you don't need a "flat tummy" to be beautiful, you don't need to waste your energy sucking in your tummy! Humans come in all different shapes and sizes and regardless of that you are beautiful. It's your body, do whatever makes you happy and comfortable, if that means wearing high waisted jeans, then wear high waisted jeans! Don't let anyone tell you what you should and shouldn't wear or do to make your body "better". Because you're beautiful and unique the way you are now!! I hope you guys have a lovely Friday and an amazing weekend, I'll be flying on a plane to Finland tonight! ❄️🌲 Sports bra from: @movebytwenty3
13. Brazil bugyi az Instagramon vs. brazil bugyi a valóságban
Insecurity 🌿 I put on a bikini just for the purpose of taking photos for Instagram, on the left I almost cracked my back out of place from trying to bend it and pulled my butt cheeks up one by one to make them appear bigger. And on the right I am just relaxing my body. 🙃 I had scoliosis surgery and therefore cannot bend my back like most people can due to the titanium in my spine. I had always been horribly self conscious about my back having no curves and appearing wide when I sit relaxed. I've posted about it before and would get insecure/jealous when I saw images of people with curvy bodies. I thought they looked like this 24/7 from behind. I would get so upset because I knew I could not look like that all the time. But the truth is, nobody does. A picture is just a split second. We all look different from different angles. But all these angles are still our bodies. We are equally worthy in all our photos. I am no longer insecure about the way my body looks on the right because I know nobody looks like the photo on the right all the time. That's my body and I should not be ashamed of it!! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #bodypositive #alsome #mybody #notashamed #loveyourbody #selfconfidence #beyourself #glutes #begrateful #selflove #bewhoyouare #bootygoals
14. Magas derekú nadrág vs. csípőfazon – A magas derekúval lehet optikailag lecsalni a kilókat
High waisted vs low waisted 🌿 High waisted clothing can give the illusion of a flat tummy, I used to be convinced that everyone on Instagram must have lean tummies. But the truth is everyone has a bit of fat on their tummies!! There's nothing wrong with that, as I've said before, it's normal to have fat on your tummy, we need that fat to protect out internal organs. And that little pouch changes constantly, when you bloat, when you're full, have your period or just due to normal bodily functions. People normally post their best, most flattering photos onto Instagram, there's nothing wrong with that! Just know that you should never compare your body to a flattering snapshot of someone's body. Or any body for that matter. We're all different and we all look different so there's no use in comparing what you have to what someone else has. Uniqueness is beautiful. Wear whatever you want. Wear what makes YOU happy and comfortable. Don't skip out on wearing something you love because a silly article or magazine says it doesn't "look good on your body type". Also don't spend hours working out and crash dieting to obtain a certain body type. Your body does not equal your worth. You do not need to change anything about your body to be considered more worthy as a person. We all have fat, don't chase the idea of perfect bodies shown in magazines because that is nonexistent. Be happy and proud of your body the way it is, because it is incredible no matter what you wear, what angle, flexed or unflexed. You are amazing the way you are. 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #youarebeautiful #youareworthy #selfconfidence #insecure #bodypositive #bodyshape #highwaisted #loveyourbody #effyourbeautystandards #positivemind #tummy #positivevibes #bopowarrior #embracethesquish #positivethoughts
15. Trendi magas derekú bikini alsó az Instagramon vs. trendi magas derekú bikini alsó a valóságban
Changing the way you see yourself🌿 I used to get so influenced by other people's comments on my body, by comments and photos I saw all over media about other people's bodies. It shaped the way I thought about what an "ideal body" was. Yet I never saw my body as "ideal". There was always something I wanted to change about myself and thought if I changed that I would be happy. I thought my body was wrong and odd. I usually get told my stomach is too bloated looking. My stomach sticks out a lot, it's just the way it is and I can't change that. When I relax my body, my tummy just sticks out. Because of this I would always suck in my tummy and pose in certain ways to make it appear smaller. Some people will always have something negative to say, if I relax my body, many people say I'm fat. When I used to post fitness photos people would say I looked better before. When I was younger and didn't gain weight easily, people would call me too skinny, or tell me to "go eat a burger". We a have different shapes to our bodies. Just because someone's body doesn't look like yours doesn't mean that it's ugly or wrong. We keep seeing comments and hearing words that influence the way we see ourselves. They shape the words we say to ourselves and what we eventually believe and see ourselves as. We're so used to focusing on negativity and letting it rule out all the positivity. We need to stop listening to these negative things. Start only focusing on the positive things, start believing the positive things you tell yourself and learn to love yourself the way you are now. Because even if you change something you don't like, you'll always find something else that you want to change. You don't need to change yourself in any way. Change the way you talk to yourself and the way you view yourself. We are all different and can't all look the same. There is no one "ideal body". Your body is perfectly ideal the way it is no matter what anyone says or what the negative thoughts in your head tell you. 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #instagramvsreality #changethewayyouthink #focusonyourself #bodygoals #idealbody #powerofpositivity
16. A hasam, amikor épp nincsenek „nehéz napok” vs. a hasam, amikor megjön
Period bloating 💁🏼🌿 If you feel like you're gonna get offended or grossed out by this post then please stop reading now 😊 On the left is me a month ago not on my period (my periods are irregular) and on the right is me on my period! I'm sucking in my belly as much as I can in both photos, to show that the period bloat doesn't go away, even when you suck in and I found this is the most accurate way to compare the bloat 😬 For all my people with periods out there, you need to know It's completely normal to bloat before and on your period! You can gain anywhere from 0.2-4.5kg from water retention while on your period so don't even worry about your weight!!! Also other factors like hormones affect weight, so just know that you'll be okay, you're not fat or ugly, you haven't gained fat, it's just your period! I wanted to let you guys know that even though I preach body positivity and loving yourself, I still get days before/on my period, where I think I've gained so much fat, think I'm ugly and feel guilty for eating unhealthy snacks. But please remember that that's just your hormones and body preparing for your period that's making you feel like that. You are still beautiful and amazing!! That weight gain is just water retention or bloating, it'll be gone in a few days and don't feel bad for eating whatever you're craving, cause you're shedding your old uterus lining out your vagina, it's a lot to go through, so you eat those snacks!!!!!! And if anyone tells you, you look gross or are gross for having your period, then just walk away, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life 🙌🏼 don't even get me started on period cramps, if anyone tells you you're weak for complaining about cramps, smear your blood on them and tell them they're weak for freaking out about a little blood and walk away (jk please don't do that). Just know that period cramps vary from person to person, from no/few cramps to omfg I'm going to die and throw up everywhere from this pain, so don't judge or compare pain. Periods are a tough thing to go through and vary from person to person. Just know that it's perfectly normal and you are a strong and beautiful person!! 🌴☀️
Kiemelt kép: Sara Puhto