Hemos hablado muchas veces de cómo las apariencias engañan, en la vida real y, sobre todo, en Instagram. Cómo la manera de posar influye en el aspecto que presenta nuestro cuerpo, cómo influyen los filtros y programas de retoque... Y, por desgracia, sabemos que el body shaming también está a la orden del día en la red social. Hemos conocido a muchas instagrammers que luchan contra estas situaciones, pero ninguna con una cuenta tan honesta, divertida y reveladora como la de Chessie King. ¿Su objetivo? Ayudar a sus seguidores a mejorar su autoestima.
BOOTY GOALS OH MY GOD I WANT YOUR BUM... you see these kinda comments all over your newsfeed, but would you see those kinda comments on the right photo Neither of these photos are edited or photoshopped, same bottom just 2 completely different angles. Are you hooked on growing your peach to look like your favourite instagram girl Have you ever thought maybe they have what Ive got on the right the dimples, the uneven cheeks, the bit I like to call the second booty (that bit underneath your bottom). I used to be extremely conscious of the back of my legs & if anyone was walking behind me whilst I was in swimwear Id cover my booty & my legs because I was so embarrassed. I still find it a little bit scary sharing the right photo but Im in my happy place, stuffing myself with popcorn & if it helps at least one of you to realise its OKAY to have imperfections then it was worth me pooing my pants a little. So next time you look in the mirror & see something similar to the right photo, just have a little word with yourself, I gat it too gurlll. Youre not alone
Si queremos conocer lo que hay detrás de las fotos perfectas que vemos a diario, Chessie parece conocer todos los trucos. Las fotos favoritas de sus seguidores (que ya ascienden a más de 344.000) son aquellas en las que compara Instagram vs realidad. Reconoce que hace unos años jamás se habría atrevido a mostrar su cuerpo sin asegurarse de estar en la mejor pose posible, en una época en la que iba al gimnasio varias veces al día y contaba cada caloría de lo que comía.
¿Por qué cambió? Fueron precisamente los haters los que la animaron a convertir su cuenta en un referente de autoestima y honestidad lleno de humor. Se dio cuenta de que seguían llamándola gorda incluso cuando más delgada estaba y que hacía falta algún tipo de reacción a esas actitudes en la red. Y, desde entonces, ha sido ella la que ha cogido la sartén por el mango en eso de reírse de sí misma y de todo el postureo de Instagram.
Food is not scary, food is not the enemy, food is fuel, food is delicious, food is there to be ENJOYED - Left 5 years ago. Scared of food, an unhealthy weight for my height (nearly 6ft) - Right Found a love & very healthy relationship with food I posted this last May but after so many messages after the recent post where I opened up to questions, I really hope it will help a few of you if you need it Educating myself about exercise over the past few years has given me a whole new relationship with food. Its now my bestfriend NOT the enemy I used to get into bed proud of myself if I'd missed dinner, excited to wake up the next morning with a flat tummy. I forced myself to do endless amounts of cardio with absolutely no fuel & constantly felt light headed with no energy. I congratulated myself if I felt hungry & celebrated my tummy rumbling. I slowly started introducing foods that scared me, just a little bit at a time so it wasnt too overwhelming, I started experimenting with different tastes I now eat what I want when I want, with the thorough understanding (after 5 years of learning about my body) what food I need to support my active lifestyle. Without the food, I wouldn't be able to do the workouts I do, I would be able to work as hard as I do Even just sitting down to do work, I feel so much more productive when Ive had a good nutritious meal. I don't count macros, I don't cut ANYTHING out of my diet (except black pepper & goats cheese ) I just eat healthy whole foods & nourish my body. I don't ever feel that guilt I used to live with every time I took a bite of even just an apple. Girls, if I could go back to the left photo, I would tell myself how amazing food really is. How important it is to understand what you're putting in your body & how much you need. I am not a nutritionist but I know what works for me & Im still constantly learning Anyone reading this who needs that little bit of bravery YOUVE GOT THIS & if you feel like you havent, theres always support, you are NOT alone.
This is NOT a transformation Since uploading this photo 45 months ago, it has been reposted over & over again for all the WRONG reasons I hate it when other profiles take your posts, use them for their own weight loss pills or 6 week fat loss plans & go completely against what my intention was For those of you who didnt see the original, heres why I posted it "What size are you" I get asked this most days & my answer is "anything from a UK size 8 to a 14". These photos were taken just minutes apart. The leggings on the left are a Large, the leggings on the right are a Small. Different brands. Both sizes are healthy & beautiful, there is no right or wrong. One of the biggest things I've learnt & want to share with YOU is that size does NOT matter. Brands & styles completely vary. I used to get so upset & frustrated if I couldn't fit into an 8 & would always force myself into them until they ripped ... now I actually love going up a size because I DON'T CARE about that number or letter (S,M or L). I wear what feeeels amazing, clothes are so much more comfortable if they have a little room to wiggle & jiggle in No one ever knows what size you're wearing unless you have your label sticking out & even then, no one even cares (& if they do, remove them from your lifeeeee) One of my favourite quotes & something you can take with you when youre struggling "It's not about the size you wear but the way you wear your size"
GOALS - a term we see errrryday on this Instagram thaang Its amazing how different my goals are to a few years ago. All I cared about was being the leanest I could be, never missing a gym session, sticking to a meal plan that took all the love out of food & ... these are NOT life goals, these are restrictive & no fun - I would never ever of been brave enough to put the right photo up back then but your gal has changed... my main goal now is to be as happpy as I can possibly be & that means feeling as comfortable as I can be in my own skin. I was about to film a little video about my skin this afternoon (that red lil cheek), I looked down & saw my tummy. I wouldve been disgusted a few years ago & wouldve put a top on to cover it up, but I gave it a little jiggle & smiled. It may not look like the left (which was only a few months ago) but I really couldnt care less. Ive said this before but my happiest times in life have been with my family, with my bestfriends, with Mat, none of them have been about my body or how I look. So tonight, have a think & write down a few of your favourite memories & remember how amazing you felt in those moments. Live to make more of those & stop wasting time looking at that Instagram profile thinking theyre goals
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