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Nature walks 🌿 I've been so sick for the past few days but feeling slightly better now, so I just went on a mini walk with the mom and sister to the nearby lake/forest and it was so peaceful. I forget how relaxing it is to just be close to nature and listen to all the birds chirping and water lapping onto the shore #cheesybuttrue ☺️ Hope you guys have a lovely day! Please go out and enjoy the nature today if you can 🌴☀️ Vegan booty leggings from @iapparel 🙌🏼 ------------------------------------------ . . . #naturewalk #lawofattraction #bodypositivity #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #vegan #bootybuilder #progressnotperfection #finland #lakelife #forests #bikinibody #veganbooty #screwthescale #beyou #confident #selfconfidence #embraceyourself #manifest #youarebeautiful #selflove #vegansofig #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #weightlifting #fitnessmotivation #weightlossjourney
Dicen que el jardín del vecino siempre parece más verde. En el siglo XXI el jardín está en Instagram, hermoso y lleno de flores, y nosotros no podemos evitar ver los pequeños detalles que hacen que el nuestro no sea tan lindo.
El problema no es que los demás sean mejores, es que nosotros conocemos cada pequeño y feo detalle de nuestras vidas, mientras que del otro solo vemos la imagen que ellos quieren proyectarnos.
La bloguera finlandesa Sara Puhto se animó a mostrar las dos caras de la moneda en Instagram y, al hacerlo, reveló las trampitas en las que caen muchas chicas a la hora de tomarse fotos.
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Instagram vs real life 💁🏼🌿 If I saw the photo on the left a year ago I would've instantly thought so negatively about my body, that all my hard work from working out was non existent, that if someone looked at me they would've never thought I've been working out for 2 years and think I wasn't trying hard enough. But the thing is is that all bodies look different. Nobody's booty looks round and peachy from all angles. Nobody's body looks the same from all angles. Don't eat less or miss out on your favorite meals/drinks or over exercise to "look good for a holiday" or to "look good in bikini photos" because there will always be angles that are "unflattering" that might make you feel bad when you see them. Instead workout and eat healthy because it makes you feel good, not as a punishment. Start loving and accepting your body at all angles with all your "flaws", instead of trying to fit into societies image of 'beauty' because that image isn't inclusive of all individuals, which is so messed up. Don't hate yourself just because of bad photos, they do not define you as a person. You look the best when you're living life to the fullest and happiest. There's no point in missing out on things and stressing yourself out so much. Life isn't meant to be a competition on who can look the best and we should normalize not having to "look perfect" all the time because it's a ridiculous concept. You are perfect the way you are 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #instagramvsreallife #beforeandafter #lawofattraction #bodypositive #bekindtoyourself #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #veganbooty #youareenough #progressnotperfection #bodyimage #vegansofig #girlswhoworkout #selflove #youarebeautiful #veganfitness #loa #fitnessjourney #bopo #bodyacceptance #bodyconfidence #effyourbeautystandards #bepresent #justbe #moderation #balanceddiet #staypositive #thinkpositive
La tecnología de por medio
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Photoshop vs reality 🌿 I wanted to post this because the other day I saw an instagram post by a celebrity who had clearly photoshopped their body to make it look more curvy (the tiles behind them were curved). I'm not gonna name anyone because I don't want anyone to come at me, but I see tons of people do this. I know people always talk about this and I know there's nothing I can do to change it. All I want is for people to know not to ever feel bad about their body when looking at someone else. I used to feel this way and always wanted a more curvy waist like you see all over social media now a days. But it's silly to want that. It takes 30 seconds for me to photoshop this image on the right on a free app, but it can take someone a lifetime hating their body and wishing they had what all these photoshopped bodies look like. Please don't wish you had someone else's body. Love the body YOU have because there's nothing wrong with it. There's no point in wasting time wanting to look like someone else because the reality is that everyone is different and you will never have the same body as someone else. Start embracing everything you used to feel bad about. The beauty industry strives off our insecurities, and only shows so few body types, please don't let this make you hate yourself. Because being you and having confidence is what makes you beautiful, not what some beauty magazine portrays as beautiful. I hope you all have an absolutely amazing day, you deserve it! 🌴☀️ PS: excuse the clothing choice, I was feeling cute while trying on bikini bottoms while packing 😂 ------------------------------------------ . . . #photoshop #lawofattraction #bodypositivity #bodyshape #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #bootybuilding #beautytips #beautyaddict #progressnotperfection #bodyimage #sweatwithkayla #bikinibody #vegansofig #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #weightlifting #selflove #youarebeautiful #fitnessmotivation #screwthescale #weightlossjourney #beyou #beconfident #selfconfidence #embraceyourself #manifest #flaws #confidence
Hace poco Beyoncépublicó una foto con sus gemelos que nos generó algunas dudas. La amamos, pero ¿cómo puede ser que una mujer que acaba de dar a luz tenga el abdomen perfectamente plano? Algunos medios la acusaron de usar photoshop y no sería la primera vez que la diva del pop hace algo parecido.
Resulta que, muchas veces, lo único que diferencia a una chica normal de una diva de Hollywoodes un poco de magia digital. Lo más seguro es que las modelos de Victoria's Secret también tengan sus malos días, o le salgan granitos, pero, a diferencia de nosotras, tienen un equipo dedicado a borrar todas las imperfecciones.
Con tantas celebridades que muestran imágenes alteradas (a veces al extremo) para mostrarse lo más perfectas posibles, una chica que se atreve a mostrar el cuerpo en sus formas más naturales, aunque menos favorecedoras, es como una bocanada de aire fresco y un ejemplo para las personas que se pueden sentir menos por no verse como su estrella favorita.
La pose lo dice todo
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Stop being so hard on yourself. 🌿 We are so obsessed with our looks. Even with the ‘instagram’ photo on the left, looking at it, I would think my waist isn’t small enough. Thinking I would need to change it to make it worthy of “looking good”. The messed up thing is, I could download an app to edit my waist. I could do that and it would take 5 minutes from downloading a photoshopping app to posting a photo onto Instagram. What would’ve taken me 5 minutes to edit, someone would spend days, months, even years obsessing over and trying to obtain, causing them to hate their body. We are our own worst critics. We compare our everyday, relaxed bodies to posed, flexed and even at times, photoshopped bodies. I’ve seen comments on photos saying things like “If I had your body I’d be so happy” or tagging friends and saying “we need to workout so we can have this body for beach photos”. It makes me so upset because I used to be that person too. I used to think that my body was weird because it didn’t look like the left photo all the time. I used to think that I needed to workout and change my body just to “look good” and take photos in bikinis. But we have to realise that the slightest posing, flexing, sucking in your tummy, positioning of clothing changes how we look. We have to realise that our life isn’t dictated by how good we look in photos. Sure it’s can be nice to have “Instagram worthy photos” but what even is “Instagram worthy?”. We have to realise that we are worthy without these things. We don’t need to change ourselves and hate ourselves because we don’t look like someone else. Our worth isn’t determined by likes, followers or our looks. Be proud and happy with the body you have. Cause it is absolutely amazing and you don’t need to pose, edit or change it to love it. You need to learn to love it as it is. 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #glutesfordays #stopjudging #somethingtothinkabout #bodyappreciation #youareworthy #selfloathing #needstostop
Que se vean algunos rollitos cuando te sientas es perfectamente normal y hasta a las modelos más esculpidas les pasa, pero no todas lo muestran.
Una foto es como la punta de un iceberg. Una selfie de Kim Kardashian debe de tomar su tiempo, pero su efecto es inmediato y no vemos todo el trabajo que hay detrás, todas las poses armadas y tips para meter la panza y evitar que se le vea la papada. Lo único que vemos es una chica atractiva y, para los más impresionables, una imagen del cuerpo que desearían tener.
Por eso es tan necesario y tan importante que chicas jóvenes como Puhto muestren que no todo es lo que parece. ¡Hasta Lorde lo hizo!
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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!! 🌴☀️
Además de mostrar los truquitos que usan muchas para parecer más estilizadas, Puhto, de veinte años, también se dedica a mostrar la hipocresía de los talles de ropa. Hace dos años comenzó a ejercitarse y, desde entonces, ganó peso y músculo, pero en vez de ponerse mal por usar un talle más de ropa, decidió mostrarlo a sus cien mil seguidores de Instagram.
Según ella muchas veces nos enfocamos tanto en llegar a un determinado número en la balanza que nos olvidamos de las cosas que importan, como la salud. No importa si eres talla cero o diez, lo que si importa para la bloguera es que «sigas lo que siente tu cuerpo y encuentra un buen balance que te haga feliz».
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DITCH THE SCALE ❌ (55 weeks of @kayla_itsines BBG) the photo on the left was taken on 31st October 2015 (4 months into BBG) hence all the make up and funky attire 😁 Back when I started noticing I was losing weight after a few months of working out, I would start weighing myself everyday and it became a really bad addiction. I remember I weighed myself the week of this photo and realised I had gained 1kg, I was so upset and let it ruin how I felt about myself and my progress. I kept constantly doing that for the next few months. I then started eating less and was borderline starving myself. When I felt hunger pains and when I was eating less than 1000 calories I thought I was doing "a good job". Which was so wrong and messed up. I would then end up binge eating everything in sight due to the calorie restriction and hating myself even more. That's when I did research and decided that what I was doing is completely wrong and damaging. A few months after I decided to go vegan and started eating 2000-3000 calories and occasionally would weigh myself. A few months after I lost a lot of excess body fat due to my food choices and my lowest weight was 51kg. I then went back into constantly weighing myself because my goal weight was 50kgs (which I now know wouldn't be a healthy weight for me considering how much muscle I wanted to build). I slowly started putting on weight due to increased muscle mass and I was freaked out at first but noticed many others had posted similar photos to this one and decided I'm gonna ditch the scale and let pictures be a guide of my progress. This was the best decision I have ever made. I no longer count calories or macros and only weigh myself for progress photos and DONT LET THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE DICTATE HOW I FEEL!! I feel happier then ever about my body. Yes I have bad days and weeks but that's okay cause I'm only human ✌🏼️ I eat a quite balanced diet and will treat myself to sweets and fried food when I feel like it because balance is key ⚖ I hope this helps some of you who are constantly worried about their weight because it's just a silly number and it doesn't define you as a person. You are beautiful, please remember that 💕
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Left: March 2016 51.8kg ➡️Right: September 2016 56.7kg I've done one of these weight change transformation photos before but I thought I'd show what I looked like at my almost lowest weight and at what I weigh now. My goal weight was always 50kg since I started putting on weight. I remember the day I weighed myself on the left and saw I was almost at my goal weight, I was so happy and finally was starting to feel like my body was looking good. I was eating around 1500-2000 calories at that time and trying to increase what I ate because I realised that I was eating too little before and would end up binge eating after from lack of food and nutrients. But once I realised I was getting closer to my goal weight I went back to calorie restricting (<1500 calories) just so I could hit that one insignificant number. I was also over working my body with working out doing ~2 hours of exercise and wouldn't stop until I'd seen that I'd burnt at least 500calories. I was tired easily, wasn't healthy and didn't have a positive mindset because I was letting all these numbers control how I felt about myself. I then started slowly gaining weight due to building more muscle, I ditched the scale, over exercising and calorie restricting. It took a long time but I decided to not let numbers control me. I now workout as long as I want to, not worrying about hitting 500 calories. I eat when I'm hungry and until I'm satisfied, not worrying about eating less calories. I no longer care about hitting a goal weight because I know it brings me to an unhealthy mindset. I'm really happy with my body now and feel better about myself than I ever have! What I'm trying to say is there's more to life than constantly worrying about how much you weigh, how you look. What you're eating - how many calories and macros. Don't drive yourself crazy over a bunch of numbers. I know it works for some people and I'm not trying to offend those who do count all their macros, calories and weight. I'm happy for you if you can do this in a healthy way! It just didn't work for me and I wanted to share my fitness story so far 😊 . #sweatwithkayla #bbg #bbg2 #bbggirls #bbgcommunity #bbgsisters #bbgprogress
No todo lo que brilla es oro
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Screw the scale 🙅🏼🌿 I wanted to see how my body fluctuates in weight from the morning to night time to show that you really shouldn't be too caught up on what the scale shows. On the left is me, first thing after waking up weighing 56.4kg and on the right is at night time an hour after eating, weighing 57.9kg, so I "gained" 1.5kg in a day. For fun experimental purposes I weighed myself again this morning and the scale said 57kg. A year ago this would have made me so angry and confused as to why I wasn't "losing weight", the slightest increase in weight would make me freak out and lead me to eat less and workout more. But I'm glad I've realised this does not work and that the number on the scale will always fluctuate! It will change because of water weight (the average woman apparently can gain 2kg from pre period water weight), the food you have in your body and so many more other things! The human body is complex and you can't really say your body weighs a certain number because it constantly changes. So please don't base your self worth on a number that a scale shows you. I remember having days where I felt so good about my body, stepped on a scale, saw I'd "gained weight" and then felt bad about my body. Why should a number dictate how you feel about your body? We all have different body types and even someone who's the same height as you, may be as healthy as you, will weigh something different. It doesn't make the person who weighs more unhealthier or fatter, they may carry more weight in their breasts, legs, booty, basically anywhere. So stop comparing your weight to others and don't be too obsessed with what the scale shows. You are beautiful no matter what the scale says!!! I also just wanted to clear up that I ain't no scientist, this was just a little experiment I wanted to try out because I know weight fluctuates all the time and these are the results I got. So please don't come at me. Also I know it looks like I have a tan in the first photo and don't on the second, that's just natural lighting vs artificial lighting🙃 I hope you all have a lovely day! 🌴☀️
La vida de esta chica también puede parecer perfecta desde afuera. Con esa gran sonrisa y abdominales, ¿qué importa si tiene algunos rollitos cuando se sienta? Pero nada podría estar más lejos de la realidad.
A los trece años una operación por escoliosis la dejó con una barra de titanio en la columna vertebral y un dolor que la empujó a la depresión y cerca del suicidio. Afortunadamente, con la ayuda de una dieta balanceada y ejercicio, logró recuperar sus fuerzas y ahora promueve que cada una ame y acepte su cuerpo tal cual es, con rollitos y todo.
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