Following on from my infamous ‘Social Media is B*******’ RANT.. I came across this little GEM!
Jen Smith is a Crossfit Games Athlete with an insane amount of talent… and deservingly, social media followers.
When I see bodies like hers on Instagram, doing the daily stalk, I think, (and if your anything like me), a small part of me dies a bit inside.
“She looks incredible.
I wish I could look half as good as her.
She’s so talented.
I will never get to that point.. “
The usual Tennis match that goes on in our heads, we are truly our biggest critics.
But what if you saw this picture…
What if someone, for once, was actually honest about their physique and nutrition and didn’t use a filter and edit the s*** out of their picture before posting it to social media?
Would you feel better about yourself?
I know I did after seeing and reading this article, because this is REAL!
Nobody spends 365 days a year walking around looking airbrushed with chiselled abs. In fact the closest i’ve been to this is 24 hour’s before a Photoshoot or Bodybuilding show where i’ve been starved of all water and any food that does not resemble cardboard and I can tell you now, that is no life.
Another example, Dr. Spencer Nadolsky posted this picture to demonstrate how easy it is to look COMPLETELY different within a matter of DAYS!
Change your lighting, tan and posture and you appear to have an entirely different physique.
I LOVE when athletes like this will post pictures like this, I MASSIVELY admire them. They can be one of the best Athletes in the business and STILL very real.
Sadly though however, there are the other ‘Insta Famous’ crowd that will use their Snapchat filters, good lighting and posing.. post that to social media to feed their ego’s, get some likes and followers and VOILA, you are a decpetive social media clown, giving out the wrong impression to the next generation who undoubtedly are set for world of Body Image issues and Eating Disorders.
Moral of the story, don’t believe everything you see.
Over and out!