La verdad tras las fotos de fitness bloggers en Instagram

Todos los días, conocemos a una nueva fitness blogger tratando de conquistar followers. Con tips y fotos, nos cuentan de sus rutinas, hábitos alimenticios y forma de vivir. Y aunque se ve real, no siempre lo es. Gracias a Chessie King y Sara Puhto, podemos ver, de manera graciosa, el detrás de cámaras.

Las cosas no siempre son lo que parecen, y algunas se muestra sincera al respecto.

Por Paco Deveaux (@devolas)

Chessie King es una entrenadora personal, pero también, al igual que muchos, decidió subirlo todo a las redes. Aunque estamos acostumbrados a ver cuerpos perfectos, tonificados y delgados en las cuentas de los fitness personalities, no sabemos lo que hay detrás de esa foto sensual. Es ahí donde entran Puhto y King: aunque muchas de sus fotografías van de acuerdo a su estilo de vida, y muestran una buena figura, hicieron algo que les ganó miles de seguidores. Subieron imágenes suyas, un “antes y después” de cómo se ven para Instagram y como se ven realmente en el momento. De esta manera, dan a entender que no todo es perfecto, y aunque estés en forma, sigues siendo un ser humano con defectos.

SingapOURING RAIN ? It's not everyday you're 478 feet high in an infinity pool lapping up the rain in ma keeeni ? I always find it hard for my body to adjust the first few days of holiday, I feel bloated from the long flight & it takes me a while to adapt to the change in food & environment. My top tips if you're travelling to Asia: • Make sure you get ALL your jabs… if you're petrified of injections just remember, they don't kill you, it's what you could get that might. @themedicalco was my HERO! • Drink water like it's medicine before, during & after the flight but make sure the top is sealed • Really think about where your food is being prepared & made • Research the area you're in & make sure you know the emergency number just in case of anything #mummychess ? ??

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“Este es un gran anuncio: estoy embarazada… Es una broma, sólo estoy super hinchada, otra vez. Estas fotos se hicieron justo con un segundo de diferencia y lo que quería compartir con los que sufren de hinchazón, es que no están solos. Es muy incómodo y doloroso y a veces me impide andar porque me doblo del dolor. Pero la gente no lo ve. Sólo ven la foto de la derecha. Habría podido publicar la foto buena, pero estaba realmente mal y quería enseñarles lo que siento realmente”. Sus palabras le llegaron a muchos, y se sintieron no solo identificados, sino que pudieron entender que éstas cosas realmente pasan.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT… @gracefituk & I are expecting ???? Joking, I'm just super duper bloated AGAIN. These photos are literally a second apart & what I really wanted to share with those that do suffer from bloating is YOU ARE NOT ALONE. It's so sore & uncomfortable & sometimes leaves me unable to actually walk because I'm bent over in agony. But people see the right way more than they see the left. I could've just posted the right photo with the life saving @NikeWomen @JDwomen leggings that suck EVERYTHANKK IN but no, I was reaaaallly struggling & wanted to show you what I was reaaallly feeling. My top tips for bloating, because boy has it happened enough to talk from experience ?? • If you can, get into child's pose, or cat/cow. Let that tummy hang out. • Drink peppermint tea, but don't down it all in one. Just little sips ☕️ • Wear loose clothes, having tight high waisted is the worst & makes you feel even more self conscious about it • Avoid alcohol or any thing too heavily spiced/flavoured. Just stick to simple, easily digestible foods • Remember it will go down, it's horrible at the time & can change your mood but after a good nights sleep & all the above. You'll be feeling back to normal ? Sending all my love to my fellow 'bloaters'… we're just prepping our minds for when we are actually preggerssss… it's a trial membership every time it happens! ??

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“A la izquierda, mi foto preferida de las ocho que hice y publiqué. A la derecha, la que eliminé y olvidé al instante. Ninguna de las dos fotos está retocada y se hicieron en un intervalo de diez segundos de diferencia. Suelo salir así en este tipo de fotos, pero esta es en concreto la que más miedo me da y en la que más me expongo hasta el momento. Estas dos fotos me representan. Estoy orgullosa de lo que siento cuando me veo”.

??|?? Left photo: Favourited out of the 8 taken & posted. Right photo: Immediately deleted & forgotten about. Both photos unedited & seconds between them. I do so many of these but this one is my scariest & most exposing so far. I was going through my recently deleted folder ready to 'delete all' but saw the right photo & recovered it. I felt this sense of guilt that I'd deleted it & posted the left one. A year ago I would've been left feeling so unhappy by how I look on the right & deleted it forever like it never happened but it was a huge reminder for me today that Instagram can be such a 'perfection trap'. I'm clearly super happy in the right one after @brontekingg had cracked a hilarious joke, I don't hate it but the lighting isn't 'flattering' nor is the way I'm holding my body or the angle of it but it's ME. Both of the photos are me ?? I am proud of how I feel about my body looking at these photos. I feel like I look healthy in both & look after myself but also live without controlling myself like I have done in the past. So your Monday Motivation all the way from Singapore: People post the best photo out of a bunch taken… I know it's said a lot these days but it helps me a huge amount too. If you see a photo of yourself in 'bad' lighting or an 'unflattering angle' just remind yourself how beautiful you are & that you're ALLOWED to look like that. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be humans who FEEL insanely good 24/7 ?

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La finlandesa Sara Puhto también es fitness blogger. Esta chica vive de promover la salud, tanto física como mental, y el veganismo. Sin embargo, también muestra las cosas tal y como son. Este movimiento de Instagram vs. Reality ha ganado muchos adeptos, y está ayudando a que la gente viva de manera más sana, y también, se acepte tal y como es.

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

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