Such a common topic - and it has always been an issue. But I think with social media these days and the increased popularity in health and fitness people - especially women, have the desire to look a certain way and end up comparing themselves to the fitness reps on Instagram.
This might be a touchy subject for some, and I certainly don't want to discount those fitness reps that work their asses off to achieve the goals they have physically. Further, I don't want to downplay their influence in transforming lives.
However, there are individuals on social media who reshape their bodies and edit themselves to look more busty, have a bigger butt, smaller hips etc. This blog is meant to bring awareness to this as well as contribute to the fight against body image issues.
The above before and after picture was done with the app Facetune. It took 2 minutes to make my stomach smaller and my waist/booty larger. Don't believe everything you see on social media. And certainly don't work to try and achieve someone else's body.. when it's likely they may not even have achieved that body.
With that being said, the comparison game is a disappointing and jealous one. There's a difference between using someone's body as inspiration to reach your body's best potential, and admiring someone's body to the obsessive point of working to look like her. I want her abs, I want her butt, I want her hair.
What if we switched our thinking to be a little bit more selfish, I mean it is your body right? "This motivates ME to improve MY health, I wonder what MY body would look like If I worked on MY fitness."
Your body was beautifully and wonderfully made. Your body is capable of so many things.
You might not be treating your body how it should be treated, you might not be tapping into all that your body is capable of. Just as your body might not reflect it's best potential. But even chasing that potential should be personal, you're not suppose to look like anyone else but you!
Your body may not be built to achieve what her body looks like.. whether it's photoshopped or real.