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Social media, although it can have many positive effects, can also seriously skew your view of the world.
The fitness industry is particularly guilty of this – myself included. I’m sure you can see that most of the time I post positive messages and images.
The truth is, I’m far from motivated 100% of the time, prepping my food, doing all my training sessions and being a peppy little fitness bunny.
That is just not me. And it won’t be the case for any of the ‘perfect’ Instagrammers you follow.
At the moment I’m struggling with motivation, but I know it’ll come back. I feel a bit chunky but I know I can get it off again.
But seeing photos of ‘perfect’, ‘fit’ people, rather than inspiring me, is just making me feel like a lazy chunky monkey because of where my head is currently at. Although the opposite can be true when I’m in a better place.
So please believe me when I say I know where you are coming from.
Finding your internal motivation (rather than just wanting to look the part for a photo on social media) will be a far healthier reason to make changes for yourself.
Sometimes taking a break from social media, or unfollowing a few particular accounts, can help you feel less overwhelmed and demotivated – thinking that goal is so, so far away from where you are there’s no point in even trying.
But the point is, if you’re not happy with how you feel in your own skin, there’s no better reason than making YOURSELF happy and content.
Try not to view yourself and your world through a Mayfair, Inkwell or Nashville filter.