Instagram VS realité
" She has a dream life ", " I would love to have her body ", " She looks so happy ". Have you ever caught yourself admiring pictures of a girl who you don’t even know but who has the dream husband- dog-house-booty? No panic, you are far from being the only one … Due to following Instagram accounts of "perfect" girls who change daily their dream destinations, who eat perfectly presented meals that are always super healthy, we eventually say to ourselves that everybody has a perfect life, except us! Attention, the idea is not to banish Instagram from your daily lives ! You just need to learn how to use it better and most of all, stand back and look at it all from a distance.
An inevitable comparison :
Indeed, we follow these bloggers not only to follow them but because we appreciate them but also to follow their “dream" lives to finally find ourselves comparing our lives to theirs. It happens that we are confronted with a life that, only we consider better than ours! We would like to be in their place, lying on the beaches in the Bahamas, being able to stay in the most beautiful hotels, eat everything we like and staying super slim. Reality turns out nevertheless very different to the one that we thought it would be.
Why do we continue to question our life ?
Do you really think that these women never have a spot which appears on their face, an inevitable cold in winter, the need to make an appointment with the gynecologist who can only see you in 4 month’s time? The truth is that, they are human beings like you and I. What they post depends on what they want to show of their lives, it is normal that they only show us the good aspects, after all, it would be strange to share with the world the unpleasant moments right? It is your role not idealize their everyday life, to be conscious that there is “more” behind every profile!
It has to stop !
It is thus necessary to know how to accept and make the most of our everyday life ! Over time, many influencers breaks the silence to expose us the reality of their life. Do you remember the buzz that had aroused the Australian influencers of 18 years O’Neill at the end of 2015? With an Instagram account followed by nearly 700’000 people, she cracked and decided to publish a video denouncing the reality of her everyday life. Then she decided to change each description of her Instagram pictures to give people the real version of the exact moment. " This is not real life: I took at least 100 pictures in this position before obtaining a perfect stomach. I ate nothing this day. I shouted on my small sister so that she continues to photograph me until the result satisfies me. ". She moreover eventually deleted her account and decided to create a website where she shares since then her feelings as well as her vision of the world.
It is time to change :
Since a few months now, more and more influencers decide to break the silence and to share the reality hidden behind their pictures ; #Imrececen, #malinbjörk, #the_fitness_dietitian … These women explain reality of their life to their by reminding them very often to beware of what they see on social networks. These new fitness bloggers of Instagram shows us to the backstage of the pictures of their thin and sculptured bodies; stretch marks, skin stretched out by pregnancies, positions which emphasize more than others …
Today a new category of influencers made its appearance : more natural and authentic which share the good and bad sides of their life, their fight against their weight or their new love for sports. We had a real crush for @Ely_killeuse which breaks the clichés of Instagram and shows us how to accept and to be happy days after days. The bloggers as @jesuisunerebelle or @ashleygraham also promote this lifestyle! You will have understood, the race to the 32 size and the infernal restrictions are now OVER ! If you want to know more about this subject, I invite you to go to and check our blog article "Hello bodypositivism ! ".
Leave yourself alone !
Taking care of you and your body requires practice of a regular physical activity and an adoption of a balanced diet, but not only ! To feel good with yourself, you should accept you as you are, it is your small defects that makes your particularity. You like fitness but you would never say no to a good cheese board with your girl friends ? Why not show your body proudly by wearing our Roxane Legging, discreetly decorated with small glasses of wine and cheese?
By Lauren Deslarzes for Les Poulettes Fitness