Reality is quite different than what you see on Instagram.
We all know this, and yet we still compare our bodies to what we see in the magazines and on the Internet. I am not accusing everyone of using photoshop because not everybody does it. But there are so many filters, right poses, and the perfect lighting.
Now, these ‘perfect’ pictures might be quite alluring, in reality however they only lead us down a path of eating disorders, anxiety and other mental illnesses which nobody should have to go through.
So today we are going to look at some pictures that show the reality behind these perfectly posed pictures, and the results might surprise you. The person behind these pictures is Chessie.
THIS IS ME. THIS IS MY BODY. No flattering angles, no flattering lighting, just me and my body feeling on top of the world.
A few years ago I would never have posted this, all I cared about back then was being the leanest I could, going to the gym as many times as I could a week and counting every calorie I ate.
Even at my smallest, when I was training the most & eating the least, I just wanted to cover up my body because it wasn’t my idea of ‘perfect.’
Now my priority is to be happy and comfortable in my own skin, and today I appreciate my body and what it does for me.
We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be HUMAN and we should all be allowed to FEEL insanely good 24/7.
Come at me keyboard warriors, you can say what you want but nothing will knock me down.
This is Chessie King, and she is a promoter of body-positivity.
Because at the end of the day, the Instagram pictures are nothing but lies.
“Neither of these photos is edited or photoshopped, the same bottom just two completely different angles.”