With social media having such a big presence in our society now a days, it is almost impossible to avoid seeing before and after photos, people eating fancy meals and drinking cocktails looking over incredible skylines. But all of this can influence the way we think our lives should be, and lead to negative thoughts and feelings of not doing enough or having enough.
It is important to remind yourself of the importance of knowing what is created specifically for social media to get followers and likes, and what is actually real life. Influencers are paid specifically to create content of these spectacular places they travel in order to promote, so more often than not, this is not their reality either!
When it comes to health and fitness, social media has a HUGE influence on peoples perspectives on how they should be training, eating and look like. But remind yourself that fitness models have more often than not, been in extremely unhealthy calorie deficits for weeks before their photos shoots in order to get that dream 6 pack, and have had to miss out on multiple meals with their friends and family in order to achieve that look for the one photos shoot. They also have paid partnerships with food prep companies who send them food tailored to their specific needs, which we all know is unrealistic and too expensive for the normal population to do.
So next time you see your favourite lady on social media who had 3 children but is now super lean with a rippling 6 pack, remind yourself that she is PAID to look that way and has a huge amount of support to get here to that physique, and you do NOT need to look like her to be happy and healthy.
Social media is everyones highlight reel, not real life! So be kind to youself and if you need help finding that balance of living your life whilst trying to achieve a healthier and fitter lifestyle then get in touch. At Fitness Flex Basingstoke we help you to find happiness in what you have whilst working towards small goals along the way to achieving the long term goal.
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