Coming at you with something that’s been playing on my mind recently. As I’ve got more and more into the fitness side of social media, and the ‘fitfam’, my phone is pretty much bombarded with belfies, ab shots and pushing out the tooshy. It’s EVERYWHERE. Every time I go onto Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. There’s always at least 10 photos that my grandparents would probably be pained to see. But, I am honestly so immune to it, I don’t even bat an eyelid.
But when does it become too much? Or does it ever? I personally am all for it. If you’ve worked hard for that bootay, then sure thang show it. Daym girl – or guy- wurk it. I feel like in this day and age, we’re all so bloody contradicting. In one sense, we’re taught to love our bodies and ourselves. And on the other, we’re slut shamed and accused of being vain.
Whenever I see individuals in the fitness industry criticised for showing a bit of leg, I honestly get frustrated. That person is entitled to photograph and upload whatever they want, if it comes with consequences then that is their problem. Not yours. Not only this, but all that rubbish about women fighting for gals rights, for us to just go and upload half naked pictures is one of the most infuriating things. The fact women are even entitled to the right of their own social media account is a demonstration of changing times. Do you know how hard these women may of fought mentally and physically for the confidence to upload these pictures? BE PROUD. It sounds petty, and many will read this and think ‘Oh shut up you attention seeking hoe’ – and ok. Think that. But, believe me, I ain’t no hoe.
Also, I’m not being funny, but why is there always so much more hate towards females doing their own fitness thing, and not the guys? The most ‘hate’ I ever see on a guys photos is ‘your legs look small’. I mean, can you not? It completely grinds my gears. I’m in no way a campaigning feminist, but there is such an obvious inequality in women getting out their limbs in comparison to boys. I get that there are far more men in the ‘fitness game’, but let’s all calm down now.
I’ve said it before, but what is the difference between posting a picture of your driving certificate vs uploading a picture of you post leg day? Yes, totally different things. But, both achievements. Why in society are we taught that we can never feel proud of ourselves? I am so guilty of whenever receiving a compliment, always having to respond with a ‘Oh thank you, but my hair looks awful!’. We all do it! Why can’t we just say thank you and maybe pay a compliment back? We’re taught to have self confidence and love ourselves, but told to not love ourselves too much. It’s bullshit really isn’t it?
Anyway. Moral of the story. If you want to get it out and take a pic, get it out and take that pic. Don’t forget the filter 😉 PS. If you are a hater of a cheeky gym selfie, it only takes you one press of a button to escape the profanity. God forbid. lol.
Lot’s of love,