Kao psiholog svjesna je da ovakve stvari loše utječu na mlade ljude, pa je o svemu odlučila iskreno progovoriti
Iako je super biti aktivan, u pokretu, zdravo se hraniti i brinuti o svom tijelu, važno je podsjetiti se da čak ni oni ljudi na koje se ugledamo na društvenim mrežama, svi oni fitness treneri, blogeri i gurui, zapravo ne izgledaju baš tooliko savršeno kao što nam se ponekad predstavljaju. A jedna je fitness blogerica odlučila progovoriti upravo o tome.
Stacey Lee otvoreno je progovorila što zapravo predstavljaju i kako izgledaju svi oni fitness inspirativni postovi na društvenim mrežama i sve one na prvi pogled stvarno savršene fotografije utreniranih i isklesanih tijela. Koja to jesu, naravno, ali ne do te mjere do koje nam se ponekad prezentiraju.
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LOVE YOURSELF FIRST Dear fitties, Open your eyes. Start to see things instead of just looking. You are not the scars on your body. You are not the number on a scale. You are not your perceived failures made up of expectations you placed on yourself which were too big. You are not the harsh words told to you by undeserving friends or partners. You are not the self criticisms invented by others but repeated by yourself. You are simply, uniquely, beautifully, unapologetically you. You are a kind and complex soul. You are a fascinating combination of ideas, thoughts, feelings, values, actions and emotions. No one else is like you. No one else could ever be like you. Look past the mirror. See yourself for what you really are. Someone worth loving. Only then should you try to love someone else ❤️ And you are someone worth spoiling! @womensbest are spreading the V Day love by offering two free protein bites with every order, as well as 10% off if you use the discount code 'love'. Be quick sale ends soon! Photo taken by @clicks.by.chris 😍 😜💜💪 #womensbest #selfie #arms #abs #bbg2017 #psychandsquats #bbg #bbggirls #kaylasarmy #gym #kaylaitsines #thekaylamovement #fitfam #fitness #workout #exercise #picoftheday #fitspo #fitnotskinny #healthy #lifestyle #bbgfam #bbgarmy #bbgcommunity #motivation
S obzirom da je Stacey prije svega psiholog, tvrdi kako sa svojim pacijentima i pacijenticama često razgovara o vlastitoj predodžbi vlastita tijela i zajedno s njima istražuje što najviše utječe na povećanje i smanjenje samopouzdanja kod određene osobe. “Samopouzdanje se definira kao vjerovanje u vlastitu vrijednost. Ipak, kad se to samopouzdanje veže uz fotografiju, broj na vagi, veličinu odjeće ili izgled kože, širinu struka, veličinu stražnjice, definiciju mišića ili razmak između bedara (famozni thigh gap), naše samopouzdanje nikad nije pravilno mjereno”, tvrdi.
Razlika možda nije enormna, ali postoji
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HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP? Self esteem is defined as confidence in ones own worth. However when that worth is tied to an image, a number on a scale, the size of clothes, the smoothness of skin, the smallness of a waist, the bigness of a butt, the definition on your abs, or the gap between your thighs, your worth will never me measured correctly. One of the reasons behind this is that the measuring stick we use, is based on lies, manipulations and imagined ideals. We are primed to believe a certain standard of 'beauty' is the goal. We are shown images every day which are not realistic, even the small changes to photos or advertisements make a difference. They send subconscious messages saying that you aren't enough, and never will be. As soon as I stopped following accounts that used photoshop, professional images (regularly that is, shit photo shoots are fun I won't knock you for that), constant filters, and altered their images, my self esteem improved. Being able to see real women share their real bodies, which still look incredible! Gave me the confidence to work for my realistic goals, and to measure my progress on a REAL measuring stick. This image was not created to say I don't like how I look in the real photo, it's to say the opposite actually. I love the work I've put in to look like the photo on the left. The point of this image is to show that when something that is already 'good' is altered to be 'better', it teaches people that your 'real' isn't good enough. I don't want to ever perpetuate or encourage that twisted notion. So I post these photos to combat that idea and to raise awareness of the damage it can have. So, what measuring stick are you using? #trollstrollsgoawaycomeagainwhenyouhavesomethingnicetosay #keepitreal #realityvsphotoshop #dedicated #bodytransformation #transformationtuesday #strongnotskinny #bbg #bodygoals #fitness #inspo #kaylaitsines #progressnotperfection #muscle #training #girlswholift #wellness #psychology
Zato je odlučila na Instagramu objaviti dvije potpuno iste, a puno drugačije fotografije (i to nekoliko puta) – jednu koja nije uređena photoshopom i drugu koja jest. Na drugoj fotografiji struk joj je manji, razmak između bedara veći, a koža nekako sjajnija. “Svaki dan naletimo na fotografije koje nisu realistične, jer čak i najmanja promjena na fotografiji može učiniti veliku razliku. Šalju nam ‘skrivenu’ poruku da nismo dovoljno dobri, niti da ćemo to ikada biti”, dodaje.
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FEAR THE PHOTOSHOPPED PHOTO! How many times have you looked at a photo of yourself and thought negatively about it? How many times have you compared yourself to the models in the magazine, or more likely, the 'models' on instagram and social media and thought 'nope I don't look like that'? 📸 How many times have you been tempted to add a filter, tweak the cellulite, remove the blemish, maximize the booty, in order to portray a more 'socially acceptable' version of yourself to the world? Because you feel you aren't 'enough' as you are. 📷 Subconsciously we are primed to find certain body types more acceptable. This can be very subtle changes to photographs seen on a daily basis. But these small changes resonate deeply within our minds. Shaping our beliefs about the way we 'should' look, and therefore creates unrealistic comparisons and perpetuates negative self talk which becomes low self esteem. 📸 Recognizing the signs of a photoshopped image is important for our mental health. Understanding that sometimes what we are looking at is simply a fantastical image created on something designed to suit virtual reality, NOT the real world. 📷 The good news is. YOU HAVE CONTROL! Don't like someone images because they make you feel shit? You look and think 'why can't that be me, why aren't my legs smooth, my thighs smaller, my butt bigger, my waist skinnier, my arms more defined? I'm disgusting. I'm fat. I'm gross'…UNFOLLOW!!!!! 📸 I have been victim to this myself. I unfollowed a lot of women (no offense) because it was damaging my self esteem. I didn't look and feel motivated, I felt devalued and defective. I only follow people who remind me to stay REAL with myself and with the world. Yes I'll add a filter sometimes, I love photography. But I'll NEVER adjust my body through an app and post it as a real image. That's adding fuel to an already all consuming fire. 📷 Take your control. Don't fear your unfiltered self 💜 #keepingitreal #dedicated #bodytransformation #transformationtuesday #strongnotskinny #bbg #bodygoals #fitness #inspo #kaylaitsines #progressnotperfection #muscle #training #girlswholift #fitspo
Iako je svjesna da ne fotošopiraju baš svi svoje fotografije na društvenim mrežama, uvijek moramo biti na oprezu i biti svjesni da se to vjerojatno događa. “Poanta ovih fotografija jest pokazati kako nekad pokušavamo ono što je već samo po sebi dobro učiniti ‘još boljim’, a time ljudima poručujemo da nisu dovoljno dobri onakvi kakvi jesu. A ne želim poticati takvo ponašanje. Stoga sam odlučila objaviti ove fotografije, kako bih podigla svijest o tome koliko štetne ovakve stvari mogu biti.”