I’m really excited to share with you a recent interview I had with my local newspaper with regards to some selfies I posted on my social media. Now for those of you who follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen one or two of these pictures.
If you don’t follow me on Instagram (well for starters you should! Insta name: katyhemfit go follow me now, you wont regret it 😀 ) you can see the pictures below.
So why do I post pictures of my cellulite, bloated stomach and fat for the whole world to see?
Because I think it’s important. How many times have you scrolled through Instagram and paused to look at a physically ‘perfect’ person’s photo? If you’re anything like me you’ll admire their flawless tanned skinned, blemish free and without a single hint of ‘extra’ fat. These pictures don’t show the reality…9 times out of 10 the person in that photo does have cellulite, stretch marks and larger thighs than it would seem but that’s all hidden using photoshop, good lighting and photo angles.
Yet we either forget or don’t realise this is the case and look at our own bodies and wonder ‘why don’t I look like that?’. In some extreme cases people will starve themselves or go to extreme measures to achieve this unattainable look.
I’ve felt that about my own body despite the fact I’m pretty slim and in shape. So I decided to post ‘the other side of Instagram’ pictures so show people their not alone. In the hopes that I might change some views on what’s normal or ideal.
The emphasis for weight-loss should be for health. Do it for the improved sleep, clearer skin, better moods, healthier digestion, cardiovascular improvements, to reduce illness…I could go on forever.
I’m really pleased with the feedback I’ve had from posting these images. Yes it was scary to show the world ‘my worst bits’. But it’s just skin and flesh and if it makes others feel better about their own bodies then I’ll do it for them.