Raise your hand if you’ve been guilty of commenting goals under one of your fav fitness Instagrammers’ photos. I know I have and even if you haven’t commented, everyone’s feed has likely been, at one point or another, flooded by transformation photos that go from post-Thanksgiving dinner stomach to professional body builder real fast. Asmuch as I’d love to gain a perfect buttand badass biceps over night, that sh*t takes a lot more work than that. That’s whyLondon-based fitness vloggerLauren Tickner’sposts about posture and body confidenceare so, so important in a world consumed by the idea of perfection. Ticknerrecently posted three photos taken 30 seconds apart on Tickner’spersonal Instagram page,illustrating thatposture is pretty crucial in changing the way your bodylooks.
And honestly, going back to that idea that you should work for a perfect body, what even is perfection? Last time I checked, it wasn’t a sculpted six-pack or glorious glutes. There’s no barometer for a badass body if your body works for you, it’s more than perfect. Plain and simple. Even though many Insta-famous fitness fanatics claim that the thing they’re doing to achieve that influx of goals commentsis lifting a little more and that extra set of reps is all that’stransforming them into the epitome of the fitspiration trend Tickner’s post presents a more realistic behind-the-scenes view of what’s really happening before anyone clicks upload.
Elite Daily reached out to Ticknerto get her personal thoughts on her transformative post and why she thinks it’s so important to be aware of the power of posing. She says,
I created this post because I am so upset by girls constantly comparing themselves to what they see online. It breaks my heart. I used to be in that mindset, too, commenting goals’ under people’s photos.
Little did I realize that 99 percentof these photos are, thanks to posing, lighting and camera angles!
Posing is SO powerful, Ticknerwrote to her followers on Instagram, What you see of people on social media is NOT how they look 24/7 in real life! I know that if I arch my spine and pop my hip, I can make my stomach look flatter and my butt look bigger. Similarly, slouching and letting go’ of my stomach after a big meal makes it appear more bloated: it’s just how it is!
Ticknerrevealsthat you can literally make your body look different just by standing differently.
Tickner tells Elite Daily that she thinks it’s so important to use her platform not just to post aesthetic photos, but also less conventional photos, which aren’t as stereotypicallyflatteringbecause of all of those imaginary standards that the fitness industry sets.
She wants to show her followers that you should love yourself at any angle, and at any time:
I want people to realize that their social media idols’ are normal people themselves, too They’re just people who have mastered the best angles!
Of course, some people are naturally gifted, but I want to show people that 99 percentof us really do have to work to get into shape!
Bottom line: many of us may aspire to have the perfect physique of a stranger who has a completely different body composition than us.
Tickneris using her platform (and the hashtag #StrengthFeed), to show that there is no such thing as perfection especially when it comes to your individual,uniquely beautiful body.
Sheadds that being overly strict when it comes to fitness or striving for unattainable goals is no fun whatsoever which is why she created a training guide centered around changing your body mind for the better:
Remember, you can’t compare your chapter three to anyone else’s chapter 300.
I learned that in order to truly love myself, I must accept my flaws and learn from my mistakes!
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