Straight off the ✈️ to presenting for @ebay_uk at the @capitalofficial summertime ball looking all polka dotty ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ I used to spend hours on eBay, bidding for clothes, fuelling my online shopping cravingsss so my 14 years old self was screaaaaming today! 👱🏼♀️ Head over to ma stories for the link to my dress, it’s only £20 & long enough for us tall gals 🙋🏼♀️
Dame vi digger på Instagram: Chessie King
Fitnessblogger Chessie King tar et oppgjør med den «perfekte» kvinnekroppen.
I Norge raser debatten om hvordan unge bloggere og opinionsledere påvirker enda yngre personer, og særlig er det usunt kroppspress mange vil til livs.
Mens enkelte faktisk forfekter en ide om å begrense ytringsfriheten, går fitnessblogger Chessie King en helt annen vei. King understreker at Instagram kan bedra ved å legge ut flotte bilder på Instagram, men balanserer det med å vise følgerne hvilke «falske» grep som skal til for å ta bildene.
💃🏼|🙅🏼 Left photo: Favourited out of the 8 taken & posted. Right photo: Immediately deleted & forgotten about. Both photos unedited & seconds between them. I do so many of these but this one is my scariest & most exposing so far. I was going through my recently deleted folder ready to 'delete all' but saw the right photo & recovered it. I felt this sense of guilt that I'd deleted it & posted the left one. A year ago I would've been left feeling so unhappy by how I look on the right & deleted it forever like it never happened but it was a huge reminder for me today that Instagram can be such a 'perfection trap'. I'm clearly super happy in the right one after @brontekingg had cracked a hilarious joke, I don't hate it but the lighting isn't 'flattering' nor is the way I'm holding my body or the angle of it but it's ME. Both of the photos are me 🙋🏼 I am proud of how I feel about my body looking at these photos. I feel like I look healthy in both & look after myself but also live without controlling myself like I have done in the past. So your Monday Motivation all the way from Singapore: People post the best photo out of a bunch taken... I know it's said a lot these days but it helps me a huge amount too. If you see a photo of yourself in 'bad' lighting or an 'unflattering angle' just remind yourself how beautiful you are & that you're ALLOWED to look like that. We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7, we were made to be humans who FEEL insanely good 24/7 💛
Sammen med det «perfekte» bildet publiserer hun også det naturlige. Slik gjør hun opprør mot det idealiserende bildet av kvinnekroppen med lange, slanke ben, flat mage, sprettrumpe og trutmunn.
Og det tydelig at folk liker den personlige kampanjen. På litt over et halvt år har antall følgere steget med 100.000 mennesker. Våren 2018 passerte King 400.000 følgere.
Chessie King forteller hvordan hun tidligere manipulerte bilder digitalt for å passe til idealet. Blant annet fotoredigerte hun inn større bryster, tynnere ben og flatere mage.
- Alt jeg så på Instagram var perfeksjon. Det har tatt meg lang tid å kunne gå i bikini uten å ha lyst til å pakke meg inn i et håndkle så fort noen så på meg, forteller hun.
“WHAT SIZE ARE YOU?”... a question I get asked daily. I’m a size 8,10,12,14 (UK) 🙋🏼♀️ This is NOT a transformation. After years of wanting to be the smallest number I could, on the scales & in my clothes... I’ve found so much happiness from clothes by not going off what the label says. I wear whatever size I feel confident in & it varies from brand to brand. No one knows what size you’re wearing unless your labels hanging out but even then no one cares - Swap your ‘I want to fit into a size *dream size*’ goal to ‘I want to feel like a goddess in my whole wardrobe, from my pyjamas to that summer dress. I want clothes to make me feel confident, I don’t care what the number is’ 💃🏼 - Your size does not determine how ‘beautiful’ you are. One of my favourite quotes & I’ve shared this before: “It’s not about the size you wear but how you wear your size”🧡💛
Smooth skin, peachy booty, small waist, thin thighs... you can have it all in just 30 seconds of editing 💁🏼♀️ It’s scary how easily & quickly you can change your body on some of these apps. @lydiaxcollins & I had a play round to see how ‘modern day perfect’ we could make me look but still making it look ‘real’. Instagram can be so encouraging & inspiring but it’s also a ‘perfection’ trap 95% of the time & it can be so unhealthy & it still effects me. I want you to be able relate to me & look at my body & know it’s achievable. I want you to see me & know I look exactly the same in real life as I do on here. Yes people work extremely hard for their bodies & some people do look like the right but the rest of us gals should not have to feel like sh🍌t if we don’t 💃🏼 Sending allllll my love to anyone that’s compared themselves to another human today or wished they looked like that person on Instagram. You’re beautiful, in your own unique way ❤️🧡💛
Her er noen av bildene Chessie King publiserer på Instagram. Følg henne gjerne på profilen @chessiekingg.
ME NOW 🙋🏼♀️ || ME NEVER 💁🏼♀️ No matter how hard I workout, how well I eat, how much time I give to changing my body... I will never look like the right photo. It’s just unachievable for me & maybe some of you. It’s realistic for others but not for my body ❤️🧡💛 I’ve spent way too much time in my younger years wanting to look like someone else, but over the years I’ve realised that was wasted time, I just want to help you see you weren’t born to look like the girls you might comparing yourself to. - I’ve absolutely loved seeing your #dearbodythankyou posts & stories, it is so incredible reading them so please keep on sharing them. I love the quote “No one is you & that’s your superpower” 💜 So here’s to loving being YOU now, not wishing you‘re someone you’ll never be 💃🏼
"I want to look good for summer" "I want my bikini body back" SURE... but whyyyyy don't you want to look good for winter too? For Father Christmas? 🎅🏼❄️ How about FEELING good for life? FEELING like a superwoman the whole year round? Yes '8 week transformations' are amazing to get you going & if you're learning from them AMAZING... but if you just stop there after the 8 weeks, your body isn't going to stay like that forever AND you may have changed your body but not your mindset. I can change my body in 2 seconds, from the left photo to the right & in both, I feel good. I know I train consistently, I know I fuel myself well, I know it's okay to let my belly out when I'm sitting down next to the pool. SO... long term/life plan: • Educate yourself, that doesn't mean doing a personal training course, that means learning about yourself, how to train & how to eat. • Do your own research, your own body is your best friend, explore it • Find a class you love & look forward to, find a PT that works you hard but looks after you, find a friend that gives you that little boost of motivation when you need it... find things that work for YOU! So tonight, do one thing for me & let your belly release, embrace it, give it a little jiggle 💛
Oh how deceiving an angle & a high waisted number can be... 💁🏼♀️ It’s not about looking perfect in your bikini, it’s about feeling confident in it when your sitting down, standing up, having a little wiggle, having a little jiggle. I used to be so embarrassed of my body when I sat down, I would grab something to cover up my tummy & my legs. But as I’ve grown up I’ve become so much more comfortable & nonchalant about it. I still have moments where I have to give myself a lil pep talk. The more photos you see like the right, the more normal it becomes ❤️🧡💛 I’m giving YOU the permission to become bestfriends with your body. We’ve got this 💃🏼🕺🏼
Is Instagram a big reason for depression & mental health problems in young people? The stats say it all but what do YOU think? 🧠 When I was growing up, I only had the ‘perfect’ girls in magazines to look at & even that was an unhealthy comparison. I hate to think what young teenagers are now comparing themselves to; distorted, filtered, photoshopped versions of reality. There has always been a pressure to look good, but what’s scary is that Instagram is accessible all day everyday without any sort of time cap on it or restriction on what you can see apart from the choice of who you’re following. It upsets me so much to think how much this can effect young people’s mental health. Even the most educated still don’t know how easy it is to use photoshop or editing apps. I share so many of these posts but I just want to help as many people as I can find that true friendship with their bodies. - I’ve always been conscious of the back of my legs & refused to wear shorts for most of my teenage years. I thought I was the only one who had a ‘second bum’ 💁🏼♀️ I see girls beeeehinds on here looking smooooth as a peach which I’m sure they’ve worked hard for but I find it super unrealistic for me personally. The more I’ve shared on here about body confidence (or lack of) the more I realise I’m not alone & the more normal it becomes to look like the right in shorts. - I was speaking to someone about this earlier last week & they said their 12 year old cousin was posting photos on Instagram of her in a bikini & the caption was ‘rate me out of 10’ then another post of her in her underwear, if I get more than 50 likes I’ll send you a DM *winky face*. Instagram can be an amazing place but it can also be very dangerous. - Do you think there should be something on a post, a disclaimer to say the image has been edited/photoshopped? What are your thoughts on protecting young teenagers & preventing them from mental health problems connected with social media? ❤️🧡💛
Wouldn’t be in a bikini without giving you a chunk of reality 🇺🇸🌴 Just a little reminder how easy it is to change your bawwdy. We’re all guilty of trying to pose to make our bodies look the best it can & that’s okay but it’s photos like the right that help us all feel a little bit normal (I hope) ❤️🧡💛
“BOOTY GOALS” 🍑 “OH MY GOD I WANT YOUR BUM”... you see these kinda comments all over your newsfeed, but would you see those kinda comments on the right photo?! 🤷🏼♀️ Neither of these photos are edited or photoshopped, same bottom just 2 completely different angles. Are you hooked on growing your peach to look like your favourite instagram girl? Have you ever thought maybe they have what I’ve got on the right: the dimples, the uneven cheeks, the bit I like to call the “second booty” (that bit underneath your bottom). I used to be extremely conscious of the back of my legs & if anyone was walking behind me whilst I was in swimwear I’d cover my booty & my legs because I was so embarrassed. I still find it a little bit scary sharing the right photo but I’m in my happy place, stuffing myself with popcorn! 🍿 & if it helps at least one of you to realise it’s OKAY to have imperfections then it was worth me pooing my pants a little. So next time you look in the mirror & see something similar to the right photo, just have a little word with yourself, I gat it too gurlll. You’re not alone 🙋🏼♀️🧡❤️💛
Dear body, Now we’re bestfriends I can say sorry for all the times I said I hated you, all the times I said you weren’t good enough ❤️🧡💛 I want to say thank you for everything you do for me, everything you CAN do for me. We’re in this together, stuck with each other forever so let’s be friends until the end. Thank you body, love me x Let’s get #dearbodythankyou trending & start sharing your little letters to your body thanking them & celebrating what they CAN do, not hating them for what they can’t do 🙋🏼♀️