We’re all guilty of it. Late night Instagram scrolling. Pinterest-board curating. Facebook stalking. Our feeds are flooded with images of recipes, fit physiques and the newest weight loss technique. And while I’m all for the ever-motivational vision board, sometimes our incessant need for fitspiration becomes an obsession in and of itself. Do yourself a favor and transport yourself back to reality and away from the comparison game.
Here are three other reasons to stop looking to social media for your fitspiration:
The Comparison Game is Unoriginal.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that the comparison game does no one any good, least of all yourself. We were all uniquely designed and made – why would you want to look exactly like someone else? Life would be pretty boring, don’t you think? Listen, we’re only on this earth for a finite time period. We’re in these bodies on loan. Take care of them – and that includes being grateful for your unique attributes. Don’t spend your entire life trying to look like someone you’re not – it’s exhausting and quite frankly – makes you unoriginal.
Just Do It.
Nike was right. Sometimes you have to just do it. No amount of lingering in cyberspace is going to get your butt in the gym and out of the fridge. Sometimes you just have to stop waiting for the inspiration to strike and get after it. Create a plan and then execute on the plan. Get sweaty. Cook at home. Hire a health coach. Find a partner-in-health-and-wellness-crime to hold you accountable. Not to mention, having someone along for the ride makes a trek to Barry’s Bootcamp like a social event. You know, like a less regrettable happy hour.
Social Media is a Liar.
Let’s face it – social media lies. We all curate our lives into this much more fantastic vision of what life looks like. I do it. You do it. And if we’re honest, we know that the social media world is a farce. And grossly exaggerated. Heck, there are apps that will now airbrush your selfies. Point being, social media isn’t a true reflection of life. So quit searching social media for your validation or inspiration. Living in NYC, one of my favorite past times has become people watching. Meeting people of all shapes, sizes, beliefs, backgrounds and styles truly has given me inspiration to be authentically me. So get your nose out of your phone and glean inspiration from the actual world around you!
What about you? What reasons do you avoid social media?
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3 Reasons to Stop Looking to Social Media for Fitspiration
January 27, 2016