Oh boy! if you are on Instagram and other social media apps to follow some of your fitness idols be assured of being shown the perfect photograph or that perfect angle to show that perfect pump.
Over a course of time, you realise how insignificant and unimportant having this stupidly portrayed perfect social media body really is!
They have reached to this level after years and years of dedication and hard-work. There are a few handful of genuine folks like Sonali Swami, Biswajit Basak and Miten Kakaniya to name a few. Mind you none of the things which they put up out there is a work of some magic wand.
Remember that not every ‘fitness’ expert on social media is genuine and more often than not they are trying to make a buck out of your obsession.
Get Inspired, not fooled by Instagram!
The hashtag fitness world on social media has its place when it comes to inspire and motivate. It becomes a lot dangerous when someone gets obsessed with having a perfect social media body.
Yes, people and especially young brains do get obsessed. There was this person who became the so-called Instagram friend of mine who was looking forward to getting in shape. Her marriage was on the cards and soon while speaking with her I realised that she was super obsessed to get a fit body. 8 to 9 months down the line we happened to get in touch again only to know that she is now anorexic and faced critical life-threatening conditions. The reason behind this was that someone on Instagram gave her an insane diet which consisted of only having juices and mind you all of this without any workout!
Luckily she has now realised what she underwent and is now on her way to back to healthy lifestyle.
There are more aspects to good health than just the physical body. You should work just as hard on finding your mental, emotional and spiritual happiness too.So the key lies in drawing up realistic plans for yourself, the ones which you know you can follow and adhere to.
If you want to find the purpose behind your fitness pursuits, you should read this article about finding your purpose http://www.lifeistransformation.com/transformation-is-the-only-constant-in-life/page/2/
No one else is going to benefit from this apart from you, so be true to yourself and be realistic.
Progression takes time, it’s like how a child first learns to crawl and then to stand on two feet and then develops the ability to run.
It is important to know and understand whom to follow and whom not to. Do not let others take you for a ride at the cost of your health.