Pourquoi cette blogueuse ne postera plus jamais de photos d'elle en bikini

Today I had breakfast, went to the farmers market, had chocolate covered almonds, lunch, and this doughnut. I also plan to work out, go to the dog park and have dinner. To some this may sound like a super average day. And it is - but to me, this is the type of day "the fitness @wayofgray" was having me miss out on. For her, there was always a photo shoot coming up. What if those chocolate covered almonds ruined the photos? What if the workout wasn't tough enough? BREAD?! I know this may sound silly. I may be called vain, or foolish or some other word to belittle my experience. Not understanding this experience doesn't mean it wasn't real for me. You may also think I'm encouraging others to be unhealthy, and that's not it either. I understand that @wayofgray's old images may have been inspiring. And, to that I say there are tons of those accounts you can follow for those images. But, I know those images were damaging for many. While I believe we all must take accountability for our experiences, it doesn't make contributing to others insecurities any easier. But, most importantly, those images made Sophie Gray feel inadequate. Everything I did revolved around those photos. I was constantly worrying about my body image because my "worth" through this channel depended on it. Again, this can make me seem vain. But, I was the one behind the account for 3 years. I saw what images performed better. I saw what people wanted to see - fitter, thinner, more defined, & perfect. This is why @wayofgray is what it is now. This is why I'm here talking about accepting the shit out of yourself. This is why I want you to fucking love yourself. Because, if you always think you have to be something to be enough, you never will be. But, if you can wrap your head around the truth that you are enough exactly as you are, freedom awaits you. Freedom from others judgement. Freedom from your food fears. Freedom from your insecurities. And freedom from needing to be someone or something other than yourself. You, exactly as you are now, are enough. PS.. quiz through my link in my bio to see how you feel about yourself! Plus free gifts! ❤️

5,087 Likes, 98 Comments - Sophie Gray (@wayofgray) on Instagram: "Today I had breakfast, went to the farmers market, had chocolate covered almonds, lunch, and this..."

Une importante décision qui lui a fait perdre 70.000 abonnés.

Instagram est sans aucun doute le réseau social idéal si vous êtes à la recherche d'une icône de fitness à suivre, capable de vous inspirer et de vous conseiller. Malheureusement, si leur intention est bonne, ces blogueuses reconverties en "coachs lifestyle" peuvent causer bien du tort; en partageant des photos d'elles - que ce soit en pleine séance d'exercices ou pour montrer les résultats de leurs efforts en enfilant leur tout nouveau bikini -, ces instagrammeuses participent au culte du corps "mince et beau" qui règne sur notre société, et qui pousse tant d'adolescentes et de jeunes femmes à s'affamer.

Aussi est-ce la raison pour laquelle Sophie Gray, une instagrammeuse fitness suivie par des milliers d'abonnés, a pris la décision de ne plus jamais poster de photos d'elle en bikini. "Je comprends que mes anciennes photos aient pu être inspirantes, mais je sais qu'elles faisaient aussi des dégâts", a-t-elle expliqué, en légende d'une photo d'elle diffusée sur Instagram.

Non seulement les photos de Sophie avaient un effet négatif sur une partie de ses abonnés, mais également sur elle-même, la principale concernée. "Je m'inquiétais trop à propos de mon corps, parce que ce que je valais sur Instagram dépendait de lui", a-t-elle ajouté.

Depuis qu'elle a pris cette décision, Sophie tend à promouvoir une image bien plus positive de son corps, et des corps en général: "Je veux juste que les gens s'aiment comme ils sont", confie-t-elle. Et bien que cette décision lui ait fait perdre 70.000 abonnés, Sophie ne regrette rien. "Je suis fière de moi, même si c'est 'moins populaire'", a-t-elle confié à Insider. "Mais l'impact que j'ai désormais sur les gens en vaut la peine".

Yesterday I started dancing in my car by myself at a red light. Then, I stopped. "Ah, I'm sure these people think I'm crazy." But, then I took a step back. Why am I allowing someone's opinion of me stop me from doing something I truly want to do? This makes no sense. Then, the wheels started turning. How many times have I stopped myself from doing something for fear of rejection? How many times have I listened to the opinion of others even when I really wanted to do something? How many times have YOU compromised who you are for acceptance, or love, or acknowledgement? There's so many ways we do this each and every day. Big and small. You could have stopped yourself from getting bangs because Sally at work doesn't think you'd look good with them. Or, maybe you're not getting a certain tattoo because your mum wouldn't like it. Or, maybe you're living a life where you don't even recognize yourself because you have continually made choices about YOUR life based on the opinion of others. This isn't about being selfish. This isn't about being a good person and putting others first. This isn't about the occasional compromise where you let your partner choose the movie you go to. It's about the ways that you have been subconsciously telling yourself that YOUR TRUEST SELF isn't good enough, isn't worthy and isn't valuable. By listening to Sally about bangs, we're telling the part of us who truly wants them that they're not important enough to listen to. By not getting a tattoo, you're telling that part of you who truly wants one to take a backseat. By making choices based on the opinions of others, in hopes of acceptance, you're telling yourself that you're not deserving of acceptance just as you are. We all do this. And by becoming aware of the ways we're compromising ourselves, we can learn to honour ourselves more. We can respect Sally and her opinions, but still do what WE want and be deserving of love. So, my question.. in what way are you compromising your truth in hopes of acceptance for others?

4,930 Likes, 60 Comments - Sophie Gray (@wayofgray) on Instagram: "Yesterday I started dancing in my car by myself at a red light. Then, I stopped. "Ah, I'm sure..."

Par: rédaction 11/09/17 - 10h52