Esta bloguera publica sus fotos sin retocar para mostrar la realidad detrás de Instagram

No es difícil toparte con una de esas cuentas de Instagram que son auténticas explosiones de postureo muy, pero que muy, premeditado. Como una catarata de fotos escogidas, retocadas y que huelen a intento número 376 de 498: el resultado de media tarde lanzando disparos hasta dar con la estampa perfecta. Y todo ello se recrudece el doble (o triple) cuando es alguien famoso quien alimenta ese perfil. Como en este caso: el de Chessie King, una bloguera británica de 24 años que, harta de la tiranía de la perfección de Instagram, ha decidido salir de su secuestro publicado varias fotos del antes y el después del postureo, con y sin retoque, con y sin morritos.

King, que hoy es una blogueras de fitness y estilo de vida muy popular en su país, recuerda en el Daily Mail una adolescencia con leves notas de frustración: "Me costó mucho tiempo usar un bikini sin querer agarrar una toalla y envolverla alrededor de mi cintura cada vez que alguien me miraba", recordando además que todo lo que veía en las redes o en las campañas de moda era "perfección absoluta". Por eso, hoy, desde su puesto de mando, ha decidido contrarrestar a lo que está aceptado y se da por supuesto con la realidad sin máscaras. 

Un brutal ejercicio de honestidad. Ya nos imaginábamos que a ti también te saldrían michelines cuando relajaras la columna, Chessie. Pero aun así, gracias.

💃🏼|🙅🏼 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 💛

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"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 💛

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"En ambas fotos aparezco yo, pero estoy orgullosa de cómo me siento y de cómo acepto mi cuerpo cuando las veo a las dos juntas". La bloguera, que ha admitido haber recurrido a la edición para mejorar su figura en más de una ocasión, cuenta que la idea le asaltó revisando su papelera de reciclaje. Allí encontró una foto descartada y, al verla, decidió darle una segunda oportunidad. Pero no se quedó allí: quiso además empezar a contraponer estos 'antes' y 'después'.

No caption needed... 🕺🏼💃🏼 Here's a competition for you... probably the best one yet. Win @mathewlcarter for a whole day. All you've got to do is BUY ME POPCORN 🍿 📸: @lydiaxcollins

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THE STRUGGLE YOU DON'T SEE ON INSTAGTAM... the 15 minute try-to-squeeze-into-the-jeans dance before the photo 👖 Every girl will agree it's a fight you will never loose, no matter how much sweat, sounds of ripping & loss of blood flow... we will NOT let them win! 💃🏼 Let's see more of the right photo take over our Instagram feed please! Who's with me?! These @freddyukireland jeans are pretty magic though, definitely live up to their hype & my tall girls... THEY COVER THE ANKLES! What a dream hey! 💭

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"Instagram es una de las mayores razones por las que todas queremos vernos perfectas en bikini", continúa, y afirma que ese ha sido uno de los principales motivos por los que se ha decidido a compartir estas fotos. Porque quiere que "la gente sepa que no está sola", y que la mayoría de las imágenes de las redes son puro artificio.