If you are on social media then you will be aware of the fitspo (or should I say #fitspo) pictures that are inundating all social media. Everything from professional fitness photo shoots all the way to the unstoppable selfie fills my Instagram, Facebook and the list can go on. So what is the purpose of viewing these pictures?
If it’s a friend then you (hopefully) will feel proud and happy for their progress and will encourage them to keep up the great work. In all other situations where it may be a professional athlete, and in most cases a complete stranger though – then what? Inspiration may be the goal, but is not always the outcome.
Inspiration is something that should make you feel driven to proceed with your goals with energy and purpose. They are not supposed to make you feel disempowered and like you are incapable of achieving your goals. If the words “I wish I could…” or “I never could…” or any spiteful or jealous thoughts come to mind when you look at the fitspo pictures that normally pop up in your feed, then you need to change strategies of how you are consuming this social media.
I have recently had an article published in Oxygen Magazine Australia on this topic and encourage all who find this to be a relevant issue to find a copy. You can get a sneak peek of the first page here.