These days, I am told that I lost weight an that I look good. And I am like “Thank you… Does that mean that I did not look good before?” lol. People think that I am into the ‘perfect body’ trend… which you see on many posts of the social media.

These days, I am told that I lost weight an that I look good. And I am like “Thank you… Does that mean that I did not look good before?” lol. People think that I am into the ‘perfect body’ trend… which you see on many posts of the social media.

We have to admit that this trend has become phenomenal in just few months. The social media contributed to it: from twitter to facebook by way of Instagram, there is a surge of posts on the perfect body and its attributes.

When I go to the gym, I often notice some people, with a smartphone on one hand, photoshooting themselves. At first, it shocked me, then by seeing my Instagram news’feeds, I realized that it is not uncommon.

With all this enthusiasm, there is a lot going on: many “customized” programs such as Freeletics appear online or in apps. Also, it has become a must to be a member of a gym and eat a tons of protein! I would like to say that all of this may be nice but what do you do it for?

You certainly noticed from your computer or smartphones, friends’ posts or pictures that call to the body-worship and its lifestyle. I am thinking here of those selfie mode pics that are all over my insta news’feed. They are taken most of the time in front of a mirror where more than half of the top is lifted up to show six packs abs or sort of to the followers with the hashtag such as #NoPainNoGain, #Musculation or #FitnessAddict…Hello overnarcissism….accompanied by the awful habit of analyzing everything to eat and to drink.

I really do hope that I will not get there because I would not stand myself, like I cannot stand people who are always in excess and obsession, whatever the domain is. And as I said in my previous post: ‘I like good things of life a lot to deprive myself from it’.

Therefore, if i decided to exercise more and to eat clean, it is not to follow a trend, which will be replaced by a new one afterwards; it is simply to try to be healthy and to have a discipline that does not hurt!

From my point of view, when we want to exercise and to try to eat clean, it is in order to feel good: ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’. Whatever your goal is, your wellbeing should drive your decisions. And if you do it to impress or to have likes, you are far from the idea of perfection.