Instagram is causing me to hate my body

Every picture I see of myself, instead of appreciating the beauty of the moment, I am noticing how big my arms or belly look.  To be honest with you, I am down right frustrated.

I want to be comfortable in my own skin, and there are brief moments during yoga classes or cuddling with my kids that I am.  Then I turn to social media and I see these beautiful fit yoga teachers and I feel bad about myself.

Laura Kasperzak is a beautiful mother, yoga teacher and person.

Photo courtesy of Two Fit Moms.

Photo courtesy of Two Fit Moms.


I too am a mother and yoga teacher, but can I ever be as strong and lean as Laura?


I will never look like Laura, but I will look like me.

I have to keep telling myself this.  I also think it will help me to take some time not looking at mine or others bodies on Instagram.

This cannot be good for the young kids on Instagram in today’s day of constant selfies.

My goal for the week ahead is a three day juice cleanse and less time on social media.

What are your goals for the week?  How can we end this lack of love for our bodies? 

You might also be interested in reading Raw Juice Cleanse Day One and You Need 12 Hugs Everyday.

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