How very very true this is & not just in terms of health & fitness, but just life in general:
For some reason I have always had this deluded notion that celebrities, models & the like are just simply blessed with a flawlessly fit body & the metabolism of an over active teenage boy. Unlike some of us mere mortals that have the body of a beached whale & the metabolism to match.
For years I have convinced myself that celebs don’t actually have to workout or obsess over how many calories they are consuming, they actually just live on champagne & flavoured air, plus they do yoga or pilates not for the health benefits but just to kill some time in between all that movie filming & runway walking.
It’s a well known fact that when people start on the weight loss/fitness journey they choose some celebrity they think is perfect & decide that they want to look exactly like them. Or better yet they choose certain body parts off a bunch of different celebrities & end up wanting to look like some kind of hybrid that wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of The Walking Dead.
And i’m speaking from experience on that one, i’ve spent the vast majority of my life wanting to look like Elle Macpherson, & well what can I say, I look more like a 6’2 Roseanne Barr than I do Elle. Oh & trust me buying her underwear does not Elle Macpherson thee make.
So I thought I would change it up a bit, instead of only posting images of impossibly perfect Victoria’s Secret Angels like so many other bloggers out there do, i’m also going to start posting shots of celebrities actually putting in the hard yards to get that trim, taut & terrific body, aka Celebspiration.
I mean there are only so many (airbrushed) images of impeccably toned stupendously beautiful celebrites that you can look at before it all starts to get a tad deflating, you know what I mean? Just every now & then it would be nice to see a celebrity working out in a sweat soaked shirt, with a rudolph red face & hair resembling a troll doll.
And so I bring you the first installment of Celebspiration – Charlotte Dawson. For those of you that are not from Australia or New Zealand, you will probably be like Charlotte who? She’s a television presenter, model & author, most recognisable as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model.
I decided to go with her first not only because I think she is pretty damn awesome but also because she regularly posts untouched pre/during/post workout images on Instagram, & that my friends is a pretty inspiringly gutsy thing to do, even for us non-celebrities: