La vida en contraste

Desafió los estereotipos en Instagram publicando su antes y después, pero con libras de más

Las redes sociales se llenan de imágenes de gente en situaciones de felicidad, figuras esbeltas cuyo estereotipo físico es el de la perfección (con o sin filtros)

  • Por La Nación / GDA
  • 13 SEP. 2018 - 12:00 PM
Allison Kimmey comenzó a publicar sus fotos de años atrás -cuando se la veía delgada, contrastando con las actuales, en las que aumentó unos talles. (Allison Kimmey / Instagram)
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Como observamos a diario, las redes sociales se llenan de imágenes de gente en situaciones de felicidad, figuras esbeltas cuyo estereotipo físico es el de la perfección (con o sin filtros). Una mujer norteamericana reparó en esa tendencia y en la moda de publicar las fotos del "antes y después" con cambios físicos que van de la gordura a la delgadez.

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??My body is heavier but my mind is lighter.?? That was a line that stuck out to me during an interview today because I can ABSOLUTELY relate. Have you ever spent an entire day thinking only about what you were going to eat, how you were going to cancel out what you ate with exercise, how to make sure your body looks thin in all angles, suck in, hyper aware of any flaws that you may have and instantly assume that everyone is judging you basedo n those flaws? Yah, me too. For YEARS. It CONSUMED me. And I would bet that it consumes many of you here as well. Maybe not all of the time, but enough of the time to hold you back from living your life out loud, from JUST DOING YOU. Would you agree? If so, here's a few steps you can take: ✨Make the decision that you are worth. Choose to believe that you truly do deserve to feel and be love ✨surround yourself with reminders as to why you are worth it ✨Get reaquanted with your body as it is right now, now how you wish it was ✨embrace a new perspective of living based on how you want to feel instead of how you want to look ✨Start dating yourself, and getting to know yourself all over again ✨Ask yourself what would happen if you stopped carrying the expectations of others around with you? ✨Ditch the diet and toss the scale. ✨Come to terms with the realization that you are the only person on the entire planet created just as you are, and that you have a special gift that only YOU can deliver. These are all steps from my Show Your Glitter Stripes workbook and I go into depth for each one in the 55 page magical PDF. I don't know why, but I just felt like doing something special, so for a limited time you can grab my downloadable workbook for $5 PLUS a free 52 card affirmation deck that you can print at home! If you've been needing a kickstart to your self love journey, this is YOUR SIGN! You can grab your copy with the link in my profile at 50% off! Just do you babes xoxo Allie ___________ #transformationtuesday #selflove #glitterstripes #bodylove

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Allison Kimmey, que se presenta en su página web como experta en amor propio e influencer de estilo de vida, decidió hacer algo desde su cuenta de Instagram: "Miré mi propia vida y empecé a darme cuenta de que mi historia se veía bastante diferente", contó a sus seguidores. Así es como comenzó a publicar sus fotos de años atrás -cuando se la veía delgada, contrastando con las actuales, en las que aumentó unos talles.

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My son was looking through my pictures and he stopped on this one: “I just don’t understand how a person changes so much” “We ALL change. Do you think you look the same as you did a few years ago?” “I don’t know” So off I went and made the kids their own transformation photos. Swipe?? “What do you see?” I asked them. “We’ve changed A LOT” “And you’ll keep on changing. But there’s one thing that never changes: you were a masterpiece then and you’re a masterpiece now.” ————— Repost: I am a masterpiece. I am a masterpiece as a size 4. I am a masterpiece as a size 18. I am a masterpiece because of who I am, not in spite of it. And while it took me 2 decades to make this realization, it wasn’t my body that had to change, it was my mind. The truth is: it never really was about my body...it was my desire to be loved and accepted by everyone. . Our bodies are ever changing, as you can see from my own body changes in the last 10 years. And you know what? My body WILL change again. I’ve learned that fixating my worth on controlling my body to stay constant with society’s expectations when it is meant to fluctuate with every season in MY life is a ridiculous waste of energy. Because at the end of the day: I am still the same person no matter what my pants say on the tag, how many rolls, dimples or wrinkles I have, or even how able my body is. . It’s important to note that I am not happier now BECAUSE I am a bigger size, I am filled with joy because I have made peace with this body no matter what size, shape or condition it is, now or in the future. . And I live my life now with a softness, kindness and light that shows people who I am even before they see me or what I do. I live my life on an assignment to bring this same awakening and newness to others instead of living to please the doubters. . I invite you to see yourself the way I see you: as a masterpiece. If you’ll join in, could you comment “I am a masterpiece” below?! Just do you babes! Xoxo Allie

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"Después de pasar 15 años tratando de lograr la foto perfecta del 'antes y después', me di cuenta que estoy más viva en este momento, siendo mucho más gorda de lo que era", explicó Allison.

Con mensajes como "las libras van y vienen. Los minutos no", esta madre empezó a dejar en claro que la felicidad no corresponde a cuántos kilos uno tenga, inspirando a sus más de 186,000 seguidores.

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If you knew me between 2005-2015, allow me to reintroduce myself. Because I hardly recognize the person that I used to be. The priorities I had, the choices I made, the time I spent (aka wasted) on things that were never worth my time in the first place, the opportunites I missed, the relationships I squashed, the faith I didn't have. I used to daydream about the day that I would have the perfect body and how it would feel to look in the mirror and love everything that I saw, and what it would be like to feel good in everything I wore, and how much happier I would be living in a body that was perfect. The crazy thing about it all, was that when I was a size 2/4, I NEVER felt that way because I was constantly in fear that I would lose the body that I had worked so hard on, and therefore any happiness and joy and freedom that I thought would come with the territory of being thin was not there. Because I was looking for happiness on the outside. I was looking for joy in a conditional space, in a body that would constantly change because THAT'S WHAT BODIES DO. I was looking for belonging in a society that told me everything about myself needed to be fixed. So I'd like to reintroduce myself. 10 years later. 10 sizes bigger. 100x happier. Because my joy is not in my ever changing physical condition. My happiness is not built on whether or not someone will accept me. My body can do hard things, harder things than I ever imagined it could. My mind can overcome all doubt. My soul can have faith when there should be none. And now I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and love everything that I see, and how it feels to feel good in everything I wear, and how happy I am living in a body that is perfect FOR ME. It is my mission to bring the light of this same feeling to as many people as possible, and create an environment where it becomes the only option to feel this way for our next generations. Just do you babe. It's time for your comeback in a way you never really imaged. It's time to reintroduce yourself..as you. xoxo Allie

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Un día hasta su hija la trató de gorda. Su respuesta se volvió viral.

Hija: "Dije que estabas gorda, mamá. Lo siento".

Kimmey: "Hablemos de ello. La verdad es que no soy gorda. Nadie es gorda. No es algo que PUEDES SER. Pero sí TENGO grasa. TODOS tenemos grasa. Protege nuestros músculos y huesos y mantiene nuestro cuerpo proporcionándonos energía".

"En ese momento, sabía que era importante para mí reasignar un nuevo significado a esta palabra que había ocupado la mayor parte de mi vida. No quería que mi hija creciera pensando que era malo", explicó Allison.

Hasta su propio esposo cambio de perspectiva. "Nunca te lo dije, pero tú también me has inspirado para sentirme cómodo en mi cuerpo", le confesó.

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