Appreciating one’s body boosts an individual’s confidence. Good attitude and personality twiddle along, together with amazing creativity. You have a great looking summer body, is a compliment hoped for, to be received from onlookers. And what better way of having that compliment tossed to you heavily, than by taking a post-workout photo, then post it on social media?
It is an excellent aspect, to praise oneself about their achievements, such as setting an exercising goal and accomplishing it. Pride follows, and the moment is captured for future reference, in form of a selfie or genuine photo, ensuring exercising progress. Such a moment also deserves a celebratory dance, once the selfie is captured under excellent lighting, striking from a right angle. However, fate strikes when one has a hundred and forty more pushups to go. It could be in a middle of a workout, then a feeling of wanting to take a sweaty selfie with muscles pumped up, kicks in. The struggle is real, but, but, one is left with an option of dialing it down a notch, and checking off remaining exercises.
I am against individuals who exercise for two-minutes and spend the next sixteen trying to take an awesome selfie. Ten years and I still don’t get it? Is that all they came to do at the fitness center? Why the bloody haven didn’t they stay at home and do it from there? Okay, can they at least get their butts off the machine so that I use it? Are they showing off latest fancy athletic wear? Does anyone actually care? And a quick reminder, mirrors in fitness centers are to ensure proper form and format of a performed exercise. Don’t take I wrong. You can always take a workout selfie in a middle of a workout. Times when I do it, it’s quick and rough, during resting periods. However, this rarely happens since I often don’t have a phone with I when exercising.
I at times take post workout selfies, showing off a drenched body, dripping with evidence of satisfaction. It is a spectacular feeling, brightening up a shady day. I used to do it in the bathroom, but, but, I had to end the practice. This was because most fitness centers are equipped with lockers. Can you imagine capturing a selfie with a nude fellow dashing from the showers to their locker?
A selfie taken at one’s full potential, say during or after a workout, is an inspirational source of motivation, when one feels more of a complete coach potato. It is such motivational selfies I look forward to. Furthermore, I prefer a randomly taken selfie than one properly posed for. Care should be taken when taking a selfie, to avoid injury or serious bodily harm. Selfies taken at a heightened hike peak or cliff are cool, but, but, extreme care must be taken.
Out of curiosity, is a photo taken by another but only composed of a single individual considered a selfie? Or the lines are blurry? Does it actually matter? Let us keep taking those selfies, but, but, without distracting others, to avoid getting punched in the neck.