This video focuses on the unattainable goal in body image – as well as the unrealistic qualities and frustration that occurs within that same realm that is hardly discussed in advertising.
Fitness Industries in particular constantly throw this idea out there of what a good body looks like as a way to ‘inspire’ those of us working towards to unattainable goal, but they only show bodies that are truly unattainable.
Maybe those bodies are photoshopped, maybe those people are genetically gifted. Maybe working out 6 times a week and eating the right things aren’t enough. Maybe we can never aspire to actually be those people on instagram.
Even when someone does choose to compete in body building shows, they can actually only have that body for a max of one to two weeks.. followed by a spiral of depression because it seems it’s fading away fast.
This video shows a growing amount of frustration, giving up, and dreadful emotions that we feel daily. The perfect body is almost as attainable as massively distorted images in ourselves. Just as we can not create the perfect body in photoshop (always something more we can do to make it better), we can not replicate those ideals in real life.
The second half of this video hones in on more of frustration but also comparison. It switches back and forth often to show this back and forth flux of emotions. Somedays we wake up feeling like we could conquer the world and we are happy with ourselves, somedays we literally tear every part of us to the ground. That’s important… as well as super frustrating.
We are never shown how images are replicated, reproduced, and manipulated. I think that’s important to see as well.
Frustration. Anger. Unachievable. You are beautiful and good enough for just trying. You are good enough for just treating your body right.