Make It Count

I’m feeling fat and I blame Instagram… I think.

Comments (14)
  1. Carly Gordon says:

    you look stunning – glad to see you are embracing a good mind set! Social media can be so destructive to ones confidence

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks, Carly! I appreciate it x

  2. Jessica says:

    Love this, especially your action plan. Throw out the clothes with bad vibes- “Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!” ha- perf! The comparison that happens on social media is insane. You really need to be super aware of the web you can get tangled in if you aren’t careful these days.

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks, Jessica! Haha, thanks. I met with a stylist earlier this year and she helped give me a wake up call regarding the number of really average clothes I was hanging onto… so much wasted money, argh!

  3. Melinda says:

    Ha ha, enjoyed this! I thought this would be a post on how all the delicious food on instagram had led to a greater intake of calories, but I was probably reflecting on my own insta-journey 😉 I wrote a post about Instagram and how my life was messy compared to the beauty and clean lines shown on other accounts… As long as we’re healthy and happy, we’re beautiful! Rock that photoshoot! (ps, you can get some realism over on my insta account- noteworthy is that one about being in my active wear and not actually doing anything active @unitedstatesofmama)

    1. Kat says:

      How funny – I didn’t even think about it being misinterpreted when I wrote the name, but that makes perfect sense now! And yes, I actually stopped following food accounts a while back as that was causing its own issues! Will definitely give you an IG follow for some Instafreshness 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  4. Jean says:

    This is what I love about INstagram stories. You can now see how boring and plain some people are despite having a beautifully curated account.

    Enjoy the photoshoot!

    1. Kat says:

      That’s a very good point! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. Kristin says:

    OMG, YES! I’ve deleted my Instagram app several times. I start comparing myself to other users, or even feeling guilty for not posting daily and sticking to the “Instagram status quo.” We are each beautiful and unique in our own way and this message is so important. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

    1. Kat says:

      Haha I did the same with Facebook after spending way too much time obsessing over the success of all of my friends (and therefore how badly I was “failing at life”)! Always manages to pull us back, though! But yes, I think the key is for us to get good with ourselves so social media can’t get under our skin anymore. 🙂 Thanks for commenting x

  6. Ms Jelena says:

    I think our relationship with ourselves, our body included, is the most important relationship in our life, and yet we ignore it so often.

    I’ve learnt to love me for who I am, including my flaws – they make me, me 🙂 being confident in my body for me now comes from my head and heart, rather than how I am compared to someone else.

    Agree with fake it til youm completely, and yes, if the clothes are giving you bad vibes, ditch them!

    Xx

    1. Kat says:

      Completely agree – it tends to be down the bottom of the priority list!

      So glad to hear (read) that you’ve found that love for yourself – I have good days and bad days, but I’ve certainly come a long way since my teenage years. 🙂

      Thanks for the comment xx

  7. Sammy says:

    I hate when I have those hating on the owrld / yourself days and the last thing you want to do is be in front of a camera.

    Things that help me:
    1. Fake tan – This instantly makes me feels a couple of kgs slimmer ( silly but it does the job )
    2. Getting organised – I spend an hour or so preparing my outfit the night before the shoot. This allows me to make any needed changes.
    3. Go to bed early – Once I’m organised and feel comfortable with my outfit/s, a good night sleep does the world for my confidence the next day. Nothing worst than waking up looking like you have only had a couple hours sleep.
    3. Practice in the mirror what stances do and don’t work. Doing this helped my confidence, the photo-shoot will run smoothly and quickly and in turn I will hopefully love most photos.

    Regards Sammy Unzipped Fashion Source

    1. Kat says:

      Love the advice, thank you! And yes, fake tan is my long time secret weapon – especially being born with Casper pale skin! 😉 Definitely need to start doing night-before outfit prep more regularly – it’s ridiculous how I keep wearing the same boring outfits every day despite having an awesome wardrobe. Appreciate the comment! xx

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