I saw this headline the other day, “Stars and their Trainers.” It made me think of a certain video I did a few years ago called The Photoshop Effect. It has over 12 million views which tells me, its shocking and people share it.
The reason this article about celebrities and the workouts that they do jogged my memory is because the article is basically useless. Sure celebrities may do these moves with their trainers, but what the reader forgets is that when they see this star in a glossy magazine, their image has been photoshopped and edited.
Yes, you can do the same workout as Jessica Biel as part of your New Years Resolution kick, but depending on your diet, your genetics and overall weight, the moves are not going to sculpt any identical body parts. No matter how hard you work at the gym, you will NEVER look like the actresses in the magazines because they do not look like that. The articles try to get you to believe this. It bothers me. Sometimes the trainer hasn’t even seen this client in years!
The part that stinks for normal people is that these images have created a norm and an expectation. This is why I believe I get so many fat comments on YouTube videos. That and trolls. Lots of trolls.
I do not trust these magazines. I do not trust the images the show. I do not trust the workouts the tell me celebrities complete 2 hours a day. I also do not trust the diet lies they spread. Yes, I’m sure Blake Lively loves Sprinkles cupcakes, but US Weekly acts like she eats 2 of them a day. Some people read that a model eats cake and champagne before a shoot while snickering that they must be lying. Chances are they are telling the truth, their pictures just get doctored to look like that are leaner. Sometimes celebrities lie about how much they eat to appear healthy. Either way, I never trust what I read or see. It kind of upsets me.
On the opposite hand, I wonder if the internet has exacerbated my trust issues. I cannot seem to let anyone cut my hair these days without the approval of Yelp. Same goes for touching my car or even just ordering dinner! Yes, I’ve gotten pretty bad. I guess when you get burned by a mechanic for $4K or receive orange highlights, you tend to think twice before trusting just anyone.
Do you have trust issues when it comes to what you read online and in magazines? Do you trust magazine workouts?