Louise Thompson said she didn’t need to upload ‘super skinny’ snaps to prove she was ‘fit, strong or successful’ in a powerful Instagram post on Sunday.
Along with a series of bikini pictures from her recent getaway to the Maldives, the Made In Chelsea star insisted she ‘had lost her fascination with female bodies, including mine’ since ‘she was 30 years old.
The fitness enthusiast claimed that while she still cares’ a great deal ‘about her health, she wants to lead her life without’ external validation ‘and doesn’t need to’ show her strength in every photo. ”.
Candid: Louise Thompson said she didn’t need to upload ‘super skinny’ snaps to prove she is ‘fit, strong or successful’ in a powerful Instagram post on Sunday
The media personality wrote: “Tense Tense Tense. Back then, every vacation photo was a bikini + abs. As I get older, I realize that I am a little less inclined to post pictures with the body.
Admitting her change was a ‘natural transition’, the reality TV star continued, ‘One thing I haven’t given much thought to. I just post things that I like.
“ I used to post things other people liked and that was me without my body. In fact, it was the ONLY thing people wanted to see for about 3 years.
The blonde went on to discuss prioritizing her health since being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the colon.
‘It was a natural transition’: Beside a series of bikini images from her recent trip to the Maldives, the MIC star, 30, insisted she ‘had lost her fascination with women’s bodies, including mine ”
‘I don’t need to show it in every photo’: fitness enthusiast claimed that while she still cares ‘a lot’ about her health, she wants to lead her life without ‘external validation’ ‘
Louise explained, “ I’m pretty happy that I stepped away from what other people think. Since I was 30, I seem to have lost my fascination with women’s bodies, including my own.
“ Don’t get me wrong, I care a lot about health + strength + fitness (especially since dealing with ulcerative colitis), but I don’t have to prove anything anymore. world.
“ I don’t need external validation and I don’t think I need to post super thin photos with waste all the time to prove I’m worthy, strong, successful, happy etc.
“I feel comfortable knowing that I am these things in my own right, but also that the trust comes from within, not the big world of outsiders’ opinions.
‘I don’t need to prove anything to the world anymore’: blonde continued discussing putting her health first since being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis
WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?
WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?
Ulcerative colitis is a long-term disease where the colon (intestine) and rectum become inflamed. It affects around one in 420 people living in the UK.
Small ulcers can develop on the lining of the colon, bleeding, and producing pus.
Symptoms include recurring diarrhea, which may contain blood, mucus or pus, abdominal pain, and the need to empty your bowels frequently.
People may also experience fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
WHAT CAUSES ULCERATIVE COLITIS?
Ulcerative colitis is thought to be an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system – the body’s defense against infections – goes awry and attacks healthy tissue.
The most popular theory is that the immune system mistakes the harmless bacteria inside the colon for a threat and attacks the tissues of the colon, causing inflammation.
The exact reason why the immune system behaves in this way is not clear. Most experts believe it’s a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
(Information via NHS)
Putting the cold photo op days behind her, the TV star ended her post by stating, ‘I know I’m still super strong because I feel it, but I don’t need to scroll it over. each photo.
“Phew, thank goodness I don’t have to shoot in skimpy clothes and tight dresses in the dead of winter anymore. Relieved to have put those days to bed some time ago.
“ Now I can post fun things that I love to wear, long, ornate dresses, sweaters, pajamas, jewelry, skin care products, things I love to eat, things that I have made, flower arrangements, interior decoration, cool places, etc. I much prefer to be human.
“Ps. the truth is, sometimes I’m flat, round, soft, and mushy (like different types of breads that I like) so I don’t really want to pretend my body is always tight like a tiger.
‘Thank goodness I don’t have to shoot skimpy clothes in the dead of winter anymore’: TV star expressed relief at putting cold photo op days behind her
“Pps. I want to further explore the psychology behind loving an image that has human flesh. Does anyone have a good starting point? Reading material? Is the behavior innate or is it learned? What is our fascination with a set of lines? L x. “(Sic)
In the romance department, the influencer admitted that she was “ working on her relationship ” with fiancé Ryan Libbey and that they still hadn’t planned their wedding after their two-year engagement.
In an exclusive interview with TBEN, the blonde said being isolated with the hunk hasn’t been easy and they’ve agreed to ‘put in more effort and put in the effort to appreciate each other’ ‘.
Louise explained: “ At first it wasn’t that easy but we had to make a really conscious effort to make changes.
“We are actively working on our relationship now. During the first two years of a relationship you are always in this phase of love, there are still new things to go through.
“We’ve been together for four and a half years now and you’re going through phases. You have to try a little harder and make the effort to appreciate yourself.
“We communicate more and discuss what everyone wants, so now we’ve set limits.
The couple had booked to get married at Kew Gardens in London in December 2019, but canceled their plans.
Work on it: In the romance department, the influencer admitted that she was “ working on her relationship ” with fiancé Ryan Libbey and that they still hadn’t planned their wedding.