Bloggers sharing confessions about not being perfect.
10 confessions that make us not perfect. And the ways that we are.
1. Don’t make the bed.
Both of us never make our beds, besides after putting new sheets on.
2. We don’t always eat our veggies.
It happens. Not often. We have been known to go through almost the whole day without eating one single one. One reason we don’t always show what we ate that much anymore, as we know people would judge us for not eating our veggies.
3. Always have typos in our writing.
Our minds are always thinking of a million things to do from business projects, deadlines, running a business, keeping up with house work, etc…sometimes later on we realize, or someone let’s us know, we had a typo.
4. Shy girls yet we blog about our life — the good, the bad, and the ugly.
We fall under the category of lifestyle bloggers, which is weird when we think about it as we are private girls in nature. Yet we come here every day on the blog and type (and make videos) for the world to see our daily life and struggles. We share things here that even our family is learning for the first time, like hearing about some of our eating disorders. We shared it first here — for the whole world to judge.
Interesting right? We like to do our own thing, keep to ourselves, yet feel perfectly comfortable getting on camera sweating it out, showing our faces without makeup and crying on camera in front of the whole world.
5. Sometimes we ask for help financially from our parents.
Being online personal trainers (a very competitive business) is not the highest paying job nor is selling $6 cookbooks. This is not our proudest moment. We know we will get judged, but this is the truth. Money is tight…very tight, even though it may not look it.
6. We do not always brush our teeth in the morning.
Gasp. Not even after coffee?? Yeah, we know, gross.
7. We do not always warm-up before filming our workouts.
We just get so excited to workout that we just do it. And sometimes we have no time to warm-up just need to film the workout video and move on to another project.
8. Fall into the comparison trap.
Social media makes it so easy to compare. Why did they get more likes? Why did she get that offer? She takes better photos. That blog gets a lot of comments and we don’t.
9. Majority of our photos are taken off our iphones.
We have a nice DSLR camera and photoshop for editing, but we do not take the time to learn them. We know how to do a few things and that’s it. One day we will learn. Maybe. For now we like using our phone apps to “edit” a picture real quick.
10. We show our flaws.
Majority of people only show their “best” side on their social media platforms. Sure we try to always show the best picture of our abs or meals. But sometimes it is what it is. We show our skin with a big pimple on it. We show red patches on our legs. We show not so glamorous or magazine worthy pictures. We show all sides of us being purely us.
We are not perfect. We are real girls just trying to be happy and fit in this ever changing, judgmental world.
We want to inspire people to live their best lives, and sometimes we realize we might be “showing” others that things are always perfect. Please remember whoever you follow on facebook or instagram, us included, they get to choose what they show. Many people use professional photos where things have been tucked, covered or lifted. And they have the right. Everyone has the freedom to do what they want. Just remember they are people and have issues, just like the rest of us.
So next time you hear yourself saying, “Her life is perfect, wish mine was” stop and remember you are perfect.
You are YOU. Why would you want to be someone else? You are ENOUGH!!
The way we are perfect?
Is we accept all of these confessions. They make us who we are. They make us work harder. To be better. To keep hope. Realize we are lovable not weak. They make us who we are: silly, honest, passionate, trusting, curious, hard working, creative, stubborn, fun-loving, carefree, crazy twin sisters.
Thank you for accepting us as us.
What is your confession? Do fall into the comparison trap?
How do you stay positive? How do you deal with social media envy?
How do you define perfect?
Lori and Michelle
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