Today after work I came to the gym for my routine workout. When I started with warming up, there were these two girls, busy in the weight lift section. Then I did my workout for 45 mins in the same area. From time to time these two took pictures of themselves with me or other people at the background. They took pics in front of the mirror where the barbels were stored, on the treadmills and in the boxing section where the mirror was big. If I could I tried to stay out of their frame as I didn’t want me to be on their pic which they’d probably post on social media.
Afterwards when I proceeded my training with cardio, these two began taking selfies or wefies. They went on about 30 minutes. After I finished my cardio session, they were still busy. Their obsession in making the perfect selfie intrigued me. They were good-looking girls with idem good body. It was fascinating to see their quest for the perfect pose. I bit on my teeth, holding myself not to comment on them and thankfully I succeeded doing so.
Does this cause by internet, the urge to present the perfect image of yourself? Or does internet only facilitate it? It just emphasizes who some people are. Nowadays it is quite normal to see women training with full make up, impeccable nails and hair. I am still indecisive about this though, as I only wear moisturizer and shape my brows properly before hitting the gym.
About the two girls in the gym, I don’t judge them. I find them interesting because I can’t understand their urge in finding the perfect selfie. Watching them taking endless pictures of themselves was quite entertaining and funny. It made me smile. At the end I wondered how many pics did they have to take in order to find the perfect one? And would they delete the not approved ones?
Further readings about gym selfies, help yourself:
- Here’s how your gym selfies and exercise bragging posts on social media are affecting your friends
- This Gym Introduced a ‘Selfie Room‘—and the Internet Is Not Having It
- Christchurch gym creates dedicated ‘selfie room‘