Posts tagged ‘selfie’

March 28, 2014

BUT FIRST, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE!

#bikiniselfie

#bikiniselfie

 

 

#SELFIE

Recognized at 2013’s year of the word caught on from the President to the Pope. Anyone and everyone takes selfie’s of their life. In case you have been living under a rock or not into social media this is Wikipedia’s definition of selfie:

The President taking a selfie

The President taking a selfie

 

“A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digitalcamera or cameraphone. Selfies are often associated with socialnetworking, like Instagram. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus. Selfies taken that involve multiple people are known as “group selfies” or “ussies”.”

The Pope and his peeps taking a selfie

The Pope and his peeps taking a selfie

No kidding, I was training a client the other day and I was talking about taking a selfie and she said “A what?” I looked at her like she was an alien. She was serious. She had never heard of the word selfie! And I am 10 years older than her. Blew my mind! I thought everyone knew. Even my 7 year old niece knew what a selfie was!

With my niece #valenciafilter

With my niece #valenciafilter

 

Now that you are caught up to speed on what a selfie is, you might need to read this too. In case you need instructions on how to take a selfie: http://m.wikihow.com/Take-Good-Selfies

There are so many types of selfie’s you can take. Some of the most common ones you see are:

1. Gym selfie: Yep, we all do it. We check ourselves out when no one is looking and sometimes we get caught doing it. When we make progress, we want to show everyone. It’s like saying “Check me out! How many likes will this get me?”

#abcheck

#abcheck

2. Shameless business plug: C’mon, we all do it. We promote more than our personal business, we plug our own businesses in hopes to make some more money. Does it work? What do you think? http://www.CelebritySkinnyWraps.com 😉

#celebrityskinnywraps

#celebrityskinnywraps

3. Damn I look good selfie: It date night or perhaps you are going out with the girls. The hair, the make up, the jewelry, and the hot little number you are wearing. Yep, I look good and I am taking a selfie you say to yourself. Just like my pic so it strokes my ego. Enough said!

 

#datenight

#datenight

4. The “See I don’t always look hot” selfie: We want the world to know that you can be real, right? The “I can be real and show you that I don’t always look good selfie” Well, maybe not…

#gettingmyhairdid

#gettingmyhairdid

5. Make up done/hair did selfie: So your hair is perfect and your make up is caked on, time to take a selfie. Clown face is in effect and I am channeling my inner diva for this mirror selfie.

 

#makeupcheck

#makeupcheck

6. Look what I am drinking/eating selfie: Do we really care what you are eating or drinking? I guess for some who really want tips on eating healthy it works. I know in my business as a fitness trainer it is. I do post images of food and products but they hardly get any likes or feedback but when I post my face eating or drinking it, the likes start flowing.

#veganelixir #juiceme

#veganelixir #juiceme

 

And l leave you with this #SELFIE song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdemFfbS5H0

We all do it and we are all guilty of taking selfie’s to show the world about our life. Whether they are good, bad, or ugly, just be careful what you put out there, because it is out there in cyberland for good!

All this selfie talk, I think I’m going to take a selfie…

#selfieblog

#selfieblog

Marzia

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January 3, 2014

A BIKINI SELFIE A DAY…

Me over Christmas holiday at the beach. (Taking selfie's in the bathroom of course!)

Me over Christmas holiday at the beach. (Taking selfie’s in the bathroom of course!)

Keeps your fitness progress on display. Yep. I said it. Taking regular daily selfie’s in a bikini can help you improve your fitness physique.

Selfie. I am sure you have heard by now that the Oxford Dictionary proclaimed it a real word this year. It originated in 2002 in an Australian chat room. Fast forward to 2013 and it is has mainstream by storm. Even my mother-in-law who is in her late sixties just text me and my husband her first selfie last night to us. Everyone young and old who can take a picture with their smart phone is jumping on board of “look at me!”

My mother-in-law text her first selfie to me last night!

My mother-in-law text her first selfie to me last night!

We all love to take a good selfie of what we are currently doing, but snapping pictures of your body in a bikini or a sports bra/shorts helps you access your fitness physique. There is nothing wrong with taking selfie’s to check your progress. When I put the hard work in my training and nutrition, guess what? I am showing off my hard work. Plain and simple. It’s not a brag. It is a look at my hard work and results. It’s a “I can’t believe I am 39 and I look like this selfie.” I run a health and fitness blog. I try to motivate others. So by posting a selfie in nearly nothing, it keeps me on my toes.

As a fitness professional, I seek out many ways to stay motivated too. By snapping selfie’s and posting for the world to see, it is one way that helps me stay focused. Even surfing the net for other people’s selfie keep me motivated too. Some people say it is too much and it is lame or self centered that we fitness people post workout and bikini selfie’s. Ok, for some people it is. I can look at their selfie and laugh my butt off. But, I am here to tell you that in my case, I am here to post selfie’s and you are my accountability partner. The social media world.

Me at the gym showing you my progress on Instagram.

Me at the gym showing you my progress on Instagram.

So, I encourage you as one way to stay accountable to your own health progress. Take selfie’s. Post them when you are comfortable with yourself. Post when you are proud. Post when you hit a milestone. There is nothing wrong with that. No judgment from the Healthy Housewives. I say that we have a Healthy Housewives selfie day. We should take a selfie and hashtag #HHselfie. Post how proud you are of your health accomplishments! We here at the Healthy Housewives community want to hear from you via social media! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

There is nothing wrong with a healthy selfie!

Marzia