‘I’ve lost fascination with my body’: Louise Thompson declares she doesn’t need to upload ‘super lean’ images to prove she’s ‘worthy’ as she shares bikini-clad snaps from Maldives trip
Louise Thompson has declared she doesn’t need to upload ‘super lean’ snaps to prove she’s ‘worthy, strong or successful’ in a powerful Instagram post on Sunday.
Alongside a series of bikini-clad images from her recent Maldives getaway, the Made In Chelsea star insisted she’s ‘lost fascination with women’s bodies including my own’ since she’s turned 30.
The fitness enthusiast claimed that while she still cares ‘immensely’ about her health, she wants to lead her life without ‘external validation’ and doesn’t need to ‘parade her strength around in every photo’.
Candid: Louise Thompson has declared she doesn’t need to upload ‘super lean’ snaps to prove she’s ‘worthy, strong or successful’ in a powerful Instagram post on Sunday
The media personality wrote: ‘Tense Tense Tense. Back in the day every single holiday shot used to be bikini + abs. As I’ve got older I realise I’m slightly less inclined to post photos with flesh out.’
Admitting her switch was a ‘natural transition’, the reality star continued: ‘Something I didn’t give a lot of thought to. I just post things that I like.
‘Before I would post things that other people liked and that happened to be me with my bod out. In fact that was the ONLY thing people wanted to see for about 3 years.’
The blonde went on to discuss prioritising her health ever since she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune condition that affects the colon.
‘It was a natural transition’: Alongside a series of bikini-clad images from her recent Maldives trip, the MIC star, 30, insisted she’s ‘lost fascination with women’s bodies including my own’
‘I don’t need to parade it around in every photo’: The fitness enthusiast claimed that while she still cares ‘immensely’ about her health, she wants to lead her life without ‘external validation’
Louise elaborated: ‘Pretty glad that I’ve moved away from caring so much about what others think. Since I turned 30 I seem to have lost my fascination with women’s bodies including my own.
‘Don’t get me wrong I care immensely about health + strength + fitness (especially since dealing with my ulcerative colitis) but I don’t feel I need to prove anything to the world anymore.
‘I don’t need external validation and I don’t believe I need to post photos looking super lean with a trim waste all the time to prove that I’m worthy, strong, successful, happy etc.
‘I am comfortable in the knowledge that I am those things in my own right but also that confidence comes from within, not from the big bad world of outsiders opinions.’
WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?
WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?
Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition, where the colon (the bowel) and rectum become inflamed. It affects around one in every 420 people living in the UK.
Small ulcers can develop on the colon’s lining, and can bleed and produce pus.
Symptoms include recurring diarrhoea, which may contain blood, mucus or pus, abdominal pain and needing 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 condition which means the immune system – the body’s defence against infection – goes wrong and attacks healthy tissue.
The most popular theory is that the immune system mistakes harmless bacteria inside the colon for a threat and attacks the tissues of the colon, causing it to become inflamed.
Exactly what causes the immune system to behave in this way is unclear. Most experts think it’s a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
(Information via NHS)
Putting the days of chilly photoshoots behind her, the TV star ended her post by stating: ‘I know I am still super strong because I feel it, but I don’t need to parade it around in every photo.
‘Phew, Thank god I don’t have to shoot in skimpy clothes and bodycon dresses in the middle of Winter anymore. Relieved to have put those days to bed a while ago.
‘Now I can post fun things I like to wear, long embellished dresses, jumpers, pjs, jewellery, skincare products, things I like to eat, things i’ve made, flower arrangements, home decor, cool locations etc. I much prefer being human.
‘Ps. the truth is sometimes i’m flat, round, soft and doughy (like different types of breads I like) so i don’t really want to pretend my bod is always tight like a tiger. ��
‘Thank God I don’t have to shoot in skimpy clothes in the middle of winter anymore’: The TV star expressed her relief at putting the days of chilly photoshoots behind her
‘Pps. I am keen to explore more around the psychology behind liking a picture that has human flesh in it. Anyone got a good place to start? Any reading material? Is the behaviour innate or is it learnt? What is our fascination with a set of lines? L x.’ (sic)
In the romance department, the influencer admitted she’s ‘working on her relationship’ with fiancé Ryan Libbey and they still haven’t made plans for their wedding following their two-year engagement.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the blonde said being in isolation with the hunk hasn’t been easy and they’ve agreed to ‘try harder and make the effort to appreciate each other’.
Louise explained: ‘At the beginning it wasn’t that easy but we’ve had to make a really conscious effort to make some changes.
‘We are actively working on our relationship now. For the first couple of years in a relationship you’re still in that love phase, there are still new things to experience.
‘We’ve been together for four and a half years now and you do go through phases. You have to try a bit harder and make the effort to appreciate each other.
‘We are communicating more and having chats about what each other wants, so now we have set some boundaries.’
The pair had booked to marry at London’s Kew Gardens in December 2019 but cancelled their plans.
Working on it: In the romance department, the influencer admitted she’s ‘working on her relationship’ with fiancé Ryan Libbey and they still haven’t made plans for their wedding
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