A conscious walk with conscious self-love: With this training, runners consciously promote themselves. We reveal where the advantages and dangers lie.
A hashtag called #hotgirlwalk currently has over 153 million views on Tiktok. Behind is the inventor Mia Lind (aka @exactlyliketheothergirls) who, like many others, went for a walk every day during the lockdown. Over time, the 22-year-old developed a special version of her outdoor commute. She shared the details about Tiktok in 2021, and lo and behold, over a year later, it’s a global phenomenon.
What is the Hot Girls Walk all about? According to Mia Lind, the rules are very simple: the walk must take place outdoors and have a minimum length of six kilometers. During the walk, listen to a motivational playlist and focus your brain on three things:
think about what you are grateful are.
to think your goals and about how you will feel after reaching the goals.
think like hot, beautiful and sexy you are.
Mia hit the nail on the head with her trend: the official The Hot Girl Walk playlist she created on Spotify already has 90,000 followers and every day fans upload their own walks like Tiktoks.
It’s not about losing weight
There are no physical goals that you need to achieve by the end of the Hot Girl Walk: the only goal is to increase your self-confidence and motivation. “A lot of people think that the Hot Girl Walk is about losing weight, but that’s not true. The biggest changes are the ones that start on the inside,” explains Mia Lind of the walk.
However, he still shows before and after photos on his profile, which prove how much weight he has lost through the walks. She also calls on other users to share trailers and videos, talk about goals they’ve achieved, or share cute walking outfits.
Criticisms of the self-portrait are loud
So much happiness filmed does not inspire everyone. Toxic positivity (i.e. forced positivity) can be the antithesis of wellness for some. Because maybe you just want to cry while walking and listening to a sad song?
toxic positivity it’s an extreme that literally forces people to think positively and virtually forbids the expression of negative feelings, true to the motto “Good Vibes Only.”
The call to dress well for walks can also create a lot of pressure. Kate Glavan, also a Tiktokerin, advocates for the Fugly Hag walk. You put on something you have in your closet and you hear exactly the sound that reflects your mood that day.
Speaking to the online magazine Bustle, Glavan says that while she initially understood the benefits of the Hot Girl Walk, the “polished, repetitively the same videos” of other people posting the same routine during their walk are of no use to her or him. . others.
“I have a problem with the way some people flaunt self-care: It often makes wellness seem like it’s only for skinny white girls wearing nice yoga outfits and drinking expensive green juice,” she says.
Perfect style or not, Mia and Kate agree on one thing: walking and exercise are good for your health. Whether you film yourself or not is entirely up to you.