This is a must read for all those women who have closed Instagram, looked in the mirror and felt utterly worthless. Sara Puhto, a 20-year-old body-positive blogger, has just revealed the titillating secret behind the bountiful booty of your favourite fitness bloggers on Instagram – camera angles.
Instagram has always presented the user with a filtered reality, and Sara is exposing that truth by letting the world know that the social media platform simply doesn’t reflect reality. With two side-by-side images, the inspirational blogger has sent a powerful message to anyone who has closed the app thinking they were unworthy or depressed.
Instagram vs real life 💁🏼🌿 If I saw the photo on the left a year ago I would’ve instantly thought so negatively about my body, that all my hard work from working out was non existent, that if someone looked at me they would’ve never thought I’ve been working out for 2 years and think I wasn’t trying hard enough. But the thing is is that all bodies look different. Nobody’s booty looks round and peachy from all angles. Nobody’s body looks the same from all angles. Don’t eat less or miss out on your favorite meals/drinks or over exercise to “look good for a holiday” or to “look good in bikini photos” because there will always be angles that are “unflattering” that might make you feel bad when you see them. Instead workout and eat healthy because it makes you feel good, not as a punishment. Start loving and accepting your body at all angles with all your “flaws”, instead of trying to fit into societies image of ‘beauty’ because that image isn’t inclusive of all individuals, which is so messed up. Don’t hate yourself just because of bad photos, they do not define you as a person. You look the best when you’re living life to the fullest and happiest. There’s no point in missing out on things and stressing yourself out so much. Life isn’t meant to be a competition on who can look the best and we should normalize not having to “look perfect” all the time because it’s a ridiculous concept. You are perfect the way you are 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #instagramvsreallife #beforeandafter #lawofattraction #bodypositive #bekindtoyourself #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #veganbooty #youareenough #progressnotperfection #bodyimage #vegansofig #girlswhoworkout #selflove #youarebeautiful #veganfitness #loa #fitnessjourney #bopo #bodyacceptance #bodyconfidence #effyourbeautystandards #bepresent #justbe #moderation #balanceddiet #staypositive #thinkpositive
In the eye-opening images, Sara struts her stuff in a pair of “vegan booty” yoga pants. Everything is exactly the same – the girl, outfit, and location. The images were taken just minutes apart, but the two images cannot be more different.
Sucking in vs relaxed ☺️🌿 These photos were taken a minute apart, on the left I’m sucking in my tummy and on the right I’m relaxing it. This is to show you guys that I can appear to be lean but in reality when I relax my tummy, it ain’t as lean as it seems 😬 I used to obsess about being lean and losing fat. Currently I’m not the leanest I’ve been weight wise, I’m actually the heaviest I’ve been in a year, and that’s completely okay because I’m also the strongest I’ve ever been. Both physically and mentally. I now use double the amount of weights than I did before when I was at my leanest weight. I can’t describe how happy, strong and confident I feel now! It no longer bothers me that I have fat on my body because I know that it’s a completely normal thing to have. Our bodies are constantly changing, every day, every hour. So don’t let a bad body image day get you down and make you think you need to crash diet or exercise excessively because that’ll just wear you out. Instead look at your body and know that whatever you’re looking at is perfectly fine! It’s what makes you, you. We are all different, we shouldn’t have to conform to one “ideal” body type. Diversity is beautiful, being unique is beautiful! So love yourself and do what makes you feel happy! Feel confident with your body, whether it’s flexed or when it’s relaxed. No amount of fat loss or muscle gain will make you happy if you’re not comfortable with who you are first. Just know that you are amazing and beautiful no matter what. So look in the mirror at some point today and tell yourself you’re beautiful af and can accomplish anything this week throws at you! 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #lawofattraction #bodypositivity #mondaymotivation #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #dowhatyouwant #progressnotperfection #beforeandafter #bodyimage #flexing #bikinibody #vegan #vegansofig #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #weightlifting #selflove #youarebeautiful #veganfitness #loa #fitnessmotivation #honesty #screwthescale #weightlossjourney #beyou #beconfident #selfconfidence #embraceyourself
Loving yourself is at the heart of this powerful message – true beauty starts with self-love. This isn’t the first time the Finnish blogger has posted side-by-side images like this; she’s shared numerous photos that show reality vs Instagram photos. The powerful message is not meant to tear anyone down, including fitness bloggers who post images like this but to build a foundation of self-love for those who leave Instagram feeling inadequate.
“Don’t hate yourself just because of bad photos, they do not define you as a person”.
Photoshop vs reality 🌿 I wanted to post this because the other day I saw an instagram post by a celebrity who had clearly photoshopped their body to make it look more curvy (the tiles behind them were curved). I’m not gonna name anyone because I don’t want anyone to come at me, but I see tons of people do this. I know people always talk about this and I know there’s nothing I can do to change it. All I want is for people to know not to ever feel bad about their body when looking at someone else. I used to feel this way and always wanted a more curvy waist like you see all over social media now a days. But it’s silly to want that. It takes 30 seconds for me to photoshop this image on the right on a free app, but it can take someone a lifetime hating their body and wishing they had what all these photoshopped bodies look like. Please don’t wish you had someone else’s body. Love the body YOU have because there’s nothing wrong with it. There’s no point in wasting time wanting to look like someone else because the reality is that everyone is different and you will never have the same body as someone else. Start embracing everything you used to feel bad about. The beauty industry strives off our insecurities, and only shows so few body types, please don’t let this make you hate yourself. Because being you and having confidence is what makes you beautiful, not what some beauty magazine portrays as beautiful. I hope you all have an absolutely amazing day, you deserve it! 🌴☀️ PS: excuse the clothing choice, I was feeling cute while trying on bikini bottoms while packing 😂 —————————————— . . . #photoshop #lawofattraction #bodypositivity #bodyshape #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #bootybuilding #beautytips #beautyaddict #progressnotperfection #bodyimage #sweatwithkayla #bikinibody #vegansofig #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #weightlifting #selflove #youarebeautiful #fitnessmotivation #screwthescale #weightlossjourney #beyou #beconfident #selfconfidence #embraceyourself #manifest #flaws #confidence
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