In the world of hour glass figures and belfries, this Instagrammer is trying to break the trend by showing people the reality. Yes! Not everything you see on Instagram is real and that includes perfect bodies and big booties too. 20-year-old Finish health blogger Sara Puhto wants you to think a bit before being taken in by the trends that are all over Instagram and Facebook. They include hour-glass waist line, notoriously big rounds butts, spotless and hairless bodies, among others and are usually aggravated by celebrities who pose as fashion icons recreating this narrow definition of what’s ‘normal’.
In a series of pictures, the body positive health blogger shares how angles and tummy tucks can affect pictures. In every picture, one can see a drastic change in her body, making it quite difficult to believe that the pictures were clicked at the same time.
With captions and cool hashtags like #progressnotperfection, #selflove and #youareyou, Sara is leaving a great message for the world that the current narrow definitions of the body need to change and we must thrive for progress, not perfection.
Check out her pictures:
here’s nothing wrong with posting a good photo of your booty, you should post it if you feel like it! Just remember that when you’re scrolling through social media and see all the posed bums that you too have a great bum and that nobody looks like that 24/7. It seems like big butts are the thing that so many people want currently. But remember that you don’t need a big booty to be beautiful. All butts are good butts.
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.
We all have fat, especially on our tummies and it’s completely normal. And that fat does not make you worth any less as a person! Nobody has abs or a flat tummy 24/7 when they sit down. Don’t let this idea ruin your time because it’s completely normal! If you want to wear a bikini, then wear it cause life’s too short not to wear what you want!! You look amazing so wear it with confidence and you’ll radiate beauty!
I realised that I actually don’t care because I shouldn’t feel the need to post a photo to get validation on how hard I’ve worked, it’s this weird mindset I got from having a fitness account and getting comments on photos, where people would judge my progress. I got weirdly obsessed with wanting to please everyone and have no one say anything negative. But it doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked out for, or how much muscle you’ve gained or fat you’ve lost.
You don’t look as “bad” as you tell yourself you do! You are your own worst critic, just remember that! Try and practice being kind to yourself, even on days you feel your absolute worst, trust me, it helps so much! Before I started loving my body I would’ve looked at the right photo and deleted it instantly and thought that I’ll never have a “nice body” because of 1 photo, but now I look at it and appreciate how far I’ve come with self love and knowing that having a tummy that’s not flat is completely normal, nobody sucks in and poses their tummy in all the time! I know I say these things a lot but I feel like it helps me and some of you to constantly reassure that we’re all in this together *sings hsm song* and that we got this! We’re all beautiful in our own way! We all have different bodies and we all have bad days, but even on your down days you have to remember that you are absolutely gorgeous and you are worthy. Don’t be too harsh on yourself, you’re doing your best and you’re doing amazing! And you should be so proud of yourself.
You go, girl!
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