Belly love is in, people! Haven’t you heard? Fitnessblogger Sara Puhto who gained a following for sharing before and after photos of her workoutjourneyto debunk Instagram body myths posted a decide ofphotos to highlight how her body changes when she fees. The body-positive bloggerwants more people to not only stop setting goals based on the perfect Instagram bodies theymight see, but to also embrace how their bodies seem after feeing, andin general.
Puhto posted a before and after photo paired with a message about how she used to obsess over her weight, especially after she ate. Her caption reads, in part,
I’d look at my potbelly after snacks and was convinced that no one else seems this different after one meal and assumed people have flat bellies all the time. But the truth is is that nobody does, everyone looks different after meals.
I am flexing as hard as I can in both photos, the first one was taken when I woke up, and the second is after a dinner and a lot of water. I decided to weigh myself in both photos because I now know that your weight fluctuates constantly throughout the day and wanted to show you guys that weight does not matter !!
Shealso has advice for people whofocus on their weight with unhealthy motives and gave recommendations for how to fall into a fitness routine that works for your body and your self-image.
Please don’t set all your happiness into what a scale tells you. Don’t let that define how you view yourself. Because your weight does not define you. If person weighs less than you that doesn’t mean they’re a better person.
So instead of having a goal weight or needing to lose X quantity of weight to feel happy, tell yourself that you are fine the way you are !! Don’t crash diet and over exercising to get to a certain weight, instead find something you love doing and do it because you want to , not because you feel like you have to!
And it’s not just bellies that Puhto believes we don’t depict enough love for. She also shared two photos of her butt taken from different slants, and what her thought process used to be about howher body should look in a bathing suit.
I still sometimes get a slight pang of sadness and resentment when I ensure all the big beautiful hoboes on Instagram and wish I could magically have what they have.
Because sometimes I feel like all my booty gains are gone when I take photos where it appears smaller, but then I remember that I shouldn’t compare my body to theirs.
Her photos genuinely demonstrate the difference between our true beauty and what we as beautiful. Here are a few more myths she wants to debunk about our bodies 😛 TAGEND
Having an extra pouch when you sit down is normal.
You don’t have to dress for your body kind. Just wear what you want.
Period bloat is a thing, it’s normal, and it doesn’t construct you any less gorgeous.
Women often have their bodies ridiculed and shamedwhen they don’t fit certain standards. Some people have even rejected Instagram fitness culture because of the inaccurate representations of what it means to be fit, healthy, and attractive.
It’s refreshing to insure a fitness blogger share a realistic wellness journey that encourages people to love their bodies at every stage, and to seek physicalhealth without applying the unhealthy mainstream beauty standards.
Keep doing your thang, Puhto.