Have you ever opened your Instagram and felt completely worthless after scrolling through pictures of flawless fitness bloggers who look nothing like you? Yep, it happened to the best of us. It’s comforting to know that even the most attractive women online aren’t perfect and they’re proud to share their flaws.
It’s no secret beauty standards for women are out of control and reaching them seems like an impossible task. Social media is filled with pictures of beautiful bloggers who always look amazing, but some of them were ready to shed light on reality.
Looking impeccable has nothing to do with starving and working out to the point of exhaustion. It’s all about having proper lighting and striking the right pose. Dozens of #bodygoals role models posted “relaxed vs. posed” photos, revealing the work that goes into taking a perfect pic.
Comparing side-by-side shots taken few seconds apart is a reality check we all desperately needed. It comes to show fitness bloggers invested hours of carefully-constructed, well-thought-out preparation into each of their photos. Use them as inspiration, but don’t go too hard on yourself if you’re not a carbon copy of these gorgeous ladies. They stand as reminders that you should work out and eat healthy to feel good in your own body, not to punish yourself because it’s not perfect.