Ahh the difference a flattering pose can make ?? I love seeing these photos on my feed as it reminds me that we allll have our best angles that we choose to share. The girls you see on Instagram don't walk around with one leg bent and one hip popped and flexed abs the whole time! I don't look like the right version in real life because who the hell stands like that in real life? But there's also nothing wrong with posting your most flattering angle, it's only human. After all, who wants to post that pic of your double chin? ??♀️Constantly seeing the same carefully posed pic on my feed can get tiring, so it's always nice to see a crappy photo and think, "ohh hey, she's a bit like me" ?EDIT: kini is tagged folks!
A fitness blogger has revealed just how easy it is to alter the look of your body in a photo with just posture and tensing.
The beauty standard portrayed throughout Instagram is unattainable, even for those posing in the photos because that level only exists in that moment, from that angle, with that filter, keeping that posture.
With the endless galleries of faultless photos, it is difficult to remember that in fact, when those models slouch over, their tummy has about five rolls too.
Madalin Giorgetta gave a rare insight into the backstage of an Instagram fitness shoot to remind everyone that you shouldn’t believe everything you see on social media.
Both me, both okay ✌?I've taken loads of pictures like this of me sitting down but always thought it wasn't "Instagram worthy" to post (where's the face slap emoji? ??) to be honest, I was kinda repulsed by my stomach, the longer I stared at it the more grossed out I was ?How stupid is that? But it's also incredibly normal for women to feel ashamed and embarrassed by our bodies ☹️ I feel like I've come to a point where I can look at all of me and feel comfortable with how I look, flexed or non-flexed, posed or non-posed. As I'm gaining more weight (I'm bulking guys ??) I feel more comfortable watching my body change from its leanest to its not-quiet-so-leanest. I find myself hoping on the scale and fist pumping the air when my numbers go up, becoming excited as my jeans become snugger and watching my "thigh gap" become smaller and smaller as my leg muscles grow closer together. My journey started with wanting to change my body because I hated the way I looked, now I'm working towards feeling stronger and happier and gaining a bit more self love along the way ? I've realised my happiness isn't determined by the numbers on a scale and the size of my jeans, because I'm fitter and stronger and that feels so liberating. I hope I can inspire you to love your body as much as it deserves, because you don't need another hater in your life ?#beyournumberonefan ??????
When she was accused of photoshopping, Madalin proved her point by posting a video of her altering her body.
Madalin regularly posts photos encouraging people to love themselves and be their own number one fan, not getting caught up in the Instagram pretence.
She wrote to her 214k followers:
Ahh the difference a flattering pose can make. I love seeing these photos on my feed as it reminds me that we all have our best angles that we choose to share.
The girls you see on Instagram don’t walk around with one leg bent and one hip popped and flexed abs the whole time!
Yes, Madalin! Continue to shatter the Instagram sham.