We’ve known for many moons that what we see on social media is a constructed version of reality.
But with something as tangible as flesh and blood, you’d think it’d be pretty hard to fake your physique without the aid of PhotoShop.
But this Finnish blogger has just proved that the whole thing really is an illusion.
Not a progress photo ?? Since its #humpday I thought it would be appropriate to post a booty pic ? I thought I'd show my booty from its normal straight leg standing position vs a posed booty pop position ? cause in a world where the Kardashian's bootys are so glorified, we need to remember that the photos we see of them and others aren't always reality. Their butts can't ALWAYS look that big from every angle ? Same goes with photos on Instagram, we see them as goals and think we'll never be able to gain that much muscle or lose that much fat, but what you need to remember is that those photos you see are achievable, you can get to your goals, you can achieve anything with the right amount of determination, patience and effort! Don't think you can't because you're comparing a posed photo of a body to your everyday body. Use them as motivation but don't get too caught up on them. YOU are beautiful and can do anything you put your mind to. I hope you have an amazing day ?☀️
The 20-year-old fitness and lifestyle blogger, Sara Phuto, posted a classic mirror selfie revealing the tricks behind the perfect bottom, perfectly illustrated by the likes of Kim Kardashian.
I thought I’d show my booty from its normal straight leg standing position vs a posed booty pop position…
Cause in a world where the Kardashian’s bootys are so glorified, we need to remember that the photos we see of them and others aren’t always reality.
Sara called out the Kardashian Klan who spend hours in the mirror each day trying to make their assets look ample in lieu of actually having a job.
Really, Kylie Jenner, could your admiration of your own behind be any more transparent?
The young woman, who is 66 weeks deep into her fitness regime, also stressed the importance of training and dieting to achieve your own goals, rather than chasing body ideals pumped out onto social media by professional ‘fitfam’ groups and the reams of accompanying ‘fitspo’.
Happy hump day ?? what would a hump day be without a little booty progress pic ? Feeling like all my deadlifts and squats are finally paying off! Which is great cause they've been my favourite workout recently ? Can't do any intense workouts in the next few days because of my septum piercing but that's okay! Gonna be going on a slow paced walk and I'll be back into weightlifting on Monday! ?? Hope you all have an amazing day! ?☀️ . . . #bbg #bbg2 #bbgcommunity #bbgsisters #bbggirls #bbgvegan #bbgfinland #vegan #vegansofig #veganfitness #vegangains #plantpowered #plantbased #plantstrong #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #septumpiercing #bikini #kaylasarmy #sweatwithkayla #tanning #bbgprogress #bootygainz #deadlifts #humpday
Phuto went on to spread a body positive message for people chasing fitness goals – which seems to be pretty much everyone these days.
WORKOUT ??? Did an early morning workout of BBG abs week 22, feeling fresh and ready for the day ?? Gonna go to a Halloween party in 9 hours but guess who still hasn't planned their costume (why do I always leave everything to the last minute) ? It doesn't help that it's 35 degrees here and all my back up outfits are long sleeved ? What are your plans for Halloween? ? Hope you all have an amazing weekend ☀️? . . . #bbg #bbg2 #bbgcommunity #bbggirls #bbgsouthafrica #bbgvegan #veganfitness #instafitness #vegan #vegansofig #abday #vegangains #plantbased #plantpowered #weightlifting #workout #halloweentime #whyamilikethis #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #kaylasarmy #kaylaitsines #sweatwithkayla #workoutcomplete #weekendvibes
You can achieve anything with the right amount of determination, patience and effort!
Don’t think you can’t because you’re comparing a posed photo of a body to your everyday body.
Use them as motivation but don’t get too caught up on them. YOU are beautiful and can do anything you put your mind to.
Arm day done ?? Decided to mix it up a bit today and just do #fitnessblender arm targeted weightlifting workouts. I just didn't feel like doing bbg week 22 arms today cause of all the push ups involved ? But that's okay cause working out is a thing you're supposed to have fun with and look forward to! Will try and get that bbg arm workout in at some point, if not then it's okay too ? Also super happy cause I'm seeing some progress on these arms, which is a huge deal for me considering I can't lift a lot due to the titanium in ma spine ?? But anywayy hope you all had a great workout today! ☀️? #bbg #bbg2 #bbggirls #bbgsisters #bbgcommunity #bbgvegan #bbgsouthafrica #bbgprogress #vegan #vegansofig #girlswholift #vegangains #veganlifters #veganfitness #veganmuscle #weightlifting #scoliosis #scoliosissurgery #sweatwithkayla #armday
Sure, certain individuals are endowed with natural curves – or the money to buy an endless supply of waist-trainers, fitness teas, butt implants and corsets – but if chasing them is making us so unhappy, perhaps its time we all reconsidered our life choices and went to whittle spoons in the wifi-free woods.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.