Valtaosa sosiaalisen median kuvapalveluja käyttävistä tietää, että valokuvat voivat valehdella yhtä paljon kuin tuhat sanaa. Sen tietää myös suomalainen bloggari Sara Puhto, joka on kritisoinut sosiaalisessa mediassa fitness-kuvia hauskalla tavalla jo pidemmän aikaa.
Kerroimme tammikuussa Saran somekuvista, joita on sittemmin noteerattu näyttävästi myös muualla maailmassa. Esimerkiksi suosittu viraalisivusto Bored Panda julkaisi kaksi kuukautta sitten useita Saran kuvia.
Tammikuun artikkelin jälkeen Puhto on julkaissut runsaasti uusia kuvia, joita voi katsastaa tästä alta. Kuvat osoittavat, että ihmisen kauneus tulee sisältä päin, eikä ihmisen itsetuntoa tule rakentaa somekuvien perusteella. Hän korostaa, että esimerkiksi kenenkään takapuoli ei näytä täydellisen pyöreältä kaikista kuvakulmista.
Bikini body 👙🌿 I'm sure we've all had that feeling where you're feeling cute at the beach but then you sit down and all of a sudden feel insecure and don't know how to sit without your tummy feeling oddly too exposed. The other day I went to the beach and would have slight moments where I felt like people were looking at my tummy and these feelings of insecurity where I wanted to hide my tummy because "it didn't look good" sitting down. But I realised that I was being silly and ruining my time at the beach and not enjoying it fully just because of this small silly thing. You really shouldn't feel that way! Everyone looks like this when they sit down! Nobody is judging you and even if someone was then that's a reflection of their inner insecurities, not yours. You are not fat. 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! 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #bikinibody #bodypositive #lawofattraction #beachtime #insecurities #bodyposi #fitnessmotivation #positiveenergy #manifest #bodyfat #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodyacceptance #selflove #bopowarrior #allbodiesarebeautiful #fitnessjourney #weightlossjourney #bopo #vegansofig #veganfitness #bbg #positivethinking #positivelife #positivemind #loveyourself #youareenough #youmatter
Insecurity 🌿 I put on a bikini just for the purpose of taking photos for Instagram, on the left I almost cracked my back out of place from trying to bend it and pulled my butt cheeks up one by one to make them appear bigger. And on the right I am just relaxing my body. 🙃 I had scoliosis surgery and therefore cannot bend my back like most people can due to the titanium in my spine. I had always been horribly self conscious about my back having no curves and appearing wide when I sit relaxed. I've posted about it before and would get insecure/jealous when I saw images of people with curvy bodies. I thought they looked like this 24/7 from behind. I would get so upset because I knew I could not look like that all the time. But the truth is, nobody does. A picture is just a split second. We all look different from different angles. But all these angles are still our bodies. We are equally worthy in all our photos. I am no longer insecure about the way my body looks on the right because I know nobody looks like the photo on the right all the time. That's my body and I should not be ashamed of it!! 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #bodypositive #alsome #mybody #notashamed #loveyourbody #selfconfidence #beyourself #glutes #begrateful #selflove #bewhoyouare #bootygoals
Instagram vs reality 🤷🏼♀️🌿 Coming at you with another Instagram vs reality 🙃 Don't strive for perfection or try and look perfect for things like Instagram photos. Because perfection doesn't exist. Someone will always have something bad to say, wether that's yourself or someone else. Being 100% honest, when I took these photos I even thought to myself my butt should be bigger. Why? Because I was thinking about all the amazing pictures I see on social media all day. But I realised that I was being silly and there is nothing wrong with my bum, tummy or anything!! I still sometimes fall into comparison but what has changed now is that I don't stay in it because I know my body is just as worthy as anyone else's. So is yours. I'm happy with my body in both photos and it shouldn't matter how you look on Instagram or in reality. Because what really matters is if you're a decent human. So don't be too hard on yourself about your looks, you are amazing the way you are 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #nobodyshame #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourbody #healthyhabits #selfesteem #selfacceptance #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #youareworthit #youareunique #flaws #insecurities #reality
Bad lighting vs good lighting ☀️🌿 These photos were taken a bit over a year ago but I wanted to post them side by side because the one on the left ruined my perception of myself when I was having a "good body day". I no longer think either is a "bad photo", but when I had these photos taken I immediately thought I looked fat on the left and hated my body. Even after I took the "better photo" on the right a few minutes later, I still had the negative view of my body and I didn't think I looked good even though these photos were taken when I was at my leanest. Please don't let photos allow you to feel like this. Don't seek validation from photos. You will look different in all photos you take. They're just a snippet of your life and they do not define your worth. Yes it's great to take amazing photos of yourself and feel good about them but don't rely on these photos to feel good about yourself. Don't let the bad ones make you hate yourself and make you think you need to change your body. Photos do not reflect who you are as a person. So don't let them have the power to change your view of yourself. 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #bodypositive #selflove #loveyourbody #youarebeautiful #youareworthy #selfesteem #lighting #bodylove #appreciationpost #lovewhatyouhave #lawofattraction #personalgrowth #acceptance #youareenough #bekindtoyourself
Tummy fat 🌿 When I used to sit down I would attempt to suck in my tummy and appear as lean as I could to avoid looking bigger. But why did I bother?? Everybody's fat gathers into one place when they sit. It's very normal. Some people have fat rolls and others don't. This does not make you any less of a person. It makes you a person with a body that does body things. I personally don't have fat rolls because my back does not physically bend due to the titanium in my spine, instead it gathers into one little lump and just chills there ☺️ Do not stress about these things. Don't feel like you need to suck in your tummy constantly while you sit. Do not let things like this make you feel like you need to crash diet and exercise excessively. Because it's not necessary. You can be the fit and gym everyday and still have fat, you need that fat. It's normal. Nobody has 0% body fat!!! So please don't stress about it. Sometimes when I look down while sitting in a bikini, the bikini bottom almost disappears as my tummy covers it. This. Is. Fine. There are more important things to worry about. You are beautiful the way you are and don't need to change yourself. Stay the wonderful person that you are!! 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #bodyfat #bodyconfidence #nobodyshame #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourbody #healthyhabits #loveyourbody #selfesteem #selfacceptance #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #youareworthit #youareunique #flaws #insecurities #bodypositive #flexing #sitting
My body 🌿 Ever since I've been a teen I've been horribly self conscious of my tummy area. I would put myself down over having a wide torso and no curves compared to other women in media. I'd think that once I hit puberty I would somehow suddenly get super curvy and all of it would be fixed. But I've realised that that's not going to happen. And that's completely fine. It's not a bad thing at all. I don't want to change this anymore. When I took photos like the one on the right I would feel like my body has not progressed from 2 years of working out at all. But the thing is that bodies will always look different from different angles. Don't let "bad photos" make you hate your body. Because everyone has these bad photos, most people just don't show them. Tummies are designed to have fat on them, it's there to protect your internal organs. Having a flat tummy 24/7 with no fat is impossible because our stomachs are designed to expand when we eat or drink. They're constantly changing and that's completely normal!! I don't think there is anything wrong with either of these photos anymore, they are the same body. I love this body and thank it for functioning and keeping me alive. I feel sometimes we as humans get too caught up in looking good when we should be happy that we have a body that is capable of doing so much. Instead of hating that your body looks a certain way, thank it for functioning and keeping you alive. You only have one body, it's much harder going through life hating it rather than appreciating it for all the incredible things it does. Your body does not define your worth as a person. You look absolutely amazing the way you are, from all angles, at all times of the day 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #mybody #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #nobodyshame #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourbody #healthyhabits #selfesteem #selfacceptance #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #alsome #youareworthit #youareunique #flaws #insecurities
Flat tummy vs food baby 🤰🏼🌿 I was requested to do this so I did it!! 😬 In both photos I'm posing but my tummy is not flexed. I usually have a "flat tummy" in the morning but the second I eat boom it's gone and by night I can look like I'm pregnant. 🤷🏼♀️ I honestly still feel a bit strange about how big my tummy expands to at the end of the day sometimes, but I'm just going to post it because I'm sure there's people out there like this too ☺️ All bodies look different from morning to night and your weight will fluctuate throughout the day SO MUCH. It's completely normal!! All photos I used to post on Instagram during my fitness phase were taken in the morning, or after a workout so I would never look like that throughout the rest of the day! So please don't worry about these things! Don't stress out constantly about how you look compared to other people because there's so much more to life than constantly worrying about how you look at all times. 🌴☀️ PS I only look tanner on the right due to the weird yellow/orange lighting in my apartment 🙃 —————————————— . . . #foodbaby #screwthescale #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositivity #selflove #youareworthy #bekindtoyourself #positivemindset #iamenough #loveyourselfalways #eatinggood
Thank you 💕🌿 I flew to South Africa yesterday and when I landed I saw that I have 100k followers 😳 firstly I just wanted to say THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing me to have this platform to spread the body positive and self love message. Thank you for constantly supporting me, which in turn has also allowed me to grow as a person. You guys are the best and I appreciate all your comments and messages so much 💕 I just felt like making a little story time post about my instagram journey so far (swipe to see) ☺️ So this has always been my only instagram, I began posting on here in 2014 with photos of my personal life when I used to have crazy colored hair and would post photos of random things (2014). Then around 2015 I posted my first progress photo after I started doing BBG workouts and decided to keep posting fitness related photos of my progress until late 2016. I don't think there is anything wrong with posting your progress or having a fitness instagram btw, you should share and show off your hard work! But for me it became less and less of a hobby to post these types of photos and felt like I wasn't telling the truth by posting these photos all the time because that wasn't what I looked like 24/7, so I decided to use this platform to post body positive and self love photos and that's what's brought me to where I am now. I never imagined that I would be posting my biggest insecurities online but thats how life needed up working out and I love it so much because I love hearing how much it helps people when I share these posts! I hope you guys liked that little story time 😬 I'm so excited to see what the future brings! Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!! ☀️🌴 —————————————— . . . #enjoythejourney #thankyou #100k #bopo #selflove #positivelife #lawofattraction #fitnessjourney #allbodiesaregoodbodies #youareamazing #bebrave #trustyourself #bodypositivity #staytruetoyourself #behumble #nonegativity #pasttopresent #loveyourlife #dowhatmakesyouhappy #liveyourbestlife #createyourownhappiness #choosehapiness #attitudeofgratitude #liveinthemoment #findyourself #embracelife
Sucking in vs relaxed ☺️🌿 These photos were taken a minute apart, on the left I'm sucking in my tummy and on the right I'm relaxing it. This is to show you guys that I can appear to be lean but in reality when I relax my tummy, it ain't as lean as it seems 😬 I used to obsess about being lean and losing fat. Currently I'm not the leanest I've been weight wise, I'm actually the heaviest I've been in a year, and that's completely okay because I'm also the strongest I've ever been. Both physically and mentally. I now use double the amount of weights than I did before when I was at my leanest weight. I can't describe how happy, strong and confident I feel now! It no longer bothers me that I have fat on my body because I know that it's a completely normal thing to have. Our bodies are constantly changing, every day, every hour. So don't let a bad body image day get you down and make you think you need to crash diet or exercise excessively because that'll just wear you out. Instead look at your body and know that whatever you're looking at is perfectly fine! It's what makes you, you. We are all different, we shouldn't have to conform to one "ideal" body type. Diversity is beautiful, being unique is beautiful! So love yourself and do what makes you feel happy! Feel confident with your body, whether it's flexed or when it's relaxed. No amount of fat loss or muscle gain will make you happy if you're not comfortable with who you are first. Just know that you are amazing and beautiful no matter what. So look in the mirror at some point today and tell yourself you're beautiful af and can accomplish anything this week throws at you! 🌴☀️ —————————————— . . . #lawofattraction #bodypositivity #mondaymotivation #lifeisgreat #dowhatyoulove #dowhatyouwant #progressnotperfection #beforeandafter #bodyimage #flexing #bikinibody #vegan #vegansofig #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #weightlifting #selflove #youarebeautiful #veganfitness #loa #fitnessmotivation #honesty #screwthescale #weightlossjourney #beyou #beconfident #selfconfidence #embraceyourself