Fitness Fan Posts 'Real' Shots of Her Stomach In Viral Post

Imgur user Somewhereunderthewater posted these pictures on the website and they have been widely praised for their honesty.

The user explained why she chose not to just show her body in its more perfect form. She said her aim was to convey that even psychically fit women don't look perfect all the time. 

She wrote: 'We aren't barbies. We are made of flesh and blood. These are all the same body - my body.

The post continues: 'I have worked hard for this body and I am proud of this body' before adding: 'It's good to see a little reality so we can keep our expectations real.'

After posting the images of herself wearing a cropped top and leggings six days ago, the user said she was astounded by the response and posted an update to her blog: 'Wow. I am so very grateful that my message was received by so many in the way it was intended.'

'We all struggle with body image, we are all in this together! The important thing is that we love our bodies - and when I say that I mean that we care for our bodies. We won't always like everything that they do, or the path they have gone down or everything that happens to them but we do have to love them (like family).'