Fitness blogger shares side-by-side pic to show how misleading Photoshop can be

Publish Date
Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:54PM

We're always told to love ourselves for who we are, but that doesn't mean it's easy. With computers, phones, TVs in our faces constantly giving us glimpses of what's considered 'normal', it's become extremely hard to tell what is actually real. 

This fitness blogger wanted to show the truth and remind us that what we see on all these screens, isn't actually how it is in real life.

Sara Puhto, a vegan and fitness blogger, posted an eye-opening side-by-side photo on her Instagram showing her photoshopped figured in comparison to her natural figure.

 

Though it's a 'subtle' change, it's still enough to change the entire photo. 

Photoshop vs reality 🙅🏼🌿 For as long as I remember, I've wanted a curvy, tiny waist. I just wanted to look like every other girl I've seen. It's been horribly hard going through life hating what I see in the mirror, wishing I could change something about myself that I know will never change and it's annoying to see things like 'waist trainers' being promoted in the world because I know they don't really work and I'd never be able to use one anyway cause it would mess up the titanium in my spine. I've made a decision a few months ago to stop thinking about what I want to change and love the body I have, including my biggest insecurities. Instead of striving for a certain body goal through working out, I just workout because it makes me feel amazing and let the results come, when and if they come. I've wanted to post this for a long time but haven't felt like I had a photo of my body from the front where I genuinely felt happy with the way I looked and liked the photo on the left more than the photoshopped one on the right. It sounds cheesy but I honestly think it's because I finally accept my insecurities and now feeling like I'm loving them. It's good to look unique and you should be happy about the things that make you look unique. There's no point in going through life hating yourself because it's exhausting. So rather than having the 'perfect' body type in your mind, because perfect doesn't exists, focus on the best you you can be. Trust me you'll be so much happier. Yes I still have bad days where I feel self conscious but the difference now is that I bounce back from it sooner! Because I know that the way I view myself isn't how other people view me and as they say you're your own worst critic. So stop being so harsh on yourself because YOU are beautiful. I decided to use a photoshopped picture of myself, of what I wanted to look like because I didn't want to use a picture of someone else and compare my body to theirs. To some this might not look like a big difference but in the past these curves were what I thought would make me feel feminine which was a big deal and made a huge difference to me. Anyway I hope you this helps some of you ☺️💕

A photo posted by Sara Puhto (@saggysara) on

“I’ve wanted to post this for a long time but haven’t felt like I had a photo of my body from the front where I genuinely felt happy with the way I looked and liked the photo on the left more than the photoshopped one on the right,” Puhto wrote in the caption.

“It sounds cheesy but I honestly think it’s because I finally accept my insecurities and now feel like I’m loving them.”

Puhto decided it wasn’t worth thinking about what she wanted to change about her body and it's time to show it some love instead!

“It’s good to look unique and you should be happy about the things that make you look unique. There’s no point in going through life hating yourself because it’s exhausting. So rather than having the ‘perfect’ body type in your mind, because perfect doesn’t exist, focus on the best you can be. Trust me you’ll be so much happier.”

AMEN SISTER.