Deep down, we know most of the images we see on Instagram are at least a little staged—the lighting, the angles, the filters. But we still could use a reminder every now and then. That’s why we love fitness blogger Sara Puhto’s recent side-by-side post so much—it shows how a little flexing and posing (not to mention editing) can totally change the way you look.

Here’s what we’re talking about:

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Not a transformation photo 🙅🏼🌿 These were taken a few seconds apart while I was at the beach the other day, the photo on the left is what I look like relaxed and not posing, basically how I look 99% of the time in a bikini! And the one on the right is how I look in good lighting, flexed and posing 😁 I wanted to share this because I know how it feels to go through Instagram and see photos of people looking amazing on the beach- which are usually planned and not candid, that's why they look so good. So don't get caught up on how they look and compare that to your everyday relaxed body. It is completely normal to not have abs or look lean all the time! Love the body you have in all its forms, especially when you see it in "bad" lighting, angles and completely relaxed. You are beautiful and shouldn't have to go through life disliking how you look! I hope you all have an amazing day 🌴☀️

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It’s tempting to compare our body (stomach rolls and all) to the ones we see in our feed, but that doesn’t mean we should. And we love that Puhto and many others keep reminding us of that.

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