One woman is taking on the unrealistic ideals perpetuated by Instagram.
Imre Çeçen posted two photos of her by the pool, in two different positions, showing just how different one body can look. If you need proof of why you shouldn’t ever let photos of other people’s bodies get you down, this is it.
Çeçen wrote about how our legs “transform into two piles of meat” when we sit down. She writes:
This is the most NORMAL thing ever yet us girls seem to be so self conscious about it.
Your legs are being pushed against a surface, they are supposed to expand!
She says that photos on the internet of “hot dog legs” make us lose touch with reality. She explains the work involved in taking the first photo on the left:
I had to arch my back like crazy, hold my legs up (serious ab work was involved) and had to sit on the edge of the pool which caused me to almost fall.