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IN Health & Fitness ON 12 Feb, 2016
Jess, 26, from Orlando, Florida, is the health blogger who runs the Instagram account @plankingforpizza. Recently, she revealed a unique secret to her 45,000 followers.
She uploaded an elusive 'before and after' selfie on Instagram. While there are photogenic poses suggested by experts for women, the posing style of Jess made an exclusive change in her personality in just 30 seconds.The secret behind the deceptive selfie was that she adjusted her posture and bikini within 30 seconds for the clicks.
The Instagram star posted two images wearing the same bikini but managed to look quite different in both of them.
She stood in a faultfinding pose to show her imperfections in the first image.
Jess simply pulled in her stomach and bikini bottoms for this click.
It may seem for a while that she must had spent arduous weeks in the gym for this look but the reality is completely different. She just changed the poses for the clicks within 30 seconds.
She confessed to her followers that it was 'not a transformation photo' but just a way to prove that her body 'isn't perfect' and that 'not everything we see meets the eye' on social media. Her fans can't restrain themselves from praising her. Jenna Schwerz commented: 'I respect you so much for being real and sharing things like this!!' Sam Rhodes wrote: 'If that's as far as you can stick your belly out, you are killin it!' and Tsunimee added: 'Flexing or not flexing, showing your best angle or not, your legs (and especially) your GORGEOUS SLIM TONED knees look the bomb whatever pose you take.'
She has lost a considerable amount of weight and regularly keeps updating about the progress on Instagram.
She admitted: 'I'm hopeful that one day I'll fully love me'.
She explained: 'On the left my posture is poor, I'm pushing my belly out as far as possible, I adjusted my bottoms to show my gross, unsightly and horrid love handles. These are often concealed by my high waisted pants and bottoms that do fit so much better now. As much as it pains me to showcase these, it also proves that my body isn't perfect and that I still have work to do and fat to lose (I'm working so hard to get rid of my love handles and lower tummy fat. Yes it has dramatically reduced already but it still exists and I'm still insecure about it). On the right I'm standing straight and comfortably. I'm lightly flexing and I've adjusted my bottoms to hide my love handles. I'm thankful for bikini bottoms that now fit well and hide these but I'm also trying to show that they still exist quite a bit and that not everything we see meets the eye here on social media.'
She added: 'You can show you best angles and hide your flaws but at the end of the day what we chose to showcase is a reflection of ourselves. My body isn't perfect. I still have imperfections and flaws that I'm slowly learning to be comfortable with. I want to be real and honest and open. Yes I've accomplished a lot, but yes my body still has less than ideal days when it doesn't look its best. Fitness and health is not a fix. It's not a destination. It's a lifestyle. If you force your progress you know who you are cheating?! You. You only cheat you. Yes I like to show my best most of the time but I've also realized by not showing my worst that it only harms myself. Being vulnerable and imperfect is hard but lying to yourself is worse. I know I'm hard on myself, it's a flaw on its own, but I'm slowly learning to be gentle and kind but it starts with being truthful to myself and knowing and understanding my imperfections and realizing that, although they exist, they don't define me. I am not a before picture. I am not an after picture. I am not fat nor am I perfect. I'm flawed. I'm scarred. I'm insecure. But I'm learning and I'm hopeful that one day I'll fully love me.'
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