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IN Photography ON 02 Mar, 2016
It's true that time stops for no one but you'd rather think that 30 seconds don't matter much. Oh, how wrong can you really be! Turns out Instagram fitness stars proved us hilariously incorrect through the series of snaps. Some seconds can ghastly effect the picture being taken by them. After famous blogger Jess (PlankingforPizza) posted her before and after snaps of herself, the hashtag #30secondsbeforeandafter became quite popular on Instagram.
Check out the pictures below to know exactly what am I talking about..
'There are just 30 seconds between these photos and some adjusting of my shorts!'
If you notice the above image, the woman is leaning her pelvis forward, hunching her shoulders, bloating her stomach while in the right one she is flexing her stomach.
Thousands of women shared their snaps for throwing light on the deceptive pictures one sees on Instagram.
Australian fitness pro-Kayla Itsines has many followers who have now come forward to inspire others through their before and after pics.
'I wasn't going to post this as I found it pretty confronting. But then I thought that's a good reason to. There are just 30 seconds between these photos and some adjusting of my shorts,' one of Kayle's follower said.
The hashtag rose to popularity after fitness expert Jera used it after she noticed a similar post made by Becky Lomas.
According to a woman, 'I do NOT have abs. I have them under a little cushion that I love but I can only make them come out when I flexxxx [sic],'
'Sometimes pictures (especially on social networks) can be very deceptive and make you fall in that "trap" of thinking "I wish I looked like her" or "I wish I had that flat belly" and so on,' a follower mentioned.
While another follower said that keeping it real would be the best thing they could do.
'Of course, most of us want to share the pretty highlights of our days rather than the not so glamorous reality.' a follower accepted the harsh reality.
They want it to be as real as possible.
'Everyone of us makes a conscious decision about how we want to portray ourselves on the internet. We decide what snippets of our lives we want to share...There's no such thing as a perfect life or a perfect body.' No one is perfect, and perfection is not what life is really about, it's about having flaws and cherishing them.