Fit influencer Adriana Blanc reveals how different her body looks in four phots taken in one day

Personal trainer shares the real reason her body looks radically different in pictures taken on the SAME day: ‘These are a few hours apart’

  • A personal trainer has revealed how different her body looks throughout the day
  • Adriana Blanc, 24, from the US, took four photos of herself over a 24-hour period
  • She looks noticeably different in each shot shared with her 100,000 followers
  • Adriana used to delete, edit or feel shock and shame over unflattering photos
  • Now she uses them to accept how her body looks in different circumstances 

A young personal trainer has revealed how different her body can look in a matter of hours – and why she doesn’t like ‘Instagram versus reality’ posts. 

Adriana Blanc, from the US, shared the images with her 100,000 followers to demonstrate how to become more comfortable with how your body can look under varying conditions. 

The 24-year old said coming to terms with how you look with different lighting, angles and poses can improve your body image more than seeing ‘real’ pictures of fit influencers online. 

Fit influencer Adriana Blanc (pictured), 24, has revealed how different her body can look in varied lighting, angles and poses by takin four photos of herself over a 24-hour period

The body positivity advocate shared four images of what she looked like throughout a 24-hour period. 

In the first image, she wears a pink bikini indoors then shows herself later that morning in the same swimmers at the beach posing and looking more toned. 

At midday she snaps herself in a clothing store change room in her underwear then again in the afternoon during a workout looking more slender. 

Adriana used to struggle with her body image but said she changed how she turned photos of herself she didn’t like into a ‘handy tool for neutralising and normalising our appearance in the millions of ways we show up in the world’. 

‘These are all me taken a few hours apart,’ the body positivity advocate wrote in a lengthy post to her popular Instagram page. 

She said coming to terms with how your body looks under different lighting, angles, poses can improve your body image more than seeing 'real' pictures of influencers online

She said coming to terms with how your body looks under different lighting, angles, poses can improve your body image more than seeing ‘real’ pictures of influencers online

Adriana used to struggle with seeing photos of herself she didn't like but now sees them as a 'handy tool for neutralising and normalising our appearance'

Adriana used to struggle with seeing photos of herself she didn’t like but now sees them as a ‘handy tool for neutralising and normalising our appearance’

How to stop hating images of yourself and accept ‘bad’ photos

Next time you see an image you don’t recognise yourself in or really dislike think about:

What emotions come up for you?

Where do you feel it in your body? (heat in your face, burn in your throat, nerves in your tummy)

Can you sit with the discomfort of this emotion for a bit rather than reject it altogether until you feel them dissipate?

Can you accept that this snapshot captured one version of you, however reality-warping it may be or not be?

Can you offer words of comfort or compassion to yourself?

Over time, this approach hugely lessens the emotional charge you place on any single image you see of yourself: an image that us a nanosecond snapshot of our complex existence. 

Source: AdrianaBlancFit/Instagram 

‘The reasons (photos) can be tough for our body image is because they capture a nanosecond of our existence, are often from an angle we would never seen ourselves from and that feel unfamiliar to use.’ 

She said each picture of yourself is ‘reality warping’ as they taken are usually under specific angles, lighting, camera lenses, expressions or movements that may never be replicated again. 

Adriana said she would deal with snaps she didn’t like by avoid photos altogether, editing them or feeling shame, shock and guilt and delete them straight away or saying ‘horrible things’ to herself she would ‘never say to a friend’.

She said while those things made her ‘feel relief in the moment’ she realised they were all signs of ‘rejecting her appearance’. 

‘Which is not necessarily problematic unless you know that rejecting your appearance has consistently led to unfulfilled moments in life such as avoiding things you really want to do,’ she said. 

Ariana now looks at unflattering photos of herself ‘neutrally with an attitude of ‘oh interesting!’ but acknowledged she fits into a ‘small-bodied’ and ‘non-discriminated’ body type or beauty standard.

‘So next time you’re confronted with an image that makes you doubt yourself, ask: can I practice viewing this as an opportunity to normalise my own appearance?’,’ she continued.

‘Normalising your own appearance (over time and with practice) will help your body image and relationship with yourself more than ‘insta vs reality’ posts ever will.’  

Many of her followers took to the comments to thank Adriana for sharing the ‘inspiring’ and ‘real message.  

‘WOW! that’s crazy, thank you for this,’ one woman said while another wrote: ‘I needed to see this!’  

‘I still battle negative thoughts daily. These are the kinds of posts that should be shared. This is empowering and every single young girl should realise that this is reality and not strive for perfection but instead strive for health,’ a third replied.  



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