Skip Nav

Fitness Blogger's Different Selfies Taken 2 Minutes Apart

How One Personal Trainer Is Proving Photos Can Be Deceiving

Jen Widerstrom, a coach on The Biggest Loser who currently has over 185,000 followers on Instagram, recently shared a set of side-by-side photographs of herself taken two minutes apart. On the right is the kind of impressive mirror selfie oftentimes expected from fitness influencers like Jen. On the left is a radically different selfie taken from below.

In the photo's accompanying caption, Jen said, "We all look like this when we sit. Don't stress about the way your body looks in certain positions." The photo has since amassed about 18,0000 "likes" on Instagram.

Jen's candid post is a much-needed reminder about on how photos from different angles can capture your body in unflattering ways and how these images can affect your self-esteem. In other words, don't sweat the way you think your body looks next time you're hunched over at your desk or on the couch.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Lindsey Vonn Posts Body-Positive Message With Swimsuit Photo
Lizzo's Quotes About Activism and Body Image on Letterman
Live Workouts on POPSUGAR Fitness's Instagram, Week of 10/26
Following More Black Women on Instagram Helped My Confidence
Serena Williams's Best Quotes on Body Positivity
Live Workouts on POPSUGAR Fitness's Instagram, Week of 10/19
Lizzo's TikTok Celebrating 6 Months Vegan and Loving Herself
Live Workouts on POPSUGAR Fitness's Instagram, Week of 10/12
Demi Lovato Opens Up About Accepting Her Body Changes
Iskra Lawrence's Body-Image Challenge Videos
How to Reorder Instagram Highlights
Serena Williams Talks Body Confidence in British Vogue
Latest Health & Fitness