Sara Puhto is a 20-year-old fitness blogger from Finland.
The traveler and social media star regularly posts photos of her travels and fitness journey to her Instagram, where she has nearly 70,000 followers.
Pho 🍜🌿 I love that my obsession for pho is so real that the first proper meal I had when I landed in Finland was pho and now I'm having pho again today 😂 I mean it is a perfect noodle soup to keep me warm during these horribly cold winter days 😁 (can't wait to get back to the warmth in South Africa in 2 weeks!!☀️🌴 I hate being cold so much😩) This bowl of pho was from ônam in Helsinki, their restaurant is so cute and aesthetic! Definitely recommend checking out that place, they even have a vegan option of pho on the menu! 😁 Hope you all have an amazing #friyay and a great start to the weekend! 🌴☀️
A post shared by Sara Puhto (@saggysara) on Jan 20, 2017 at 1:52am PST
Workout 🏋🏻🌿 Did a HIIT followed by some weightlifting today 😁 Excuse my funky face, I clearly don't know how to smile like a normal person so I decide to pull faces instead 😬 But I'm feelin good and ready to study! Such an exciting weekend of studying ahead, at least it'll all be over in a week! 🙃 But it'd be really great if I could borrow someone's brain for these math exams. I'll give it back after, I promise 😂📚 Hope you all have a lovely #friyay and an amazing weekend 🌴☀️ . . . #bbg #bbg2 #bbggirls #bbgcommunity #bbgsisters #bbgvegan #bbgsouthafrica #postworkout #vegan #vegansofig #veganfitness #plantbased #plantpowered #plantlife #instafitness #kaylasarmy #workoutcomplete #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #weightlifting #fitnessblender #sweatwithkayla #studying #nevertoolate #awkwardface #plantpowered
A post shared by Sara Puhto (@saggysara) on Oct 7, 2016 at 3:06am PDT
Recently, she posted a side-by-side photo that shows how quickly and dramatically one pose can change a picture.
Not a transformation photo 🙅🏼🌿 These were taken a few seconds apart while I was at the beach the other day, the photo on the left is what I look like relaxed and not posing, basically how I look 99% of the time in a bikini! And the one on the right is how I look in good lighting, flexed and posing 😁 I wanted to share this because I know how it feels to go through Instagram and see photos of people looking amazing on the beach- which are usually planned and not candid, that's why they look so good. So don't get caught up on how they look and compare that to your everyday relaxed body. It is completely normal to not have abs or look lean all the time! Love the body you have in all its forms, especially when you see it in "bad" lighting, angles and completely relaxed. You are beautiful and shouldn't have to go through life disliking how you look! I hope you all have an amazing day 🌴☀️
A post shared by Sara Puhto (@saggysara) on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:41am PST
"These were taken a few seconds apart while I was at the beach the other day, the photo on the left is what I look like relaxed and not posing, basically how I look 99% of the time in a bikini! And the one on the right is how I look in good lighting, flexed and posing," she wrote on her Instagram.
"I wanted to share this because I know how it feels to go through Instagram and see photos of people looking amazing...So don't get caught up on how they look and compare that to your everyday relaxed body," she wrote.
Her inspiring words have resonated with thousands of her followers, all of whom enjoy witnessing Sara's candid journey.
20 hour transformation photo 😁🌿 Since it's the day after thanksgiving I thought it'd be appropriate to share this photo 😬 The first photo was taken yesterday morning after working out, the second was at night after eating a whole bunch of food with my whole tummy relaxed and the third was this morning again after working out 🏋🏻 I've posted a photo like this before but I just wanted to remind you that it's normal for your stomach to get bigger after large meals and that our bodies don't look the same throughout the day! I know I get pretty bloated looking after I eat a lot and that used to really upset me because I thought there was something wrong with me and that nobody else's tummy looked like this after eating but I realised its just not shown or talked about a lot. So I just wanted to show what my relaxed food baby tummy looks like compared to my empty, post workout tummy. I'm learning to love my body in ALL its forms, not just when it looks lean and toned because I know I don't look like that all day. It's time for me to love and appreciate the body I have and stop striving for "perfection" ☺️ Anyway, I hope you all had an amazing thanksgiving, got some delicious food in and spent quality time with your family and friends!! 🌴☀️
A post shared by Sara Puhto (@saggysara) on Nov 25, 2016 at 1:35am PST
Her blog showcases the realistic struggles of everyday women. From body image issues to dieting tips, she's inspired thousands with these pictures.
You can follow her journey here.
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