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Sara Puhto  22 Finnish. Vegan 🌱 Body Positivity & Self Love Thailand. Singapore. Finland. (South Africa 📍) Business email 💌: promotions.ribeiro@gmail.com

Arm fat 🌿
Ive noticed a lot of people pose in ways to make their arms look smaller and get highly insecure when their arms look bigger than normal. Due to weight gain, I’ve been highly aware of how I pose my arms in photos to make them look smaller. I would call myself fat and tell myself I look gross whenever they did look big in photos.
But we have to remember that arms have fat and muscle on them and will look different in different postures and poses. Don’t view one as negative and the other as positive. Allow yourself to realise that other people don’t see us how we see ourselves. They don’t see the negative thoughts and insecurities we have.
We don’t see theirs. We are over critical of ourselves and let that negative voice in our heads make us feel ugly.
It’s possible to ignore that voice and avoid constantly looking at yourself negatively.
Become aware of how lovely you are as a person. How amazing you truly are and that these things you pick apart are not as bad as you make them out to be.
Realise that these things are actually completely normal and human.
You are great the way you are and that negative voice can’t tell you otherwise.
Don’t obsess too much over these things and miss out on all the amazing things in life that are right in front of you. 🌴☀️
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#effyourbeautystandards #lovewhoyouare #beconfident #iambeautiful #flawsandall #bodypositive #nobodyshame #embracethesquish

Weight gain 🌿
I’ve been struggling with the weight gain that I’ve had over the past few months. I couldn’t get myself to view it as something that I knew had to happen. I was underweight and had lost my period for a few months. I was going through a rough time, didn’t have an appetite, constantly binge drank and didn’t take care of my health.
People idealise weight loss as if it’s this goal that we all need to be as small as possible.
We’ve been socialised to think skinny is the epitome of beauty. That it doesn’t matter how that person lost the weight, as long as they’re lean and toned, they must be healthy. But that’s not true. A number on a scale doesn’t determine your health.
We all come in different shapes and sizes. Healthy looks different on everyone.
Weight gain can be difficult to accept. But your body is amazing even if you don’t believe it is all the time.
I feel like we have this constant need for approval. We have ideas of what a ‘perfect’ body looks like. It stems from things we see in society and we have this innate drive to want to be what society promotes.
Realise that this is a constructed idea and that you can find this approval and love for your body within yourself. You are able to be your own support system. You don’t need to be criticising yourself constantly.
You can accept and love your body no matter what 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------
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#weightgainiscool #mybody #flatstomach #loveyourbody #selfesteem #lawofattraction #weightgain #youareworthit #youareunique

This is going to be a bit of a different post.
As some of you realised I haven’t been posting consistently for the past few months.
I’ve had a bit of a rough time and my life’s gone through a lot of changes and I really struggled with it for a while.
I’ve had a really self deprecating view of myself lately and my thoughts haven’t really been positive towards myself or life.
I’m not 100% back to “normal” but I’m ready to get up and move on with trying to take care of and loving myself and life again.
Sometimes we lose ourselves in life and that’s okay. It’s okay to not know what’s going on and to let yourself have a break. We’re human and these thing happen, life isn’t about being on top of things all the time and know exactly who you are and where you want to be in life.
But you also can’t stop living your life when times get hard. You just have to know that you are capable of being okay again.
You’ll have bad days but they’ll be made up with good ones. Life isn’t about cheating yourself to get somewhere, you have to acknowledge the bad times and know that you sort it out and feel good again.
Kind of a random selfie to post, but honestly I didn’t know what to post with this rant and I took this on a day I was finally starting to feel like myself again and felt really good about myself 💁🏼‍♀️ Hope you’re all having a wholesome day 🌴☀️
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#realitycheck #wholesome #seethegood #rant

Instagram isn’t reality 🌿
It’s really frustrating when you’re having a bad body image day and you take photos of yourself and can only focus on the bad photos and all the “flaws” you see in them. It’s difficult to get out of a bad body image rut. Especially when we compare our everyday bodies to posed and seemingly flawless photos on social media.
Its hard to control our thoughts and lately I’ve been thinking things like “you shouldn’t be eating that. You looked better before. You should work out more”. These thoughts aren’t productive. Stop bullying yourself into thinking you aren’t allowed to enjoy life.
Nobody is flawless and everyone has “bad photos” we just choose what and what not to share on social media in order to put out a good image of ourselves.
You are beautiful the way you are, including the “bad” photos because they’re still you and you’re amazing.
Don’t obsess too much over these things and miss out on all the amazing things in life that are right in front of you. 🌴☀️
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#candidphoto #instagramvsreality #mybody #flatstomach #loveyourbody #selfesteem #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #youareworthit #youareunique

Fear of failure 🌿
I’ve been feeling so unmotivated and feeling myself slip into laziness lately. I feel like a lot of us have this expectation that we need to go at something 100% or just not try at all. This may be due to a fear of failure and it stops us from even wanting to do a bit of something because we feel like we can’t accomplish it fully.
We need to realise that we can’t constantly put such high expectations on ourselves and need to realise that it’s completely okay to put in minimal effort sometimes. You can apply this to anything in life when you feel like you’re going through a bit of a rough time. Because it happens and it’s normal. Whether that’s doing a 10 minute workout rather than an hour long one, or doing a few dishes rather than cleaning the whole house.
It’s hard to overcome this fear of feeling like a failure because you haven’t been able to accomplish or succeed at a task but you need to realise we’re all human and have days where our minimal effort is perfectly good enough. You’re doing amazing whether you realise it or not. Because sometimes just getting through the day is good enough.
Fun unrelated rant to a picture of me in Singapore eating spicy noodles but it be like that sometimes 🙃 -----------------------------------------
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#randomthoughts #fearoffailure #selfdoubt #moveforward #changeyourthoughts

Instagram booty 🌿
Theres such a huge obsession with having a big booty and getting the perfect insta pic nowadays. All these Instagram photos of perfect bums used to make me insecure about mine and felt like I needed to gym like crazy to have one as well. But with majority of these photos it all comes down to posing. I had to sit in the most uncomfortable and unnatural position to get the left photo. Let’s not even get started on the pain of this bikini wedgie.
I remember going to the beach and stressing about not looking good in photos or seeing a bad photo and thinking “omg this is the worst thing. I shouldn’t be in a bikini.” But don’t let small things like this get to you. Getting a good insta picture and likes don’t dictate your worth.
Getting a specific body type won’t suddenly make you happy. You’ll always find a reason to be unhappy unless you work on appreciating yourself and the body you have now first. You have to realise that you are a person with insecurities like everyone else. Your body is incredible the way it is and we really are our own worst critics. So don’t be so hard on yourself.
Don’t change your body. Change the way you look at your body.
This is a thing I also have to work on. 🌴☀️
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#loveyourbody #selfesteem #lawofattraction #thankyourbody #youareworthit #youareunique #flaws #insecurities

Bad body image days 🌿
Lately I’ve been having bad body image days. Everyone has days where they look at themselves and just see the negatives. I was struggling to get a good “Instagram” photo because I’m not as lean as I used to be. But I realised that even though I’ve been struggling to have the same positive viewpoint of my body that I’ve had majority of the time, there will always be ups and downs and you can’t possibly expect yourself to be completely content with what you see everyday 24/7. So here’s a reminder that it’s normal for your tummy fat to bunch up.
It’s completely normal to gain weight and have difficulty accepting it because of the obsession society has with weight loss and being fit.
But we shouldn’t have to stress about looking as lean as possible. Or stressing about normal things like tummy fat bunching up. We should be able to love and accept the body we have whether it’s like the left or right photo. You don’t need to constantly suck your tummy in and sit uncomfortably in order to look smaller.
We need to realise that having bad body days is okay, as long as you acknowledge that it’s a bad day and those negative thoughts aren’t a true reflection of yourself. Your body is amazing no matter how it looks because it allows you to live and experience life 🌴☀️
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#instagramvsreality #changethewayyouthink #focusonyourself #bodygoals #idealbody #powerofpositivity

Singapore 🌿
It’s so good to be back visiting Singapore and being home!! I’ve been eating all the food and had 0 exercise while being here and have successfully gained 7kg in the past 5 weeks 💁🏼‍♀️ It feels so amazing being able to acknowledge my shift in the way I view food and exercise and accept that weight gain isn’t equivalent to failure like I used to think. Your weight doesn’t equate to your worth.
Enjoy the food you want and don’t be hard on yourself or punish yourself for eating. Food is meant to fuel you. Not make you upset bbs 🌴☀️
Also totally pushing my boob to give myself some sneaky cleavage which is always 10/10 great 💁🏼‍♀️ -----------------------------------------
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#singapore #holidayfood #vegandumplings #chickenrice #butveganasalways #mentalcheck

Instagram isn’t reality 🌿
I know most of us are aware that Instagram can be extremely fake but we don’t remember the extent of it all the time. I put on make up, put on this dress and stood out in -7°C to take a Christmas photos where I was actually freezing. Then took off the make up and changed into sweatpants after the photo.
We choose the best photos out of hundreds and only show our highlights on social media. Don’t forget this and don’t compare yourself or your life to highlights that are posted on someone’s Instagram.
Whether that be someone’s seemingly flawless face, body, relationship, house or holiday. You are valid and amazing the way you are and comparing yourself to others will only make you feel like you aren’t good enough. Which isn’t true.
So keep doing you bb, you’re amazing 🌴☀️ -----------------------------------------
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#instagramvsreality #socialmediaisnotreallife #positiveaffirmations #selfempowerment

Christmas dinner guilt 🌿
The first photo was taken before eating any food, the second was taken after eating lots of Christmas food, and the third photo was taken the next day, today, before eating.
Eating lots of food one night won’t change your body permanently so you shouldn’t feel any guilt or stress about anything!! It’s normal for your tummy to expand when you eat lots of food!! It’ll go back down the next day! Everyone’s body goes through these changes differently and that’s okay!! Eat what you want without worrying! Don’t let food control you. Don’t punish yourself or feel guilty for eating food, food is meant to fuel you and it’s meant to be something that’s enjoyed, it’s not meant to make you upset. So please don’t skip out on meals or events because of guilt. Do what makes you happy and satisfied!! Treat yourself, life’s too short to count every calorie and worry about the healthiness of every meal. Don’t beat yourself up for eating unhealthy or eating a lot because you aren’t doing anything wrong, you deserve to be happy with your body and love it no matter what!! So please don’t stress about eating!! Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones and cherish today!! PS: I’m Finnish and celebrated Christmas yesterday, that’s why I already had my Christmas dinner
PPS: I wore this dress mainly for the photos and dinner, and didn’t sleep in it 🙃
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#christmasdinner #foodbaby #loveyourself #youreworthy #merrychristmas #loveyourbody #eatinggood #stopcomparing

Merry Crimis Eve 🌿🎅🏼
Happy holidays bbs!!! Hope you all have a great Christmas Eve and eat all the delicious things and have the best time with your friends and family!
Love and appreciate you guys 🌴☀️
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#merrychristmas #happyholidays #eatallthefood #thiccmas #gettingfestive

Chasing “perfection” 🌿
I’ll never look like the photo on the left, no matter how well I eat or workout. Sure I could get plastic surgery to look this way but what’s the point?
I grew up wanting to have a curvy body and wanted a boob job. I was obsessed with the idea of looking like this and hated the body I had. I’ve wasted so many years wishing I looked different. Comparing my body to everyone’s on Instagram.
But I started realising that a lot of people Facetune and photoshop their photos, it’s so easy to just open an app and spend 10minutes changing how you look completely and cause someone to wish they looked like that too.
Don’t compare your body to anyone else’s and don’t wish you had anyone else’s body. You are unique and your uniqueness adds to your beauty.
Your body is amazing even if you don’t believe it all the time. Even just realising and acknowledging this is enough sometimes.
Don’t waste your time wishing you looked like someone else when you could spend that time learning to love the beautiful body you have 🌴☀️
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#photoshop #lovewhatyouhave #stopcomparing #betruetoyourself #ownwhoyouare

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