Proud of your workout results? Prepare for the Instagram hate.
Liza Parker never expected that sharing her photo on Instagram would lead to this.
The 29-year-old Ontario native just wanted to share the amazing results of the workout regime she was following.
She expected kudos, and instead was met with vicious trolls accusing her of faking the photos or of getting plastic surgery.
Why did her pic garner so much attention?
It was shared by Liza’s guru, social media fitness maven Kayla Itsnines.
The Australian Instagram phenomenon has a Bikini Body Guide that has garnered a massive following thanks to its impressive results.
When Parker checked social media after Itsnines’s share, she couldn’t believe it. No one thought her photo was real.
Her butt? Well that was just too good to be true.
What planet is this that we live on that everyone just assumes people are being fake 100% of the time?
Oh right. A planet where the internet reigns supreme.
If Parker photoshopped the pics, she’s more gifted than any Kardashian (and that’s saying something).
She also seems like an intensely public person if she’s willing to share her before and after images this way. Why would she lie about having plastic surgery?
It just doesn’t make sense.
Parker agreed, and made a video showcasing her transformed figure in the same workout garb she wore in the hotly contested pic. She tore into the trolls accusing her of undergoing plastic surgery, and showed how the photo was just a good angle, and the result of all of her hard-earned work.
You don’t have to believe in “the perfect bikini body” to feel for Parker.
Sure, she might have decided that she needed to transform the way she looked, but that’s her prerogative. Even if she HAD gotten plastic surgery, who cares?!
Her body, her choice.
We all do the best we can to feel good about ourselves. For some of us that means trying new workouts regimens and sharing the results on social media for support and praise to keep us going.
For others that might mean going under the knife.
We owe it to our fellow women to be supportive and stop the hate. I’m kind of tempted to just post a series of photos of my totally “unready” bikini body and boast about all the plastic surgery I’ve had done to get to this glorious point.
Sadly, I think that joke would be lost of the type of people who keep insisting on tearing women like Parker down.
images via: Instagram