If you ever take a screenshot of a celebrity’s workout or bikini picture on Instagram and file it away as fit-spiration, you should stop right now –Blake Lively’s orders.
The actress has gotten refreshingly real about just how ridiculous it is for us mere mortals to compare our own bodies with Victoria’s Secret models or actors.
“It’s so important for young people not to compare themselves with what they see online,” she said in a new interview.
“It’s our job as actors and/or models to be in shape. We have access to [the best] gyms and trainers and healthy food. And then on top of that, 99.9 percent of the time the images are Photoshopped,” she explained.
“I’m guilty myself of being at a photoshoot and saying, ‘That looks terrible on me.’ And they’re like, ‘We’ll fix it.’”
The 30-year-old has had her own struggles with the comparison trap.
Last month Lively’s Instagram post revealing she’d lost the 28 kilograms she gained during her second pregnancy went viral, as she explained the hard work it required.
“Turns out you can’t lose the 61 pounds [28 kilograms] you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models,” she captioned the pic posing with her trainer, Don Saladino.
“Thanks @donsaladino for kickin’ my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud.”
Blake didn’t even mention what’s probably the biggest motivating factor for A-listers to be in such outrageously good shape: money. If you’re not getting paid to pose in a swimsuit photoshoot next week, just eat the damn cake. And the fries. Life’s short.