What A CrossFit Competitor's Stomach Looks Like When She's Sitting Down

The human body can be an enigma. For some, it's prone to build rock-hard muscle, and for others, it prefers to remain in a softer, curvier state. Either way, bodies are gorgeous and rad.
Sometimes it's easy to get swept into the mindset that bodies need to fit a cultural standard of beauty and perfection at all times. Instead of listening to what their bodies need (be it nourishment, relaxation, or a more gentle form of exercise) sometimes people push themselves to the limit to attain waif-like figures or chiseled abs and look their best at all times, even when sitting or bending over to pick something up.
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If you need proof that it's unrealistic to look like someone who just stepped out of a fitness magazine at all times, look no further than Jennifer Smith, a CrossFit competitor who PopSugar reports posted a side-by-side photo of herself to illuminate just how different her body looks when she's standing versus sitting.

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"Ahhh the power of lighting, body posture, and a good smile!" Smith captioned the photo shared with her 95.6k followers.
She also included the hashtags, #transformationtuesday and #15minuteslater.
Hopefully her post can serve as a reminder that bodies are always changing. Body-shaming — whether done online, in person, to ourselves, or at the doctor's office — is actually a health hazard that can lead to increased feelings of anxiety and depression, according to medical professionals.
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