23 May 2014

'Having the perfect body isn't all it's cracked up to be': Former bodybuilder embraces 'reverse progress' - she's gained weight and loves and accepts her shape the way it is | Mail Online

BEFORE: Taryn in May 2012 when she was preparing for a bodybuilding competitionAFTER: Taryn posted this picture of herself having accepted her body as it is

As images of the perfect bodies continue to proliferate on social media, campaigners are hitting back against unrealistic - and unhealthy - ideals.

Australian mother-of-three Taryn Brumfitt, 35, became an Internet sensation when she posted a muscle-bound ‘before’ and more curvaceous ‘after’ photos on Facebook, stating to the world that 'having the perfect body isn't all it's cracked up to be.'

Her post was viewed over 3.6million times and shared by nearly 20,000 Facebook users in two weeks, sparking an international conversation about body image.Read more