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If you spend a lot of time on Instagram, you're probably upset that you don't have rock-hard six-pack abs 100% of the time. But the reality is that there's a lot that goes into those abs—hard work, time, and good old-fashioned sucking in your gut. Carly Rowena, a personal trainer in the UK, took to Instagram recently to dispel some of the social media myths about healthy bodies to her 90,000 followers.

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In this next video, she demonstrates how vastly different her abdomen looks just depending on her posture and positioning. As she is quick to point out, even the most fit people don't look like a magazine cover all the time.

Rowena's point is simple—your fitness goals should be based on your health, not your appearance. Comparing yourself to airbrushed models on workout magazines will never work, because you're a three-dimensional person who occasionally eats a sandwich. But if you're realistic about your goals, and what actual human bodies look like, then you'll realize that getting in shape is not as hard, or as scary, as you imagined.

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