As a personal trainer, Tiffiny Hall’s Instagram page is often home to workout tips and active wear selfies.
But today, Hall posted something very different.
Sharing a photo of her bloated stomach, Hall reminder her followers that “life isn’t always the shredded selfies you see on Instagram”.
“I almost didn’t post this, but trainers have bad days too and it’s important to share the highs and the lows with you,” the author and journalist wrote.
“Sensitive tum, TTOM [that time of the month], stress bloating. It gets so bad sometimes my clothes don’t fit,” she added.
The mum-of-one added that she believes the bloating is heavily influenced by stress.
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REALITY CHECK! Instagram isn’t real life ????♀️ There’s a reason I’ve been posting #throwback pics the last couple of days, and that’s because I’ve been hit with full on bloating (I’m not pregnant!!). I almost didn’t post this, but trainers have bad days too and it’s important to share the highs and the lows with you. Sensitive tum… TTOM… stress bloating… that’s me ???? It gets so bad sometimes my clothes don’t fit. I swear it’s like my gut has access to my calendar, cos my bad tummy often hits right before I’m about to shoot fitness videos. Your body has a powerful way of reminding you about the importance of balance, so when the bloating hits that’s what I try to remember. Don’t over train, over eat, over stress, over commit, overwhelm – you’ll end up worse in the long run. That goes for the unders too – don’t under eat or under train. Your body (and gut) needs a balance of good food and movement to be happy. I’m often asked my number one tip for gut health and I say MOVE. Yup it can be uncomfortable, but it’ll make you feel better I promise. ❤️
“Your body has a powerful way of remind you about the importance of balance, so when the bloating hits that what I try to remember,” she wrote.
Speaking to Mamamia, the fitness entrepreneur shared the inspiration behind her honest post.
“I always want to help women. We are hormonal. We are emotional. When things are out of whack it can affect us physically,” Hall told Mamamia.