She Posts Photos Online, Days Later She Realizes It’s All Over The News [images]

Updated January 27, 2017

 

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Every day, young women and teenage girls compare the way they look to the women they see on TV, in magazines, and now more than ever, on Instagram and Facebook. Often these images make women feel insecure and inadequate. Because they are comparing their bodies to models and fitness gurus, they fall short in their minds.

But one fitness model, Anna Victoria, has taken it upon herself to expose a simple fact. What you see in photos and online is not always the truth.

With more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram, she showcases her fit body, her workout routines, nutrition, and inspirational messages for other young women seeking a fitter life. Because she doesn’t want her body to intimidate other women or make them feel bad, she used social media to expose a shocking fact that many marketers use to exploit people.

See what she did for women everywhere below!

In one image, the fitness model tried on a tiny bikini. She stood up tall and then snapped a picture of herself in it as she stood before the mirror. She looked good and got a lot of likes on the picture.

But she got nowhere as many likes as the next image she shared not long after. While the first picture shows her standing up tall, the second one shows her sitting in the car in her bikini. And even the fitness model has a fold of skin – like every normal woman does.

While the image was inspiring, the caption made her fans love her even more. She wrote:

Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time. And I love both photos equally. Good or bad angles don't change your worth ❤️ I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refuses to accept her flaws, because she doesn't see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of! As I'm getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren't going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far :)) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal "flaws"? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it's happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels. So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body I will fuel it I will challenge it AND I will love it 💗💗💗 If you're following my page, you're a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement – thank you. #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides

A photo posted by Snapchat: AnnaVictoriaFit (@annavictoria) on

“Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time.” The first image shows her standing in the bikini and the next one shows her with her skin fold.

“Good or bad angles don’t change your worth. I recently came across an article talking about how one woman stated she refused to accept her flaws, because she doesn’t see them as flaws at all. I LOVED that because it sends such a powerful message that our belly rolls, cellulite, stretch marks are nothing to apologize for, to be ashamed of, or to be obsessed with getting rid of!”

Because this beautiful fitness model has skin folds like everyone else – and isn’t afraid to show them – she inspired her followers to just be themselves.

There are two reasons I want to share this with you ladies: one reason is because I want you to know having skin fold over on your stomach when you sit or to have "rolls" is not anything to hate or be ashamed of. The other reason is because while I say this, there have been times where if I ever found myself in front of a mirror where I am sitting and I see my stomach, I automatically think "ew!" because this is what society has conditioned me to think. Your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat to be healthy, your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat for you to love yourself, and your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat to be confident and beautiful and an all around amazing person. As a society, we shouldn't let physical characteristics set the standard for whether we deserve to love ourselves or not. Everyone deserves to love themselves, however I know that's easier said than done. What's amazing to me and what I have witnessed with the fbg girls is most of the time they start learning to love themselves more on their journey not because of the physical changes, but because of the mental and emotional changes that come from dedicating yourself, pushing yourself, and seeing just how strong you really are. (what we call "non-physical progress" and is just as, if not more important than physical progress). That type of strength and beauty can only be seen and felt from within. :muscle::heartpulse: #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides

A photo posted by Snapchat: AnnaVictoriaFit (@annavictoria) on

“As I’m getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren’t going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived (for 28 years so far) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I be mad at my body for perfectly normal “flaws”? This body is strong, can run miles, can lift and squat and push and pull weight around, and it’s happy not just because of how it looks, but because of how it feels.”

Do you like the way you look? Or is it hard to accept your “flaws”?

“So when you approach your journey, I want you to remember these things: I will not punish my body, I will fuel it, I will challenge it AND I will love it.”

Her message was heard loud and clear by her followers: “Thank you. This post made me feel better about my body”

How about you? Do you struggle to accept the way you look?

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