Like the Kardashians, fitness bloggers are skilled in taking the most flattering photos of their bodies on Instagram. Yet, fitness blogger and model Anna Victoria showed in an Instagram post how her body’s appearance changes depending on how she poses. This wasn’t the first time this body positive and inspiring woman has posted about body perception and, thankfully, it most likely won’t be the last.
From a look at her fitness website or Instagram account, you know Anna is super fit and healthy. But the side-by-side photo comparison of her body in different positions shows how much can change based on an angle. She shared one image of her standing and one of her sitting on Snapchat and Instagram — and how different her body looks is pretty astounding.
However, Anna’s point isn’t really to shock us. Instead, it’s to show how you shouldn’t be constantly critiquing your body.
In reference to the photo where she is sitting down, Anna notes her belly rolls, stretch marks, and cellulite, but as her post notes — that doesn’t mean she should be “mad” at her body.
She’s actually proud of her body for all of the amazing things it can do and provided this fabulous mantra for anyone embarking on a fitness journey:
“I will not punish my body
I will fuel it
I will challenge it
AND I will love it”
As I previously mentioned, Anna has shared photos of her body sitting down before to help people realize that they should not feel ashamed of stomach rolls or other parts of their bodies they see as imperfections or flaws.
If you’re feeling down about your body, let Anna’s post encourage you to not only live your healthiest life, but to embrace how your body looks not just 1% of the time, but 99% of the time.