This fitness blogger’s side-by-side picture is a win for body positivity

If there’s one thing we should all know by now is that social media doesn’t necessarily represent real life. However, it can sometimes be hard to separate the two, which is why we’re so impressed with this fitness blogger for sharing unflattering side-by-side pictures.

Ashlie Mostad is the brains behind Foodie Girl FitnessShe describes herself as a “31 year old fitness junkie who loves to eat” and, like, same, tbh, and she’s another blogger attempting to deconstruct the myth of social media and reality and help change the way that people feel about their bodies.

Well, Ashlie has shared a side-by-side picture of herself in a bid to show how the same body can vary in different situations and we applaud.

In the first picture, Ashlie can be seen with a toned stomach, muscular thighs and arms. However, the picture on the right shows off her belly rolls and all of the amazing and squishy parts that come when sitting down.

"If I'm going to show you the posed, put together, professional sides of me, I'm gonna make damn sure you see the not so flattering sides too. Because, contrary to what society has taught us to think, our worth isn't measured by how many belly rolls we have, or how many dimples on our booty, or how much jiggle hangs out on our arms," she wrote on Facebook.

Continuing, Ashlie goes on to say that loving ourselves can be hard, but she wants to show that happiness comes by embracing who we actually are.

"This doesn't mean I don't also struggle with embracing this body I was given, but it does mean that I understand working on loving me is the most important job I will ever have," she explains. "Our bodies aren't broken. The message society is trying to tell us {by airbrushing everything, erasing dimples and rolls and fluff} is. "So even though its really hard, lets remember we are worthy and beautiful and special and ALIVE. Go on and love yourself today, because THAT shit is whats inspiring," she finished.

It’s inspiring to see people sharing pictures like this and helping throw out the concept that people are perfect. And we totally agree with Ashlie that it can be hard to remember to be kind to yourself, especially when confronted with so much negativity in the world and unrealistic expectations place upon us. However, as she says, it’s so important to remember to love ourselves. Body positivity for the win!

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