Sometimes we can be our worst critic. Day in and day out, we see pictures of fitness models and athletes and celebrities all over Social Media. We look at these pictures and think “Damn, they look good”. For me, it makes me think “Ok I need to work harder.” For some, that might be motivation. For some, it might be deflating to their confidence. I have to give a big metaphorical ::highfive:: to model Anna Victoria. She works hard for her body and looks amazing. Recently, she took to Instagram to show what she really looks like 99% of the time.
Check out her side by side of what she looks like when she poses and what she looks like when shes sitting like a regular person.
Kudos to her for helping us all feel better about being normal…and for being her real self in such a public way.
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
Here is something similar posted by Peta Murgatroyd from Dancing With The Stars about the reality of a post baby body.
Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most. The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it's time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey. 💪🏼💪🏼 #yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound