In yesterday’s post, Victoria composed that she likes both of the selfies, and went on to describe why she appreciates her whole body, “defects” and all: “I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren’t disappearing, and I invite them. They represent a life completely lived (for 28 years up until now) and a healthy life and body at that. How can I seethe at my body for perfectly typical ‘flaws’?”.
The body-positive post rapidly went viral, acquiring more than 200,000 likes in 24 hours. And it’s not the very first time Victoria has actually shared pictures of herself at “unflattering” angles. Her goal: to highlight that much of exactly what we see from the fitness neighborhood on social media is what individuals look like simply a small fraction of the time, when they’re posturing in the finest possible lighting.
Anna Victoria, the remarkably popular Instagram star and fitness blogger behind Fit Body Guides, has shared 2 side-by-side photos to remind us that yep, everyone gets stomach rolls. In the very first breeze, she’s standing, turned partially to one side, with her popular abs looking perfectly toned. In the second picture, handled Snapchat, she’s sitting down, relaxed; the text on the image reads “+ a regular angle [jazz hands emoji] how I am 99% of the time.”
She likewise took the chance to drive house the point that excellent health has to do with a lot more than excellent angles: “This body is strong, can run miles, can raise and squat and push and pull weight around, and it’s delighted not even if of how it looks, but due to the fact that of how it feels,” she wrote.
Victoria ended her caption with a motivating mantra that she hopes her fans will keep in mind on their own personal physical fitness journeys: “I will not penalize my body. I will sustain it. I will challenge it. AND I will love it.” That’s worth reiterating, and once again.