Deze vrouw bewijst het: een afgetraind lichaam hebben is op Instagram zéér relatief

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
De ene (bikini)foto op social media is de andere niet. Dat bewijst Anna Victoria, een Amerikaanse fitnessinstructrice. Victoria heeft 1,2 miljoen volgers op de sociaalnetwerksite Instagram en die toonde ze hoe een foto vanuit de juiste hoek je lichaam er toch een stuk afgetrainder kan laten uitzien.

"Links zien jullie een foto van hoe mijn lichaam er één procent van de tijd uitziet, maar in 99 procent van de gevallen ziet mijn lichaam eruit zoals op de rechtse foto", schrijft de 28-jarige blondine.

"Ik vind beide foto's mooi. Hoe ouder ik word, hoe meer je begint te zien dat mijn lichaam niet perfect is. Ja, ik heb onder meer cellulitis, maar ik heb geleerd om dat te accepteren. Het toont dat je geleefd hebt en dat je gewoon een gezond lichaam hebt."

Victoria kreeg veel bijval van haar volgers. De 'likes' en positieve reacties stroomden in sneltempo binnen. "Mijn lichaam is sterk. Ik kan kilometers lopen en gewichten heffen, maar ik ben vooral gelukkig. En dat is het belangrijkste."

Make sure you don't start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don't value you. Know your worth, even if they don't #fitbodyguide www.annavictoria.com/guides
Ab check this morning after having a big ol' plate of pasta last night Balance is so important in a HEALTHY fitness journey. And I emphasize "healthy" because many are so afraid to eat anything not healthy or "clean" and while I will admit I've had similar thoughts myself, I immediately had to consciously remind myself how important it is to RELAX and just enjoy a meal without thinking how it will impact your body. - Being obsessed with being healthy and perfect 100% of the time to me is not healthy emotionally. Let's put a stop to the "All Or Nothing" mentality. Your life shouldn't revolve around the gym or eating salads. I wholeheartedly believe you should prioritize your health, so I DO eat healthy the majority of the time but I think it's just as important to relax and have a "cheat" or "treat" meal once a week. - Understanding that 'one meal won't make you gain weight just like one meal won't make you lose weight' will help you practice healthier habits emotionally, mentally and physically. So next time you're out with friends or family, enjoy it! You deserve it you may be bloated after (I def was last night) but in the morning you'll be back to normal, as I was this morning. Actually, my abs popped even more so just remember...balance. #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides
Just a lounging selfie no makeup or hair done, not posing (and no sticking out either). I'm not sharing this because I think I look bad, or because tummy rolls are bad, or because cellulite, messy hair or no makeup is bad. None of those things are bad or imperfect. They are NORMAL. - I'm sharing this because I just received an email from a 16 year old girl that said I am the only person she follows that actually made her feel good about herself. That even though she's not particularly unhappy with her body, that seeing endless perfect photos started to make herself compare, poke and prod at her own body. The impact social media has on young girls and their self-esteem is an issue I feel very strongly about and if me posting one casual, non-posing, non-done up photo can help a young girl (or man, or anyone of any age!) feel better about themselves, then I'm happy to put myself out there. - Some will look at this and say "what's the big deal?" If it doesn't resonate with you, that's ok. I just ask that you think of those who it does help before firing off with negativity because you don't "get" it. So when we live in a society that profits from your insecurities, be a rebel and LOVE yourself. Love your body at every angle and don't ever be ashamed of being human, of struggling, or hey, even of loving the crap out of yourself!! We need more girls who are wildly confident and loving every bit of themselves and shouting it from the rooftops. Show young girls it's not only okay but necessary to be confident, strong young women, "flaws" and all. #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides
If you're really going to love yourself, you have to do it through the good, the bad, and the eh. These last few weeks have been a roller coaster for me with traveling and moving and I've done my best but my "best" right now doesn't come close to my usual effort. Knowing that can be frustrating and it's just as easy, if not easier, to just throw in the towel knowing this moment in life isn't allowing me to be as consistent as I normally would be. But don't take the easy way out. Even if you've lost progress, even if you feel bloated from a few days of less than great eating...in times like these, I often think of the quote, "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires just because of one flat". I wanted to share this photo not because I'm excited about how I look (I'm not mad, either but I have definitely lost progress, especially since the wedding) but because even if I've been less than perfect in my workouts/meals, I'm not going to let that get in my way. I'm not giving up. So if I'm not, then you can't either #realtalk #fbggirls #lovingmyselfthroughtheeh #noposing #nospraytaneither www.annavictoria.com/guides
Strength doesn't come from doing what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides