Fitness Model Posts A Pic Of Her Stomach Fat On Instagram To Show That Insta Models Have Flaws Too

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Instagram is awesome, but it’s also sort of silly. There are thousands and thousands of hot, flawless models advertising Detox Tea or whatever nutritional supplement throws them a couple bones. Yet it’s all a pretty finely-curated projection: You never see an occasional cheeseburger binge from Jen Selter or a tiny line of cellulite from Ana Cheri.

Anna Victoria calls herself a fitness guru. She writes something called “Fit Body Guides” and provides weekly meal plan guides on her website. To advertise her advice, she posts pics like this:

And this:

And this:

All accompanied by some form of fitspiration.

On Sunday, however, she decided to post about her “flaws” — a couple of belly rolls:

There are two reasons I want to share this with you ladies: one reason is because I want you to know having skin fold over on your stomach when you sit or to have "rolls" is not anything to hate or be ashamed of. The other reason is because while I say this, there have been times where if I ever found myself in front of a mirror where I am sitting and I see my stomach, I automatically think "ew!" because this is what society has conditioned me to think. Your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat to be healthy, your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat for you to love yourself, and your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat to be confident and beautiful and an all around amazing person. As a society, we shouldn't let physical characteristics set the standard for whether we deserve to love ourselves or not. Everyone deserves to love themselves, however I know that's easier said than done. What's amazing to me and what I have witnessed with the fbg girls is most of the time they start learning to love themselves more on their journey not because of the physical changes, but because of the mental and emotional changes that come from dedicating yourself, pushing yourself, and seeing just how strong you really are. (what we call "non-physical progress" and is just as, if not more important than physical progress). That type of strength and beauty can only be seen and felt from within. πŸ’ͺπŸ’— #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides

A photo posted by Anna Victoria (@annavictoria) on

There are two reasons I want to share this with you ladies: one reason is because I want you to know having skin fold over on your stomach when you sit or to have “rolls” is not anything to hate or be ashamed of. The other reason is because while I say this, there have been times where if I ever found myself in front of a mirror where I am sitting and I see my stomach, I automatically think “ew!” because this is what society has conditioned me to think. Your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat to be healthy, your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat for you to love yourself, and your stomach does not have to be perfectly flat to be confident and beautiful and an all around amazing person. As a society, we shouldn’t let physical characteristics set the standard for whether we deserve to love ourselves or not. Everyone deserves to love themselves, however I know that’s easier said than done.
What’s amazing to me and what I have witnessed with the fbg girls is most of the time they start learning to love themselves more on their journey not because of the physical changes, but because of the mental and emotional changes that come from dedicating yourself, pushing yourself, and seeing just how strong you really are. (what we call “non-physical progress” and is just as, if not more important than physical progress). That type of strength and beauty can only be seen and felt from within.

She is now being lauded as a hero from her 900,000 followers for doing something so stunningly honest and brave:

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Looks like Anna’s bold move is going to pay off.


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