Insta-Famous Fitness Model Reminds Us How Bullsh*t Instagram Can Be In Just 2 Pictures

What motivates you to exercise? Feeling guilty about eating a giant bowl of pasta? Feeling bad about what you see in the mirror? One fitness Instagram star thinks self-love should be the thing that gets you to the gym. I think she may be on to something…

This is Instagram fitness celeb Anna Victoria:

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 πŸ˜‚πŸ€” so just remember…balance. #fbggirls www.annavictoria.com/guides

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As you can see, she’s got a pretty bangin’ bod, but she’s also got a an important message for those of us who motivate ourselves through self-loathing instead of self-love.

She recently posted this pic of her lean, muscular frame in a dope bikini:

She didn’t want her followers to get the wrong idea, so she followed up another pic side by side to show off an unflattering angle:

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 πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— If you're following my page, you're a part of helping me spread this message and creating this movement – thank you. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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The caption reads:

“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”

This isn’t the first time Anna Victoria has reminded her fans to love themselves. She posted this celebration of belly rolls back in December.

How awesome would it be if we celebrated women loving themselves despite any insecurities as much as we celebrated something like the Victoria's Secret fashion show? In a perfect world, we would celebrate ALL types of women loving themselves! Women should feel confident enough to love themselves through every step of their journey as well as be so freaking proud of the body they've worked so hard for once they reach their goal. Confidence should not be limited to those in the best shape ever, it should be spread and embodied across all age groups, genders, countries, fitness levels, and so many more. THANK YOU to these beautiful FBG girls for joining me in spreading this message! Also, @Cosmopolitan just shared an article about the picture I posted the other day, the link is in my insta stories for the next 24 hrs for you to read! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— #fbggirls #tummyrolls www.annavictoria.com/guides

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The caption reads, “In a perfect world, we would celebrate ALL types of women loving themselves!”

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