This Fitness Model’s Photo Is An Important Lesson About Self-Love

Fitness blogger Ashlie Molstad, also known as the woman behind Foodie Girl Fitness, just taught us a very important lesson about loving our bodies. According to a recent Instagram post, perspective is everything, and to prove it, she posted two very honest photos of her body. In one picture, she is seen standing in what she considered to be a “more flattering” photo. In the other, she is sitting down and her body looks completely different.

“Same girl. Different angles,” she wrote in the post, “If I’m going to show you the posed, put together, professional sides of me, I’m gonna make damn sure you see the not so flattering sides too.”

In an attempt to give a real look at her body, Molstad posted the photos unfiltered and an unedited, explaining to her followers that we should all love our bodies in their natural state.

“Contrary to what society has taught us to think, our worth isn’t measured by how many belly rolls we have, or how many dimples on our booty, or how much jiggle hangs out on our arms,” she wrote. “Loving ourselves exactly as we are is hard. Because we’ve been told for years that we’re not good enough until we {insert any of the thousands of ideas of perfection that have been fed to us over the years}. But I call BS. I say that the real magic happens when we embrace who we are, at every angle and size.”

Of course, these inspirational words don’t mean that Molstad hasn’t experienced the same body obsessions we’ve all had. But her overall message is relatable and empowering.

“This doesn’t mean I don’t also struggle with embracing this body I was given, but it does mean that I understand working on loving me is the most important job I will ever have,” she explained. “Our bodies aren’t broken. The message society is trying to tell us {by airbrushing everything, erasing dimples and rolls and fluff} is.”

A-freakin’-men. She ends things on a kickass note: “So even though it’s really hard, let’s remember we are worthy and beautiful and special and ALIVE. Go on and love yourself today, because THAT sh*t is what’s inspiring.”

Ashlie Molstad, you are amazing. Screw trying to achieve the ideal body type society preaches about through ads and magazines, and love the skin you’re in. Stay healthy and keep up the self-love.

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