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Fitness Blogger Shows Just How Much Lighting Can Affect Your Photos

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Anna Victoria is no stranger to truthful Instagram photos. Earlier this year, the popular fitness blogger showed how flattering poses can make for killer Instagram selfies, but in reality things can look totally different. To prove her point, she took a photo of herself standing in a bikini and put it next to one of herself sitting down. In what she called “a normal angle,” Anna Victoria can be seen with the same stomach rolls the rest of us have while sitting down, despite having a seemingly perfect figure.

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 #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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In a new snap, Anna proves her point again, but this time with lighting.

“Lighting. Is. Everything,” she wrote in a picture posted two days ago. The photo features Anna posing in the same workout outfit, one in an area where the lighting is dim and the other where it’s super bright. The photo with the dim lighting shows Anna’s arm looking sleek and toned. In the other, it looks dimply and lacks definition.

“99% of pictures you see on social media are taken in the best possible lighting and that ain’t no accident 💁 so when I got into the elevator with the lighting on the right, I zoned in on the cellulite on the back of my arms. Yes, cellulite on your arms is a thing! I’ve had it since the beginning of my journey and while it’s lightened up since then, it’s still not totally gone… because I’m human.”

She continued, “Seriously, girls, stop thinking you’re the only one with cellulite and that it’s some kind of disease! Yes, it absolutely can be reduced through healthy diet, exercise and proper water intake, but another component which you can’t control is genetics, and just being human. It’s not bad to want to reduce the sight of cellulite just like it’s not bad to want to lose weight and feel more confident overall, but don’t set out to lose weight JUST to have less cellulite. It can be a cherry on top of all the other amazing benefits.”

Anna concluded her post with a message of empowerment: “Do I love the look of my arms on the right? No, but I don’t hate it or myself for it, either. And you shouldn’t either.”

Lighting. Is. Everything. 99% of pictures you see on social media are taken in the best possible lighting and that ain't no accident 💁 so when I got into the elevator with the lighting on the right, I zoned in on the cellulite on the back of my arms. Yes, cellulite on your arms is a thing! I've had it since the beginning of my journey and while it's lightened up since then, it's still not totally gone… because I'm human. Seriously, girls, stop thinking you're the only one with cellulite and that it's some kind of disease! Yes, it absolutely can be reduced through healthy diet, exercise and proper water intake, but another component which you can't control is genetics, and just being human. It's not bad to want to reduce the sight of cellulite just like it's not bad to want to lose weight and feel more confident overall, but don't set out to lose weight JUST to have less cellulite. It can be a cherry on top of all the other amazing benefits. If you ask me how to reduce the appearance of cellulite, my answer will be: healthy diet, regular exercise and proper water intake – that's it. I will not suggest creams or wraps or whatever else the current fad is because those are only short term fixes (IF that..) and perpetuate the idea that health/results can be found in a bottle/package. So, do I love the look of my arms on the right? No, but I don't hate it or myself for it, either. And you shouldn't either ❤️ #fbggirls #realtalk #cellulite #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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So once again, we’re faced with the wonderful fact that not everything on social media is as perfect as it seems.

Hallelujah

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