This Fitness Blogger Wants You To Stop Worrying About Your Sit Down Stomach Rolls

If I look long enough at Instagram I become more and more convinced that the rest of humanity is living a far more glamorous, beautiful, meaningful, and amazing life than I am. Their food is incredible. Their vacations are luxurious and jam-packed with happiness and verve. Even their workouts are glamorous and perfect.

But then I shake my head, knock myself out of it and come to my senses because I remember that all of these photos are staged and the majority of people that I meet in real life who are Instagram celebrities are just “Paper Dragons,” to borrow a term from David Vadim.

And there are fewer photos than the all-powerful shirtless/bikini pic that’ll get you to feeling self-conscious about your own body.

And no one is more cognizant of this fact than Ashlie Molstad, Fitness Blogger and founder of Foodie Girl Fitness.


In a recent Facebook post she wanted to attack the idea of the “perfect selfie” by showing that to make a picture look amazing, all you need to do is fine the right angle.

She writes:

Same girl. Different angles.
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. Because, 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.
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 has 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.
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.
Our bodies aren’t broken. The message society is trying to tell us {by airbrushing everything, erasing dimples and rolls and fluff} is.
So even though its really hard, lets remember we are worthy and beautiful and special and ALIVE. Go on and love yourself today, because THAT shit is whats inspiring.

People are loving her candid words regarding her own struggles with her body as well as her acceptance and happiness with the work she puts in to staying healthy.


More than a few commenters asked for help in empowering their loved ones too.


Self-love wins.


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