Ashlie Molstad's honest post shows us that what we see on social media isn't always real, and that we should embrace our bodies.
Social media often gets blamed for reinforcing unrealistic body standards, but thanks to the body positive movement, more and more people are learning to love and embrace their bodies, even the “not-so-flattering sides”.
Fitness blogger and coach Ashlie Molstad (aka Foodie Girl Fitness) posted two photos on Facebook to illustrate that what you see on social media isn’t always real, as Scary Mommy reports. One of the photos has Molstad standing up with her arms above her head, flaunting her toned body. In the other photo, she is sitting down with a leg propped up, one elbow against her legs. Here, with her tummy rolls on display, she looks a lot more like an average woman.
“Our worth isn’t measured by how many belly rolls we have…”
“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,” she wrote in her caption. “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.”
In her post, she said that “our bodies aren’t broken,” and that we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for not looking like the airbrushed and photoshopped images that society gives us.
On the next page: read the reactions to Molstad’s empowering post.