Earlier this week, fitness blogger Anna Victoria posted an usual photo of herself on Instagram. The picture posted was a selfie of Victoria sitting on the floor and wearing her workout gear. If you’re at all familiar with Victoria’s Instagram feed or her fitness blog, you probably already know that this isn’t all that unusual; after all, the blogger’s fitness credibility comes from, in part, the fact that she practices what she preaches But this selfie is a little bit different.
In the picture, Victoria is wearing a sports bra and her stomach is exposed. Because she’s sitting down, her stomach looks like it has a “roll.” In posting this picture of herself, Victoria is trying to fight the idea that everyone must have a perfectly flat stomach to be healthy.
While this isn’t the first example of Victoria’s push for women to embrace a healthy body image — not just a thin one — the photo is a bit surprising. To get a sense of the pictures of herself that Victoria typically posts, look no further than this one from early January:
Victoria’s Instagram profile has more than 875,000 followers, and her website is a great resource for women who are trying to become more healthy and maintain a healthy body image. And Victoria’s blog is a great resource for people who are trying to make more healthy lifestyle choices. Some of her topics include why she doesn’t weigh herself, how to begin living a healthier lifestyle and how to get over a binge session.
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