People Are Thanking This Woman For Posting Photos Of Her Stomach Rolls

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Now this is amazing.

Ashlie Molstad, a Beachbody coach from Portland, posted two photos of herself on Facebook that are going viral for all the right reasons.

The 31-year-old, who also goes by Foodie Girl Fitness on her social media accounts, posted two side-by-side images last week, one with a flat belly and the other with belly rolls.

"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 posted on her Facebook page.

"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."

She continued, "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."

Posting the same photo on Instagram, Molstad got hundreds of messages thanking her and as commenter buttercup_original noted, being fit is not clear-cut.

"[sic throughout] i'm so sick of seeing 'ab cracks' and 'thigh gaps' when a) that doesn't prove how hard you train and b) doesn't prove how committed you are to health and fitness. You're amazing! just the kind of pick-me up post I needed to see."

On her Instagram page, Molstad posts everything from before and after shots of her clients, motivational quotes and pictures of her progress.

This morning I was feeling kind of bummed that I had lost so much of the progress I'd made over the last year. But then I remembered all I've gone through to get where I am right now. I decided to look at a snapshot from my journey and use it as fuel to get back to where I want to be. I've been there before and I'll get there again!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ The journey always feels long. And we so often look at the road ahead and see no finish line in sight... But all the forward looking can make us forget how far we really have come. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ In case you need this reminder as well, remember that just because we have a long way to go doesn't mean we haven't already improved by leaps and bounds. Stop and celebrate yourself- for every single choice you're making in the name of your health and loving your body. It can seem like it will take forever to reach your goals, but the habits that you spent a lifetime building won't change overnight, and neither will your body.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ But you WILL change. In fact, I'm willing to bet you already have way more than you're giving yourself credit for. Love yourself for where you're at. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

A photo posted by Ashlie Molstad 👻ashlie.molstad (@foodiegirlfitness) on


You go girl!

Here is her full post:

"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.

#StopFixingBodies #StartFixingTheWorld."

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