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Expectation Vs. Reality: This is how you see (really) this instagramer before uploading a photo

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Expectation Vs. Reality: This is how you see (really) this instagramer before uploading a photo

This motivating fitness decided to share the reality behind the ‘perfect bodies’ in social networks and the results are amazing.

Anna Victoria is a fitness muse who has more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram and has decided to use her account to make an alert to the women of the world and show that the same body can look different in photos, being taken just a few minutes apart.

In the “before” photo, Anna is shown standing, in a strategic position where she shows her best angle, showing her smooth abdomen, but in the second image, the girl is sitting very comfortably and showing her little rolls in her belly.

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Progressive Overload ‼️ 61% of you voted on my insta stories that you have never heard of this concept before. So lemme break it down for you 😁 . Progressive Overload is defined as the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training, above and beyond what it has previously experienced. . In a time when we want to reduce (mental and emotional) stress at all costs, in the context of working out, you actually want to increase the stress placed on your body physically. 👍 And there are two main ways to do that: . 1️⃣ Increase the number of reps your body is accustomed to doing at a certain weight 2️⃣ Increase the weight your body is accustomed to lifting in a certain exercise 👉 In addition to these, you can also: 3️⃣ Do more sets. Instead of 3 circuits, do 4. 4️⃣ Increase training frequency 5️⃣ Decreases rest time between sets 6️⃣ Change the actual moves you’re doing in your workouts to keep your body guessing 7️⃣ Change the tempo. Slowly go into a rep and/or slowly go out of a rep. . Essentially, in order to see progress (ie: a reduction in body fat, an increase in lean muscle, a change in your body composition) you need to be implementing Progressive Overload in your workouts, in one way or another. If you’re following my @fitbodyapp workouts, you’re already doing this! 😊 . If you go to the gym and do the same workout routine at the same weight and the same reps, then you’re just not going to see progress even though you are working out. This is because our bodies are designed to adapt to the physical stress put on our bodies – it’s a survival mechanism. You have to fight against this and push your body beyond it’s capability in order to see progress because otherwise, it’s just going to adapt! Your body will not change unless you force it to. . So girls, when I put the recommended weight range in your Fit Body workouts, change the weight you pick in that range. Go on the higher end. Or if you’re already there, add a few reps! THIS is what’s going to help you see progress (in addition to properly fueling your body). What else do you wanna know? Was this helpful? Comment below! 😊 #fbggirls #fitbodyapp www.annavictoria.com/fitbodyapp

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The famous “before and after” was created to show that the angles and how to take the pictures if it influences get the picture of the ‘perfect body’ in social networks and that is why people should not be carried away by everything that they see

The woman said that the photo on the left represents how she is% of the time, while the photo on the right represents her attitude 99%.

She also highlights that she loves the two photos since “good and bad angles do not change their value”.

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Just a lounging selfie 🤗 no makeup or hair done, not posing (and no sticking out either). I'm not sharing this because I think I look bad, or because tummy rolls are bad, or because cellulite, messy hair or no makeup is bad. None of those things are bad or imperfect. They are NORMAL. – I'm sharing this because I just received an email from a 16 year old girl that said I am the only person she follows that actually made her feel good about herself. That even though she's not particularly unhappy with her body, that seeing endless perfect photos started to make herself compare, poke and prod at her own body. The impact social media has on young girls and their self-esteem is an issue I feel very strongly about and if me posting one casual, non-posing, non-done up photo can help a young girl (or man, or anyone of any age!) feel better about themselves, then I'm happy to put myself out there. – Some will look at this and say "what's the big deal?" If it doesn't resonate with you, that's ok. I just ask that you think of those who it does help before firing off with negativity because you don't "get" it. So when we live in a society that profits from your insecurities, be a rebel and LOVE yourself. Love your body at every angle and don't ever be ashamed of being human, of struggling, or hey, even of loving the crap out of yourself!! 🤗 We need more girls who are wildly confident and loving every bit of themselves and shouting it from the rooftops. Show young girls it's not only okay but necessary to be confident, strong young women, "flaws" and all. #fbggirls #realstagram www.annavictoria.com/guides

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Anna, who is 28 years old, affirms that like many women she has cellulite and stretch marks, although for many it represents a defect for her, it is a life completely lived.

“How can I be angry at the fact that my body has completely normal” faults “? This body is strong, it can run kilometers, it can lift, lower and push. I am happy not only for how I seem to be but for how I feel, “she said.

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April 2018 vs today. What has transpired between these photos is multiple doctors appointments, bloodwork, hormone injections and medication, and the realization that conceiving naturally is not as my 18 year old self once thought 😅. . For those of you who don’t know what’s been going on in my life lately, I have been going through fertility treatments after 15 months of trying to conceive. In these past 6 months, so many thoughts have gone through my head. “Is it my workouts? Am I working out too much?” “Is it what I’m eating? Am I eating too little or the wrong macros?” “Am I too stressed? Should I take a step back from everything?” “Is there something medically wrong with me?”…. I could go on and on. . While the answer to those questions is a big “nope”, I *did* scale back on my workouts. I did start increasing my calories. Because WHY. NOT. What IF that’s what did it? The few extra pounds on my body would be worth it, and then some! Or maybe it’s not the extra pounds itself, but it’s the act of going easy on myself, giving myself a break… . I’m not going to lie and say it’s been easy to “just gain a few pounds” when I know how many people are watching. Even though I know you girls are THE most supportive and understanding community of women out there, there are still a lot of people who are not. This hasn’t affected what choices I make, but it’s definitely resulted in a good amount of anxiety thinking about it. . I will be documenting more of my fertility journey on here but mostly on @annaandluca, there’s so much I’m learning not just about fertility, but about overall health. I almost feel just like I did when I first started my fitness journey, discovering a new world of information and I’m excited to share it with all of you ❤️ thank you all for your support and love, as always. #realtalk #fbggirls #fbgcommunity www.annavictoria.com/fitbodyapp

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Anna’s message is clear, all women have certain physical characteristics that can be considered “defects” however, this does not determine their value, because the most important thing is to have a healthy body and feel good about themselves.

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