Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Fitness Trainer Proved That Photography Angles Make A World Of Difference For Body Image

Have you ever been looking at yourself in the mirror and found you're moving around and checking yourself out from different angles? Have you noticed how certain ways you stand look better than others? Have you noticed that your body moves like a body should, and shifts and changes its form slightly so that you CAN move? 

When you sit, your tummy is going to squish and bulge out, either a little or a lot. When you twist, your skin is going to bunch up. When you bend over, you're going to get rolls. Our bodies move like this, and it has nothing to do with being unfit. We have been conditioned to believe that any extra skin or "bulging fat" is bad and unattractive, and we end up hating the very foundation of our bodies. Our bodies are doing their very best to keep safe and move around the world, and they deserve to be loved. It's hard to see this, though, and easy to be cruel to our bodies. One woman is proving that even the healthiest of people get rolls and bulges and whatever else it is we criticize about ourselves, and that it is okay and very normal.

Everyone has a good angle.

Everyone has a "bad" angle too. The wonderful thing about photography is you can make sure you only capture the "good." 

Fitness trainer Anna Victoria knows how to get her good side.

She is the founder of Fit Body Guides, which provides 12-week diet and exercise plans. She also has become popular on Instagram with close to one million followers!

Anna knows that women looking at her photos and others like them might feel bad about themselves.

"You see all these women on Instagram and you don't really know that they're posed. Girls see that, and they think, 'This is what that woman looks like 24/7.' And that's not true." 

So to show women that even Instagram models have "bad" sides, she posted a special photo.

"Picture on the left was taken one week before the wedding.

"And the picture on the right was taken ... 2 minutes after! Somebody recently said to me that we all have our good angles and we all have our bad angles, so why do we let our bad angles carry so much more weight than our good angles? If you focus on how bad you look in the bad angles, at least focus on how good you look in the good ones too!"

Anna felt it important that her followers see ALL sides of her.

"For me, I'm posing, and then I go sit down, and I have this belly," said Anna. "I almost feel like it's not fair for girls to see pictures of me posed and then not know that when I sit down I look like a normal person. You can barely tell I have abs!"

She also wants to stress that she's not hating on her "bad" angles.

"I'm not saying, boohoo, look at my bad angles," she said. "It's more about knowing that with pictures, there's more than meets the eye, and that the pictures you see online are posed. It's more about the message than it is about me."

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