Fitness blogger posts must-see side-by-side comparison to prove one point

Social media has a lot of upsides, but one definite drawback is the inclination to compare yourself to others. A report from TIME called social media a "toxic mirror," and body image can suffer. One fitness blogger is fighting back these comparisons and desire to be "perfect."

Ashlie Molstad, also known as Foodie Girl Fitness, shared photos on her Facebook page to show that everyone's bodies are fine the way they are:

"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.

See photos from Molstad's Instagram

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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 have 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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It is possible to be a work in progress and love yourself all at the same time. . . Working today on loving myself right where I'm at while still working towards getting better. . . Don't wait for "someday" to be happy. Start right now. If you're struggling where you're at right now because you just can't seem to find the motivation to get fit and healthy, at least recognize that it doesn't make you a shitty person... It makes you human. Get back up, dust yourself off, adjust your crown, and keep kicking ass like the queen you are. 👑

The fitness coach went on to say that self-love isn't always easy, but it's necessary. Sometimes it's a struggle for her as well, but she said "that the real magic happens when we embrace who we are, at every angle and size."

The 31-year-old's untouched photos then went viral, garnering thousands of comments and shares. Many praised her for being vulnerable and real.

Her Instagram page is just as inspiring:

She urges others to self-improve but also self-love. She said, "It is possible to be a work in progress and love yourself all at the same time."

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