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A few days ago, 31-year-old Ashlie Molstad posted two photos of herself online. These photos have since been shared 50,000 times.
Molstad runs a website called which, in case you couldn't tell, is about a woman, food and fitness. Her Facebook page is where she documents her lifestyle and has also become the place she can really show the person behind the fitness blog.
The photos she posted were titled, "Same girl, different angles" and they showed an image of Molstad posed up against a wall next to a more relaxed image of herself sitting down, stomach rolls visible.
Now, this is a type of photo we've seen many times before. 2016 is the year of body positivity, after all. Fitness bloggers everywhere have been promoting the idea that weight isn't a real indication of fitness. It's really about how you feel on the inside, versus how you look.
Molstad is doing just this, but she's going about it in a different way. And that's refreshing to see.
Alongside her image, she writes a message many of us can relate to.
"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 writes.
"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 goes on to say she's trying hard to love herself and part of that is sharing every angle with her community.
"The real magic happens when we embrace who we are, at every angle and size," she writes.
"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."
It's a great message—and something we can all read, nod our heads and vow to try.
By the way, Molstad, your body is beautiful. And so is what you stand for.