Instagram Fitness Star Shows Off Her Stretch Marks and Loose Skin 

2 pictures taken moments apart. The pic on the right is one that might resemble what you see as you scroll your Instagram feed each day. The pic on the right probably reminds you of the ones you think you could never possibly share with the world. Polar opposites ~ but guess what, I've decided that both pictures MAKE ME PROUD. Everyday we are surrounded by images that are supposed to represent 'perfection' but why can't the pic on the left represent perfection too?! The pic on the left represents what my body is capable of ~ growing 2 babies, yes! Little humans that have come into the world and made me the happiest mumma in the whole wide world! It's not easy for me to do this, I promise you as I post this I am no joke absolutely shit*ing myself but the reason I'm doing this is to show you we're ALL REAL! We all have things we wish we could change, it's easy to get caught up in the perfect world of social media but DON'T! Because behind every image is someone that has things they wish they could change too. Be proud, be kind, love your body for what it has done. Stretch marks, loose skin, bellies and saggy boobs – embrace it mummas because you are BEAUTIFUL ???

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Anna Strode Instagram fitness star
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Anna Strode has a message for her more than 48,000 Instagram followers: Even personal trainers struggle to bounce back after baby. 

The Melbourne, Australia-based mom, who gave birth to twin boys, Samuel and Lachie, in May 2015, shared two photos of herself side by side. In one image she is kneeling on the carpet and her abs are completely flat; in the other, she is sitting and appears to have rolls and excess skin. The pictures were taken just moments apart.

“The pic on the right is one that might resemble what you see as you scroll your Instagram feed each day,” she wrote in the Wednesday, August 3, post. “The pic on the left probably reminds you of the ones you think you could never possibly share with the world.”

Strode, who has branded herself the “Fit Twin Mama” admitted she was nervous about putting herself out there. “I promise you as I post this, I am no joke, absolutely S- – Ting myself,” she revealed. “But the reason I’m doing this is to show you we’re ALL REAL! … Be proud, be kind, love your body for what is it has done. Stretch marks, loose skin, bellies and saggy boobs — embrace it mummas because you are BEAUTIFUL.”  

The post has received nearly 3,000 likes and more than 200 comments. “It’s hard to adjust to saying goodbye to your old body and accepting the new. Your post makes this transition easier,” wrote one mother of twins, while another woman raved: “This is so encouraging. I needed this today.”

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