The trainer and ultra-motivator is the perfect example of how body recomposition can change SO much.
In 11 years, Anna Victoria completely transformed her body—and she has the pictures to prove it. But incredibly, her weight has only shifted by 5 lbs.
The fitness influencer, 30, joined in on the popular 10-year challenge, which has social media users sharing photos of themselves now and a decade earlier. Victoria cheated a little and shared a photo from 11 years earlier, but it was worth it to show how much she’s changed. (Related: Anna Victoria Gets Real About What It Takes to Get Abs)
“Does anyone else look back and feel like periods of time in your life were another life entirely?” she asked on Instagram.
Victoria said that in the photo from 2007, where she’s dressed in a bikini and holding up a friend for a keg stand, she wasn’t healthy.
“Before: partied (clearly), ate only fast food, wouldn’t step foot in a gym, drank almost no water, had trouble sleeping, had digestive and GI issues from poor eating habits,” she wrote. (Related: Anna Victoria Launched an Activewear Collection)
2007 vs 2018 Since I already shared a 10 year transformation, here’s an 11 year Does anyone else look back and feel like periods of time in your life were another life entirely? . Before: * Partied (clearly ) * Ate only fast food * Wouldn’t step foot in a gym * Drank almost no water * Had trouble sleeping * Had digestive + GI issues from poor eating habits . After: * Enjoys a glass of wine or two here and there * Eats 80/20 * Works out for my mental, emotional and physical health * Drinks 3-4 liters of water a day * Prioritizes sleep * No more digestive + GI issues (except for when I have huge cheat meals) . While I didn’t have a ton of weight to lose, my transformation was largely health focused, I am also proud of the physical change. And there’s only a 5 lb difference between these two photos! But one thing I want to add and make clear is despite the differences between these two photos, I still loved myself in the 2007 photo. No matter how much I did or didn’t weigh, I never let it phase me and question my worth. YOU deserve to love yourself now, no matter where you are in your journey, even if you haven’t even started Please know that now, and always. #fbggirls #fitbodyapp #10yearchallenge www.annavictoria.com/fitbodyapp
“After: enjoys a glass of wine or two here and there, eats 80/20, works out for my mental, emotional and physical health, drinks 3-4 liters of water a day, prioritizes sleep, no more digestive and GI issues (except for when I have huge cheat meals).”
Victoria said that those changes between 2007 and 2018—things she now preaches to her 1.3 million followers—changed her life, even if they didn’t make much of a difference on the scale.
“While I didn’t have a ton of weight to lose, [and] my transformation was largely health-focused, I am also proud of the physical change. And there’s only a 5 lb difference between these two photos!” she said. “But one thing I want to add and make clear is despite the differences between these two photos, I still loved myself in the 2007 photo. No matter how much I did or didn’t weigh, I never let it phase me and question my worth.”
Top 9 of 2018 WHAT A YEAR! Which photo is your fav?! . My 20 vs 30 years old transformation My “Instagram booty” vs “real life booty” 2011 vs 2018 transformation (The 2011 picture was the first vacation Luca and I went in together after we first met ) Our wedding in Rome, Italy on May 14, 2016 Being on the COVER of Women’s Health something I still pinch myself over!! (And is all thanks to you guys!!!) A relaxed selfie remember not to compare yourself with the 99% of posed photos on insta My 30th birthday in Lake Tahoe 12 weeks after I started testing @fitbodyapp workouts and meal plan (you girls didn’t know it at the time ) Another throwback to our wedding We constantly look at these and wish we could go back and get married all over again! . THANK YOU for being on this crazy ride we call life with me. I’m so grateful I get to share all these moments with you!! 2018 was amazing, but 2019 is going to be LIFE CHANGING!! #fbggirls #top9 www.annavictoria.com/fitbodyapp
Victoria said that the same is true for her followers, especially if they’re comparing themselves to old photos.
“YOU deserve to love yourself now, no matter where you are in your journey, even if you haven’t even started,” she said. “Please know that now and always.” (Related: This 15-Minute Metabolic Workout from Anna Victoria Will Work Your Entire Body)
This story was originally published on People.com by Julie Mazziotta.