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We Got An Instagram Fitness Model To Teach Us How To Pose

You can share your self-love and inspire others to do better and be better just by being yourself.

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We've all seen our fair share of badass Instagram model fitness photos with the abs front and center.

Yes, just like this one.
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Yes, just like this one.

Well, Selorm and Kelsey agreed to post photos of themselves posing just like an Instagram fitness model for an entire week.

Brave undertaking, right?
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Brave undertaking, right?

Watch these women take on the challenge!

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Selorm's motivation was to encourage more body positivity within herself and in her social posts.

"I'm really an average person so I just wanna be proud of what I've got and who I am."
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"I'm really an average person so I just wanna be proud of what I've got and who I am."

Meanwhile, Kelsey was hesitant about showing her body a ton on Instagram, but was down for this little experiment.

"When you put your body and yourself on social media, people comment on it."
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"When you put your body and yourself on social media, people comment on it."

The ladies brought in Instagram fitness model Anna Victoria, who presented them with five challenges to take their IG fitness game to the next level.

She's a certified personal trainer and the creator of the "Fit Body Guides."
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She's a certified personal trainer and the creator of the "Fit Body Guides."

Earlier this year, Anna Victoria shared this split-screen photo of herself standing vs. sitting in a relaxed pose.

She said she was feeling a lot of pressure to be perfect so it was important for her to let her followers know that you don't need to conform, or look perfect all the time.
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She said she was feeling a lot of pressure to be perfect so it was important for her to let her followers know that you don't need to conform, or look perfect all the time.

They got right to business with their first task.

Sweat was absolutely mandatory. Eeeek!
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Sweat was absolutely mandatory. Eeeek!

Selorm had trouble with lighting after her nightly workout, and Kelsey struggled with striking just the right (sweaty) pose.

But they nailed it.
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But they nailed it.

Then came their next challenge.

The ladies had to snap themselves doing something in the great outdoors that they enjoyed.
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The ladies had to snap themselves doing something in the great outdoors that they enjoyed.

Both their fur babies were included in these photos and, tbh, kind of stole the spotlight in this challenge.

So they were totally upstaged by their adorable pets. Look at those photos! #worthit
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So they were totally upstaged by their adorable pets. Look at those photos! #worthit

Which brings us to Anna Victoria's third challenge...

And guess who that friend was? Anna Victoria herself. Yassss!
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And guess who that friend was? Anna Victoria herself. Yassss!

The trio pulled off a "medium-sweaty" workout right smack in the middle of the workday.

Nice job, ladies!
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Nice job, ladies!

Things got a little trickier with their next challenge.

They had to post a pic highlighting the part of their body that they loved the most. Oh, snap!
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They had to post a pic highlighting the part of their body that they loved the most. Oh, snap!

Kelsey said she got really good vibes after posting the photos and opening up the conversation about physical health. Meanwhile, Selorm realized that it's so much easier to identify parts of your body that you hate rather than love.

But they both found that sharing their fitness journey with others was a great way to connect with people and let them know that there's no one way to look good or healthy.
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But they both found that sharing their fitness journey with others was a great way to connect with people and let them know that there's no one way to look good or healthy.

And last, but not least, came their final challenge.

They had to share their own version of Anna Victoria's side-by-side photo.
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They had to share their own version of Anna Victoria's side-by-side photo.

Interestingly enough, Kelsey found it difficult not to pose.

"What does my body look like when I'm not posing?"
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"What does my body look like when I'm not posing?"

And Selorm really wanted to keep this shot as authentic as possible.

"With Instagram, you always wanna put your best face forward, but sometimes the best face is just the face that you have."
Selorm Kploanyi / Via Instagram: @selorm.k

"With Instagram, you always wanna put your best face forward, but sometimes the best face is just the face that you have."

When all was said and done, the ladies realized that sharing their fitness journey really made them feel empowered and connected to their followers.

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They learned you inspire others to do better and be better by just being yourself. Amen to that!

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