Influencer reveals the reality behind fitness snaps for fans to ‘respect their bodies’

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An influencer took to Instagram to encourage her followers to respect their bodies.

In her latest post, Danae Mercer, known online as @danaemercer, posted a photo at a new gym.

The body-positive gal posted two side-by-side photos of herself: one with her stomach hanging over her leggings and one with visibly toned abs.

Along with this, she has uploaded a video where she sits and shows her natural belly.

Then, to demonstrate just how different your body can look when you’re toned and relaxed, he shared more candid snaps with the caption “dignified.”

She posted two photos of herself side by side, one with her stomach hanging over her leggings and one with visibly toned abs (Image: Instagram/ @danaemercer)

In the caption, she wrote: “I don’t want you to love your body. Right?

“Real.

“Because love feels like a big request. A great demand. Like a challenge on top of an impossible mountain.

“Especially when we are told from an early age what to hate.

“But I want you to respect it.

He posted a video about rolling his belly (Image: Instagram/ @danaemercer) He wrote about these two worthy photos (Image: Instagram/ @danaemercer)

“Respect your body.

“Respect it enough to eat it

“It doesn’t matter what your body image was that morning.

“Move in a way that makes you feel good.

“Or rest, relax, even if I ask you to.

“Respect it enough to treat yourself with grace and kindness.

“Even if love feels hard.

She also posted a video showing the difference posing can make (Image: Instagram/ @danaemercer) She also posted a video showing the difference posing can make (Image: Instagram/ @danaemercer)

“And slowly, surely, maybe this love thing creeps in.

“Slowly.

“Day after day.

“Getting stronger.

“Just like you x.”

The comments section was flooded with supportive comments from his followers.

He posted a photo from behind (Image: Instagram/ @danaemercer)

One person commented: “Thank you beautiful soul! This is a wonderful memory.

A second said, “I had cellulite early on and am in the process of losing weight now so I also have loose skin and scars now but that’s ok… I love myself and enjoy my life.” “

A third wrote: “I love you so much, thank you for being so real. You have no idea how much that helped me.”

A fourth wrote: “I love you so much! What a breath of fresh air! Thanks for all you do!”

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