Emily Skye makes a living from helping women achieve their fitness goals, and celebrating healthy, strong bodies. But the Aussie mum-of-two says after losing the weight she gained in her second pregnancy, she’s been subjected to cruel jibes and nasty comments.
The fitness influencer, who has a following of 2.7 million on Instagram, has never been shy about sharing her body at all stages of pregnancy and postpartum.
Emily recently shared a video showing her ‘bikini body’ over the past two years, from when she was pregnant with her second baby, her son Izaac, to now.
“There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with being confident in your own skin! There’s everything RIGHT about it,” Emily says in the comments.
“When I was pregnant and postpartum and was carrying a bit of extra ‘padding’, people used to celebrate the fact I was confident and comfortable enough in my own body to wear a bikini. Now that I’m fit again and have lost what I’d gained during pregnancy, people say things like, ‘Why do you have to wear a bikini?’, ‘Mums shouldn’t show their bodies like this’ or ‘You love yourself!”. DAMN STRAIGHT I LOVE MYSELF – it took me long enough to!
“Doesn’t society tell us to love ourselves? But if we do we’re told we shouldn’t,” Emily continues.
“I love my body in all shapes and sizes and at all stages of my pregnancy and postpartum journey. I’m so grateful for it! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happiest with the way I am now though. I feel like superwoman! I’m strong, fit, healthy and I LOVE how my body looks! I work hard to be this way and it makes me happy.
“If I could wish for anything for my daughter Mia & my son Izaac – it’s that they truly love themselves! I hope it doesn’t take as long as it took me! All I can do is lead by example though.
“By the way, EVERYBODY has a bikini worthy body no matter what shape or size you are and no matter how much cellulite, wrinkles or stretch marks you’ve got! Wear that damn bikini if ya want to!”
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