Demi Lovato may be fitness inspo to women everywhere (see: her new capsule collection for Kate Hudson’s athletic-wear line, Fabletics), but like many of us, she too has her insecurities and run-ins with self-criticism. That’s why for 2018, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer is vowing to kick them to the curb with a battle cry of body positivity that just about everyone could stand to hear.
Posting a shot of herself posing in a striped one-piece on a dreamy, sunny beach, the 25-year-old admitted she doesn’t always see perfection in herself. “So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture,” she revealed.
Still, she had a pretty good reason for looking beyond her own perceived “flaws.”
“I’m posting it because I look so happy…” (she really does!)” …and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism.”
The former Disney star continued on to explain what a huge step this was for her in particular, having struggled with an eating disorder in the past. “Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life-changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery, even if I mess up sometimes,” the singer shared.
Lovato has been plenty open about her eating disorder in the past, opening up about a recent relapse in her YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, and posting powerful images about her recovery back in October.
If this latest snap is any indication, it looks like she’ll continue to share her journey with her followers in the New Year, telling followers, “Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life. #EDrecovery #happyAF”
We’re #happyAF *for* you, Demi!
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If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, please contact the National Eating Disorders Association for help.
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