‘Don’t let your body hold you back’ pregnant star Giovanna Fletcher praised for ‘real’ bodies post

Giovanna Fletcher shared a photo of herself in a swimsuit while on holiday in Florida and the powerful caption has proved popular with her followers.

The mum-of-two is expecting her third child with husband Tom Fletcher and the family are currently on holiday in the magical world of Disney Land, Orlando Florida.

Giovanna is often praised for her honesty and openness. Fans recently rallied behind the star when she opened up about being body shamed and targeted by cruel online trolls.

Now in a much happier post, Giovanna is beaming and she has a very important message when it comes to body shaming.

Beginning the caption she said: ‘Talking about ‘real’ bodies can’t be done without body shaming those who have the bodies we’ve been relentlessly told we should strive to achieve, which really goes against what praising and embracing our different body shapes is meant to do in the first place.

‘”Real” bodies, “real” women, “real” mums… I’m pretty sure we’re all “real” no matter our sizes, if we have flawless skin or cellulite and stretch marks, or if we’re an apple, pear, oval, diamond or hourglass.’

Talking about ‘real’ bodies can’t be done without body shaming those who have the bodies we’ve been relentlessly told we should strive to achieve, which really goes against what praising and embracing our different body shapes is meant to do in the first place. ‘Real’ bodies, ‘real’ women, ‘real’ mums… I’m pretty sure we’re all ‘real’ no matter our sizes, if we have flawless skin or cellulite and stretch marks, or if we’re an apple, pear, oval, diamond or hourglass. Our bodies should be seen as wonderfully unique, not something to be ashamed of – or something people might judge us over. Question actions and words, but not a body’s inability to ever achieve a thigh gap, someone’s muscular abs, slender frame or a wobbly bingo wing. I still have moments where I doubt myself, where I think before stripping down to my swimwear, but then I remember how much my body has given me (and continues to give me) and I decide to get into that blooming pool and splash around with my beautiful boys. Better than that, I love every second. Don’t let your body hold you back, whatever your shape and size. Don’t judge or compare. Be you… be the best you in that moment. Xxx

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Giovanna continued: ‘Our bodies should be seen as wonderfully unique, not something to be ashamed of – or something people might judge us over. Question actions and words, but not a body’s inability to ever achieve a thigh gap, someone’s muscular abs, slender frame or a wobbly bingo wing.’

However, the bestselling author admitted that it isn’t always easy to listen to her own advice and she still has days when she is self conscious.

She wrote: ‘I still have moments where I doubt myself, where I think before stripping down to my swimwear, but then I remember how much my body has given me (and continues to give me) and I decide to get into that blooming pool and splash around with my beautiful boys.

‘Better than that, I love every second. Don’t let your body hold you back, whatever your shape and size. Don’t judge or compare. Be you… be the best you in that moment. Xxx’

The post quickly resonated with her 962,000 followers and has received nearly 100,000 likes since she posted it.

One fan commented: ‘🙌🏼 Wise words! Thank you. 🙂’, while another added: ‘Absolutely perfect words 😘😘😘’.

A third fan said: ‘You’re an amazing woman, a totally inspiration G!’ – and we can’t help but totally agree!