At The Healthy Mummy we’re all about celebrating healthy bodies of all shapes, and it seems the rest of the world is catching up! Wait until you see the incredible bodies gracing Sports Illustrated’s famous swimsuit issue…
From athletic sports stars, to shapely models in body paint (yes, Hunter McGrady is in body paint in the image above!!) – these jaw-droppingly beautiful bodies will have you celebrating your own body.
‘We Need To Love Ourselves In The Present’
Change often starts from the top down, so in a brave act Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition editor MJ Day has taken to Instagram in her bathing suit, with her two-year-old son to outline how the magazine is celebrating differences.
“This year’s issue will showcase the widest diversity of women in SI history,” MJ explains. “Women of all ages and shapes and from all different backgrounds.”
Deep.Breath. If I’m going to talk the talk I am going to walk the walk. Please consider participating. It was equally terrifying and liberating for me. Funny how I have spent my life on a beach since childhood and I have never truly felt comfortable in a swimsuit. Even at my thinnest. We need to love ourselves in the present. No matter what. I invite you all to do so. ???❤#50shadesoftan Repost @womenirl with @repostapp ・・・ Introducing the #WhatIModel campaign, a partnership with @SI_Swimsuit and @healthmagazine. This year’s Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit issue is the most inclusive ever and features women of various ages, backgrounds and body types. We’re celebrating this vision of beauty and confidence on our feed… in our swimsuits. Because you should feel beautiful no matter what you wear, and we’re ready to love our swimsuits again. Meet @mj_day, the editor of SI Swimsuit, and find out what *she* models. Then, upload your own video (in your suit) and tag it #WhatIModel & #LoveYourSwimsuit for the chance to be featured here. Stay tuned all week for inspiring messages about body confidence and authenticity. #womenirl
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Joining with movement Women In Real Life, women are being encouraged to don their swimsuits and celebrate their bodies.
MJ says, “Please consider participating. It was equally terrifying and liberating for me. Funny how I have spent my life on a beach since childhood and I have never truly felt comfortable in a swimsuit. Even at my thinnest. We need to love ourselves in the present.”
Models, Mums, Athletes
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The incredible 2017 SI Swimsuit issue includes some of our favourite mummy models, like Chrissy Teigen and Christie Brinkley (who looks AMAZING at 63!), as well as stunning professional sport stars like Serena Williams.
“Like every model in this year’s issue, these women embody character and beauty—and they prove that when it comes to beauty, there is not one singular definition. This is the very essence of SI Swimsuit, and it’s our guiding principle as we move forward,” MJ explains.
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We absolutely love this groundbreaking feature, and the message behind it. The Healthy Mummy promotes being your best, healthiest self – and that looks different for every woman.