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Jamie Otis in Bathing Suit Says "Enjoy Yourself"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Jamie Otis, the influencer, author, podcaster, and reality star, is looking forward to the warmer weather. Otis celebrated Memorial Day Weekend, and posted a stunning new reel on Instagram. In it, Otis walked in a desert canyon. She wore a black bathing suit, showing off her body. She captioned the reel, "This weekend marks the beginning of summer.☀️ We all have body hair, stretch marks, cellulite, and rolls…Wear the suit and go enjoy yourself.👙😎🏝." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jamie Otis stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!



She Embraces Her Body

Otis is proud of her body, and she wants people to know it. She talks about self-love and body positivity on a lot of her Instagram posts, including her most recent Memorial Day reel. "We all have body hair, stretch marks, cellulite, and rolls," Otis wrote. "Wear the suit and go enjoy yourself."


She No Longer Takes "Before & After" Photos

One thing Otis is doing to help herself stay confident is not taking "before and after" photos for social media, especially after having her two kids. She revealed her explanations for doing this in this reel. "I'm never taking a degrading "before" pic again. It's just not for me anymore. After having my first rainbow baby, my goal was to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes asap. It was never about health. It's taken me decades to learn that I'm more than my pant size & the number on the scale doesn't define me. Halle-freakin-lujah.


She Went On A Cleanse

Otis revealed in this reel that she was about to make a lot of changes to her diet and lifestyle. "Today I am cutting out gluten, dairy, alcohol, and extra sugars bc my skin has been so red and dry," she explained. "It's like my body has been screaming at me to take better care of it. I've got that eczema on my eyelids, dandruff and itchy scalp, and just ya know, no energy & always feeling physically & mentally drained."


She Worked Out While She Was Pregnant

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Otis made sure to get workouts in while she was pregnant. On her website, she explained her reason for doing so. "I am committed to staying strong and healthy for me and my rainbow baby. I know that the first half of my pregnancy was a struggle, but I'm getting back on track (and writing this blog/putting it out into the world is my way of holding myself accountable)!"


She Opened Up About Her Struggles

In 2019, a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" was passed in some states, which would limit access to abortions, with Alabama banning them completely. When this happened, Otis wrote a guest piece for People about her own abortion, wanting to let others know they weren't alone, and to reduce the stigma. "I know I'm going to get backlash for opening up about my past. Like I said, my abortions still torment me and I hate that I had to have them. However, am I thankful? Of course. I wouldn't be able to be a good mother to my daughter right now or have been able to be a good parent to my siblings back then. The cycle continues because there's not enough education about sex and birth control, and not enough support. There's not enough constructive discussion about abortion. It sucks. It really sucks. But the truth of the matter is it is a necessary option."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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