Lizzo in Bathing Suit is "Pretty"
Lizzo is feeling pretty! In her latest Instagram post, the body-confidence queen shows off her gorgeous curves in a mermaid blue bathing suit. "Just a reminder that I'm … pretty n there's nothing u can do about it," she captioned the series of snaps. How does the 34-year-old singer take care of herself? Read on for 6 of Lizzo's top diet, fitness, and self-love tips—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Create Your Own Beauty Standard
Do not compare your body type to others, says Lizzo. "I think I have a really hot body! I'm a body icon, and I'm embracing that more and more every day," she recently told People. "It may not be one person's ideal body type just like, say, Kim Kardashian might not be someone's ideal, but she's a body icon and has created a modern-day beauty standard. And what I'm doing is stepping into my confidence and my power to create my own beauty standard. And one day that will just be the standard."
Skinny Doesn't Mean Healthy
Lizzo stresses the importance of understanding that your clothing size does not dictate whether you are healthy or not. "Okay, we all know I'm fat," she told People. "I know I'm fat. It doesn't bother me. I like being fat, and I'm beautiful and I'm healthy. So can we move on?"
Lizzo is all about self-care, explaining that it looks different for everyone. "Self care is in the little moments — bathing, sweating, washing your hair.. it's in laughing so hard you can barely catch a breath, your lungs expanding on a morning jog… now more than ever we need to enjoy the quiet within ourselves," Lizzo said on Instagram.
Celebrate Your "Imperfections"
Lizzo suggests celebrating your body just the way it is. "I'm doing this for myself. I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my" backside "or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. … I think it's beautiful," she told Essence.
Live in Self-Love
Lizzo loves herself to live. "I don't think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it's a decision that has to be made for survival; it was in my case," she explained to NBC News. "Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? 'Cause this is who you're gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself."
Lizzo exercises daily, but explains that fitness looks different for everyone. "I want people to realize that fitness doesn't have a look or an aesthetic or a weight. Fitness is a very personal thing that's between you and your doctor," she told Billboard. "To have a big black girl singing about how she's working on the calisthenics – because mind you, I be in the gym everyday, but people don't believe that … I think that it's empowering for young girls, to see that it's okay to work out and not have a six-pack."