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Sailor Brinkley Cook in Swimsuit Wears "Dream Set"

Here’s how she stays fit.

Sailor Brinkley Cook, the model (and daughter of Christie), wore her "dream set" swimsuit over Memorial Day, and hung out with friends. While her fit figure is always an inspiration, Sailor is also a fountain of feel-good advice about how to think about yourself, in a world of judgements and self-criticism. How does she stay so fit and keep a fresh perspective? Read on to see 5 ways Sailor Brinkley Cook 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 Reminds You That Tomorrow is Another Day

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"Today feels like sunshine and rainbows and all the most beautiful colors. I feel so happy and hopeful. Crazy to think just 2 days ago I was scared and hurting because i was feeling the darkest i've felt mentally in a long time. In that moment I didn't think i'd feel this good again. This is your sign to keep going because tomorrow could be the most beautiful, bright day. The world NEEDS you around 💕🌻🌱✨☀️♥️ I LOVE YOU!" she wrote once.


She Says We Should Celebrate Ourselves

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Sailor appeared on Good Morning America in a segment that focused on an eating disorder. "I'm a little upset about the GMA piece that aired this morning," she wrote in an Instagram Story in responce. "I have nothing but respect for GMA and Deborah [Roberts], and have nothing negative to say about either one." However: "I understand that 'comparisons to model mom' and 'eating disorder struggles' are great taglines for click bait on news outlets. But when I agreed to do this interview I was under the impression that it would be in a positive light and would be inspirational," she wrote. "I ONLY agreed to do it during this awful time in America because I thought it would be a small beacon of positivity for people who have dealt with the same things as me." She added: "I did NOT want to throw a pity party for myself. I did NOT want the interview to be highlighting the dark times. 95% of what I said during the interview got cut. Including thank you to health care workers & essential workers, as well as acknowledging how awful and heartbreaking this time is for so many." She concluded: "We have to collectively learn to praise and CELEBRATE ourselves more often, because life passes by so quickly and it's a shame to spend so much of it worrying that you aren't good enough," she wrote. "Because as long as you're here on Earth and you have a body to love and voice to be heard YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH and you deserve happiness."


She Says You are an Important Part of the Universe

"This is me, feeling down. But the sun shone right into my window and some birds flew right next to my car, at the same moment. They were my reminders today that it's all alright. And to anyone who's going through it right now. Heres your reminder. You are an important part of this universe and i love you," she captioned the post.


She Says This About Body Image

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"I've had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it. I don't know why I always felt that way, sure I had baby fat and definitely went through a plethora of awkward phases, but I had a family that loved me i had friends who made me laugh etc. But for some reason I still looked in the mirror and always somehow found something to pick on. I went from being 'too fat' to 'too thin' to 'too muscular' and I never felt satisfied. My body and I have been through it all. But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, i treat myself well, and for that i'm happy. I've looked in the mirror and been able to LOVE the things about my body that beauty norms deem 'undesirable'. I now have grown to know that my body is worthy of so many great things. I don't need to be a size 0 to believe in myself. My body carries me each and every day, it loves the people i love, it holds what makes me healthy and strong, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That is okay and that is beautiful," she once wrote.


She Has This Message for Her 15-Year-Old Self

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"I am so proud of you. I am so proud of you for that day you finally stopped counting the calories in your meals. And for eating that first bowl of your fear food. I am so proud of you for throwing away that measuring tape. I am so proud of you for being brave enough to go out to eat with your friends that one night in 11th grade. And for ordering something off your meal plan. Your bravery that night changed everything. I am so proud of you for starting to go to the gym to feel good, and not to set a calorie burn goal. I am so proud of you for deciding you'll never take a body checking video again. And for sticking to that. I am so proud of you for looking in the mirror and relearning how you deserve to feel about your self. I am so proud of you for pushing yourself through the thoughts in your mind every single day and for choosing to be free. I am so proud of you. Because even in the harder moments. Even when your mind tricked you back into it, you kept pushing on in the fight. You were consistent and it wasn't easy. You had everything going against you but you did it. And I have your bravery to thank for the absolute joy my life has been filled with since. For anyone fighting an eating disorder or for anyone who's put their life on pause because you don't think you deserve happiness because of the way you look. You can do it. I know you can do it because I did it. You deserve the life you dream about. And you deserve it today," she once wrote.

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