Blogger buys her first bikini at 31, shares selfie to prove every body is bikini ready

A mum has shared her first ever bikini selfie and the Internet can’t get enough of it [Photo: Facebook/Krystal Gordon Inspiring Wellness]

If the thought of sharing a bikini selfie to social media makes you want to dive behind the nearest sand dune, then you’ll likely appreciate the magnitude of one mum’s recent post to Facebook.

Krystal Gordon, a 31-year-old blogger from Queensland had never worn a bikini, heck until recently she never even owned one. So body conscious was she that she’d never had the courage to bare all in a bikini. Until now that is.

Taking to her Facebook page, Krystal shared an image of herself in her first ever two piece and alongside it included an empowering message encouraging other women to love themselves and their bodies. And turns out, the Internet can’t get enough of it.

“Omg, I just bought a bikini!!! What the heck? Lol,” she wrote. “I also just took and shared a front on photo of me without my clothes on - double what the heck!?”

“Loving thy self baby. Embracing it all. Being proud of my progress. Accepting me for who I am right now even if it isn’t where I want to be.”

[Photo: Facebook/Krystal Gordon Inspiring Wellness]

The mum who blogs about her health and wellbeing journey went on to explain that it had taken a lot of courage to share the snap, but she wanted people to know that if she could do it, anyone could.

“Now don’t get me wrong, sharing this isn’t easy by any means - every bit of me is going ‘holy shit Krystal, what are you doing!?’,” she wrote. “But if I can happily accept and celebrate everyone else’s body I sure as hell deserve the same love from myself ;)”

Krystal explained that it is her goal to wear her bikini in public this summer before going on to share an inspiring message to others to remember that all bodies are bikini bodies.

“I WILL get there. It WILL happen,” she said. “You don’t need a certain type of body to have a bikini body - you just need to put a bikini on!”

Krystal’s first ever bikini selfie has since been liked over 1200 times and received countless comments from people praising her body positive message.

“OMG you have made my day beautiful girl!! You look amazing and now you have inspired me to 'just do it’,” one woman wrote.

“This is so inspiring to everyone !! You rock that thing girl,” added another.

[Photo: Facebook/Krystal Gordon Inspiring Wellness]

Krystal later thanked people for their incredible support

“You guys!!! Ya’ll have made me cry,” she wrote. “You have no idea what your messages have meant to me - thank you. Big love to you all.”

Speaking to NewsMail the mum-of-one, who has battled weight issues most of her life, explained that she hopes her message will help make others question criticising their own body flaws.

“That moment of vulnerability was totally worth it because it made someone else think about loving themselves,” she said.

Now, instead of slamming her appearance, Krystal tries to focus on one body part she is grateful for.

“Up until the start of this year it was always about weight loss and even up to a couple of months ago I thought the key to being who I wanted to be was losing weight, getting fit and being positive,” she said.

“I deserve to love, accept and appreciate myself today, the way I am. This journey that I’m on is nothing to do with weight loss. It’s about being healthy and happy and that comes from within.”

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