Nadia Sawalha, 54, says she feels ‘stronger and happier than ever’ after posting a video of her shaking cellulite to inspire her two daughters
Nadia Sawalha has revealed she feels ‘stronger and happier than ever’ after posting a video of her shaking cellulite.
The Loose Women star, 54, told The Mirror she originally shared the clip in May to inspire her daughters Maddy, 16, and Kiki, 11, after years of battling her own body insecurities.
It came after Nadia took to Instagram in May to post a video of her proudly shaking her curvy pins and wrote in a lengthy caption that she no longer felt any ‘shame’ about her body.
Confident: Nadia Sawalha has revealed she feels ‘stronger and happier than ever’ after posting a video of her shaking cellulite to inspire her two daughters
Nadia told the publication she’s never felt better since she openly embraced her figure, saying she felt compelled to share the video to help normalise cellulite for other women.
The star wrote: ‘Posting that video on Instagram was perhaps the most courageous thing I’ve ever done. And yes, my daughters were proud of me.’
Nadia then admitted it has taken years to embrace her body after battling with insecurities, which escalated in her 40s when she gained four stone after giving birth to daughter Kiki.
Defiant: In May the Loose Women star took to Instagram to share a video of her shaking the cellulite on her legs, and has since said it was ‘the most courageous thing she’s ever done’
Inspiring: Nadia also said she sought therapy after battling with body insecurities for years, but not feels utterly happy with her figure
Despite eventually slimming down to a size 10, the mother-of-two said she still wasn’t happy, adding: ‘I realised I wasn’t happy, so had therapy. I didn’t want my kids to feel the same way about their own bodies as I’d been made to feel about mine.’
And with her amazing new body confidence, Nadia also revealed she hasn’t completely rejected the idea of posing nude.
‘The older I get, the more ‘out there’ I seem to be, so don’t rule it out,’ she added.
Close: The star also said she made her daughters Maddy, 16, (seen above far left) and Kiki, 11, proud with the post
Nadia’s revelations came after she took to Instagram earlier this year to post a video of her proudly shaking her cellulite.
In a lengthy caption the star admitted she had struggled with body insecurities, and it took the words of her daughter Maddy to finally push her to embrace her figure.
She said: ‘I’m not going to lie I almost didn’t post (got in a right old pickle about it !) this but it was my daughter @maddiemaddieee saying ”’mum I don’t see what’s wrong with cellulite” with such innocence that gave me my wake up call !!
‘No more shame. Done. Signora Cellulita I’m going to be kinder to you you’re just part of me !! B****y hell it took me long enough?!’
You look great! In her post Nadia also said she finally decided to embrace her body after years of battling insecurities