This month we chatted with Abby of The Classy Giraffe for our #GetInTheWater series! She just became a mama to her first little one, Theodore, and is rocking it! Make sure you check her out on her blog and on her Instagram @theclassygiraffe!
Lime Ricki: What was the last tv show you binged?
Abby: The Office
LR: What was your first job? Do you have any funny stories about it?
A: I used to teach swimming lessons. It was always funny teaching little kids. They said the funniest things. I wish I could remember some of the things they said.
LR: Who is your celebrity soul sister?
A: Blake Lively
LR: What’s your go-to road trip snack?
A: Gummy Bears / gummy worms
LR: What three songs do you listen to when you need a boost?
A: Any 80s dance song, Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles, and Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
LR: Who is your female role model and why?
A: My mom because she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She also always puts others before her needs. She is always there for me.
LR: When do you feel your most confident and why?
A: I feel most confident when I am spending time with my husband. He really builds me up and makes me feel like a million bucks. He also makes me say 3 things I like about myself whenever I say something negative about myself. It makes me so mad but it helps to build me up.
LR: What does #getinthewater mean to you?
A: It means to spend less time worrying about how I look and more time enjoying life. When I first joined swim team in high school I was so afraid to not wear shorts with my swimming suit because I was self conscious about my thighs. I eventually learned that no matter what my body is beautiful and eventually learned to embrace them. Now I rarely wear shorts when I swim.
LR: What advice do you have about feeling comfortable & confident in a swimsuit?
A: You are your worst critic. Don’t be afraid to strut your stuff.
LR: How do you share body positivity and/or self love with your children or your friends?
A: I try my best to talk about my body in a positive way especially when I am around little kids.
LR: Have you struggled with loving your body? Tell about it.
A: Yes I have struggled with loving my body for a long time. I was bullied and made fun of growing up because I was tall. I really struggled to love my body. The older I get the more I learn to appreciate my body especially my height.
Don’t forget to follow Abby on Instagram @theclassygiraffe and stay in the loop with everything she’s up to!