'Flabby' mom's inspirational bikini body photo goes viral

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This 'Flabby' Mom Is Proud Of Her Bikini Body

Beach season is nearly upon us, and one mom of three has a body positive message for all.

Rachel Hollis, 32, posted a photo of herself in a bikini on the Facebook page for her blog, 'The Chic Site,' and it quickly went viral for its inspiring message.

Hollis has three children, ages 8, 6 and 12. "I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy... (which is something I didn't even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I'm proud of this body and every mark on it," she wrote.

Hollis recently complete her first marathon and told Today.com that she was touched by the overwhelming response to the post. "I thought, it's not going to get better than this. You ran the 26 miles, and I had been training for six months. My body is never going to be smaller than it is right now, so if there's ever time to show off your belly, this is probably it," she said.

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Mom inspires woman to be REAL -- her picture went viral http://t.co/VBCiPkT4Hc
This mom flaunts "permanently flabby" bikini body and makes us cheer! http://t.co/BMlGjf0SA9 http://t.co/06yNQgHBY1
I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy... (which is something I didn't even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I'm proud of this body and every mark on it. Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. I wear a bikini because the only man who's opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way. That same man says he's never seen anything sexier than my body, marks and all. They aren't scars ladies, they're stripes and you've earned them. Flaunt that body with pride! #HollisHoliday
Family Selfie!! Dave and I snuck out of work early to go watch these showmen perform in a magic show at school! They've got mad skills you guys, mad skills!
I woke up to an email from a reporter telling me that they were going to talk about me on the Today show this morning. Then Inside Edition called. Then People, Cosmo and Huffington. Guys, I am so humbled by everyone's reaction, but also, a little overwhelmed. I am so nervous that I've been given a bigger platform and I'm somehow going to disappoint all of these new fans. Before we left for work I asked Dave to pray with me. He prayed for peace in this hectic ocean. I've had this song in my head ever since. #RachLovesLyrics
If you asked my husband, if you said, "Mr Hollis, what is one of your wife's most favorite things?" He wouldn't even need to think about it. "Bathrobes," he'd say "she's obsessed with hotel bathrobes." He'd tell you this because he knows me well, and knows that I think there's something especially relaxing about the fluffy bathrobe that you find in your hotel room. The ones at my hotel this week are made out of sweatshirt material guys. Sweatshirts! I never want to take it off!! *Goes to meeting dressed like a monk. Nobody seems to mind as they're too jealous of how warm she is* #RachOnTheGo
Imperfection is the new black! Mom's bikini pic inspires other women to flaunt their bodies w/ pride http://t.co/ABHeMTPBb4 #culture
for those perfect imperfections we all have Mom-of-three's 'flabby' stomach bikini pic inspires millions http://t.co/qz1oa7P6Ii
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