Mom rocks a bikini for the first time in 10 years

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This Mom Just Put on a Bikini for the First Time in 10 Years

As the mother of three boys, "Rachael Ray" viewer Amanda had to face a situation every mom inevitably deals with: the post-baby body.

"I can honestly say I hated my body; I hated how I felt about myself," Amanda -- who gave birth to her third son about seven months ago -- explained. "Finally, it got to the point where [my husband] Chris would constantly tell me, 'Amanda, you're beautiful. You need to look in the mirror and see what I see.'"

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Amanda says she was so unhappy with her body that she swore off wearing a bikini. In fact, she says she hasn't worn a two-piece in about a decade.

Now, though, she says she's finally ready to give it a try. Why the sudden change of tune? Amanda credits a blog post by Rachel Hollis, which went viral after Rachel proudly flaunted her post-baby body in a bikini.

"When I saw Rachel's post, something in my head was just like, 'It's okay. You are beautiful.'"

With the help of Rachel Hollis, Amanda got the bikini transformation that's been a decade in the making. (In case you missed it, 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.)

Don't miss Amanda's special reveal in the video above.

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