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!

#GetIntheWater interview with Abby of The Classy Giraffe | Modest womens swimwear | Body positivity | Lime Ricki

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!

Shannon

Author: Shannon

Say hello to Shannon, Lime Ricki's social media & marketing manager. Most days you can find her hiking the mountains, listening to as many podcasts as she can get her hands on, or trying out the new ramen place on the corner. She's passionate about Lime Ricki's mission and loves a good secret swimming hole to explore with her husband and pup.

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