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Demi Lovato is feeling herself.
The singer just returned from a vacation in Bora Bora and
has the bikini photos to prove it. She’s been sharing the sizzling pictures on Instagram, and on Wednesday started to reflect on how proud she is of her body.
Lovato posted the picture after a workout, and shared her of-the-moment thoughts.
“Idk what to caption this… reality is I’m sitting at the gym post jiu-jitsu feeling high on life and drinking my post workout shake,” she wrote. “I’m sweaty and not looking this glamorous right now but f— I feel awesome.”
The “Confident” singer,
who has practiced jiu-jitsu and other forms of martial arts for the last three years, said that this photo shows just how strong she is.
“Posting this feels empowering because I like this pic where I feel sexy and I can also defend myself from anyone that ever tries to attack me,” she continued. “Any size, any shape, any gender. I have security but in the moments I’m alone I feel confident (no pun intended) that I can hold my own against an attacker.”
“Hope everyone finds something they become as passionate about as I feel about jiu-jitsu,” she added.
Lovato, who is ten months sober after her near-fatal overdose in July,
is a regular at her gym, Unbreakable Performance Center in Hollywood, which she once called her “oasis.”
she earned a new degree in the Brazilian martial art.
“2nd degree blue belt!!!!” she posted on Instagram, along with a photo of her new stripe. “This means the world to me and I couldn’t be happier. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a passion of mine and I can’t wait to learn more and more.”
Lovato also boxes (and even knocked out her trainer’s tooth with one of her fierce punches), but she previously said that
jiu-jitsu is her absolute favorite form of martial arts.
“I first got into jiu-jitsu because I loved watching people grapple,” she said. “I think it’s really cool to learn something that helps you with self-defense.”
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David and Victoria Beckham
The married couple traveled to Miami, where David is starting a professional soccer team in 2020, with their kids — Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 14, and Harper, 7. "We Miami x Kisses x " Victoria captioned the family shot. Her husband shared the same photo and called the getaway "a beautiful week creating special memories."
Khloé Kardashian and Baby True
The reality star took her daughter True to the beach, where she played in a pink flamingo pool float on the sand while wearing heart-shaped sunglasses. "Vibes," Kardashian wrote alongside an adorable snap.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The couple jetted off to Paris for a family getaway with daughter Luna, 3, and son Miles, 1. "Bonjour!" Teigen captioned this snapshot.
Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club creator set sail and showed off her "#freckles" with a selfie on a recent warm-weather outing.
Southern Charm star sported a blue bikini while lounging in Iceland's Blue Lagoon, one of. the North Atlantic island's most famous tourist destinations.
The former NBA star showed off his abs in a black swimsuit during a recent getaway to Greece with his wife Gabrielle Union-Wade. "This is not an #ad," Wade captioned the photo. "This is me. This is my life."
Six actress sported an all-pink ensemble — including a shirt that read "I just want to be a stay at home dog mom" — during a vacation in Rome.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star enjoyed a boat day with her sons Ayden, 9, and Dylan, 6, during Memorial Day Weekend. Alongside the cute family photo, Parks honored the real reason behind the holiday. "#Happy#MemorialDay?from my?#family to yours!" she wrote. "As we kick off summer let’s take a moment to remember all the brave soldiers who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. #Thankyou ????."
Khloe Kardashian (and baby True!)
Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is in the middle of a "girls' trip" to Turks and Caicos with friends (like Malika Haqq, pictured here) and family. Khloe's older sister Kourtney and 1-year-old daughter True also came along for the glamorous beach vacation.
The mom of three was the dancing girl emoji come to life as she lounged in a red, leopard print maxi dress while vacationing in the Caribbean. Friends including Larsa Pippin and Steph Shep are also hanging out on the island.
"Hello Summer!" the
Big Little Lies star captioned this snap of her posing on a dock — and greeting the season — surrounded by the tropical teal waters of the Bahamas
The Jonas Brothers singer seemed to get a head start on Octoberfest (in May!). He enjoyed a large lager while visiting Berlin, Germany.
The rapper showed off his abs during a recent tropical trip. "I forget what it’s called but I remember the feeling ?" he wrong alongside the steamy image.
The Suicide Squad star snapped a selfie with a camel while on vacation in Australia. "Outback adventure
???? (no filters, it’s just that beautiful out here)" she wrote alongside the image.
"Comfy and cozy on the Golden Coast!" the "Cry Pretty" singer and mom of two wrote alongside an image of her in California.
While spending time on the beach at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the
Desperate Housewives alum brought her 10-month-old son Santiago along. "My ray of sunshine!?#Santi?#Cannes" she captioned the adorable image.
Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian
The glam sisters wore sexy bikinis while on a yacht and posed to recreate the poster from
Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami.?"They’re Sisters Not Saints," Kourtney wrote alongside the image.
The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer stuns in a leapord-print bikini while on vacation with friends in Bora Bora.
"Doesn’t get any better than this," the
Dancing with the Stars alum wrote as she jumped into her husband Brooks Laich's arms during a romantic getaway to Greece.
The model soaked up the sun in a bikini while on a trip to Tulum. "Mexico, I needed you!" she captioned an image of her walking in the sand.
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell
The couple enjoyed dinner at Little Pearl restaurant in the Florida Keys. "I feel like all we’ve done in Key West is eat and I’m not mad about it," Bushnell wrote alongside the sweet image.
The model and lifestyle guru wore a polka dot dress during a recent weekend getaway with her family to Santa Barbara. "*kiddos not pictured— probably doing the limbo*" she wrote alongside a solo shot from the trip.
The supermodel stood on a bridge above a canal in Venice, Italy. Her punny caption? "It’s been Venice here."
The actor roasted marshmallows during a lake vacation with his son Axl, 5, whom he shares with ex, Fergie. "The health benefits of marshmallows increase when enjoyed during a sunset on the lake..." Duhamel captioned a selfie. "At least that’s what I told my 5 year old. #dadoftheyear"
“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself,” the "Consequences" singer captioned a photo of herself admiring a fountain in Tuscany.
The singer posed in his hotel room wearing a robe during a trip to Venice, Italy. He captioned the photo with simple lemon and honey pot emojis.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
After a trip to Morocco over her birthday, the actress and Honest Company founder stopped over in Paris for a romantic getaway with husband Cash Warren. "Beautiful day in Pareee w my bae," she captioned a gallery of the pair exploring gardens and wandering the picturesque streets of the city.
The country star relaxed on the couch of his vacation home in the Bahamas after a long day on the water. "After spearfishing nap!" he captioned the snap.
Real Housewives of Orange County star "needed vacation," so she jetted off to enjoy "island life" in Key West with friends RHOC makeup artist Melissa Aceves and stylist Christina Smallwood.
"Pics or it didn't happen," the New York-based host of the
Tonight Show wrote alongside an image of himself posed with some tall palm trees in Los Angeles.
"Off Duty" the
Very Cavallari star wrote alongisde a selfie on the beach during a trip to Mexico.
Six?actress jetted off to St. Kitts for a vacation full of rest and relaxation. "Golden hour ??" she captioned an image of herself in a bikini.
During a trip to New Orleans for the annual jazz festival, the actress sipped on a cocktail named in her honor at a bar named Pal's Lounge. (She used to have a home in NOLA.) "Enjoying a divine cocktail called A Helen F-ing Mirren at one of the coolest local bars" she wrote.
Andi Dorfman and Amanda Stanton
The Bachelor alums sported cutoff jean shorts and crop tops while listening to country music at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. "It takes two to make a thing go right ... it takes two to make it outta sight," Dorfman wrote alongside an image of the pair.
Desperate Housewives?alum enjoyed a beach day as she lounged with her ten-month-old son Santiago during a tropical getaway to St. Barths. "Baby at the beach!" she wrote alongside the adorable image.
Real Housewives of New York City star sported a coral one-piece swimsuit with sunglasses and a wide-brim hat during a trip to Florida. "Sunshine is the best medicine! " she captioned the photo of herself walking on the beach.
announcing her split from her Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin
, Camp jetted off to Mexico City with some friends. She shared a photo of herself under a palm tree with?
star Jason Mitchell,
alum Nasim Pedrad, and?
actress Sarah Burns. "Just a bunch of Desperados," she wrote alongside the image, giving a nod to her newly single status.
RHONY star, sporting knee-high gladiator sandals, posed with her daughter, Hannah Lynch, during a family trip to Puerto Rico.
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans
The married country stars enjoyed a tropical vacation together a week after Ballerini kicked off her Miss Me More Tour. "" she captioned the selfie with her husband.
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo
The former Bachelorette and her fiancé jetted off to Key Biscayne, Florida to celebrate Lindsay's birthday. "THIS ONE RIGHT HERE ???????? and his family made me feel extra special on my birthday today and it was my first birthday away from home!" Lindsay captioned the photo. "I already feel like an Abasolo ??! Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes and Happy Easter! ??????"
Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson
The newlyweds explored the waterfalls of St. Lucia during
following a romantic wedding ceremony in California.
The Office alum enjoyed high tea at the Langham, Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. with her daughter Harper, 4. "Mommy/Daughter tea! With fascinators!?#springbreak?#fancy?#tea" she captioned an image of herself wearing a pink fascinator and holding a cup of tea.
The actress snapped a selfie wearing a bandana while in traveling through the desert in Dubai.
The "Close to Me" Singer shared a black and white photo of herself wearing a bikini as she played hooky from work during a recent trip to L.A.
The model ate Cheetos at a picnic table while wearing a bikini during a recent trip to the Dominican Republic. "Itty bitty things for big things coming your way," she wrote alongside the image.
"Board in the desert,"
The Path actress captioned an image of herself wearing a brown tie dye dress and holding an elaborate meat, cheese and veggie tray during a recent getaway.
Glee?alum and his wife Mia Swier jetted off to Miniloc Island in the Philippines for a romantic vacation. "7500 miles I roamed Just to make this dock my home... Sittin’ on Bacuit bay Watchin’ the tides roll away... ??" Criss wrote alongside an image of Swier kissing him on the cheek on a balcony at their resort.
Wedding Crashers star is feeling like a particular Disney princess on her Hawaii vacation. "I swam with dolphins and pilot whales— I’m like the Little Mermaid — if she was middle-aged and couldn’t sing," the red-haired actress joked in the caption of her portrait in full snorkel gear.
Nick and Vanessa Lachey
The famous family had the "Best Day EVER" at the Disneyland! "It was Camden’s first inverted roller coaster(Incredicoaster), Phoenix’s first big boy ride (Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters), and Brooklyn’s first Star sighting (Elastigirl)!" Vanessa, wrote of her children's milestone moments at the Calfornia theme park.
Baywatch actress is keeping her red one-piece in the drawer a little longer and hitting the ski slopes — in April! "Last days of winter self portrait," she captioned frosty selfie, in which she stays toasty in mittens, a ski jacket and goggles.
The actress stopped by "Villa B." while on a visit to Rome. "Back where I started. Remember F?" the
Kill Bill star cryptically captioned her photo, which shows the picturesque Italian city in the background.
The singer was all smiles on a boat ride during a recent vacation with her daughter Willow, 7, and son Jameson, 2.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins
During a tropical family getaway, Lauren dressed her daughters Willa Gray, 3, and Ada, 1, in grass skirts, leis, and coconut tops. "little hula girls ??," she wrote alongside the adorable image. "I just can’t handle it ????"
"Singapore Nights??" the "New Light" singer captioned a photo of himself in front of the Singapore skyline.
Jersey Shore star and her family took a trip to Disney World while wearing matching shirts that read "Disney Family Vacation" and each of their names within the iconic Mickey Mouse ears.
While snowboarding with his eight-year-old son Flynn during his spring break, the actor penned a sweet message beaming with pride. "Today was a milestones as he was taken to the top of the mountain and whilst I know there was a cacophony of questions and fears going off in his head he braved all to make it down the mountain..." Bloom wrote of Flynn's determination. "Feeling proud and grateful I get to share this experience with him...it’s a privilege that I do not take for granted...it’s one of my my favorite things to do and the idea we’ll be able to shred one day in the future make my heart smile wide ??????"
"Have you ever tried getting onto one of these things?" the former One Direction member hilariously wrote alongside an image of himself shirtless while attempting to get into an inner tube in the lazy river at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum snapped a selflie in an orange bikini and round sunglasses during a recent tropical trip. "Can my feed always look like this?" she wrote.
While vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the model sipped a drink from a coconut while sitting on a swing above the sand. "I’m [coconut emoji] about this place ??" she captioned the photo.
The comedian and his wife, film producer Nancy Junoven, sported matching wetsuits with their daughters Winnie, 5, and Frances, 4, while swimming with dolphins during a getaway to Atlantis in the Bahamas. "I always thought bowling shoes were a little gross - then I met the wet suit rental program," Fallon joked in his caption to the family photo.
Busy Tonight?host sipped on a Mai Tai at sunset during a tropical trip with her daughters Birdie, 10, and Cricket, 5. "Like my Grandmother Sugarplum before me, I am a real Mai Tai b—," she wrote.
Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas
The Jonas Brothers, Kevin, Joe and Nick grooved to Kacey Musgraves's song "Golden Hour," while smoking cigars and sipping on cocktails on a boat in Miami.
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick
The retired racecar driver shared a smooch with her quarterback boyfriend in front of the Eiffel Tower on a surprise trip to Paris. "For my birthday, he said pack a bag, we are going somewhere...... Amazing," she wrote alongside the romantic snap.
A fluffy white robe and hair towel served as the singer’s birthday suit this year. She posed in them on a balcony at Cliveden House, a luxury country house hotel in the U.K. “Woke up 35 today and decided to become an insta model,” she captioned
, hashtagging “#BDAYgirl.”
The Goop founder and her daughter, Apple Martin, were twinning in this
from a recent family vacation. Paltrow kept the caption short and sweet, posting only three emojis: an apple, a skier and a red heart. Apple was less in love with her mom's post.
“Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent,” Apple wrote.
Paltrow replied, “You can’t even see you face!”
The model and her fiance Tom Kaulitz got a little touristy in Hong Kong as they posed in front of a glass wall with the city skyline behind them.
Law & Order: SVU star bundled up during a recent ski trip in Park City, Utah. "It’s Monday and I’m not busting perps.." she wrote alongside the black and white image. "#feelinglucky #feelinggrateful #Enjoyingthechangeofpace."
alum looked happy and sun-kissed on vacation in Maui with her boyfriend, country singer Chris Lane. "We enjoyed some of the most delicious food and drinks during a perfect Maui sunset at one of my favorite resorts," she captioned
this sweet photo
, which she tagged at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
"Talk. About. DREAMY." the mom of two and wife of country singer Thomas Rhett, captioned?
of the pair posing on a sunny beach in Australia.
"Haven’t been on one of these in a while," the former Olympic athlete wrote of
, in which she stands on a medalists' podium on a recent trip to Greece. "Behind me is the home of the modern Olympic Games in 1896. Absolutely amazing!"
Ever heard of a quokka? Just ask this model, who
snuck a selfie
with the adorable Australian animal. Pataky traveled to Western Australia with her husband, Chris Hemsworth, and shared plenty of awe-inspiring photos along the way.
"Pretending to know what I’m doing," the model captioned this
ski bunny shot
from her recent trip to the slopes.
"Not complaining about today’s office " the model captioned this photo from her recent trip to Hawaii. The beachy picture was taken at Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina.
Southern Charm star seems happy in love with her anesthesiologist boyfriend, Metul Shah, on their recent trip to Ubud, Bali.
The actress and supermodel mom soaked up the Portuguese sun while on a recent trip to Lisbon.
Thomas Rhett Akins
The country crooner cheesed with his daughter, Willa Gray, 3, in this Instagram post from the back of a boat.
"Loving all the colors in Puerto Rico! ??" the
Real Housewives of Dallas star gushed about her recent vacation with her kids. "Hilton & Cruise are having the best time!"
While on a tropical vacation with her husband, Migos rapper Offset, the "Money" singer sported a floral swimsuit with a matching cover up and sunhat. "Issa vibe," she captioned a photo of herself lounging on a yacht.
Eric Decker and Shawn Booth
The Bachelorette alum (right) who split from his fiancee Kaitlyn Bristowe in November 2018, posed shirtless aboard a boat with retired NFL star (and husband of Jessie James Decker) Eric Decker while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico.
"Catching flights... Not Feelings," the reality star captioned an image of herself in an airport in Havana, Cuba.
Pretty Little Liars actress threw her hands in the air while floating in an inner tube during a recent warm-weather winter getaway. "No matter how old you are, it’s hard to say no to a lazy river in an inner tube," she wrote.
While attending a bachelor party in Breckinridge, Colorado, for one of his friends, the?
Bachelorette?alum posed in a hotel robe in the snow while wearing shorts and tennis shoes. "Iced coffee & a robe kind of morning," he wrote.