Kristin Cavallari shows off workout gains in bikini photo: 'Just because I’m a mom doesn’t mean I can’t be proud of my body'

Kristin Cavallari
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Kristin Cavallari has been a reality show mainstay for decades since her breakout days on “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.”

But the stress of being in the public eye manifested physically for the Uncommon James founder, she shared recently.

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This week, Cavallari, 35, celebrated her latest phase in life, posting a bikini photo where she showed off her recent workout gains.

Alongside the shot of herself standing in a minimal black two-piece, staring out over a beach scene, Cavallari captioned, “I’ve been sitting on this picture for a few days going back and forth on if I should post it or not. Ultimately I decided to bc I’ve come a long way from a few years ago and I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made.”

The “Very Cavallari” star added two more pictures in the Instagram slideshow that show a stark contrast to a much thinner Cavallari.

“I don’t even recognize the girl in those other 2 photos,” notes Cavallari in the caption, “...and no, I never had an eating disorder..that was purely stress.”

Cavallari -- who shares children Camden, 9, Jaxon, 8, and Saylor, 6, with her ex, former NFL star, Jay Cutler -- went on to express the pride in her development.

“I work out really hard and am dedicated to a healthy lifestyle," she wrote, "and I think just because I’m a mom doesn’t mean I can’t be proud of my body and be comfortable in my skin.”

Aside from many impressed fans, a few of Cavallari’s famous friends dropped supportive comments, as Today reported.

Designer Brittney Kelley exclaimed, "Girl you are beautiful and STRONG.” "You look gorgeous!!” said "The Hills" co-star Audrina Patridge. "Stress really does play a huge part in health all around!”

Pro wrestler Nikki Bella, added, "Gorgeous healthy! #goals.”

“I’ve put on a lot of weight in the last few years, but in a good way.” Cavallari recently told Us Weekly. “My goal is sort of, right now, just to maintain the muscle that I have. I’m not trying to lose weight. I don’t weigh myself. I can tell how my clothes fit me.”

A previous selfie post from about five days earlier – with Cavallari flashing a peace sign while wearing a similar bikini – already proved the Uncommon James founder happy where she is and not planning on “sitting on” too many more photos this summer.

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