Lindsey Vonn's bikini pictures have an important message

Megan Sims
·2 min read

Lindsey Vonn is living her best life.

On Monday, the 36-year-old Olympic athlete shared several pictures on Instagram of herself having a great time on a boat in Miami Beach, Fla. She also showed off her toned abs in a snake print bikini and a flowy duster.

"Smiling because I’m finally my authentic self 100% of the time. And happy to be surrounded by people who love me for who I am. Getting to this point has taken a long time but I’m here and I’m not going anywhere! #beyou #goofball," Vonn captioned the post. 

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Fans took to the comments to not only share how much they loved the photos, but they also offered words of encouragement.

"That’s some hard work you’re showing off right there! Well done," one person wrote.

"Freakin Gorgeous," a fan said.

"Dope ...be you we love it," someone continued.

"congratulations... you always need to be true and happy with yourself," a user added.

This is not the first time the gold medal skier has opened up about mental health. In an interview with Women's Health Magazine, Vonn admitted that after her divorce from ex-husband Thomas Vonn in 2013, she had to find her mental toughness by relying on herself. One of the ways she did this was by hitting the gym.

“I've always found a lot of mental strength and confidence through working out, especially since I've retired from skiing,” Lindsey said. “Finding ways to push myself in the gym has given me a lot of comfort and general confidence,” she explains. “Working out was definitely my rock throughout the pandemic, too.”

Vonn also takes the time to unwind by watching Law & Order, eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream and creating to-do lists.

“I'm a very goal-oriented person, so the more I can make a tangible expectation for myself, the better I feel," she admitted. "I like accomplishing things, so even if it's small, even just taking the trash out, I can check that off.” 

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