IT’S truthful to say Lizzie Cundy has by no means been a lot of a shrinking violet.
Keen on tight outfits that exhibit her fabulous physique, the 52-year-old former WAG has taken issues to a different degree — with simply an iron and some strategically placed masks to protect her modesty in a current Instagram submit.
Lizzie Cundy poses in attractive swimwear as she unmasks her secret to her physique confidenceCredit score: Mark Hayman – Fabulous
In an unique chat with Fab Day by day, she says: “I really feel extra free as I’ve obtained older. Now I’m 52, I really feel so attractive
“I like being within the nude and doing housework naked. I don’t assume there may be something fallacious with it.
“We’re born bare and all have the identical bits, and I like the liberty. I’ve given the postman a shock, I’m certain.
“I’m making bunting out of my face masks to make use of for a celebration as soon as that is throughout.”
The 52-year-old former WAG says she likes to get bareCredit score: LIZZIE CUNDY INSTAGRAM
Lizzie’s Instagram snap is the newest in a collection of tongue-in-cheek pictures she has posted throughout the pandemic.
Others embody her mowing the garden in a ball robe and heels, and portray her home in a swimsuit.
Lizzie, who has been presenting her talkRADIO present from residence throughout lockdown, says: “I assumed, ‘I’ve to try to convey a smile to individuals’s faces, and make individuals snort’.
“It’s about being body-confident and, to be trustworthy, I’ve by no means been fitter in my life, so why not present it off?
Inserting the masks on strategic spots, Lizzie takes issues to a different degree with this saucy Instagram submitCredit score: LIZZIE CUNDY INSTAGRAM
“Once I was 20, I might by no means have considered being bare on a regular basis, however confidence has include age. We’re all completely different styles and sizes, and let’s have a good time that.
“I like that my footage convey a little bit of pleasure to individuals in these Covid occasions. Hopefully I’ll nonetheless be doing this when I’m 80.
“I’m having fun, and embracing that undeniable fact that I’ve learnt to like my physique.”
Pre-Covid, Lizzie was trudging away on the health club on the operating machine and treadmill.
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Since March, nonetheless, she’s been doing a 20-minute high-intensity exercise each morning.
Lizzie, who’s single however relationship, says: “I’m way more assured within the bed room now due to these exercises.
“As quickly because the gyms shut, I panicked. However I pulled myself collectively, and began doing these hiit exercises.
“As quickly as I get up, I do a bunch of workouts like press-ups, crunches, lunges — all these issues that you just don’t wish to do.
Sons James and Josh have not been fairly so eager about their mum’s exhibitionist streak
“As my mum all the time mentioned, ‘If in case you have obtained time to take a seat on the cellphone and have a cup of tea and chat with a pal, then you’ve got time to do a little bit of train’.”
However whereas the reception from her followers has been overwhelmingly optimistic, Lizzie’s two sons — James, 19, who nonetheless lives at residence, and actor Josh, 25, who’s at present filming medieval drama collection Glow And Darkness in Madrid alongside Joan Collins — haven’t been fairly so eager about their mum’s exhibitionist streak.
She says: “I do know generally each my sons put their heads of their palms with the photographs I submit.
“They usually say, ‘Mum, I’m not taking these sorts of images of you in your Instagram!’ However they by no means inform me to cease. They know me and my sense of humour.”
Her sons refuse to take these sorts of images for her InstagramCredit score: lizziecundy/Instagram
It’s been a rollercoaster journey to self-acceptance for Lizzie, who separated from Chelsea footballer Jason Cundy in 2010 after 16 years of marriage amid claims he had been dishonest with opera singer Hannah Pedley.
The pair wed in 2015 and share a son.
Lizzie, who often presents on crimson carpets and does movie star interviews for ITV, says: “There was a time I actually wished all of it to finish. When my relationship broke down, I might take management of myself by means of not consuming, as a result of I used to be so insecure.
“Folks may see me joyful and smiling, however many occasions on the crimson carpet I used to be at my lowest.”
However James and Josh have by no means advised her to cease posting these snaps on social mediaCredit score: LIZZY CUNDY INSTAGRAM
Lizzie recalled how she needed to attend a movie premiere for overview present ITV At The Motion pictures in September 2010, a day after her ex-husband had ended their marriage.
She says: “I keep in mind on my first day of a job interviewing movie stars, I’d been crying my eyes out and had no sleep, as a result of the night time earlier than Jason had left me.
“I keep in mind my coronary heart hurting, however my mum saying, ‘Stand up, bathe, put your lipstick on and smile, and nobody will ever know’. And so I did, it was the most effective recommendation. Thank God for make-up.”
For years, Lizzie buried her trauma, earlier than starting remedy final 12 months.
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She attends weekly periods and credit counselling with serving to her to make peace with the previous.
She says: “I realised I wanted some assist, as a result of I used to cover it away.
“It’s so vital to speak. Should you bottle it up you’ll go down that slippery slope.
“Generally I might get up in tears and assume, ‘Why am I crying?’ But it surely’s as a result of I’ve by no means talked about it.”
Lizzie credit remedy with serving to her to make peace with the previousCredit score: lizziecundy/Instagram
In addition to remedy, Lizzie says becoming a member of Instagram three years in the past has been a large confidence enhance.
She provides: “I assumed after that large divorce, ‘I wish to be a powerful, glamorous lady. If I wish to costume attractive and be in cost, why not?’
“In a manner, if you find yourself married to a footballer, you sort of lose your id. However I needed to realise it was my time to shine, and I simply reinvented myself — with work, and with social media.
“I’m very fortunate — on my Instagram posts I’ve a lot positivity. If I ever get negativity, I snort and assume, ‘No less than I’ve obtained a response’.
“Significantly with what we’re going by means of, with individuals’s psychological well being points and the loneliness, we have to have enjoyable!”
Constructing her social media profile has even helped Lizzie to seek out a number of romances, although, she’s not giving a lot away as we speak.
She says: “I’m getting a variety of males contacting me on Instagram. There are a number of males [on the scene], however I’ve learnt to maintain issues personal for now.”
However one factor she gained’t be hiding is her fab saucy snaps.
She says: “We must always love our our bodies, love ourselves and simply be joyful as a result of who is aware of what’s not far away.”
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