Demi Lovato embraces her body in empowering post: 'I'm letting go of my perfectionism'

Demi Lovato is taking a new attitude into 2018. The Confident singer shared an inspiring message with her Instagram followers on Thursday, January 4, about her continued quest to embrace her body. "So, I'm insecure about my legs in this picture but I'm posting it because I look so happy and this year I've decided I'm letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self-criticism," the 25-year-old wrote alongside a photo of herself smiling while wearing a bikini on a beach. 

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 target=VIEW GALLERY Demi opened up about her goal to be happier with her body in 2018 Photo: Instagram/@demilovato

She added: "Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I'm feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life. #EDrecovery."

MORE: Demi Lovato gets candid about her past in Simply Complicated documentary 

Last year, Demi released her new documentary, Simply Complicated, based on her recovery and her ongoing struggle. Speaking about the project, the Disney Channel alum told Teen Vogue: "It was really hard to talk about on camera. But I knew that if I was honest, it would help somebody understand. Sometimes I'm not perfect with my recovery and my eating issues, but I keep fighting. And I want people to see that."

 target=VIEW GALLERY Demi has been open about her eating disorder Photo: Instagram/@demilovato 

In the documentary, Demi also revealed that she had an eating disorder relapse in 2016 following her break-up from actor Wilmer Valderrama. She shared, "There are issues that I haven’t conquered yet that I know I won’t conquer if I’m relying on somebody else to take care of the loneliness. I just wasn’t ready and there was so much in my life that I hadn’t explored yet."

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