Teri Hatcher shares photo to make a point about aging and loving your body originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Teri Hatcher recently shared a photo of her fitness progress to make a point about loving your body at any age.
The former "Desperate Housewives" actress, who turned 55 on Sunday, said maintaining a healthy physique "has become a source of well being" in her life.
"So why actually post a pic of myself in a bikini? Well, this is my truth and being in this 55 year old body actually feels liberating," she captioned her post.
"I’ve finally figured out how to be comfortable in my own skin. Maybe not every day but a lot of them," she continued. "Age allows you to be clear on your purpose and cherish who and what you are grateful for."
The actress expanded on some things she has learned as she's grown older.
"You have enough age to see the miracle of life and enough youth to revel in that knowledge," she said. "You can be vulnerable and strong at the same time. You can forgive others and yourself."
"You know to make the most of every moment," she wrote about aging. "For me that is sharing joy & positivity, knowledge I’ve gained through experience, both successes and failures, and helping to lift others up."
She said that by sharing the photo with her followers, it was her way of "being open to others, open to life... finding glorious connection and community."
Hatcher encouraged her fan base to adopt "no filters, no makeup, no airbrushing, no negativity."
"Be strong enough to be vulnerable," she added.
The actress often shares photos and video documenting her intense training workouts and has garnered quite a fitness community on her Instagram.
In one of her most recent videos, featuring herself with a trainer, she dispensed some wellness advice for her followers.
"Find a community, stick to healthy food, get in a work out, and find your joy!" she wrote. "Baby steps, day by day, put in the work and you will see results."