Saira Khan has opened up about her weight loss journey in a series of sizzling snaps.
The Loose Women star, 50, embarked on a transformation journey at the start of the year, and has been keeping fans updated on her newfound fitness routine.
Saira jetted to a wellness retreat in Spain earlier this week, and reflected on her personal achievements in a lengthy statement posted on Instagram.
She posted a photo of herself wearing a pair of bikini bottoms, but ditched the top, instead maintaining her modesty by having her back to the camera.
She wrote: “I rarely take time to reflect on what I have personally achieved in my life. Not in terms of material possessions, but as a person emotionally and spiritually.
“I’ve just always strived for more and more without taking the time to stop, breathe and pat myself on the back and to be truly grateful, thankful and proud of where I’ve come from to where I am now.
“The house, cars, clothes, etc are not the signs of success – for me it’s being happy with the person I am, having my family, friends and health. All these things I’ve worked hard for and overcome obstacles to achieve them against all the odds.”
She added: “These are all the things money can’t buy – but are a reflection of your values and priorities.”
Taking time to reflect helps me to put things into perspective, and not be so hard on myself. If you can give yourself 15 mins today, just stop and give yourself a pat on the back if you think you deserve it.If you don’t, nobody else will.
Saira concluded: “You are doing better than you think. Appreciate your efforts and enjoy them today.”
The TV presenter also posted a before and after bikini snap after spending seven days at a wellness sanctuary.
She told her followers her week at the retreat wasn’t about “weight loss,” explaining “it was just about escaping from ‘noise’ and finding myself again”.
Saira added: “In this photo what you can’t see is the amount of inner strength I have gained from this week. I feel like a different woman – stronger, fitter, healthier, happier.”
The mum-of-two, who turned 50 in June, kicked started her fitness overhaul in January and set herself the challenge of fitting herself into an old pair of jeans – something she managed to achieve in May.