A MUM has told how she’s so happy with her toned pins that she even wears high heels to go grocery shopping.
Bikini fitness competitor Katarzyna Szumielewicz, 36, has enjoyed a huge glow-up since falling in love with the gym eight years ago.
The super fit swimming instructor has never felt more confident and now takes any opportunity to strut her stuff.
Katarzyna, from Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, says: “I wear a lot of high heels because I think my legs look great.
“I walk to Lidl in high heels and whenever I’m going shopping.
“I don’t care what people think. I’ve learned how to walk in high heels for competitions and I love how they make my legs look
“Bikini fitness is always about legs and glutes and hamstrings.
“I’m super proud of my legs”
She adds: “ My husband says that when we walk in the shop people are watching us.
“When I wear a dress and high heels people stare but I don’t care.
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“I’m focused on myself and my shopping basket.”
Katarzyna gets up at 4.30am as part of her strict exercise regime and has landed medals at several bikini fitness events.
She first got into fitness after going from a size 12 to size six when she felt like she was out of shape.
And her children are her biggest cheerleaders, regularly complimenting her looks and efforts.
She said: “My kids are proud of me, I think it's important especially for girls to know that you can have a job, a family and still follow your dreams.
“My daughter keeps telling me that I look better than other mums from school.
“I know I look good but stage image is also scored so hair, make-up and skin condition is important.
“I have to care about how I look.”
But Katarzyna has also faced nasty comments from strangers over her appearance.
“People say that I look tired all the time and like I’m not eating enough”, she said.
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“Others say heavy lifting will make me look like a man.
“But I am far away from someone who looks like a man and I am training five times per week.”
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