Vicky Pattison slips into an animal print bikini at a health retreat in Ibiza as she introduces her new arrival with boyfriend Ercan Ramadan

She has always been open about her battle with body image, with the star's size fluctuating between a size 16 and a size six over the years. 

And Vicky Pattison shared a motivational message on Instagram on Monday, in which she declared 'you are not alive just to lose weight'.

The 31-year-old former Geordie Shore beauty's motivational words came as she posed up a storm in an animal print bikini, hours after revealing she and boyfriend Ercan Ramadam were now 'proud parents' to a ferret. 

Sizzling: Vicky Pattison, 31, flaunted her cleavage in an animal print bikini as she declared 'you are not alive just to lose weight' in a motivational message during health retreat stay

Sizzling: Vicky Pattison, 31, flaunted her cleavage in an animal print bikini as she declared 'you are not alive just to lose weight' in a motivational message during health retreat stay

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Leaning over the camera, the reality put her ample assets on full display in the sizzling two-piece at a health retreat in Ibizaas she proved her healthier lifestyle is paying off.

Vicky pouted her lips in the selfie as she shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of gold-rimmed sunglasses.

She accessorised with delicate gold necklaces, while her brunette tresses fell around her face as she relaxed on a beach.

Alongside the image, Vicky wrote: 'You are not alive just to pay bills and lose weight. 

Family: The day before, Vicky took to Instagram to share a picture of herself cradling her new pet, revealing she and boyfriend Ercan Ramadam were now 'proud parents' to a ferret

Family: The day before, Vicky took to Instagram to share a picture of herself cradling her new pet, revealing she and boyfriend Ercan Ramadam were now 'proud parents' to a ferret

'You are alive to laugh, to fall in love, to travel, to experience new things, to meet new people, to enjoy food, to feel sand between your toes, to be amazed at what your body is capable of, to dance til the sun comes up... you are alive to LIVE.'

She continued: 'Make sure you don’t forget that ♥️ Grateful to be spending some time @kin_retreats, taking some time for myself, giving yoga a real go and putting my well being first. Feeling so blessed. NAMASTE. 

'(See?! I’m practically a b****y yogi already).

The day before, Vicky took to Instagram to share a picture of herself cradling her new pet, a ferret. 

Plugging her new reality show, Vicky penned: 'IT’S A...... FERRET!!!!! So happy to announce that @ercan_ram and I are now proud parents to this fluffy little f**k... 

'Tonight at 7pm you can see how My wonderful fella found the way to my heart... Through fuzzy creatures of course!!!' 

Health: Vicky discussed her battle with body image as she reflected on her yo-yoing weight (pictured left as a size six)
Feeling motivated: Admitting she has gained some weight this year but was no longer the 'sad girl', Vicky told her fans she was determined to get back on track (pictured at a Cyprus fitness retreat last month)

Health: Vicky discussed her battle with body image as she reflected on her yo-yoing weight (pictured left as a size six) 

The Newcastle native also shared several images from her health stay, including healthy meals, a yoga class and an infinity pool with stunning views across the Spanish island.  

Sharing an Instagram throwback of herself at her slimmest last month, she revealed there was a time where was convinced she was 'fat', yet trained twice a day, counted the blueberries on her porridge and never ate at restaurants. 

Admitting she has gained some weight this year but was no longer the 'sad girl', Vicky told her fans she was determined to get back on track and 'fall in love' with fitness again.

In a lengthy post, the former Geordie Shore star candidly wrote: 'Same girl, very different person...It has taken me years to realise that health & fitness should not look like this picture on the left.

'I remember the day this was taken, I was hungry (to be fair I always am) & I was miserable, I was in the smallest women’s size available & was contemplating shopping in the children’s section. I thought I was fat.

'I’m not 110% happy with how I look': Vicky vowed over the next few months she was embarking on an exciting journey of self discovery and 'fall in love with fitness again' (pictured last month)

'I’m not 110% happy with how I look': Vicky vowed over the next few months she was embarking on an exciting journey of self discovery and 'fall in love with fitness again' (pictured last month)

'Can you believe that? I was sad because I thought I looked fat. I was sad because I counted how many blueberries I put on my porridge every morning (like some kind of crazed calorie obsessed Carol Vorderman), I didn’t drink, I never ate in restaurants & I trained twice a day.

'Now look at the girl on the right- yip, I’ve gained some weight this year.. I’m not 110% happy with how I look.

'But I’ve been busy & I’m not going to be so hard on myself. But she is happy, she is strong, she is in a healthy & loving relationship & she lives a full & exciting life filled with travel, adventure, carbs & aperol spritz!

Change: The former Geordie Shore beauty revealed that she intends to kick-start her lifestyle after feeling uncomfortable and living in fear of someone 'taking a picture' of her
Keeping it real: The former I'm A Celebrity jungle queen was praised by a slew of reality stars for her frank and honest admission

Change: The former Geordie Shore beauty revealed that she intends to kick-start her lifestyle after feeling uncomfortable and living in fear of someone 'taking a picture' of her 

'I will never go back to that sad girl on the left- it wasn’t the life for me.'

Vicky vowed over the next few months she was embarking on an exciting journey of self discovery and 'fall in love with fitness again'.

She said while she would like to lose a couple of dress sizes, her mission instead was for her mental health and to feel 'strong and sassy'.

The former I'm A Celebrity jungle queen was praised by a slew of reality stars for her frank and honest admission.

Gabby Allen wrote: 'you're amazing'. Fellow Love Island alum said:'Unreal work this Vicky', while Jess Wright added: 'Amen'.

Hard: Vicky continued: 'I was sad because I thought I looked fat. I was sad because I counted how many blueberries I put on my porridge every morning' (pictured last year)

Hard: Vicky continued: 'I was sad because I thought I looked fat. I was sad because I counted how many blueberries I put on my porridge every morning' (pictured last year)

Vicky Pattison slips into an animal print bikini at a health retreat as she introduces new arrival

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