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Jennifer Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Love Their Curves

Loving the Hug of Their Curves

This week, the message in my neighborhood says one thing: people are going for it. There are more bikes and runners on my street, yoga mats have replaced takeout, and the gym is uncomfortably packed. Come January, this kind of behavior is pretty commonplace. The new year always seems to be the time when people set fitness goals, or at the very least, try to lose those extra holiday pounds.

But at a time when many of us are focusing on dropping the weight, Jennifer Lopez and Khloe Kardashian are declaring they love their extra little something to grab on to. I'll admit, it's refreshing to me when people in the public eye embrace their curves. It's nice to see that they aren't completely obsessed with their image, and I think it helps set realistic expectations to the public — especially since even the skinniest girls are getting airbrushed these days!

To hear what these two are saying about their curves,

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J Lo admits that as she's gotten older, her obsession with exercise has waned. And although she still works out, she's learned to embrace her curves — especially her butt, which she admits to being proud of: "It's true I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge."

Khloe Kardashian is also proud of her curvy figure and refers to her extra weight as "love curves." Since her marriage, the reality television star has gained seven pounds. Weight gain, as you know, is not unusual when you're in a relationship.

Make no mistake, I applaud any of you who are determined to drop some pounds this year. Just keep in mind that being healthy isn't always about weight on a scale, it's also about how you feel about yourself. So get out there, and get fit!

Image Source: Getty
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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
jkat and Spectra I agree with you. I like J-lo and Khloe's attitude. They are still curvy and are embracing their curves. Too often it's the stick-thin, curveless look of a 13 year old that is being pushed. And I do think that everyone should learn to embrace themselves and learn to love their body, however there is a point at which obese people need to recognize that being obese is unhealthy and does more harm to their body than good. You can be obese and love your body while still trying to get in better shape. I would think that if obese people love and embrace themselves, that they would want to get in better shape so that they are healthier and can live a longer, healthier life. Doing something hard so as to be healthier in the end shows a lot more love and self-respect than giving up and not doing anything about an unhealthy condition.
jkat jkat 6 years
EDM, body acceptance and loving yourself as a person are two completely different things (or at least they should be). I don't think obese people should hate themselves as people by any means. I do think they should be working to make their bodies healthier. Being fat doesn't make someone a bad person (obviously), and every person should love who they are as an individual.- We, as people, are not our bodies. If a person doesn't have a healthy body they are hurting themselves (and eventually) those they love. They should not embrace that, and should be working to get healthy and lose weight. The truth hurts...but the truth is that being overweight is the most dangerous thing you can do for your health, and no one should accept or embrace something that puts them at risk for a myriad of life-threatening problems. Working to get fit is probably the most loving thing people can for themselves.
EDM EDM 6 years
Spectra, you've done just what you said you'd set out not to do, which is knock women who are overweight and love their curves. Sorry, but what evidence do you have that they could be making "better decisions so their bodies can be as good as they can be"? And what does that mean, anyway? That they should be dieting and exercising themselves down to an "acceptable" size, no matter what the cost? You've made assumptions based on your own prejudices, as well as societal prejudices. Ones that drive women to disordered eating and low self-esteem. You cannot make a valid evaluation of someone's lifestyle based on their appearance. And what is the purpose of trying? It can be so disheartening that intelligent, progressive women can still hold onto such a soul-destroying prejudice and not even see it as problematic or hypocritical. I mean, you've got women who fancy themselves feminists--women who recognize that what a woman does to her body is her own business, as far as reproduction is concerned--condemning overweight people for, as they assume, doing the "wrong" thing with their bodies. WTH?!!! Fitsugar, I'd be happy to be your -ism police for you.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I like their attitudes about their bodies. They aren't obese or fat, they're in pretty good shape, and they appreciate what they've got. And not to knock women who are overweight and also love their curves, but most of them probably could be making better health decisions so that their bodies can be as good as they can be.
EDM EDM 6 years
Wait, jkat. So you're saying a woman is only allowed to love her body if she's within a "healthy" weight range? Is self-acceptance something you earn spending hours in the gym and cutting all refined carbs out of your diet, because I thought it was something all people should strive for, regardless of their body fat percentage. I must have completely missed the memo that said that I should loathe myself because my BMI is over 25. How dare I not conflate "health" with my worth as a person!! Thank you for schooling me.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
Although I've got a small waist and more than my share of derriere, losing weight or exercising doesn't mean they go away or change- in fact, the more I run, the more pronounced my behind gets. Booty, hips, and a small waist are not necessarily fixed on the amount of body fat you have, but more genetics. Look at the build of many black athletes- those women (and men!) are seriously fit, probably weigh less than you think, and have serious "curves". I am honestly so fed up with labelling that goes on with women's bodies, as curvy or thin or that or this and even more with the association between weight/fat/having-a-little-extra with curves and the converse with being thin or slim; I've decided the only thing I'll be describing as having "curves" in 2010, will be roads!
jkat jkat 6 years
I like it when women like Jennifer and Khloe embrace their curves because they are at a healthy weight and are embracing their natural bodies. They are not obese women saying they love their "curves" (i.e. their 100 lbs of extra fat that is inevitably going to kill them somehow). I think these women are great examples of taking care of your body, but not killing yourself to make it something it isn't (although I wish the Kardashians weren't endorsing that quick trim or whatever it's called).
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