Most people I know react very strongly — read: absolute adoration or total disgust — to the Kardashians. And even though I sit somewhere in the middle, I was surprised to see Kim on the latest cover of Shape, since I, like most people, am used to seeing her in more celebrity-driven publications or on her hit reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Besides talking to Kim about her love for working out and eating right, the magazine relays Kim's message of embracing your body, regardless of size. There's also a great slideshow of the cardio sculpting workout Kim does with her trainer Gunnar Peterson. And while the reality star comes across as being positive, I wished they would have asked her why she continues to promote QuickTrim diet products with such vigor, and whether or not she thinks it sends a mixed message to her audience.
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Here are the highlights:
- On the dedication it takes to stay fit: "There's nothing easy about being fit and healthy. I'd never say, 'Take this and eat whatever you want or don't work out.' That's not realistic. To look and feel my best, I watch my calories and exercise. And right now, I can honestly say I'm in the best shape of my life!"
- On having cellulite: "I have cellulite, just like almost every other woman on the planet. And just because I feel secure with my body doesn't mean I think cellulite is cute! It will always be an issue for me. So let's just say it's a work in progress!"
- On eating healthy: "I finally said enough with the junk food . . . These days I prefer salads with grilled chicken or turkey burgers without the bun."
- On learning to embrace her curves: "I was only 10 when I started developing breasts . . . I remember crying in the bathtub. I took a washcloth, made it really hot, put it over my chest, and prayed, 'Please don't let them grow any bigger! They're embarrassing me' . . . But I watched my mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and she helped me with my outlook."