Khloé Kardashian Says Her Dedication to Fitness Began as a "Revenge Body"

Khloé Kardashian has been on a fitness kick lately, and it's safe to say that the results are working. The reality star's Instagram is full of inspiring gym selfies that show her sweating and lifting her way to a healthier lifestyle. She even recently divulged one of her favorite weight-loss tips: cutting out bad habits, like soda, rather than going on a diet. Now, as Women's Health's newest cover girl, Khloé is dishing on even more of her slim-down secrets. Keep reading for Khloé's best healthy-living quotes from the cover interview, and see some of her snaps from Women's Health's September issue.

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On how she started working out: “It started around 2012. I was having a hard time with [husband at-the-time NBA star] Lamar [Odom]. It was toward the end of our union, and there was so much drama. I needed a release. At first it was so hard. It was baby steps, but I started feeling so much better. I’ve known Gunnar [Peterson] since I was 15. My mom would take me to school, but I would have to go early for her training session, and I’d see Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez, and Cameron Diaz. So when I was like, ‘I’m going to [start] a fitness routine,’ that’s who I called.”

On indulging: "I love treating myself. I’m a foodie. If I could control what I eat, I would have the best body ever. But because I have no self-control, and I don’t really care to have it, I have to work harder. I would rather work out harder and eat what I want, in moderation. I’m not going to eat a whole cake, but last night I had pizza. If I want a pizza, I’m gonna have it. So I had pizza last night and it made me very happy."

On hating to exercise when she first started: “The first 45 days you’re like, ‘F*ck this sh*t.’ You’re exhausted, you’re sore, and I actually felt fatter because I was swollen. If you keep going, you’re eventually like, ‘Wow, is that an indentation on my arm? Yeah, it’s a revenge body. But it’s just as much for all my critics who called me ‘the fat one’ for my entire existence.”

On the enviable genetics of younger sisters Kendall and Kylie: “I’m not going to put on a bikini, sit on the floor with my legs crossed, and eat a burger. When I see my little sisters do that, I’m like, ‘Ugh, these bitches.’ I know they’re not doing it on purpose. This is how they really eat and it’s so annoying."

Read the full interview in the September 2015 issue of Women's Health Magazine, available on newsstands Aug. 11.