If you've somehow managed to miss it, just a note that Khloe Kardashian's body is INCREDIBLE right now (proof: this unretouched photo). Which is why this month, she's popped up on the September cover of the US Women's Health, to talk motivation, working out, and why she decided to get serious about toning up.
"It's a revenge body," Khloe tells the magazine. "It's just as much for all my critics who called me 'the fat one' for my entire existence. [...] It started around 2012. I was having a hard time with Lamar. 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."
"The first 45 days you're like, 'F**k this shit. 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?'"
She then explains that she's a bit of a foodie, and that pizza is part of her motivation for working out HARD. We can relate. "If I could control what I eat, I would have the best body ever," says Khloe. "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."
And as well as encouraging a bunch of us to invest a little more time and energy on those weighted squats, it turns out that Khloe's body is a source of inspiration to even Kanye. The highest compliment. "Kanye was like, 'I want you to come and be a fit model,'" reveals Khloe. "And I was like, 'Did you mean to call Kylie?' And he was like, 'No, I'm calling you. Your body vibes are my influence this year.'"
Aside from all the body stuff, the interview also sees Khloe discuss Caitlyn Jenner. FYI, this part of the chat happened before Caitlyn's appearance on Vanity Fair, hence the male pronouns:
"I think the best thing about all of us is that we genuinely give unwavering amounts of love and support and are so un-judgmental but always so supportive and encouraging, no matter what we do. I think we're a real family, and we show that people have ups and downs and that people are going to make mistakes, go through different journeys, have highs and have lows. But no matter what, we show that people have to stick together. You're family. You can't just turn your backs on your family. I think that stands true to just people. Bruce isn't our blood, but he's committed to our family, so we're going to stand by each other. He's gonna stand by us, we're gonna stand by him."
"I know she's Caitlyn now," she continued. "But she's still my father figure [in the same way that] single mothers can also take on both roles. We want her to be as happy and free as she needs to be."
By Ellen Scot
See the full story on Cosmopolitan.co.uk