Kim Kardashian's Real Life
Off camera, the reality TV star reveals her perfect date night, her workout secrets, and her best and worst health habits.
It's not easy! But for me, it's all about feeling at my best. It's hard to eat well and work out all the time, but I know that looking my best makes me feel better. I'm really strict on discipline, because to get the results you want, you have to be. I try to always start my day with a workout.
What are your favorite exercises for when you're trying to get into even better shape?
Any stomach exercise really, really helps. Sit-ups and planks are great, and so are squats and lunges. And all of that stuff you can just do in your bedroom without any fitness equipment, which is great when you travel as much as I do.
What's your go-to healthy snack?
My favorite snack is dried fruit, since I'm trying not to eat as much candy anymore. Airports usually have great dried fruit to choose from.
What's your best and worst health habit?
My worst is definitely my sweet tooth. Cupcakes are my downfall! You can indulge every once in awhile, like once a week -- you can't kill yourself. My best habit is that I work out all the time, and I drink a lot of water. I don't really drink much soda.
What's your life philosophy?
You can get whatever you want, depending on how much effort and energy you put into it. Like at one point during the summer, Reggie and I weren't sure if we wanted to put in all the effort you need to maintain a great long-distance relationship. But we decided we do, so we put in that work and we have a great relationship. You can use the same motto for everything in life. If you put that effort in, you'll get what you want.
This is our Sex and the City-themed issue, so we have to ask: Which SATC character do you most relate to?
I'm like twins with Charlotte. I've had literally four boyfriends in my entire life. I was married for four years. I'm the relationship girl. I'm always at home cooking, wanting everything to be perfect.
How do you keep it real with your family and boyfriend, when the TV cameras are rolling all the time?
You don't really forget the cameras, because there's about 30 people standing behind you with a whole crew. But you obviously become more comfortable around them. I think it's the best way to tell our side of the story, through our eyes.
What do you do on your days off shooting, to unwind and recharge?
I'm a workaholic, and I really do love to work. But I'm really good at taking naps. I can take a quick nap, like a ten-minute snooze, and I'll be refreshed. Or just spending time with my friends relaxes me -- shopping, going to the movies, eating, and having sit-down time to chill and talk.