Heidi Klum covers the December issue of Shape magazine and gets candid about her body.
Klum, who is the mother of four children, spills on accepting her body, “I’m now 43, my stomach has stretched in and out and in and out and in and out four times. I’ve breastfed four children. You just have to embrace it, go with it, just roll with it.”
The “America’s Got Talent” judge and “Project Runway” host is busy, so finding time to work out on top of being a mother is hard, so she tries to be as active as possible and find balance, “I don’t have time for workouts every day. Being the mother of four kids is a workout in itself! Balancing my work and their schedules makes it hard to find time for a traditional exercise routine, so we try to do as many outdoor activities as a family as possible. We love to go on bike rides, take our dogs hiking, or jump on the trampoline. That’s the best way to stay fit and healthy—do things that don’t feel like work,” she says.
Klum has come to love her shape because it’s her own. “At the end of the day, it’s not what anyone else thinks about my body but how I feel about myself. I’m working it and owning it!”
She’s also a lingerie designer with a new line of swimwear out, so what’s her tip to finding the perfect swimsuit? Klum says it’s out there, you just have to find it. “I’ve been modelling swimsuits and lingerie for my entire career, which is now more than 22 years, and it’s something that I truly know and love. I’ve tried on everything you can imagine, and I’ve seen what works well in real life. It’s all about finding a swimsuit in a shape and fit you like and feel happy in.”
Even for this former Victoria’s Secret supermodel, finding motivation is hard but she always thinks of the bigger picture. “I remind myself that I’m staying active and eating right to live a better and healthier life. I want to be as healthy as possible for myself and my family.”