Kelly Osbourne: How I Made the Gym Fun


For the first time ever, Kelly Osbourne reveals her brand-new bikini body and tells Shape how she got fit…the healthy way. Here, she discusses how she got where she is today and shares her high-intensity workout, so you too can get moving like Kelly does.

Kelly arrives at the SHAPE cover shoot, sees the room full of gorgeous (but skimpy) suits and practically faints! “I’ve never worn a bikini in my whole life,” she says, holding a red one up to her newly slim body. “Am I really about to bare all to the entire world? I’m so nervous!”

Who can blame her? As the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy, Kelly was frequently taunted and criticized in the tabloids, not so much for her wild-child ways—or even her drug addiction—but for her weight. “I was called fat and ugly in the press almost my entire life,” says the 26-year-old. “I understand that being judged by others comes with the territory, but it broke my heart and ruined my self-esteem. It sets you up to hate yourself in a huge way. I was so angry about the things people said about me. I truly believe it’s the main reason I turned to Vicodin and ended up in rehab three times. I just hated myself.”

“I stopped hating the way I looked”
In the beginning, the hardest part wasn’t the workout, it was seeing her reflection in the mirror. “I would look at myself and think, ‘Ugh!’ I was miserable. To get to the gym—when you already don’t like yourself—is really hard. So I had to make it fun. I started wearing cute outfits and putting on a little bit of makeup. And as vain as it sounds, it really helped me because eventually I stopped hating the way I looked.”

All Kelly’s hard work has paid off—big time. “Ultimately, I’m really glad I lost the weight the way I did,” says Kelly. “I never thought in a million years I’d be that healthy girl who wakes up every morning to exercise. After being called ‘cherubic and chubby,’ I’m rocking a bikini! I feel silly, but I think I’m going to cry. Being on the cover of SHAPE is the biggest victory I could ever hope for.”


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