Kelly Osbourne has had her share of ups and downs in the health department over the past few years, but the E! Fashion Police co-host says she's now at a point where she's more "secure and content" than she's ever been before.
The 28-year-old, who suffered from a frightening seizure while on-set for the show on March 7, tells the May issue of Self magazine that the startling health scare really woke her up to being grateful for where she's at now, imperfections and all.
"I never want to take my good health for granted," Osbourne told the magazine. "The seizure was 60 seconds, but those 60 seconds will change my life for the better forever. I've worked hard to get in shape, and I'm going to continue. Not because being 'skinny' is important, but because I want to feel good."
Osbourne stuns on the cover of the publication in a bright blue-and-pink patterned bikini that shows off her taut abs (and signature tattoos!). In the image, the lavender-haired reality star hoists a bunch of hula hoops over her head, one of Osbourne's preferred ways to work out.
The spunky TV personality has lost 70 pounds since 2009, but explains that it took a lot of "baby steps" to get to where she is now -- both physically and mentally.
"If you jump in the deep end, you're probably going to drown because you're just not going to like it," she said. "It starts by realizing you don't have to walk on a treadmill to work out. You can hike, kayak or say, 'Okay, I'm going to go out with my friends and not drink, and dance my ass off, and that's the same as working out.' Like, people don't realize that you just have to be physical, that's it."
Osbourne adds that something that helps her to maintain her healthy body image now is to make sure that she's focusing more on herself and less on other Hollywood stars.
"I don't compare myself to anybody else. It's okay to have a healthy envy and look up to somebody and set goals, but you have to realize that you're never going to be exactly that person," she said. "Wishing you were Angelina Jolie or J.Lo isn't going to change the fact that you're not. Why not start working with what you do have instead of what you don't?"
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kelly Osbourne Shows Off Toned Bikini Body: "I Don't Compare Myself to Anybody Else"
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