Khloé Kardashian doesn’t ‘just want to be skinny’: ‘I want to be really strong’

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Khloé Kardashian loves working out for her “mind, body and soul” — not just to maintain her slim physique.

The Good American founder revealed that she’s a “fan of the gym” and the muscle that comes along with it.

“I like muscle. I know some girls, they just want to be slender, but I like to be muscular,” the 38-year-old told People. “[I like to] strengthen my body. I don’t just want to be skinny, I want to be really strong.”

The reality star continued, “Everyone has their own aspirations and body goals, but I love when I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have new muscle definition,’ or I finally have that tricep cut that I’ve always wanted.”

The “Kardashians” star — who often posts sultry gym selfies and workouts online — has had a difficult year after learning her her former fiancé, Tristan Thompson, fathered another woman’s baby.

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The reality star broke up with Thompson after it was revealed he fathered a child with another woman.

During the season premiere of the hit Hulu series, Kardashian said she felt a “dark cloud looming over me every single day,” after being blindsided by Thompson’s infidelity.

However, the mother of two was able to overcome the difficult days by channeling her energy into her workouts.

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Kardashian’s siblings pointed out her “skinny” figure on “The Kardashians,” expressing concern.

“Fitness just plays hand in hand with mental health, and when I just sit in the gym, I feel so accomplished,” she explained. “What you give to the gym, you get out of it.”

While Kardashian’s current focus is on building muscle, her sisters voiced their concern over her “very skinny” figure following the baby mama drama.

During an episode of the famous family’s reality show, Kim Kardashian revealed that Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner were worried about Khloé’s weight loss.

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The Good American founder says working out helps her “mental health.”
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“You look very skinny,” Kim, 42, said. “Not that I’m trying to out them, but they did text me and say that they were a little concerned for you because you’re really skinny.”

Although Khloé played off her family’s worries, fans also began to question the reality star’s well-being when she called herself a “fatty” for eating two of Kourtney Kardashian’s Lemme gummy vitamins.

The “Revenge Body” alum has been open about her body image issues over the past decade, which she says got worse when her family was thrust into the spotlight.

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Khloé often shows her workouts via social media.

“When the show first started I was very secure. Very secure,” she told Andy Cohen last year. “And then during the first couple of seasons I became insecure because of the public opinions of myself. Then I had a think I had a good run of being secure, and then I think recently I’ve become insecure again.”

Adding that “all the Perez Hiltons and all those blogs at the time” began to call her “fugly” or “all these crazy things.”

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