Kate Hudson in Self May 2014: I’ll Never Have Legs Like Gisele

Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:28 PM GMT

Every women has insecurities, including the stunning Kate Hudson who admits that she learned to look past her flaws in the May 2014 issue of Self magazine.

While posing in her favorite workout gear for the Miguel Reveriego-shot spread, the “Wish I Was Here” babe talked about accepting her body and the importance of her mother, Goldie Hawn.

Check out a few highlights from Kate’s interview below and for more, head over to Self!

On insecurities:
"I've had insecurities. I can look at a picture of [Gisele Bündchen] all day long and say, 'I'll never have legs that long or lips that big.' You have to honor who you are."

On relationship struggles:
"Relationships are the most challenging things. It's where you do the most work in your life. You come face-to-face with yourself, and if you can deal with realizing we're all flawed, accept it and work with it, you might have a really amazing, lasting relationship."

On her parents courtship:
"If I look at my parents, who've been together thirty-something years, I'd say no matter what they've been through, they share similar values and really like each other. It sounds easy, but it's not."

On the women in her life:
"My mom once said something so poignant to me: 'Honor your female friendships, because men can come and go, but when we nurture our relationships with women, they can be forever.' I really believe that. My girlfriends are so important to me. They've been my rock-solid foundation."

On staying grounded:
"I think happiness is a practice, but not the sort you find in self-help books, where you smile and have a vision board. You're fooling yourself to think that's how you're going to find it. I love the idea of a gratitude journal, but there are times when mine turns into a venting journal. Not so grateful, just a big ol' vent!"

On health and fitness:
“My workout mantra is 'break a sweat every day, even if it's just for 20 minutes… I make sure I eat well without depriving myself of the things that I love. I indulge at least three times a week."

Photo Credit: Miguel Reveriego for SELF

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