Khloe Kardashian lost 30 pounds last year and feels fitter than she has in years.
"I've lost around 30 pounds, and I'm feeling good," Kardashian told Cosmopolitan. "I've worked very hard on my body so I think now I can sex it up a little! My 2014 mission is to wear a crop top with jeans. I've never done that, so it has to happen one day."
The 5-foot-10 Kardashian, who has struggled with weight her entire life, works out four to five days a week doing boxing and lots of cardio exercise. Khloe also hikes, does Pilates, and circuit-trains.
Kardashian doesn't follow any extreme diets, but makes sure to eat small portions of healthy foods and snacks. "I don’t deprive myself of food," she said. "It’s everything in moderation, so if I need something sweet I’ll have a bite or two."
Kardashian is now a confident young woman, but revealed she was hurt when her mother, Kris Jenner, suggested she get plastic surgery as a child.
"She didn’t mean harm, but when I was around nine I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job," Khloe recalled. "I was shocked. I hadn't even thought about it. I've grown into my face but I've had makeup artists tell me, 'You should get a nose job.'"
Khloe has steadfastly refused to cave in to the pressure to get plastic surgery, but admitted her mom's comments haunt her to this day. "Words are the most powerful weapon," she said. "They can leave scars forever."
Meanwhile, Jenner has reportedly spent $1 million on plastic surgery in a bid to stay young-looking. Kris has admitted getting two breast augmentations, Botox and liposuction, but has reportedly had a nose job and other procedures.
Khloe said she's happy that she never got cosmetic surgery. "I'm so happy that I never have," she said. "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery.
"I'm not against it. One day I probably will, but it would be on my terms. I won't be bullied into it by social media or anyone else. I love my body and always have done."
Kardashian has had a rough past few months, and recently filed for divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom amid rumors of his rampant drug abuse. Despite the drama of last year, Khloe is looking ahead to her future with optimism and hope.
"I love the new year, new beginnings," she said. "I need a good fresh start. We can't fix our mistakes and imperfections, so let's have fun."