Kim Kardashian West is her own biggest critic
Kim Kardashian West is her own "biggest critic" and her husband Kanye West is her "biggest supporter".
The 35-year-old star - who has children North, three, and Saint, eight months, with the rapper - admits she struggles to always be happy with her body but her spouse, 39, gives her the "confidence" she needs to embrace her curvy frame.
She said: "I'm my own biggest critic, and Kanye is my biggest supporter.
"He always encourages me, and makes me feel confident about owning all my curves and showing them off."
The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star gained a lot of weight in both her pregnancies and felt envious of women who got back into shape a few weeks after giving birth.
She wrote on her official website and app: "I was so jealous of women who had these cute little baby bellies and would gain 25 pounds - and then, a few weeks after giving birth, somehow look exactly like they did before they were pregnant. That's not me."
Kim admits she felt "nervous" after having North about ever getting her pre-pregnancy figure back.
She wrote: "Having a positive self-image has always been important to me because it affects so many aspects of my life: my work, my relationship with my husband and my life as a mom.
"After I had [North], there was a part of me that was nervous about whether I'd be able to get back to anywhere near my pre-pregnancy weight and feel confident again, since I was now 50 pounds heavier. I knew I had to put in a lot of work, but I got there - it took me a good six or seven months. After 10 months, I felt like I was even better than before. I was curvier. I really felt like all the hard work paid off."
And after giving birth to Saint, Kim - who admits she felt more comfortable with her changing shape in her second pregnancy - set a number of fitness goals, even though they weren't easy to reach.
She admitted: "I decided to set goals for myself. I was motivated, but it was tough! It isn't easy to just bounce back."
The brunette beauty hopes her ongoing quest to be comfortable with her body is inspiring for other women, in particular her own daughter.
She said: "As North gets older, she'll start to be more aware of herself and her body. Her attitude toward her body is directly related to my own, so it's my responsibility to make sure she understands that positive body image comes from having a healthy self-esteem.
"We all have our hang-ups and things we might want to change, but my curves make me who I am. So I embrace my body and the changes I've gone through. If anything, those changes remind me of what I'm able to create with my body: two little angels that I love beyond words."