Kelly Rowland Gets Ab-tastic for ‘Shape’ [Photos]

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Kelly Rowland’s abs take center stage for the October 2013 cover of Shape Magazine. Wearing a bikini bottom and barely there crop top, the new X Factor judge gives the scoop on her workout regimen and tackling those pesky cravings.

“I work out five or six times a week. I feel better, look better, sleep better….Being fit makes me feel sexy. Isn’t that everyone’s goal when they work out, to look good naked?,” she asks.

“When I want a steak, I grill some Portobello mushrooms and put a little goat cheese on them. And I’ve learned to satisfy my sweet tooth by replacing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with half a tablespoon of almond butter on half a banana.”

Smart advice, Kelly! And believe it or not, the former Destiny’s Child member also dishes on correctly a “flaw” that she says runs in the Rowland family.

“As I’m getting older, the Rowland family trait of having bigger bottoms is taking its toll on my hips and butt. The other day, [my trainer] had me doing squats that were so hard I wanted to kill her. But my behind is getting higher and tighter. Exercise really does change your body.”

Flip the page to see another shot from Kelly’s spread.