Jessica Simpson reveals she almost got a breast reduction and why she loves her stomach

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Jessica Simpsoncame very close to downsizing her chest.

"My boobs just have their own life, they have a way of making themselves present...I thought I was going to get a breast reduction," Simpson candidly reveals in the September issue of Women's Health magazine.

Ultimately, the 36-year-old blond stunner decided against the surgery.

"But after having kids, I look at myself and I'm like, you know what, my boobs are actually really big, but I like how they are," she adds. "They're an asset, and Eric [Johnson, her husband] loves them still."

Simpson, who covers the fitness mag in black short-shorts while flashing her tight and toned midriff, has made it no secret that she works hard at her figure, but how does she stay motivated?

"I give myself so many excuses not to get on the treadmill, to not do that lunge," the mother of two shares. "Workouts are an emotional experience. I exercise to clear my head. It makes me stronger on every level."

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But it's not all work and no play for Simpson.

"Grilled cheese is amazing, a peanut butter and jelly is so good, but corn dogs are awesome," she says of which foods she can't resist off her children's plates.

Simpson is mom to daughter Maxwell, 4, and son Ace, 3, with husband Eric Johnson and she gushed to Women's Health that her growing family has certainly changed her workout regime.

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"Before I was a mom, I was dancing on tables at clubs and that was my workout," she admits. "Now I'm chasing kids. Your bicep curls are picking up your kids."

Becoming a mother has empowered the singer in more ways than one. "It's about loving who you are and what you can create and who you can be," she says. "If I take a selfie and I filter it and look great, that's not real. What is real is having a daughter look up to you."

"I hope I can instill something within them, a sense that they can just be who they are. It's a really hard thing to do," she adds of her little ones.

Simpson became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers back in 2012, and despite her huge success in slimming down, she says she's still her biggest critic.

"I'm hard on myself, I believe everything is a work in progress. But that's okay. I do love my legs, but my favorite physical attribute is my nose, because it's not perfect," she explains.

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"But recently, since I've worked out so hard, I'm also loving my stomach -- knowing I grew babies in it, and then having to go through a transformation and just owning it," Simpson notes. She adds that "media scrutiny sucks. "I can't sit here and say I don't notice it. I will never understand why people take someone down for what you look like," she continues. "If I had a character flaw, take me down. But a body flaw? That's not important."

The fashion designer even took her weight ups and downs into consideration when designing her new athletic-wear line, The Warm Up.

"I have been every size there is, so I know what looks good on a variety of body types," she says regarding the multiple plus-size options within the line. "Every woman should feel like she can wear what the model is wearing down the runway."

Simpson goes on to offer out some advice to women and how they see one another.

"It's interesting because I feel like all women are very jealous of each other, but they are also supportive of each other," she points out. "If we can all own what we love about ourselves, we won't have to have the jealous part."

PHOTOS: Jessica Simpson through the years

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Eric Johnson (L) and fashion designer Jessica Simpson leave their Noho hotel on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen at La Guardia Airport on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0324 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jessica Simpson during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 8, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson and Mike Gansmoe ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Singer/fashion designer Jessica Simpson poses for photographs after ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson Collection Presentation Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jessica Simpson Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend Jessica Simpson Collection - Presentation - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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